Scope and arrangement
This collection consists of the papers of Anthony Bliss which relate to his work for the Joffrey Ballet and cover the period 1969-1990. The bulk of the material is correspondence to or from Bliss which pertains to fundraising. Also included is correspondence pertaining to other board business such as a contract for Gerald Arpino, by-laws, minutes of board and committee meetings, lists of board members, agreements, proposed contracts, and some touring and financial information.
The material is generally arranged as received, in chronological order. Correspondence is listed first under each year, then any items separated by subject such as minutes or the National Corporate Fund. Often a letter is attached to its reply, and this is filed according to the date of the reply. Correspondence in 1988-89 was arranged in alphabetical order by organization or individual potential donor and this arrangement has been kept.
Clippings and press releases have been separated from the collection and placed in *MGZR under "Joffrey Ballet" and "Joffrey II Company."