Scope and arrangement
The Adolph Bolm Collection documents the career of Adolph Bolm through papers and research information collected by author, John Dougherty, in preparation for writing several biographical articles and a book on the dancer.|||The collection is divided into three series.
The Adolph Bolm collection is arranged in three series:
- 89 folders, 369 items, 584 leaves
Series I comprises correspondence with, and/or notes compiled on, eighty individuals including Bolm's dance partners, students, relatives, and acquaintances. Many of these folders contain signed letters to John Dougherty from such people as Bolm's wife, Beatrice, Willam Christensen, Natalia Clare, Anton Dolin, Nana Gollner, Tamara Karsavina, Ted Shawn, and Carl Van Vechten, to name the most prominent.
- 37 folders, 989 leaves
Series II contains John Dougherty's more general research notes and writings on Bolm. These include typed transcriptions of articles on Bolm by other authors, as well as several drafts of articles by Dougherty.
- 12 folders, 96 leaves, 2 diaries
Series III comprises personal documents of Adolph Bolm. Included are nine items of correspondence between Bolm and/or Fernando Wagner and Carlos Chávez concerning a proposed tour of Mexico in 1950; four diaries and/or typed transcriptions of diaries, spanning the years 1942-1950; three articles written by Bolm; miscellaneous production notes, mainly for Firebirdand Birthday of the Infanta;and a magazine, Art and Archaeology,inscribed by Bolm to Mr. Walter Graham.