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Jean Knapp Marsh Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0140

Scope and Contents

The Jean Knapp Marsh Papers date from approximately the 1920s to 1992 and include teaching materials, sheet music, typescript and manuscript music, a scrapbook of dance/costume materials, and photographs.

Dates

  • circa 1920-1992

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.

Biographical or Historical Information

Jean Knapp Marsh received her bachelor's degree in 1943 from the State University of New York at Cortland; studied at Jacob's Pillow, University of the Dance in 1944; and received her master's degree from Texas Woman's University in 1946. She taught physical education and was Head of Dance at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri from 1946 to 1947, and went on to teach physical education and dance at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, Towson State College in Maryland, and the University of Maryland before retiring in 1978.

Ms. Marsh was active in physical education organizations at both the state and national level, including the National Association for Physical Education for College Women, the National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (charter member) and the National Foundation for Physical Education and Recreation. She served on various committees and executive boards of these organizations during her professional career. Ms. Marsh's interest in the creative arts was not limited to dance; she was also an accomplished photographer.

Extent

1.40 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Jean Knapp Marsh was a leader in the field of physical education and dance. The Jean Knapp Marsh Papers date from approximately the 1920s to 1992 and include teaching materials, sheet music, typescript and manuscript music, a scrapbook of dance/costume materials, and photographs.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Jean Knapp Marsh, March 1997; delivered by Kate Barrett, School of HHP; addition to collection, June 26, 2006, gift of WE Marsh.

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Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff.
Title
Jean Knapp Marsh Papers
Author
Archives staff
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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