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Joyce Boorman Papers

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First International Conference on Dance and the Child materials

Correspondence, general

Publications

Audiovisual materials

Clippings, programs, brochures and other materials



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Joyce Boorman Papers, 1968-1983 | Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Joyce Boorman Papers, 1968-1983Add to your cart.

ID: 04/Mss086

Primary Creator: Boorman, Joyce

Extent: 9.3 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Collection is arranged in 5 series: 1. First International Conference on Dance and the Child materials; 2. Correspondence, general; 3. Publications; 4. Audiovisual materials; and 5. Clippings, programs, brochures and other materials.

Languages: English

Abstract

Joyce Boorman was an award winning pioneer in children's dance education. The Joyce Boorman Papers date from 1968 to 1983 and contain papers, brochures, memoranda, correspondence, reel-to-reel tapes and videotapes.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Joyce Boorman Papers date from 1968 to 1983 and contain papers, brochures, memoranda, correspondence, reel-to-reel tapes and videotapes.

The majority of the materials in the collection were collected and arranged by Ms. Boorman as chairman of the First International Conference on Dance and the Child, and includes information on Ms. Boorman's elementary school dance workshops, her publications, and video and audio tapes of performances and conference proceedings.

Collection Historical Note

Joyce Boorman was born in the United Kingdom, and received her teaching certificate at St. Gabriel's College, London and an advanced diploma from the Laban Art of Movement Studio. She taught in England until the late 1960s, when she emigrated to Canada. Ms. Boorman continued her studies, earning an MA from the Department of Ballet and Modern Dance at the University of Utah, and a PhD from the Department of Elementary Education at the University of Alberta in 1980.

Boorman authored several important works on creative dance for children, taught in the Department of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and directed the Children's Dance Theatre there. Widely recognized as the driving force and organizer behind the First International Conference on Dance and the Child at the University of Alberta in July 1978, Ms. Boorman was awarded the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal for professional contributions to the Canadian Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (CAHPER), the Tait McKenzie Medallion of CAHPER, and the Alberta Achievement Award of Excellence. The Conference was subtitled "The Child As Spectator, Creator, Performer" and was sponsored by the Dance Committee of CAHPER, and Alberta Culture at the University of Alberta.

Administrative Information

Repository: Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 10 boxes

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Joyce Boorman, January 1987; materials in Box 9 added November 1988.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Joyce Boorman Papers, Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, USA.

Processing Information: Processed by Archives staff.

Finding Aid Revision History: Series identified and hierarchical description created during finding aid revision, 2011.


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[Series 1: First International Conference on Dance and the Child materials],
[Series 2: Correspondence, general],
[Series 3: Publications],
[Series 4: Audiovisual materials],
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Series 1: First International Conference on Dance and the Child materialsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1.1: Correspondence and other materialsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Conference proposal, early planning, 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Planning committee, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Planning committee, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Planning, memoranda, correspondence, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, general, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence: Hallett, Bayles, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence: Hamilton, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Provincial chairs & representatives, CAHPER, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Provincial ministers, Ministry of Education, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence: British Consulate General, Commonwealth Inst., 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence: Premier of Alberta, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence: Michaud, Monique, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Contacts: AustraliaAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Contacts:  Germany, Austria, SwitzerlandAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Contacts:  IndiaAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Contacts: ItalyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Contacts:  Korea, ArgentinaAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Contacts: New ZealandAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Contacts: Norway, SwedenAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Contacts: United KingdomAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Contacts:  U.S.A.Add to your cart.
Folder 10-11: Dance and the Child Conference: Contacts, generalAdd to your cart.
Folder 12-13: Contacts: GeographicalAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Contacts: UNICEF/UNESCO, XI Commonwealth GamesAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1-6: Correspondence, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, General, Fe-Je, 1978Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Dance and the Child Newsletter, no. 1 and 2, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Rough notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Finances, expenses, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Sponsors, funding, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Publicity, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Reception, banquet, gifts, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Invitations, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 8-9: Biographical material, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Conference topics, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Letters of thanks, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Conference publications, 1978Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1.2: Biographical information on conference participantsAdd to your cart.
Some folders include photographs.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Abbreviated biographies on conference participants, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Alberta BalletAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Blatt, GloriaAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Brinson, PeterAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Brooks, Nancy JeanAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Cobbson, FelixAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Exiner, JohannaAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Govala, SunitaAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Harehills and Carnegie Dance Co.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Haselbach, BarbaraAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Hill, RoseAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Himes, DonaldAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Hutchinson, AnnAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Inigo, CorazonAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Jamaica School of DanceAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Lange, RoderykAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Lavalle, JosephinaAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Lopez, JacquelineAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: McFee, GrahamAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Murphy, SallyAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Oliphant, BettyAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Petricevic, GrankaAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Priddle, RuthAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Redfern, BettyAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Regina Modern Dance WorksAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Ririe-Woodbury Dance GroupAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Roman, GeorginaAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Russell, JoanAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Vervaeke, LucAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: 30Add to your cart.
Series 2: Correspondence, generalAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1-4: Elementary school dance workshops correspondence, 1968-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Miscellaneous correspondence, 1969-1976Add to your cart.
Series 3: PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Boorman, Joyce. Creative dance in grades four to six. Don Mills, Ontario: Academic Press Canada Limited, 1971Add to your cart.
Item 2: Boorman, Joyce. Creative dance in the first three grades. Don Mills, Ontario: Longmans Canada Limited, 1969Add to your cart.
Item 4: Boorman, Joyce. Dance and language experiences with children. Don Mills, Ontario: Longmans Canada Limited, 1973Add to your cart.
Item 5: Boorman, Joyce. Integrating movement, language and music experiences for young children. Edmonton, Alberta: Children's Creative Dance Publications, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 6: Boorman, Joyce L. and Sally Carlino. The astronauts and other creative dance experiences for children from eight to twelve years. Edmonton, Alberta: Alberta Children's Creative Dance Theatre, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 7: Boorman, Joyce L. and Sally Carlino. The pompous potatoes and other creative dance experiences for children from four to eight years. Edmonton, Alberta: Alberta Children's Creative Dance Theatre, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 8: Boorman, Joyce Lilian. The effect of creative dance experiences upon the breadth of language development of grade three children. University of Utah master's thesis, Dept. of Ballet and Modern Dance, 1972 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Boorman, Joyce L. Imagination and children: implications for a theory of imagination in children's learning. University of Alberta dissertation, Dept. of Elementary Education, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Curriculum vitae and resumes, 1970-1980Add to your cart.
Series 4: Audiovisual materialsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 4.1: Video cassette tapesAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Children and Creative Dance: Research, Resource, Video, Curriculum, Film catalog, 1982Add to your cart.
A catalog of resources in creative dance for children published by Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, Faculty of Education. Most of the videotapes in Box 8 are described in this catalog and accession numbers (ex.: A0345, etc.) correspond to catalog entries.
Item 1-2: "Balloons and Butterflies"Add to your cart.
Joyce Boorman writes: "A studio production of children of the Alberta Children's Creative Dance Theatre. Choreographed and taught by Joyce Boorman. Children aged 5 and 6 years. Shows product from simple ''maging technical growth,' through directed decision making to open decision making in three children's dances that are shared not performed!!" University of Alberta, Edmonton
Access: One circulating copy, one non-circulating copy.
Physical Description: 2 video cassettes (VHS)
Item 3-4: "The Selfish Giant." Parts I and II. Alberta Children's Creative Dance Theatre production, 1987Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 2 video cassettes (VHS)
Item 5: "Children's Dance", ages 3 and 4, and other videosAdd to your cart.
Also includes: "Creative Dance With Young Children," 3 and 4 (A0347); "When I Was 4/5 Going on Six" (performances A0618 and A0619); and "The Making of the Pied Piper".
Access: Circulating
Physical Descripton: Video cassette (VHS)
Item 6: "The Spaceling" and other videosAdd to your cart.
Also includes: dissertation films "Moonstars -- Moonmonster" (A0548); "The Elf and the Toadstool" (A0344); and "The Peddlar and His Caps" - student performance (A0446).
Access: Circulating
Physical Description: Video cassette (VHS)
Item 7: "The Child As Performer," International Conference on Dance and the Child, Edmonton, Alberta (A0547), 1978Add to your cart.
Physical Description: Video cassette (VHS)
Item 8: "The Child As Creator," International Conference on Dance and the Child, Edmonton, Alberta (A0545), 1978Add to your cart.
Physical Description: Video cassette (VHS)
Item 9: "The Child As Spectator," International Conference on Dance and the Child, Edmonton, Alberta (A0546), 1978Add to your cart.
Physical Description: Video cassette (VHS)
Item 10: "The Peddlar and His Caps." (A0446) Student performance, University of Alberta, 1978Add to your cart.
Access: Non-circulating
Physical Description: Video cassette (3/4 inch, U-matic)
Item 11: "When I Was Four" (A0618) and "Five Going on Six" (A0619)Add to your cart.
Access: Non-circulating
Physical Description: Video cassette (3/4 inch, U-matic)
Item 12: "Now I Am Three #2: Creative Dance With Young Children" (A0345)Add to your cart.
Joyce Boorman writes: "Great tape for seeing an experienced teacher 'getting into trouble' with lively 3 and 4 year olds!"
Access: Non-circulating
Physical Description: Video cassette (3/4 inch, U-matic)
Item 13: "Creative Dance With Joyce Boorman: Creative Dance With Young Children" (A0347)Add to your cart.
Access: Non-circulating
Physical Description: Video cassette (3/4 inch, U-matic)
Item 14: "The Elf and the Toadstool." Children's Creative Dance Theatre. (A0344)Add to your cart.
Access: Non-circulating
Physical Description: Video cassette (3/4 inch, U-matic)
Item 15: "The Spaceling", 1980Add to your cart.
Joyce Boorman writes: "As part of course work in Early Childhood Education students design a dance for children to watch. The work is taken to schools to be viewed by children...Remember these are 'child centred' processes of learning--don't put on your performance 'blinkers.'"
Access: Non-circulating
Physical Description: Video cassette (3/4 inch, U-matic)
Item 16: "Ghanian Music and Dance for the Child." Felix Cobbson conducts a workshop held at the International Conference on Dance and the Child, University of Alberta (A0436), 1978 JulyAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: Video cassette (3/4 inch, U-matic)
Item 17: Dissertation Films. "Moonstars to Moonmonster." (A0548)Add to your cart.
Access: Non-circulating
Physical Description: Video cassette (3/4 inch, U-matic)
Item 18: "The Making of the Pied Piper." Children's Creative Dance Theatre, University of Alberta, Edmonton. Choreographed and taught by Joyce Boorman.Add to your cart.
Physical Description: Video cassette (3/4 inch, U-matic)
Item 19: "Three Approaches to a Simple Dance Theme." Joan Russell conducts this workshop held at the International Conference on Dance and the Child, University of Alberta (A0438), 1978 JulyAdd to your cart.
Physical Description: Video cassette (3/4 inch, U-matic)
Sub-Series 4.2: Audio cassette tapesAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Item 1-2: "Creative Dance Booklet," 4-8 years, 1987Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 2 audio cassette tapes
Item 3-4: "The Astronauts", 1987Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 2 audio cassette tapes
Sub-Series 4.3: Motion picture filmAdd to your cart.
Note: The two film canisters are shelved after Box 8 and labeled "Box 8 suppl".
Item 1: 1. "Moonstars, Sundrops and Rainbeams" 2. "Skip Skip Skip" 3."Monster Dance"Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 16 mm film
Item 2: 1. "Slowly, Slowly" 2. "Towards Dance"Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 16 mm film
Sub-Series 4.4: Video cassette tapes (duplicates)Add to your cart.
Physical Description: Video cassettes (VHS)
Box 8aAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "Monsters, Sundrops and Rainbeams"; "Skip Skip Skip"; "Monster Dance"; "Slowly, Slowly" "Towards Dance"Add to your cart.
Location of Originals: Transferred from 16mm motion picture film in this collection.
Item 2: "Now I Am Three #2: Creative Dance With Young Children." (A0345)Add to your cart.
Item 3: "Three Approaches to a Simple Dance Theme." Joan Russell. (A0348)Add to your cart.
Item 4: "The Making of the Pied Piper." Joyce BoormanAdd to your cart.
Item 5: "When I Was Four." (A0618); "Five Going on Six." (A0619)Add to your cart.
Item 6: "The Peddlar and His Caps." Student performance, University of Alberta. (A0446)Add to your cart.
Item 7: Dissertation Films. (A0548) "Moonstars...Skip Skip Skip...Moonmonster"Add to your cart.
Item 8: "Creative Dance With Young Children." (A0347)Add to your cart.
Item 9: "The Elf and the Toadstool." (A0344)Add to your cart.
Item 10: "The Spaceling.", 1980Add to your cart.
Item 11: "Ghanian Music and Dance for the Child." Felix CobbsonAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 4.5: First International Conference on Dance and the Child, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: audio recordings, 1978Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Betty Redfern, keynote address; and Rose Hill, "Dance is For Every Body."Add to your cart.

Keynote Address: "This address examines the three aspects of dance education and their inter-relationships: Creator, Spectator, Performer."  (See also Box 4, Folder 12) . Ref. Number: 25-7-78 Side A.

"Panelists Felix Cobbson, Ann Hutchinson-Guest, Branka Petricevic, Joan Russell respond to four topics relating to the performance by the R-W Dance Co. All relate to children's dance." Ref. Number: 25-7-78 Side B.

Physical Description: Reel-to-reel audio tape (3 3/4 rpm).
Item 2: East Anglian Dance Theatre Company. "A Dance Performance for Children 5-8 Years."Add to your cart.
Panelists Debbie Bowes, Shirley Ririe, Josefina Lavelle respond to topics relating to choreography for children based on the performance of the East Anglian Dance Theatre Company. (See also Box 4, Folder 12). Ref. Number 26-7-78 Side A.
Physical Description: Reel-to-reel audio tape (1 7/8 rpm)
Item 3: Elizabeth Watts, "Dance Elements in Music Making and Painting."Add to your cart.
"A position paper which examines the use of the primary medium of movement as an introduction to music-making and painting." (See also Box 4, Folder 12). Ref. Number: 27-7-78 Side A.
Physical Description: Reel-to-reel audio tape (7 1/2 rpm)
Item 4: Sally Murphy, "Dance in the Curriculum."Add to your cart.
"A position paper which examines the problems within schools, curriculums, facilities and general attitude towards dance for children." (See also Box 4, Folder 12). Ref. Number 28-7-78 Side A.
Physical Description: Reel-to-reel audio tape (3 3/4 rpm)
Item 5: Ann Hutchinson-Guest,  "What Is the Language of Dance?"Add to your cart.
"A position paper which addresses three questions: What is the language of dance? At what age should language of dance start? What of other systems of notation?" Ref. Number 29-7-78 Side A.
Physical Description: Reel-to-reel tape (7 1/2 rpm)
Item 6: Virginia Tanner, "I Am Me."Add to your cart.
"This is the audio recording of the Teaching Demonstration given by Virginia Tanner with children from Children's Dance Theatre, Salt Lake City." (For videotape of demonstration, see Virginia Tanner Papers, 1945-1979, Box 10). Ref. Number 30-7-78 Side A.
Physical Description: Reel-to-reel audio tape (7 1/2 rpm)
Item 7: Ann Zirulnik, chairperson. "International Exchange."Add to your cart.
"Meredith Anthony, Australia; Barbara Haselbach, Austria; Luc Vervaeke, Belgium; Nora Chatwin, Canada; Marion North, England; Sheila Barnett, Jamaica; Tang Tehang, Korea; Josephina Lavelle, Mexico; Jean Silver, New Zealand; Inger Calmark, Norway; Elizabeth Murdoch, Scotland; Birgit Bowman, Sweden; Branka Petricevic, Yugoslavia; Ann Zirulnik, U.S.A." Ref. Number 31-7-78 Side A and B.
Physical Description: Reel-to-reel audio tape (3 3/4 rpm)
Series 5: Clippings, programs, brochures and other materialsAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Aklowa Center for Traditional African Drummers and DancersAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Virginia Tanner, Tribute, (November 1978) and letter requesting information on Tanner from a student working on a thesis at Brigham Young University, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 3: First International Conference on Dance and the Child: newspaper clippings, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Dance company brochures, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Auckland N.Z. Department of Education correspondence (2 items)Add to your cart.

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