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Amy Osgood papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Osgood

Scope and Content of the Collection

Fifteen videotapes of performances and rehearsals by choreographer Amy Osgood and her dance company, Osgood Dances, Inc. between 1980 and 1991. Performances locations identified in the collection include the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, Dance Theater Workshop in New York City, and MoMing Dance and Arts Center in Chicago. Many pieces include original music by Richard Woodbury, who was also a dancer. Other featured dancers include Tari Gallagher, Amy Osgood, David Puszczewicz, Roger Prenger, and Erika Garrison. Videos often include other technical performance information such as lighting design and costume credits.


  • Creation: 1980-1991



Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Audiovisual recordings in this collection have been digitized and are available online. Access to the original videotapes is restricted.

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Amy Osgood papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections at

Biography of Amy Osgood

White, American choreographer, teacher, dancer, and artist.

Amy Osgood grew up in LaGrange, Illinois, where she began her dance training with Edith Gibson and Joann Craig. She received her degree in modern dance from the University of Utah in 1974. Shortly thereafter, she joined Mordine and Company in Chicago. In 1978, Amy incorporated Osgood Dances, Inc., a professional performance company which toured to New York and Minneapolis. Prior to choreographing a workshop piece for the Hubbard Street Dance Company in the summer of 1985, Amy created dances for Jansdances, Bob Eisen and the Chicago Repertory Dance Ensemble. Amy taught technique and composition at the MoMing Dance and Arts Center in Chicago. After retiring from dance, she became a visual artist. She is married to composer-musician Richard Woodbury.


1 Linear Feet (15 videotapes)


Fifteen videotapes of performances and rehearsals by choreographer Amy Osgood and her dance company, Osgood Dances, Inc., which was active in Chicago from the late 1970s to the late 1980s.


Materials are arranged chronologically.

Collection Stack Location

1 45 9


Gift, Amy Osgood, 2002.

Processed by

Catherine Grandgeorge, 2022.

Amy Osgood papers, 1980-1991
Catherine Grandgeorge
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Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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Chicago Illinois 60610 United States