Scope and arrangement
The papers of modern dancer, teacher, choreographer and writer, Gertrude Shurr, pertain to both her career and her private and family life. The collection includes correspondence with major dance personalities, such as Martha Graham, May O' Donnell, Doris Humphrey, and Norman Walker, as well as correspondence from family and friends.
The papers include print materials consisting of press, programs and writings by and about Shurr. The collection also consists of an extensive amount of pictures of Shurr as a performer, teacher and lecturer, as well as many pictures of the dance personalities who were a part of her life and of her family and friends.
The Gertrude Shurr papers are arranged in four series:
- 1925 -1992
Personal and professional arranged A-Z. Includes miscellaneous personal correspondence with full names and first names only; miscellaneous professional correspondence; condolence letters; obituaries, and tributes after Gertrude Shurr's death.
Includes programs and press clippings regarding Shurr and many of her contemporaries with an extensive amount of Martha Graham material.
Includes legal and medical documents; awards; diplomas; Shurr's writings and writings about Shurr.
Shurr as a performer, dancer and teacher; many of Shurr's contemporaries; and a vast amount of Shurr with family and friends.