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BOX 1, 4 MAPCASE 4 Photographs, 1945-1997
More than 1,100 color and black-and-white photographs and slides, with the bulk dating between 1945 and 1954. Most subjects and places were identified by Miriam Cole.
Organized chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Hanya Holm summer workshop performance, 1945
Sequence of performance photographs originally stacked in order within a scrapbook; dancers include Jerome Andrews, Hanya Holm, Libby Mason, Rheba Korin, and others; Loyde Knutson, photographer.
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Hanya Holm summer workshop, 1945
Miriam Cole dancing alone and with Libby Mason; Loyde Knutson, photographer.
BOX-FOLDER 1/3-4 Wisconsin Dance Group tour, 1948
235 3x4.5 black-and-white photographs
Candid shots of company members and tourist locations; a single publicity photo from a contact sheet.
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Vassar College, 1948
John Cage alone and with Merce Cunningham and Miriam Cole.
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Vassar College, 1948
Student dance performances under Miriam Cole's direction.
BOX-FOLDER 1/7-13 Martha Graham Dance Company European tour, 1954
133 4x6 digital color prints; 177 4x6 black-and-white prints; 135 slides
Candid shots of company members and tourist locations.
BOX-FOLDER 4/7 Martha Graham Company European tour, 1954
29 scrapbook pages with 425 photographs
Most are candid shots of company members at tourist locations; some show dance demonstrations or backstage.
BOX-FOLDER 1/14 Miriam Cole with David Wood, 1954
Graham company European tour; with handwritten transmittal note signed by Wood.
BOX-FOLDER 1/15 Miriam Cole with Graham dancers, 1954
Bertram Ross, Stuart Hodes, Cameron McCosh, Mary Hinkson, Linda Hodes during European tour.
BOX-FOLDER 1/16 University of Wisconsin, 1997
70th anniversary of Dance Program: Cole with Mary Hinkson (Jackson), Sage Fuller (Cowles), Matt Turney (Teague), Don Redlich, and others; with letter from U-W faculty Claudia Melrose and Mary A. Brennan.
BOX-FOLDER 1/17 Miriam Cole dancing, undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/18 Matt Turney and Miriam Cole dancing, undated
MAPCASE-DRAWER 4/15 Helen McGehee, unidentified male, undated
2 photographs mounted on boards
Antony di Gesú, photographer.
BOX 2-3 Programs, 1923-1989
Most of the programs document Miriam Cole's performances with the Martha Graham Dance Company, her own choreography, and her artistic contributions to other companies as rehearsal director.
Organized chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 3/5-6 Souvenir programs, 1923-1924
Moscow Art Theatre; Anna Pavlova.
BOX-FOLDER 3/7 Souvenir program, 1940 circa
Original Ballet Russe.
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 1941-1948
Performances by Martha Graham Dance Company and Graham dancers Jane Dudley and Sophie Maslow.
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 1943-1948
Contains: programs from Vassar and Hanya Holm summer workshop; artist and company performances such as American Ballet Theatre [then Ballet Theatre], Merce Cunningham, Katherine Dunham, Jean Erdman, Nina Fonaroff, Harald Kreutzberg, José Limón, New Dance Group, Charles Weidman, Yuriko.
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 1950
Includes: Stage for Dancers series.
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 1951
Includes: "Modern Dance Today" lecture-demonstration of Louis Horst.
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 1952
Martha Graham Dance Company with the Juilliard Orchestra.
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 1952
Includes Paint Your Wagon.
BOX-FOLDER 2/7 1953
Martha Graham Dance Company and Graham dancers' choreography.
BOX-FOLDER 3/8-9 Souvenir program: Martha Graham Dance Company, 1953-1954
2 copies in English; 1 in French
BOX-FOLDER 2/8-9 1954
Martha Graham Dance Company European tour.
BOX-FOLDER 2/10 1956-1958
Martha Graham Dance Company; includes flyer for demonstration of exercises de style (technique sequences) slated to be filmed.
BOX-FOLDER 3/10 Souvenir program: Martha Graham Dance Company, 1958
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 1959
Bolshoi Ballet; Sweet Bird of Youth.
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 1961-1962
Martha Graham Dance Company.
BOX-FOLDER 2/13, 3/11 1963-1964
King and I at City Center and Lincoln Center, New York City
BOX-FOLDER 2/14 1967-1972, 1978
Includes: American Ballet Theatre; Humphrey-Weidman restagings; Cole choreography; New Dance Group; New York Public Library gala.
BOX-FOLDER 2/15 1979-1981
Pearl Lang and Dance Company.
BOX-FOLDER 2/16 1984-1989
Includes: Bel Canto Opera; Martha Graham Dance Company; Pearl Lang; Jack Moore memorial.
BOX-FOLDER 2/17 Undated
Young Adult Pop Series, Paterson, New Jersey.
BOX 1, 4-5 Clippings and Printed Materials, 1943-1991
Chiefly newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and other printed materials documenting performances or dance topics; most are features or reviews. Many of these were originally in Miriam Cole's scrapbooks. Three folders contain printed material about friends or family.
Arranged in two subseries by subjects: performing arts and individuals.
BOX 1, 4-5 Performing Arts, 1943-1991
BOX-FOLDER 1/19 BOX-FOLDER 5/1 1943-1949
Hanya Holm Colorado performance; articles on University of Wisconsin dance program and Wisconsin Dance Group; Vassar performance.
Performance reviews; article on dance notation.
BOX-FOLDER 1/21 1951
Cole reviews and notices.
BOX-FOLDER 1/22 1952
Cole reviews and notices.
BOX-FOLDER 1/23 1953
Graham features and reviews.
BOX-FOLDER 1/24-25 BOX-FOLDER 4/2 1954
BOX-FOLDER 5/2 Includes notices, features, reviews of Martha Graham Dance Company European tour, including April issue of British publication Dancing Times.
BOX-FOLDER 1/26 BOX-FOLDER 4/4 1955-1957
Graham features and reviews, including feature on Graham films.
BOX-FOLDER 1/27 1961-1963
BOX-FOLDER 5/3 1973-1977
Articles on Graham.
BOX-FOLDER 1/28 1984, 1991
Articles on Graham.
BOX-FOLDER 1/29 Unidentified, undated
Miscellaneous published notices and reviews.
BOX 1, 4 Individuals, 1955-1987
BOX-FOLDER 1/30 Hinkson, Mary, 1980, 1987
Items about Mary Hinkson Jackson's bakery.
BOX-FOLDER 1/31 Horst, Louis, 1955, 1963-1964, undated
Items about Louis Horst's career and awards, including bibliography of sources.
BOX-FOLDER 4/3 Keller, Helen, 1954
New York Times feature on Helen Keller with photo of her visit to Martha Graham's studio.
BOX-FOLDER 1/32 Levinsohn, Sandor, 1972
Miriam Cole's father; newspaper article with photograph.
BOX 3 Music, 1952
Scores for Miriam Cole's choreography; several include dance cues.
Arranged alphabetically by composer.
BOX-FOLDER 3/1 Anderson, Ada Reif. "Icarus and the Sun," 1952
Holograph score in pencil; 4 p.
BOX-FOLDER 3/1 Anderson, Ada Reif. Icarus and the Sun, 1952
Holograph score in ink; 8 p.
Dance and tempo notes.
BOX-FOLDER 3/2 Bartók, Béla. Bagatelles op. 8, no. 6 (numbers 8 and 13)
Published score; 5 p.
Some tempo notes added in pencil.
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 Hamvas, Lewis. The Listener, 1952
Holograph piano score and photocopy; 8 p.
For Miriam Cole's choreography of same name; pencil notes.
Autographed; titled "The Listening" on earliest version.
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Shostakovich, Dmitri. Preludes (op. 34), 1952
Manuscript piano score; 6 p.
Arrangement by M. Strauss, titled "Come into the Garden Maud."
For Miriam Cole/Jack Moore choreography Pas de Fleurs.
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