Kate Barrett Collection of Scottish Country Dances
Scope and Contents
The Kate Barrett Collection dates from 1911 to 1963 and contains music and dance instructions for different types of Scottish Country dances, which include reels, jigs, strathspeys, and waltzes. The material was gathered while she was teaching at The Rodean School, Brighton, England from 1959 to 1961. During her time there, Barrett joined a Scottish Dance Club that met once a week; the club gave some of the music to her and she purchased other pieces. Barrett found this material useful after her return to the United States, when she found some limited opportunities to teach Scottish dance.
- 1911 - 1963
- Barrett, Kate R. (Person)
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Collection is open for research.
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Biographical or Historical Information
Kate Barrett (1935- ) spent several decades as a professor and award-winning leader in the field of physical education.
Born in New York City, Barrett secured her bachelor's degree in physical education from the the Boston-Bouve College of Tufts University in 1957. She continued her studies in educational gymnastics/dance from 1960 to 1961 at the Chelsea College of Physical Education in Sussex, England; received her master's degree in physical education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1964; and was granted a doctorate in Physical Education (with a minor in Curriculum/Instruction) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1969. That same year, Barrett completed post-doctoral study with a concentration in Educational Dance at the Worcester College of Education in England.
Barrett began her association with UNCG in 1970 when she was appointed a professor in the Department of Physical Education.For the spring term of 1977-1978, she was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Physical Education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Barrett was the recipient of an Alumni Teaching Excellence Award at UNCG in 1984, and in 1985, she received the Outstanding Alumni Award from Northeastern University in Boston. Barrett accepted the position of Director of Teacher Education at UNCG in 1989, and continued in that position until her retirement in 1996.
For a more detailed account of Barrett's publications and achievements, see her file in the University Archives. Barrett is still active on the UNCG Board of Trustees and was responsible for securing many of the physical education and dance collections in the UNCG archives.
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Kate Barrett (1935- ) spent several decades as a professor and award-winning leader in the field of physical education. She is still active on the UNCG Board of Trustees and was responsible for securing many of the physical education and dance collections in the UNCG archives. The Kate Barrett Collection dates from 1911 to 1963 and contains manuscript notes, a book, and 17 pieces of dance music.
Method of Acquisition
Gift of Kate Barrett, 1998.
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