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Orchesis Collection

Identifier: BC37-36

Collection Scope and Contents Summary

This collection consists of promotional materials, photographs, artwork, performance recordings, and archived websites from Orchesis. Most materials


  • Creation: 1999-2016



This collection has no restrictions.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Barnard Archives and Special Collections. The Barnard Archives and Special Collections approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Reproduction Restrictions

Photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.

Historical Background

Orchesis is a student-run dance group and the largest performance group at Columbia University. Each semester Orchesis hosts master classes and a student showcase. Each showcase features student choreographers and dancers.


1.42 Linear Feet (2 websites, 13 digital files)




This collection consists of materials from Orchesis, a student-run dance group at Columbia University.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following four series:

Series 1, Promotional Materials, 1999-2016

Series 2, Photographs, undated

Series 3, Performance Recordings, 1999

Series 4, Websites, 2016

Physical Location

This collection is located in the Barnard Archives and Special Collections, Barnard Library. To use this collection, please contact the Barnard Archives and Special Collections at 212.854.4079 or

Acquisition Information

Gift of Bridget Jamison, 2016. Permission to crawl and capture Facebook page and Youtube page granted by Bridget Jamison, 2016. Initial crawl of websites captured in April 2016.


Additions are expected. Web crawls of the Orchesis Youtube and Facebook pages began in April 2016 and will be conducted on a continuing basis.

Related Collections

Related materials can be found in BC 13.14: Dance Department Collection, BC 12.1: Mortarboard, and BC 12.3: Barnard Bulletin. BC 12.1 and BC 12.3 are both available online through our Digital Collections,

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Charlotte Kostelic in May 2016.

Guide to the Orchesis Collection
Charlotte Kostelic
© 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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New York NY 10027 United States