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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
American Ballet Theatre
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 21-0034
3.33 linear feet (9 boxes)
The American Ballet Theatre is a dance company that stages new and classic ballets. The collection holds both headshots of dancers and candid photographs of the company on their international tours. The collection primarily depicts the 1940s... more
American Tap Dance Foundation
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 513
27.61 linear feet (74 boxes, 8 volumes, 3 tubes, 3 oversize folders); 9.42 terabytes (13,772 computer files)
The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF) is a non-profit organization committed to establishing and legitimizing tap as a vital component of American dance through creation, presentation, education, and preservation. The ATDF records, dating from... 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
Arovo, Sonia
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 507
0.84 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
The Sonia Arova collection, dating from 1946 to 2013, documents her career as a ballerina and artistic director of the San Diego Ballet and the Alabama Ballet. The collection holds printed matter, photographs, correspondence, audio and video media... more
Ashley, Merrill
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 495
14.37 linear feet (39 boxes)
Merrill Ashley (1950 - ) is an American ballerina who danced for 31 years with the New York City Ballet, most of them under George Balanchine. Her papers, dating from 1950 to 2017, document her career through ballet class and choreography... 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
Ballet Foundation
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 21-0003
3.46 linear feet (10 boxes)
The Ballet Foundation collection of Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and Ballet Theatre photographs consists of photographic material collected by the Ballet Foundation, Irina Pabst, and Michael Subotin from the 1920s to 1980s. The Ballet Foundation... more
Ballet News
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 21-0006
4.17 linear feet (10 boxes)
The Ballet News photographs contain dance related photographic materials that date from 1948 to 1985. The photographs chronicle mostly dance companies and individuals involved in the dance industry, from 1970 to 1985, as... more
Ballet Society (New York, N.Y.)
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 21-0011
.42 linear feet (1 box)
The Ballet Society is an educational institution and predecessor to the New York City Ballet that performed for private audiences from 1946 to 1948. The Ballet Society photographs document performances and rehearsals by the company.
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
Berlin, David S.
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 22-0014
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
David S. Berlin was the staff photographer for the Nikolais Dance Theatre, the dance company founded by modern dance choreographer, Alwin Nikolais. Berlin's collection contains color transparencies and slides depicting performances choreographed... more
Berman, Eugene, 1899-1972
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD-Res. 522
1.13 linear feet (2 boxes)
Eugene Berman was a Russian-American painter and set and costume designer for ballet and opera. This collection consists of design sketches and one statuette of his work.  
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
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