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Guide to the The Dance Gypsy Papers

Collection number: MC 98

Size: 2 boxes (0.66 cu.ft.)

About the Dance Gypsy

The Dance Gypsy, a monthly dance newsletter and calendar “for dancers with wanderlust” edited by Tom and Val Medve in Essex Junction, Vermont, started publication in 1990. Direct forerunners were the Vermont Folk Arts Network (1983-1987) and Patchwork Music Dance Calendar (1987-1990), both edited by Ann Pearce (and the former also by Ruby Ackert-Herzig). In June 2000 the Medves passed the editorship to Gregg Scragg, its current editor and publisher. Since 2002 the newsletter has had a web-only presence The Dance Gypsy

About the Dance Gypsy Papers

The Dance Gypsy collection contains paper materials documenting the ten years that the Medves edited and published the newsletter from 1990-2000. It includes financial material, original articles, copies of the “Professor Dance” columns, and correspondence.

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], Dance Gypsy Papers, 1990-2000, MC 98, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donated: Tom and Val Medve

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1 Documentation of the step-by-step procedure and cost of producing a publication such as The Dance Gypsy
Box 1, Folder 2-5 Approximately 220 returned surveys sent out in March of 1991 to subscribers of The Dance Gypsy Results were printed in the August 1991 issue
Box 1, Folder 6 Copies of the “Professor Dance” columns, most reprinted in The Dance Gypsy
Box 1, Folder 7 A copy of “Performance, Transformation, and Community: Contra Dance in New England” by Dorothea E. Hast, and Val Medve’s attempt to edit it for inclusion in The Dance Gypsy
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1 Correspondence: comments, complaints and stories from subscribers and others, invitations to events, items to be included in the events calendar, and suggestions for future articles, 1990-1995
Box 2, Folder 2 Correspondence: comments, complaints and stories from subscribers and others, invitations to events, items to be included in the events calendar, and suggestions for future articles, 1996-1999
Box 2, Folder 3 Originals of essays, articles, and letters published in The Dance Gypsy, arranged by appearance date of the issue. Contributors include Dudley Laufman, Larry Jennings, and George Fogg, 1990-1992
Box 2, Folder 4 Originals of essays, articles, and letters published in The Dance Gypsy, arranged by appearance date of the issue. Contributors include Dudley Laufman, Larry Jennings, and George Fogg, 1992-1993
Box 2, Folder 5 Originals of essays, articles, and letters published in The Dance Gypsy, arranged by appearance date of the issue. Contributors include Dudley Laufman, Larry Jennings, and George Fogg, 1993-1994
Box 2, Folder 6 Originals of essays, articles, and letters published in The Dance Gypsy, arranged by appearance date of the issue. Contributors include Dudley Laufman, Larry Jennings, and George Fogg, 1995-1996
Box 2, Folder 7 Originals of essays, articles, and letters published in The Dance Gypsy, arranged by appearance date of the issue. Contributors include Dudley Laufman, Larry Jennings, and George Fogg, 1997-2000
Box 2, Folder 8 Miscellaneous materials, including newspaper articles, advertisements, e-mails, and samples of other publications, 1989-1993
Box 2, Folder 9 Miscellaneous materials, including newspaper articles, advertisements, e-mails, and samples of other publications, 1994-1998
Box 2, Folder 10 Miscellaneous materials, including newspaper articles, advertisements, e-mails, and samples of other publications, undated