Scope and arrangement
The Lotte Goslar papers span the years 1923-1997 and consist of correspondence, writings, programs, clippings and artwork. Also included is financial and tax information about the dance/mime company. In addition, there are extensive clippings and programs from her work at the Turnabout Theatre in Hollywood during the 1940s and her many concert tours of Europe (mainly Germany and Holland) and the United States. Also included are artists' sketches of Goslar in costume and sketches that Goslar created for a play. The collection does not include much personal material.
There is no information (marriage license) about her marriage to Bill, ca. 1943-1959. She did not reveal his last name in interviews. The correspondence is mainly concerned with professional matters.
The Lotte Goslar papers are arranged in six series:
- 1940 - 1995
This series contains correspondence to and from Lotte Goslar. The correspondence is both personal and professional. Several famous people, including Butterfly McQueen, Marilyn Monroe and Gertrude Lawrence, were correspondents.
This series contains material related to Goslar's professional career. It includes choreography notes, drafts of articles, materials for books, and photographs. Also included are grant applications and awards, company tax records, and material about management of the dance company.
This series contains programs and publicity from all aspects of solo and company performances. They include her foreign tours and many are in other languages--German, Dutch, and French.
This series contains newspaper clippings and scrapbooks. They are mostly of reviews of solo and company performances, as well as feature articles about Goslar. Many of these clippings are in German and Dutch.
This series contains magazines and photographs. Also included are Posters of performances by Goslar and her company. These posters are mostly in English, with some being in German. There are sketches of Goslar by three different artists (Bonnie Johnson, Malcolm McCormick and R. Roth) and costume sketches by Goslar