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Title
Interview with Miriam Gray, 1977
Names
Gray, Miriam (Interviewee)
Smith, Gwen K (Interviewer)
National Dance Association (Contributor)
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (Contributor)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977-05-10
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-599
Topics
Gray, Miriam
Dance teachers
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Gwen K. Smith 1977, May 10 Normal (Ill.)
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 American Alliance of of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
Content: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 31 minutes). Miriam Gray speaks about her background and education, including at the University of Missouri and Columbia University Teachers College; her time in New York City including seeing performances by Mary Wigman, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Fred and Adele Astaire, and others; her first years as a teacher; her further studies of dance, in Hawaii, and at Columbia University; the many dancers and ground-breaking choreography she saw in performance; the resumption of her teaching career; changes in her students over the years; current trends in dance [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].
Content: Streaming audio file 2 (13 minutes). Miriam Gray continues to speak about current trends in dance including gains and losses in funding and programs; her hopes for the future in dance education.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 44 min.)
Sound quality is fair on streaming audio file 1 (low volume) and good on streaming audio file 2. The recording is marred by some distortion, but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
Description
Interview with Miriam Gray conducted by Gwen K. Smith on May 10, 1977 in Normal, Illinois for the oral history project of the National Dance Association, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 81414168
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118434
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 58a56e20-7958-0136-9db2-0a9b6b112b6b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1977: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Miriam Gray" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/faf46080-c318-0133-cd41-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Miriam Gray" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 24, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/faf46080-c318-0133-cd41-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1977). Interview with Miriam Gray Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/faf46080-c318-0133-cd41-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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Interview with Miriam Gray