Margaret Dietz Collection Bibliography/Inventory


Margret Dietz: A Dancer's Legacy by Elizabeth Carlin Freeman, Marie Winckler Nickell and Linda Lee Soderstrom.  St. Cloud, Minnesota: Sentinel Printing, 2010.  NOTE: With the permission of the authors, the Archives has a digital copy of this copyrighted book on hand for in-house full-text searching.  In addition, permission was granted to make available, from the book, Margret's professional résumé, her repertory list, and a 1971 speech she delivered at the College of Saint Benedict about dance and the dancer. [coming soon]

Articles in CSB Newspapers

The Torch, March 6, 1970, p. 3,,435

The Torch, March 11, 1971, p. 7

The Torch, March 7, 1973, p. 3

The Torch, May 10, 1973, p. 1,

The Torch, Sept. 25, 1975, p. 1

Other Newspaper Clippings

  • Margaret Dietz' Dance Concert Set Wednesday," The News-Gazette, Sunday December, 6, 1953
  • "Dance Instructor: Margret Dietz," no publisher, undated
  • "Mary Wigman Disciple Takes Over Dance Program at UCSBC," Santa Barbara News-Press, Sunday, October 16, 1955
  • Newspaper picture of Margaret Erlanger and Margaret Dietz, no publisher, undated
  • "Chicago Dance Council; U. of C. Presents Margaret Dietz, Dancer," The Wilson College Press, May 21, 1953
  • "Berlin Dance Teacher at UI for Year," no publisher, undated
  • "Guild to waltz at season's end," no publisher, May 1969 (2 copies)
  • "Students and Faculty Attend Dance Day," no publisher, undated
  • "Doris Humphrey-a Pioneer In Field of Contemporary Dance," no publisher, undated (2 copies)
  • "Program Less Boisterous, Minus Drama, Says Critic," no publisher, undated
  • "Creative Dancer Plans Solo Concert Tonight," no publisher, undated
  • "Dancer Will Lecture At SMS Wednesday," no publisher, undated
  • "Danser or Danseur?," The Depauw, Monday October 14, 1963
  • "Local Professor Joins in Tribute To Famed Dancer," no publisher, undated
  • "Margaret Dietz Tells Aims of German Modern Dance," unreadable publisher, Tuesday January 25, 1955
  • "Famous Dancer Visits University," unreadable publisher, March 5, 1953
  • "Dance: Contrast in Style," New York Herald Tribune, Sunday August 2, 1953
  • "Miss Dietz Demonstrates Modern Dance Forms," no publisher, undated
  • "Several Arts to be Featured On Television Demonstration," no publisher, Friday March 13, 1953
  • "Miss Dietz To Conduct Two Classes," no publisher, April 23, 1954
  • "Audience Captured By Margret Dietz In Final Concert," no publisher, undated
  • "Orchesis Interprets Life," no publisher, undated
  • "Miss Margaret Dietz, Continental Dancer, is Soroptimist Guest," no publisher, September 4, 1955
  • "Prof. Dietz Stresses Intellectual Discipline," no publisher, Wednesday March 3, 1965
  • "The Dance: Review, New London Festival in Retrospect-City Ballet Season Opening," The New York Times, Sunday August 29, 1954
  • "Nazis Didn't Take Her Love of Life," The Indianapolis News?, undated (2 copies)
  • "Dance Recital Hits An Artful Plateau," Santa Barbara News-Press, Monday February 17, 1958
  • "Dance and Poetry Program Set for Repertory Associates," Santa Barbara News-Press, Sunday March 4, 1956 (plus a photocopy)
  • "Skill Displayed in Dietz Dance Concert," no publisher, undated
  • "Focus To Include Dance, Writing, Film," Shoreline, April 17, 1970
  • "World Famous Dance Teacher Returns For Summer Course," no publisher, undated
  • "The Utah troupe saga: bungling, errors, chaos," Minnesota Daily, May 3, 1968
  • "Dance Guild's Improvs Made a Bright Night," Minnesota Daily, May 19, 1967
  • "Dance-Poetry Evening Held at Repertory," no publisher, undated

Magazine Clippings (Complete Articles)

  • "New London: Residues and Reflections," Dance Observer, November 1956
  • "Minneapolis Muse," Dance Magazine, August 1965
  • "Mary Wigman speaks to her pupils," Dance Magazine, August 1950
  • "The Isadora Duncan Schools," Dance Magazine, February 1951
  • "200 years of Theatrical Dance in Caricature," Dance Magazine, September 1950
  • "Apsara: the dance," Dance Magazine, September 1950
  • "The Triumph of the Ego: The Legacy of Isadora Duncan," Dance Magazine, July 1950
  • "Doris Humphrey: Yesterday and Today," Dance Magazine, November 1954
  • "Negro-American Theatre Dance 1840-1900: Chapter IX of the series 4 Centuries of American Dance," Dance Magazine, November 1950
  • "American Pioneers in Educational Creative Dance: Chapter I of a series 1. The Traditional School of 1890"s and The Entry of Colonel Francis W. Parker," Dance Magazine, November 1950
  • "Impressions of Bali," Dance Magazine, November 1950
  • "Balinese Dance," Dance Magazine, November 1950
  • "Basic Kicks: Chapter 2 of Acrobatics: The Dynamic Power," Dance Magazine, November 1950
  • "The Waltz: The Dance That Wouldn't Stay Banned," Dance Magazine, November 1950
  • "Young Dancer's Dancer of the Month: Ethery Pagava," Dance Magazine, November 1950
  • "...the legacy of Isadora Duncan," Dance Magazine, August 1950
  • "Little Fast Feet: the story of the pilgrimage of Pearl Primus to Africa," Dance Magazine, July 1950
  • "How to NOTATE a Ballet: describing the joys of that 'rara avis,' the dance 'notator'," Dance Magazine, May 1950
  • "10 Years of Dance Notation: looking backward on 10 years of accomplishment of the Dance Notation Bureau," Dance Magazine, May 1950
  • Complete February 1955 issue of Dance Magazine with article "Margret Dietz: German Teacher in America"


  • The Guild of Performing Arts presents The Nancy Hauser Dance Company, May 3 and 4, 1969, 504 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis
  • Alhecama Players, Adult Education Center, Santa Barbara Junior College present The King and I, May 21-23 and 29-30, 1959, Lobero Theatre
    • With the following newspaper clippings
      • "Give-and-Take Of Talent Groups Could Be Better," Santa Barbara News-Press, Sunday May 24, 1959
      • Photo of The King and I  cast, no publisher, undated
      • "Alhecama Players Enchant Audience: 'The King and I' Proves Dazzling Stage Spectacle," no publisher, undated
  • Santa Barbara Repertory Theatre presents Margret Dietz/Dance Concert, February 27-28, 1959
    • With the following newspaper clipping
      • "Dancer Dietz Will Repeat Expressive Artistry Tonight," no publisher, February 28, 1959?
  • Advent: A Service of Worship in Dance, DePuaw University Chapel, Meharry Hall, December 2, 1964 (2 copies)
  • The Chicago Dance Council and The Women's Physical Education Dept. University of Chicago present A May Fete of Contemporary Dance, May 24, no year
  • Arts Festival 1969, sponsored by Coffman Union Board of Governors, University of Minnesota, January 8-17, 1969
  • Orchesis: Dance Concert, University of Illinois, Lincoln Hall Theatre, March 20-21, 1953
  • Claude Kipnis in "Men and Dreams," University of Illinois, The Center for Advanced Study and the Department of Theatre, undated
    • With the following newspaper clipping
      • "Last Performances: Mime Tickets Still Available," no publisher, undated
  • DePauw University Convocation, Meharry Hall, April 13, 1962 (2 copies)
  • An Evening of Opera, University of Illinois School of Music, The Opera Workshop, November 22, 1953
    • With the following newspaper clipping
      • Picture, "Dancers, Singers Prepare for Sunday's Performances of 'L'Enfant Prodigue'," no publisher, November 20, 1953
  • Margret Dietz, Santa Barbara Repertory Theatre, March 8, 1958
  • Orchesis: Dance Concert, DePauw University, Little Theater, December 12-14, 1963
  • Orchesis: Dance Concert, DePauw University, Meharry Hall, November 12-13, 1965 (2 copies)
  • Margret Dietz: Dance Concert, University of California and Santa Barbara College, February 17, 1957
  • Oedipus Rex [and] Belshazzar's Feast, University of Minnesota, March 3, 1967
  • Choreogram, Carleton College, May 8, 1970
  • Seventh American Dance Festival, Connecticut College, August 31, 1954
  • Dance Concert by Orchesis, Kingsbury Hall, April 15-16, 1955
  • The Nancy Hauser Dance Company, The Guild of Performing Arts, March 8-9, 1969
  • The students dance-workshop, Associated Students, UCSB and The Women: Physical Education Department, April 17-18, 1959 (2 copies)
    • With the following newspaper clippings
      • "Dance Revue Said 'Delightful Show,'" no publisher, undated
      • Picture of performers, Santa Barbara News-Press, April 15, 1959
      • Picture of dancers, Santa Barbara News-Press?, June 2, 1957
  • Margret Dietz in a Modern Dance Master Lesson and Dance Demonstration, Lindenwood College Physical Education Department, April 8, 1963
  • Dance Concert, no location, undated
  • The Nancy Hauser Dance Company, The Guild of Performing Arts, February 8-9, 1969
  • Gallimaufry at the Guild: A Festival of Music and Dance, Guild of Performing Arts?, May 17-18, 1969
  • Nancy Hauser and the Dance Guild Theatre with Guest Artist Margret Dietz, College of Saint Benedict, December 8, 1968
  • American Dance Festival: Seventh Season, Connecticut College, August 19-22, 1954

Miscellaneous Documents

  • Faculty Notes, University of California, Santa Barbara College, November 17, 1958
    • With the following newspaper clippings
      • "SB Class Presents TV Dance Series," no publisher, undated
      • "UCSB Dance Program on TV," no publisher, undated
      • "Final Dance TV Program Due," no publisher, undated
  • Advertisement for "Dance Music For Pre-School Children," no publisher, undated
  • Advertisement for "Dance Technique on Film," no publisher, undated
  • The Outstanding Woman certificate, Sigma Chapter of Theta Sigma Phi, May 8, 1966