Scope and arrangement
The collection contains material primarily relates to the Charles Weidman School for Modern Dance Inc. and runs from the early 1960s through his death in 1975. A large portion of the material is financial records for the company. Also included are programs, clippings, posters and photographs of Weidman and his company. Correspondence is limited and includes both personal and business-related information.
There is also material concerning Weidman’s collaboration with the artist Mikhail Santaro.
The collection does not include any information about Weidman’s time with Denishawn nor with his dance partner Doris Humphrey. There is very little personal material included.
The Charles Weidman School of Modern Dance Inc. records are arranged in six series:
- 1918 - 19735 boxes
This series contains correspondence, calendars, essays, grant applications, music and press releases.
- 1960 - 197110 boxes
This series contains financial material for the Charles Weidman School for Modern Dance Inc and for Two Expressions for Art, a program by Charles Weidman and Mikhail Santaro.
- 1924 - 19731 box
This series contains photographs, contact sheets, and negatives. There are professional and amateur photographs, including personal snapshots. Many of the photographs are taken from performances of dancers from the School of Modern Dance.
- 1962 - 19741 box
This series contains programs for solo and company performances, including with Mikhail Santaro.
- 1952 - 19712 boxes
This series contains both newspaper and magazine clippings. Included are cartoons from The New Yorker, and covers from the same.
- 1914 - 19708 boxes
This series contains oversized material, including Life magazine, photographs, performance posters, musical scores and scrapbooks.