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BOX 18-22 Writings, 1946-2007
Includes biographical, scholarly, and creative writing by Katherine Dunham and others, some published, and in the case of Dunham's writings some unpublished or in various stages of revision. Texts of two commencement addresses given by Dunham are included.
Arranged in two subseries. The Writings by Katherine Dunham subseries is arranged alphabetically by title. The Writings by Others subseries is arranged alphabetically by author or editor.
Writings by Katherine Dunham
BOX-FOLDER 18/1 Dances of Haiti, 1983
2 paperback books; 3 laid-in items
One copy is a review copy with laid-in items
BOX-FOLDER 18/2 The Dead Men of St. Marc, undated
Photocopy of typed manuscript with typed abstract
Subtitle: a novel; abstract describes it as an original story
BOX-FOLDER 18/3 Island Possessed, 1994
1 paperback book
Originally published 1969; University of Chicago Press edition 1994
BOX-FOLDER 18/4 Katherine Dunham's Journey to Accompong, 1946
1 hardback book with laid-in item
Review copy insert
BOX-FOLDER 18/5-7 Love Letters from I Tatti, 1980 and undated
Photocopy of typed manuscript; 3 volumes
Annotations and notes inserted by hand on original (before photocopying)
BOX-FOLDER 19/1-5 The Minefield, 1985, undated
Photocopies of typed manuscript
BOX-FOLDER 19/6 Other Dimensions, 1990
Photocopy of hand-written manuscript
Graduation address for Haverford College, delivered by Glory Van Scott for Dunham
BOX-FOLDER 19/7 Poems, 1954-1955, undated
13 poems
BOX-FOLDER 20/1 Reflections on Survival, 1972
Photocopy of 2 manuscripts
Uncorrected draft and final version; address delivered at MacMurray College commencement on occasion of Dunham's acceptance of the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters
BOX-FOLDER 19/7 Review of The Altar of My Soul by Marta Moreno Vega, 2001
2 printouts and 1 draft
Printouts have minor editorial annotations; draft is handwritten
BOX-FOLDER 20/2 A Touch of Innocence, 1994
1 paperback book
Originally published 1959; University of Chicago Press edition 1994
BOX-FOLDER 20/3 Unidentified, undated
3 p
Hand-written drafts and notes
Writings by Others
BOX-FOLDER 21/1 Aschenbrenner, Joyce.
Katherine Dunham: Dancing a Life, 2002
1 book
BOX-FOLDER 21/2 Aschenbrenner, Joyce.
Katherine Dunham: Reflections on the Social and Political Contexts of Afro-American Dance, 1981
1 paperback book
Dance Research Annual XII, published by Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)
Includes notations and illustrations of Katherine Dunham technique contributed by Lavinia Williams
BOX-FOLDER 21/3 Beckford, Ruth.
Katherine Dunham: A Biography, 1979
1 hardback book
BOX-FOLDER 21/4 Burrows, Vinie.
"Girl of the Dancing Waters," 2002
Photocopy 1 p
Poem in tribute to Katherine Dunham on her 93rd birthday
BOX-FOLDER 20/4-5 Clark, Vèvè A. and Margaret B. Wilkerson, editors.
Kaiso! Katherine Dunham: An Anthology of Writings, 1978
2 copies
One copy is number 30 of original limited edition
Collection of articles (many of which were published earlier) by and about Katherine Dunham, the Dunham technique, the Dunham Museum, and related topics
BOX-FOLDER 20/6-7 Clark, Vèvè A. and Sara E. Johnson, editors.
Kaiso! A Collection of Writings by and about Katherine Dunham, 2005
1 proof copy
Revised edition
Includes correspondence and proof pages sent to Dunham by Sara E. Johnson, along with a laid-in article written by Johnson
BOX-FOLDER 21/5 Conyers, Claude.
Papers on Katherine Dunham, 2006-2007, undated
1 binder
Includes: "Katherine Dunham: Dance on Camera" [Dance Critics Association conference, June 2007]; "Filmography for Katherine Dunham: Dance on Camera"; and "Correcting the Record on Katherine Dunham" [October 2006]
BOX-FOLDER 21/6 Gladstone, Valerie.
"The Genius of Katherine Dunham," 2000
1 magazine
Published in American Legacy
BOX-FOLDER 21/7 Harris, M. Jean.
"Let Your Light Shine: The Life of Katherine Dunham as Emblematic Narrative," 1989
2 copies of photocopied ms.
Some hand-written annotations written before photocopying are illegible
BOX-FOLDER 22/1 O'Connor, Barbara.
Katherine Dunham: Pioneer of Black Dance, 2000
1 hardcover book
BOX-FOLDER 22/2 Perron, Wendy.
"Katherine Dunham: One-Woman Revolution," 2000
1 article
Published in Dance Magazine
BOX-FOLDER 22/3 Redmond, Eugene B.
"Katherine Dunham: 90th Birthday Interview," 1999
2 copies
Published in Drumvoices Revue
BOX-FOLDER 22/4 Redmond, Eugene B.
"'Everything is Global': An Interview,"
"Kwansabase for Katherine," 2004
2 copies
Published in Drumvoices Revue
BOX-FOLDER 22/5 Risner, Vicky J.
"Collecting a Career: The Katherine Dunham Legacy Project,"
"A Life in Dance: Dunham Created New Forms in Choreography," 2002
2 copies
Published in the Library of Congress Information Bulletin
BOX-FOLDER 22/6 Who's Who in 20th Century America, 2004, undated
Includes correspondence between Dunham and the publisher
BOX 10-12, 15, 31-32 Correspondence, 1940-2006
Informal and official letters, faxes, notes and cards, along with occasional laid-in items. Where the correspondent is not fully identified, as in fan mail or holiday cards, these missives are grouped together.
Arranged alphabetically by organization or last name, or grouped among a type of informal correspendence as in fan mail or invitations that were largely unanswered.
BOX-FOLDER 10/1 Aikens, Vanoye, 2002
3 items
Includes 1 black-and-white photo
BOX-FOLDER 10/2 Anglade, Carol, 1999
3 items
BOX-FOLDER 10/3 Aschenbrenner, Joyce, 2001-2003
21 items
BOX-FOLDER 10/4 Avalos, Ricardo, 1977
2 items
BOX-FOLDER 32/1-6 Birthday cards, 2004-2005, and undated
128 items
BOX-FOLDER 10/5 Blount, Lee, Jr., 2000-2003
3 items
BOX-FOLDER 10/6 Brisco, F. Merlyn [Florence], 1940
1 item
BOX-FOLDER 10/7 Brooks, John, 1999
2 items
BOX-FOLDER 10/8 Brown, Edward L., undated
1 item
BOX-FOLDER 10/9 Bush, George W., 2000
1 item
BOX-FOLDER 10/10 Carrier, Raymond, 2004
4 items
BOX-FOLDER 12/9 Clinton, William Jefferson [Bill], 2000-2001
2 items
BOX-FOLDER 10/11 Cochran, Johnnie, undated
2 items
BOX-FOLDER 10/12 Colastin, Phenel, 2001
2 items
BOX-FOLDER 10/13 Dance Notation Bureau, 2003
1 item
BOX-FOLDER 10/14 Davies, Sarah, 2001
2 items
BOX-FOLDER 10/15 De Laurentiis, Dino, 2002
2 items
Mambo and Botte e risposta clips for documentary
BOX-FOLDER 15/13 de Rougemont, Christiane de Rongemont, undated
1 photo
BOX-FOLDER 10/16 Demby, Dorothy, 2002
4 items
BOX-FOLDER 10/17 de Mille, Agnes, 1977
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