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Lamanite Generation (Musical group)



  • Existence: 1971-

Administrative History

Lamanite Generation (est. 1971 is a musical performing group from Brigham Young University.

In 1971, Janie Thompson, founded the group Lamanite Generation. The group featured Native American youths. Later Latin Americans and Polynesian cultures were added to the group. The groups name was also changed to Living Legends. They have performed all over the world in places such as Europe, South America, Canada, Australia, South Africa, China, Russia, and the Pacific Islands. They also performed in Salt Lake City during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

Deseret news, via WWW, Oct. 1, 2014 (BYU legend Janie Thompson launched careers, touched lives as founder of Young Ambassadors, Lamanite Generation; created in 1971 by Janie Thompson; mainly Native Americans, later Latin American and Polynesian; also named Living Legends)

byurecords, via WWW, Oct. 1, 2014 (BYU Living Legends; performed in Europe, South America, Canada, Australia, South Africa, China, Russia, and the Pacific Islands; performed in 2002 Winter Olympic Games)

Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:

Brigham Young University entertainment records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1129
Scope and Contents

Contains assembly scripts (1952-1964), entries for the Mormon Art Student Competition and Music Composition Contest, the Annual Student Body 1 Act Play Contest winner (1966), cultural event programs (1964-1970), newspaper clippings associated with cultural and arts events(1968-1970), and reports, notes, and correspondence (1958-1971). This collection also contains vinyl records of BYU music groups.

Dates: approximately 1952-1980

BYU Photo contact sheets and photographs of Living Legends, 1977-2000

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains contact sheets and photograph prints with assorted photographs of the Brigham Young University Lamanite Generation dance group, later known as Living Legends. Images include the group and its staff in rehearsals and performances on campus or on tour around the world, as well as publicity photos, passport mugshots, at the local Motion Picture Studio recording an album, with leadership of the university or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and sightseeing while on tour....
Dates: 1977-2000

BYU Photo negatives of Living Legends, 1977-2000

Identifier: UA 5754 Series 1 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains negatives for Lamanite Generation, later known as Living Legends, public relations and publicity shots, passport mugshots, tour photographs (Scandinavia, Poland and Romania, Hawaii, Taiwan, Philippines, China, Eastern Europe, Spain), recording an album at the Motion Picture Studio in Provo, Utah, performances in the DeJong concert hall, Promised Valley Playhouse, Homecoming Spectacular, and Canyon View Elementary, and rehearsals/practices in the Richards Building, as well as a...
Dates: 1977-2000

BYU Photo transparencies and recording, 1978-1993, 2010

Identifier: UA 5754 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains color transparencies, including 35mm slides, from Lamanite Generation and Young Ambassadors performances, including tours. Also contains general images of unidentified performances and a range of staged photographs of President Dallin H. Oaks and his vice presidents. Included is one audiocassette recording of a Young Ambassador's performance. Dated 1978 to 1993 and 2010.

Dates: 1978-1993; 2010

Dee Winterton calendars and newspaper clippings, approximately 1935-1984

 Series — Box 19: Series 12 [Barcode: 31197232482957]
Identifier: MSS 2378 Series 12
Scope and Contents

Contains academic year calendars, choreography, tour information, newspaper clippings, articles on Winterton and dance, comics, correspondence, and other materials. Topics discussed in this interview include local musical productions in BYU and local schools in Utah, and letters from Winterton to Kenneth M. Shelton. Dated approximately 1935-1984.

Dates: approximately 1935-1984

Dee Winterton films, approximately 1956-1979

Identifier: MSS 2378 Series 15
Scope and Contents

Contains two motion picture Super 8 films depicting various musicals on stage. Dated approximately 1956 to 1979.

Dates: approximately 1956-1979

Dee Winterton papers on Artists in Schools program, approximately 1935-1984

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2378 Series 5 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Materials include Artists in Schools program information, memos, National Dance Association materials, newspaper clippings, correspondence, class rolls, and other materials. Topics discussed in these materials include FYI notices from Charles Reinhart Management, Inc., letters from the National Dance Association, Calendars for the 1980-1981 school year, etc. Dated approximately 1935-1984.

Dates: approximately 1935-1984

Dee Winterton papers on Artists-in-Schools Program and Brigham Young University performing groups, approximately 1935-1984

Identifier: MSS 2378 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to the Artists-in-Schools Program, the National Dance Association, the Young Ambassadors, World of Dance, Homecoming Spectacular, and Orchesis. Includes schedules for Young Ambassadors' performances throughout the United States and the world, and FYI packets from Charles Reinhart Management, Inc. Dated approximately 1935-1984.

Dates: approximately 1935-1984

Dee Winterton papers on Artists-in-Schools Program touring and residency groups, 1972-1980

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2378 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains publicity, programs, teaching notes, articles on dance, residency notes, plays, correspondence, itineraries and schedules, personnel information, rosters and address lists, ads and flyers, information sheets, contact lists, lesson outlines, reports, and other materials. Topics discussed in the materials include required policies for performing groups given by the National Endowment for the Arts, and schedules for Dee Winterton's performance groups. Dated 1972-1980.

Dates: 1972-1980

Dee Winterton papers on Brigham Young University musical productions, 1972-1981

 Series — Box 13: Series 9 [Barcode: 31197232482866]
Identifier: MSS 2378 Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains call back and cast lists, rehearsal schedules, director's notes, production meeting outlines, memos, performance notes, announcements, correspondence, price lists, programs, stage maps, posters, scripts, choreography, proposals, catalogs, and other materials. Topics discussed in these materials include production documents for "Brigham!," Handel's "Messiah," "Dido and Aeneas," "Noyes Fludde," "Dames at Sea," "House Talk," "Mr. Krueger's Christmas," and "The Music Man;" budget...
Dates: 1972-1981

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Archival Object 38
Collection 6
Colleges and Universities 27
Education 27
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 13
Film festivals -- Utah -- History 13
Performing Arts 12
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Letters 10
Photographs 9
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 6
Schedules (Time plans) 6
Performing arts -- Utah -- Provo 5
Articles 4
Dance companies -- Utah -- Provo 4
Financial records 4
Reports 4
Scripts (Documents) 4
Brochures 3
Comic books, strips, etc. 3
Contracts 3
Performing arts -- Utah -- Provo -- Photographs 3
Poetry 3
Programs 3
Scrapbooks 3
Audiocassettes 2
Audiotapes 2
Budgets 2
Catalogs 2
Class reunions -- Utah 2
Compact discs 2
Diaries 2
Files (Records) 2
Folk dancing 2
Indians of North America -- Education (Higher) -- Utah -- Provo 2
Itineraries 2
Memorandums 2
Negatives 2
Periodicals 2
Playbills 2
Posters 2
Publications 2
Reels (Music) 2
Scholarships 2
Slides (Photography) 2
Tours 2
Video tapes 2
Announcements 1
Applications for positions 1
Autobiographies 1
Awards 1
Bibliographies 1
Books 1
Calendars 1
College presidents -- Utah -- Provo -- Photographs 1
College students -- Utah -- Provo -- Photographs 1
College students -- Utah -- Provo -- Social life and customs 1
Conference materials 1
Contact sheets 1
Costume -- Photographs 1
Dance 1
Dance teachers 1
Digital images 1
Examinations 1
Greeting cards 1
Histories (Literary works) 1
Indians of North America -- Education 1
Lists 1
Long-playing records 1
Maps 1
Minutes (Records) 1
Motion pictures 1
Multicultural education -- Activity programs -- Utah -- Provo 1
Music 1
Music -- Performance -- Utah -- Provo -- Photographs 1
Musical groups -- Utah -- Provo 1
Musicals 1
Navajo Indians 1
Notated music 1
Notebooks 1
Notes 1
Phonograph records 1
Photocopies 1
Photographers -- Utah 1
Printed ephemera 1
Programs (Publications) 1
Proposals 1
Provo (Utah) 1
Receipts (Acknowledgments) 1
Research (Documents) 1
Research grants 1
Rosters 1
Scores 1
Sketches 1
Souvenirs (Keepsakes) 1
Transparencies 1
Typescripts 1
Universities and colleges -- Utah -- Provo -- Faculty 1
Video recordings 1
Videocassettes 1
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