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Dee Winterton papers on Young Ambassadors, World of Dance, Homecoming Spectacular, and Orchesis, 1970-1984

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2378 Series 5 Sub-Series 2
Materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings, tour agreements, dates, and itineraries, photos, maps, tour notes, resource lists, memos and meeting minutes, programs, music, show notes, performance lineups, class competency requirements, costume ideas, articles on dance, service awards, posters, and certificates for the Young Ambassadors, World of Dance, Homecoming Spectacular, and Orchesis. Topics include tour schedules for the Young Ambassadors for their performances in regions including Eastern Europe and the Southern United States, memos concerning the Young Ambassadors from BYU faculty including former BYU President Jeffrey R. Holland, lyrics and sheet music for the Young Ambassadors, a description of the various forms of dances for the Young Ambassador's "World of Dance" program, etc. Dated 1970-1984.


  • 1970-1984

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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Dee Winterton collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.


16 folders

Biographical History

Dee R. Winterton (1935-1984) was a dance professor in Utah.

Dee R. Winterton was born in Midvale, Utah, in 1935. As a young man, he worked closely with his father on the family cattle ranch, raising prize-winning steers. After completing college, Winterton toured with the Ririe-Woodbury dance company, and participated in residencies in association with the Artists in Schools Foundation.

As a professor in the Dance Department at Brigham Young University, Dee worked closely with the Lamanite Generation, the Young Ambassadors' touring group, and musical theater productions. Dee also oversaw choreography of revues at Sundance, Utah for several years. He and his wife, Maureen, were the parents of four sons, Brad, Greg, Rolph, and Jay Dee. Dee was killed in an automobile accident on October 15, 1984.

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Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States