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Dr. Susan W. Stinson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0266

Scope and Contents

The Dr. Susan W. Stinson Papers contain materials related to Stinson's personal life and her professional career as a dancer and educator. The collection contains Stinson's choreography, correspondence, faculty materials, teaching materials, writings, newspaper clippings, and audiovisual materials.

The professional materials in the collection include materials related to Stinson's career. This series includes choreography, UNCG faculty materials, conference materials, annual review and tenure materials, course evaluations, curricula, and research projects. The audiovisual materials include VHS recordings of Stinson teaching and records of music for teaching dance.

The collection also contains some personal materials, which are mainly her student materials. The student materials include essays and other written work from her undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral studies.

Dates

  • 1960-2012 and undated

Creator

Extent

13.5 Linear Feet (8 boxes of records, 1 box of LPs)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Dr. Susan W. Stinson was a professor in the Department of Dance at UNCG and served for several years as the head of the department. She joined the UNCG faculty in 1979 and retired in 2013. Stinson received a BA in Sociology, magna cum laude, from Hood College in 1968. She earned an MA in Dance Education from George Washington University in 1970. In 1984, Stinson earned an EdD from UNCG.

Stinson taught dance to students from pre-school through senior adults and received several awards and honors during her career. In 1976, she was selected as a Dance Movement Specialist by the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1988, she was recipient of an Alumni Teaching Excellence Award. And, in 1997, she was elected chair of Dance and the Child: International.

The Dr. Susan W. Stinson Papers contain materials related to Stinson's personal life and her professional career as a dancer and teacher. The collection contains Stinson's choreography, correspondence, faculty materials, teaching materials, writings, newspaper clippings, and audiovisual materials.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in four series: Professional Materials, University Materials, Writings, and Audio/Visual Materials. Each series is arranged either alphabetically or chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. Susan W. Stinton, November 2013.

Offensive Language Statement

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Title
Dr. Susan W. Stinson Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Laura Silva and Suzanne Sawyer
Date
Processed March 2019. Entered into ArchivesSpace June 2019.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

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

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