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Virginia Putnam Papers

 Collection
Identifier: D110

Overview

Virginia Putnam was a dance studio owner and costume designer in Denver, CO who volunteered with local ballet companies including Metropolitan Denver Civic Ballet and Colorado Ballet. This collection contains scrapbooks and costumes created and designed by Virginia Putnam.

Dates

  • 1932-1989

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Biographical / Historical

Virginia Collins Putnam was one of the founders of the Metropolitan Denver Civic Ballet. In 1960, Virginia left the company with Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker to form Colorado Concert Ballet. Virginia was a student of Lillian Cushing and for many years had her own dance studio. She was known for her volunteerring with Colorado Concert Ballet including being a board member, costume designer, company manager, and choreographer.

Extent

5.0 Linear Feet (3 containers)

Scope and Contents

This collection contains scrapbooks with clippings, photos, and text documents and costumes.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 2 series: Scrapbooks and Textiles.

Related Materials

Virginia Putnam is a 2007 Living Legend of Dance. Her interview has been placed in: Friends of Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library 'Living Legends of Dance' Oral Histories (D009.06.0004.00005).
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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