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Young Ambassadors (Musical group)

 Organization

Administrative History

Young Ambassadors (est. 1970) is a song and dance performing group from Brigham Young University.

In 1970, the Young Ambassadors performed for the first time internationally at Japan's Expo. Since then they have travelled and performed in more than 56 nations, and for such people as the prime minister of India, the queen of Thailand, and the King and Queen of Jordan. They perform contemporary music and dance and showcase America's culture, way of life, and musical theatre.

Citation:
youngambassadors.byu.edu, via WWW, Oct. 1, 2014 (Young Ambassadors; Japan Expo in 1970; more than 65 nations; prime minister of India, queen of Thailand, King and Queen of Jordan; contemporary music and dance; showcase America's culture, way of life, and musical theatre)

Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

Audio-visual materials on Brigham Young University

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 996
Scope and Contents

Contains videotapes from sporting events, cassette tapes of lecture series and other speeches, as well as film from other university events such as the Women' Science Workshop, university forums, and the Annual University Conference. Also includes master tapes of many different films such as Johnny Lingo, church history, and other films from Brigham Young University. Dated from 1957 to 1999.

Dates: 1957-1999

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 negatives of Young Ambassadors, 1976-2000

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 1 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains negatives for photographs of the Young Ambassadors performing group of Brigham Young University. Includes images for public relations and publicity, images of local performances (e.g., Varsity Theatre, Motion Picture Studio, deJong Concert Hall, Homecoming Spectular, Pardoe Theatre, Promised Valley Playhouse), and on tour (e.g., Poland, Russia, World's Fair in New Orleans, Romania and Bulgaria, China, Scandinavia, the Holiday Bowl in San Diego, India, Jordan Festival, southern...
Dates: 1976-2000

BYU Photo transparencies and recording, 1978-1993, 2010

 Series
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
Identifier: MSS 2378 Series 12
Scope and Contents

Materials include 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, letters from Winterton to Kenneth M. Shelton, etc. Dated approximately 1935-1984.

Dates: approximately 1935-1984

Dee Winterton films, approximately 1956-1979

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2378 Series 15
Scope and Contents

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 School programs and Brigham Young University performing groups, approximately 1935-1984

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2378 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Materials pertain to the Artists in Schools program, the National Dance Association, the Young Ambassadors, World of Dance, Homecoming Spectacular, and Orchesis. Materials included are schedules for Young Ambassadors' performances throughout the United States and the world, FYI packets from Charles Reinhart Management, Inc., etc. Dated approximately 1935-1984.

Dates: approximately 1935-1984

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 touring and residency groups, 1972-1980

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

Materials include 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, schedules for Dee Winterton's performance groups, etc. Dated 1972-1980.

Dates: 1972-1980

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

 Series — Box: 13
Identifier: MSS 2378 Series 9
Scope and Contents Materials include 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;"...
Dates: 1972-1981