Guide to the Margaret Walker Dance Archive

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MS 8495

National Library of Australia

Created: 2006

Collection Summary

Creator
Walker, Margaret, 1920-1996
Title
Margaret Walker Dance Archive
Date Range
1938-1990
Collection Number
MS 8495
Extent
11.5 metres (82 boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

Professional and personal papers documenting Walker's involvement in a variety of Australian and international dance organisations from the late 1930s to the 1980s. These organisations include the Borovansky Ballet, Ballets Russes, the Colonel de Basil Ballet, the New Theatre Company (Melbourne), Unity Dance Group (Melbourne), Roseville Dance Centre (Sydney), the Australian Association of Dancers, Australian Association for Dance Education, Dance Concert, Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre and Western Districts Arts for Youth (Sydney).

Conditions Governing Access

Access conditions may apply to this collection, please refer to the collection's catalogue record for further information (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn561487).

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Margaret Walker Dance Archive, National Library of Australia, MS 8495, [series, subseries, piece or item number]'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

In 1989, the Performing Arts Board of the Australia Council provided a grant to organise and preserve these archives as a record of the pioneering work done by Margaret Walker in the field of folk and character dance. The Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre Archives was purchased by the National Library and received in two consignments. The first consignment arrived in November 1991. A guide detailing most of the documents in this consignment was prepared by Marie Anne Slaney (Series 1 - Series 15). Some material in this consignment was not arranged and described by Marie Anne Slaney, but was described subsequently by staff of the Manuscript Section (Series 17- Series 22). Much of this supplementary material consisted of issues of journals and periodicals, most of which was already held by the Library and was consequently offered to other collecting institutions. Those that did not duplicate existing holdings have been retained and are held in the Library's Australian and overseas collections. The second consignment consisting of three photograph albums (Series 23) was received in February 1993.

Existence and Location of Copies

The photograph albums in Series 23 have been digitised, and are available online through this finding aid and via the Library's catalogue (http://nla.gov.au/catalogue).

Arrangement

Prior to 1989, there was no formal arrangement to the material in the collection. Office files were created during the administrative work of the various organisations with which Margaret Walker was involved, but not on a systematic basis. Other material was simply allowed to accumulate. The collection was re-housed several times during Margaret Walker's career.

Biographical Note

Margaret Evelyn Walker (née Frey) was born in Bendigo, Victoria in 1920. Her childhood was spent in various Victorian country towns. She matriculated from MacRobertson Girls' High School in Melbourne in 1938. With no previous dance training, she began studying classical ballet with Edouard and Xenia Borovansky at the Borovansky Ballet Academy in Melbourne in 1940. She was a founder-member of the Melbourne Ballet Club and the Borovansky Ballet Company.

In 1944 her interest in dance and theatre was broadening and she joined the fledgling New Theatre Company. Moving away from classical ballet, she formed the Unity Dance Group in 1946. This group took a program of character ballets to workplaces and factories and developed a repertoire of Australian ballets on contemporary themes. Margaret also established a recreational dance group for the Junior Eureka League. In 1949 she married John Walker, an architect. Margaret was an Australian delegate to the World Festival of Youth and Students for Peace in Berlin in 1951. She subsequently visited the USSR on a three-week delegation tour and went on to several other European countries.

Margaret moved to Sydney in 1952. She organised the growing number of recreational dance groups into one body, the Association of Australian Dancers, with branches in each state. Between 1952 and 1964 Margaret was actively involved in all aspects of the Association of Australian Dancers. In 1958 she was invited by the Waterside Workers' Federation to assist in the formation of their Children's Arts Club, which gave the children of trade union members experience of dance, theatre, art and film. Margaret took into her family the first of her four adopted children in 1964. Her son, Kim Walker, is now a dancer and choreographer in his own right. From her home, Margaret ran the Roseville Dance Centre, a local school which taught folk and character dance and classical ballet.

In 1967, a visit to Australia by the Osipov Orchestra from the USSR gave Margaret the impetus she needed to establish a professional folk/character dance group in Australia. Her group was called Dance Concert. For the next ten years Margaret developed programs of international dances for performance at schools and in local festivals. Guest teachers were brought from overseas to pass on their skills in particular dance forms.

1974 saw the first year of funding from the Australia Council for a professional centre and with additional funding from the New South Wales government Margaret ran large-scale teaching programs in public and Catholic schools in Sydney suburbs. Increases in funding meant that from 1976 Dance Concert had to have a board of management. Relations between the Board and Margaret as artistic director were never easy, and in August 1977 Margaret was dismissed by the Board.

In September of the same year she established the Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre for the resourcing, teaching and demonstration of folk dance. From 1978 to 1988 she fostered teaching programs involving Western Districts Arts for Youth (Sydney) Theatre in Seven Hills, Sydney and the Blacktown Dancers and she continued to teach in Catholic and public schools whenever projects could be funded. Margaret also continued to bring overseas teachers and choreographers to Australia, arranging tours and funding for them. In addition, she was closely involved with the New South Wales branch of the Australian Association for Dance Education. Eventually she was to become one of the first Life Members of the Australian Association for Dance Education.

In 1982 Margaret was invited to choreograph the display of folkloric dance which formed part of the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. That same year her lifetime's work was officially recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours when she was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia. Despite growing ill health Margaret continued to work as much as she could and was also involved in organisations such as the Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre and the Western Sydney Performing Arts Foundation. In 1988 for the Bicentennial celebrations Margaret organised and choreographed the Wollongong Pageant of Nations and also toured a folkloric program to New South Wales country schools.

In 1989 Margaret moved to Canberra, where the Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre was incorporated. She died in Sydney on 20 December 1996.

Written by Marie Anne Slaney.

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Dance Concert, 1967-1982

Subseries 89.1.1a. Dance Concert, 1967-1976

Visit of Osipov Ensemble to Australia, 1967 (File 1)

3 letters, 2 programs.

Formation of Dance Concert, 1967 (File 2)

2 letters, 3 notices in Russian.

Constitutions of Dance Concert, 1968-1969 (File 3)

1 copy of the proposed constitution (1968), 2 copies of the proposed constitution (1969), 2 copies of the adopted constitution (1969).

Minutes of Dance Concert committee meetings, 1970-1971 (File 4)

31 pages. Incomplete collection.

Financial records of Dance Concert, 1968-1972 (File 5)

7 items. Incomplete collection.

Funding applications, 1970-1971 (File 6)

Includes applications by Dance Concert to the Australian Council for the Arts, 1970 and 1971, and the NSW Education Department Advisory Committee on Cultural Activities, 1970; and application by Kolobok Dance Company to the Australian council for the Arts, 1971.

Dance Concert correspondence, 1967-1970 (File 7a)

1 file.

Dance Concert correspondence, 1971 (File 7b)

1file.

Dance Concert correspondence, 1971-1972 (File 7c)

1 file.

Dance Concert notices and May 1970 newsletter, 1968-1970 (File 8)

34 pages of notices, 2 copies of newsletter.

Dance Concert notices and July 1971 and January 1972 newsletters, 1971-1972 (File 9a)

34 pages of notices, 2 newsletters.

Notices to Dance Concert members, 1973 (File 9b)

2 pages.

Handwritten notes by Margaret Walker, 1971 (File 10a)

14 pages.

Notes from a survey of interstate dance companies, 1968 (File 10b)
Survey of Dance Concert since its formation, 1970 (File 11)

15 pages.

Orders to Dance Concert for recordings of folk dance music, 1969-1971 (File 12)
Margaret Walker: material relating to interests in dance organisations other than Dance Concert, 1967-1971 (File 13)

18 items.

Dance Concert (Melbourne) and the formation of Kolobok Dance Company, 1970-1972 (File 14)

15 items.

Waratah Spring Festival, 1969-1971 (File 15)

Margaret Walker was director of the dance component of the festival in 1970.

Dance Concert performances, 1967-1970 (File 16a)

16 programs, 5 letters and 1 notice. Includes programs for Northside Arts Festival 1969 and Captain Cook Bicentenary Celebrations, 1970.

Dance Concert first interstate tour, Melbourne, 1969 (File 16b)

4 items.

Dance Concert performances, 1971 (File 17)

7 programs, 2 news clippings.

Dance Concert performances, 1972 (File 18)

10 programs, 4 other items.

Dance Concert performances, 1973 (File 19)

5 programs, 1 notice.

Dance Concert performance at Willoughby Festival, 1973 (File 20)

2 programs, leaflet and notes.

Dance Concert performance at Goulburn Lilac Festival, 1973 (File 21)

Festival program and 2 Dance Concert programs.

Dance Concert performance. Christmas season, 1973 (File 22)

2 programs.

Dance Concert Visiting Teacher Projects, 1968-1973 (File 23)

9 items.

Dance Visit of Moiseyev Ensemble, 1968 (File 24a)

18 items.

Stars of the Russian Ballet. Australian tour, 1969 (File 24b)

5 items.

Dance Concert Teacher Project no. 1: Neil Samsonova and Anatole Fedorov, 1968-1969 (File 25)

8 items.

Dance Concert. Visit of Csaba Palfic, 1968 (File 26)

10 items.

Dance Concert Teacher Project no. 2: Csaba Palfi, together with booklet 'An introduction to Hungarian folk dances' by Csaba Palfi, 1969-1970 (File 27)

8 items and 2 copies of booklet.

Dance Concert. Visit of Csaba Palfi, 1972 (File 28)

11 items.

Dance Concert Teacher Project no. 3: Ricky Holden, 1970 (File 29)

27 items.

Dance Concert Teacher Project no. 4: Alexander Plisetsky, 1971 (File 30)

10 items.

Dance Concert Summer School, 1970-1971 (File 31)

13 items. Tutors: Margaret Walker, Marina Berezowsky, Michel Poudot and W. van Heeckeren.

Dance Concert Summer School, 'From Folk Dance to Footlights', 1972 (File 32)

22 items. Tutors: Margaret Walker, Csaba Palfi, Laurel Martyn, Marina Berezowsky.

Dance Concert Summer School enrolment forms, 1972 (File 33)
Dance Concert Summer School, n.d. (File 34a)

4 items. Tutors: Margaret Walker, Lucy Jumawan, Laurel Martyn.

Dance Concert Summer School workshop, 1973 (File 34b)

1 program.

Dance Concert School of Character Dance, 1972 (File 35)

4 items.

Dance Concert proposed overseas study tour with Margaret Walker, 1973 (File 36)

4 items.

Visit by Margaret Walker to the Second International Ballet Competition, Moscow. Itinerary and handwritten report, June, 1973 (File 37a)
Programs for amateur musical productions, 1972 (File 37b)

2 programs. Choreography by Margaret Walker.

Dance Concert. Summary of activities, 1974 (File 38)

3 items.

Dance Concert Annual report, 1975 (File 39)

2 copies.

Dance Concert. Financial records, 1974-1976 (File 40)

15 pages, 1 cash box, receipts. Incomplete.

Subseries 89.1.1b. Dance Concert, 1974-1976

Dance Concert funding applications. Australia Council for the Arts letter, and draft application to the Karmel Committee for a schools program, 1974 (File 41)

1 letter and 2 copies of application. Application to the Karmel Committee includes philosophy of Dance Concert and description of activities.

Dance Concert funding application to the Community Arts Board, 1974 (File 42)

5 pages.

Dance Concert open letter to funding bodies, 1975 (File 43)

3 copies.

Inquiry into Assistance in the Performing Arts. Notes on the inquiry, 1975 (File 44)

4 pages.

Dance Concert. Correspondence, 1974-1975 (File 45)

18 letters.

Dance Concert membership application and Members' letter, 1975 (File 46a)
'A policy for dance in Australia'. Paper by Margaret Walker. 11 November, 1974 (File 46b)
Dance Concert newsletters, January 1974 and April 1975 (File 47)
Dance Concert list of concerts, 1974 (File 48)

1 file.

Dance Concert advertisements for dancers, 1974-1975 (File 49a)
Dance Concert, 1975 (File 49b)

2 media notices and 1 press clipping.

Institute of International Dances, 1974 (File 50)

7 items. Includes a book of Russian music; a booklet 'Mexican native dances'; and a booklet 'Folk dances for all to learn and enjoy'.

Institute of International Dances, 1975 (File 51a)

6 items. Includes notes on Indian dance.

Institute of International Dances. Research project, 1974 (File 51b)

3 items.

Institute of International Dances. Teachers' register, 1975 (File 51c)

1 file.

Dance Concert School of Folk and Character Dance, 1974 (File 52)

5 items.

Dance Concert School of Folk and Character Dance, 1975 (File 53)

7 items.

Folk Dance Mobile, 1975 (File 54)

7 items.

Folk Dance Mobile. Work schedule, July, 1974 (File 55)
Folk Dance Schedules for School shows, n.d. (File 56)

5 lists.

Dance Concert performances, 1974 (File 57)

5 programs, 5 notices.

Dance Concert performances at Fairfield Festival of Nations, 1975 (File 58)

5 items.

Dance Concert performances, 1975 (File 59)

16 items.

Dance Concert performances, 1975 (File 60)

5 souvenir programs.

Dance Concert interstate tour to Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Darwin and Townsville. 24 May to 17 June, 1974 (File 61)

Programs, report and press clipping.

Dance Concert interstate tour with Jurgen Schneider and Anatoly Borzov to Adelaide, Northern Territory and Perth. 26 October to 5 November, 1974 (File 62)

2 sets of notes.

Dance Concert Visiting Teacher Project, 1974 (File 63)

6 letters, 1 press release.

Dance Concert. Visits of Jurgen Schneider and Anatoly Borzov, 1974 (File 64)

14 items.

Dance Concert Summer School and booklet 'Mexican native dances', 1974 (File 65)

3 notices and 2 copies of booklet. Tutor: Guillermo Keys-Arenas.

Dance Concert Summer School, 1974 (File 66)

5 items. Tutor: Krishnan Nair, Nancy Caruana, Harry Haythorn, Priscilla Ruffell.

Dance Concert Autumn School, 1975 (File 67a)

4 items. Tutors: Csaba Palfi, Margaret Walker.

Dance Concert. Visit of Csaba Palfi. Notes on teaching Hungarian dance and script of dance drama by Csaba Palfi, 1974 (File 67b)

2 items.

Dance Concert. Poster, business card, logos, program cover, n.d. (File 68a)
'Ethnic dances'. Article by Patrick O'Flaherty in Migration Action, vol. 1, no. 3, 1974 (File 68b)

1 copy of periodical and 2 copies of article.

Community Arts Compost. File of conference material, 1974 (File 68c)

Conference on community arts.

Dance Concert. Report on research project, 1974 (File 68d)

Subseries 89.1.2. Dance Concert, 1976-1982

Dance Concert. Report to incoming Board members, March, 1976 (File 69)

5 pages.

Dance Concert. Certificate of Incorporation, 9 July, 1976 (File 70)

2 copies.

'Dance Concert 1977 ... 10 years of development'. Report, 1977 (File 71)

5 pages.

Dance Concert. Summary; notes on organisation of Dance Concert; planning of company work, 1977 (File 72a)
Dance Concert. Work notices and financial papers, 1976 (File 72b)

1 file.

Dance Concert. Minutes of Committee of Management meetings, 5 November 1976-17 August 1977 (File 73a)
Dance Concert. Minutes of Committee of Management meetings and memos between Committee and staff, 1977 (File 73b)

1 file.

Dance Concert. Financial records, 1976 (File 74)

8 items.

Dance Concert. Financial records, 1977 (File 75)

5 items.

Dance Concert. Financial records, 1977 (File 76)

6 items

Dance Concert. List of fees for shows, n.d. (File 77)
Dance Concert. Funding applications, 1976-1977 (File 78)

4 items.

Dance Concert. Correspondence, 1976 (File 79)

7 letters.

Dance Concert. Correspondence, 1977 (File 80)

6 letters.

Dance Concert. Internal memos, 1977 (File 81)
Dance Concert. Newsletters: vol. 1, no. 1 - vol. 2 no. 2., 1976-1977 (File 82-83)

Complete set.

Dance Concert. Newsletters working papers including mailing list, 1976-1977 (File 84)

36 pages.

Dance Concert. Margaret Walker's handwritten notes, 1977 (File 85)

40 pages.

Dance Concert. Margaret Walker's notes on discussion with T. Witsel about the post of associate director (File 86)

2 pages.

Dance Concert. Membership applications, 1976 (File 87)

5 items.

Dance Concert. Membership lists, mailing list, list of associated groups, 1976-1977 (File 88)
Dance Concert. Letterhead samples, n.d. (File 89)
Dance Concert. Members questionnaire, 1977 (File 90a)

3 copies.

Dance Concert. Promotional advertising for Volkswagen, 1976 (File 90b)

2 press clippings.

Dance Concert. Schools Folk Dance Project, Report to Schools Commission, 1976-1977 (File 91a)

32 pages.

Dance Concert. Schools Folk Dance Project, 1976-1978 (File 91b)

1 file.

Dance Concert. Schools Folk Dance Project. Advertisement for folk dance teachers, 1976 (File 92)
Dance Concert. Schools Folk Dance Project. Schedules of school visits, 1976 (File 93)
Dance Concert. Schools Folk Dance Project. Schedules of school visits, 1977 (File 94)
Dance Concert. Proposed performance bookings, 1977 (File 95)

5 pages, handwritten.

Dance Concert. Report on work schedules, May, 1977 (File 96)

2 copies.

Dance Concert. Performances, 1976 (File 97)

7 programs.

Dance Concert. Performances, 1977 (File 98)

2 programs, 5 leaflets, 1 poster.

Dance Concert. 'Dance of the Australian people', 1977 (File 99)

10 programs.

Dance Concert. North Coast tour schedule and budgets, July to August, 1977 (File 100a)
Rolando Cano Flores, press clipping, 1977 (File 100b)
Dance Concert. Summer School, 12-16 January 1976 and Spring School, 30 August to 3 September, 1976 (File 101)

4 items. Includes 'Dances of Australia 1833-1975' program.

Dance Concert. Summer Schools, Lismore, 17-21 January 1977 and Sydney, 24 -28 January 1977; Spring School, 29 August-2 September 1977. Notices and advertising, KEIA, vol. 2, no. 1, 1977 (File 102)

Tutors: Lucy Jumawan, Krishnan Nair, Rolando Cano Flores, Valda Craig, Margaret Walker.

Dance Concert. School of Folk and Character Dance, 1977 (File 103a)

4 items.

ISTD dance seminar program, 1976 (File 103b)
Dance Concert. Research project. Questionnaire to Polish group, n.d. (File 104)

2 copies.

Dance Concert. Research project. Questionnaire to Hungarian group, n.d. (File 105)

2 copies.

Dance Concert. Research project. Questionnaire to Croatian group, n.d. (File 106)

2 copies.

Dance Concert. Research project. Questionnaire to Slovenian group, n.d. (File 107)

2 copies.

Dance Concert. Research project. Questionnaire to Greek group, n.d. (File 108)

2 copies.

Dance Concert. Visit to Moscow by Margaret Walker to discuss proposal for 3 year plan for cultural exchange projects. Notes, 1976-1977 (File 109)
Dance Concert. Program for company rationalisation. Report, 1977 (File 110)
Dance Concert. 1978-1979 forward plan, 1977 (File 111)

2 reports and 1 list of suggested personnel.

Dance Concert. Funding application to the Australia Council for 1978. Submission and working notes, including copies of financial records, 1977 (File 112a)
Dance Concert. 1978 alternative budget, 1977 (File 112b)

Notes and 2 letters.

Dance Concert. Dismissal of the Director, Margaret Walker on 17 August 1977, notes on the establishment of the Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, proposals on the future work of Margaret Walker, 1977-1982 (File 113)

23 letters, 2 statements, notes and papers.

Dance Concert Ltd, 1978 (File 114)

22 items. Later Folklorico Australia.

Poem to Nellie Samsonova by an unknown pupil, n.d. (File 115)

Subseries 89.1.3. Dance Concert, 1967-1970

Notebooks and business diaries belonging to Margaret Walker. 8 items.

Subseries 89.1.4. Dance Concert, 1971-1972

Notebooks and business diaries belonging to Margaret Walker. 21 items.

Subseries 89.1.5. Dance Concert, 1973-1975

Notebooks and business diaries belonging to Margaret Walker. 17 items.

Series 2. Address books

Comprises Subseries 89-2-1 and Subseries 89-2-2, including undated address books (10 items), 1 file of address lists and 1 card index of address.

Series 3. Association of Australian Dancers, 1951-1964

Subseries 89.3.1. Association of Australian Dancers, 1951-1965

Notebooks and diaries belonging to Margaret Walker. Includes diary of Margaret Walker's trip to Berlin in 1951 as member of the Australian delegation to the World Festival of Youth and Students. 6 other items.

Subseries 89.3.2. Association of Australian Dancers, 1960-1964

Constitution of the Association of Australian Dancers, n.d. (File 1)

4 booklets, 2 amendments.

Syllabi for Association of Australian Dancers' classes, n.d. (File 2a)

1 notebook with loose inserts.

Syllabi for Association of Australian Dancers' classes, n.d. (File 2b)

5 booklets.

Association of Australian Dancers. National Council, n.d. (File 3)

1 ledger.

Association of Australian Dancers. Activities and programs, n.d. (File 4)

10 items.

Association of Australian Dancers. Articles on the association in Our Women, March-May, pp. 14-15. (File 5)
Classical ballet, by Margaret Walker, n.d. (File 6)

1 article, 1 lecture.

Association of Australian Dancers Summer School, 1964 (File 7a)

1 file.

Association of Australian Dancers Summer Schools, n.d. (File 7b)

4 pamphlets.

Association of Australian Dancers. (File 8)

1 file. NB. Placed in new folder as original was damaged.

Association of Australian Dancers. National records, 1960-1961 (File 9)

1 notebook.

Association of Australian Dancers. 'Folk dancing for all occasions', Association of Australian Dancers publication, n.d. (File 10)
Association of Australian Dancers. Janet Henderson. 'An Australian dancer in Vietnam', Association of Australian Dancers publication, n.d. (File 11)
Association of Australian Dancers. Jean Garling. 'Ballet and the dance', n.d. (File 12)

Copies of extracts from Garling's article written for the Australian Encyclopedia.

Association of Australian Dancers. Extracts from the letters of Alida Glasbeek, Association of Australian Dancers publication, n.d. (File 13)
Association of Australian Dancers. Igor Moiseyev and Galina Ulanova. 'Folk dance and ballet of the USSR', Association of Australian Dancers publication, n.d. (File 14)
Association of Australian Dancers. Janet Henderson. 'Festival letters', parts I and II, Association of Australian Dancers publication, n.d. (File 15)

Subseries 89.3.3. Association of Australian Dancers, 1953-1964

Margaret Walker. Personal notes on folk dance, n.d. (File 1)

1 file.

Margaret Walker. Personal notes on folk dance, n.d. (File 2)

2 notebooks.

Association of Australian Dancers. Membership cards, n.d. (File 3)
Association of Australian Dancers. Details for organisation of ADD executive committee, n.d. (File 4)
Association of Australian Dancers. Questionnaire to members, n.d. (File 5)
Association of Australian Dancers. 'Notes on the history of dance'. Association of Australian Dancers publication, n.d. (File 6)
Association of Australian Dancers. Material for the preparation of publication, 'Notes on the history of dance', n.d. (File 7)

1 file.

Association of Australian Dancers. Letter to Association of Australian Dancers from Western Australia outlining an Aboriginal legend for potential ballet, n.d. (File 8)
Margaret Walker. Article on the Borovansky Ballet, Tribune (?),18 August 1954, together with typescript of reply by John Manifold, 1964 (File 9)
Association of Australian Dancers. John Manifold. 'Traditional dances in Australia', Association of Australian Dancers publication, n.d. (File 10)
Association of Australian Dancers. 'Background to Moldavian' and 'After Mazowsze', Association of Australian Dancers publication, n.d. (File 11)
Association of Australian Dancers. 'Another Leningrad company to Australia and New Zealand', Association of Australian Dancers publication, n.d. (File 12)
Association of Australian Dancers. 'Dancing from Botany Bay to Bucharest', Association of Australian Dancers publication, 1953 (File 13)
Association of Australian Dancers. Diploma of participation in IV Festival Mondial de la Jeunesse et des Etudiants pour la Paix L'amitie, Bucharest, August, 1953 (File 14)

Series 4. Roseville Dance Centre, 1963-1971

Subseries 89.3.4. Roseville Dance Centre, 1963-1971

Notebooks and diaries. 14 items.

Series 5. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1976-1988

Subseries 89.4.1. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1976-1979

Notebooks and diaries. 27 items.

Subseries 89.4.2. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1980-1981

Notebooks and diaries. 18 items.

Subseries 89.4.3. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1982-1984

Notebooks and diaries. 17 items.

Subseries 89.4.4. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1987-1988

Notebooks and diaries. 8 items.

Subseries 89.4.5. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1987-1988

Notebooks and diaries. 8 items.

Subseries 89.4.6. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1977-1978

Student reports and certificates, 1977 (File 1)

1 file.

Teaching records - Catholic schools, 1977 (File 2)

1 file.

Csaba Palfi and Ricky Holden, 1977 (File 3)

1 file.

School reports, 1977 (File 4)

1 file.

Nursery college, 1977 (File 5)

1 file.

Sydney University - essays, 1977 (File 6)

1 file.

Darling School, 1977 (File 7)

1 file.

Schools - invoices, payments, 1977 (File 8)

1 file.

School correspondence, 1977 (File 9)

1 file.

Teaching and Schools Commission, 1977 (File 10)

1 file.

Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1977-1978 (File 11)

1 file.

Subseries 89.4.7. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1977-1981

Margaret Walker. Proposed World Dance Study Tour, 1978 (File 1)

1 file.

Application for funding, 1977-1978 (File 2)

1 file.

Work of the Centre, 1978 (File 3)

1 file.

USSR, 1978 (File 4)

1 file.

Margaret Walker. Handwritten notes on Iranian dance. Taken at talk by Hengemeh Mofici, 1978 (File 5)
Margaret Walker. Reviews, notes and photocopies, 1978 (File 6)
Mail in and out, 1978 (File 7)

1 file.

Financial statements, 1978-1981 (File 8)

1 file.

Catholic schools, 1978 (File 9)

1 file.

Teachers' reports, 1978 (File 10)

1 file.

Wollongong, 1978 (File 11)

1 file.

Leeton - Lismore, 1978 (File 12)

1 file.

INSEA, 1978 (File 13)

1 file.

Subseries 89.4.8. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1977-1978

Dance On. Newsletters of the WMFDC. Full set.

Subseries 89.4.9. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1979-1980

Grants, 1979 (File 1)

1 file.

Correspondence, 1979 (File 2)

1 file.

Calendar, 1979 (File 3)

2 copies.

ACPE, 1979 (File 4)

1 file.

Tour, 1979 (File 5)

1 file.

Canberra, 1979 (File 6)

1 file.

Horsley Park Co-operative, 1979 (File 7)

1 file.

Margaret Walker. Reviews, 1979 (File 8)

5 items.

Subscribers, 1979 (File 9)

1 file.

Programs for teaching term 3 and after-school groups, 1979 (File 10)

1 file.

Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre. Work of the Centre, 1979 (File 11)

1 file.

CEO, 1979-1980 (File 12)

1 file.

Catholic schools, 1979 (File 13)

1 file.

Kolobok (character company), 1979-1980 (File 14)

1 file.

Subseries 89.4.10. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1980-1985

Financial statements to June and December, 1980 (File 1)

2 copies.

Funding appeal letter from Margaret Walker, 1980 (File 2)
Funding, 1980 (File 3)

1 file.

Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre. Work of the Centre, 1980 (File 4)

1 file.

Northern Territory, 1980-1985 (File 5)

1 file.

Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust, 1980 (File 6)

1 file.

Dance Spectrum, 1980 (File 7)

1 file.

Pauline Claydon, 1980 (File 8)

1 file.

Bora Ozkok, 1980 (File 9)

1 file.

NSW country tours. Bathurst - Gunning, 1980-1982 (File 10)

1 file.

Alexandru David, 1980 (File 11)

3 items.

Correspondence, 1980 (File 12)

1 file.

References and curricula vitarum, 1980 (File 13)

1 file.

Subseries 89.4.11. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1981-1983

Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre. Document, 1981 (File 1)

1 file.

Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre. Work of the Centre, 1981 (File 2)

1 file.

Canberra Multicultural Dance Festival, 1981 (File 3)

1 file.

Carnivale (Sydney), 1981-1982 (File 4)

1 file.

Women and the Arts festivals, 1981 (File 5)

1 file.

ALP (political lobbying), 1981 (File 6a)

1 file.

ALP (political lobbying), 1981 (File 6b)

1 file.

Dance and the Child International, 1981 (File 7)

1 file.

Magungun, 1981 (File 8)

1 file.

Pacific Peacemaker, 1981 (File 9)

2 items.

Anatas Kolarovski, 1981 (File 10)

8 items.

In-service course for NSW teachers. Booklet. 'Music, dance and crafts of the cultures', Newport, NSW, March, 1981 (File 11)

1 item.

NSW country tours, 1981 (File 12)

3 items.

Funding, 1981 (File 13)

1 file.

Financial statement. Balance sheets, 1981 (File 14)
Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust, 1981 (File 15)

2 items.

Resource sales order book, 1981-1983 (File 16)
Agenda for meeting of folkloric dance group leaders. 18-19 October, 1981 (File 17)
Margaret Walker. 'Ballet and other forms of dance in schools', 29 April, 1981 (File 18)
Margaret Walker. Performance reports on the Australian Ballet and Sydney Dance Company for the Australia Council, 1981 (File 19)
Margaret Walker. Reference for P. Allen, 1981 (File 20)
Correspondence, 1981 (File 21)

Subseries 89.4.12. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1981

Brochures and leaflets from visit to Prague and Bratislava.

Subseries 89.4.13a. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1982-1987

Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre. Work of the Centre, 1982 (File 1)

1 file.

Teaching course - Lismore, 1982 (File 2)

1 file.

Pauline Claydon, 1982 (File 3)

1 file.

Syllabus, 1982 (File 4)

1 file.

Syllabus, 1982-1983 (File 5)

1 book.

Funding, 1982 (File 6a)
Budget. Revenue and expenditure statements. Accountant's letter, 1982 (File 6b)
Mail in and out, 1982-1985 (File 7)

1 file.

Correspondence, 1982 (File 8)

1 file.

Margaret Walker. Dance funding in NSW, 1982 (File 9)

1 file.

Margaret Walker. Arts policy statements, 1982 (File 10)

1 file.

Dance policy, 1982-1984 (File 11)

3 items.

Multicultural Artists' Agency, 1982 (File 12a)

1 file.

Multicultural Artists' Agency, 1982 (File 12b)

1 file.

Ethnic Dance Sydney for the Australia Council, 1982 (File 13)

10 items.

Margaret Walker. Citation for the Order of Australia, 1982 (File 14)
MWDC. Australian International Multicultural Dance Festival, 1982 (File 15)

1 file.

Margaret Walker. Commonwealth Games, Brisbane, 1982 (File 16)

1 file.

MWDC. Dance International, 1982 (File 17)

3 items.

MWDC. Dance Australia, 1982-1987 (File 18)

1 file.

Subseries 89.4.13b. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1982

Material from ethnic survey undertaken by MWDC with grant from the Australia Council.

Subseries 89.4.14. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1982-1985

Australia Council Employment Project Artists in Community, 1983-1984 (File 1)

1 file.

Publicity and press, 1982-1985 (File 2)

1 file.

Orders for resources, 1983-1984 (File 3)

1 file.

Grant applications to Australia Council, 1983-1985 (File 4)

1 file.

Multicultural Artists' Association, 1983 (File 5)

1 file.

Community Arts Associations, 1983 (File 6)

1 file.

Rutherglen, 1983 (File 7)

1 file.

Vasilios Papachristou Tour, 1983 (File 8)

1 file.

Children's Dance Spectrum, 1983 (File 9)

1 file.

Secondary Schools Board, 1983 (File 10)

1 file.

Margaret Walker. Nepean CAE. Honorary Advisory Panel, 1983 (File 11)

1 file.

Correspondence about funding, 1983 (File 12)

6 items.

Work of the Centre, 1983 (File 13)

8 items.

Yves Moreau tour, 1983 (File 14)

5 items.

Dance reports for the Australia Council, 1983 (File 15)

7 items.

Margaret Walker. NSW Premier's Department, Cultural Grants Advisory Council. Invitation to membership, 1983 (File 16)
Application for Bicentennial endorsement of activities, n.d. (File 17)
Dance Network, 1983 (File 18)

2 items.

Margaret Walker. Policy statements on dance, 1983 (File 19)

2 papers.

Australia Council Music Board implementation proposals. Comments by Margaret Walker, 1983 (File 20)
Australia Council Rotherwood Plan. Comments by Margaret Walker, 1983 (File 21)
Travel budget, 1983-1984 (File 22)
Correspondence, 1983 (File 23)

1 file.

Margaret Walker. Article titled 'Meet Margaret Walker'. Network News, p. 7, February, 1983 (File 24a)
Article on Revesby Primary School multicultural dance program. Liverpool Flyer, vol. 1, no. 1, p.3, October, 1983 (File 24b)

Subseries 89.4.15a. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1984

Work of the Centre, 1984 (File 1)

12 items.

Willi O'Garro tour, 1984 (File 2)

2 files.

Work schedules, 1984 (File 3)

1 file.

Community Arts Association of NSW. Conference, 1984 (File 4a)

1 file.

Arts Development Conference, Sydney, 1984 (File 4b)

1 file.

Records of meetings of teachers of Greek dance, Sydney, 1984 (File 5)

3 items

Margaret Walker. Nomination for the BHP Award for the Pursuit of Excellence, 1984 (File 6)
Moshe Telem. Tour, 1984 (File 7)

1 file.

Margaret Walker. Ros Bower Memorial Award, 1984 (File 8)

1 file.

'Save our stages' campaign, Sydney, 1984 (File 9)

1 file.

Teacher training courses, 1984 (File 10a)

1 file.

'Dances of Australia'. In-service course for teachers, 1984 (File 10b)

1 file.

Subseries 89.4.15b. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1984

Community Employment Program, 1984 (File 11a)

1 file.

Community Employment Program, 1984 (File 11b)

1 file.

Funding, 1984 (File 12)

4 items.

Chinese Youth League. Application to Australia-China Council for funding, 1984 (File 13)
International Organisation of Folk Art. (IOV). Various dates, 1984 (File 14)

6 newsletters.

Correspondence, 1984 (File 15a)

1 file.

Mail in and out. November-December, 1984 (File 15b)

1 file.

Claymore Public School Disadvantaged School Program. Submission in booklet with additional loose material, 1984 (File 16)
Funding application to NSW Department of Education for Revesby Primary School Programs, 1984 (File 17)

Subseries 89.4.16a. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1984-1988

Publicity, 1985-1988 (File 1)

1 file.

Work of the Centre, 1985 (File 2)

15 items.

Correspondence, 1984 (File 3)

1 file.

Correspondence, 1985 (File 4)

14 items.

Visiting Chinese teachers, 1985-1986 (File 5)

1 file.

Alexandru David, 1985-1986 (File 6)

1 file.

Anatoly Borzov, 1985 (File 7)

1 file.

Tours, 1984-1985 (File 8)

1 file.

Funding, 1985 (File 9)

9 items.

Finance, 1985 (File 10)

2 items.

Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, 1985 (File 11)

1 file.

Staff meetings. Margaret Walker's personal notes, 1985 (File 12)
Program, 1st International Folk Dance Festival, Bavaria, August, 1985 (File 13)
'Dance of Australia'. In-service course for teachers, March, 1985 (File 14)

2 items.

Meetings, 1985 (File 15)

1 file.

University of Sydney. Teaching, 1985 (File 16)
Committee of Management, 1985 (File 17)

1 file.

Subseries 89.4.16b. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1985

International Folk Dance Camp, Narrabeen, NSW. Two files, reports and press clipping.

Subseries 89.4.17. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1986

Publicity and letters, 1986 (File 1)

1 file.

Yuri Mironov. Also, material relating to proposed visit of Nellie Samsonova, 1986 (File 2)

1 file.

Dance Spectrum, 1986 (File 3)

1 file.

Folk Dance Camp, Narrabeen, 1986 (File 4)

2 files.

Australian Folk Trust. 2nd National Folklore Conference (File 6)

1 file.

Master copies of office publications, 1986 (File 7)

1 file.

University of Sydney. Teaching, 1986 (File 8)

1 file.

Premises, 1986 (File 9)

1 file.

Funding, 1986 (File 10)

10 files.

Finances, 1986 (File 11)

2 items.

Carnivale, 1986 (File 12)

1 file.

Press clippings re performances from July, 1986 (File 13)

1 file.

Newsletters, 1986 (File 14)

1 file.

Correspondence, 1986 (File 15)

11 letters.

Work of the Centre, 1986 (File 16)

18 items.

Work schedules, 1986 (File 17)

12 items.

Information for Board of Management. Reports (incomplete), 1986 (File 18)

7 pages.

Australia Council. Reviews of operations, 1986 (File 19)

5 items.

South Australian Ethnic Affairs Commission. Proposal for a Folkloric Dance Ensemble, 1986 (File 20)

1 letter, 1 extract from report.

Margaret Walker. 'Folkdance in Australia', 1986 (File 21)

1 copy.

Focus on Folk Conference, Sydney, October, Recommendations, 1986 (File 22)

1 copy.

Margaret Walker. Michelle Potter. Correspondence regarding the visit of the Colonel de Basil Company to Australia, 1986 (File 23)

2 letters, photocopies of information.

Artistic report, 1986 (File 24)

Report incorrectly dated 1985.

MWSFDC. Claymore Public School Dance project. Progress report, 1986 (File 25)

Subseries 89.4.18. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1987

Work of the centre, 1987 (File 1)
Evaluation of office procedures. Report by Julie Dyson of the Australian Association for Dance Education, July, 1987 (File 2)
Diary, 1987 (File 3)
Work schedules (File 4)

1 file.

Minutes of Board of Management meetings, 1987 (File 5)
Publicity, 1987 (File 6)

1 file in envelope.

Master copies of office publications, 1987 (File 7)

1 file.

'Where to folk dance in Sydney'. Master copies, 1987 (File 8)
Focus on Folk Dance conference and workshops. October, 1987 (File 9)

1 file.

International Folk Dance Camp, Narrabeen, 1987 (File 10)

1 file.

Folk Dance Resource weekend, Canberra, January, 1987 (File 11)

1 file.

Dance Spectrum featuring Fiesta Internationale and Taniec, 1987 (File 12)

1 file.

Folk Dance Spectrum, 1987 (File 13)

1 file.

Carnivale, 1987 (File 14)

1 file.

Anandavalli. Sydney Opera House performance, November, 1987 (File 15)

1 file.

Margaret Walker. 20th anniversary of involvement in folk dancing. Celebration on M.V. Kanangra, Sydney Harbour, 31 May, 1987 (File 16)

1 file.

Australia - USSR Society, 1987 (File 17)

1 file.

Work of the Centre, 1987 (File 18)

21 items.

NSW Department of Education. Performances for Schools. Policy statement, 1987 (File 19)
Papers relating to teaching, 1987 (File 20)

2 items.

Susan Lamelas, 1987 (File 21)

1 file.

Lev Golovanov, 1987 (File 22)

1 file.

Andre Klimov, 1987 (File 23)

1 file.

Subseries 89.4.19. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1986-1988

Australia Council conditional offer of grant, 1987 (File 1)

1 letter in binder.

Funding, 1987 (File 2)

10 items.

Financial statements for projects, 1987 (File 3)
Work schedules, 1987 (File 4)
Budget estimates, 1987 (File 5)
Budget control sheets, 1987 (File 6a)
Accounts, 1987 (File 6b)

2 copies.

Lobbying letter regarding funding cuts. December, 1987 (File 7)
Mail in. October to December, 1987 (File 8)

1 file.

Mail out. February to September and March to December, 1986-1987 (File 9)

1 file.

Lobbying letters, 1987-1988 (File 10)

1 file.

Correspondence, 1987 (File 11)

8 letters.

Mail in and out, 1987 (File 12)

2 lists.

Material for annual report, 1987 (File 13a)

1 file.

Material for annual report, 1987 (File 13b)

1 file.

Subseries 89.5.1. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1979-1987

Annual reports of the Centre.

Series 6. NSW Premier's Department. Cultural Grants Advisory Council [Note: permission required for research], 1983-1986

Subseries 89.6.1. NSW Premier's Department. Cultural Grants Advisory Council [Note: permission required for research], 1983-1986

Documents relating to meetings of Council.

Subseries 89.6.2. NSW Premier's Department. Cultural Grants Advisory Council [Note: permission required for research], 1983-1986

Documents relating to meetings of Council.

Series 7. Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre [Note: partly permission required for research], 1968-1988

Subseries 89.7.1. Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre [Note: permission required for research], 1982-1986

Agenda and minutes of Board meetings.

Subseries 89.7.2. Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre, 1968-1988

Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre. Annual report, 1977 (File 1)
Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre. Annual report, 1978 (File 2)
Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre. Annual report, 1983 (File 3)
Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre. Annual report, 1984-1985 (File 4)
Other material relating to Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre, 1968-1988 (File 5)

16 envelopes.

Series 8. Songbooks, 1947-1956

Subseries 89.8.1. Songbooks, 1947-1956

The Internationale. Sheet music. Issued by Australia-Soviet Friendship League. Melbourne, Melbourne the Ruskin Press, n.d. (File 1)
World Democratic Youth Song. Sheet music. Issued from the Third World Festival of Youth and Students for Peace, Berlin, 1951 (File 2)
We're for peace. Sheet music. Issued from the Third World Festival of Youth and Students for Peace, Berlin. (File 3)
Singing Englishmen - a feature program of workers' songs in British life. Catalogue. Compiled for the Festival of Britain for the Workers' Music Association, London, 1951 (File 4)
International songs. Songbook with music. Issued by Australia Youth Carnival for Peace and Friendship Committee, Sydney, 1952 (File 5)
Songs of Poland. Songbook with music. Issued for the World Festival of Youth and Students, Warsaw, 1955 (File 6)
Canti dell'Alpe e d'altre canzoni. Songbook with music. Milan, n.d. (File 7)
'My country', 'Song of the partisans of peace', 'The valley rings', 'Songs to Stalin', 'Life mountain path to the summit leading'. Series of songs sheets issued by the Union of Working Youth of the Roumanian People's Republic, n.d. (File 8)
Songs of New China. Songbook with music. The All China Federation of Democratic Youth, n.d. (File 9)
Songs of New China. Songbook with music.Peking, the Music Publishing House, 1955 (File 10)
Selected Chinese mass songs. Songbook with music. The All China Music Workers' Association, 1952 (File 11)
Youth sings. Songbook. International Union of Students, Prague, for the World Festival of Youth and Students, Budapest, 1949 (File 12)
Chantons la paix. Songbook. Edited for the French delegation to the World Festival of Youth and Students for Peace. Paris, 1951 (File 13)
Wir singen mit unserm Freunden. Songbook. Zentralrat der freien deutschen Jugend, Berlin, for the Third World Festival of Youth and Students for Peace, Berlin, 1951 (File 14)
Pour la defense de paix. Sheet music. Paris, n.d. (File 15)
Leben, singen, kaempfen. Songbook. Liederbuch der freien deutschen Jugend. Berlin, 1949 (File 16)
Everybody sing. Songbook. Melbourne, National Council of the Eureka Youth League. 2nd edition, n.d. (File 17)
Canti dei pionieri. Songbook. Rome, Consiglio Nazionale dell' Associatione Pionieri d'Italia, n.d. (File 18)
The shuttle and the cage : Industrial folk ballads. Songbook. Edited by Ewan McColl. London, Workers' Musical Association, 1954 (File 19)
Chansonnier 51. Songbook. 80 chansons nouvelles pour la paix. Paris, 1951 (File 20)
Unter den friedlichen Fahnen woll'n wir uns ruehen. Songbook. Zentralrat der freien deutschen Jugend, Berlin, n.d. (File 21)
Rebel songs. Songbook. Edited by Edgar Waters and S. Murray-Smith for the Australian Student Labour Federation, Melbourne, 1947 (File 22)
Rebel songs. Songbook. Australian Student Labour Federation, 1953 (File 23)
Songs for Australians. Songbook. The Youth Labour Association, Melbourne, 1956 (File 24)
Freedom songs. Songbook. Melbourne, Victoria, n.d. (File 25)
Singing Englishmen. Songbook. Collection prepared for a Festival of Britain concert. London, Workers' Music Association, 1951 (File 26)
Wir singen zu den Weltfestspielen. Incomplete series of sheet music. Zentralrat der freien deutschen Jugend, Berlin, 1951 (File 27)
Cantec de Intrecere. Sheet music. Roumania, n.d. (File 28)
Songbook (no title or music) edited by John and Margaret Walker., 1950 (File 29)
Famous last words or Join the walk (words only). Sydney, n.d. (File 30)

Subseries 89.8.2. Songbooks, 1954-1963

'Evening program for World Youth Week'. Supplement to World Youth, February, 1954 (File 1)
'Your souvenir book', International Children's Day. Compiled by Margaret Walker for the Waterside Workers' Federation, Sydney, 1963 (File 2)
Songbooks (no title) compiled by Margaret Walker, n.d. (File 3)

Series 9. Blacktown (NSW), 1978-1988

Subseries 89.9.1. Blacktown (NSW), 1981-1985

Blacktown, 1981 (File 1a)

1 file.

Blacktown, 1982-1984 (File 1b)

1 file.

Blacktown, 1984 (File 1c)

1 file.

Blacktown Dancers, 1984 (File 2)

1 file.

Blacktown. Report, 1982-1984 (File 3)

1 file.

Blacktown Dancers, 1984 (File 4)

1 file.

Blacktown Dancers, 1985 (File 5)

1 file.

Blacktown Dancers. Master copies office publications, 1984-1985 (File 6)

1 file.

Subseries 89.9.2. Blacktown (NSW), 1978-1988

Blacktown Dancers. Comment sheets on performances, 1984-1985 (File 1)

1 file.

Blacktown. Letters, application, contacts, Carnivale, 1985 (File 2)

1 file.

Blacktown. Arts survey, 1985 (File 3)

1 file.

Blacktown Dancers. Reports and programs, n.d. (File 4)

1 file.

Blacktown. Schools contacts, n.d. (File 5)

1 file.

Blacktown, 1986 (File 6)

1 file.

Blacktown Festival, 1983-1986 (File 7a)

1 file.

Blacktown Festival, 1986 (File 7b)

1 file.

Dancing schools - Blacktown area. (File 7c)

1 file.

Correspondence received, 1986 (File 7d)

1 file.

Blacktown Festival, 1987 (File 8)

1 file.

Dance Spectrum. Confirmation, comment sheets, 1987-1988 (File 9)

1 file.

Blacktown, 1978 (File 10)

3 items.

Blacktown, 1979 (File 11)

3 items.

Blacktown, 1980 (File 12)

5 items.

Blacktown, 1981 (File 13)

28 items.

Blacktown, 1982 (File 14)

34 items.

Blacktown, 1983 (File 15)

18 items.

Blacktown Festival, 1983 (File 16)

1 file.

Subseries 89.9.3. Blacktown (NSW), 1984-1987

Blacktown, 1984 (File 1)

1 file.

Blacktown City Council Community Arts Team. Dance directory, 1984 (File 2)
Blacktown, 1984 (File 3)

4 items.

Blacktown, 1985 (File 4)

1 file.

Blacktown, 1986 (File 5)

17 items.

Blacktown finances, 1987 (File 6)

1 file.

Blacktown, 1987 (File 7)

16 items.

Series 10. Arts in Western Sydney, 1975-1986

Subseries 89.9.4. Arts in Western Sydney, 1975-1986

Parramatta complex, 1984 (File 1a)

1 file.

Western Sydney Community Forum, 1984 (File 1b)

1 file.

South Western Metropolitan Regional Arts Development Committee, 1983-1984 (File 1c)

1 file.

Western Sydney Arts Lobby, 1985-1986 (File 2)

1 file.

Central Western Community Arts Committee. Proposal for 1984 (File 3a)

1 file.

Central Western Community Arts Committee. Proposal for 1985 (File 3b)

1 file.

Westfest, 1983-1984 (File 4a)

1 file.

Westfest (File 4b)

2 news clippings.

Arthur Pike. Development of arts activities in the Sydney Western Region. Australian Council for the Arts, Community Arts Committee, 1975 (File 5)
Artwest Foundation Ltd, n.d., and Western Sydney Area Assistance Scheme, n.d. (File 6)

Pamphlets.

Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre, 1982-1984 (File 7)

1 file.

Central Western Community Arts Committee, 1983, 1986 (File 8)

6 items.

Western Sydney Performing Arts Foundation Ltd. Memorandum and Articles of Association. (File 9)
Full flight newsletter of the Central Western Arts Project, and Orange Festival of Arts, 1983 (File 10)

3 issues of newsletter and 1 booklet.

Western Sydney Performing Arts Foundation, 1982-1985 (File 11)

10 items.

Artswest member (File 12)

7 issues.

Western Sydney newsletter (File 13)

8 issues.

Report of the work of Ethnic Arts Field Officer, Western Metropolitan Region, 1982-1983 (File 14a)
Report of Artist in Community Training Program. Australia Community Arts Board, 1982 (File 14b)

Series 11. Western Districts Arts for Youth (Sydney), 1980-1986

Subseries 89.9.5. Western Districts Arts for Youth (Sydney), 1980-1986

WAY Theatre (File 1a)

1 file.

WAY Theatre. Master copies of dances and notices. (File 1b)

1 file.

WAY Theatre, 1982-1985 (File 2)

1 file.

Association of Youth Theatre in NSW and ACT minutes of meetings; Fringe Theatres Committee minutes of meetings (File 3)
C.A.N. Penrith City Community Arts News (File 4)

4 issues.

Around Fringe. Magazine of the Fringe Theatres Committee (File 5)

6 issues.

WAY Theatre. Notices, n.d. (File 6)

6 items.

WAY Theatre, 1980 (File 7)

3 items.

WAY Theatre, 1981 (File 8)

1 file.

WAY Theatre, 1982 (File 9)

7 items.

WAY Theatre, 1983 (File 10)

5 items.

WAY Theatre, 1984 (File 11)

3 items.

WAY Theatre, 1985 (File 12)

7 items.

WAY Theatre, 1986 (File 13)

1 file.

WAY Theatre. Constitution, n.d. (File 14)

Series 12. Australian Association for Dance Education [Note: partly permission required for research], 1977-1987

Newsletters for Australian Association for Dance Education branches are held in the Library's serials collection.

Subseries 89.9.6. Australian Association for Dance Education [Note: permission required for research], 1977-1987

Australian Association For Dance Education, 1977 (File 1)

4 items.

Australian Association For Dance Education, 1978 (File 2)

8 items.

Australian Association For Dance Education, 1979 (File 3)

5 items.

Australian Association For Dance Education, 1980 (File 4)

9 items.

NSW Branch. Agendas and minutes of meetings, 1981 (File 5)
National Secretariat, 1981 (File 6)

9 items.

Correspondence between Australian Association For Dance Education and Margaret Walker, 1978-1982 (File 7)

10 items.

NSW Branch. Agendas and minutes of meetings, 1982 (File 8)
NSW Branch. Dance in Education survey, 1982 (File 9)

4 items.

National Secretariat, 1982 (File 10)

10 items.

Tasmanian Dance Directory, 1982 (File 11)
NSW Branch. Dance Directory NSW, 1979-1983 (File 12)

4 annual issues.

Australian Association For Dance Education, 1983 (File 13)

10 items.

NSW Branch. Agendas and minutes of meetings, 1984 (File 14)
NSW Branch. Dance Week, 1984 (File 15)

6 items.

National Secretariat, 1984 (File 16)

3 items.

NSW Branch. Agendas and minutes of meetings, 1985 (File 17)
NSW Branch. Dance Week, 1985 (File 18)

2 items.

National Secretariat, 1985 (File 19)

4 items.

NSW Branch. Agenda and minutes of meetings, 1986 (File 20)
NSW Branch. Dance Week, 1986 (File 21)

6 items.

National Secretariat, 1986 (File 22)

28 items.

NSW Branch. Agendas and minutes of meetings, 1987 (File 23)
NSW Branch. Dance Week, 1987 (File 24)

8 items.

NSW Branch, Folk Dance Subcomittee. Minutes of meetings, 1987 (File 25)
National Secretariat, 1987 (File 26)

8 items.

Dance Community Survey, n.d. (File 27)
Constitution and proposed amendments, n.d. (File 28)
National dance research centre proposals (File 29)

1 file.

Subseries 89.9.7. Australian Association for Dance Education, 1986-1987

Focus on Folk Dance Conferences, October 1986, January 1987 and October 1987 (3 files).

Series 13. Canada, 1981-1987

Subseries 89.10.1. Canada, 1981-1987

The Canada Council. Aid to artist, 1986-1987 (File 1)
The heritage arts in Canada. Report of conference, Toronto, 1983 (File 2)
Canadian Folk Arts Council. Canada's cultural riches: a submission to the Federal Cultural Policy Review Committee, 1981 (File 3)
Decade. Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan. Special edition of journal, n.d. (File 4)
Multiculturalism and Government of Canada, n.d. (File 5)

Pamphlet.

Canada. Federal Cultural Policy Review Committee. Summary of briefs and hearings, 1982 (File 6)
Multiculturalism is a permanent Government policy, n.d. (File 7)

Pamphlet.

Canadian Folk Arts Council. Annual report, 1982-1983 (File 8)
Canada. Department of the Secretary of State, Multiculturalism directorate. Assistance directory for ethnocultural communities in Canada, n.d. (File 9)
Canada. Repertoire des groupes d'art populaire de la region de Montreal, 1983 (File 10)
Canada. Department of the Secretary of State. Multiculuralisme: vive les differences. Ottawa, 1984 (File 11)
Yves Moreau. Report of Australia tour, 1985 (File 12)
Folk arts in Canada (File 13)

5 items.

Folk festivals in Canada (File 14)

14 items. See also newspaper cuttings for information on the international folk festival at Drummondville.

Canadian Folk Arts Council. Focus: the national folk arts production seminars, 1981-1985 (File 15)

8 items.

Canada. Folk dance groups (File 16)

4 items.

Series 14. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre: additional material, 1965-1984

Subseries 90.1.1. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre: additional material, 1965-1984

Margaret Walker. Correspondence in Russian (File 1)

14 letters.

Correspondence, 1982-1983 (File 2)

7 letters.

Correspondence, 1984 (File 3)

26 letters.

Logos (File 4)
Margaret Walker. Dance programs including items arranged by Walker (File 5)

3 programs.

seasons, 1971-1972 (File 6)

2 posters, 1 handbill.

Northside Arts Festival, 1965-1973 (File 7)

10 programs.

Dance Circle. Sydney Western suburbs dance co-operative, 1980 (File 8)

1 file.

Curricula vitarum (File 9)

1 file.

Nepean College of Advanced Education, School of the Arts. Annual report, 1982 (File 10a)
Nepean College of Advanced Education, School of the Arts. Bachelor of Arts degree, Stage III proposal, n.d. (File 10b)
Nepean College of Advanced Education, School of the Arts. Annual report, 1983 (File 10c)
Wollongong Institute of Higher Education. Associate Diploma in the Arts (Performing and Visual). Stage III submission to the NSW Higher Education Board, 1981 (File 11)
Margaret Walker. Teaching. 3 student essays, n.d. (File 12)
Second International Ballet Competition, Moscow, 1973 (File 13)

11 programs.

Series 15. Margaret Walker: early material, 1941-1986

All references to New Theatre in this series are to New Theatre, Melbourne, unless stated otherwise.

Subseries 90.2.1. Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre: early material, 1941-1986

Borovansky Australian Ballet. Programs, 1941-1959 (File 1)

20 programs and fliers.

Borovansky Ballet company. Studio Programs, 1941-1953 (File 2)

25 programs.

Borovansky Ballet company. Note to company members from Borovansky, n.d. (File 3)

Signed by Edouard Borovansky.

'Ballet in Australia'. Article on Edouard Borovansky. Our Women, October-December, 1954 (File 4)
Obituary of Edouard Borovansky. Review of Borovansky Australian Ballet: 'The Sleeping Princess' (File 5)

1 press clipping.

Borovansky Ballet company. Studio advertising, n.d. (File 6a)

2 advertisements.

Margaret Walker. Personal notebook, 1946-1948 (File 6b)
New Theatre. 'Reedy River', 1953 (File 7)

1 program. Original production. Program signed by Richard (Dick) Diamond, the playwright, and members of the cast.

New Theatre. 'Reedy River', 1953 (File 8a)

1 program.

'Songs from Reedy River', n.d. (File 8b)

2 songbooks.

New Theatre, Sydney. 'Reedy River', 1969 (File 8c)

1 program.

New Theatre. 'Reedy River'. Handcrafted leather album embossed with Unity Dance Group and 'Reedy River' logos (File 8d)

1 album. Made 1953 for 'Reedy River' mementos. Never used.

'In the shade of the coolibah tree'. A musical by Richard (Dick) Diamond (File 8e)

Photocopy of script.

New Theatre. Playscripts. 'The Inspector General', 'They came to a city', 'The fascinating foundling' (File 9)

Photocopies of scripts.

New Theatre. 'Mayir Mayi: 7 sisters of the sky'. Script by Sye Goemer (File 10)

Submitted but never used.

Miscellaneous, including New Theatre : 10 years of New Theatre, 1947-1948; notes on the history of New Theatre, Australia, 1959; notes compiled for New Theatre jubilee, 1986; reply by Margaret Walker regarding notes on history, 1947-1986 (File 11)

2 pamphlets, 2 pages notes, 1 reply.

New Theatre. Programs, 1943-1956 (File 12)

6 programs.

New Theatre. The work of the actor, n.d. (File 13)
Unity Dance Group. Notices and programs, 1948-1951 (File 14)

27 items.

Unity Dance Group. Report to UDG from Association of Australian Dancers, 1952 (File 15)
Unity Dance Group. Report on Junior Eureka League, 1950 (File 16)
Unity Dance Group. Bulletin, 1948 (File 17)
Unity Dance Group. Bulletin, 1950-1951 (File 18)
Unity Dance Group. Bulletin, 1952 (File 19)
Unity Dance Group. Article on Margaret Frey (Margaret Walker) from Stockade, n.d. (File 20)
Eureka Youth League. Songbooks and song sheets (File 21)

5 items.

Eureka Youth League. Programs, n.d. (File 22)

5 items.

Eureka Youth League. 'Eureka in song and story'. Souvenir of the Centenary, 1954 (File 23)
Eureka Youth League. R.D. Walshe. The true hero of the Eureka Stockade, 1954 (File 24)
Waterside Workers' Federation Children's Dance Group, 1956-1965 (File 25)

8 items.

Wharfies and Actors Equity Charity Concert, n.d. (File 26)

1 program. Concert included Michael Bentine and Gladys Moncrieff.

1st World Festival of Youth and Students, Prague, 1947 (File 27)

Book.

2nd World Festival of Youth and Students, Budapest, 1949 (File 28)

Book.

3rd World Festival of Youth and Students, Berlin, 1951 (File 29)

8 items. Margaret Walker was an Australian delegate to this conference.

4th World Festival of Youth and Students, Bucharest, 1953 (File 30)

5 items.

5th World Festival of Youth and Students, Warsaw, 1955 (File 31)

5 items.

Margaret Walker. Handwritten notes on life in USSR, 1951 (File 32)
Roseville Dance Centre, 1963-1965 (File 33)

13 items.

Roseville Dance Centre, 1966-1967 (File 34)

15 items.

Roseville Dance Centre, 1968-1970 (File 35)

9 items.

Roseville Dance Centre, 1971-1973 (File 36)

4 items.

Roseville Dance Centre. Syllabi, n.d. (File 37)

5 items.

Roseville Dance Centre. Teachers' notes, n.d. (File 38)

3 items.

Roseville Dance Centre. Russian dance competition. Certificates to RDC pupils, 1970 (File 39)

2 certificates.

Roseville Dance Centre. Captain Cook Bicentenary celebrations, 1970 (File 40)

2 certificates of participation.

Roseville Dance Centre. Pupil survey, n.d. (File 41)

Incomplete.

Roseville Dance Centre. Advertising, n.d. (File 42)

3 items.

Roseville Dance Centre. Notices, n.d. (File 43)

7 items.

Margaret Walker. Visit to USSR (File 44)

11 theatre programs and 2 speeches from hosts.

Margaret Walker. Handwritten notes on choreography of 'Aurora's Wedding' by Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo (File 45)
Margaret Walker. Handwritten notes from 'Arts of mine' by Irene Cowan, n.d. (File 46)
Viewpoint on Dance and Ballet, 1964; Australian/Soviet Information and Cultural Exchange Bulletin, no. 1, 1959 (File 47)

2 newsletters. Edited by Margaret Walker.

Naida Redshaw School of Ballet, 1964 and 1966 (File 48)

2 programs. Margaret Walker listed as teaching assistant.

8th Wangaratta Arts Festival Program, 1960 (File 49)
Les Ballets Africains. Program, review of performance by Margaret Walker and letter, 1965 (File 50)

3 items.

Radio Moscow interview transcripts, n.d. (File 51)

2 items.

Association of Australian Dancers, Brisbane group, n.d. (File 52)

3 items.

Series 16. [Series number not used]

Series 16 does not exist as this number was not used when the collection was arranged into series.

Series 17. Subject files, 1938-1990

Aboriginal Dance : Programs; information brochures; policy statement; photocopies of magazine articles, 1979-1983 (File 1)

Actors' Equity : Handbook; information sheet and pamphlet on actors' award; standard contract of service; copy of Industrial Gazette; update of award rates and pay conditions, 1980-1985 (File 2)

Adelaide Folkloric Society : Program, 1984 (File 3a)

Amandla : Newspaper cuttings, 1988 (File 3b)

American Ballet : Miscellaneous, including copies of Stagebill, December, 1980 and January, 1981; Performing Arts, 1981; and programs, 1951, 1952, 1981, 1951-1981 (File 3c)

Arabian Dance : Brochure, 1978 (File 4a)

Armenian Dance : Brochure, information sheet and program, 1975 (File 4b)

Arts Law Centre : Brochure, 1985 (File 4c)

Asia Miscellany : Programs, n.d. (File 4d)

A.S.S.I.T.E.J. : Memo, 1985 (File 4e)

Association of Professional Dance Companies of Australia. : Agenda; letter from West Australian Ballet Co. to Dance Co. NSW, Australian Gallery Directors Company; information sheet and minutes, 1977 (File 4f)

Association of Youth Organisation : Brochures; correspondence of Association with Margaret Walker; newsletters; memo, 1978-1979 (File 5)

Australia Council : Miscellaneous, including photocopy of article in Arts News, 1981; statement entitled, 'The Arts are being threatened'; submission for project assistance; information on Australia Council Board; Community Arts correspondence; memos; submission relating to enquiry into folklife, 1986; typescript of address by Donald Horne entitled 'Supporting the Arts in Australia', n.d.; report on assistance to performing arts, c. 1975, 1975-1981 (File 6)

Australia Miscellany : Programs; leaflets; brochures; issue of Stage, 1947-1989 (File 7)

Athletes and Dancers Company : Program, 1970 (File 8a)

Australia USSR Society : Program; brochure and information booklet, 1977-1979 (File 8b)

Australian Dance Theatre : Miscellaneous, including newsletters, 1976-1979; programs, 1970, 1989; brochures; leaflets; issue of Update, May 1984, 1976-1989 (File 9a)

Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust : Media releases, 1962 (File 9b)

Australian Youth Performing Arts Association : Miscellaneous, including issues of Lowdown, 1979-1981; index for directory of published and unpublished play scripts; brochures; study of theatre in education; letters AYPAA to Margaret Walker, 1980-1981; news-sheet; report entitled 'Issues for TIE study', n.d., 1979-1981 (File 10)

Balinese Dance : Brochures; information sheets, 1981-1984 (File 11a)

Balkan Dance : Miscellaneous, including Information Bulletin, February and April, 1962; information booklet, 1966-1967, 1962-1967 (File 11b)

Ballet Australia : Information sheets and programs, 1966-1979 (File 11c)

See folio.

Ballet Guild : Programs, 1948, 1952-1953 (File 12a)

Ballet Folklorico De Mexico : Programs, 1966, 1969, 1972 (File 12b)

Ballet Philippines : Miscellaneous, including programs, 1974, 1984; letter; press releases, 1962, manuscript and published article profiling Alice Reyes, Artistic Director, 1962-1984 (File 12c)

Ballet Rambert : Miscellaneous, including programs, 1947-1948, information booklet, brochures, 1985, 1947-1985 (File 13a)

Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo : Information booklet, programs, 1948, 1959 (File 13b)

Ballet Victoria : Proposal schedule, posters, program, article by Laurel Martyn, 1975 (File 14)

Bangara : Dance Theatre Australia: world tour media kit, 1989-1990 (File 15)

Berioska : Dance Company of Russia news-sheets; brochures; information booklets, 1966-1977 (File 16)

Bicentennial : Information brochures; letters to Margaret Walker from Australian Bicentennial Authority re arts entertainment program, December, 1983 (File 17-19)

Bolshoi Ballet : Ballet post cards; programs, 1956-1987 (File 20)

Bulgarian Dance : Program, October, 1981 (File 21a)

Burmese Dance : Information booklet, 1960 (File 21b)

Bush Dance : Bush Music Club brochure and constitution, 1987 (File 21c)

Calendars, 1948, 1956, 1957, 1963 and 1979 (File 21d)

Canberra Dance Theatre : Advertising sheets; notes for teachers; curriculum; information sheet and letter relating to 'Insteps Project', 1989 (File 22a)

Caribbean Dance : Two programs, n.d. (File 22b)

Carnivale : Four programs; newsletter; advertising brochure; information sheet, 1981-1887 (File 22c)

Carclew : Annual report, 1984-1985; information booklets, 1981-1983 (File 23a)

Youth Performing Arts Centre Incorporated Adelaide.

Cedars of Lebanon : Miscellaneous, including 10th Anniversary booklet (with letters to Margaret Walker, June and September 1979); ethnic background paper; letters to Margaret Walker, 1981 and 1983, 1979-1985 (File 23b)

Centre for the Performing Arts : Miscellaneous, including information sheet; brochure; newsletter, 1989; program for graduate performance, 1981, 1981-1989 (File 23c)

Chinese Dance : Six programs, undated and, 1956, 1986 (File 24)

Circus : Two programs, 1978, 1989 (File 25)

Community Arts : Miscellaneous, including material relating to state branches, 1984-1988 (File 26-27)

Competitions : Booklets, 1969-1977 (File 28)

Courses : Sydney College of Arts proposal; brochures; news-sheets relating to residential school on dance at the University of New England, 1984 (File 29)

Covent Garden : 'Backstage with the Covent Garden Russian Ballet' by Daryl Lindsay, 1938; Russian Ballet programs, 1938-1939 (File 30)

Dalcroze Method : Program, November, 1960 (File 31a)

Dance Company of NSW : Advertising leaflets; program; press release, n.d. (File 31b)

Dance in Education : A.S.E.A. conference report; South Australian school directory of performers and performances; Northern Territory Department of Education brochure, n.d. (File 31c)

Dance Network : Membership application; communiqué; letter of Dance Network to Margaret Walker; newsletter, 1983 (File 31d)

Dance Theatre of Harlem : Poster; program; brochures, n.d. (File 31e)

Dance Theatre Society : Newsletters, 1978-1980 (File 31f)

Dancers' Club : Miscellaneous, including programs, 1947-1971; newsletters, 1969-1975; Pulse, 1979-1980; memo to debenture holders and minutes of meeting, June 1979, 1947-1980 (File 32)

Danceworks : Annual report; program, 1983-1986 (File 33a)

Dancing schools : News-sheets; programs, 1956-1970 (File 33b)

EDTA : Newsletter and brochure, n.d. (File 34a)

The Society for Education in Dance and Theatre Arts

Entr' Acte : Invitation; program; press release and information booklet, 1985 (File 34b)

Ethnic Music Centre of WA : Miscellaneous, including Directory of Ethnic Arts, 1981; history of the North Perth Ethnic Music Centre, 1984; unbound typescript of directory of Ethnic Arts, 1962-1980, 1962-1984 (File 34c)

Europe - Miscellany : Various programs, n.d. (File 35)

Exhibitions : Two catalogues; brochures and essay entitled 'Dance in Vienna in the Twentieth Century' (File 36)

Expo 88 : Entertainment news releases; official newsletter, 'Expo Down Under' (File 37)

Festivals : Miscellaneous, including one issue of the C.E.M.A Review, July 1946; International festival - UNESCO booklet on International Folklore Festivals, 1970-1989; Moomba festival - program, 1963; Jacaranda festival - information book, 1956; Pacific festival - program and brochures, 1977-1988; Spoleto festival- information booklet, newsletter and report of 'Come Out 83', 1956-1989 (File 38-40)

Fiesta Internationale : Leaflets; press releases; information booklet, n.d. (File 41)

Filipino Dance : Programs, 1964, 1975-1979 (File 42a)

Films : Miscellaneous, including leaflets; booklet; programs; poster; letter from Crystal Film Corporation Pty Limited; production note; photocopies of newspaper clippings, n.d., 1958-1961 (File 42b)

Finnish Dance : Leaflet, n.d. (File 42c)

First Australian Ballet : Roneoed programs, 1955 (File 42d)

Folkcraft : Brochure, 1979 (File 43a)

Folker Centrum, Budapest : Leaflet (File 43b)

Forty Stars of the Russian Ballet : Tour brochures and tour schedule, 1969 (File 43c)

Les Gens De Mons Pays Dance Group : Two information kits, 1976 (File 43d)

Georgian State Dance Co : Programs, 1979 and 1990 (File 44)

Greek Dance : Miscellaneous, including newsletter 1987, members lists, brochures, programs, 1977, 1986-1987, information booklet, 1968, 1968-1987 (File 45)

Historical Dance : Brochure, n.d. (File 46a)

Human Veins Dance Theatre : Miscellaneous, including annual report; news-sheets; invitation to Margaret Walker; leaflet and brochures; media releases; letter to Margaret Walker, Januar, 1984; programs, 1982-1987, 1982-1987 (File 46b)

Hungarian Dance : Letter; program; booklets, 1953-1968 (File 47)

Indian Dance : Brochures; press release; photocopies of newspaper clippings; dance class advertising leaflets; program, 1981-1985 (File 48-49)

Indonesian Dance : Programs, n.d. (File 50a)

International Folkloristisch Danstheater : Newsletter, ; poster; program, n.d., 1982 (File 50b)

Iraqi Dance : Leaflet, 1979 (File 50c)

Islington Dance Factory (UK) : Programs; annual report, 1985-1988 (File 51a)

Israeli Dance : Souvenir booklet; brochure; program, 1964-1966 (File 51b)

Italian Dance : Program, n.d. (File 51c)

ITI : New-sheets, 1986-1988 (File 52a)

IYY (International Youth Year) : Information bulletin; discussion program; two issues of Update, 1984-1985 (File 52b)

Japanese Dance : Advertising leaflet; brochures, n.d. (File 53a)

Kinetic Energy : Program; newsletter; press release, 1987 (File 53b)

Kodaly : The Kodaly Journal; briefing document; two newsletters, 1974-1980 (File 53c)

Kolobok Dance Company : Posters; correspondence with Eva Segal; memo; programs; newsletters, 1971-1983 (File 54)

Korean Dance : Brochure and program, 1989 (File 55a)

Laban Centre, UK : Course guides; prospectus, c. 1980s (File 55b)

Latvian Dance : Program and brochures, 1989 (File 55c)

Lithuanian Dance : Two programs, 1978 (File 55d)

Liturgical Dance : Outline of constitution; brochures, 1982-1988 (File 55e)

London Contemporary Dance Theatre : Brochures, 1978-1985 (File 55f)

London Festival Ballet : Brochures and programs, 1954, 1979-1984 (File 56a)

Maltese Dance : Programs, 1975 (File 56b)

Mazowsze (Poland) : Newspaper clippings; programs; copies of letters sent by Margaret Walker, 1967 (File 57)

Moiseyev (Russia) : Programs; newspaper clippings (some photocopied); information brochures, 1968-1969 (File 58)

Multicultural Arts : Miscellaneous, including AHEPA (Australian Hellenic Education Progressive Association) activity booklet; program; Multicultural Artworkers committee newsletter February and July, 1988; issues of Multicultura; newsletter of Italian Arts, June-September, 1984; QLD news-sheets, brochures, 1987; SA report of discussion workshops, September-November, 1985; WA newsletters, 1981, 1981-1988 (File 59a)

Music : Composer brochure featuring Peggy Glanville-Hicks; commemorative booklet of the Royal Philharmonic Society of Sydney, 1954-1973 (File 59b)

NAAS (National Arts Australian Schools) : Bulletin No 1; letter senior education officer to joint coordinator; survey/question and answer sheet, 1986 (File 60a)

National Centre for Dance : Brochures and letter to Margaret Walker, June, 1987 (File 60b)

National Folklore Conference : Conference report, n.d. (File 60c)

Nepalese Dance : Brochure, 1982 (File 60d)

New York City Ballet : Programs, 1958, 1978-1979, 1982 (File 61a)

New Zealand Ballet : Miscellaneous, including Pointe newsletter for friends of ballet, February-November, 1981, July, 1985, April and July, 1986; programs, 1975 and 1984, 1975-1986 (File 61b)

One Extra Dance Company : Newsletter; media releases; advertising leaflets; programs; invitation, 1979-1986 (File 61c)

Pacific Island Dance : Program, 1970 (File 62a)

Papua New Guinea Dance : Information sheet, August, 1978 (File 62b)

Performance Space : Media release; brochures, 1989 (File 62c)

Picture Books : Two children's dance picture books, 1970 (File 62d)

Polish Dance : Programs; newspaper clippings; newsletter, 1971-1989 (File 62e)

Queensland Ballet Company : Programs; advertising brochure; leaflets, 1972-1987 (File 62f)

RIDA (Recreational International Dance Association) : Copies of minutes of meeting; newsletter; mailing list and brochures, 1984-1986 (File 63a)

Roumanian Dance : Program, 1956 (File 63b)

Royal Ballet : Brochures, programs, Covent Garden book no. 5, 1958-1985 (File 63c)

Russian Dance : Programs, 1959-1960, 1964, 1976-1979, 1990 (File 64)

Safedance : Two photocopies of newspaper clippings, 1970 (File 65a)

Sedenka : Newsletter; letter to Margaret Walker; press release, 1988 (File 65b)

Shell National Folkloric Festival : Press releases; festival programs; brochures; programs; Action 84; SNFF newsletter, 1973-1988 (File 66)

Shenanigans : Newsletter, c., 1980 (File 67a)

Shopfront : Monthly newsletters; press releases; annual report; issue of Nimrod Banner, 1984-1986 (File 67b)

SODA (Society for Education in Dance and Theatre Arts) : Newsletter; notice of audition; entry forms; list of foundation members; program, 1969-1976 (File 67c)

South American Dance : Program, 1979 (File 67d)

Spanish Dance : Programs; newsletter; articles of association; press release; typescript notes on Laberinto; photocopies of news clippings, 1958-1979 (File 68)

Sri Lankan Dance : Program, 1953, 1957 (File 69a)

Sutherland Shire Folk Dance : Program; newsletter no. 1-no. 4; photocopies of news clippings, 1985-1988 (File 69b)

Sydney Ballet Company : Brochures, n.d. (File 70a)

Sydney City Ballet : Brochure; program; letter to Margaret Walker; newsletter; photograph of Robert Chip; photocopies of newspaper clippings, 1983 (File 70b)

Sydney Dance Co : Newsletter; brochure; annual report; letter to Margaret Walker, 1985 (File 71a)

Sydney International Dancers : Poster, program, 1987 (File 71b)

Tahitian Dance : Program and copy of brochure, n.d. (File 71c)

Taniec : Program and brochure, 1988 (File 71d)

Thai Dancing : Brochure, 1984 (File 71e)

Theatre : Theatre programs, 1954-1982 (File 72-73)

Tintookies : Program; Playbill Magazine, 1966 (File 74a)

Ukrainian dance : Pamphlets and programs, 1986 (File 74b)

UK : Miscellaneous, including bundles of leaflets and brochures; programs; MAAS report; copy of Music Magazine, 1947; publications entitled 'Art for everybody, Britain advances', 1943; two issues of Dance Umbrella, 1982 and 1985; information sheets; photocopies of extracts from Performance Magazine, April, 1981, 1943-1986 (File 75-76)

USA and Canada : Miscellaneous, including brochures; programs; photocopies of business cards; list of US ethnic, folk and national dance companies; extracts from People's Folk Dance Directory; notes on Stockton Summer School; list of teachers; survey of dances; information sheets on camps, festivals, workshops and auditions; copies of correspondence (various writers and recipients), 1972-1986 (File 77)

USSR - Miscellany : Book on art festivals, 1967; programs and ballet publications, 1938-1988 (File 78-79)

'Vast - The Ballet' : Program, 1988 (File 80a)

Victorian Ballet Guild : Programs, 1957, 1972-1973 (File 80b)

Victorian College of the Arts : Brochures; leaflets; information sheet, 1978 (File 80c)

Wattle Dance Group : Two programs, 1964 and 1967 (File 80d)

West Australian Ballet Company : Three programs, n.d. and, 1954, 1984 (File 80e)

Yugoslavian Dance : Three programs, n.d. and, 1959 (File 80f)

Series 18. Biographical files

Ailey, Alvin : Typescript notes on Alvin Ailey; media releases; information guide; cast list booklet; programs, 1962-1985 (File 1)

Arnold, Ronne : Programs; leaflets; newspaper clippings, 1969-1970 (File 2a)

Barr, Margaret : Typescript notes relating to modern dance and drama; programs; leaflets and brochures, 1965-1979 (File 2b)

Blacher, Deanna : Photographs; program; correspondence, Margaret Walker and Deanna Blacher; photocopies of newspaper clippings, 1980-1986 (File 3a)

Caruana, Nancy : Leaflets; programs, 1974-1975 (File 3b)

Challingsworth, N. : Brochures; photocopies of articles; letters to Challingworth; reports by Challingworth; newspaper clippings; leaflet; letters to Margaret Walker; reports on Melbourne, first national folklore conference, dance for bicentennial year, and overseas trip; copy of publication Victoria on Show 85; photocopy of invitation, 1980-1987 (File 4)

Chandrabhanu : Leaflet, n.d. (File 5a)

Chopra, Veena : Invoices; receipts; letters to Aunty from Kirti and Veena; letter to Yogi; programs; leaflets; reference written by High Commissioner; letters to Veena from various schools; newspaper clippings; foreign travel declaration; typescript news-sheet; handwritten notes; correspondence with Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs and Margaret Walker; letters to Veena Chopra from Margaret Walker, 1979-1980 (File 5b)

Dalman Wilson, Elizabeth : Brochures, n.d. (File 6a)

Dawson, Gary : Advertising leaflets, n.d. (File 6b)

Dean, Beth and Carrell, Victor : Miscellaneous, 1952-1980, including booklet relating to South Pacific National Folkloric Festival 1973 tour; brochure 1972; programs, 1952, 1960, 1980; letter to Margaret Walker from Beth Dean; copy of letter to Mr Cillicott from Robert Allen, 1956; newspaper clippings, 1952-1980 (File 6c)

Dunham, Katherine : Two programs n.d. (File 6d)

Galene, Ruth : Programs; leaflets; outline of dance training program devised by Ruth Galene, 1956, 1970 (File 6e)

Graham, Martha : Program, 1985 (File 6f)

Grieg, Ann : Photocopy of leaflet and newspaper article, 1983 (File 7a)

Hafner, Dorinda : Photocopy of resume and newspaper clipping, 1985 (File 7b)

Halliday, Joan : Program, 1955 (File 7c)

Limon, Jose : Two programs, 1963 (File 7d)

Lippa, Emma : Invitation and photocopy of sheet music, 1987 (File 7e)

Maddocks, Carol : Report on dance recital; program and report of 4th annual international night; news-sheet, 1986-1987 (File 7f)

Maximiliano : File note; letters to Margaret Walker from Deanna Blacher of Spanish Dance Institute; photograph of Max Kirby (Maximiliano); advertising sheet; photocopy of newspaper clippings and resume, 1986 (File 8a)

Mirinov, Yuri : Newspaper clippings, August, 1989 (File 8b)

Nair, Krishnan : Program; advertising leaflet; invitation; press release, 1986; newspaper clippings; correspondence between Community Arts Board and Margaret Walker; application to Community Arts Board, 1981-1984 (File 8c)

Verma, Bhagwan : Correspondence between Margaret Walker and the Australia Council; Australia Council guidelines; program; resume of Bhagwan Das Verma; correspondence between Margaret Walker and Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, and Margaret Walker and B. D. Verma, 1980-1982 (File 9)

Slavensky, Mischa : Correspondence with Council of Leichhardt; information sheet; memo; brochures of Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, 1983 (File 10a)

Stock, Cheryl : Australia Council report, brochure, n.d. (File 10b)

Tankard, Meryl : Program, n.d. (File 10c)

Shapiro, Sheffi : Newsletter, 1988 (File 10d)

Shawn, Ted : Program, n.d. (File 10e)

Quittner, Janos : Letter to Margaret Walker and report relating to the Australian Chamber Dance Theatre, n.d. (File 10f)

Walker, Kim : [empty file] (File 10g)

White, Desme : Letter to Margaret Walker from Alec Talbot; letter to D. White from Grand Colonial Ball Committee; program; newspaper clippings; photocopies of letters received from school children; photocopies of correspondence to A. Talbot, Principal of Kilkenny Primary School; typed presentation speech entitled 'Influence of dance in school and community within a multicultural society', 1980-1986 (File 11)

White, Desme : Kilkennny Primary School - Photocopies of photographs of students in dance costume; newspaper clippings; photographs of Pauline Clayden and children; correspondence between Principal and Desme White of Kilkenny Primary School and Margaret Walker; report by Education Department; reference by Margaret Walker re Desme White; typescript list of comments of praise to Desme White relating to school children's performances, 1978-1980 (File 12)

Folder containing material relating to White (File 13)

Series 19. Newspaper and magazine publications and clippings, 1956-1985

This series includes some 25 folders of newspaper clippings and 2 folios of magazines and newspapers. The clippings are predominantly from the Sydney Morning Herald and include a number of critical reviews by Beth Dean and Jill Sykes. There are also a considerable number of foreign newspaper cuttings, in particular from English newspapers such as The Times and Guardian and some from Russian newspapers. The newspapers include the Building Worker, 1973; North Shore Times, 1973; Show Business, July to December 1973; Western Sydney Performing Arts, (or Artwest as it became known in 1984), 1981-1988. There are also magazines with feature articles on dance, 1941 to 1965 (bulk 1963-1965) and some cuttings that relate to Margaret Walker and her son Kim, a dancer with the Australian Ballet.

Series 20. Scrapbooks

This series features 30 scrapbooks, most of which have been compiled by school children, although some were compiled by Margaret Walker.

Series 21. Theatre and ballet programs, 1940-1987

This series includes programs from the USSR and Eastern Europe and programs of the Colonel de Basil Ballet and Australian Ballet Company.

Series 22. Journals and periodicals, 1947-1986

This series comprises issues of New Theatre, January to December 1947, AADE Dance in the Central West, 1983 to 1986, and Best Foot Forward, the journal of the Association of Australian Dancers, which was produced with considerable input from Margaret Walker.

Series 23. Photograph albums, 1938-1940

This series comprises three folio photo albums. Album 1 contains over seventy photographs, some fifty of which are of dancers who toured Australia with the Ballets Russes. Most of these were souvenir photographs which were sold at the theatres where the Ballets Russes companies performed. Many of the photographs are of Irina Baronova. The listing below includes the abbreviations 'BR' for Ballet Russe and 'BB' for Borovansky Ballet.

The two other albums contain photographs and clippings from journals. There are photographs of the Colonel de Basil Ballet and the first performance of Graduation Ball in 1940, together with some photographs of Icare a piece designed by Sidney Nolan, also performed in 1940.

Please note: these albums have been digitised, and are available online through this finding aid.

Album 1, 1938-1940 (Item 1)

Album 2, 1938-1940 (Item 2)

Album 3, 1938-1940 (Item 3)

Series 24. Miscellaneous

This series contains a card index to journals and periodicals held in the Margaret Walker Folk Dance Centre Archives and Chinese and Soviet songbooks. One folder of greeting cards and other miscellanea, was added on 18 August 1998. 'Environmental and condition survey of the Margaret Walker dance collection' and a concertina file of receipts and other papers were added on 24 July 2001.

Container List

Series Subseries File/Item Box
1 89-1-1a 1-7c 1
1 89-1-1a 8-30 2
1 89-1-1a 31-40 3
1 89-1-1b 41-50 3
1 89-1-1b 51a-68d 4
1 89-1-2 69-73b 4
1 89-1-2 74-110 5
1 89-1-2 111-115 6
1 89-1-3 6
1 89-1-4 7
1 89-1-5 8
2 89-2-1 9-10
2 89-2-2 9-10
3 89-3-1 11
3 89-3-2 1-15 12
3 89-3-3 1-14 13
4 89-3-4 14
5 89-4-1 15
5 89-4-2 16
5 89-4-3 17
5 89-4-4 18
5 89-4-5 19
5 89-4-6 1-11 20
5 89-4-7 1-11 21
5 89-4-7 12-13 22
5 89-4-8 22
5 89-4-9 1-15 23
5 89-4-10 1-13 24
5 89-4-11 1-10 25
5 89-4-11 11-21 26
5 89-4-12 26
5 89-4-13a 1-12b 27
5 89-4-13a 13-18 28
5 89-4-13b 28a
5 89-4-14 1-10 29
5 89-4-14 11-24b 30
5 89-4-15a 1-10b 31
5 89-4-15b 11a-17 32
5 89-4-16a 1-10 32
5 89-4-16a 11-17 33
5 89-4-16b 33
5 89-4-17 1-25 34
5 89-4-18 1-21 35
5 89-4-18 22-23 36-37
5 89-4-19 1-13b 36-37
5 89-5-1 38-39
6 89-6-1 40-45
6 89-6-2 40-45
7 89-7-1 40-45
7 89-7-2 1-5 46
8 89-8-1 1-30 47
8 89-8-2 1-3 47
9 89-9-1 1a-6 48
9 89-9-2 1-16 49-51
9 89-9-3 1-7 52-53
10 89-9-4 1a-14b 52-53
11 89-9-5 1a-14 54
12 89-9-6 1-29 55
12 89-9-7 56
13 89-10-1 1-4 56
14 90-1-1 1-13 57
15 90-2-1 1-8e 58
15 90-2-1 9-52 59
17 1-7 60
17 8-14 61
17 15-23 62
17 24-30 63
17 31-36 64
17 37-43 65
17 44-50 66
17 51-56 67
17 57-63 68
17 64-70 69
17 71-77 70
17 78-80 71
18 1-5 71
18 6-14 72
19 73-75
19 Folio Box 1-2
20 76-78
20 Folio Box 2
21 79-80
21 Folio Box 3
22 81
23 Folio Box 3
24 82

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