Scope and arrangement
The Anna Halprin papers document the performance history of the renowned dancer from the years 1940 to 2008. The collection is comprised of print materials, press clippings, biographies, newsletters, award programs, and photographs. Photographs and press clippings make up the bulk of the collection.
Photographs include black and white images of Halprin performing solo and group shots of dancers practicing on a dance deck built at her San Francisco home. Press clippings include performance reviews and accounts of Halprin's expressive arts therapy techniques. Newsletters from the San Francisco Dancers' Workshop date from the mid- to late-1970s. These materials also consist of a brochure developed by Halprin, Exit: Dance as a Process for Personal & Artistic Growth, an account of a specific Dancers' Workshop that outlines and elucidates the workshop process. There is also a printed booklet outlining the group's mission statement and 3 year plan from 1968 to 1970.
This collection is arranged alphabetically by genre.