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Adair, Eileen
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 438
.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Eileen Adair (1897-1987) and Nana Ticotin (stage name Ticatin, 1922-1993), were pupils of Irma Duncan (née Irma Erich-Grimme, 1897-1977); herself an Isadorable trained by Isadora Duncan (1877-1927), an American dancer of innovative dance... more
Albert Butler Dance Studios
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S)*MGZMD 318
2.52 linear feet (6 boxes)
The Albert Butler Dance Studio, established in 1928, taught ballroom and social dancing to amateur students and provided training to dance instructors. The Albert Butler Dance Studio records contain instructional articles, promotional material,... more
Alf, Fé
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 90
1 document box 17 items in 11 folders
This collection of papers of Fé Alf contains material from c.1928 in Germany to c.1933 in the United States. It contains primarily a diary and course papers written while Alf was a... more
American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 3
80 folders
The American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (AAHPER) is a service organization whose founding dates back to November 27, 1885 when William Gilbert Anderson, an instructor of physical education at Adelphi Academy,... more
American Ballet Theatre
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 49
220 linear feet
American Ballet Theatre was founded in 1939 with the intention of creating an American company of international stature, a museum of the dance, “which would preserve the best of the classic tradition of Europe and at the same time lay the... more
Ames, Jerry
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 404
1.72 linear feet (5 boxes)
Jerry Ames (1930-2011) was an American tap dancer, choreographer, and teacher. The papers document Ames' career as a dancer and teacher, and consist of correspondence, photographs, programs, scores, and scrapbooks.
Andersen, Marion
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 289
11.3 linear feet (27 boxes, 1 tube)
Marion Andersen (1924-2002) was a modern dancer, choreographer, and instructor. The Marion Andersen papers, dated 1930 to 2002, document her choreography work; creation of dance departments and performing companies at Utah State University and the... more
Astruc, Gabriel, 1864-1938
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMC-Res. 1
Correspondence including telegrams, copies of outgoing letters, and some typed transcripts of telegrams and letters, inventories, financial papers, notes and plans, clippings, programs, announcements, and drafts of contracts and reports relating... more
Baer, Nancy Van Norman
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 275
11.05 linear feet (26 boxes, 1 tube)
Nancy Van Norman Baer, (1944-1998) was a curator of theater and dance for Moscow and San Francisco museums. The Nancy Van Norman Baer papers (1924-1998) document the research, planning, and execution of many of her dance and theater museum... more
Ballet Foundation
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 52
72 linear feet (177 boxes)
The Ballet Foundation gift, donated to the Dance Collection after the Foundation closed in 1984, contains orchestral and part scores for 82 ballets, as well as miscellaneous instrumental and vocal scores. The scores are boxed and grouped... more
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
Baronova, Irina
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 276
6.79 linear feet (19 boxes)
Irina Baronova (1919 -2008) was a Russian born ballerina who rose to fame with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and enjoyed a successful career as a dancer, movie star, educator, and writer. The Irina Baronova papers contain correspondence,... more
Barrett, John D., 1903-1981
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 39
56 items
Baum, Morton, 1905-1968
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *LPA Mss 1992-001
12.7 linear feet (32 boxes)
Morton Baum was the chair of City Center’s Finance Committee from 1943 to 1968. In the 1960s he became its managing director. City Center was responsible for presenting many of the most important dance, music, opera and drama companies in New York... more
Baum, Morton, 1905-1968
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 349
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Morton Baum (1905-1968) was a New York tax lawyer who helped to draft legislation that created the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). The Morton Baum papers (1945-1968) contain documents concerning the creation of NYSCA, as well as a... more
Beaman, Jeanne Hays
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 376
1.34 linear feet (4 boxes)
Jeanne Hays Beaman is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. The Jeanne Hays Beaman papers hold computer dance research material, arts organization files, photographs, programs, awards, correspondence, and scrapbooks.
Beard, Richard
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 410
4.09 linear feet (3 boxes, 4 volumes)
Richard "Dick" Beard was a ballet dancer and choreographer. The Richard Beard papers contain programs, photographs, correspondence, and scrapbooks.
Becque, Don Oscar
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 268
1.26 linear feet (3 boxes)
This collection documents the professional life of Don Oscar Becque, a dancer, choreographer, director, and teacher of modern dance. Drafts and extensive notes for book projects, essays, course development and individual lessons regarding his work... more
Bennett, Isadora
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 22
2,123 approximate 310 folders items
The Isadora Bennett Collection covers a thirty-two year span, 1940-72. During this time, she and associates Richard Pleasant and Donald Duncan handled the... more
Berk, Fred, 1911-1980
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 41
273 Items in 75 folders
The Fred Berk Papers primarily document Berk's involvement in Jewish folk dance in the United States. Berk wrote extensively on the subject. He also made... more
Bettis, Valerie, 1919-1982
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 42
698 items in 168 folders and a portfolio
The Valerie Bettis Papers (ca. 1942-1982) are largely comprised of choreographic and production notes (298 items), including scripts, of both works which were produced as well as those never fully realized. Prominent... more
Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, 1930-
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 311
3.19 linear feet (8 boxes)
The Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury collection contains a partial autobiography, family photographs, publicity, career related photographs, printed matter, and some correspondence relating to the life and career of Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury (1930-2003) an... more
Bindig, Susan
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 441
1.68 linear feet (4 boxes)
Wendy Hilton was a choreographer, dancer, instructor, researcher, and author specializing in Baroque dance. Her papers contain files related to her dance performance and teaching career; her early life in England; and her research files and plans... more
Bloch, Stella
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 173
15 linear feet (34 boxes)
Stella Bloch was an ethnic dancer and artist. Bloch took dance lessons from the Isadorables and then learned native dances of the Near East during a year long trip in 1920. During the 1930s and 1940s she wrote film scripts. In the 1950s with a... more
Bolm, Adolf, 1894-1951
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 50
3 boxes 138 folders, ca. 1100 items
The Adolph Bolm Collection documents the career of Adolph Bolm through papers and research information collected by author, John Dougherty, in preparation... 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
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
Branch, Louise, 1901-1959
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S)*MGZMD 319
1.68 linear feet (4 boxes)
Louise Branch (1901-1959) was a photographer and film producer who organized the 1937 Dance International 1900-1937 exhibition at Rockefeller Center. The Louise Branch papers include correspondence and planning materials for the exhibition, files... more
Briane, Mirielle
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 433
2.26 linear feet (1 box, 2 volumes)
Oleg Briansky (1929-) is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and artistic director, born in Belgium to Russian parents. Mireille Briane is a French dancer, choreographer, teacher, and artistic director. Both have worked in the United States since... more