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May O'Donnell papers, 1929-2004

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BOX 1Photographs, 1934-1980s
Photographs are divided into performance and miscellaneous photographs. Performance photos include those where the choreography is identified. Most photographs show May O’Donnell or her company in performance, mid-1930s to the 1980s. Unless otherwise specified, choreography is by O'Donnell.
Arranged alphabetically by title of the pictured choreographic work, followed by a folder of miscellaneous or unidentified photos.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1Appalachian Spring, 1944
Martha Graham choreography.
BOX-FOLDER 1/2Cave of the Heart, 1946
Martha Graham choreography.
BOX-FOLDER 1/3Celebration, 1934
Martha Graham choreography.
BOX-FOLDER 1/4Celtic Ritual, 1949
BOX-FOLDER 1/5Cornerstone, circa 1939
BOX-FOLDER 1/6Course, 1935
Martha Graham choreography.
BOX-FOLDER 1/7Dance Concerto, 1954, 1980s
BOX-FOLDER 1/8Dance Energies, 1959
BOX-FOLDER 1/9Homage to Shiva, 1980
BOX-FOLDER 1/10Horizon Song, 1949?
BOX-FOLDER 1/11Illuminations, 1956
BOX-FOLDER 1/12Incredible Adventure, 1954
BOX-FOLDER 1/13The Queen's Obsession, 1958
BOX-FOLDER 1/14Suspension, 1950s, 1970s
BOX-FOLDER 1/15This Story Is Legend, 1941
Co-choreographed with José Limón.
BOX-FOLDER 1/16Three Inventories of Casey Jones, 1939
Co-choreographed with José Limón.
BOX-FOLDER 1/17Miscellaneous, 1930s, 1944-1945, 1977-1980s
Includes studio portraits, personal photos, Bennington summer workshop.
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Programs and Publicity, 1929-1988
Playbills, program notes, press releases, and other materials used to promote performances, teaching workshops, and other activities of May O'Donnell or her dance companies.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 1/181929-1931
Contains: Estelle Reed Dance Group programs for San Francisco, Amsterdam (in Dutch), and Paris (in French).
BOX-FOLDER 1/191941-1949
Includes Limón-O'Donnell and Fonaroff-O'Donnell programs.
BOX-FOLDER 1/201951-1959
Playbills, program notes, press releases, brochures for performances and workshops in New York City and elsewhere.
BOX-FOLDER 1/211960-1964, undated
Programs, promotional letter. Includes performances with Kansas City Philharmonic and Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.
BOX-FOLDER 1/221975-1979
Includes programs for Jacob's Pillow and Clark Center Festivals and London, England, performances.
BOX-FOLDER 1/231980-1988, undated
Programs and announcements for performances at the Joyce Theater, American Dance Festival, and Bennington College. Includes invitation for CBS Cable gala and engagement letter for adjudication of Educational Testing Service's Arts Recognition and Talent Search.
MAPCASE-DRAWER 4/15CBS Cable brochure for arts series, 1981
BOX-FOLDER 1/24Tribute performance program, 1996
Cleveland Ballet/Dancing Wheels event and performance honoring O'Donnell's 90th Birthday.
BOX 1Clippings and Printed Material, 1941-2004
Chiefly reviews of May O'Donnell as performer or choreographer, including an issue of Dance Observer featuring her with a cover photograph.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 1/25Reviews, 1941-1945
O'Donnell with Martha Graham Dance Company and concerts with José Limón.
BOX-FOLDER 1/26Reviews, 1951-1958
Chiefly reviews of May O'Donnell dance company performances.
BOX-FOLDER 1/27Periodical features, 1953-1955
1953 issue of Dance News and 1955 issue of Dance Observer.
BOX-FOLDER 1/28Reviews, 1960-1961
BOX-FOLDER 1/29Reviews, 1971-1978, undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/30Reviews, 1980-1984
BOX-FOLDER 1/31"May O'Donnell: My Life in Dance, 1931-1951," 2003
Interview by Marian Horosko, Dance Chronicle, Vol. 26, no. 2.
BOX-FOLDER 1/32Obituary, 2004
By Jennifer Dunning, New York Times, Feb. 7.

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