Scope and arrangement
The Helen Tamiris collection is arranged in ten series:
Fifty-four folders make up the “Correspondence Series,” the majority of which is letters written to Helen Tamiris.
The series “Musical Shows” represents fifty-four folders of production notes and scripts for some of Tamiris' efforts in musical comedy.
The next series, “Concert Dances,” contains twenty-six folders of similar material with regard to her concert dances.
Notes for additional dances appear in the seventeen folders of the series labeled “Dance (Miscellaneous).”
Eight folders of notebooks complete the material relating to Tamiris' choreography.
“Records, 1946-1966” contains twenty-six folders of business material and some personal documents such as Tamiris' marriage certificate and her will.
The series “Typescripts” (eight folders) refers to conferences attended, speeches given, and reports made by Helen Tamiris.
Nine folders of information related to the 1960 and 1961 summer workshops offered by Tamiris comprise the next series.
The eight folders of “Manuscripts by Helen Tamiris” contain additional writings by Tamiris. One item in the series is a poem entitled “Love is Dead” and written just after Daniel Nagrin left her.
The final series is fourteen folders of miscellany. Included are the registers from Tamiris' funeral and many citations awarded to her.