Modern Dance/Kentucky Records

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Modern Dance/Kentucky Records
Date
1971-1985
Extent
10.25 Cubic feet
Subjects
Artists--Kentucky--Lexington.
Modern dance--United States.
Posters.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into five series by format: Correspondence, Financials, Office Materials, Publicity, and Green Binder, Kathy Rees.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Carolyne Millsap; Ruth E. Bryan
Preferred Citation
2012ms520: [identification of item], Modern Dance/Kentucky Records, 1971-1985, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
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.
Scope and Content
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.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
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.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1980-1984

Correspondence, 1980-1984

  • Box 1-3
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Correspondence with programs, 1982

  • Box 1
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Correspondence, donations, and invitations, 1983-1984

  • Box 1
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Financials, 1971-1985

Accounting codes, 1982-1983

  • Box 2
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Budget, 1980-1982

  • Box 2
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Budget report, 1980-1982

  • Box 3
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Contributions, 1980

  • Box 2
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Deposit receipts, 1980

  • Box 2
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Duplicate ledger, 1979-1981

  • Box 2
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Evaluation reports, 1981-1982

  • Box 1
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Finance book, 1979-1985

  • Box 5
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Financials, 1979-1984

  • Box 1
  • Box 5
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Financials, black binder, 1977-1978

  • Box 2
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Financial reports, 1980-1983

  • Box 2-3
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Fundraising, 1980-1981

  • Box 1
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Funds report, 1982

  • Box 2
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Grant information, 1983

  • Box 3
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Grant questionaire, applications, 1983-1984

  • Box 1
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Grant recipient correspondence, 1981-1984

  • Box 1
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IRS correspondence, 1979

  • Box 1
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IRS forms, 1981-1984

  • Box 1
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Lexington Center Corp invoices, 1979-1980

  • Box 2
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Payroll sheet, 1979

  • Box 2
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Production funds and costs, Cabaret, 1984

  • Box 1
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Receipts, 1980

  • Box 2
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Salaries paid, 1981-1984

  • Box 1
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Tax form 990, 1971

  • Box 1
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Treasury reports, 1979

  • Box 2
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Tuition and finances, 1982-1983

  • Box 2
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Unpaid bills and loans, 1982

  • Box 3
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Office Materials, 1979-1985

Agenda, meeting minutes, 1982-1984

  • Box 1
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Applications, 1982

  • Box 2
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Applications for artistic director, 1981

  • Box 1
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By-Laws, 1982

  • Box 3
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Equipment schedule and check-list, 1985

  • Box 3
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Funder list, 1980-1983

  • Box 1
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Lease, 1979

  • Box 2
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List of board members, 1981-1982

  • Box 2
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Loose materials, 1980-1984

  • Box 3
  • Box 5
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Loose materials, meeting notes/outlines, 1982-1984

  • Box 1
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Mailing list, 1980

  • Box 2
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Meeting minutes, 1979

  • Box 2
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Membership information, 1979

  • Box 2
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Publicity, 1978-1984

Artifacts Magazine, Winter Edition, 1982-1983

  • Box 6
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Arts Place Journal, 1979

  • Box 2
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Arts Place Journal project overview, 1978-1980

  • Box 3
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Fliers, 1980-1984

  • Box 6
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News releases, 1982-1983

  • Box 2
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Newspaper clippings, 1982-1984, undated

  • Box 6
  • Box 3
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Origional production posters, 1981-1983

  • Box 6
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Performing arts organizations, undated

  • Box 3
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Photographs, undated

  • Box 6
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Production posters, Cabaret, 1984

  • Box 1
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Production posters, Dance Away the Grey, 1983

  • Box 1
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Southern Arts Federation Guide to Programs, 1983-1984

  • Box 2
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The Courier Journal, 1982

  • Box 6
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Green Binder, Kathy Rees, undated

  • Box 4
Comprises performance invitations, newspaper clippings, meeting notes, correspondence, dated 1980-1983.
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