Open for research; material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.
The collection includes three articles written by St. Denis, 1957 and nd, 48 photographs, primarily of St. Denis dancing, dance programs, 1943-1954, and clippings, 1947-1957. In addition there are some articles by others; Jean B. Miller, "Why have a religious dance choir?, " nd; Lee J. Vance, "The evolution of dancing, " 1892; and Laura B. Stan, "How the world dances, " nd. There are also two apparently unrelated photographs of a woman archer made by Gilbert Finlay.
Gift of Janice Ross, 1990.
An American dancer, living in Hollywood, who was particularly interested in the spiritual ramifications of dance, and promoting better understanding between church (broadly defined) and arts. She founded he Church of the Devine Dance in Hollywood in 1947.