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Michigan Dance Archives: Leslie O'Day Benyo Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP002453

Scope and Content

Benyo's papers include items such as dance programs, photos of dancers, newsletters, emails, souvenir booklets, clippings, certificates, and testimonials.

Important Subjects: O’Day School of Dance

Important Names: Leslie O’Day Benyo

Dates

  • 1966 - 2013

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

History

Leslie O'Day Benyo was the owner and artistic director of the O’Day School of Dance in Detroit from 1982 to 2010. A ballet student and performer from 1958 to 1998, O'Day Benyo has taught at various schools and special events in the Detroit area since 1973. She was also a member of the Cecchetti Council of America, an organization dedicated to teaching standards for ballet.

Extent

.75 Linear Feet (1 OS)

Abstract

Leslie O'Day Benyo was the owner and artistic director of the O’Day School of Dance in Detroit from 1982 to 2010. A ballet student and performer from 1958 to 1998, O'Day Benyo has taught at various schools and special events in the Detroit area since 1973. She was also a member of the Cecchetti Council of America, an organization dedicated to teaching standards for ballet. These papers include dance programs, photos of dancers, newsletters, emails, souvenir booklets, clippings, certificates, and testimonials.

Arrangement

Material has been minimally arranged and reflects its original order as acquired by the Archives. Subjects may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

The papers were donated to the Reuther Library by Leslie O’Day Benyo on September 27, 2013.

Related Materials

Collections of the Michigan Dance Archives at the Reuther Library, particularly the Harriet Berg Papers.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Gavin Strassel on January 21, 2014. Revised by Aimee Ergas, July 18, 2018.
Title
Guide to the Michigan Dance Archives: Leslie O'Day Benyo Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Gavin Strassel
Date
2014-01-21
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA