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[Six African American girls wearing ballet costumes and shoes : acetate film photonegative]

Photographer:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Creator:
Ansco (film manufacturer)  Search this
Names:
Doris N. Patterson School of Dance  Search this
Patterson, Doris N.  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 300
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
New coccine (or crocein scarlet) dye
Retouching
Photographs
Date:
circa 1948
Scope and Contents:
Job Number: 50585
Subject/Sitter: young ballerinas
On negative edge: "50585 Mrs. Doris Patterson 8 - groups - 1 glossy." Mrs. Patterson was probably the teacher. Some pencil retouching on faces and legs, red New Coccine on one girl's arm. Ansco Safety Film edge imprint.
A ProQuest search located a Dec. 17, 1947 Washington Post advertisement (p. 12) for the "Doris N. Patterson School of Dance 'for / colored' [sic] / 4126 [or 4125?] Minnesota Ave., N.E. VL 1786 / Annex Elks Home 1535 15th St. N.w. (3rd floor) / Courses for Children, Adults and Teachers in Russian Ballet, Toe, Creative, / Tap, Spanish, Acrobatic and Ballroom. Transportation furnished. Phone for / appointment."
General:
Box 84.
Exhibitions Note:
Reproduction photograph exhibited in "The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise" held in NMAAHC Gallery, NMAH, Jan. 30-Nov. 15, 2009; also reproduced in companion book to this exhibit.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Series 8: Business Records, Subseries 8.1: Studio Session Registers are restricted. Digital copies available for research. See repository for details.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Ballet dancers  Search this
Topic:
dance costume  Search this
Dance for children  Search this
Dance -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ballet  Search this
African American children -- Washington (D.C.).  Search this
Portraits, Group -- 1940-1960 -- Washington (D.C.).  Search this
African American girls  Search this
Genre/Form:
New Coccine (or Crocein Scarlet) dye
Retouching -- Pencil
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.5: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by job number
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.5: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by job number / Scurlock client negatives: P - Pyron
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fa7142dc-0ce8-4eea-b5ae-748ba22a2709
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-05-ref54004

Oral history interview with Paulus Berensohn, 2009 March 20-21

Interviewee:
Berensohn, Paulus, 1933-2017  Search this
Interviewer:
Shapiro, Mark, 1955-  Search this
Subject:
Anderson, Ian  Search this
Bennion, Joseph W.  Search this
Brown, Carolyn  Search this
Brown, William J. (William Joseph)  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Charlip, Remy  Search this
Cowles, Fleur  Search this
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
Dunn, Robert G.  Search this
Ekman, June  Search this
Garfinkel, Ron  Search this
Graham, Martha  Search this
Karnes, Karen  Search this
Kokis, George  Search this
Mendes, Jerry  Search this
Oliver, Mary  Search this
Peterson, Mary  Search this
Pieser, Jane  Search this
Raine, Yvonne  Search this
Richards, Mary Caroline  Search this
Stanford, Verne  Search this
Stannard, Ann  Search this
Supree, Burton  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Williams, Gerald  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Bennington College  Search this
Columbia University  Search this
Goddard College  Search this
Juilliard School  Search this
New York Philharmonic  Search this
Penland School of Crafts  Search this
Pendle Hill (School : Wallingford, Pa.)  Search this
Swarthmore College  Search this
Yale University  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Australia -- description and travel
Topic:
Artists' books  Search this
Ceramicists -- North Carolina -- Interviews  Search this
Communal living  Search this
Dance -- Study and teaching  Search this
Diaries -- Authorship  Search this
Dyslexia  Search this
Photography  Search this
Poets -- North Carolina -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15906
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)296474
AAA_collcode_berens09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_296474
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Paulus Berensohn

Interviewee:
Berensohn, Paulus  Search this
Interviewer:
Shapiro, Mark, 1955-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Bennington College -- Students  Search this
Columbia University -- Students  Search this
Goddard College -- Students  Search this
Juilliard School -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
New York Philharmonic  Search this
Pendle Hill (School : Wallingford, Pa.) -- Faculty  Search this
Penland School of Crafts -- Faculty  Search this
Swarthmore College -- Faculty  Search this
Yale University -- Students  Search this
Anderson, Ian, 1947-  Search this
Bennion, Joseph W., 1952-  Search this
Brown, Carolyn  Search this
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Charlip, Remy  Search this
Cowles, Fleur  Search this
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
Dunn, Robert G.  Search this
Ekman, June  Search this
Garfinkel, Ron  Search this
Graham, Martha  Search this
Karnes, Karen, 1925-2016  Search this
Kokis, George  Search this
Mendes, Jerry  Search this
Oliver, Mary, 1935-  Search this
Peterson, Mary  Search this
Pieser, Jane  Search this
Raine, Yvonne  Search this
Richards, Mary Caroline  Search this
Stanford, Verne  Search this
Stannard, Ann  Search this
Supree, Burton  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Williams, Gerald, 1926-2014  Search this
Extent:
60 Pages (Transcript)
7 Items (Sound recording: 7 sound files (4 hr., 13 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Australia -- Description and Travel
Date:
2009 March 20-21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Paulus Berensohn conducted 2009 March 20-21, by Mark Shapiro, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Berensohn's home and studio, in Penland, North Carolina.
Berensohn speaks of growing up in New York City and his family; his brother Lorin Bernsohn, cellist with the New York Philharmonic; his problems with dyslexia as a child and yet his interest in reading and learning; an early interest in dance and the lack of support he received from his family; his admittance into Yale University, from where he quickly removed himself to attend Goddard College in Vermont; after Goddard attending Columbia University, Juilliard, and Bennington College while studying dance; studying under both Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham; his relationship with M.C. Richards; his first teaching job at Pendle Hill in Pennsylvania that lead to teaching at Swarthmore College for four years; his want to become a production potter while living on a farm in rural Pennsylvania where he created an artist commune; working with pinched pots and moving to Penland, North Carolina to teach workshops at the Penland School of Crafts; his book, "Finding Your Way With Clay," which started as a journaling and teaching project while at Penland; his interest in book art via his interest in journaling; the importance of clay as a healing material that connects humanity and the earth and his role as an advocate for clay; his work in and travels to Australia; recent photography projects and his busy and active schedule. Berensohn also recalls Remy Charlip, June Ekman, Fleur Cowles, John Cage, Robert Dunn, Yvonne Rainer, Carolyn Brown, Mary Oliver, Karen Karnes, Burt Supree, Toshiko Takaezu, Ann Stannard, Gerry Williams, George Kokis, Joe Bennion, Bill Brown, Jane Pieser, Ron Garfinkel, Jenny Mendes, Ian Anderson, Verne Stanford, Meg Peterson, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Paulus Berensohn (1933-2017) was a poet, ceramic artist, dancer, and educator in Penland, North Carolina. Mark Shapiro (1955- ) is executive director of Lumina Art Gallery, in New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 SD memory cards. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 13 min.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the papers of Paulus Berensohn.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Topic:
Artists' books  Search this
Ceramicists -- North Carolina -- Interviews  Search this
Communal living  Search this
Dance -- Study and teaching  Search this
Diaries -- Authorship  Search this
Dyslexia  Search this
Photography  Search this
Poets -- North Carolina -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.berens09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e6399d8a-79fe-4885-b26c-7221f925e076
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-berens09
Online Media:

The Oxford handbook of dance and reenactment / edited by Mark Franko

Title:
Dance and reenactment
Editor:
Franko, Mark  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xx, 656 pages) : illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Date:
2017
Topic:
Choreography  Search this
Dance--History  Search this
Dance--Study and teaching  Search this
Dance  Search this
Call number:
GV1782.5 .O84 2017 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1152620

The natural body in somatics dance training / Doran George ; edited by Susan Leigh Foster

Author:
George, Doran 1969-2017  Search this
Editor:
Foster, Susan Leigh  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (viii, 229 pages) : illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2020
Topic:
Dance--Study and teaching--Psychological aspects  Search this
Dance--Philosophy  Search this
Mind and body  Search this
Call number:
GV1589 .G45 2020 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1148729

Dance, discipline, and the liberal self at a Ugandan Catholic boarding school / David G. Pier

Author:
Pier, David G. 1975-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Namasagali College  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Uganda
Date:
2016
Topic:
Dance schools  Search this
Modern dance--Study and teaching  Search this
High schools  Search this
High school students  Search this
School discipline  Search this
Call number:
DT1.A1 A26
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1096625

Learning Senegalese sabar : dancers and embodiment in New York and Dakar / Eleni Bizas

Author:
Bizas, Eleni  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 154 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Senegal
Africa, West
New York (State)
New York
Dakar
Date:
2014
Topic:
Dance--Anthropological aspects  Search this
Dance, Black--Influence  Search this
Dance--Study and teaching  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1083957

Dance at the 1966 World Festival of Negro Arts : of 'fabulous dancers' and Negritude undermined / Hélène Neveu Kringelbach

Author:
Neveu Kringelbach, Hélène 1969-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Fodeba, Keita  Search this
Ballet africains  Search this
Ballet national du Sénégal  Search this
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Senegal
Dakar
Africa, French-speaking West
Date:
2016
Topic:
Dance festivals  Search this
Dance--Study and teaching  Search this
Dance performance  Search this
Call number:
NX588.75 .M87 2016
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1086603

The performing arts of Africa

Author:
Dunham, Katherine  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa
Date:
1971
Topic:
Dance--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
NX567 .C714 1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_734810

Traditional dance and new theatre

Author:
Harper, Peggy  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1964
Topic:
Dance--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
DT1 .A2588
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_764092

Danse professionelle : les contretemps du système éducatif

Author:
Dièye, Aminata Sophie  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Senegal
Dakar
Date:
2000
Topic:
Dance--Study and teaching  Search this
Dance schools  Search this
Call number:
DT549.62 .O736
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_667058

The JVC/Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of Africa [videorecording]

Title:
JVC Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of Africa
Video anthology of music and dance of Africa
Author:
Yamamoto, Hiroshi  Search this
McArthur, Stephen  Search this
Yoshida, Hiroshi 1957-  Search this
Seeger, Anthony  Search this
Nketia, J. H. Kwabena  Search this
Nihon Bikutā Kabushiki Kaisha  Search this
Multicultural Media (Firm : Barre, Vt.)  Search this
Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings  Search this
Physical description:
3 videocassettes (157 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 3 books (3 v. ; 19 cm.)
Type:
Videorecordings
Place:
Africa
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Folk music--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids  Search this
Folk dancing--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids  Search this
Folk dance music--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids  Search this
Music--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids  Search this
Dance--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids  Search this
Call number:
ML3760 .J83 1996
Video 00342
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_515590

Fusing the divided : teaching dance in an apartheid society

Author:
Glasser, Sylvia  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
South Africa
Date:
1992
Topic:
Dance--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
PL8009.5 .K142
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_519938

Anthropology and human movement : the study of dances / [edited by] Drid Williams

Author:
Williams, Drid 1928-  Search this
Physical description:
263 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1997
Topic:
Dance--Anthropological aspects  Search this
Dance--Sociological aspects  Search this
Dance--Study and teaching  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_535640

African dance education in Ghana : curriculum and instructional materials for a model Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Dance in Society / W. Ofotsu Adinku

Author:
Adinku, W. Ofotsu (William Ofotsu)  Search this
Subject:
University of Ghana School of Performing Arts Curricula  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 76 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Ghana
Africa
Date:
1994
Topic:
Dance--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Dance  Search this
Call number:
GV1713.G4 A23 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_486958

Towards the national theatre concept : a model for the development of dance education within the Ghanaian University system / by William Ofotsu Adinku

Author:
Adinku, W. Ofotsu (William Ofotsu)  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 261 leaves : maps
Type:
Books
Place:
Ghana
Date:
1988
[1988]
Topic:
Dance--Study and teaching  Search this
Dance  Search this
Dance--Production and direction  Search this
Call number:
GV1753.5 .A23 1988
GV1753.5.A23 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_373889

The itinerant dancing and music masters of eighteenth century America

Author:
Benson, Norman Arthur 1921-  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 474 l. facsims. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1964
1963
To 1775
Topic:
Dance--Study and teaching  Search this
Music teachers  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
GV1623 .B47 1964
GV1623.B47 1964
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_45194

America learns to dance : a historical study of dance education in America before 1900 / by Joseph E. Marks, III

Author:
Marks, Joseph E  Search this
Physical description:
133 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1976
1957
[1976?]
Topic:
Dance--History  Search this
Dance--Study and teaching--History  Search this
Call number:
GV1623.M34 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_92907

Teaching African music and dance-drumming Paschal Yao Younge

Author:
Younge, Paschal Yao  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Ghana
Date:
2011
Topic:
Music--Instruction and study  Search this
Arts--Study and teaching  Search this
Arts, Ghanaian--Study and teaching  Search this
Dance--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
ML3760 .Y68 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1003828

History of the dance in art and education / Richard Kraus, Sarah Chapman Hilsendager, and Brenda Dixon

Author:
Kraus, Richard G  Search this
Hilsendager, Sarah Chapman  Search this
Gottschild, Brenda Dixon  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 420 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Dance--History  Search this
Dance--Study and teaching  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1012095

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