Creator: McFarlane, Ida Kruse, 1872-1940
Abstract: Ida Kruse McFarlane was a patron and advocate of arts, literature, music, and theater. Ida Kruse McFarlane was a prominent professor and head of the English Department at the University of Denver until her death in 1940. McFarlane’s Collection contains a variety of materials ranging from 1890 to 1975. The items in the collection include: notebooks containing lecture notes and materials relating to a course titled “Modern Culture” that she instructed, a bound thesis dated 1890, a manuscript titled “The Opera: The Book,” two notebooks containing a hand written transcription of “Beowulf,” a collection of various materials such as collected stories, author profiles, and notes labeled as “Notes for a Novel,” and collected ephemera containing theater programs, pamphlets, notes, and author profiles.
Abstract: The International Choreographed Ballroom Dance Association was started as the National Round Dance Board of Review in 1976-1977, became the Universal Round Dance Council in 1977, and changed to its current name in late 2007. The collection primarily consists of official newsletters and convention syllabi from 1979-2012, plus organizing correspondence from 1976-1979, official convention recordings from 2004-2005, and some ephemera.
Creator: Underhill, Ruth, 1883-1984
Abstract: Anthropologist Ruth Murray Underhill served as Supervisor of Indian Education with the U.S. Indian Service from 1942-1948 and was professor of Anthropology at the University of Denver from 1948-1952. She was born in Ossining, New York on August 22, 1883 and graduated from Vassar College in 1905 with a B.A. in comparative literature. She earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University in 1934 and worked for the U.S. Indian Service (later the Bureau of Indian Affairs). Underhill was involved in the Indian Visiting Program of the American Friends Service Committee, a peace and service organization affiliated with the Quaker Church. Her publications that have manuscripts in this collection include Earth people: the story of the Navaho; First came the family; Red Man's religion; Red Man's America; and Southwest Indians. Ruth M. Underhill's papers consist primarily of materials from 1950-1969 and include course materials from her teaching at the University of Denver: lecture notes, exams, syllabi, course descriptions and bibliographies. Her work with Native American tribes in education, training, employment and political issues is reflected in the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs publications and memos, newspaper clippings, newspapers, newsletters, convention papers, booklets, and correspondence. Also includes manuscripts, galley proofs, and typescripts of books as well as journal articles, journal reprints.