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The Denver Civic Ballet was a semi-professional company consisting of local dancers that performed in Colorado from 1958 to 1979. This collection contains photographs, clippings, slides, programs, and other papers related to the Denver Civic Ballet.
This collection contains the papers of Vera Sears (1912-2008), dance instructor at the University of Denver, and her husband Edwin Sears (1903-1964), a law professor at the University of Denver. The Sears family emigrated to the United States from Germany in the 1930s. These papers include correspondence, photographs, teaching materials, legal materials, clippings, dance notation notebooks, publications, scrapbooks, and audiovisual materials.
The Dance Archive was founded in 1972 at Colorado Women's College. The library is now housed at the University of Denver under Special Collections and Archives. The library's mission is to advance education and engagement with resources across all genres of dance and movement, with an emphasis on the American West. This collection contains administrative and financial materials, programming materials, scrapbooks and realia, and publications.
This collection contains oral histories conducted by the Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library for the 2017 annual project "Festival Caravan." Interviews include Buddy Butler, Frederick Glick, the Lowenstein family, Schyleen Qualls, and Cleo Parker Robinson. It also contains copies of the documentary created for the 2017 annual meeting, "Festival Caravan." In 2019, the Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library rebranded as The Dance Archive.