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Mary Bee Jensen scrapbook on the International Folk Dance Ensemble

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5579

Scope and Contents

Materials include a photocopy and two digital copies on a compact disc of the scrapbook for the Brigham Young University International Folk Dancers, dating from between 1951 and 1964. Also contains the original scrapbook from which the photocopies were made.


  • 1951-1964


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Mary Bee Jensen scrapbook on the International Folk Dance Ensemble must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Mary Bee Jensen (1917- ) was a a dance educator in Utah. She was the founder and director of the Brigham Young University International Folk Dance Ensemble and other folk dance organizations.

Mary Bee Jensen was born on May 21, 1917 in Provo, Utah. She received her bachelor's degree in Biology and Education from Park College, Missouri in 1939 and her master's in Recreation Education from Brigham Young University, Utah, in 1963. She then began work teaching in 1953 and continued in various teaching positions until 1984. She founded the International Folk Dancers at Brigham Young University in 1956 and acted as its director from its creation. She also co-founded and acted as president of the National Folk Organization in 1986.


1 oversize folder (0.1 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

1 volume (0.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Retained in original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Mary B. Jensen in July 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Mary B. Jensen; July 2011.


University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth West; July 2011.

Processing Information

Processed; Stephanie Laabs; August 2012.

Register of Mary Bee Jensen scrapbook on the International Folk Dance Ensemble
Elizabeth West
2011 July 13
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Revision Statements

  • 2012 August 10: Original scrapbook addendum added by Stephanie Laabs.
  • 2013 October 7: Revised for DACS compliance by Sarah Flinders.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US