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Michigan Dance Archives: Marygrove College Department of Dance Records

Identifier: UR002812
There are 17 folders of materials, mostly photographs, and one oversize flat box containing photos.


  • 1960 - 1990


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


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.


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These records from the Dance Department at Marygrove College in Detroit consist mainly of photographs of dance events and performances in the 1970s and 1980s, along with individual photos of students and guest artists. There are several folders of photos from an exchange with a dance program in Japan, dating from 1988-1990. There is one oversize box containing photos. A small group of negatives, five envelopes of strips and three 4" x 5" negatives, were transferred to the Reuther A-V Departent.


Marygrove College opened its Detroit campus in 1927; it originated as St. Mary Academy, later St. Mary College. in Monroe, Michigan, in 1845. Dance programs included a long-running Summer School for the Performing Arts, which included well-known faculty from the college and around the country. Classes for children were offered in ballet, modern and creative dance.


Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.


Acquired from Judith Molina, Marygrove College Dance Department, in 2004.

Related Materials

Michigan Dance Archives collections, particularly Michigan Dance Archives: Harriet Berg Papers, which contains some photos, documents and AV material related to Marygrove College Department of Dance


Five envelopes of negative strips and three 4" x 5" negatives were transferred to the Reuther A-V Department.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Aimee Ergas on August 15, 2018.


Guide to the Michigan Dance Archives: Marygrove College Dance Department Records
Processed by Aimee Ergas.
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA