Working files, reports, press cuttings, personal papers, scrapbooks, slides, photographs, articles and conference papers of Peter Brinson, former Head of Postgraduate Studies at Laban; with a record of the activities of the pioneering touring company Ballet for All which took ballet out into the local communites of the UK.
Peter Brinson Collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 1701 D12
- Dates of Creationc1950-1994
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description114 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Peter Brinson Collection documents the professional life of Peter Brinson (1923-1995), pioneer in the field of community dance; dance administrator; writer; lecturer; Founding Director, Ballet for All 1964-1972; Director, Royal Academy of Dancing 1968-69; Director, UK and British Commonwealth Branch, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation 1972-82; Chairman, Inquiry into Dance and Education 1975-1980; Chairman, Dance Board, Council for National Academic Awards 1975-84, Head of Postgraduate Studies, Laban Centre for Movement and Dance,1982. An entry for Peter Brinson can be found in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography,Oxford University Press, 2004.
This Collection has not yet been sorted into series.
Conditions Governing Access
Access by appointment only. Contact the Archivist to make an appointment.
Other Finding Aids
Box lists exist for some parts of the Collection. These can be searched on the Laban Archive catalogue.
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Includes some film and sound tapes which can not be accessed as Laban does not have the necessary equipment to play them.
Description compiled by Jane Fowler, Archivist, Laban.
Conditions Governing Use
Photocopies can be made according to copyright law and depending on the condition of the documents. Please consult the Archivist.
Publications were either tranferred to library stock or disposed of after consultation with Laban faculty members.
Donated by Peter Brinson.
No further accruals expected.