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Inventory of the Margaret Palmer Taylor Collection of Sacred Dance
GTU 96-7-01  
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box 1:1 - 1:23

Series 1. Biographical 1930-2004

Physical Description: 23 folders
box-folder  1:1

Margaret Fisk Taylor Cheney Doane Conglomerate 1908-2001

Scope and Content Note

A detailed chronology of Taylor's life, 2001. Includes earlier drafts, CD, and print copy.
box-folder  1:2 - 1:21

Materials from five scrapbooks. 1930 - 1997

Scope and Content Note

These scrapbooks were created by Taylor and arranged in chronological order. They include articles, correspondence, programs, performances, flyers, music, photographs, and presentations.
box-folder  1:22 - 1:23

Memorial Service for Margaret Taylor 2004

Scope and Content Note

Includes DVD of the service and obituaries.
box 2:1 - 2:23

Series 2. Writings and performances 1926-2004

Physical Description: 23 folders
box-folder  2:1 - 2:12

Articles, correspondence, programs, performances, flyers, music, presentations. 1926-2004

Scope and Content Note

Included are collected articles on subjects such as general dance, dance as therapy, dance with children, and articles by Taylor. Includes some material on the Sacred Dance Guild.
box-folder  2: 12a

Look Up and Live, first edition. Includes dust cover. Inscribed by Taylor, 5/1969 1953

box-folder  2: 13

Time for Wonder, children's curriculum 1959

box-folder  2: 14

Time for Discovery, children's curriculum 1964

box-folder  2: 15

Time for Discovery, children's curriculum 1964

box-folder  2: 16

Report of the Special Committee on the Council's Role in the Field of Religion and the Arts, National Council of Churches 1965

box-folder  2: 17

Creative Dramatic Movement with Ten, Eleven, and Twelve year Olds 1967

box-folder  2: 18

Creative Movement: Steps Toward Understanding, includes film strip 1969

box-folder  2: 19

Dramatic Dance with Children in Education and Worship 1977

box-folder  2: 20

Considerations for Starting and Stretching a Sacred Dance Choir 1978

box-folder  2: 21

Hymns in Action, editor Douglas Adams 1985

box-folder  2: 22

Children Dancing Today's Challenges: Dances for Religious Growth in Supportive Groups, editor Douglas Adams 1995

box-folder  2: 23

The History of Symbolic Movement in Worship, editor Douglas Adams 1999

box 2:24 - 2:29

Series 3. Groups 1924-1983

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

Includes articles, programs, correspondence, and flyers on performances and workshops with groups that are Church, College, and Professional.
box 2:30 - 2:34

Series 4. Photographs 1945-1969

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Includes formal studio portraits of Taylor, Taylor dancing, photos of a sculptured bust of Taylor, and rhythmic dance choir performances.
box 2:35 - 2:46

Series 5. Subjects 1941-2003

Physical Description: 13 folders, 4 folios
box-folder 2 : 35

Gift of books from Taylor to the Pacific School of Religion Library 1969-70

box-folder 2 : 36

Taylor receiving Doctor of Humane Letters, Whitworth College, Spokane, WA 1998

box-folder 2 : 37

The Margaret Taylor Endowment Fund for Dance in Worship and Education Brochure, Pacific School of Religion ca. 1970s

box-folder 2 : 38

Note cards for talks, workshops, presentation, hand-written 1983, 1986

box-folder 2 : 39

Note cards hand-written for talk "Fifty Years of Sacred Dance" 1982 October 23

box-folder 2 : 40

Archibald MacLeish letter to Taylor. MacLeish sent Taylor the final unpublished lines of his verse play "J.B." when shown in Washington D.C., prior to the New York opening 1958 December 13

box-folder 2 : 41

"Meditations of a Minister's Wife on her Tenth Wedding Anniversary", talk by Taylor 1941

box-folder 2 : 42

Music and directions for dances ca. 2000-03

box-folder 2 : 43

Memorial Service for Taylor (See also: Box 1 File Folders 22-23.) 2004 November 27

box-folder 2 : 44

Sacred Dance on Television 1949-62

box-folder 2 : 45

"Margaret Taylor Doane: Reflections: "The First Ten Years 1958-1968: The Sacred Dance Guild" VHS Videotape. 1998

box-folder 2 : 46

United Church of Christ Fellowship in the Arts, Affirmation, Articles of Organization and Background materials 1976-77

box-folder SC 20 : 1

"True Freedom" Choreographed by Taylor. Music and script. Music composed by W. C. Yakovac. 1945, 1950, 1955

box-folder SC 20 : 2-5

"Naomi and Ruth" Choreographed and scripted by Taylor. Performance programs, script, and orchestral and choral music scores (using "Ruth" by Cesar Franck). ca. 1950

folio 1

Film reel, "Naomi and Ruth". Includes Film Strip and film strip script. undated

folio 2

Taylor Scrapbook ca. 1950s.

folio 3

Original music scores for "True Freedom" composed by W.C. Yakovac 1945