Lucy Phelps Lampkin papers 1920-1967


Lucy Phelps Lampkin papers, 1920-1967

Lucy Phelps Lampkin papers 1920-1967

The Lucy Phelps Lampkin Papers contains newspaper articles, programs, letters, journals, photographs and a scrapbook relating to her career as a teacher in Athens, Georgia, where she directed the Lucy Lampkin School of the Dance and Related Arts, and to her year as director of the Dance Department, Sullins College, Bristol, Virginia (1938-1939). This collection includes material relating to Lucile Marsh and Ruth St. Denis.

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