720 XTF Search Results (subject=Manuscripts -- Collections;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default);subject-join%3Dexact;smode%3Dsimple;brand%3Ddefault Results for your query: subject=Manuscripts -- Collections;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default Thu, 19 May 2016 12:00:00 GMT Adolph Bolm collection. unknown The Adolph Bolm Collection documents the career of Adolph Bolm through papers and research information collected by author, John Dougherty, in preparation for writing several biographical articles and a book on the dancer. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Agnes de Mille collection. unknown The Agnes de Mille Collection primarily documents the professional life of Agnes de Mille in the period from the 1940's to the 1980's. The Collection contains over 3,700 items of correspondence to and from other dancers, choreographers, artists, and writers, as well as other personal and professional friends. However, very few of the letters in the latter category are of an entirely personal nature. As de Mille kept a carbon copy of most of her typed letters, many of the files are a complete sequence of letters to and from the correspondent. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent in folders which are in turn arranged chronologically. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Agnes de Mille correspondence and writings. unknown The correspondence and writings of Agnes de Mille cover the period of 1871-1993 and were in the possession of Agnes de Mille at the time of her death. They relate to de Mille's life and career, and that of her family (including husband, William Prude, mother, Anna George de Mille, father, William de Mille, sister, Margaret de Mille, grandfather, Henry George and son, Jonathan Prude). Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Agnes de Mille papers. unknown Comprises correspondence, scenarios, choreographic notes, notebooks and notes pertaining to articles, monographic works, stage and television productions, unpublished materials, and early memorabilia. Includes drafts and revisions in holograph and typescript as well as carbon copies and photocopies. De Mille's writing in this collection, parts of which appear in note and draft form, include: And Promenade Home, Dance to the Piper, Speak to Me, Dance with Me, Where the Wings Grow,and the “Russian journals” kept by de Mille (1966 and 1969). Also included are materials relating to the ballets Fall River Legend, Golden Age, Rodeo, Black Ritual, A Rose for Miss Emily,and the ballet sequences in Carousel, Brigadoon,and Oklahoma.Major correspondents include Lily Bess Campbell, Lucia Chase, Allan Devoe, Beulah Flebbe, Carmelita Maracci, Oliver Smith, and Joseph Welch. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Alexandra Fedorova papers. unknown The papers of Alexandra Fedorova are comprised of letters and telegrams, mainly from the 1930s, Riga, as well as bills and window cards of her ballet school in New Jersey. The majority of the correspondence is in Russian. For the brief translation see Appendix. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Allan Ross Macdougall collection. unknown The major portion of the collection is comprised of research materials and drafts for Mr. Macdougall's biography of Isadora Duncan, published in 1960 as Isadora: a revolutionary in art and love,and correspondence (1953-1956) regarding his efforts to have the work published. It also includes letters to Mr. Macdougall from Irma Duncan concerning the Isadora Duncan School in Moscow (1928) and its continued devotion to the memory of Isadora Duncan. Other correspondents include Maria Theresa (Duncan), Rupert Doone, Henriette Sauret, Ted Shawn, Sergei Essenine (typewritten copy), and copies of the original Isadora Duncan letters found in the Irma Duncan Collection of Isadora Duncan Materials. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation records. unknown The American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (AAHPER) is a service organization whose founding dates back to November 27, 1885 when William Gilbert Anderson, an instructor of physical education at Adelphi Academy, Brooklyn, invited a group of people working in the gymnastic field to come together to discuss their profession. A successor to the American Physical Education Association, it changed it name in 1975 to the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, and, in 1979 to the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). As of 2003, AAHPERD was an alliance of six national associations, which includes the National Dance Association, and six regional associations. It sponsors conventions, professional development, scholarships, and publications. Headquartered in Reston, VA, it has 26,000 members. The bulk of this collection consists of the official financial and administrative files and reports of the American Association for... Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT American Ballet Theatre records. unknown American Ballet Theatre was founded in 1939 with the intention of creating an American company of international stature, a museum of the dance, “which would preserve the best of the classic tradition of Europe and at the same time lay the foundation for a new tradition, American in concept and spirit.” Its guiding principle was to encourage collaboration between artists with no single choreographer taking precedence. The records of the company attest to the pursuit of these goals. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Angna Enters correspondence. unknown Personal and business correspondence. The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence with agents, publishers, galleries, theaters, colleges and individuals. Contracts are filed under the respective agencies. The second series includes personal letters to and from Louis Kalonyme, art critic and writer. Kalonyme was Enters' artistic advisor and was acknowledged by her as her husband late in life. Financial documents include leases, bills, and insurance papers. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Ann Hutchinson Guest papers. unknown Ann Hutchinson Guest, born November 3, 1918 in New York, is an American dancer and dance notator. Her initial dance training began in the mid 1930's at the Jooss-Leeder School at Dartington Hall, England. When World War II broke out in Europe, she returned to New York where her continued training included ballet, modern, tap, and ethnic dance. In the 1940's she danced with the Welland Lathrop Company and in Broadway musicals, including One Touch of Venus, Billion Dollar Baby,and Kiss Me, Kate.In 1947, she returned to London and worked closely with Rudolf Laban. She is credited with coining the term Labanotation and, in 1954, published her book of that title. A prolific writer, she also has created games, wall charts, and other aids for teaching notation to children. Ms. Hutchinson Guest has notated many major choreographic works including those by George Balanchine, Kurt Jooss, Marius Petipa, Antony Tudor, Hanya Holm, and Doris Humphrey. She was one of the founders of the Dance Notation Bureau and served as i... Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Annotated dance performance programs. unknown House programs of New York area dance performances with annotations including immediate reactions scribbled during performances, summaries of action, sketches, diagrams. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Anthony A. Bliss papers relating to the Joffrey Ballet. unknown Anthony A. Bliss, a lawyer and patron of the arts, was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Foundation for American Dance, the parent organization of the City Center Joffrey Ballet, in 1970. The Foundation for the Joffrey Ballet was later formed, and Bliss served as chairman of its board. He resigned from the Joffrey board in May, 1990. This collection consists of the papers of Anthony Bliss which relate to his work for the Joffrey Ballet and cover the period 1969-1990. The bulk of the material is correspondence to or from Bliss which pertains to fundraising. Also included is correspondence pertaining to other board business such as a contract for Gerald Arpino, by-laws, minutes of board and committee meetings, lists of board members, agreements, proposed contracts, and some touring and financial information. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Antony Tudor papers. unknown Antony Tudor, choreographer and teacher, was born in London and studied ballet with Marie Rambert beginning in 1928, choreographing his first ballet for her Ballet Club in 1931. At the invitation of Richard Pleasant, he came to the United States in 1940 to work with Ballet Theatre. He worked with other companies internationally, but his base remained the United States. The papers in this collection contain material from 1908-1987 (bulk dates 1985-1987). Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Arnold Genthe correspondence and writings. unknown The collection of papers of Arnold Genthe consists of letters, and some drafts for his published autobiography, as well as writings by other people. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT The Arthur Todd collection of typescripts. unknown Typescripts and carbon copies of articles, criticism, and reviews by critic Arthur Todd in various publications ca. 1948-53. Publications in which these reviews appeared include: Ballet Today, Dance and Dancers, Dance News, Dance Observer, Theatre Artsand Dance Magazine.In addition to articles on Martha Graham, Ballet Theatre, Ballet Russe de Marquis de Cuevas, and the New York City Ballet, are reviews of dancing in Broadway musicals including “The Barrier” (Humphrey-[UNK]), “Carousel” (deMille), “Kiss Me Kate” (Hanya Holm), and “Lend an Ear” (Gower Champion). Among dance books reviewed are: Baron at the Ballet(Arnold L. Haskell), The Dance(John Martin), The Dance Has Many Faces(Walter Sorell, ed.), Nijinsky(Paul Magriel, ed.), and Spanish Dancing(La Meri). Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Artur Michel letters [microform]. unknown This collection mainly consists of correspondence relating to his writings and to his attempts to get out of Berlin when Hitler and the Nazis were in power. It also contains some correspondence after his death, relating to locating some of his relatives and getting his letters to the Dance Collection. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent; however, each file may contain material to, from, or about the person listed. Many of the German letters have been translated by Anita Warburg, and she has made a summary of the correspondence in each year of the Michel correspondence. The collection also contains two articles by Michel. In the Folder List, AM refers to Artur Michel. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Ballets: U.S.A. records. unknown The Leland Hayward Records of Ballets: U.S.A. document the years 1956-1962, before the company's inception until its demise, from the papers kept by the company's producer. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Caird Leslie papers. unknown The papers of Caird Leslie include personal and business correspondence, autobiographical writing, and notes on ballet technique, particularly as taught by Adolf Bolm. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Carmelita Maracci papers. unknown The papers of Carmelita Maracci document her professional and, to a lesser extent, her personal life from 1924 until after her death in July, 1987. The collection consists of correspondence; writings by Maracci including journals, notebooks and drafts of sections of her unpublished autobiography; articles by and about Maracci; brief notes for some of her dances; press releases and promotional materials for performances; teaching notes for her “talking classes;” clippings (reviews, interviews, announcements, obituaries); and artwork by Maracci. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Charles Andrew Barber dance writings. unknown Charles Andrew Barber, a critic, poet and theater director, wrote about dance principally for the New York Nativeand The Advocate. This collection of Charles Barbers' papers includes primarily drafts of published and unpublished articles, along with some of his background notes and materials. Also included are six items of correspondence and a few brief notes and memos. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Claire Holt papers. unknown The Claire Holt Collection of Indonesian dance materials presents a rich and sensitive account of the cultural life of five islands of Indonesia. The islands, then part of the Dutch East Indies, include Java, Bali, Sulawesi (known in the 1930s as the Celebes), Nias, and Sumatra. Accumulated mostly during the 1930s, the collection comprises approximately 9,000 photographic prints; 3,500 photographic negatives; several reels of 16mm motion picture film; and a small but significant group of manuscripts. In addition to the pre-World War II material are photographic prints, negatives, and slides of artists working in Java and Bali in the mid-1950s. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Craig-Duncan collection. unknown Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT David Libidins papers. unknown The David Libidins Papers document his professional life from 1936 to 1958. Although primarily concerned with his roles as administrator and artists' manager, Libidins' correspondence reflects frequent crossovers between professional relationships and personal friendships. He was widely known as a man for whom there was no separation between the two spheres. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Donald Weissmuller papers. unknown The papers of Donald Weissmuller consists almost completely of correspondence, letters and telegrams written between 1952 and 1978. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Doris Humphrey collection. unknown The collection of personal manuscript materials of Doris Humphrey, American modern dance pioneer, choreographer, dancer, teacher, and writer, reflects all phases of her life and career. There are approximately seven thousand items in the collection. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Doris Humphrey papers. unknown Correspondence and writing, 48 letters, including 33 items of correspondence between Doris Humphrey and José Limón and/or Pauline Lawrence; 15 addresses, essays, lectures by Doris Humphrey; 8 items of choreographic and production notes; 23 photographs; and 23 postcards from Denishawn Oriental tour with notes by Humphrey. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Draft, notes, and research material for biography of Marius Petipa. unknown This collection contains research materials, notes and drafts for Smakov's biography of Marius Petipa. The manuscript is unfinished. The items are in the order and arrangement as received by the Dance Collection. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Edith Segal Papers. unknown The papers contain a wide variety of materials of potential interest to a scholar of Edith Segal's lifelong dance career or of leftist political activism in dance. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Edward Gordon Craig papers relating to Isadora Duncan. unknown This collection contains a small group of manuscript items of Edward Gordon Craig[EGC]-Isadora Duncan[ID] interest. The materials came from the archives of Edward (“Teddy”) Craig, son of Edward Gordon Craig and grandfather of Tom Craig, from whom the Dance Collection obtained this collection. All of the items pertain to Isadora Duncan. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Eleanor King letters to Grace Stevenson. unknown Eleanor King (1906-1991) writes to her longtime friend about her travels and professional activities. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Eugene Berman Stravinsky Festival correspondence. unknown Holographs signed, and typescripts. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Eugene Loring papers. unknown The Eugene Loring Papers document several aspects of Loring's career from 1938 to 1981. He kept extensive notes related to his productions and teaching theories. He also often wrote and spoke about his philosophy of dance, transcripts of which are found in these papers. Being a trained musician, Loring frequently notated his choreography on musical charts or scores. His teaching records include numerous ballet syllabi on six different levels of technique. Loring also expressed himself through drawings, poetry, and prose found among his diaries and personal notes. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Fé Alf papers. unknown This collection of papers of Fé Alf contains material from c.1928 in Germany to c.1933 in the United States. It contains primarily a diary and course papers written while Alf was a student at the Wigman School in Germany, course papers written while she was a student at the Hagemann Schule in Hamburg, and lectures given at the Wigman School in New York. These materials were organized and identified by Joan Griffin. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Felia Doubrovska papers. unknown The papers of Felia Doubrovska cover the period from c.1919 to the year of her death, 1981, and pertain to both her family and personal life and her professional career. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence: approximately 43 letters and notes from Doubrovska, and 266 letters, cards, notes, telegrams to Doubrovska, with a small part of the correspondence to her mother (Valentina Dlouzhnevska) and to Vladimiroff. Of interest are 42 letters or notes from Mathilde Kshessinska and her husband the Grand Duke André, and 12 letters from Iurii (Yuri) Bakhrushin. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Francis Steegmuller correspondence. unknown Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Fred Berk papers. unknown The Fred Berk Papers primarily document Berk's involvement in Jewish folk dance in the United States. Berk wrote extensively on the subject. He also made instructional notes on the folk dances and kept address lists of people involved in his teaching seminars and organizations throughout the years. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Gabriel Astruc papers. unknown Correspondence including telegrams, copies of outgoing letters, and some typed transcripts of telegrams and letters, inventories, financial papers, notes and plans, clippings, programs, announcements, and drafts of contracts and reports relating primarily to the early activities of Sergei Diaghilev in bringing Russian ballet and opera to Western Europe. Between 1907 and 1913 Diaghilev collaborated with Astruc regarding the organization of his various artistic enterprises, including the Paris seasons of ballet and opera, negotiations for tours to the United States and South America, summer performances at Deauville in 1912, and a ballet season in Lyons in 1913. Documentation of the first Saison Russe presented by Diaghilev at the Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris in 1909 is particularly thorough and includes inventories of costumes and scenery for the works presented and a confidential report on the season which Astruc sent to Baron Frederiks, Chief Minister of the Russian Imperial Court. Astruc's dealings with Ida... Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Gerard Willem Van Loon papers. unknown The bulk of the collection consists of personal correspondence between Van Loon and the great German modern dancer Harald Kreutzberg. Some letters from Kreutzberg's sister Mirza are also represented. Includes memorabilia. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Gertrude Lippincott papers. unknown Description: Memoirs and writings Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Gertrude Macy papers. unknown Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Gisella Caccialanza collection. unknown Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Grant Hyde Code papers. unknown Grant Hyde Code was a well-known writer and lecturer on theater and dance. A 1918 graduate of Harvard University, he, after World War I service, taught English at Harvard, Radcliff and other institutions of higher education. A former editor of Dance Observer,he was the founder and manager of the Brooklyn Museum Dance Center (1935-1938) which sponsored recitals and exhibitions. Mr. Hyde was also an actor, teacher, and public-relations person. Among his movie credits are The Miracle Workerand Serpico.He died, age 78, on June 28, 1974 in New York City. Holographs and typescripts, including letters, notes, miscellaneous documents, lectures, articles, chapters for a proposed book, and poetry. The material dates primarily from 1936-1941, when Grant Code was working as an editor at the Brooklyn Museum and attempting to organize a dance program there. Many of the letters refer to his attempts to collaborate with the Federal Theater Project of the WPA in setting up a workshop for young choreographers. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Helen Tamiris collection. unknown The Helen Tamiris Collection comprises holographs, typescripts, and memorabilia, which mostly reflect Tamiris' choreographic work in the musical comedy and concert dance fields. The career of her husband, Daniel Nagrin, and the development of their company, the Tamiris-Nagrin Dance Company, are also represented. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Hugh Laing papers. unknown The Hugh Laing Papers, c.1943-1988, contain almost nothing written by Laing himself, except for two brief undated notes to his mother (in her folder #10) and a letter to Isabel Brown (in her restricted folder #12). The strength of the collection lies in the documentation of the Skinner family and Laing's birth and baptism, 18 letters from his father and mother (1956-1970), and in the outpouring of letters and notes to Laing from friends on the occasion of Antony Tudor's death in April 1987. (These letters include ones from Anne S. Palmer and Mollie Cook, relatives of Tudor). There are also examples of Laing's preliminary sketches for set and costume designs for Tudor ballets, including Gala Performance, Judgment of Parisand Pillar of Fire. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Irma Duncan Collection of Isadora Duncan materials. unknown Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Irma Duncan papers. unknown The Irma Duncan papers document her professional and personal life from 1905 to 1977. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Irving Deakin correspondence. unknown The major part of this collection consists of correspondence to and from Irving Deakin primarily in relation to his association with Hurok Attractions and as General Manager of the San Francisco Civic Ballet in 1947-48 and in relation to his personal and professional associations with Adolf Bolm, Anton Dolin, and Antal Dorati. The collection falls into a natural chronological arrangement that gives a broad view of Deakin's associations with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, the Original Ballet Russe, the beginnings of Ballet Theatre, the WQXR Music and balletradio program, the San Francisco Civic Ballet, and the first American tour of the Sadler's Wells Ballet. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Irving Deakin papers. unknown Irving Deakin was born in Great Britain and studied at Eastbourne College and the Royal College of Music. A free-lance ballet and music critic, he came to the United States in the 1920's and worked as a publicity person for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Sadler's Wells Theater Ballet, and Ballet Theatre. From 1937 to 1943 he hosted a radio program entitled Music and Balletfor station WQXR, New York, and in 1947-48, was general manager for the San Francisco Civic Ballet Association. A lecturer and writer, his publications include To the Ballet(1935), Ballet Profile(1936), and At the Ballet(1956). He died, age 64, December 26, 1959, in New Milford, Connecticut. A collection of miscellaneous manuscripts, including short stories, essays, and lectures; holograph and typescript of an unpublished book called, variously, Appreciation of Ballet, Behind the Ballet, The Enjoyment of Ballet,and Ballet Appreciation;holograph and typescript At the Ballet(published 1956); holograph, mss., and typescript of the unfinished,... Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Isadora Bennett collection. unknown The Isadora Bennett Collection covers a thirty-two year span, 1940-72. During this time, she and associates Richard Pleasant and Donald Duncan handled the public relations accounts for dance artists around the world. The bulk of the Collection was generated between 1950-65. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Jeff Duncan papers relating to Dance Theater Workshop. unknown This collection contains materials covering the period 1963-1990 that pertain to Dance Theater Workshop and Duncan's work on his book. There is an extensive production chronology for the years 1963-1975, listing the title of the work, date of first performance at DTW, choreographer, composer and costumer designer. There are a few brief personal statements about DTW by individuals connected with it during its first decade. There are also proposals for possible publishers and drafts of sections of the book. And there are xeroxes of programs, flyers, newsletters and a few press releases and clippings arranged chronologically. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT José Limón papers. unknown The José Limón Papers mainly document the personal life of the Limóns during the 1930s and 1940s and the professional life of the Limóns from the 1940s until 1972. The Pauline Lawrence Limón Collection [(S) *MGZMD 15] is intrinsically linked with the José Limón Papers, and, as a whole, either collection can only be used effectively in conjunction with the other. In addition, the Doris Humphrey Collection [(S) *MGZMC-Res. 3] includes letters written by José Limón and by Pauline Lawrence, as well as other material pertaining to them. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Joseph D. Lewitan and Eugenia Eduardova Collection. unknown The collection consists of personal correspondence; passports, visas and official documents including many from Nazi Germany and Occupied France; dance reviews by Joseph Lewitan which were published in the New York Russian language paper “Novoe russkoe slovo”; a ballet exercise notebook of Eduardova's; clippings and programs relating to the work of Aurel Milloss; photographs, including some of Eduardova, Lewitan, Alexander von Swaine and Lisa Czobel. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks papers. unknown Contains approximately 50 letters from various correspondents mostly concerning Paget-Fredericks' collection of Anna Pavlova memorabilia. Of particular interest are letters from John Hayes, Assistant Keeper of the London Museum, regarding the Anna Pavlova Commemorative Exhibition, September 1-December 31, 1956. Other correspondents include: Jacques Cartier, Malo Brown, Leonard Boucher, and Renée Renouf Hall. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Joyce Trisler papers. unknown Joyce Trisler was an American modern dancer, choreographer and teacher; her papers, 1950-1979, reflect these professional activities. The papers also contain some of Trisler's writings and high school memorabilia. The collection, which is not extensive, is divided into 8 series (see organization section). Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Katherine Litz papers. unknown The papers of Katherine Litz span the years 1901-1979. The bulk of the collection, both in size and importance, consists of correspondence and performance-related material from the period c.1950-1977. Most of the material relates to her professional life, with its continuing search for work and funding as well as ideas for dances. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Kenneth King papers. unknown These papers of Kenneth King cover his professional career as a writer, postmodern dancer and choreographer for the years 1964-1981. The most important part of the collection is the documentation of the danceworks and productions created by King, even though the depth of documentation is not the same for each work. There is also an extensive assortment of articles and sections of books by or about King. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Leonide Massine papers. unknown The bulk of the Leonide Massine Papers documents Massine's professional and personal life from about 1940 to 1955, although some materials from before and after this period are included in the collection. The collection does not include any materials covering the period during which Massine was a member of the Diaghilev ballet. TM--Tatiana Massine LM--Leonide Massine MISC.--Miscellaneous N.D.--No date A slashmark (/) between names or abbreviations indicates letters written by the person whose name appears before the mark to the person whose name appears after it. For example, LM/TM indicates letters from Leonide Massine to Tatiana Massine. The following variations in names will be found within the collection: Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letters from Martha Graham to David Zellmer. unknown Typescript and holograph letters written by Martha Graham to a member of her dance company during his military service in World War II. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letters to Edward L. Berman. unknown A series of personal letters written by Angna Enters, mime-dancer, choreographer, composer, writer, designer, to an English friend, Edward L. Berman, over a period of thirteen years, 1933-1946. The letters cover aspects of Enters' very varied careers and travels and include her political thoughts during the war years. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letters to Marion Scott. unknown Chicago-born dancer and choreographer Marion Scott studied with Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, Helen Tamiris and Daniel Nagrin, José Limón, Hanya Holm, and Anna Sokolow. She performed in the companies of Graham and Humphrey-Weidman, and was a leading dancer in the Tamiris-Nagrin Dance Company from 1955-1965. She was a teaching assistant to both Humphrey and Tamiris, and, in 1963, was made a Doris Humphrey fellow at Connecticut College. In the late 1940's she began performing her own choreography and for 20 years headed her own company, working with dancers Cliff Keuter and Elina Mooney (Marion Scott Dance Trio) and Don Redlich. She was co-founder of Contemporary Dance Productions, an organization that help provide opportunities to young choreographers to present their work in jointly shared programs. In 1969, Scott, finding her movement severely impaired by hip problems, went to the University of California in Los Angeles where she was Professor of Dance and resident choreographer for the UCL... Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letters to Walter Sorell. unknown A collection of letters written by Mary Wigman, in German, to Walter Sorell, translator of her book Die Sprache des Tanzes.Also included are: letters to Mr. Sorell from other correspondents including Hanya Holm, John Martin, Juana de Laban and Margherita Wallmann discussing Mary Wigman, her book and Mr. Sorell's projected biography of Hanya Holm; a letter to Mary Wigman from Frederica T. Gibbon; an essay by Mary Wigman, “Dance pedagogy: letter to a young dancer,” in English. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Lillian Moore dance research files. unknown The Lillian Moore Dance Research Files represents the efforts of Lillian Moore to document thoroughly the history of dance in the United States and Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Much, but not all, of her findings have been published in the numerous articles and books that Ms. Moore wrote. The contents of the folders within this collection include holograph and typescript notes; chronologies of dancers' lives and dance works and/or performances; legal documents verifying births, deaths, and whereabouts of dancers at particular times; research correspondence with librarians, scholars, and descendants of dancers; photographs; photostats; and some holograph and typescript copies of articles written by Lillian Moore. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Lillian Moore papers. unknown The collection is compiled into articles, reviews, and type-written copies of books that Lillian Moore had written, 1947-1964; Correspondence (personal letters) to Miss Moore and from her; and assorted clippings (newspaper) and articles about other dancers, choreographers, dance companies, etc., that other people wrote; most of her research being from the late 1800's to the mid-1960's. There are records, lists, a few photographs and plates, typed manuscripts, hand-written research notes and a diary, as well. Also included are pamphlets, brochures, flyers, clippings, programs, journals, and maps. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Lincoln Kirstein papers. unknown This collection of the papers Lincoln Edward Kirstein cover the period from ca. 1917 to 1994 and pertain to public and private aspects of his life. This collection compliments the papers given by Kirstein to the Dance Collection in 1994 [*MGZMD 97]. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Loie Fuller collection. unknown The Loie Fuller Collection mainly documents the last fifteen years of Miss Fuller's life and consists of personal and professional correspondence, performance contracts, production notes, sheet music, autobiographical writings, other writings by Loie Fuller, material concerning Maryhill Museum, legal documents, memorabilia, and photographs. The earliest piece of correspondence dates from 1902, although the collection does contain photographs from as early as 1862. The collection does not end with Loie's death in 1928 but includes performance contracts and correspondence through 1935 for Les Ballets Fantastiques de Loie Fuller and some personal correspondence of Gabrielle Bloch, Loie's friend and the company's manager after her death. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Loie Fuller papers. unknown The bulk of this collection consists of the manuscript, in English, of the French translation of Loie Fuller's autobiography published by F. Juven in Paris in 1908. In stylistically different English from the manuscript, the French translation was published by H. Jenkins in London in 1913. The French edition was called Quinze ans de ma vie, and the English edition was called Fifteen years of a dancer's life. The manuscript is arranged according to the order of the English edition and is lacking only chapter 11 and sections of chapters 6 and 21. It covers a few childhood events but primarily the events of the years from 1892-1907, including experiences with Isadora Duncan (folder 20) who is not identified by name. The published English version of the autobiography loses some of the stylistic idiosyncrasies of the author's original manuscript. The published manuscript is followed by material, mostly anecdotal, and unpublished, meant for the autobiography; outline plans for a second volume and material which wou... Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Louis Horst collection. unknown Part of the bequest of the late Louis Horst, this collection consists of five groups of manuscript materials: [Personal] Correspondence, Business Correspondence, Manuscripts, Records, and Miscellaneous items (mostly photostats of drawings and paintings). The personal correspondence, excepting a folder of letters from his mother to Louis Horst ca. 1928-29, is primarily social and congratulatory, i.e., telegrams, birthday cards, postcards, and Christmas cards. The business correspondence is almost exclusively concerned with [UNK] Observer, the magazine Mr. Horst founded in 1934 and edited until his death in 1964. The majority of the manuscripts, which comprise the bulk of the collection, are edited articles for Dance observer. There is, however, a notebook containing Mr. Horst's classes in pre-classic dance forms and modern dance forms, and a second notebook, possibly kept by Gertrude Lippincott, for a class in dance composition taught by Mr. Horst in [UNK]. The records and miscellaneous items are scant represe... Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Louis Horst papers. unknown The Louis Horst Papers document his professional, and primarily his personal, life from 1962 to 1964. There are, however, letters and contractual information dating back as early as 1935 and 1959. The importance of this collection lies in its personal nature. The appreciation, gratitude, and honor bestowed upon Horst by students, contemporaries, supporters, and friends is repeated again and again in the correspondence written to him. The content consists mainly of correspondence to Horst by friends, such as Gertrude Lippincott, and dance associates, such as Harriet Berg. There is also correspondence from relatives, primarily May, his sister, George, her husband, and Betty, Horst's wife. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Lucia Chase papers. unknown The Lucia Chase papers span the years ca. 1899 to 1982 and are divided into two main series: personal correspondence, diaries, financial records, and miscellany; and business correspondence, company and financial records, and miscellany. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Lucile Brahms Nathanson papers. unknown The Lucile Brahms Nathanson Papers covers a period extending from 1954-1975. It reflects her activities and involvement, and provides an insight into the development of three main projects that Ms. Nathanson was working on during this span of time. The projects were; The Freda Miller Memorial Fund, The Conferences on Creative Teaching of Dance To Children and The Weidman/Humphrey Book Project. The papers are divided into these three topics (series). The collection is not extensive but there is enough material to provide information about the work and the activities that brought about these projects. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Manuel Alum papers. unknown Manuel Alum was born in Puerto Rico, but his dance training and his career as a modern dancer, teacher, choreographer and director took place mainly in the United States. He was a leading dancer and assistant director of the Paul Sanasardo Dance Company, and then founder and director of the Manuel Alum Dance Company. He also performed solo works and concerts, and choreographed for other companies. The most important materials in this collection pertain to works choreographed by Manuel Alum: 2 notebooks and some additional pages which contain choreographic notes and corrections, background material, a few music notes and costume sketches, and some personal notes or memos. Also included in the collection are biographical materials and lists of works choreographed by Alum, and a few items of correspondence and a contract. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Maria Bonfanti Collection. unknown Maria Bonfanti (1847-1921), an Italian born and trained ballerina, toured the United States and Europe with great success between 1869 and 1894. She also danced as prima ballerina of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, from 1885-1886 and maintained a ballet school in New York following her retirement. This collection, a gift of Miss Bonfanti's granddaughter, Gwendolyn Ruddel, consists primarily of personal and business correspondence, contracts, programs, playbills and sheet music (hand-written copies, specially compiled and arranged for Miss Bonfanti's performances). It also includes posters for performances featuring Miss Bonfanti; a photo scrapbook (*MGZEB-Res, Bonfanti, Maria); and a clippings scrapbook (*MGZRS-Res, Bonfanti, Maria). These items span nearly all of Miss Bonfanti's active career and document her impact on American dance and American theatre. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Maria Bonfanti papers. unknown This collection, a gift from the estate of Gwendolyn Ruddell (Miss Bonfanti's granddaughter), consists primarily of correspondence with her Italian relatives and accounts of her ballet school in New York. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Marius Petipa diaries. unknown Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Marquis Georges de Cuevas Letters to Sophie Kochanski. unknown Georges de Cuevas (1886-1961) was born in Santiago, Chile. He was working in Paris in the fashion industry in 1927 when he met and married Margaret Strong, a grand-daughter of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (His title was a Spanish one and was possibly purchased after his marriage.) He became a U.S. citizen in 1940, and founded Ballet International in New York in 1944. His company was known for a period as the Grand Ballet de Monte Carlo, after 1950 as the Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas which was based in Paris, and after 1958 as the International Ballet of the Marquis de Cuevas. The company was disbanded in 1962, shortly after the death of de Cuevas. This collection consists of letters from Georges, Marquis de Cuevas, to his friend Sophie (Sofia, Zosia) Kochanski, wife of the violinist Paul Kochanski. The letters describe his friendship with Sophia, his feelings about his life and himself as he ages, his wife and his health. A 9-25-43 letter mentions his desire to create a ballet company, and letters of 7-31-48... Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Mary Wigman letters. unknown Mary Wigman, German modern dancer and choreographer, was born Mary Wiegmann, November 13, 1886 in Hanover. She trained first with Emile Jaques-Dalcroze in Hellerau and Dresden and later with Rudolf von Laban in Anscona, Switzerland and in Munich. Her debut as a concert dancer and choreographer occurred in 1919. Successful performances encouraged her to open her own school in Dresden, where among her first students were Yvonne Georgi, Gert Palucca, and Harald Kreutzberg. By 1925, her students included Ruth Abrahamowitsch, Hanya Holm, and Tilly Losch. Her students performed as a company, touring Western Europe throughout the 1930's. Wigman performed at the Berlin Olympics of 1936, but the National Socialists closed her school, and she became a teacher at the Leipzig Music Academy. After World War II, she returned to Berlin, re-opening her school in 1948, which became the center for the German modern dance movement. She choreographed over one hundred dances for herself and her dancers but also worked in various ... Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Maud Madison papers. unknown The papers of Maud Madison consist mainly of 87 letters (and fragments of letters), most of which were written by Madison to her mother, her daughter, and to someone she called Lee, Bee and Bon (possibly the father of her daughter). The letters discuss her life on tour in the United States; ideas for costumes and lighting for her dances; living and trying to work in Paris in 1900, her debut in Paris, her opinions of Loie Fuller for whom she auditioned; and her child. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Michel Fokine papers. unknown Papers of the choreographer, dancer and teacher, including letters from Arnold L. Haskell, Cyril W. Beaumont, Sara Yancey Belknap, Alexander Levitoff and others, also essays and articles by Fokin and others, bookplates, calling cards and miscellaneous items. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Mikhail Mordkin papers. unknown The papers of Mikhail Mordkin cover the period from circa 1885 to 1979, the year of his wife's death. They pertain to both his family life and professional career. The bulk of the collection consists of official and private correspondence, and miscellaneous material related to Mikhail Mordkin's professional career. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Miriam Winslow papers. unknown Collection includes personal and professional correspondence of Miriam Winslow, contemporary American dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Also included are scenarios, dance notations, lectures, and class notes for her work with the Denishawn School, her partner Foster Fitz-Simons, and her own group based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Contains contracts, financial reports, program copy, reviews, and route lists for tours. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Papers on Afro-American social dance. unknown The Mura Dehn Collection documents Mura Dehn's professional life as dancer, choreographer, scholar and filmmaker, and to a lesser degree, her personal life through notebooks, poetry and correspondence. Most important are the research notes and drafts of her many scholarly writings on the development of Afro-American social dance in this country. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Papers relating to the Guglielmo Ebreo manuscript. unknown The Toscanini/Ebreo materials consist of correspondence and research pertaining to the Ebreo manuscript and the Jewish dancing masters. The correspondence is mainly between Walter Toscanini and scholars of Ebreo. The research materials vary from articles with Toscanini's annotations to Toscanini's own compilation of data. Photocopies of dancing master's treatises are included with annotations by Toscanini. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Pauline Lawrence Limón collection. unknown The Pauline Lawrence Limón Collection mainly documents the early years of the José Limón Dance Company and the years immediately preceding the company's inception. There is almost no information beyond 1958. The material is arranged into five major categories: Personal Correspondence, Professional Correspondence, Professional Life, Private Life, and Banking Records. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Pavley-Oukrainsky Ballet Russe papers. unknown Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Professional and personal papers. unknown The papers primarily document the administrative roles José Greco filled as director of Spanish dance companies and as head of the José Greco Foundation for Hispanic Dance. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT R. Odic-Kintzel papers. unknown Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Ray Cook papers. unknown The materials contained in this register are primarily correspondence, contracts and certificates covering the range of Cook's professional activities. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Raymond Johnson papers. unknown Raymond Johnson (1946-1989), was a student at the Henry Street Playhouse and a member of the Henry Street Settlement teaching staff. From 1963 to 1969 he was a dancer with the Alwin Nikolais Dance Company. In 1969 he performed with the Murray Louis Dance Company and with choreographers Rod Rodgers and Rudy Perez. He performed his own choreography and toured nationally with his six person troupe from 1964 to 1980. This collection consists primarily of correspondence and related materials during his years with the Raymond Johnson Dance Company and the New School of the Performing Arts, and includes program materials from his years with the Alwin Nikolais Dance company. The collection contains five folders of written and printed materials from 1964-1969 and from 1978-1980. Series #1 covers selected years (1964-1969) during his time with the Alwin Nikolais Dance Company and the Henry Street Settlement Playhouse and includes programs, articles, a letter of recommendation from Alwin Nikolais, flyers, brochures, pro... Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Records of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. unknown When Sergei Denham died in 1970, the records of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo continued to be maintained by Michael Subotin and Watson Washburn at the offices of the Ballet Foundation. Denham's personal papers were given to his daughter, Mrs. Irina Pabst. After the death of Washburn in 1974, the two surviving trustees of the Ballet Foundation, Mrs. Pabst and John Gray, Washburn's nephew, donated the office records and Denham's papers to The Dance Collection in a series of annual gifts. With Subotin's death in 1984, the Ballet Foundation offices on West 57th Street finally closed, and his papers were added to the company records. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Royal Academy of Dancing records. unknown The records of the Royal Academy of Dancing document that organization and much of its work from its beginnings in 1920 as the Association of Operatic Dancing through 1960 (bulk dates 1933-1955). Most of the material consists of correspondence, minutes of meetings, documents, drafts of speeches and reports, schedules of classes and events, and some financial information. The correspondence and documents relating to the application and granting of the Royal Charter are extensive. Correspondence to and from Adeline Genée, the founder-president (known also as “Madame,” “Nina,” or “Mrs. Isitt”), is important and is found throughout the collection. Of interest are the accounts of life in London during World War II in correspondence for the years 1940-1941 in the following series or subseries: II. Correspondence - Genée; VI. Examination Tours - Australasia; and VII. Scholarships. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Royes Fernandez papers. unknown For the most part the Royes Fernandez Papers (ca. 1945-1980) comprise correspondence. This series (784 items), dating from 1945 until shortly before his death in 1980, is predominantly letters written to Fernandez from personal and professional friends and audience members. They include birthday and holiday greeting cards. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Ruth Page collection. unknown Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Ruth Page papers. unknown Ruth Page, American dancer, choreographer, and director of ballet companies, was born in 1899, the daughter of a physician in Indiana. Her dance studies began with local teachers in Indianapolis. Like many a young girl, she was inspired by seeing Anna Pavlova perform, and actually did perform with the legendary dancer's troupe during a tour to South America in 1918. Her training continued in Chicago with Adolph Bolm who created The Birthday of the Infantafor her, dancing the role with Bolm's Ballet Intime at the London Coliseum in 1920. Her varied performing career included being premiere danseuse with Chicago Allied Arts from 1924-1927, Irving Berlin's Music Box Revue, a brief time with Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, touring the Orient and Moscow in the late 1920's, solo tours throughout the United States, touring with Harald Kreutzberg 1932-1933, and premiere danseuse with the Chicago Grand Opera Company from 1934-1937. Chicago was her base, having married the successful lawyer Thomas Hart Fisher, who also man... Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Ruth St. Denis papers. unknown Documents Ruth St. Denis' personal life and professional career. Divided into eight sections; autobiographical material, including St. Denis' personal journal, history letters, and miscellaneous items (246 folders); writings, including addresses, essays, lectures, and poetry written by St. Denis and others (83 folders); information on the Denishawn era, including choreographic notes, Denishawn technique, and Denishawn schools (54 folders); St. Denis' post-Denishawn choreographic projects, including choreographic notes, descriptions of ballets, and production arrangements (l0 folders); music scores, primarily for the choreographic works of St. Denis and Ted Shawn (17 folders); business records, including professional materials (bookings, publicity, program drafts), financial materials (budgets, bank statements, contracts), and miscellaneous (51 folders); St. Denis' projects and organizations, including information on her Creative Arts Colony, Society of Spiritual Arts, Ruth St. Denis Foundation, film projects,... Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Selma Jeanne Cohen papers of Dance perspectives. unknown Dance Perspectiveswas published quarterly from 1959-1976, a total of 66 issues plus a 1962 Annual which was a bonus for subscribers. Selma Jeanne Cohen's records of Dance Perspectivescover this period, but there is no material for issues #1, #2, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #15, #20, #23, #25, and #29. The amount of material on each issue varies considerably; there is only one letter pertaining to issue #3. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Selma Jeanne Cohen papers relating to teaching/critical writing projects. unknown Selma Jeanne Cohen is an author, editor, lecturer, and teacher, and the records of several of her teaching projects comprise the bulk of this collection. From 1965-1969, at the Connecticut College School of Dance, (which became the American Dance Festival in 1969), she taught or lectured on dance history or writing on dance, classes which were open to all students at the summer school. The Critics' Conferences, 1970-1972, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and held during the Connecticut College - American Dance Festivals, were for a select group of professional critics, to train them in “the skills of describing and evaluating dance.” The National Critics Institutes were sponsored by the O'Neill Foundation, to provide “intensive on-the-job training for young critics,” and Cohen taught there during the summers of 1969, 1971 and 1972. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Serge Diaghilev correspondence. unknown Originals letters, holographs and typescripts, written primarily to Serge Diaghilev, covering many aspects of his life. The focal points of the collection are letters from Lady Juliet Duff and a group of letters from Lady Rothermere and Lord Rothermere business associates, Ernest Outhwaite and William Luck Warden. These letters show how Diaghilev fiananced his company, particularly the 1928 and 1929 London seasons. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Serge Diaghilev papers. unknown This collection relates primarily to the last ten years of les Ballets Russes of Serge Dyagilev. There are a few items from 1910-1911 regarding Michel Fokine. The Papers have been divided into three sections and arranged chronologically. The first comprises holograph copies and some originals of letters written by Dyagilev to various correspondents, such as Michel Fokine, Guido Gatti, Désiré Inghelbrecht, Sergei Grigoriev, Serge Lifar, and Alicia Markova. The second section consists of letters from various correspondents to Dyagilev, as well as letters relating to Dyagilev but neither written to nor by him. The last section contains documents, contracts, and receipts. Some of the material concerns the process in judicial cases brought against Dyagilev by Rastorgoueff, Mme. Bewicke, Gulbenkian, and Nijinsky—various artists of les Ballets Russes—for failure to execute contracts. Other pieces are, by contrast, relative to the cases brought by Dyagilev against Fokine and de Palignac. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Serge Lifar letters to Serge Diaghilev. unknown Serge Lifar, dancer, choreographer and author, was born in Kiev, Russia in 1905. He studied with Bronislava Nijinska, who brought him to Paris in 1923 where he joined Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. He became a protege of Diaghilev, was named premiere danseur in 1925, and remained with the company through it s last season in 1929. These letters were written by Lifar toDiaghilev when Lifar was 19 to 23 years old. Sotheby's described the contents of the collection: "The letters are in Russian and are about Lifar's education in Italy, supervised by Diaghilev, and his ballet studies including his lessons with Enrico Cecchetti in Turin, reporting Ceccehtti's changes in his arm movements... his problems with his hands, consultations with doctors, his attempts to learn French, his visits to Florence, Fiesole, Milan and...Venice, his impressions on seeing the works of Raphael, Botticelli, Mantegna, and Michelangelo... his relationship with Diaghilev...his opinions of other dancers ... his own performances...(Tricorne)...... Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Sergei Ismailoff papers. unknown Papers of the dancer and teacher, 1929-1947, including letters (from Bronislava Nijinska, Marquis de Cuevas, Sergei Denham, et al.), contracts, biographical and legal information, and memorabilia. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT