Minnesota Dance Pioneers Oral History Project
Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. $5,250,000 the first year and $5,250,000 the second year are for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional, or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources.
Our target goals were more than achieved, and it came from dedication and perseverance to create the most complete dance history archives in this state. We set out to record three oral histories, and captured an interview with Bonnie Mathis about a very turbulent time in dance history here, as well as well as several hours of remembrances about the late Margret Dietz.
In addition we documented the memorial service for the late Wallace Kennedy as well as John Munger, and a dance class that Zoe Sealy was teaching (because she is so well