Found 13 collections related to Dancers -- United States

Filtering on: x1901 - 1950
Wilson, Woody Lee
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-055
(1 portfolio)
Woody Lee Wilson was a performer in musical comedy, active in the 1920s and 1930s. Consists of materials pertaining to the career of Woody Lee Wilson, a singer and dancer active in American musical comedy during the 1920s and 1930s. Includes Miss... more
Truesdale, Ernest, 1926-1988
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 103
2.6 linear feet
Ernest Truesdale, whose stage name was Tad Truesdale, was a dancer, choreographer, actor, writer, producer and director. He studied acting at the New School for Social Research, and dance with Charles Weidman and at the Katherine Dunham School. A... more
Moore, Lillian.
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMC-Res. 25
11 drawers
Lillian Moore (1911-1967) was an American dancer, writer, teacher, and dance historian. Holographs and typescripts. The correspondence is partially related to Miss Moore's research on the 19th century ballet, with letters from dance authorities... more
American Negro Ballet Company
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 519
1 folder
The American Negro Ballet Company scrapbook consists of news clippings and programs about the company founded by Eugene von Grona. Included are reviews of its performances in New York City and in Brighton, England in 1937 and 1938, are programs... more
Playwrights' Producing Company
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2437
Press Department files (1930s-1960) of the Playwrights' Producing Company (also known as the Playwrights' Company), a theatrical producing company founded in 1938 by playwrights Maxwell Anderson, S.N. Behrman, Elmer Rice, Robert Sherwood, and... more
Weissmuller, Donald
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-050
2.17 linear feet (4 boxes, 1 volume)
Donald Weissmuller (1922-2013) was an American actor, dancer, and choreographer who worked in theater and television. The papers (1910-1990s) consist of biographical material; correspondence; a diary; production material; photographs; and programs... more
Wigman, Mary, 1886-1973
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 300
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Mary Wigman is considered to be one of the founders of the modern dance movement. Her school in Dresden, Germany trained several dancers including Pola Nirenska, Harald Kreutzberg, and Hanya Holm. Nirenska toured with the Wigman troupe in the... more
Ross, Bertram, 1920-
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 219
18 linear feet (46 boxes)
Bertram Ross was the principal male dancer of the Martha Graham Dance Company from 1957-1973. His later career was as a choreographer, teacher and singer. Materials include correspondence, photographs and clippings.
Mostel, Zero, 1915-1977
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-007
The papers, spanning the years 1915-1986, document the personal and professional lives of Zero and Kate Mostel: Zero as nightclub performer, actor, and artist and Kate as dancer, actress, and writer. The collection is arranged in two sub groups:... more
Drayton, Thaddeus
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 389
1 folder
Thaddeus Drayton (1893-1964) together with Rufus Greenlee (1893-1963), pioneered the "class act" tap style, which combined grace and elegance with precision soft-shoe tap dancing. Known as "Drayton and Greenlee," they wore top hats and tails,... more
Brown, Ralph, 1914-1990
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 727
0.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Ralph Brown papers focus on the career of this tap dancer, with an emphasis on his performances in the 1980s. Among the documents are his public relations material and programs for the show 1000 Years of Jazz, when... more
Bearden, Nanette
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 867
, 1 linear feet (2 archival boxes, 1 print box)
Nanette Bearden (née Rohan) was a fashion model, dancer and founder of the Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre. She modeled for the Ophelia DeVore Agency and appeared in print advertisements featuring a variety of beauty and fashion... more
Karnilova, Maria
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 516
5 linear feet (8 boxes)
Maria Karnilova (1920-2001) was an American dancer and actress whose career spanned seven decades in ballet, opera, and Broadway. The Maria Karnilova papers contain materials from 1840 to 2003 (bulk 1938-1993) that document her career, including... more