Karen Irvin Papers 1945-1991


Karen Irvin Papers 1945-1991

Dance instructor and longtime head of the dance department at Cornish School of the Allied Arts in Seattle.

8.69 cubic ft.; 10 boxes



SNAC Resource ID: 6366257

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Roberts, Malcolm B.

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Cornish Institute of Allied Arts (Seattle, Wash.)

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Joffrey, Robert

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Irvin, Karen, 1910?-1999.

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Karen Irvin headed the dance department at Cornish School of the Allied Arts for 27 years and founded the Cornish Ballet. She was born in Hastings, Penn., ca. 1910 and moved to Seattle at age eight. Irvin joined the Cornish faculty in 1945 and became the head of the dance department in 1952. She also gave dance lessons in Mt. Vernon and Sedro-Wooley, Washington, in the 1940s. Karen Irvin died March 2, 1999, at the age of 89. From the guide to the Karen Irvin Papers, 1945-1991, (Unive...

Cornish School of Allied Arts (Seattle, Wash.)

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Founded in 1914 by Nellie C. Cornish as the Cornish School of Music, the Cornish School of Allied Arts quickly became established as the first school in the western United States to offer comprehensive training in all of the arts. Nellie Cornish sought to educate artists through exposure to all art forms and within the first few years of the school's existence she had expanded the curriculum to offer courses in dance, visual arts, theater and design. She recruited a wide...

Cornish College of the Arts (Seattle, Wash.)

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Salmon, Ina-Marie

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