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Jan Van Dyke Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0432

Scope and Contents

The Jan Van Dyke Papers contains materials related to Van Dyke's personal life and professional career as a dancer, teacher, and administrator. The collection contains Van Dyke's choreography, correspondence, faculty materials, teaching materials, photographs, newspaper clippings, and video recordings.

The collection contains materials related to various dance groups that Van Dyke helped form, including the John Gamble/Jan Van Dyke Dance Group, Jan Van Dyke and Dancers, and the Jan Van Dyke Dance Group. These materials include general files, photographs, fliers, programs, video recordings, and other ephemera.

The professional materials in the collection include materials related to Van Dyke's career. This series incldues choreography, UNCG faculty materials, annual review and tenure materials, course evaluations, syllabi and readings, and research projects.

The collection also contains personal materials, which include correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, artifacts, and student materials. The student materials include essays and other written work from elementary school through college, graduation announcements, notebooks, and scrapbooks.

Dates

  • 1941 - 2015
  • Other: Date acquired: 2015 June 04

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Extent

24.60 Linear Feet (16 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Jan Van Dyke was a professor in the Department of Dance at UNCG, and the head of that department from 2006-2011. Van Dyke received an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Educational Foundations from UNCG in 1989.

The Jan Van Dyke Papers contains materials related to Van Dyke's personal life and professional career as a dancer, teacher, and administrator. The collection contains Van Dyke's choreography, correspondence, faculty materials, teaching materials, photographs, newspaper clippings, and video recordings.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in three series: Dance Company Materials, Professional Materials, and Personal Materials. Each series is arranged either alphabetically or chronologically.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Jan Van Dyke in June 2015. Additional materials given by Sue Stinson, 2015-2016.

Offensive Language Statement

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Processing Information

Processed by Patrick Dollar in September 2017.
Title
Jan Van Dyke Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Patrick Dollar
Date
09/30/2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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