Scope and arrangement
The Paul Love collection of Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman materials (1930s-1953) consists of notes, publicity materials, essays, and correspondence. The materials date to the 1930s, with the exception of two letters from Humphrey to Love, which are dated 1949 and 1953. Publicity materials include press releases, biographical information, and program notes about the Humphrey-Weidman company. Outlines of projects which the company planned to undertake in the 1930s are present. Notes and other writings in the collection are about specific dances as well as about Humphrey and Weidman's approach to modern dance more generally. The authorship of notes and writings is not always stated, but most handwritten notes are likely by Doris Humphrey. The collection includes Humphey's notes on choreography for Orestes and Paul Bunyan, and a transcript of a 1937 radio address she gave on modern dance. The collection also holds Love's notes for a dance program he was creating for the New School of Social Research.