- Wood, Roger
- Call number
- *MGZEN 95-5483
- Physical description
- 10.5 linear feet (29 document boxes, 1 oversize flat box; 43, 975 photonegatives)
- Preferred Citation
Photographic negatives of dancers and dance companies 1944-1961, *MGZEN 95-5483, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
- Jerome Robbins Dance Division
- Access to materials
- Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Roger Wood, a British photographer, was born in Madras, India, 1920. Starting to photograph ballet in 1944, he soon became one of the best know dance photographers in Great Britain. He has published several books of dance photographs, including Katherine Dunham, her Dancers, Singers, Musicians(Richard Buckle, editor, 1949), The Sadler's Wells Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden(1951), and The Theatre Ballet of Sadler's Wells in photographs(1952). His interest later turned to archeology and photography and has published works on Egypt, Saudi Arabian antiquities, and Persia. Collection includes negatives of studio, action, travel, informal and portrait prints of dancers, dance companies, theatrical productions, motion pictures, and ballet special events. Arranged alphabetically by dancer's surname or by dance company name. Each dance company is further arranged alphabetically by dance title or dancer's name. Each negative bears a number assigned by the photographer Roger Wood; these numbers correspond to the numbers that appear on the verso of the related print. For the related prints see Photographic prints of dancers and dance companies, *MGZEB 95-5482. Box 28 contains Wood's register of negatives. Box 29 contains oversized negatives and Box 30 contains unidentified negatives.
Source of acquisition
Purchase. Roger Wood. Received: 1966-1967.
Using the collection
LocationJerome Robbins Dance Division
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498