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Crockett Youmans Dance Studio Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-8

Scope and Contents

Marie Crockett Youmans ran a dance studio for many years in Valdosta.  In the early years of South Georgia State Normal College she was on the faculty as Marie Holt Greene.  This collection documents the history of her dance studio. There are many photographs of dancers and dance recitals. There are letters to Mrs. Marie along with extra information (such as roll books for classes, sheet music to recitals, figurine collection information, and notes of dances presented at an annual convention) included within in the folders. An article from the Valdosta Daily Times was included also.  A painting of Marie Holt Greene, as well a porcelain ballet figurines, and collages of photographs and documents from this collection in room 4260 of Odum Library.


  • 1949-1957
  • Acquired: 1984-05-07

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


Marie Crockett Youmans, a renowned dance instructor, came to Valdosta State College by way of Columbia University Teachers’ College. Mrs. Crockett Youmans opened a dance studio for the natives of Valdosta, Georgia.


2.00 Boxes



Source of Acquisition

John C Youmans signed letter to Youmans from Hugh C. Bailey acknowledging ballerina gift and portrait gift in Director's office file cabinet.

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Revision Statements

  • 2020-03-04: Revised for DACS compliance by Doug Carlson

Repository Details

Part of the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Valdosta State University Archives, Odum Library
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta GA 30601 United States
229-259-5055 (Fax)