6 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Cunningham, Merce.

  1. Lester Horton Dance Theater collection, 1918-1996

    approximately 11,600 items. 55 containers. 30.75 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Lester Horton Dance Theater was a modern dance company and school in Los Angeles in the 1940s and 1950s. Founded by dancer and choreographer Lester Horton (1906-1953), the company served as an incubator for the careers of a generation of dancers, including Alvin Ailey, Carmen de Lavallade, Bella Lewitzky, James Mitchell, Joyce Trisler, and James Truitte. The collection documents Horton's early life and career and the Dance Theater's activities under the management of Frank Eng after Horton's death. Materials include clippings, correspondence, costume and set designs, course descriptions, drawings, financial documents, music, photographs, programs, promotional materials, writings, and typed choreographic scenarios.

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  2. Alan M. and Sali Ann Kriegsman collection, 1933-1997

    37,400 items . 192 containers . 83 linear feet . -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Alan M. "Mike" Kriegsman, chief dance critic of the Washington Post, was the first dance writer to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism. Sali Ann Kriegsman, a distinguished dance historian, directed the Dance Program at the National Endowment for the Arts and contributed to many initiatives advancing the dance field and preserving dance legacies in the United States. The Alan M. and Sali Ann Kriegsman Collection consists of press kits, newspaper clippings, performance and conference programs, research notes and drafts, records of their service to nonprofit boards, and audiovisual materials. Note: the 192 boxes of processed materials described in this finding aid represent only about a third of the materials in the collection.

  3. Peter Angelo Simon performing arts images, 1984-2019

    493 items. 1 container. 0.5 linear feet. 114 digital files (28.6 GB). -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Peter Angelo Simon (born 1936) is an award-winning photographer known for capturing creative artists during their working process. This collection of still and moving images consists of negatives, contact sheets, slides, digital photographs, digital videos, and one printed photograph. Subjects include twentieth-century avant-garde operas, dance pieces, innovative directors, composers, choreographers, dancers, and street performers. Notable subjects are Robert Wilson, Philip Glass, Lucinda Childs, Bessie Schönberg and Meredith Monk, and Merce Cunningham.

  4. Minna Lederman Daniel collection, 1896-1993

    around 21,000 items. 24 containers. 12.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Minna Lederman Daniel was an American writer and editor who specialized in music and dance. A major influence on 20th century music, she was a founding member of the League of Composers, a group of musicians and proponents of modern music. She helped launch the League’s magazine, The League of Composers’ Review (later called Modern Music), which was the first American journal to manifest an interest in contemporary composers. The collection contains her correspondence, financial and legal papers, writings, clippings, and photographs.

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  5. Daniel Nagrin collection, circa 1920-2006

    22,525 items. 80 containers. 41 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Daniel Nagrin (1917-2008) was an American dancer, choreographer, teacher, and writer. The collection contains materials relating to his life and career, and includes holograph and published scores, choreographic and dance technique notes, photographs, correspondence, marketing and fundraising materials, clippings, programs, teaching and administrative materials, production elements, articles by Nagrin and others, drafts of his books, business papers, and personal and biographical files. In addition, there are significant materials related to Nagrin's first wife, dancer and choreographer, Helen Tamiris.

  6. Miriam Cole papers, 1923-1997

    1,430 items . 5 containers . 2.5 linear feet . -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Miriam "Mimi" Cole (1926-2012) was an American dancer and choreographer who performed solo as well as with the Martha Graham Dance Company and other contemporaries. The Miriam Cole Papers consists primarily of programs; clippings, articles, and scrapbook pages; photographs; music for her choreography; and contracts. Much of the material relates to Cole's association with the Graham company: photographs, programs, articles, and other items documenting the Graham European tour in 1954 are especially plentiful.