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Guide to the Sacred Dance Guild Archives, 1958-2008

Collection number: MC 180

Size: 8 boxes (2.66 cu.ft.)

About the Sacred Dance Guild

The Sacred Dance Guild was founded in 1958 and incorporated in 1965 as an international, interfaith, interdenominational non-profit organization. Its motto is “Enriching faith through movement,” and its mission is to promote sacred dance as prayer, spiritual growth, connection to the Creator, and integration of mind, body, and spirit. It publishes the Sacred Dance Guild Journal three times a year and sponsors a National Festival held in different locations to accommodate the membership.

The Sacred Dance Guild has reciprocal affiliations with the American Dance Guild, the National Dance Association, the International Association for Creative Dance and the International Liturgical Dance Association, part of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. It also holds membership in the World Dance Alliance.

About the Sacred Dance Guild Archives

The Sacred Dance Guild Archives consists of the records for the national organization, such as incorporation papers, minutes of the executive board and annual meetings, materials cocnerning a task force study and festival survey conducted in 1989, copies of newsletters and journals.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sacred Dance Guild Archives, 1958-2008, MC 180, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donations: Mary Jane Wolbers, November 1, 2000; Vivien Nichol, May 9, 2008; Wendy Morrill, May 23, 2011 (Accession numbers: 2001.29, 2008.07, 2011.14)

Collection Arrangement

This collection is partially processed. Boxes 7 and 8 contain unprocessed materials.

Collection Contents

Series I: National Organization

(5 Boxes)

Subseries A: Organizational Papers

Subseries 1: Incorporation Papers

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1 Incorporation papers as a 501(c)(3), certificate of exemption from Massachusetts sales tax, organizational chart, responsibilities of officers and directors, special notice to chapters re IRS and bulk mail.

Subseries 2: Chapter By-laws and Charters

Box 1, Folder 2 Chapter charter template and 1986 amendment.
Box 1, Folder 3 Chapter By-laws and charters

Subseries 3: Executive Board Minutes

Box 1, Folder 4 Executive Board minutes, Feb 21, 1963
Box 1, Folder 5 Executive Board minutes, 1964
Box 1, Folder 6 Executive Board minutes, 1965
Box 1, Folder 7 Executive Board minutes, 1966
Box 1, Folder 8 Executive Board minutes, 1967
Box 1, Folder 9 Executive Board minutes, 1968
Box 1, Folder 10 Executive Board minutes, 1971
Box 1, Folder 11 Executive Board minutes, 1973
Box 1, Folder 12 Executive Board minutes, 1974
Box 1, Folder 13 Executive Board minutes, 1975
Box 1, Folder 14 Executive Board minutes, 1976
Box 1, Folder 15 Executive Board minutes, 1977
Box 1, Folder 16 Executive Board minutes, 1979
Box 1, Folder 17 Executive Board minutes, 1980
Box 1, Folder 18 Executive Board minutes, 1981
Box 1, Folder 19 Executive Board minutes, 1982
Box 1, Folder 20 Executive Board minutes, 1983
Box 1, Folder 21 Executive Board minutes, 1984
Box 1, Folder 22 Executive Board minutes, 1966
Box 1, Folder 23 Executive Board minutes, 1967
Box 1, Folder 24 Executive Board minutes, 1988-1996

Subseries 4: Board At-Large Minutes

Box 1, Folder 25 Board-At-Large meeting minutes

Subseries 5: Annual Meeting Minutes

Box 1, Folder 26 Annual meeting minutes, 1964-1996

Subseries 6: Nominating Committee

Box 1, Folder 27 Nominating committee

Subseries 7: Miscellaneous Reports

Box 1, Folder 28 Miscellaneous reports etc.: publicity; corresponding secretary; ballots; president’s letters; list of officers and directors

Subseries 8: Financial Records

Box 1, Folder 29 Financial records, 1966-1980
Box 1, Folder 30 Financial records, 1982-1987

Subseries 9: Membership

Box 1, Folder 31 Annual reports of membership, 1962-1983
Box 1, Folder 32 Various membership materials
Box 1, Folder 33 Membership lists, 1958-1964
Box 1, Folder 34 Membership lists, 1965-1970
Box 1, Folder 35 Membership lists, 1971-1976
Box 1, Folder 36 Membership lists, 1977-1985.
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1 Directories, 1983, 1984, 1985-1986
Box 2, Folder 2 Directories, 1986-1987, 1987-1988, 1988-1989
Box 2, Folder 3 Directories, 1989-1990, 1990-1991, 2000

Subseries B: Task Force Study and Festival Survey

Box 2, Folder 4 Overview materials
Box 2, Folder 5 Survey and overview
Box 2, Folder 6 Correspondence between Fenna Stoub (president) & Jeannine Bunyan, (task force chair), 1989
Box 2, Folder 7 Correspondence between Fenna Stoub (president) & Jeannine Bunyan, (task force chair), 1990
Box 2, Folder 8 Questionnaire and ballot
Box 2, Folder 9 Correspondence with task force members: Doug Adams, Forrest Coggan, Susan Cole, Joan Flanigan
Box 2, Folder 10 Correspondence with task force members: Barry Gibby, Joan Huff, Sybil MacBeth, Kathryn Mihelick, Joan Sparrow
Box 2, Folder 11 Correspondence with task force members: Toni Intravia, Mary Jane Wolbers, and miscellaneous notes
Box 2, Folder 12 Festival study by Kay Troxell

Subseries C: Newsletters and Journals

Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1 May, Fall 1958, Spring 1959
Box 3, Folder 2 June, Sept 1961, Jan, Sept 1962
Box 3, Folder 3 Jan, [April] (includes by-laws), [Sept] 1963
Box 3, Folder 4 Jan, April, Sept 1964
Box 3, Folder 5 Jan, May 1965, Jan, Sept 1966
Box 3, Folder 6 April, Oct 1967, May, Fall 1969
Box 3, Folder 7 Spring, Summer 1970, Winter 1970-1971
Box 3, Folder 8 Spring, Fall 1971, Spring, Fall, Winter 1972
Box 3, Folder 9 Spring, Fall, Winter 1973
Box 3, Folder 10 Winter, Spring 1973-1974
Box 3, Folder 11 Fall, Winter, Spring 1974-1975
Box 3, Folder 12 Fall, Winter, Spring 1975-1976
Box 3, Folder 13 Fall, Winter, Spring 1976-1977
Box 3, Folder 14 Fall, Winter, Spring 1977-1978
Box 3, Folder 15 Fall, Winter, Spring 1978-1979
Box 3, Folder 16 Fall 1979-1980
Box 3, Folder 17 Winter 1979-1980
Box 3, Folder 18 Spring 1979-1980
Box 4
Box 4, Folder 1 Fall, Winter, Spring 1980-1981
Box 4, Folder 2 Fall, Winter 1981-1982
Box 4, Folder 3 Fall, Winter, Feb, Spring 1982-1983
Box 4, Folder 4 Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer supplement 1983-1984
Box 4, Folder 5 Fall, Winter, Spring 1984-1985
Box 4, Folder 6 Fall, Winter, Feb, Spring 1985-1986
Box 4, Folder 7 Fall, Winter, Spring 1986-1987
Box 4, Folder 8 Fall, Winter, Spring 1987-1988
Box 4, Folder 9 Fall, Winter, Spring 1988-1989
Box 4, Folder 10 Fall, Winter, Spring 1989-1990
Box 4, Folder 11 Fall, Winter, Spring 1990-1991
Box 4, Folder 12 Fall 1991; Winter, Fall 1995
Box 4, Folder 13 Winter, Summer, Fall 1996, Winter 1997
Box 4, Folder 14 Fall 1997, Winter, Spring, Summer 1998
Box 4, Folder 15 Fall 1998, Winter, Spring 1999
Box 4, Folder 16 Newsletter editor’s reports, 1973-1983
Box 4, Folder 17 Newsletter editor’s reports, 1984-1999

Subseries D: Miscellaneous materials

Box 5
Box 5, Folder 1 Bibliographies: Sacred Dance Bibliography 1960; Resources in Sacred Dance: Annotated Bibliography, 1960 and 1986
Box 5, Folder 2 Sacred Dance Guild brochures
Box 5, Folder 3 Flyers re international dance festivals
Box 5, Folder 4 Honorary members
Box 5, Folder 5 Pamphlets: Using Movement Creatively in Religious Education, Pat Sonen, 1963; Involving the People in Dancing Worship: Historic and Contemporary Patterns, Doug Adams, 1975; Considerations For Starting and Stretching A Sacred Dance Choir, Margaret Taylor, 1978; Financing A Sacred Dance Choir, Martha C. Yates, 1981.
Box 5, Folder 6 Publications: A Time To Remember: Celebrating the Sacred Dance Guild’s 40th Anniversary presented by Toni’ Intravaia, 1998; Spotlight On Dance, Vol. 20, no.3, Spring/Summer 1994 (National Dance Association newsletter)
Box 5, Folder 7 Board retreats, 1986 and “Vision 2000,” 1996
Box 5, Folder 8 Scholarships, 1973 and 1983
Box 5, Folder 9 Reciprocity agreement (with the American Dance Guild, the National Dance Association, and the International Liturgical Dance Association) materials
Box 5, Folder 10 Re: permanent storage of archives
Box 5, Folder 11 Flyers from other dance organizations (mainly Earthdance). Copy of Dance Archives: A Practical Manual for Documenting and Preserving the Ephemeral Art, edited by Leslie Hansen Kopp, Preserve, Inc. 1995

Two B&W reels of 1/2″ videotape of Sacred Dance Guild 21st Anniversary Festival, June 24, 1979 (unedited)

Series II: Chapters and Regions

(1 Box)

Box 6
Constitution Chapter (Eastern Penn, Delaware, Southern New Jersey)

Hawai’i Chapter

Lakeshore Chapter (Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin)

New York-Southwest Connecticut Chapter

Northern California Chapter

Oh-Penn Chapter Ohio and Western Pennsylvania

Potomac Chapter Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia

Rocky Mountain Chapter Colorado

Southern California Chapter

Columbia Willamette

Constitution Chapter (Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Southern New Jersey)

Eastern Chapter (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont)

Lakeshore Chapter (Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin)

New York-Southwest Connecticut Chapter

South Atlantic Chapter (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, N. Carolina, S. Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, District of Columbia)

Northern California Chapter

MidWest Chapter (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, W. Virginia, Wisconsin)

Rocky Mountain Chapter

Series III: Collegial Affiliates [unprocessed]

(2 Boxes)

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