Interview with Dorothy La Salle, 1977
NamesLa Salle, Dorothy (Interviewee)Murray, Ruth Lovell (Interviewer)National Dance Association (Contributor)American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (Contributor)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1977-06-04
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-549
TopicsO'Donnell, Mary PatriciaLa Salle, DorothyAmerican Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. Dance Division
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by Ruth Lovell Murray 1977, June 4 Millbrook (N.Y.)Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.Acquisition: Gift National Dance Association.Content: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 29 minutes). Ruth Lovell Murray speaks briefly about Dorothy La Salle's background; Dorothy La Salle speaks about her training, at Columbia University Teachers College, and how she came to focus on dance; her experience at the National Convention of the American Physical Education Association in 1930 in Boston (Mass.), in particular, how this led to her work with dance education in elementary schools; Mary O'Donnell and the formation of the Dance section of the American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation [later American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance]; her time at the United States Department of Education during World War II; how dance education in public schools has changed over the years.Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 18 minutes; however, the interview ends at approximately 9:40 minutes, and the remainder of the recording is blank). Dorothy La Salle speaks with Ruth Lovell Murray about her report on dance education in public schools; Margaret H'Doubler.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 47 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ipsSound quality is good in streaming audio file 1. It is fair in streaming audio file 2, which is marred by "tape hiss."
DescriptionInterview with Dorothy La Salle conducted by Ruth Lovell Murray on June 4, 1977 in Millbrook, New York, for the oral history archives of the National Dance Association. The interview ends at approximately 9:40 minutes into streaming audio file 2; the remainder of the recording is blank.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 80956229NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118345Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 859dc900-795f-0136-433e-65907ad9cba7
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