Scope and arrangement
The collection dates from 1949 to 1963 and holds essays, book outlines, and manuscript drafts for two of Matti Haim's choreographic compositions, On Chinese Soil, and the Fifth Dimensional Cycle. The manuscript drafts consist of poetic descriptions that the creator describes as “dramatic poetic plays.” The compositions are both handwritten and typewritten. Some pages consist of individual quotations or poems. Two typewritten drafts of an outline for a book entitled The Dancer’s Art and Its Many Extensions are present. The collection also contains biographical essays, project outlines for a Guggenheim grant fellowship application, and drafts of Haim’s resume.
The collection is arranged into two categories: Manuscripts and Biographical Material.