Found 7 collections related to Tap dancing

Draper, Paul, 1909-1996
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 250
2.94 linear feet (7 boxes)
Paul Draper (1909-1996) was a dancer, choreographer, writer, and educator best known for his innovative combination of ballet and tap. The Paul Draper papers (1909-1991) contain correspondence, memorabilia, and clippings spanning both his youth... more
Ames, Jerry
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 404
1.72 linear feet (5 boxes)
Jerry Ames (1930-2011) was an American tap dancer, choreographer, and teacher. The papers document Ames' career as a dancer and teacher, and consist of correspondence, photographs, programs, scores, and scrapbooks.
American Tap Dance Orchestra
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 271
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Founded by Brenda Bufalino, Tony Waag, and Charles "Honi" Coles in New York City in 1986, the American Tap Dance Orchestra (ATDO) was a non-profit tap dance company known for its focus on the musicality of tap dance. Documenting the organization's... more
Hillman, George Abraham
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 588
0.46 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Hillman family papers provide documentation on the performance careers of four members of this family. Included are a notebook containing George A. Hillman's monologues and news clippings discussing the vaudeville performances of George and... 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
Cook, Charles, 1917-1991
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 99
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Charles "Cookie" Cook, a vaudeville tap and acrobatic dancer and teacher for more than fifty years, began performing as a child with Garbage and the Two Cans and Sarah Venable and Her Picks. In 1930, he and Ernest (Brownie) Brown formed the... 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