Scope and arrangement
The Audrey Wagner collection of Anton Dolin memorabilia documents Dolin's career from 1928 to his death in 1983 through memorabilia. The bulk of the material dates from 1939 to 1984. The collection is comprised of photographs, programs, and scrapbooks.
The photographs mainly consist of publicity photographs for several ballets, some of which are autographed, dating from 1927-1947. Most of the photographs contain identifying information on the verso. Programs in the collection document performances by Dolin, as well as performances of ballets he choreographed, staged, or those of the company he ran. The programs may also contain ticket stubs and a few are autographed. One program from a Connecticut theatre records Dolin's performance as an actor, while another documents a 1946 tour of the Philippines. Wagner's introduction to Dolin is recorded on a program with the annotation, "met Pat 07/29/1945."
The scrapbooks primarily consist of American and British press clippings, but also include autographs and other memorabilia, such as a printed card of Dolin's father's home. Dolin's career as a dancer is emphasized, with other materials documenting his work as a choreographer, actor, and author. The press clippings have many of Dolin's columns and articles for Ballet Today. Other materials consist of a letter from Edwin Denby and autographs of Anton Dolin and Jerome Robbins.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' dance research collection contains a significant amount of materials related to Anton Dolin. Additional books, programs, photographs, press clippings, as well as audio and video recordings can be found by conducting separate author and subject searches for "Dolin, Anton" in the catalog (www.nypl.org/catalog). When conducting an author search, Dolin will be listed separately as an author, choreographer, dancer, commentator, interviewee, interviewer, narrator, performer, restager, and speaker.
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