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Interview with Genevieve Oswald

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Interview with Genevieve Oswald
Additional title: Invitation to dance (Radio program)
Oswald, Genevieve (Interviewee)
Terry, Walter (Interviewer)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1965-10-17
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-58
Oswald, Genevieve
Toscanini, Walter, 1898-1971
New York Public Library. Dance Collection
Denishawn Collection
Cia Fornaroli Collection
Radio programs
Funding: The processing 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.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded for radio station WNYC, New York October 17, 1965 New York (N.Y.)
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 27 min.) : acetate, full-track, 7.5 ips; 7 in.
The sound quality is excellent.
Interview with Genevieve Oswald conducted by Walter Terry and broadcast on October 17, 1965 by radio station WNYC, New York, on its series, Invitation to dance. Streaming audio file (approximately 27 minutes). [Music and introductory remarks by unidentified speaker.] Walter Terry introduces Genevieve Oswald, curator of the New York Public Library's Dance Collection [now the Jerome Robbins Dance Division]; Genevieve Oswald speaks about the collection and its new facilities in the Lincoln Center Library and Museum of the Performing Arts [now the The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center]; the official opening date; the availability of the collection to the general public; the history and growth of the collection since its beginnings in 1947 including Oswald's role in its development and direction; examples of some of the rare items in the collection; Walter Toscanini and his vast collection of dance materials; the book to commemorate the opening, titled Images of the dance [Images of the dance: historical treasures of the Dance Collection, 1581-1861, c. 1965]; the nature of the collection including newspaper clippings; the new film archive created with the support of Jerome Robbins [Jerome Robbins Film Archive]; more on Walter Toscanini and his donations of dance materials [now The Cia Fornaroli Collection at the New York Public Library]; the Denishawn collection; the plans to create a multi-volume catalog of the Collection; comparing the Dance Collection to dance collections held elsewhere including the goal of becoming a central repository. [Closing remarks by unidentified speaker and music].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 36937002
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117229
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4d935080-cb54-0136-4c2b-0b3c3a9f9686
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  • 1965: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Genevieve Oswald" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1965.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Genevieve Oswald" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 20, 2021.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1965). Interview with Genevieve Oswald Retrieved from

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Interview with Genevieve Oswald