3 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Swope, Martha.

  1. Sophie Maslow papers, 1918-1997

    1,216 items . 18 containers. 8 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Sophie Maslow (1911-2006) was an American modern dancer, choreographer, and teacher. The collection consists of photographs, programs, promotional materials, clippings, articles, correspondence, writings, music scores, and other documents pertaining to Maslow’s career. The material includes documentation of her time as a performer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, and primarily features her work with the New Dance Group, the Dudley-Maslow-Bales Trio, and the Sophie Maslow Dance Company. The collection illustrates her interest in American folk, Jewish, populist, and communist themes.

  2. Benjamin Garber papers, 1916-2009

    835 items . 8 containers. 4.3 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Benjamin Garber (1927-2001) was a distinguished interior designer who had a brief career as a dancer and enjoyed a close personal relationship with modern dance icon Martha Graham until the mid-1970s. The materials in the collection focus primarily on Garber's relationship with Martha Graham. Graham-related materials include correspondence, photographs, Graham dance company papers, programs, clippings and articles, and oral histories. Graham's convalescence at Garber's home Cross River is documented among these materials, as is Garber’s career as an interior designer and art collector.

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  3. American Ballet Theatre archive, 1940-2014

    6,333 items . 54 containers. 22 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    American Ballet Theatre (ABT), established in 1940 as Ballet Theatre, is recognized as one of the world's largest and most distinguished dance companies. By act of Congress on April 27, 2006, ABT became America's National Ballet Company. The archive includes music scores, choreographic notes and Benesh dance notation scores, correspondence, business papers, scrapbooks, programs, clippings, photographs, posters, video recordings and films, and prints and drawings, including set and costume designs. Note: the 54 boxes of processed photographs and dance notation described in this partial finding aid represent less than a quarter of the materials in the collection. An inventory of the entire collection is available in the Music Division's Performing Arts Reading Room.