Joan Woodbury papers, 1936-2010  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Woodbury, Joan
Title
Joan Woodbury papers
Dates
1936-2010 (inclusive)
Quantity
24.75 linear feet
Collection Number
Accn2384
Summary
The Joan Woodbury papers (1936-2010) consist mainly of dance materials generated from Woodbury's years teaching at the University of Utah and her career as co-founder of the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. Included are programs, announcements, news articles, correspondence, biographical papers, notes, reports, minutes, travel information, and other dance-related materials.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Joan Woodbury was born on 21 September 1927 in Cedar City, Utah. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with B.S. degree in dance in 1950 and with a M.S. degree in dance in 1951. She taught dance at that same institution for several years until becoming an instructor at the University of Utah in 1951. Woodbury was an associate professor there during the 1960s and 1970s. She also toured the United States, South Africa, Portugal, and France during the 1970s giving dance workshops. She and Shirley Ririe co-founded the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company in 1964, formerly known as Choreodancers. Joan Woodbury has won various awards for her efforts in the arts.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Joan Woodbury papers (1936-2010) consist mainly of dance materials generated from Woodbury's years teaching at the University of Utah and her career as co-founder of the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. Included are programs, announcements, news articles, correspondence, biographical papers, notes, reports, minutes, travel information, and other dance-related materials. Due to the inter-relationship of Woodbury's activities at the University of Utah and in her private business, as well as her membership in various organizations, the collection has been arranged mainly into a cohesive unit of "Dance Files." Original folder titles by Woodbury have been retained.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Joan Woodbury papers, Accn 2384, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Accn 2384.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Personal MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1-4
Correspondence
1952-2006
1 5-6
Biographical Information
1 7
Certificates
1976-1985

Dance FilesReturn to Top

The Dance Files, comprising boxes 2-22, 32-36, 39-46, include materials from Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, the University of Utah's Dance Department, various organizations, and classes taught and taken by Woodbury. Many of the folder titles reflect productions performed by Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company or grant requests for classes and productions for the University of Utah Dance Department. Original folder titles have been retained.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
Absurd
1965
2 2
Advisory Committee
1980
2 3
Advisory Council
1967-1968
2 4
Angiers
1978-1979
2 5
Antigone
2 6
Art in Early Childhood
2 7-8
Artists in Schools Program
1970s
3
Dance Files, Artists in Schools Program
1970s-1980s
Folder
4 1
Arts in Education
1980s
4 2
Australia
1980-1981
4 3
Avant Garde
1960-1965
4 4
Beginning Composition
4 5
Bobby McFerrin Show
1987-1988
4 6
Budget
1970s-1980s
4 7
Bus Stop
1972-1973
4 8-9
Calendars and Schedules
1970s-1990s
4 10
Chaos Summer Workshop
1990-1991
5 1
Children's Dance Ideas
5 2
China Tour
1983
5 3-8
Choreography
1970s-1980s
6 1
Composition Ideas
1950s-1960s
6 2
Coverings
6 3
Creative Dance for Children
1945
6 4
Creativism
1964; 1974
6 5
Creativity
1960s
6 6
Curriculum
1980s-1997
6 7
Dance Department, Chair Changes
1970s-1980s
7 1
Dance Department, Meeting Materials
1980-1984
7 2
Dance Department, Suggestions/Recommendations
1983
7 3
Dance Education
1980s-1990s
7 4
Dance for the Handicapped
7 5-6
Dance Lecture Demonstrations
1960s-1970s
8
Dance Lecture Demonstrations
1980s-1990s
Folder
9 1-2
Dance Workshops
1970s-1994
9 3
Dancer Biographies
9 4-5
Dancers Inc.
1981-1984
9 6
Demonstration Scripts
9 7
Departures
1980s
10 1
Diverse Creatures
1981
10 2
Dominoes
10 3
Education Workbooks
1989; 1993
10 4
Educational Video II
1980s-1990s
10 5
England
1983
11 1
Essays and Reports
1970s
11 2-3
Exados
11 4
Faculty Research Grants
1978
11 5
Abe Freder
1968
11 6
Film and Dance Choreography
1977
11 7
Film Grant
1971-1973
11 8
Financial Statements
1976-1977
12 1
Financial Statements
1977-1978
12 2
The "Gentle Madness"
1997
12 3
Brewster Ghiselin
1979
12 4
Golden Oldies
12 5
Grade Level Activity Sheets
12 6
Graduate Student Meetings
1983
12 7-8
Graduate Teaching Methods in Choreography
1990s
12 9
Martha Graham
1991
12 10
Grant Workshop
1971-1972
12 11
Grants
1979-1981
13 1
Greek Dance
1950s
13 2
Margaret H'Doubler
1949-1991
13 3
Helen's Dance
13 4
House and Garden Tour
1981
13 5
Hoving Technique
1960
13 6
Ideas/Scripts
13 7-8
Improvisation
1960s-1991
13 9
In Stages
1987
13 10
Juan Film Plan
1977-1978
13 11
Julliard Addition
1991
13 12
Las Vegas
1967
13 13
Lesson Planning
1950s
13 14
L'Invasion Research Grant
1990s
14 1
Lysistrata
14 2
Minnesota Demo
1968
14 3
Mixed Doubles
1982-1983
14 4
Modern Dance Production
1967
14 5
Movement
1950s
14 6
Movement and Letter Learning
1982
14 7-8
Music
15 1
My Dance
1985
15 2
National Dance Association Award
1980
15 3
National Endowment for the Arts
1979
15 4-5
New Directions
1991
15 6
Newsletters
1972-2007
15 7
Nikolais Workshop
1972
15 8-9
Notebooks
16 1
Notes
16 2
Nowhere Bird
16 3
Orchesis
1974
16 4
The Pearl
16 5
Philosophy and Theory
1940s-1960s
16 6
Poetics
16 7
Joe Prince
1980
16 8
Progressions
1966
17 1
Prop Demonstration
17 2
Publication Excerpts
17 3
Psychology Class, Dance for the Cinema
1960s
17 4
Nigel Redden
1982
17 5-8
Refusal to Dance
1980s-1991
18 1
Suzanne Renner
1982
18 2
Repertory Dance Theatre
1960s
18 3
Research Grants
1977-1983
18 4
Retention, Promotion, and Tenure
1976-1980
18 5
Salina Sisters
1989
18 6
Sanpete Course Outlines
18 7
School Materials and Reports
1947-1961
18 8
School of Dance
1980s
19 1
Singapore
2000
19 2
Slovenia
1993
19 3
Snowbird
1979-1983
19 4
Sociopolitical Dance Performance
1991
19 5
Speeches and Essays
19 6
Square Dance Notes
19 7
Stage Craft
19 8
Summer School Workshop
1967
19 9
Summerarts Workshop
1979
20 1
Teaching Physical Skills
1970s
20 2
Technical and Stage Requirements
1970s
20 3
Technique
1950s
20 4-5
Threads of Dreams
1990s
20 6
Three Day Guest
20 7
A Touch of Madness
1997-1998
21 1
Twelve Relationships
21 2-3
Unaccompanied Achilles
21 4
University of Wisconsin, Conference
1985
21 5
Untitled
1972
21 6
Utah Arts Council
1979-1982
21 7
Utah Arts Endowment
1977
21 8
Video Visions
1980s
21 9
Walking Seated
1996
22 1
Wash
1970s
22 2
West Virginia
1980-1981
22 3
Wisconsin Dance Program and Award
1997
22 4
Workshops
1983-1986
22 5
Writing Workshop
1989
22 6
Yoga
1983
22 7
Yugoslavia
1980
22 8
Miscellaneous

General MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
23
Programs and Announcements
1980s-2000s
24
Programs and Announcements
1970s-1990s
25
Programs and Announcements
1970s-2000s
26
News Articles
1950s-1970s
27
News Articles
1970s-1980s
28
News Articles
1980s-2000s
29
News Articles
2000s
30
Oversize
Includes sheet music, a program, and a pen and ink production announcement.
1966-1990

Personal MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
31 1
Biographical Information
1961-1966
31 2-3
Correspondence
1959-1997
31 4
Berlin Study Abroad
1956-1960
31 5
Calendars
1967-1968
31 6
Notes
31 7
Salt Lake City Zoning Ordinance
31 8-9
News Articles
1937-1970

Dance FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
32 1
Announcements
1940-1969
32 2
Articles
1937-1979
32 3
Artists-in-Education Workshop
1984-1986
32 4-6
Asia Tour
1984-1985
33 1
China Tour
2002
33 2
Class Evaluations
33 3
Cultural Presentations Program
1963-1965
33 4
Dance Education
1940-1969
33 5
England, Germany Tour
1989
33 6
France
1978
33 7
General Material
1966-1986
33 8
Germany Tour
1990-1991
34 1
Honorary Alumnus Award
1995-1997
34 2
International Dance Course
1981-1983
34 3
International Exchange in the Arts
1994-1995
34 4
Italy
2002
34 5
New York Dance Festival
1977
34 6-8
Portugal Workshop
1968-1975
35 1-2
Programs
1936-1970
35 3-5
Publications
1939-1984
36 1-2
Singapore Tour
1999-2000
36 3
Summer School Workshop
1956-1968
36 4
South Africa Tour
1977
36 5
Southern Utah Tour
1965
36 6-7
University of California, Conference
1966-1968

Personal MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
37
Correspondence and Greeting Cards
1969-2009
Folder
38 1
Articles
1974-2006
38 2
Cedar City High School Reunion
1994-1995
38 3
Certificates
undated
38 4
Directory of American Fulbright Scholars
1985-1986
38 5
Financial Materials
1987
38 6
Funeral Service Programs
The programs in this folder are from the funerals of Beth Hintze Beck, J. Stanley Russon, and Robert "Bob" Spencer Olpin.
1988-2005
38 7
Memorabilia
undated
38 8
Plaque
2003
38 9
Richard D. Bass Achievement Award
1989
38 10
Southern Utah University, Honorary Degree and Performance
1989-1991
38 11
Who's Who in Entertainment
undated

Dance FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
39 1
Alwin Nikolais Dance Theatre
2003
39 2
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)
1990-1994
39 3
Choreographers
1988-1994
39 4
Choreographic Notes: Circle Cycle
1991-2010
39 5
Choreographic Notes: L'Invasion
1991-2010
39 6
Choreographic Notes: Shy Hag Show
1998
39 7
Circle Cycle, Evaluation
2002
39 8
Circle Cycle, Slides and Cues
1993-2010
39 9
Contact Information
2001
39 10
Company Directory
2006-2009
39 11
Computer Disc
1999
39 12
Deseret News, Newspaper in Education
1998-1999
40 1
Electronic Dance Transformer
1990
40 2
Gyrotonics
undated
40 3
High School Programs
2002
40 4
Loose Change
2005
40 5
Music Clearance
1980-1992
40 6
Music for Fall Show
1992
40 7
Notes
undated
40 8-9
Olympics
1996-2002
40 10
Olympic Music Clearance
2000-2001
41 1
Press Kits
1993-2001
41 2
Policies and Job Responsibilities
1994-1995
41 3
Report on the International Dance Course for Professional Choreographers and Composers
1983
41 4
Ririe-Woodbury Remarks
1986-1990
41 5
Anne Riordan
1987-2006
41 6-7
Season Calendars
1996-2008
41 8
Schedule
2000-2001
41 9
Staff Meetings
2001-2009
41 10
Stilson and Stilson Advertising Materials
2001
41 11
Summer Workshop Notes
1995-1999
42 1
Touring Schedule
1997-1999
42 2-4
Tour, Slovenia
1993-1996
42 5
University of Utah, Alwin Nikolais Honorary Degree
1985
42 6
University of Utah, Department of Mordern Dance
1971-1992
43 1-3
Video Notes
1987
43 4
Video Visions
1986-1991
43 5
Visa Renewal, Ai Fuji
2003-2004

Ririe-Woodbury Brochures and Programs, 1981-2006Return to Top

Container(s): Box 44

General Materials from Other Organizations, 1984-2004Return to Top

Container(s): Box 45

Container(s) Description Dates
box
45
Folder
1
Brochures
1986-1992
2
Newsletters
1985-1992
3-4
Programs
1985-2004
5
Snowbird Institute
1990-1992
6
Utah Arts Council
1984-1992

News ClippingsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 46

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Dance companies--Utah--History--Sources
  • Modern dance--Utah--Salt Lake City
  • Corporate Names :
  • Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Announcements
  • Articles
  • Correspondence
  • Minutes
  • Notes
  • Programs
  • Reports