Guide to the Marlys Waller and Ralph Page Correspondence, 1952-1984
Collection number: MC 300
About Marlys S. Waller
Marlys S. Waller is the co-author of the classic folk dance text Dance A While.
Before this she helped found the early western square dance magazine Foot ‘n Fiddle
in Texas during the 1940s. During the mid 20th century she became friends with
caller Ralph Page. Waller later moved to Seattle, Washington.
About the Marlys Waller and Ralph Page Correspondence
This collection consists of approximately 20 letters between author Marlys S. Waller
and New Hampshire dance caller Ralph Page. They are mostly related to updates
between the 3rd and 4th editions of Dance A While, and cover dance history and style
in detail. Several draft copies of the contra dance chapter from the book are
included. Since Waller and Page were close friends, there is substantial commentary
on travels, mutual acquaintances, music, current affairs, and the like.
This collection is open.
Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions
about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.
[Identification of item], [Box number], [Folder number if known], Marlys Waller and Ralph Page Correspondence, 1952-1984,
MC 300, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire
Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Gift of the creator, 2016
This collection was transfered from the creator to Special Collections via David
MC 92 Ralph Page Papers, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New
4-5 redundant copies of letters were separated and originals retained.
Arrangement is chronological.
|Box 1, Folder 1||Ralph Page Institute syllabus, Seattle, 1952|
|Box 1, Folder 2||Letters, 1963-1967|
|Box 1, Folder 3||Letters, 1973-1976|
|Box 1, Folder 4||Letters, 1981-1984 and undated|
|Box 1, Folder 5||Revision notes for
Dance A While: Chapter VII: Contra
|Box 1, Folder 6||Dance A While: 1948 edition essay by Ralph Page|