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Koesun, Ruth Ann
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 562
8.13 linear feet (30 boxes). 12.1 gigabytes (770 computer files)
Ruth Ann Koesun (1928-2018) was a ballerina with the Ballet Theatre, later the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), and was one of the first Asian-American dancers to reach the rank of principal dancer in the company. The collection holds files related... more
Schwarz, Josephine
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 21-0036
0.38 linear feet (2 boxes)
Josephine Schwarz was a dancer, dance instructor, and co-founder of the Dayton Ballet School. Her collection of photographs contains images of Ballet Caravan, Theodore Bekefi, and various portraits from the 1890s to 1930s.
Holmes, Violet
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 560
19.89 linear feet (27 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Violet Holmes (1927-2019) was a dancer and choreographer, who spent the majority of her professional life with the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. The collection contains materials related to her nearly five-decade-long career, including... more
Martha Graham Dance Company
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 532
67.56 linear feet (138 boxes, 58 oversize folders, 1 tube)
The Martha Graham Dance Company collection, dating from 1900 to 2017, is comprised of materials that document the career of modern dance pioneer Martha Graham and trace the history of the development of her company and school. The collection is a... more
Delarova, Eugenia
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 21-0026
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Eugenia Delarova Doll (1911-1990) was a Russian-born ballet dancer, who performed with Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and on Broadway. Her collection contains photographs of dance performances, candid snapshots of friends, and images of Doll's family.
Code, Grant Hyde
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 21-0035
3.33 linear feet (8 boxes)
Grant Hyde Code was a writer, lecturer, and founder of the Brooklyn Museum Dance Center. His collection holds approximately 500 dance publicity negatives dating from 1912 to 1938, as well a small selection of glass plate negatives and prints.
Enters, Angna, 1897-1989
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 23-0003
6.62 linear feet (19 boxes)
Angna Enters (1897-1989) was a pantomime dancer, artist, writer, and dance instructor. She is best known for creating costumes, props, sets, and dance-mime character vignettes for her Theater of Angna Enters. Her... more
Summers, Elaine, 1925-2014
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 422
24.8 linear feet (62 boxes, 1 oversize folder); 11.7 gigabytes (6283 computer files)
Elaine Summers (1925-2014) was an American dancer, choreographer, experimental filmmaker, artist, and teacher. The Elaine Summers papers date from 1929 to 2019 (bulk 1958-2014) and document her career, as well as the histories of the Experimental... more
Cohen, Selma Jeanne, 1920-2005
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 22-0024
1.08 linear feet (3 boxes)
Selma Jeanne Cohen (1920-2005) was a dance historian best known for editing the International Encyclopedia of Dance (1998). The collection, dated from 1947 to 1989, contains photographs of dance companies, stage... more
Dodge, Pryor
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 558
5.25 linear feet (11 boxes)
Pryor Dodge (1949-) is an author and collector and the son of Lyena Barjansky and Roger Pryor Dodge. Roger Pryor Dodge (1898-1974) was an American dancer. Roger Pryor Dodge's work was focused on the intersection of ballet, vaudeville, jazz, and... more
Solomons, Gus, Jr., 1940-
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 214
25.25 linear feet (75 boxes, 5 tubes); 1241.1 megabytes (259 computer files)
Gus Solomons Jr. is an African-American dancer, choreographer, teacher, and writer. Solomons was a soloist in the dance companies of Donald McKayle, Pearl Lang, Martha Graham and, most notably, Merce Cunningham. Solomons formed his own troupe, The... more
de los Reyes, Carolina (dancer)
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 559
0.88 linear feet (3 boxes)
Carolina de los Reyes is a flamenco dancer best known for her work with José Greco's Spanish Ballet. The collection contains press and photographs related to Reyes' dance career, as well as recordings of Reyes' performances, and pieces of her... more
Boris, Ruthanna
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 561
0.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
Ruthanna Boris (1919-2007) was an American ballet dancer and choreographer who performed with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and choreographed works for the New York City Ballet. The Ruthanna Boris papers date from 1935 to 2007 and document... more
Bonshire, Forrest
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 21-0013
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Forrest Bonshire (1926-2012) was an American dancer and choreographer. The Forrest Bonshire photographs, dating from the 1930s to 2012, primarily document his dancing career with photographs, programs, letters, telegrams, clippings, contracts, and... more
Wood, Marilyn, 1929-
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 546
4.37 linear feet (11 boxes); 14.1 gigabytes (3,206 computer files)
The Marilyn Wood papers, dating from the 1950s to 2016, consist of photographic materials, programs, notes, notebooks, journals, posters, fliers, interviews, press clippings, and video recordings created and collected by Wood over the course of... more
De Mille, Agnes
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 21-0017
5.88 linear feet (16 boxes)
The Agnes de Mille photographs, dating from the 1860s to the 1980s, chronicle her professional career as a dancer, choreographer, director, writer, and arts advocate. The photographs also recount de Mille's personal life and the members of the de... more
Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 499
12.25 linear feet (30 boxes, 1 tube); 54.16494 gigabytes (8,622 computer files)
The Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center (THPAC) is a non-profit organization based in Brooklyn, New York, whose mission is supporting Black performers and providing community access to dance. The Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center records, which... more
Forbes, Earle
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 21-0022
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Earle Forbes was a photographer and former dancer with the Denishawn group. The Earle Forbes photograph collection contains an assortment of black and white prints of mostly unidentified dancers.
Denishawn Dancers
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 21-0007
1.58 linear feet (5 boxes)
The Denishawn photographs and scrapbooks, dating from 1875 to the 1960s, consist mainly of prints of the Denishawn company and school, as well as professional and candid prints of Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis. The collection also contains some... more
Time-Life Books
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 552
38.75 linear feet (93 boxes)
The Time-Life research files on dance, dating from 1920 to 1994, consist of biographical and subject files about individuals, companies, and terms related to the dance industry.
Redlich, Don
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 498
9.42 linear feet (24 boxes, 1 volume, 1 tube)
Don Redlich (born in 1929) is a dancer, choreographer, and pedagogue. The Don Redlich papers, dating from 1893 to 2019 (the bulk dates from the 1940s onward), document Redlich's life and career through written descriptions and videos from more
Brock, Nancy
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 514
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Mary Wigman (1886-1973) was a German dancer, dance instructor, and choreographer notable for her work in expressionist dance. Her many students included Yvonne Georgi, Hanya Holm, Harald Kreutzberg, Gret Palucca, Margarethe Wallmann, Inge Weiss,... more
Garafola, Lynn
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 518
2.75 linear feet (7 boxes)
Dance historian Lynn Garafola gathered the materials for this collection while in the process of writing a biography about Stowitts. The majority of the collection consists of copies of his correspondence, articles, exhibition guides, photographs... more
Cornell, Grace
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 549
2.75 linear feet (10 boxes)
Grace Cornell and Kurt Graff were a professional dance duo based in Chicago, Illinois, who founded the Little Concert House, Graff Ballet, and Meadow Hearth Theatre Art Center. Their papers date from the 1910s to 1992 and chronicle the Graffs'... more
Hiden, Georgia
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 21-0014
.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
Georgia Hiden (1915-2011) was an American ballerina and dance teacher. The Georgia Hiden photographs, dating from 1946 to the 1960s, primarily document performances and rehearsals during her tenure at the Ballet Society, Vienna State Opera Ballet,... more
Valente, Alfredo
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 19-561
7.67 linear feet (17 boxes)
Alfredo Valente (1899-1973) was an Italian-born American photographer. Valente's trademark style was his portraits of costumed performers which used artistic camera angles and dramatic lighting. The Alfredo Valente negatives are comprised... more
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 19-271
3.58 linear feet (9 boxes)
W. H. (Wilbur Hulin) Stephan (1921-1959) was a Ohio born photographer who specialized in dance. The W. H. Stephan photographs date from 1949 to 1959 and are comprised of black and white negatives and photographic prints of numerous ballet and... more
Dance Magazine
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 21-0009
4.58 linear feet (11 boxes)
The Dance Magazine photographs recount the magazine's coverage of mostly dance companies and individuals involved in the dance industry from the 1950s to 1992. The photographs also reveal the publication's reporting on... more
Loring, Eugene
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 21-0012
.80 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Eugene Loring (1911-1982) was an American choreographer, teacher, and dancer best known for his ballet, Billy the Kid. The Eugene Loring photographs, dated 1936 to the 1970s, contain photographs, programs, and a poster... more
Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 21-0040
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
George Platt Lynes was a commercial photographer who took photographs of ballet performances in New York City. His collection contains prints and contact sheets from the 1940s and 1950s depicting dancers and dance performances.
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