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Elizabeth Burtner papers
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.
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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.
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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.
Organized into two series: Dance program at The George Washington University and Dancers and trends in dance.
The collection was donated by Elizabeth Burtner in 2006.
- Guide to the Elizabeth Burtner papers, 1903-2003
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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- Finding aid written in English