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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I. Photographs

Series II. Correspondence

Series III. Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, 1959-1982

Series IV. JBC Miscellaneous.

Series V. Religious Dance.

Series VI. Biographical and Writing.

Series VII. Advertising

Series VIII. Choreography

Series IX. Religious Choreography

Series X. TCU Items 1965-1984

Series XI. Dallas Civic Ballet (DCB) and Regional Ballet Festivals 1959-1987

Series XII. Posters.

Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Jerry Bywaters Cochran Dance Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Cochran, Jerry Bywaters
Title: Jerry Bywaters Cochran Dance Collection
Accession No.: MA96-1
Quantity: 53.75 linear feet
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Biographical Note

Jerry Bywaters Cochran grew up in a Dallas family that was actively involved in the arts. Her father, a nationally recognized painter, was for many years the director of the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, the predecessor of today's Dallas Museum of Art. He was also a longtime member of the art faculty of Southern Methodist University. Her mother, a musician by training, had a lifelong interest in dance and was one of the founders of both the Dallas Civic Ballet and the Dallas Dance Council.

Among Jerry's early teachers were Alexandra Danilova and Hanya Holm. After high school she attended the Juilliard School in New York, where her teachers included Martha Graham and Jose' Limon for modern dance, Anthony Tudor and Margaret Craske for ballet, and Louis Horst and Doris Humphrey for choreography. While at Juilliard she also took classes at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet School. She received a Juilliard degree with majors in both modern dance and ballet, and on graduation received an award from the American Guild of Musical Artists as the outstanding graduate in her field. Thereafter, she received a Fulbright fellowship for study in Paris under Marcel Marceau and 'Etienne Decroux, the noted mimes.

As a performer, Jerry has appeared in New York, Paris, Washington, and most of the cities in Texas. As a teenage she toured with the Alexandra Danilova Concert Company, and later she danced for two years with the performing company of the Dallas Summer Musicals, where she worked under Franz Allers and George Schaefer.

Jerry has taught in many settings over the years, including the Juilliard preparatory division, the Kurt Jooss Folkwangschule, in Essen, Germany, and Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She was the first instructor in stage movement for the Dallas Theater Center and for ten years directed a school devoted exclusively to modern dance in Dallas. In 1968 she inaugurated the modern dance program at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth and remained in charge of that program for seventeen years. She has taught master classes for the American Ballet Theatre School in New York, Texas Woman's University, the Southwest and Pacific Regional Ballet Festivals, and other dance organizations from coast to coast. Her students have joined the dance companies of Paul Taylor, Martha Graham, Alwin Nikolais, and Bella Lewitzky, as well as Pilobolus and Momix.

She founded and directed two modern dance companies -- the Dallas Ensemble of Dallas, which gave performing opportunities to the advanced students in her private studio, and the TCU Modern Dance Lab Company, which utilized the advanced modern dance students at TCU.

Her choreography has been performed on the Juilliard Concert Series in New York; by the Dallas Civic Ballet, the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and the Dance Ensemble of Dallas; in numerous performances at Texas Christian University; and by companies and soloists in Washington, New Orleans, Kansas City, many Texas cities, and Raleigh, North Carolina. For Dallas Theater Center she choreographed Burgess Meredith's production of the Dylan Thomas play, "Under Milkwood." She also performed, under the sponsorship of the Theater Center, a solo concert of her own choreography. In 1982 the Fort Worth Art Museum received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to present two of her works, along with two works of New York choreographer Lucinda Childs, in a concert entitled, "Contemporary Choreography: Two Views."

Jerry has served on the dance panels of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts. She served on the board and as a national officer of the National Association for the Regional Ballet. In 1974 she was asked by the Texas Commission on the Arts to prepare a study on "Objectives for Dance in Texas," and her articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications. Currently she serves on the artistic advisory boards of Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth, the Dallas Dance Council, and The International Theatrical Arts Society (TITAS), also of Dallas.

She has assisted in coordinating dance residencies which, under the sponsorship of the National Endowment for the Arts and other institutions, have brought such companies as those of Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, Trisha Brown, Kei Takei, David Gordon, and Alwin Nikolais, to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In 1985 she was adjudicator for the Craft of Choreography Conference at the Southwestern Regional Ballet Festival. In 1992, her achievements were recognized on two occasions -- first, by the Dallas Dance Council, which honored her with their annual "Mary" award for her lifetime contribution to dance, then by the TCU dance alumni group, which presented her a lifetime achievement award for her contributions to the development of the Department of Ballet and Modern Dance at Texas Christian University.

Doris, Hering, writing in Dance Magazine, called her "a truly gifted and inspiring teacher." Other cities have referred to her choreography as "artistic creativity of the highest order" and called her "Texas' leading exponent of modern dance." A German critic once wrote of her, "Ein Wirblewind Kam Aus Texas," ("A whirlwind out of Texas").

CHRONOLOGY

Many of the activities covered in these files overlap in time. Also, the organizational setting for dance in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in those years is no longer well understood. For those reasons the list below is the chronology completed by JBC.

To 1954 -- studied ballet at Edith James Studio in Dallas. At one point JBC studied with Alexandra Danilova, the internationally famous ballerina, who taught there for a time and formed a small company with which I danced.

1954-1955 -- attend SMU.

1954 -- summer course under Hanya Holm at Colorado College.

1955-56 -- danced in Dallas Summer Musicals.

1955-58 -- attended Juilliard in New York, studied with Martha Graham, Jose' Limon, Anthony Tudor, Louis Horst, and Doris Humphrey.

1958-59 -- Fulbright to Paris, studied with Marcel Marceau, Etienne Decroux, others.

1959 -- summer, taught in Essen, Germany at Folkwangschule directed by Kurt Jooss.

1959-60 -- joined Dallas Theather Center's first faculty, teaching stage movement and acting in several plays. Choreographed and acted in Dylan Thomas's "Under Milkwood" directed by Burgess Meredith.

1961 -- solo dance concert at Dallas Theater Center.

1959-68 -- worked with Dallas Civic Ballet (DCB) as teacher of modern dance, choreographer and performer. Except of occasional guest soloists and choreographers, the DCB in those years was run cooperatively by local dance professionals who taught the company (made up mostly of advanced students), choreographed, and performed most of the solos. With other nearby civic companies, the DCB participated in the Southwest Regional Ballet Festival annually. It eventually became the Dallas Ballet, now defunct.

In 1961 JBC choreographed a DCB production of Menotti's "Unicorn, Gorgon and Manticore" at the Theater Center, a production which was enlarged for the Southwest Festival in 1965. JBC choreographed several other works for the DCB during this period, including a portion of the first annual "Nutcracker" in 1963.

1960 - 65 -- private teaching at several studios in Dallas.

1965 - 70 -- taught at Preston Forest studio and developed enught advanced students to form a small performing group which came to be known as the Dance Ensemble. Its first performance was in 1969 when it performed portions of Lloyd Pfautsch's "A Day for Dancing" at Highland Park United Methodist Church.

1968 - 75 -- joined TCU on part-time basis to establish modern program under Fernando Schaffenburg, head of ballet at TCU, the first U. S. college to offer a ballet major. Choreographed new works for TCU concerts almost annually thereafter. Began productions of "A Day for Dancing" in 1972, and these also continued almost annually.

1969 -- performed firsts liturgical dance solo at St. Stephen United Methodist. Continued religious solos frequently in subsequent years as well as religious group works using the Dance Ensemble or TCU dancers.

1970 - 80 -- established a studio where all age levels, including young children, could study modern dance exclusively, one of few such studios nationwide. The Dance Ensemble was expanded, became more active, and performed frequently in churches, synagogues, schools, colleges, on TV, in numerous other venues (e.g., the State Fair, art museums, Thanksgiving Square), and always at the studio's end-of-the-year (EOY) performance. Some performances, such as the operas and staged oratorios at St. Michael and All Angels church, were quite elaborate. JBC disbanded the studio and the Dance Ensemble in 1980 to concentrate on TCU.

1975 - 85 -- became full-time faculty member at TCU in 1975 when a modern dance major was established. An MFA program came later. Established the TCU Modern Dance Lab Company, which performed in numerous venues (e.g., Fort Worth's Scott Theater under an NEA grant, Kilgore Junior College). Left TCB faculty in 1985 and continued dance activity on a free-lance basis.

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Scope and Contents

Series I. Photographs 1954 - 1984.

Arranged by event, then chronologically. General and personal covers time periods 1954 - 1979 when Jerry Bywaters was a student and the performances she participated in, while in school. TCU covers time periods 1969 through 1979, dances and performances that Ms. Bywaters herself choreograph and directed of her students. Dallas Studio and Dance Ensemble covers time periods 1971 - 1977. This series consist of performances held at the Highland Park United Methodist Church, and Fort Worth Art Museum. The Dallas Civic Ballet covers time period of 1961 through 1968, where Ms. Bywaters was a teacher of the art of dance through the Dallas area. There are also slides that highlights various points in her life.

Series II. Correspondence 1958 - 1987.

Arranged by importance of the documents. Letters from well-known people, their comments about the performances given by Ms. Bywaters as a student as well as a choreographer and teacher of the dance.

Series III. Newspapers and Magazine Clippings 1959 - 1979.

Arranged chronologically.

Series IV. JBC Miscellaneous

Series V. Religious Dance 1964 - 198-.

Arranged chronologically covering newspaper and magazine coverage of religious dance and performances of Jerry Bywaters Cochran choreographed.

Series VI. Jerry Bywaters Biographical and Writing 1954 - 1984.

Arranged chronologically. The first three files were compiled by Mary Bywaters, who is Jerry's mother. Biographies of Jerry Bywaters' life as a student, teacher and choreographer.

Series VII. Advertising 1965 - 1980.

Arranged by event, then chronologically. Articles written about the events that will take place at specific time before they took place. There are some reviews about these performances for TCU, Dallas Dance Council, Fort Worth Ballet, American Dance Festival, and miscellaneous studio ads for the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

Series VIII. Choreography 1962 - 1984.

Arranged by events, then chronologically. The handicraft work of Jerry Bywaters choreography. Her personal notes to how the dance was planned and who the lead was. The music that will be used as well as who the dancers will be performed at the TCU concerts.

Series IX. Religion Choreography.

Arranged in alphabetical order the dance layout of the music, the props, and the dancers and partial choreography.

Series X. TCU Items 1965 - 1984.

Arranged by items, then chronologically. Thesis written by Jerry Bywaters, announcements, advertisements, magazines, brochures and other miscellaneous items giving highlights of choreographic performances.

Series XI. Dallas Civic Ballet (DCB) and Regional Ballet Festivals 1959 - 1987.

Arranged by event, then chronologically. Programs, and brochures from the Southwest Regional Ballet Festival and a list of DCB performances. There is a Bishop College Yearbook.

Series XII. Posters

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Permission to publish, copy, reprint, digitize, orally record for transmission over public or private airways, or use in any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures, must be obtained in writing from the Dallas Public Library, Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Cochran, Jerry Bywaters
Organizations:
Dallas Theater Center
Dallas Civic Ballet
Texas Christian University
Family Names:
Cochran
Bywaters
Places:
Dallas (Tex.)
Subjects:
Dance
Titles:
Jerry Bywaters Cochran Dance Collection

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Related Material

MA83-6 Mary Bywaters Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA96-1 Jerry Bywaters Cochran Dance Collection Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Acquisition Information

All of the materials included in the Jerry Bywaters Cochran Dance Collection were in her possession until they were officially deeded to the Dallas Public Library, Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division. The Jerry Bywaters Cochran Dance Collection were transferred by Jerry Bywaters Cochran to the Dallas Public Library on August 7, 1996. The donation of the materials we negotiated by Carol Roark, Special Collection Manager. The collection was accession by Allison Baker and Linda Mack, Library Associate. Carol Roark acknowledged the collection, on August 12, 1996.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I. Photographs

Box Folder
1 1 Famous People (includes Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, Charles Weidman, others)
2 Famous People (includes Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, Charles Weidman, others)
3 JBC Early (includes Alexandra Danilova teaching and her performing company)
4 JBC with the James Company, 1950-1952
5 JBC at Southern Methodist University, 1954-1955
6 Dallas Summer Musicals, 1955-1956
7 Dallas Summer Musicals, 1955-1956
8 Julliard, 1955-58; also Dallas Museum Program, 1957
9 Julliard, 1955-58; also Dallas Museum Program, 1957
10 Fulbright Fellowship to Paris, 1958-1959
11 Fulbright Fellowship to Paris, 1958-1959
12 Folkwangschule Essen, Germany, 1959
13 Dallas Theater Center, 1959-61 (includes Ruth St. Denis and Burgess Meredith, also JBC solo dance concert 1961)
14 JBC at Fairfaz School near Washington, D.C., 1968
15 JBC at Fairfaz School near Washington, D.C., 1968
16 Texas Woman's University summer course, 1970
Box Folder
2 1 Paris, 1958-1959
Box Folder
3 1 JBC Ballet Poses, September 1956
2 JBC Ballet Poses, September 1956
3 JBC Modern Dance poses, September 1956
4 JBC Ballet and Modern Dance poses - proofs, September 1956
5 JBC at Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1958
6 JBC at Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1958
7 JBC at Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1958
8 JBC - Pro Classic costume, January 1961 (J. Boles, photographer)
9 JBC - Various head shots, 1961-63 (J. Boles, photographer)
10 JBC - Various head shots, 1962 (J. Deis, photographer)
11 JBC - Dallas Art Museum, July 1963 (J. Boles, photographer)
12 JBC in "Prophecy" costume from "A Day for Dancing", 1969 (Andy Hanson, photographer)
13 JBC in "Prophecy" costume from "A Day for Dancing", 1969 (Andy Hanson, photographer) - Proofs
14 JBC - Head shot in Pre-Classic costume, 1974 (L. Kaye, photographer)
15 JBC in Fine Arts chair, 1974 (L. Kaye, photographer)
16 JBC in various dance poses, 1974 (L. Kaye, photographer)
17 JBC - various head shots, 1979 (Hence Griffith, photographer)
18 JBC photos for Texas Women Magazine, 1979
19 JBC - pose in straight-backed chair, date uncertain
20 JBC - various poses, date uncertain (Andy Hanson, photographer)
21 JBC - mechanicals photos for advertisements
22 JBC - mechanicals photos for advertisements (negatives)
23 Dallas Dance Council Award, 1987
24 Mary Bywaters
Box Folder
4 1 Texas Christian University (TCU) - Kaleidoscope, 1969
2 TCU - Children of Air, 1969
3 TCU - Ecclesiates 3, 1969
4 TCU - Ecclesiates and Let Us Break Bread Together - JBC in costume 1970
5 TCU - Ecclesiates - JBC in costume - Logo for religious dance, 1969 (Andy Hanson, photographer)
6 TCU - Copland Country, 1971
7 TCU - Handel Now, 1972
8 TCU - Handel Now, 1972
9 TCU - Day for Dancing, 1972
10 TCU - Day for Dancing, (proofs)
11 TCU - Water Gardens Performance (student choreography)
12 TCU - Japanese Gardens Performance, 1972
13 TCU - Studio photos, 1974 (new studio) 1974
14 TCU - Studio photos, 1974 (new studio) 1974
Box Folder
5 1 TCU - Encounters, 1974
2 TCU - Encounters, 1974
3 TCU - Encounters, 1974
4 TCU - Dance Happening I, 1975
5 TCU - Dance Happening I, 1975
6 TCU - Encounters, 1975
7 TCU - Day for Dancing, 1975
8 TCU - Day for Dancing, 1975
9 TCU - Day for Dancing, 1975
10 TCU - Day for Dancing, 1975
Box Folder
6 1 TCU - Dance Happening II, 1976
2 TCU - Dance Happening II, 1976
3 TCU - Dance Happening II, 1976
4 TCU - Dance Happening II, 1976
5 TCU - Dance Happening III, 1977
6 TCU - Dance Happening III, 1977
7 TCU - Dance Happening III, 1977
8 TCU - Take 5, 1979
9 TCU - Take 5, 1979
Box Folder
7 1 TCU - Ceremony of Carols, 1980
2 TCU - Ceremony of Carols, 1980
3 TCU - Ceremony of Carols, 1980
4 TCU - Ceremony of Carols, 1980
5 TCU - Between Silence and Light, 1980
6 TCU - Between Silence and Light, 1980
7 TCU - Dancers Are People Too, 1980
8 TCU - Day for Dancing, 1981
9 TCU - Bach A minor Violin Concerto, 1983
10 TCU - TCU Modern Dance Lab Company, TCU Gallery, 1983
Box Folder
8 1 TCU - Brown Bag Concert, 1984
2 TCU - Primal Images, 1984
3 TCU - Primal Images, 1984
4 TCU - Alwin Nikolais at TCU, 1984 (Green chair)
5 TCU - Alwin Nikolais at TCU, 1984 (Green chair)
6 TCU - Day for Dancing, year uncertain
7 TCU - Day for Dancing, year uncertain
8 TCU - Day for Dancing, year uncertain (proofs)
9 TCU - Day for Dancing, year uncertain
10 TCU - Day for Dancing, year uncertain
11 TCU - Day for Dancing, year uncertain
12 TCU - Day for Dancing, year uncertain
13 TCU - Day for Dancing, year uncertain
14 TCU - Day for Dancing, year uncertain
Box Folder
9 1 TCU - Day for Dancing, year uncertain
2 TCU - Day for Dancing, year uncertain
3 TCU - Dance Faculty and other miscellaneous photos
4 TCU - JBC teaching (old studio)
5 TCU - JBC teaching (new studio)
6 TCU - TCU dancers, miscellaneous religious performances
7 TCU - Variation In Modern Dance, 1972
8 TCU - Variation In Modern Dance, 1972
Box Folder
10 1 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - Day for Dancing, Highland Park United Methodist Church, 1971
2 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - Day for Dancing, Highland Park United Methodist Church, 1971
3 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - Day for Dancing, Highland Park United Methodist Church, 1971
4 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - Day for Dancing, Highland Park United Methodist Church, 1971
5 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - Day for Dancing, Highland Park United Methodist Church, 1971
6 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - Day for Dancing, Highland Park United Methodist Church, 1971
7 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - Day for Dancing, Highland Park United Methodist Church, 1971
Box Folder
11 1 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 1973
2 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 1974
3 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 1974
4 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 1974
5 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 1974
6 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 1974
7 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 1975
8 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 1975
9 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 1975
10 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 1975
Box Folder
12 1 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 1977
2 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 1977
3 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - Saul (St. Michael & All Angels), 1977
4 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - Saul (St. Michael & All Angels), 1977
5 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - Various churches
6 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - End of Year Performance
7 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - End of Year Performance "Liberty"
8 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - Peter and the Wolf (with Richardson Symphony)
9 Dallas Studio & Dance Ensemble - Fort Worth Art Museum Performance
Box Folder
13 1 Dallas Civic Ballet - Early Dallas Civic Ballet
2 Dallas Civic Ballet - Early Dallas Civic Ballet
3 Dallas Civic Ballet - Unicorn, Gorgon and Manticore (Menotti), Dallas Theater Center 1961
4 Dallas Civic Ballet - Unicorn, Gorgon and Manticore (Menotti), Dallas Theater Center 1961
5 Dallas Civic Ballet - Unicorn, Gorgon and Manticore (Menotti), Dallas Theater Center 1961
6 Dallas Civic Ballet - Unicorn, Gorgon and Manticore (Menotti), Dallas Theater Center 1961
7 Dallas Civic Ballet - Dallas Divertissement, 1962
8 Dallas Civic Ballet - Unicorn, Gorgon and Manticore at Southwestern Regional Ballet Festival, Dallas, 1965
9 Dallas Civic Ballet - Unicorn, Gorgon and Manticore at Southwestern Regional Ballet Festival, Dallas, 1965
Box Folder
14 1 Dallas Civic Ballet - Unicorn, Gorgon and Manticore at Southwestern Regional Ballet Festival, Dallas, 1965
2 Dallas Civic Ballet - Unicorn, Gorgon and Manticore at Southwestern Regional Ballet Festival, Dallas, 1965
3 Dallas Civic Ballet - Unicorn, Gorgon and Manticore at Southwestern Regional Ballet Festival, Dallas, 1965
4 Dallas Civic Ballet - Unicorn, Gorgon and Manticore at Southwestern Regional Ballet Festival, Dallas, 1965
5 Dallas Civic Ballet - Unicorn, Gorgon and Manticore at Southwestern Regional Ballet Festival, Dallas, 1965
6 Dallas Civic Ballet - Unicorn, Gorgon and Manticore at Southwestern Regional Ballet Festival, Dallas, 1965
7 Dallas Civic Ballet - Unicorn, Gorgon and Manticore at Southwestern Regional Ballet Festival, Dallas, 1965
8 Dallas Civic Ballet - To Vivaldi, 1967
9 Dallas Civic Ballet - Bach Suite (to French Suite #5), 1968
10 Dallas Civic Ballet - Kaleidoscope, 1968
11 Dallas Civic Ballet - Children of Air 1968
12 Dallas Civic Ballet - Aquarium, 1968
13 Dallas Civic Ballet - Miscellaneous JBC Choreography
14 Dallas Civic Ballet - Bishop College, 1968

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Series II. Correspondence

Box Folder
15 1 Letters from well-known dancers and others
2 Letters from well-known dancers and others
3 Letters from well-known dancers and others
4 Letters from well-known dancers and others
5 Correspondence concerning Julliard
6 Items concerning JBC Fulbright Fellowship to Paris, 1958-1959 (includes letters from Lyndon Johnson, Ralph Yarborough, and Sam Rayburn)
7 Items concerning JBC Fulbright Fellowship to Paris, 1958-1959 (includes letters from Lyndon Johnson, Ralph Yarborough, and Sam Rayburn)
8 Items concerning JBC Fulbright Fellowship to Paris, 1958-1959 (includes letters from Lyndon Johnson, Ralph Yarborough, and Sam Rayburn)
9 Items concerning JBC Fulbright Fellowship to Paris, 1958-1959 (includes letters from Lyndon Johnson, Ralph Yarborough, and Sam Rayburn)
Box Folder
16 1 Miscellaneous items concerning Martha Graham
2 Correspondence concerning service on boards and panels - NEA, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Assoc. for Regional Ballet, etc
3 Correspondence concerning 1961 solo concert
4 Letters from students
5 Letters from students
6 Letters from students
7 Letters on teaching, performance, etc.
8 Letters on teaching, performance, etc.
9 Letters on teaching, performance, etc.
10 Letters of recommendation (by JBC)
11 Letters of recommendation (by JBC)
Box Folder
17 1 Miscellaneous correspondence to JBC
2 JBC Personal Items
3 Items concerning Dallas Dance Council award to Mary Bywaters, 1987 (photos, telegrams and congratulatory letters from dance notables, etc.)

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Series III. Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, 1959-1982

Box Folder
18 1 1959 and earlier
2 1959 and earlier
3 1960-1964
4 1960-1964
5 1965-1969
6 1965-1969
7 1970-1974
8 1970-1974
Box Folder
19 1 1970-1974
2 1975-1979
3 1975-1979
4 1975-1979
5 1975-1979
6 1975-1979
7 1975-1979
8 1980-1982
9 1980-1982
10 1980-1982
Box Folder
20 1 1980-1982
2 1980-1982
3 undated.
4 Newspaper and Magazine Coverage of Religious Dance, 1964-1977
5 Newspaper and Magazine Coverage of Religious Dance, 1967-1977

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Series IV. JBC Miscellaneous.

Box Folder
21 1 Dallas Summer Musicals programs, 1955-1956
2 Dallas Summer Musicals programs, 1955-1956
3 Miscellaneous dance notation (Julliard studies, published notation, technique summaries)
4 Miscellaneous dance notation (Julliard studies, published notation, technique summaries)
5 Miscellaneous dance notation (Julliard studies, published notation, technique summaries)
6 Miscellaneous dance notation (Julliard studies, published notation, technique summaries)
Box Folder
22 1 Julliard notes
2 Julliard Material 1950s
3 Notes from Paris and Essen, Germany
4 JBC Theater Center programs 1961 - solo concert and "Unicorn Gorgon and Manticore"
5 DCB Program - Unicorn and Manticore 1961
6 DCB Program - Unicorn and Manticore 1965
7 DCB Program - Unicorn and Manticore 1965
8 JBC Miscellaneous notes from master classes given
9 Notes - JBC classes - Texas Association of Teachers of Dancing (TATD) Convention - 1960
10 Notes - JBC classes - Texas Association of Teachers of Dancing (TATD) Convention - 1961
Box Folder
23 1 Notes - JBC classes - Texas Association of Teachers of Dancing (TATD) Convention - 1963
2 Notes - JBC classes - Texas Association of Teachers of Dancing (TATD) Convention - 1964
3 Notes - JBC classes - Texas Association of Teachers of Dancing (TATD) Convention - 1968
4 Louisiana Association of Dance Masters, New Orleans, 1968
5 Notes - JBC classes - Texas Women's University (TWU) summer course, 1970
6 JBC teaching Cranford Studio 1960-1963; Natalie Skelton School 1964-1967
7 JBC teaching Preston Forest School of Dance 1965-1970
8 Notes - JBC classes - Dance Masters of America (DMA) Houston, 1978
9 Notes - JBC classes - Dance Masters of America (DMA) New York City 1979
Box Folder
24 1 Notes - JBC classes - Dance Masters of America (DMA) Houston, 1980
2 Notes - JBC classes - Dance Masters of America (DMA) St. Louis, 1983
3 Notes - JBC classes - Dance Masters of America (DMA) St. Louis, 1983
4 Programs 1940s
5 Programs 1950s-1970s
6 James Company 1931-1968
7 Dallas Theater Center 1960-1961

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Series V. Religious Dance.

Box Folder
25 1 Correspondence and Miscellaneous Items, 1964-1974
1 Miscellaneous Items
3 JBC Writing on Religious Dance
4 JBC Writing on Religious Dance
5 JBC Miscellaneous Sources on Religious Dance
6 JBC Religious Programs, 1964-1967
7 JBC Religious Programs, 1968-1969
8 JBC Religious Programs, 1970-1971
9 JBC Religious Programs, 1972-1973
Box Folder
26 1 JBC Religious Programs, 1974-1975
2 JBC Religious Programs, 1976-1977
3 JBC Religious Programs, 1978-1979
4 JBC Religious Programs, 1980 and later
5 Day for Dancing - JBC Choreography
6 Day for Dancing 1971
Box Folder
27 1 Day for Dancing 1972
2 Day for Dancing 1973
3 Day for Dancing 1975
4 Day for Dancing 1975-1976
5 Day for Dancing 1981
6 Day for Dancing - Rehearsal and Performance Schedule, 1983
7 Day for Dancing, 1983
8 Day for Dancing, 1984
9 Performances of JBC Choreography at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal
10 Religious Programs 1974

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Series VI. Biographical and Writing.

Box Folder
28 1 JBC Master file
2 Biographies - complete set
3 Biographical material
4 Index to the Mary Bywaters Collection
5 Selected writing - SMU, 1954-1955
6 "Dance Education in Dallas" - paper written at Julliard
7 JBC lectures and lecture demonstrations - programs and notes
Box Folder
29 1 "Objectives for Dance in Texas" - paper written at request of the Texas Commission on the Arts and Humanities, 1974
2 Newspaper and Magazine articles
3 Newspaper and Magazine articles
4 Newspaper and Magazine articles
5 Book reviews (manuscripts)
6 Book reviews, 1956-1973
7 Dallas Dance Council - miscellaneous
8 National and Southwestern Regional Ballet Association
9 National and Southwestern Regional Ballet Association
Box Folder
30 1 Alwin Nikolais Residency - TCU - JBC Coordinator, 1970
2 Alwin Nikolais Residency - TCU - JBC Coordinator, 1970

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Series VII. Advertising

Box Folder
31 1 Advertising printing, etc
2 Dance Magazine Annual Ads
3 Miscellaneous Studio Advertising
4 Vision Ad, 1979
5 Festival Ads
6 American Dance Festival Ads
7 JBC Ads - Fort Worth Ballet
Box Folder
32 1 Miscellaneous Ads
2 Miscellaneous Ads
3 News and Herald Ad Proofs
4 Advertisements, 1965-1969
5 Advertisements, 1970
6 Advertisements, 1971
7 Advertisements, 1972
8 Studio Advertisements, 1973
9 Studio Advertisements, 1974
10 Studio Advertisements, 1975
11 Studio Advertisements, 1976
12 Studio Advertisements, 1977
13 Studio Advertisements, 1978
14 Studio Advertisements, 1979
15 Studio Advertisements, 1980
Box Folder
33 1 Dallas Dance Council Ads 1992-1994
2 TITAS (The International Theatrical Arts Society) Ads
3 American Dance Festival Ads
4 Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth Ads
5 Mechanicals for Ads

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Series VIII. Choreography

Box Folder
34 1 JBC Programs - TCU Concerts, 1969-1971
2 JBC Programs - TCU Concerts, 1972-1974
3 JBC Programs - TCU Concerts, 1980s
4 TCU Dance Brochures
5 Posters
6 Primal Images, 1984
7 Primal Images, 1984
Box Folder
35 1 Primal Images, 1984
2 Dallas Black Dance Theater, 1983 program
3 Bach A Minor Violin Concerto, 1983
4 Dancers Are People, Too, 1983
5 Prelude Fugue and Riffs (Bernstein), 1981-1982
6 Between Silence and Light
7 Encounters, 1974-1975
8 Encounters, 1974-1975
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36 1 Encounters, 1974-1975
2 Take 5 (Brubeck)
3 Take 5
4 Variations/Modern Dance
5 Variations/Modern Dance
6 Variations/Modern Dance
7 Copland Country
8 Barber Adagio (Ecclesiates)
9 Water Music Handel (Handel Now)
10 Carnival of the Animals - Skelton Recital
11 Children of the Air Ravel
12 Cakewalk (Dallas Civic Ballet)
13 Kaleidoscope
14 To Vivaldi (Dallas Civic Ballet)
15 Dallas Divertissement (Dallas Civic Ballet, 1962)
16 Ballet Suite (Dallas Civic Ballet)
17 Ozark Set
18 Unicorn Gorgon and Manticore (Menotti) - includes score and castle slide
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37 1 1973 Sight and Sound Structure
2 Liberty variation - JBC solo (Studio 1976)
3 Lippo Le Le (Armenian)
4 Folk Fest, 1970 - 1971 (Studio)
5 Going to the Zoo, 1970 - 1971 (Studio)
6 Joe Cross piece, 1974 (Studio)
7 Theater Center Solo Concert
8 Dallas Museum of Fine Arts solo concert
9 Solos
10 Variations

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Series IX. Religious Choreography

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38 1 Music for Religious Choreography
2 Music for Religious Choreography
3 Church Choreography
4 Allelulia (Hovhaness)
5 At the Cry of the First Bird (D. Guion)
6 Awake My Heart (J. Marshall)
7 Blind Man
8 Brazilian
9 Carol of the Bells
10 Ceremony of Carols (Britten)
11 Christian Year
12 Ecclesiates
13 Ephesians
14 Even Death on a Cross (Lovers Lane United Methodist)
15 Go Forth Into the World and Gloria Tibi (University Park United Methodist)
16 He Comes To Us
17 He Is Born
18 I Wonder As I Wander
19 Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring (J. S. Bach)
20 Joy to the World
21 Let Us Break Bread Together
22 Lord We Praise You for the Rhythm
23 Mary Had a Baby
24 Morning Has Broken
25 Overture on Hebrew Themes (Prokofiev)
26 Prayer (L Pfautsch)
27 Psalm 150
28 Puerto Rican Carol
29 Silent Night
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39 1 Simple Song (Berstein "Mass")
2 Sing a Song of Joy (J. Marshall)
3 Spanish Carol
4 Thanks In Giving (Thanksgiving Square)
5 Time Sweep (C Sandburg)
6 Tis the Gift to Be Simple
7 To Endure and Prevail (W. Faulkner - 1st Unitarian)
8 A Day for Dancing (L Pfautsch)
9 Ceremony of Carols (Britten)
10 Ceremony of Carols
11 St. Matthew's Passion
12 St. Matthew's Passion
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38 13 St. Matthew's Passion
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40 1 Saul (Handel - St. Michael and All Angels)
2 Saul (Handel - St. Michael and All Angels)
3 Saul (Handel - St. Michael and All Angels)
4 Noye's Fludde (Britten - St. Michael and All Angels)
5 TCU Faculty Dinner, 1977
6 Morning Has Broken - St. Stephen Program, 2-13-1977

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Series X. TCU Items 1965-1984

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40a 1 MFA theses (TCU) - Burchfield, D.F., "Idea, Image, Improvisation: An Approach to Choreography", (1983)
2 MFA theses (TCU) - Cooke, D. Freed, "Avatar: a Choreographic Experiment in Improvisation", (1977)
3 MFA theses (TCU) - d'Lamant, S. J. , "A Theory of Gesture in Modern Dance", (1985)
4 MFA theses (TCU) - McIntosh, E. K., "Dark of the Moon: An Interpretation Through Movement", (1984)
5 MFA theses - Van Sickle, J. B., "Exploring Video as a Tool for Dance", (1979)
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41 1 MFA theses (TCU) - d'Lamant, S. J. , "A Theory of Gesture in Modern Dance", (1985) - Copy with note to Jerry
2 MFA theses (UT Dallas) - Barger-Doyle, P., "Choreographic Currents on the Broadway Musical Comedy Stage (1965-78) and Their Applications for Training the Dancer" (1978 - JBC was an advisor)
3 MFA theses in Dance (TCU) - Kreiman, Kerry., "A Choreography Essay on Time"
4 MFA theses in dance (TCU) - Lindig, Maxine, "'Child's Play'-A Choreographic Study in Controlled Chance"
5 TCU - Modern Dance Major - Curriculum Notes
6 TCU - Modern Dance Major - Publicity, 1960s-1980s
7 TCU - Modern Dance Major - Syllabi, Curriculum Notes, Correspondence, 1975
8 TCU - Miscellaneous Dance Programs in Fort Worth - Publicity
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42 1 TCU - Modern Dance Major - Publicity, 1975
2 TCU - Modern Dance Major - Press Releases, 1975
3 TCU - Modern Dance Major - Dance Schedules, 1982-1984
4 TCU - Correspondence and Notes, 1969-1974
5 TCU - History of the Department of Theatre Arts and Dramatic Activities at TCU
6 TCU - Faculty Annual Reports, 1978-1984
7 TCU - Curriculum Vitae, 1977-1980
8 TCU - Dance Bibliographies
9 TCU - Jerry Bywaters Cochran Self-Study, 1983
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43 1 TCU - Reunion of Classes, 1992
2 TCU - Alwin Nikolais Guest Lectureship, 1984
3 This is TCU, Fall 1977, Dance Article
4 TCU - Catalogs, 1974-1977
5 TCU - Catalogs 1967-1975
6 TCU - Dance Books: Modern Dance Forms in Relation to the Other Modern Arts by Louis Horst and Carroll Russell and The Art of Making Dances, by Doris Humphrey

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Series XI. Dallas Civic Ballet (DCB) and Regional Ballet Festivals 1959-1987

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44 1 Dallas Civic Ballet - Brochures, 1958-1966
2 Dallas Civic Ballet - List of Performances, 1958-1970
3 Regional Ballet Festival Programs - Pacific 1978, 1974, Northeast 1984
4 Dallas Civic Ballet - All Programs, 1959-1963
5 Dallas Civic Ballet - All Programs, 1964-1965
6 Dallas Civic Ballet - All Programs, 1966-1968
7 Dallas Civic Ballet - All Programs, 1969-1970
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45 Southwestern Regional Ballet Festival Programs, 1963-1987
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46 1 Studio and Dance Ensemble, 1970-1971
2 Studio and Dance Ensemble, 1971-1972
3 Studio and Dance Ensemble, 1972-1973
4 Studio and Dance Ensemble, 1973-1974
5 Studio and Dance Ensemble, 1974-1975
6 Studio and Dance Ensemble, 1975-1976
7 Studio and Dance Ensemble, 1976-1977
8 Studio and Dance Ensemble, 1977-1978
9 Studio and Dance Ensemble, 1978-1979
10 Studio and Dance Ensemble - Close of Studio 1980
11 Studio and Dance Ensemble - Miscellaneous Material

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Series XII. Posters.

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Twyla Tharp. Dancers & Dances.
Jerry Bywaters Cochran.
Kei Takei's Dance Residency.
Merce Cunningham and Dance Company.
Emerging Voices. Native American Artist of the Six Nations. June 12-30, 1984
Outdoor Dance Programs.
Dallas Dance Council 1979 Calendar
Nikolais Dance Theatre
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Contemporary Choreography. Two Views. Ft. Worth Museum of Art
Martha Graham. Sixteen Dances in Photographs by Barbara Morgan
Join the Fort Worth Museum of Art.

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