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Elizabeth Burtner papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2150

Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains programs, brochures, clippings, scripts, sketches, notes, correspondence, press releases, scores, research materials, biographies, and photographs. The material dates from 1903-2003, and was collected by Elizabeth Burtner in the course of her career as professor of dance at The George Washington University. The collection contains both materials relating specifically to GW's dance program, and materials relating to trends in dance and prominent dancers.

Dates

  • 1903-2003

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Historical or Biographical Note

Elizabeth Burtner (1906-2009) was a professor of dance at The George Washington University. She is credited with introducing modern dance into the curriculum, increasing dance performances, and organizing more dance groups. Burtner graduated from Hood College in 1927 with a bachelor's degree in Dance, and received a master's degree from Columbia University in 1935. She studied at Bennington College, New York University, with the Humphrey Weidman Group, the Martha Graham School , and other New York Studios. She preformed with the Evelyn Davis Dance Ensemble in Washington, D.C. She joined the faculty of GW in 1938 as a dance instructor and archery coach in the Physical Education Department.

Extent

10.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

Collection contains programs, brochures, clippings, scripts, sketches, notes, correspondence, press releases, scores, research materials, biographies, and photographs dating from 1903-2003 and was collected by Elizabeth Burtner in the course of her career as professor of dance at The George Washington University.

Collection Organization

Organized into two series: Dance program at The George Washington University and Dancers and trends in dance.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Elizabeth Burtner in 2006.
Title
Guide to the Elizabeth Burtner papers, 1903-2003
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2006
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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