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Description: Papers of Reginald and Gladys Laubin, performers/promoters of Native American dances, and collectors of Native American folklore, including biographical materials (ca. 1938-95); student papers (1919-30); records (1945-94); journals and notebooks (1935-95); publications and manuscripts (1945-95); reprints and magazines (1936-94); personal and professional correspondence (1921-96); performance portfolios, programs, flyers, and scripts; newsclippings (ca. 1930-85); travel memorabilia (ca. 1945-95); orders and receipts (ca. 1935-95); craft notes and patterns (ca. 1935-95); subject files (1942-94); cassette and reel-to-reel audiotapes (ca. 1949-93); sketches and paintings (ca. 1920-95); illustrations for publications (ca. 1950-95); and posters (1936-81) relating to their work as producers and performers of Native American dance concerts; authors, lecturers, and filmmakers on topics related to Native American arts and culture; and collectors and craftsmen of Native American artifacts.