Scope and arrangement
The Carola Goya and Matteo papers consist of correspondence from 1948 to 2000 documenting the professional careers of Goya and Matteo and their Foundation for Ethnic Dance. The collection also documents the Foundation's touring companies, their various performing arrangements and publicity materials. The bulk of the correspondence and writings was written by, or addressed to, Matteo. There is a folder of condolence letters received by Matteo after Goya's death in 1994. A digest of press clippings, updated to 1965, and publicity materials cover the period from 1956, shortly after their partnership was formed, until 1992. There are performance schedules from 1968 to 1980. There is substantial material on castanets, on which they were both virtuoso performers, in various correspondence and writings. This collection does not include financial documentation for the Foundation or the touring companies.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' dance research collection includes additional materials related to Carola Goya and Matteo. Books, programs, photographs, press clippings, as well as audio and video recordings can be found by conducting separate author and subject searches for "Goya, Carola" and "Matteo." When conducting an author search, Goya will be listed separately as a costume designer, dancer, interviewee, and performer.
Alphabetical by subject. Correspondence is arranged chronologically, followed by subject files.