Waller, Marlys, and Ralph Page Correspondence, 1952-1984

Collection number: MC 300
Size: (1 box) (0.2 cu.ft.)

About Marlys S. Waller

Marlys S. Waller is the co-author of the classic folk dance text Dance A While. Before this she helped found the early western square dance magazine Foot ‘n Fiddle in Texas during the 1940s. During the mid 20th century she became friends with caller Ralph Page. Waller later moved to Seattle, Washington.

About the Marlys Waller and Ralph Page Correspondence

This collection consists of approximately 20 letters between author Marlys S. Waller and New Hampshire dance caller Ralph Page. They are mostly related to updates between the 3rd and 4th editions of Dance A While, and cover dance history and style in detail. Several draft copies of the contra dance chapter from the book are included. Since Waller and Page were close friends, there is substantial commentary on travels, mutual acquaintances, music, current affairs, and the like.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder number if known], [Box number], Marlys Waller and Ralph Page Correspondence, 1952-1984, MC 300, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Gift of the creator, 2016

Custodial History

This collection was transfered from the creator to Special Collections via David Millstone, 2016.

MC 92 Ralph Page Papers, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire

Separated Material

4-5 redundant copies of letters were separated and originals retained.

Collection Arrangement

Arrangement is chronological.

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Ralph Page Institute syllabus, Seattle, 1952
Box 1, Folder 2Letters, 1963-1967
Box 1, Folder 3Letters, 1973-1976
Box 1, Folder 4Letters, 1981-1984 and undated
Box 1, Folder 5Revision notes for Dance A While: Chapter VII: Contra Fundamentals
Box 1, Folder 6Dance A While: 1948 edition essay by Ralph Page


Letters & Postcards
Manuscripts & Typescripts