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Gladys Andrews Fleming Papers

Identifier: MSS 0065

Scope and Contents

The Gladys Andrews Fleming Papers date from 1939 to 1983 and contain conference and workshop materials, correspondence, publications, educational documents, biographical materials, honors and awards.


  • 1939 - 1983


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Collection is open for research.

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

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Biographical or Historical Information

Gladys Andrews Fleming was born March 13, 1908 in Lynn, Massachusetts. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1932 from the Michigan College of Education and a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1939. From 1944 to 1948, Fleming served as Supervisor of the Recreation Area in the Pacific and Far East for the American Red Cross. In 1949, she was the official representative from the United States at the International Lingiad (World Physical Education Congress) in Sweden. Fleming taught at New York University from 1949 to 1965, and completed the requirements for a doctoral degree in education from New York University in 1952. While there, she developed a graduate program in the Creative Arts in which movement (dance) was an important element. She developed a similar program while teaching at Trenton State College 1965 to 1969. From 1969 to 1978, she taught at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Fleming was active in the National Association and Eastern District Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, as well as various state and national units. She published several works on creativity, creative movement and physical education for children.


3.40 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

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Gladys Andrews Fleming was a professor of physical education and a leader in the field of movement education. The Gladys Andrews Fleming Papers date from 1939 to 1983 and contain conference and workshop materials, correspondence, publications, educational documents, biographical materials, honors and awards.

Arrangement Note

Boxes 1-3 include primarily writings, biographical materials, conference and workshop materials, awards and honors, biographical materials, and research materials. Boxes 4-8 contain primarily NYU theses and dissertations in dance, alphabetized by author. Box 9 contains conference and meeting materials.

Method of Acquisition

Donated by Gladys Andrews Fleming, January 1982 and October 1983.

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Repository Details

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

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