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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 There is a transcript of an unpublished interview conducted with Bella Lewitzky describing her early career with Horton.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.
BOX-FOLDER 21/7 Auto insurance, 1948-1960
BOX-FOLDER 21/8 Book lists, 1938, 1941 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 39/8 Album del IV centenario Guadalupano, 1938
BOX-FOLDER 21/9 Design in the Theatre, 1927
BOX-FOLDER 21/10 Música y Danza, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 21/11 New Mexico Indians, 1948
BOX-FOLDER 21/12 Catalogs, 1938-1969 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 21/14 Guild memberships (Horton), 1942, 1953
BOX-FOLDER 21/13 Home insurance, agreements, and financial documents, 1938-1958
BOX-FOLDER 21/17 Periodicals, 1935-1936, 1958-1967
BOX-FOLDER 22/1, 43/9 Programs, 1927-1984
BOX-FOLDER 21/15 Reference letters (Horton), 1947
BOX-FOLDER 21/16 Vital records and estate (Horton), 1943-1953
Writings by Frank Eng
BOX-FOLDER 22/2 Dance Perspectives article and early research, undated
BOX-FOLDER 22/3 Lester Horton, American dance pioneer, circa 1966
BOX-FOLDER 22/4 Memoirs of a man of displeasure, circa 1966
BOX-FOLDER 22/5 Notebooks, undated
BOX-FOLDER 22/6-7 Notes, 1957-1959 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 22/8 Rivers and Streams, part 1, 1974
BOX-FOLDER 23/1 Rivers and Streams, part 2, circa 1980
BOX-FOLDER 23/2 Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1971 and undated
Writings about Lester Horton
BOX-FOLDER 23/3 Lester Horton: Modern dance pioneer, 1977
By Larry Warren
BOX-FOLDER 23/4 Published articles, 1937, 1948, 1954-1978, 1992
BOX-FOLDER 23/5 Unpublished interview with Bella Lewitzky, 1967
Writings by Lester Horton
BOX-FOLDER 23/6 Articles and notes, 1929-1947 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 23/7 Choreographic Service notes, undated
BOX-FOLDER 23/8-9 Notebooks, undated
MAPCASE-DRAWER 3/4 Unidentified drawing, undated
BOX 23-24, 40-41, 43, 45 Photographs, circa 1935-1994
This series consists of formal portraits and snapshots of dancers and other individuals associated with the Dance Theater. Group photographs are organized under Dance Theater Company, and images from the opening night of Choreo '50 are filed together. Some folders contain photographic negatives of existing prints. Also included in this series are two photographic metal print plates, one of which features Leila Goldoni and the other Don Martin. Photographs of specific productions are organized under Individual Works within Production Files. Images of classes and children's performances are arranged under Education Files.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
BOX-FOLDER 23/10 Album, undated
BOX-FOLDER 40/8 Bishop, Leigh, circa 1954
BOX-FOLDER 23/11 Brunswick, Liz, 1956
BOX-FOLDER 40/9 Covacevicia, Nick, circa 1955
BOX-FOLDER 23/12, 40/10-11 Dance Theater Company, 1937-1953, circa 1955
BOX-FOLDER 24/1 Dance Theater, opening of Choreo '50, 1950
BOX-FOLDER 24/2 de Lavallade, Carmen, 1950, 1967
BOX-FOLDER 40/12 de Lavallade, Yvonne, circa 1954
BOX-FOLDER 24/3 Ellington, Duke, 1952
BOX-FOLDER 24/4 Eng, Frank, 1953, 1994 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 24/5 Finch, Constance, circa 1948
BOX-FOLDER 24/6 Foster, Suzanne, undated
BOX-FOLDER 40/13 Gernreich, Rudi, 1949 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 24/7 Goldoni, Leila, undated
BOX 41 Goldoni, Leila, undated
Photographic metal printing plate
BOX-FOLDER 24/8 Hanayagi, Tokuyae, undated
BOX-FOLDER 24/9 Hill, Jack, undated
BOX-FOLDER 24/10, 40/14, 45/20 Horton, Lester, circa 1935-1953
BOX-FOLDER 24/11 Johnson, Janice, undated
BOX-FOLDER 24/12 Johnson, Suzanne, 1954
BOX-FOLDER 40/15 Kadden, Diane, circa 1954
BOX-FOLDER 24/13 Katz, Gita, circa 1954
BOX-FOLDER 24/14 Kawasumi, Nana, circa 1955
BOX-FOLDER 24/15 Koerner, Martha, circa 1954
BOX-FOLDER 24/16 Lewitzky, Bella, 1937-1950
BOX-FOLDER 24/17 Limiou, Jeanna, circa 1955
BOX-FOLDER 24/18 Maldonado, Larry, 1954-1955
BOX 41 Martin, Don, undated
Photographic metal printing plate
BOX-FOLDER 24/19 Maracci, Carmelita, undated
BOX-FOLDER 45/21 Mitchell, James, circa 1945
BOX-FOLDER 24/20 Orans, Sandra, 1949 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 24/21 Ratcliff, Carl, undated
BOX-FOLDER 24/22 Salkin, Jeri, undated
BOX-FOLDER 24/23 Silver, Lilyan, circa 1954
BOX-FOLDER 24/24 Trisler, Joyce, circa 1954
BOX-FOLDER 24/25 Truitte, James, 1954 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 43/10 Van Cleve, Kita, circa 1937
BOX-FOLDER 24/26 Unidentified individuals, undated
BOX-FOLDER 24/27 Unidentified miscellaneous, undated
BOX 24-33, 44, 46 Music, 1918-1959
Contains music composed for or collected by Horton and the Dance Theater company. Composers with significant representation in this series include Judith Hamilton, Lou Harrison, Pérez Prado, Gertrude Rivers Robinson, Milton Rosen, and Heitor Villa-Lobos. Several folders consist of percussion orchestrations for an unidentified version of Horton's Salome. This series also contains a manuscript score for Alvin Ailey's According to St. Francis by Gershon Kingsley.
Arranged alphabetically by composer and title therein.
Abel, Simon
BOX-FOLDER 26/1 Lysistrata, undated
Manuscript sketches
Adams, Robert M.
BOX-FOLDER 26/2 A Lost Soul in Outer Space, op. 7, no. 1, 1946
Printed score for piano
Albeniz, Isaac
BOX-FOLDER 26/3 Seguidilla, 1-2, undated
Copyist scores for piano
Antheil, George
BOX-FOLDER 26/4 Suite for the Piano, 1942
Printed score for piano
Arlen, Harold and Ted Koehler
BOX-FOLDER 24/28 Get Happy - Fox Trot, 1930
Printed parts
Barnet, Charlie
BOX-FOLDER 26/5 Redskin Rumba, 1945
Printed conductor score and parts
Basie, Count
BOX-FOLDER 26/6 Jumpin' at the Woodside, 1938
Printed violin 1 part
Benjamin, Bennie and George Weiss
BOX-FOLDER 24/29 I'll Never Be Free, 1950
Printed parts
Brown, Nacio Herb
BOX-FOLDER 24/30 Temptation, 1946
Lyrics by Arthur Freed; arranged by Marke Winsten
Printed parts
Cano, Eddie
BOX-FOLDER 26/7 Ican, 1954
Printed score for piano
Clar, Arden
BOX-FOLDER 24/31 Similau, 1948
English lyrics by Harry Coleman; Spanish lyrics by Leopoldo Gonzalez; arranged by Sy Oliver
Printed parts
Cooper, Bob
BOX-FOLDER 44/1 Salome, undated
Maunscript full score
BOX-FOLDER 26/8 Salome, undated
Copyist parts
Covington, Audrée
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