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R. Dwaine Goodwin collection on folk dance

Identifier: MSS 7976

Scope and Contents

Contains folk dance music 45s, audio correspondence and visual materials pertaining Mary Bee Jensen ranging from 1966-1971.


  • 1966-1971


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 R. Dwaine Goodwin collection on folk dance must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

R. Dwaine Goodwin is a folk dancer and folk dance instructor.

Richard Dwaine Goodwin grew up in the small mining town of Pioche, Nevada. His first encounter with the world of dance was participating in the musical production of "Sand in Their Shoes" at Brigham Young University in 1959. Mary Bee Jensen then approached Goodwin about joining the BYU International Folk Dancers. During his undergraduate work he not only performed with the International Folk Dancers but was a member of the Ballroom Dance Team and performed in numerous musical theatre productions.

In 1964 Goodwin graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Recreation, and he and his future wife, Julie Ann Corbett, became members of the first BYU European Folk Festival Tour. Goodwin returned to BYU in the Fall of 1964 as a Recreation graduate assistant and completed his master's degree in Recreation Education in 1966.

Goodwin began his full-time teaching career as an instructor in the Recreation Department of BYU, teaching folk dance and working with Mary Bee Jensen as a co-director of the International Folk Dancers.

After returning from a year's service in Vietnam, Goodwin joined the faculty at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois in 1969. While at ISU Goodwin taught folk dance and developed a performing folk dance group that toured throughout the mid-west and Europe. He also created the Commercial Recreation Degree Program at ISU, and completed his own Ph.D. in Educational Administration in 1987. Goodwin continued to teach at ISU until his retirement in 2000.


1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The original order of the collection has been retained.

List of Items de-accesstioned:

Custodial History

Donated by R. Dwaine Goodwin in March 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Crawford Gates; March 2012.


The history of ballet or other dance genres, (section IV.a.ii Music Special Collections Development Policy September 2010).

Separated Materials

Books and patterns accessioned with the collection have been separated to the been added to library's general collections.

Processing Information

Processed; Melissa James; 2012.

Register of R. Dwaine Goodwin collection on folk dance
Melissa James
2012 July 14
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States