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Ruth Diamond Levinson, Physical Education for Women Papers

Identifier: RG-23-18-14

Scope and Contents

The papers include Ruth Diamond Levinson's correspondence, drafts of papers and lectures, scrapbooks, photographs, publications, clippings, and bulletins related to physical education and teacher education.


  • Majority of material found within 1906-2011


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are only minimally processed but are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with the University of Nebraska. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the papers or their designees. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Born in McCook, Nebraska, on January 14, 1911, Ruth Diamond Levinson graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in 1931. She became the Director of Physical Education for Women at the University of Omaha (now the University of Nebraska at Omaha) in 1931 and taught there until 1942. In 1935, she founded Orchesis, the modern dance performing group that continues at UNO under the name of the Moving Company. In 1942, Levinson volunteered for the Red Cross overseas program and served in England and France during World War II. Levinson returned to the United States in 1944 and married Harry Levinson in 1946. Levinson worked for UNL, serving as an instructor in the Physical Education department for 22 years, retiring in 1973 and continuing to serve as the UNL Department of Physical Education's archivist post-retirement. Levinson died on February 3, 2013.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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Finding aid prepared by Sarah Glover, 2023.
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
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Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States