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Barker, Barbara M., 1938-
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 157
12 linear feet (29 boxes)
This collection documents the research material collected by Barbara Barker. The collection spans ca. 1833-1998. It consists of correspondence, extensive clippings from books, and newspapers of the mid-to-late 1800’s. There are also illustrations,... more
Bonfanti, Maria
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 43
109 items 66 folders
This collection, a gift from the estate of Gwendolyn Ruddell (Miss Bonfanti's granddaughter), consists primarily of correspondence with her Italian relatives and accounts of her ballet... more
Bonfanti, Maria, 1847-1921
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMC-Res. 30
91 items 33 folders
Maria Bonfanti (1847-1921), an Italian born and trained ballerina, toured the United States and Europe with great success between 1869 and 1894. She also danced as prima ballerina of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, from 1885-1886 and maintained... more
Bournonville family
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *ZBD-17
5 folders 1473 pages
These are photostat copies of the microfilm cataloged in *ZBD-17. They are arranged in the exact order of the microfilm. The collection includes letters to and from members of the Bournonville family covering the years 1783-1879, written in... more
Bournonville, August, 1805-1879
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 30
176 l
Brainard, Ingrid
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 144
29 linear feet (86 boxes)
The Dr. Ingrid Brainard Papers contain documents from the 1890s to 2000, and cover the academic and professional career of the distinguished dance historian and author. It contains letters, writings, research and conference materials, and teaching... more
Chase, Lucia, 1897-1986
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 51
7 document boxes 285 folders
The Lucia Chase papers span the years ca. 1899 to 1982 and are divided into two main series: personal correspondence, diaries, financial records, and miscellany; and business correspondence, company and financial... more
Crane, Frederick
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 273
.38 linear feet (1 box)
In the late 1930s, the New York City based Theatre Dance Company sought to express modern times through a wide range of dance subjects. The Frederick Crane collection of Theatre Dance Company materials (1889-1937) contains such a range of... more
Cunningham Dance Foundation
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 351
141.69 linear feet (316 boxes, 41 tubes); 116.1 Gigabytes (11663 computer files)
Merce Cunningham (1919-2009) was a dancer, choreographer, and founder of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. The Cunningham Dance Foundation (CDF) was established in 1964 to support the company and advance Cunningham's work. The Merce Cunningham... more
D'Amboise, Carolyn George
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 14-6764
25.36 linear feet (63 boxes)
The Carolyn George Photographs consist of approximately 100,000 images: black and white and color prints, contact sheets, negatives, and slides of both dance and non-dance subjects photographed by Carolyn George from the 1950s to 2005. The... more
De Mille, Agnes
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 100
36 linear feet (1075 folders in 83 boxes)
The correspondence and writings of Agnes de Mille cover the period of 1871-1993 and were in the possession of Agnes de Mille at the time of her death. They relate to more
De Mille, Agnes
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 140
84 linear feet (142 boxes)
Agnes De Mille was an American dancer, choreographer, director, and writer. The collection contains music scores, correspondence, writings, notes, programs, plots, legal and financial papers, daily reminders, and phone books.
Dehn, Mura, 1902-1987
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 72
24 document boxes 2,533 items in 327 folders
The Mura Dehn Collection documents Mura Dehn's professional life as dancer, choreographer, scholar and filmmaker, and to a lesser degree, her personal life through notebooks, poetry and... more
Farrah, Ibrahim
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 159
8.34 linear feet (21 boxes)
Ibrahim Farrah (1939-1998) was a well-known performer, teacher, and scholar of Middle Eastern dance, who also became the founder and publisher of Arabesqué, a notable journal of international and ethnic dance. The... more
Fonds Taglioni
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *ZBD-515
6 microfilm reels positive
These six microfilm reels contain materials documenting the career of ballerina Marie Taglioni (1804-1884), with some items relating to other members of the Taglioni family. The originals... more
Fuller, Loie, 1862-1928
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMC-Res. 5
The bulk of this collection consists of the manuscript, in English, of the French translation of Loie Fuller's autobiography published by F. Juven in Paris in 1908. In stylistically different English... more
Grahn, Lucile, 1819-1907
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 21
21 items
Copies of letters written by Lucile Grahn to Thomas Overskou, C. Molbech, Sporon, H.P. Holst, Wilhelm Funck, Hans Christian Andersen, Emil Bornemann, Jonas Collin, and others. One letter to Lucile Grahn from Wilhelm and Elise Holst.
Grassi, Amata
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 160
4.25 linear feet (7 boxes)
The Amata B. Grassi Papers document the personal life and professional career of the early twentieth-century dancer. The collection contains correspondence and personal papers; performance notes; newspaper and magazine clippings; two of her... more
Greco, José
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 04-3673
6.25 linear feet (13 boxes)
José Greco (1918-2000) created a unique hybrid of Spanish dance from the regional, flamenco and gypsy forms. This photographic collection not only visualizes the distinct style of the José Greco Dance Company, but it also contains some personal... more
Green, Ray, 1908-1997
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 299
34.79 linear feet (90 boxes)
May O'Donnell was an American modern dancer and choreographer. Her husband, Ray Green was an American composer who created works for dance companies as well as orchestral, choral, and children's pieces. The May O'Donnell and Ray Green papers... more
Hill, Martha, 1900-1995
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 264
5.71 linear feet (14 boxes)
Martha Hill (1900-1995) was one of the most influential dance instructors of the 20th century and the first director of the Juilliard Dance Division. Janet Mansfield Soares worked with Martha Hill as a student, colleague, and teacher of dance... more
Holm, Hanya, 1893-1992
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 136
19 linear feet
Papers documenting the professional life of dancer, teacher, and choreographer Hanya Holm. Bulk dates, 1931-1980, cover her teaching at the New York Wigman School of the Dance, the Hanya Holm Studio, and Colorado College and her choreography for... more
Hoving, Lucas
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 269
2.35 linear feet (6 boxes)
Lucas Hoving (1912 - 2000) was a modern dancer, choreographer and teacher. The Lucas Hoving papers document the professional and personal life of the noted dancer and choreographer with a focus on Hoving's choreography.
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *ZBD-111
14 reels (ca. 7000 items), illus, 35 mm; 14 reels (ca. 7000 items), illus, 35 mm
The collection of personal manuscript materials of Doris Humphrey, American modern dance pioneer, choreographer, dancer, teacher, and writer, reflects all phases of her life and career. There are approximately seven thousand items in the collection.
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 25
ca. 549 items in 102 folders
The vast majority of the collection consists of letters written to Doris Humphrey from relatives, friends, and professional associates. As such, the correspondent or correspondents are simply listed alphabetically... more
King, Eleanor, 1906-1991
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 16-245
1.93 linear feet (5 boxes)
The Eleanor King Photographs include black and white and color photographs and slides documenting the life and career of modern dance choreographer, teacher and dancer Eleanor King, and span from approximately 1900 to 1990 (bulk years 1928-1988).
Leslie, Caird, 1899-1970
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 470
1.61 linear feet (4 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Caird Leslie (circa 1900-1970) was an American ballet dancer and teacher. He was raised in Seattle and, after dancing in Europe, returned to teach at the Cornish School (1935-1950.) He had a longtime association with Adolph Bolm, and danced for... more
Lynn, Carol, 1893-1987
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 209
6.4 linear feet (17 boxes)
The Carol Lynn Papers document the career of the dancer, educator and administrative director of Jacob's Pillow, Carol Lynn. The papers consist of a selection of photographs, programs, promotional material, a limited amount of correspondence and... more
Madison, Maud
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 91
The papers of Maud Madison consist mainly of 87 letters (and fragments of letters), most of which were written by Madison to her mother, her daughter, and to someone she called Lee, Bee and Bon (possibly the father of her daughter). The letters... more
Martin, John Joseph, 1893-
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 260
17.14 linear feet (45 boxes)
John Martin (1893-1985) was America's first major dance critic. The John Martin papers (1890-1985) document the pioneering critic's career, as well as his interests in theater, the history of dance, and dance education.
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