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Papers of Margaret Lasica, 1935-1997 [manuscript]
Bib ID 3299111
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Lasica, Margaret, 1926-1993
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1935-1997] 
8.72 m. (27 boxes) + 6 fol. boxes + 1 elephant fol. item + 1 packet. 
Summary

MS 9892 comprises professional and personal papers documenting Lasica's involvement with a variety of Australian dance companies, her professional reading, and the Modern Dance History Project and Archive. The most extensive components of the collection are those relating to the Modern Dance Ensemble, and the Modern Dance History Project and Archive initiated by Lasica. The collection includes photographs, programs, newspaper clippings, administrative records, photocopied articles and transcripts of oral history recordings (12 boxes, 6 fol. boxes, 1 elephant fol. item).

The Acc08.138 instalment includes video tape reels (20 x 5 in., 4 x 7 in.) and audio tape reels (148 x 7 in., 6 x 10 in.). Most tapes are labelled either on their container or on the reel itself. Audio tapes appear mostly to contain music recordings (15 boxes).

The Acc10.092 instalment comprises three mini VHS tapes. Two tapes are labelled as "Margaret Walker Celebration, 18 January, 1997"; one tape unlabelled (1 packet).

Biography/History

Margaret Lasica was a dancer and choreographer involved with a number of dance companies in Australia. She was a member of the Melbourne-based Modern Ballet Group in the 1950s. In 1967 Lasica established the performing group Modern Dance Ensemble and she also initiated the Modern Dance History Project and Archive to document the early history of modern dance in Australia.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9892, Acc08.138, MS Acc10.092.

Reproduction In part, photocopies. [S.l.] 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (13 p.) available in the Pictures and Manuscripts Reading Room. 
Subjects Lasica, Margaret, - 1926-1993 - Archives.  |  Modern Ballet Group.  |  Modern Dance Ensemble.  |  Dancers - Australia - Archives.  |  Choreographers - Australia - Archives.  |  Modern dance - Australia - History.  |  Dance companies - Victoria - Melbourne.
Time Coverage 1935-1997 
Occupation Dancers.  |  Choreographers.
Terms of Use Copying of Margaret Lasica's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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