Scope and arrangement
The correspondence and writings of Agnes de Mille cover the period of 1871-1993 and were in the possession of Agnes de Mille at the time of her death. They relate to de Mille's life and career, and that of her family (including husband, William Prude, mother, Anna George de Mille, father, William de Mille, sister, Margaret de Mille, grandfather, Henry George and son, Jonathan Prude).|||The bulk of the manuscript collection consists of correspondence between Agnes and various individuals and organizations, and writings for productions, publications and lectures. There is also a section of Heritage Dance Theatre material that includes correspondence, contracts and papers concerning the company.|||The various Correspondence series were generally left as arranged by de Mille with a few necessary rearrangements. Files are alphabetical, by name of individual, organization, or ballet. Within the files material was arranged chronologically.|||The collection constitutes an important source of information about the life and career Agnes de Mille. Particularly valuable is the documentation on her early choreography, as well as her speeches and lectures.
- personal correspondence between Agnes de Mille and Mary Green, Therese Horner, Hans Christian Lankes, Michael Menzies, and Fuki Uramatsu.
- testimonials to Agnes de Mille
- scenarios and choreographic notes for dances from the 1930s
- scripts for Omnibustelevision series
- scripts for unproduced dramatic works including Dance to the Piper, Henry George, and Lyric History
- early writings
- speeches and lectures
- material about Henry George
Language: English, some French
The Agnes de Mille correspondence and writings are arranged in seven series:
(including material on taxes, properties, contracts, permissions, etc.)
contracts, correspondence and papers