Scope and arrangement
The vast majority of the collection consists of letters written to Doris Humphrey from relatives, friends, and professional associates. As such, the correspondent or correspondents are simply listed alphabetically within each year in the folder list. Also included are a few letters written by Miss Humphrey; these letters are integrated with the ones that she received and can be identified by the notation “DH/_____.” Any other letters (i.e., ones neither written to nor by Miss Humphrey) follow the main list of correspondents within each year. An alphabetical list of correspondents of letters with no date (n.d.) follows the year 1941. Miscellany includes Denishawn weekly schedules for Doris Humphrey from July 9-August 18, 1917; a contract between Ruth St. Denis & Ted Shawn and Pauline Lawrence, 1923; and a stock certificate and brochure for the Dance Repertory Theatre, 1929.|||This collection should be used in conjunction with the larger, more comprehensive Doris Humphrey Collection [(S) *MGZMC-Res. 3]. For a biography and list of dances choreographed by Miss Humphrey, consult “The Doris Humphrey Collection: An Introduction and Guide” by Andrew Mark Wentink in The Bulletin of The New York Public Library,Volume 77, Autumn 1973, No. 1, pp. 80-142.
The Doris Humphrey letters are arranged in two series:
- 1898-1941 & n.d.