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Sears Family Papers

Identifier: M272


  • Other: 1933-2002


Digital Repository

Sears Family Papers


14.5 Linear Feet (4 record boxes, 4 flat boxes, 1 photograph box, 2 legal document box, 1 letter document box)


The collection is arranged in (4) series. The first two series contain files related to both Edwin and Vera Sears, Photographs and Correspondence. The third series related to Edwin Sears and his time in law and at the University of Denver. The fourth series contains materials related to Vera Sears and her dance career.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were physically brought to Special Collections and Archives by Joan Brown, president of the Friends of Carson-Brierly Dance Library in 2010, but were a gift of Andrea Sears-Van Nest to Joan Brown, the daughter of Vera Sears, a former director of the Children's Dance Theatre at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music Dance Department. A letter received with the accession, dated 2002, indicates that Vera Sears organized the materials with the intent of donating them to the Carson-Brierly Dance Library.


Further accruals are expected.

Related Materials

Additional information about Vera Sears can be found in the following collections in this repository: Friends of the Carson-Brierly Dance Library "Living Legends of Dance" Oral History Project Records (D009.03.0005.00004) and the Marshall and Carolyn Durand Brooks Photography and Dance Collection (D025).
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Repository Details

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