Scope and arrangement
This collection contains correspondence between the editors and authors of Dance Chronicle. Addition information is included about ballets, organizations, photographs and college dance programs. Also included are edited drafts of articles written for Dance Chronicle. This material does contain some correspondence.
A unique part of the collection contains correspondence, manuscript drafts, and photographs about the unpublished autobiography of Mia Slavenska. This material was sent to George Dorris.
The collection is important in providing information about the interaction between editor and author, and also in the scholarship it brings to the dance community.
The Dance Chronicle papers are arranged in four series:
- 1977 - 1993
This series contains correspondence between George Dorris, the editor of Dance Chronicle, and authors, agents, subscribers of the journal. Some of the names that appear are Margaret Severn, Anthony Fay, Burton Mumaw, and Jane Sherman.
- 1959 - 1993
This series contains material that was used in the production of the journal Dance Chronicle. Some of the subjects include, catalogs, programs at colleges, magazines and clippings.
- 1980 - 1994
This series contains drafts of articles that appeared in Dance Chronicle. Some authors that are included: Lynn Matlock Brooks, Janet Davis, George Dorris, and Sybil Shearer.
- 1988 - 1994
This series contains material about the unpublished manuscript written by Croatian ballet dancer Mia Slavenska. There is correspondence, drafts of manuscripts, and photographs.
- Sub-series 1 - Correspondence: 1988-1994
- Sub-series 2 - Manuscript: undated
- Sub-series 3 - Photographs: 1921-1996