Scope and arrangement
The Joyce Trisler papers are arranged in eight series:
- 7 items
The Biographical Information Series consists mainly of several lists of Trisler's professional credits as performer and choreographer.
- 41 Item
The Incoming Correspondence Series is both personal and professional. The more important is filed by correspondent and includes letters from Jane Sherman with her comments about Danscompany's performances of Denishawn works. The miscellaneous letters, notes, and cards are filed chronologically.
- 10 items
The Writings Series is small but contains the only expressions of thoughts and opinions by Trisler, herself, in this collection. It includes several drafts of a paper on Lester Horton, with whom she studied and performed, after his death; brief notes on her time at the Juilliard School; and her thoughts on nudity and sex in the theater, prompted by seeing Hair.
- 11 Items
The Material for Beatrix CenciSeries contains some notes for her choreography for this opera, which was presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
- ca. 11 Items
The Legal and Financial Series contains contracts for productions for which Trisler did, or planned to do, the choreography; records of royalties paid to her by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Company; and a record of a teaching fee from the New Dance Group.
- ca. 6 items
The High School Memorabilia Series includes Trisler's diploma, three year-books with autographed notes from classmates, and miscellaneous items such as ticket stubs and flyers for class events which are arranged chronologically.
- 25 Items
The Scripts and Music Scores Series contains scripts and music scores with brief annotations or stage directions by Trisler; there are also a number of scripts and music scores which are not annotated.
- 6 items
The Miscellaneous Series includes some address lists of people who worked with Trisler in Beatrix Cenciand in a workshop, and a handmade book of sentiments which was possibly made by participants in a workshop.