Scope and arrangement
The Gabriella Sedgwick collection of Ted Shawn materials contains letters, programs, clippings, and images dating from 1962 to 1966. Most of the correspondence consists of letters from Shawn to Sedgwick; subjects include the challenges of touring, performing, and managing the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, as well as personal topics. Programs for the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival date to 1964 and 1966. Other materials include clippings and images of Shawn, and Shawn's 1964 newsletter. The collection holds notes and a poem whose author is unidentified. A copy of Shawn's “Fundamental Training Exercises,” published 1939, is also present.