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Betty Lynd Thompson Papers, 1916-1980

Betty Lynd Thompson, ca 1930s. Thompson was a dance instructor from 1927-1972 whose focus of interest was creative dance.

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MSS Thompson

The Betty Lynd Thompson Papers were created and assembled by Thompson, a dance instructor at Oregon State University from 1927 until her retirement in 1972. The Papers include correspondence; teaching materials and student papers; writings by Thompson on a variety of topics; publications pertaining to dance instruction; dance programs, clippings, and ephemera; photographs; and motion picture films.

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5 cubic feet, including 1500 photographs and 11 motion picture films; 12 boxes, including 1 oversize box

Related Papers

Materials pertaining to dance instruction and physical education at Oregon State are available in the College of Health and Human Performance Records (RG 031). Additional footage of dance performances are available in the Continuing Higher Education Films (FV P 048).

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