Interview with Betty Lynd Thompson, 1978

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Title
Interview with Betty Lynd Thompson, 1978
Names
Thompson, Betty Lynd (Interviewee)
Atkinson, Pearl (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978-10-13
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-1005
Topics
Graham, Martha
Thompson, Betty Lynd
Oregon., State College, Corvallis
Dance -- Study and teaching
Dance teachers -- United States
Genres
Interviews
Oral histories
Notes
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Pearl Atkinson 1978, Corvallis (Or.)
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 file 1 (approximately 30 minutes). [Introductory remarks]. Betty Lynd Thompson, staff member at Oregon State University from 1927-1971, speaks with Pearl Atkinson about the beginnings of her career as a dance teacher including her teacher Margaret [Newell] D'Houbler; the concept of modern dance, then known as "natural dance," at the time; her training, with Martha Graham and Hanya Holm, and at Bennington College; bringing Martha Graham to Oregon in 1940 including the local response as well as Thompson's arranging of a performance for children; her dance classes at Oregon State College; her touring company; her book entitled: Fundamentals of rhythm and dance, with an analysis of the rhythmic approach in teaching dance skills (1933); the teaching manual she created based on her course syllabuses; Miriam Lidster.
Content: Streaming file 2 (approximately 26 minutes). Betty Lynd Thompson speaks with Betty Lynd Thompson about student performances; musical accompaniment for her classes; teaching at other venues; her ceramics hobby; creating a cooperative relationship with her students; her thoughts on improvisation; teaching older people; Thompson reads aloud, from her "last book" [title not given], an excerpt that describes her philosophy of dance.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 56 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips.
Sound quality is good. The recording is marred by "tape hiss," but the speakers' voices are clear and easily intelligible.
Description
Interview with Betty Lynd Thompson conducted by Pearl Atkinson on October 13, 1978 in Corvallis, Oregon, as an NDA [National Dance Association] oral history interview.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 82814229
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118907
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bdcfe7d0-b311-0133-9e73-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Betty Lynd Thompson" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c08c26d0-b311-0133-579e-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Betty Lynd Thompson" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 17, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c08c26d0-b311-0133-579e-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1978). Interview with Betty Lynd Thompson Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c08c26d0-b311-0133-579e-3c07547a230f

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Interview  with Betty Lynd Thompson