Guide to the Harriet Isabel Ballintine Papers, 1881-1916

Guide to the Harriet Isabel Ballintine Papers,
1881-1916

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Ballintine, Harriet Isabel, 1865-1951
Title: Harriet Isabel Ballintine Papers
Dates: 1881-1916
Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft (1 box)
Abstract: Papers pertaining to her interest in folk dances and singing games including her arrangements of music scores for dances, a notebook containing descriptions of folk dances and a glossary to dance positions, and sheet music and dance instructions she used in classes, 1881-1916, including works by Elizabeth Burchenal and Louis H. Chalif.
Forms of Materials: Files and notebooks

Biographical Note

A pioneer in the field of physical education for women, Harriet Ballintine was born 23 December 1864 in LeRoy, NY near Rochester. She graduated Ingham University in LeRoy in 1888, attended the first class in athletics for women at Harvard's summer school in 1889, studied in Europe, and graduated from the Sargent School of Physical training in Cambridge, MA. She taught at Ingham University and Lasell Seminary prior to coming to Vassar in 1891 as Director of the Gymnasium. Upon the formation of the Physical Training department in 1913, she was made assistant professor. At the same time the department was renamed Physical Education in 1919, Ballintine was made an assistant professor, which was her rank until her retirement in 1930. She died after a brief illness on 10 February 1951 at age 86. For more information, see the Faculty Biographical Files, VC Department of Archives and Special Collections

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Scope and Content Note

Papers pertaining to her interest in folk dances and singing games including her arrangements of music scores for dances, a notebook containing descriptions of folk dances and a glossary to dance positions, and sheet music and dance instructions she used in classes, 1881-1916, including works by Elizabeth Burchenal and Louis H. Chalif.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Burchenal, Elizabeth, 1877-
  • Chalif, Louis Harvey, 1877-

Organizations:

  • Vassar College--Faculty.

Subjects:

  • Folkdancing.
  • Physical education for women.
  • Singing games.
  • Women college teachers.

Document Types:

  • scores.
  • sheet music.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Finkel, November 2006

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Harriet Isabel Ballintine Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original processing date unknown.

Guide updated by Dean Rogers, September 2006.

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