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Shurr, Gertrude
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 76
11.25 linear feet (9 boxes)
The professional papers of modern dance performer, teacher, and writer Gertrude Shurr.
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
Martha Graham Dance Company
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 290
1.26 linear feet (3 boxes)
The Martha Graham Dance Company has remained a leader in the development of contemporary dance since its founding in 1926. The Martha Graham Dance Company Tour records (1941-1957) document specific venues and American tours from 1942 to 1950, as... more
Odic-Kintzel, R.
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 4
ca. 1500 items
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
Gluck-Sandor, Senia
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 353
.48 linear feet (2 boxes)
Gluck Sandor (1899-1978), aka Senia Gluck-Sandor, was an American dancer, actor, mime, producer, painter, and teacher. The Gluck Sandor papers date from 1922 to 1999 and document the career of Gluck Sandor, particularly his work during the 1920s... more
Trier, Carola S.
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 266
7.32 linear feet (15 boxes)
Carola Strauss Trier (1913-2000) was a dancer, acrobat, and roller-skating contortionist who worked closely with Joseph Pilates to develop and popularize the Pilates Method. Her papers, which date from 1932 to 2000, document her early life, her... more
Seckler, Beatrice
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 284
.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
Beatrice Seckler (1911-2002) was a professional dancer with a performance and teaching career that spanned over 40 years. The Beatrice Seckler papers contain programs, clippings, correspondences photographs, scripts, letters and other personal... more
Surinach, Carlos
Music Division | JOB 13-02
13.5 linear feet (38 boxes)
The BMI Surinach collection holds the papers of the composer and conductor Carlos Surinach (1915-1997). It includes correspondence, scores, subject files, photographs, scrapbooks, concert programs, clippings, posters, flyers, datebooks, awards,... more
Dunn, Patricia, -1990
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 403
1.05 linear feet (3 boxes)
The Patricia (Lehrman) Dunn papers date from 1950 to 1986 and document her career as a dancer and her graduate research on modern dancers through correspondence, articles, notes, and programs. The collection consists primarily of photocopied... more
Maslow, Sophie
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 372
1.89 linear feet (5 boxes)
Sophie Maslow was an American choreographer and dancer. The Sophie Maslow papers contain programs, photographs, flyers, scripts, choreographic notes, and clippings documenting Maslow's career as a dancer and choreographer.
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.
Gilbert, Ralph
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 378
.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Ralph Gilbert was an American pianist and composer. The Ralph Gilbert papers hold scores, lecture and course notes, and writings. There is also a note from Iris Mabry, along with some photographs and clippings documenting her career.
Sedgwick, Gabriella
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 345
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Ted Shawn was a dancer, choreographer, and director of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. He was friends with Gabriella Sedgwick, a modern dance enthusiast. The Gabriella Sedgwick collection of Ted Shawn materials (1939, 1962-1966) contains... more
Love, Paul, 1908-
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 346
.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Paul Love collection of Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman materials (1930s-1953, bulk 1930s) consist of notes, publicity materials, essays, and correspondence. Materials are chiefly written by Love or Humphrey, and mostly concern the... more
Hellebrandt, Beatrice
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 338
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Beatrice Hellebrandt was a modern dance composer who was active from the 1920s through the 1940s. The collection (1926-1939, 1964) holds 26 piano scores written by Hellebrandt for group dances.
Walkowitz, Abraham, 1880-1965
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 356
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Abraham Walkowitz (1878-1965) was an American early Modern artist who was well known for his drawings of Modern dancer Isadora Duncan. The collection (1929-1944) holds an exhibition announcement, a script, a list of dances and songs, and... more
Williams, Dudley, 1938-2015
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 462
17.79 linear feet (38 boxes, 6 oversized folders, 7 tubes)
Dudley Williams (1938-2015) was an African American modern dancer who spent most of his long performance career with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. The Dudley Williams papers document his professional and personal life through correspondence,... more
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
Gitelman, Claudia
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 444
1.76 linear feet (5 boxes); 794.87 Megabytes (10 computer files)
Claudia Gitelman (1936-2012), was a dancer, choreographer, author, and assistant professor at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. Her artistic collaborators for productions include Alwin Nikolais, Murray Louis, and Hanya Holm.... more
Dehn, Mura
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 483
3.6. linear feet (6 boxes)
Mura Dehn (1905-1987) was a dancer and filmmaker who documented African-American social jazz dancing from the 1930s to 1950s at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, New York. The collection consists mostly of her film works, accompanied with 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
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