Finding aid prepared by Carolyne Millsap; Ruth E. Bryan
Modern Dance/Kentucky Records
University of Kentucky Special Collections
Collection is arranged into five series by format: Correspondence, Financials, Office Materials, Publicity, and Green Binder, Kathy Rees.
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
2012ms520: [identification of item], Modern Dance/Kentucky Records, 1971-1985, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
10.25 Cubic feet
5 document boxes, 1 flat box
The Modern Dance/Kentucky records (dated 1971-1985; 10.25 cubic feet; 4 document boxes, 1 flat box) comprise correspondence, financial material, office files (including reports), and publicity (posters, event programs, postcards, and newspaper clippings) documenting the activities of this Lexington, Ky.-based modern dance troupe.
Modern Dance/Kentucky (MD/K) was a non-profit, modern dance collective active in Lexington, Ky., from at least 1979 to 1985. David C. Johnson was the troupe's treasurer (1981-1983) and board president (1983-1985) during this time period. MD/K comprised a school and, starting in 1982, a performance troupe, Strong Wind Wild Horses, directed by Shirley Jenkins and Erik Whitmyre. MD/K was funded by the Kentucky Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kentucky Humanities Council, and the Lexington Opera House Fund.
The Modern Dance/Kentucky records (dated 1971-1985; 10.25 cubic feet; 4 document boxes, 1 flat box) comprise correspondence, financial material, office files and reports, and publicity (photographs, posters, event programs, postcards, and newspaper clippings) documenting the activities of this Lexington, Ky.-based modern dance school and their performance troupe, Strong Wind Wild Horses. The majority of the letters were sent to or from David C. Johnson in his role as treasurer and then board president (1981-1985). Some of the school/troupe's productions included, Dance Away the Gray (1983); Cabaret (1984); and 90 Minutes of Non-Stop Magic, and are documented in the publicity materials, which include handmade originals of posters and the troupe's logo. The financial material includes income and expenses (including members' costs associated with teaching dance classes), funding and donor information, and tax exemptions.
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.
Comprises performance invitations, newspaper clippings, meeting notes, correspondence, dated 1980-1983.