Scope and arrangement
The collection consists of fifty-five letters to Pola Nirenska from Mary Wigman from 1934 to 1936 and 1946 to 1958. Written in German and English, the letters may contain both languages.
The collection includes two letters not written by Wigman: one from Harald Kreutzberg in German, and one from Elizabeth Wigman, Mary Wigman's sister. One letter written by Mary Wigman to composer Preault regarding Pola Nirenska is in the collection. Also included in this collection are postcards depicting images of Wigman; an unsigned, typed poem; an unsigned note; black and white photographs; a press clipping; and a performance program for a dance choreographed by Mary Wigman featuring Pola Nirenska (1932).
Additional archival collections, books, interviews, press clippings, programs, and video recordings concerning both Wigman and Nirenska can be found by conducting separate subject and author searches for "Wigman, Mary" and "Nirenska, Pola" in the catalog (www.nypl.org/catalog).
Alphabetical by document type.