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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)