Found 40 collections related to African American dancers

Washington, Fredi, 1903-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-5002
The Fredi Washington Papers, 1922-1941, 1981, n.d., reflect both her private life and her professional career as an actress and activist.
Moore, William, 1933-1992
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 586
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
William Moore, an African American dance critic, dancer, and researcher, began his career in the 1960s. He later managed the dance companies of Eleo Pomare and Joan Miller, and participated in the creation of the Association of Black... more
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
Attles, Joseph
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 458
.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Joseph Attles (1903-1991) was a singer and dancer whose career spanned six decades. The bulk of his collection consists of playscripts for shows that Attles appeared in, including Bubbling Brown Sugar by Loften Mitchell,... more
Hillman, George Abraham
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 588
0.46 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Hillman family papers provide documentation on the performance careers of four members of this family. Included are a notebook containing George A. Hillman's monologues and news clippings discussing the vaudeville performances of George and... more
Johnson, Helen A.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 599
16.79 linear feet (46 boxes)
The Helen Armstead-Johnson miscellaneous theater collections (HAJMTC) were formed by over two hundred file-folder level collections (one-three file folders per personality or event). The collections contain information dating from the... more
Weston, George A. and Maudelle
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 188
.3 linear feet
George Weston papers consist of correspondence, writings, printed material, and clippings concerning his career, theology, and politics. One folder pertains to the Pro-Lad Paint company (Africa's Shadow Type Progressive Ladder Paint, Ltd.) and a... more
Truesdale, Ernest Tad, 1926-1988
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 103
0.63 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Ernest Truesdale, whose stage name was Tad Truesdale, was a dancer, choreographer, actor, writer, producer, and director. This collection primarily documents the performer's professional career and includes biographical information, playscripts,... more
Drayton, Thaddeus
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 389
1 folder
Thaddeus Drayton (1893-1964) together with Rufus Greenlee (1893-1963), pioneered the "class act" tap style, which combined grace and elegance with precision soft-shoe tap dancing. Known as "Drayton and Greenlee," they wore top hats and tails,... more
Spencer, Edith
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 599 Spencer
1 vol. 2 folders
Edith Spencer was an international singer and dancer who appeared in vaudeville, the theatre and in nightclubs during the 1920s and 1930s. She appeared in the Broadway productions of "Runnin' Wild," "Rarin' to Go," and succeeded Florence Mills in... more
Mills, Florence, 1895-1927
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
.9 linear feet (2 boxes)
Florence Mills (1886-1927), world renowned entertainer during the 1920s. She starred in Lew Leslie's Plantation Revue and Blackbirds after a successful run as the lead in more
Lockett, D'Lana Y.
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 279
.42 linear feet (1 box)
D'Lana Lockett (1961-2006) was a tap dancer, dance instructor, and dance researcher who began research on a book on African American female tap dancers. The D'Lana Lockett research files contain correspondence, notes, typescript drafts, and... 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
Greene, Jonnie
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 528
1.70 linear feet (5 boxes)
Jonnie Greene (1929-) is a retired American performing arts critic who directed two dance symposiums, Rethinking the Balanchine Legacy and Classic Black, at the New York Public Library in the... more
Perryman, Al
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 355
1.63 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Al Perryman was an African American dancer, choreographer, and instructor. The Al Perryman papers document his dance career and consist of scripts, programs, broadsides, and playbills, among others.
Jones, Judd, 1931-2011
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 846
1.42 linear feet (2 boxes)
Judd Jones was an African American actor, singer, dancer, and director whose career was centered in New York City. The Judd Jones papers document his theatrical career.
Bearden, Nanette
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 867
1.08 linear feet (3 boxes)
Nanette Bearden (née Rohan) was a fashion model, dancer, and founder of the Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre. The Nanette Bearden Papers document some aspects of Bearden's personal life and her careers as a fashion model and... more
Nicks, Walter
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 352
9.92 linear feet (25 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Walter Nicks (1924-2007) was an American dancer, choreographer, and educator. The Walter Nicks papers date from 1899 to 2004 and document Walter Nicks' career as a choreographer, educator, and director of the Walter Nicks Dance Theatre Workshop.... more
Nash, Joe, 1919-2005
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 21-0033
0.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Joe Nash was a Black dancer, choreographer, historian, and arts administrator. His collection holds photographs of dancers dating from the 1930s to 1969, many of which are inscribed with notes and messages to Nash.
American Negro Ballet Company
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 519
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
The American Negro Ballet Company scrapbook consists of news clippings and programs about the company founded by Eugene van Grona. Included are reviews of its performances in New York City and Brighton, England, in 1937 and 1938; and programs for... more
Raymond Johnson Dance Company
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 22-0018
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
The Raymond Johnson Dance Company was formed in 1974 by the Black dancer and choreographer, Raymond Johnson. The collection contains contact sheets, negatives, and prints of the company's performances.
Washington, Eno
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 495
5.93 linear feet (9 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Donald Eno Washington is a performing dance artist and instructor with a specialty in dance of West Africa and Mali. The Donald Eno Washington papers include personal and professional material regarding his dance career and travels.
Horwitz, Dawn Lille
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 557
2.5 linear feet (6 boxes); 1003.0 kilobytes (13 computer files)
The Dawn Lille collection, dated 1932 to 2002, documents Dawn Lille (1934- ), a performer, teacher, and oral historian. Her collection contains oral history interviews she conducted with African-American dancers. Lille also taped an extensive... more
Dehn, Mura
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 22-0011
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Mura Dehn was a dancer, filmmaker, and dance historian known for her study and documentation of Black social jazz dancing in New York City. The collection holds photographs depicting these dancers, as well as some images of Dehn and James Berry.
Cook, Charles, 1917-1991
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 99
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Charles "Cookie" Cook, a vaudeville tap and acrobatic dancer and teacher for more than fifty years, began performing as a child with Garbage and the Two Cans and Sarah Venable and Her Picks. In 1930, he and Ernest (Brownie) Brown formed the... more
Allegra, Donna
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 792
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Donna Allegra was an African-American lesbian writer, poet, essayist, and dancer. The Donna Allegra papers, 1981-2002, contain twenty-five published essays, short stories, and poems spanning across Allegra's writing career.
Nugent, Pete
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 440
1.3 linear feet (1 box, 1 volume)
The Pete Nugent papers (1928-1973) provide a glimpse into Nugent's career as a tap dancer. The collection contains correspondence with Mamie McDowell, photographs, Nugent's passport and address book, an announcement for the opening of his dance... more
Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 466
.42 linear feet (1 box)
The Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre was a non-profit dance company that supported and promoted the work of dancers, choreographers, and theatre artists of color. The company's records date from 1976 to 2007, and consist of... more
Chanticleer, Raven
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 881
0.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
This collection contains files of biographical material; correspondence; articles written by and about Chanticleer; his fashion drawings; assorted programs from events in which he participated; material related to his role as the executive... more
Branner, Djola
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 868
1.25 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Djola Branner papers, 1983-2010, document his personal life and professional career as a writer, poet, dancer, choreographer, actor, and educator. The collection reflects how his identity and experiences as a gay Black man informed much of... more