Vancouver Ballet Society Library and Archives

Identity area

Identifier

VBS

Authorized form of name

Vancouver Ballet Society Library and Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Arts Organization;Educational Organization
  • Library

Contact area

 

Maureen Allen, President Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

Scotia Bank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St., 6th Floor

Locality

Vancouver

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V6B 2G6

Telephone

604-681-1525

Fax

604-681-7732

Email

Note

Description area

History

The Vancouver Ballet Society was formed in 1946 as a non-profit charitable organization to promote ballet and contemporary dance in British Columbia through education, encouragement, and assistance.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The aim of the VBS Library and Archives is to acquire, preserve, and make available to researchers the records of BC's dance heritage. The holdings of the Society include photographs, programs, video recordings and clippings. The records cover dance rehearsals, performances, and other events from 1969 through 1985. The videotape collection consists of interviews with visiting critics and guest stars, ballet seminars, master classes, local, and other performances. The clippings consist of mounted newspaper and periodical articles received from the numerous friends of the society.

Buildings

Holdings

Total Volume: 40 linear feet<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1916 to present<br /> Predominant Dates: 1946 to present

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Monday to Friday hours are varied, please call ahead.

Access conditions and requirements

Hours outside of these times are available upon request. Special appointments for the reading room can be made through the Vancouver Ballet Society office.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised by BCANS Coordinator, March 24, 2011.

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Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Scotia Bank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St., 6th Floor
Vancouver, BC
CA V6B 2G6