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|Size||16 feet of linear shelf space|
|Abstract||The collection of Charles M. Smallwood (1920-1996) contains scrapbooks, photographs, publications, research notebooks with dance notation, organizational records, and scattered correspondence related to his research and writings on international folk dancing. Scrapbooks hold a variety of materials including newspaper and magazine clippings, picture post cards, photographs, flyers, newsletters, and programs for dance performances and folk festivals such as Folkmoot USA in western North Carolina. Images in post cards and photographs depict folk dancing and traditional costumes and clothing. Publications include books, magazines, journals, and directories related to folk traditions, particularly dancing. Descriptive notes and dance notation including figures and diagrams comprise the research notebooks documenting a variety of specific folk dances from all over the world. Organizational records include by-laws and financial documents for the National Folk Organization of the United States of America. Scattered correspondence includes letters to Smallwood and his wife Judith R. Smallwood from Vytautas Finadar Beliajus, Lithuanian folk dancer and founder of Viltis: A Magazine of Folklore and Folkdance. Dance traditions represented in the collection span the globe and include Greek, Serbian, Bulgarian, Turkish, German, Russian, Jewish and Israeli, Maori, Kenyan, Indonesian, and Native American folk dancing. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.|
|Creator||Smallwood, Charles M., 1920-|
Charles M. Smallwood (1920-1996) was a professor of civil engineering at North Carolina State University. He received his PhD from Harvard University in 1950 and specialized in water pollution control. Smallwood also studied international folk dancing and supported folk dance communities, festivals, publications, and organizations.Back to Top
This summary description was created in July 2018 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.
Encoded by: Laura Smith, July 2018Back to Top