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Lester Horton Dance Theater collection, 1918-1996

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Education Files, 1935-1975 (continued)
BOX-FOLDER 17/17, 40/2, 45/19 Horton technique lectures, 1938, 1943, 1972, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 17/18 Lecture: Introduction to the dance, 1952
BOX-FOLDER 17/19 Miscellaneous lesson plans and course descriptions, 1952-1957 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 18/1, 40/3-7 Movement Study, circa 1939, 1954
BOX-FOLDER 18/2 Veterans Administration, 1947-1953
Correspondence and forms
BOX 18-21 Correspondence, 1939-1996
Letters and letter drafts in this series are primarily to and from Dance Theater business manager Frank Eng and founder Lester Horton. For the most part, communication concerns the promotion and activities of the Dance Theater and Lester Horton's legacy, but personal correspondence is also included.
Organized as two subseries, Individuals and Organizations.
Individuals, 1929-1994
Communications with dancers, composers, and others make up this subseries and include letters written to both Horton and Eng. The only piece of correspondence between Horton and Eng is a despairing missive written by Horton at a time of financial hardship. Horton corresponded with composers Heitor Villa-Lobos, Judith Hamilton, and conductor Leopold Stokowski, as well as dancers Merce Cunningham and Michio Itō and potential student Elia Kazan. A letter from Villa-Lobos is in French with English translation, and correspondence with Mexican promoter Pablo de Prida is in Spanish, also translated. Eng kept in touch with former company members such as Alvin Ailey, Don Martin, and James Truitte. Also present is a file of Eng's correspondence with Horton's biographer, Larry Warren, and Jacob's Pillow founder Ted Shawn. Whether correspondence is with Horton or Eng is indicated at the folder level.
Arranged alphabetically by author's last name.
BOX-FOLDER 18/3 Ailey, Alvin to Frank Eng, 1955-1976
BOX-FOLDER 18/4 Ames, Ramsay to Lester Horton, 1949-1950
BOX-FOLDER 18/5 Anawalt, Sasha to Frank Eng, 1985-1986
BOX-FOLDER 18/6 Bowne, William to Frank Eng and Lester Horton, 1951-1966
BOX-FOLDER 18/7 Chester, Anne to Frank Eng, 1954
BOX-FOLDER 18/8 Cunningham, Merce to Lester Horton, 1951
BOX-FOLDER 18/9 de Lavallade, Carmen to Frank Eng, 1953-1958
BOX-FOLDER 18/10 de Lavallade, Yvonne to Frank Eng, undated
BOX-FOLDER 18/11 de Prida, Pablo to Lester Horton, 1940-1941
BOX-FOLDER 18/12 Dorn, Gerhardt to Horton Dance Group, 1939
Eng, Frank
BOX-FOLDER 18/13 To Walter Arlen, 1964
BOX-FOLDER 18/14 To Duke Ellington 1956
BOX-FOLDER 18/15 To Rudi Gernreich, 1967
BOX-FOLDER 18/16 To Albert Golberg, 1953-1960
BOX-FOLDER 18/17 To Mahalia Jackson, 1958
BOX-FOLDER 18/18 To Misaye Kawasumi, 1983
BOX-FOLDER 18/19 To Rena Shagan, 1975
BOX-FOLDER 18/20-21 To miscellaneous, 1949-1994
BOX-FOLDER 18/22 Franks, Deborah and Michael to Frank Eng, undated
BOX-FOLDER 18/23 Goldoni, Lelia to Frank Eng, 1959, 1975, 1991-1993
BOX-FOLDER 18/24 Haggart, Stanley to Frank Eng, 1953-1956
BOX-FOLDER 18/25 Hamilton, Judith to Frank Eng and Lester Horton, 1949, 1972-1979, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 18/26 Hill, Jack to Frank Eng, 1961-1985
Horton, Lester
BOX-FOLDER 18/27 To Carlos Chávez, circa 1935
BOX-FOLDER 18/28 To Frank Eng, undated
BOX-FOLDER 18/29 To Horton Dance Group, 1939
BOX-FOLDER 18/30 To Elsie Martinez, 1933-1940
BOX-FOLDER 18/31 To miscellaneous, 1940-1952
BOX-FOLDER 18/32 Itō, Michio to Lester Horton, 1955
BOX-FOLDER 18/33 Kazan, Elia to Lester Horton, 1948
BOX-FOLDER 18/34 Kerr, Joan to Frank Eng, 1972 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 18/35 Lewitzky, Bella to Frank Eng, 1973-1975
BOX-FOLDER 18/36 Lloyd, Margaret to Frank Eng and Lester Horton, 1947-1954
BOX-FOLDER 18/37 Maracci, Carmelita to Frank Eng, 1953
BOX-FOLDER 19/1 Martin, Donald to Frank Eng and Lester Horton, 1950-1983
BOX-FOLDER 19/2 Martin, John to Frank Eng, 1968
BOX-FOLDER 19/3 McGovern, George to Frank Eng, 1974
BOX-FOLDER 19/17 Miscellaneous to Frank Eng, 1950-1985
BOX-FOLDER 19/18 Miscellaneous to Lester Horton, 1929-1955 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 19/4 Mosk, Edward to Frank Eng, 1955-1956, 1973
BOX-FOLDER 19/5 Paul, Stanley to Frank Eng, 1950-1954
BOX-FOLDER 19/6 Paz, Juan Carlos to Lester Horton, 1940
BOX-FOLDER 19/7 Pierce, Luisa to Frank Eng and Lester Horton, 1968 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 19/8 Rambert, Marie to Frank Eng, 1965
BOX-FOLDER 19/9 Shawn, Ted to Frank Eng and Lester Horton, 1953-1954
BOX-FOLDER 19/10 Smuin, Michael to Frank Eng, 1973
BOX-FOLDER 19/11 Solomon, Vida to Frank Eng, 1953-1954
BOX-FOLDER 19/12 Stefen, Paul to Lester Horton, 1953 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 19/13 Stokowski, Leopold to Lester Horton, 1939
BOX-FOLDER 19/14 Truitte, James to Frank Eng, 1956-1976
BOX-FOLDER 19/15 Villa-Lobos, Heitor to Lester Horton, 1940
BOX-FOLDER 19/16 Warren, Larry to Frank Eng, 1953-1977
Organizations, 1933-1996
Letters from organizations are primarily directed to Frank Eng or the general address for the Dance Theater and discuss activities, engagements, and promotion of the company. Correspondence with the Cincinnati Ballet Company details revivals of Horton's dances as reconstructed by James Truitte.
Arranged alphabetically by organization name.
BOX-FOLDER 19/19 5 by 2 Dance Company, 1975
BOX-FOLDER 19/20 Abner J. Greshler Agency, 1955-1957
BOX-FOLDER 19/21 Allied Arts Corporation, 1952
BOX-FOLDER 19/22 American Guild of Musical Artists, Inc., 1951
BOX-FOLDER 19/23 American Guild of Variety Artists, 1954-1959
BOX-FOLDER 19/24 Bennett and Pleasant, 1953-1954
BOX-FOLDER 19/25 Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1949-1968
BOX-FOLDER 19/26 Cincinnati Ballet Company, 1971-1973
BOX-FOLDER 20/1 Cocoanut Grove, 1959
BOX-FOLDER 20/2 Community Concerts, 1952-1958
BOX-FOLDER 20/3 Dance Magazine, 1947-1953
BOX-FOLDER 20/4 Dance News, 1949-1953
BOX-FOLDER 20/5 Dance Notation Bureau Inc., 1971-1984
BOX-FOLDER 20/6 Dance Observer, 1949-1953
BOX-FOLDER 20/7 Dance Perspectives, 1966-1968
BOX-FOLDER 20/8 Dance Theater of Harlem, Inc., 1971-1977, 1996
BOX-FOLDER 20/9 Detroit Public Library, 1954-1955
BOX-FOLDER 20/10 First Unitarian Church, 1954
BOX-FOLDER 20/11 Ford Foundation, 1956 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 20/12 Grosset and Dunlap, Inc., 1972
BOX-FOLDER 20/13 Hollywood Bowl Association, 1937
BOX-FOLDER 20/14 Horton Reconstruction Committee, 1974
BOX-FOLDER 20/15 Inner City Cultural Center, 1970-1977
BOX-FOLDER 20/16 Joyce Trisler Danscompany, 1996
BOX-FOLDER 20/17 Juilliard School, Dance Division, 1952
BOX-FOLDER 20/18 League of Allied Arts, 1955-1959
BOX-FOLDER 20/19 Lester Horton Dance Theater, 1936-1959
BOX-FOLDER 20/20 Little Theatre of the Verdugos, 1933
BOX-FOLDER 20/21 Los Angeles Herald Express, 1950, 1957
BOX-FOLDER 20/22 Los Angeles Times, 1949-1960, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 20/23 Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, 1957
BOX-FOLDER 20/24 National Endowment for the Arts, Dance Division, 1968-1973
BOX-FOLDER 20/25 New York Public Library, 1961-1974
BOX-FOLDER 20/26 New York Times, 1949, 1963-1972
BOX-FOLDER 20/27 Occidental College, 1946-1950
BOX-FOLDER 20/28 Ojai Festivals Ltd., 1951
BOX-FOLDER 20/29 Pryor-Menz Concert Service, 1949-1952
BOX-FOLDER 20/30 Ramona High School, 1958
BOX-FOLDER 20/31 San Diego Symphony, 1954
BOX-FOLDER 20/32 San Francisco Contemporary Dancers, 1958
BOX-FOLDER 20/33 Satoru Shimazaki and Dancers, 1982
BOX-FOLDER 20/34 State University of Iowa, 1954
BOX-FOLDER 20/35 Time Magazine, 1973
BOX-FOLDER 20/36 Union Institute, 1995-1996
BOX-FOLDER 20/37 University of California, Los Angeles, 1938-1975
BOX-FOLDER 21/1 University of Chicago, 1949-1960
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 University of Cincinnati, 1971-1973
BOX-FOLDER 21/3 University of Southern California, 1957, 1969
BOX-FOLDER 21/5 Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association, 1937-1953
BOX-FOLDER 21/6 Yuma Community Concert Association, 1952-1953
BOX 21-23, 39, 43 MAPCASE 3 Professional Papers, 1929-1992
Books, catalogs, programs, writings, and personal papers collected by Horton and Eng are included in this series. The majority of the series consists of writings and notes from Horton on various aspects of dance and writings by Eng on various aspects of Horton's work. There is a transcript of an unpublished interview conducted with Bella Lewitzky describing her early career with Horton. A file of programs contains ephemera likely collected by Horton and Eng and does not include any work created by Horton or the Dance Theater. Personal papers consist of auto and home insurance documentation, reference letters recommending Horton, and a file with material on his death and burial.
Arranged by material type.
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