L. DeWayne Young collection of pamphlets, brochures, and other cultural information resources, approximately 1968-2010
Scope and Contents
Contains travel brochures, maps, and books regarding the history and cultures of various countries. The majority of the materials refer to Eastern Europe with a large abundance of the resource materials focused on Poland. L. DeWayne Young collected these resources himself via travel and folk dance festivals. Dates range approximately from 1968-2010.
- Publication: approximately 1968-2010
- Young, L. DeWayne (creator, Person)
Language of Materials
Materials in English, Bulgarian, German, French, Finnish, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Arabic, Turkish, Ukrainian, Norwegian, Japanese, and Catalan.
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 the L. DeWayne Young collection on folk dancing must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
L. DeWayne Young (1938- ) is not only an avid folk dancer, but a well established teacher and promoter of the folk arts.
Young danced with, and helped organize, the original Brigham Young University International Folk Dancers in 1956 under the direction of Janie Thompson and Mary Bee Jensen. After graduating from Brigham Young University, Young danced and taught intermittently at BYU, BYU-Hawaii, BYU-Idaho and Idaho State University, also teaching at Lloyd Shaw Foundation workshops and conducting many other folk dance workshops throughout the United States on the way.
In 1986 Young, along with Mary Bee Jensen, George Frandsen, and Vytautas F. Beliajus established the National Folk Organization. This organization was established for the preservation and promotion of the folk art traditions, and as a tribute to the staying power of international folk dance.
Young served as co-editor for fifteen years on "Viltis," the folk magazine created by Vytautas F. Beliajus; Later publishing the Index to Fifty Years of Viltis: 1944-1994 and the biography Mr. Folk Dance USA, Vytautas F. Beliajus: Memoirs of a Lithuanian Immigrant.
L. DeWayne Young still travels extensively, participating in international folk dance festivals in Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, and Puerto Rico.
Arranged in alphabetical order, by country.