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Grace McCrea papers relating to Denishawn, 1913-1969

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BOX 3-6 Printed Matter, 1915-1969
This series encompasses books and pamphlets, clippings and articles, and promotional materials related to Denishawn performances and classes. A small number of postcards printed with photos also are found here. Most of these items feature Denishawn artists or mention Denishawn dancers by name, and Ruth St. Denis figures most prominently among these. Clippings and articles that have no discernible date are organized by magazine title, and where there is no identification, these are in folders marked as unidentified. Of note are the four-issue set of Volume 1 of Denishawn Magazine, a quarterly publication with essays by St. Denis and Shawn that ceased publication at the end of its first year, and a copy of Ted Shawn's two-volume, limited-edition art book on Ruth St. Denis.
Arranged in four subseries: Books and Pamphlets; Clippings and Articles; Promotional Matter; and Postcards. Items are arranged by date, with the exception of clippings, where the publications are arranged alphabetically by title and therein arranged by date.
BOX 3-5 Books and Pamphlets, 1916-1962
BOX-FOLDER 3/30 Denishawn: The Ruth St. Denis School of Dancing and Its Related Arts, 1916
1 booklet [17 p.]
Second season of Denishawn school
BOX-FOLDER 3/31 Denishawn: The Ruth St. Denis School of Dancing and Its Related Arts, 1917
1 booklet [20 p.]
Third season of Denishawn school
BOX-FOLDER 5 Ruth St. Denis: Pioneer & Prophet, by Ted Shawn, 1920
see also Book promotions
2 volumes
By request
BOX-FOLDER 3/32-35 Denishawn Magazine, 1924-1925
4 issues
Volume 1, numbers 1-4 (full set)
BOX-FOLDER 4/32 How Beautiful upon the Mountain: A History of Jacob's Pillow, by Ted Shawn, 1948 reprint
1 copy
BOX-FOLDER 3/36 Poems, by Ruth St. Denis, [1950s]
1 copy
BOX-FOLDER 3/37 The Professional Appearances of Ruth St Denis & Ted Shawn: A Chronology and an Index of Dances 1906-1932, by Christena L. Schlundt, 1962
1 book
Inscribed on front flyleaf: Beth McCrea Troster-Manilla April 3, 1963
Annotations in margins on McCrea appearances
BOX 3-4 Clippings and Articles, 1915-1968
BOX-FOLDER 3/1 Daily News (New York), 1957
BOX-FOLDER 3/2-3 Dance Lovers Magazine, 1924
Includes reprint of article titled "The Story of Denishawn"
BOX-FOLDER 4/9-12 Harper's Bazaar, 1916-1925
Includes article on South America and clippings of illustrations of Erté clothing designs
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Herald Tribune, 1957
BOX-FOLDER 3/5 Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, early 1950s
BOX-FOLDER 3/6 Physical Culture Journal, 1920
Article on techniques of statue-posing
BOX-FOLDER 4/13 Play Journal, 1918
BOX-FOLDER 4/14 Shadowlands, circa 1919-1923?
BOX-FOLDER 4/15 The Tatler, 1917
BOX-FOLDER 4/16-18 Vanity Fair, 1916-1919
BOX-FOLDER 3/7 Vanity Fair, 1918
Published photo of Denishawn troupe in California production of The Light of Asia, based on Edwin Arnold's poetic drama
BOX-FOLDER 4/19-21 Vogue, 1916-1919, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/8-9, 4/22-23 Unidentified clippings, circa 1915-1919, 1950
BOX-FOLDER 3/10 Unidentified newspaper obituary, [1968]
BOX-FOLDER 3/11-12 Unidentified magazine photographs (individuals), undated
Ruth St. Denis, Grace McCrea, other dancers
BOX-FOLDER 3/13 Unidentified magazine photographs (groups), circa 1916-1920s
BOX-FOLDER 3/14 Unidentified miscellaneous clippings, undated
Unrelated to Denishawn or dance
BOX 3-6 Promotional Material, 1916-1969
BOX-FOLDER 4/24 Maud Allan advertisement, 1916
1 flyer
For performance at Grays Armory, Cleveland
BOX-FOLDER 3/15 St. Denis flyer, [1916]
1 flyer
Advertising 4th transcontinental tour
BOX-FOLDER 3/16, 4/25 Denishawn school flyers, [1917]
3 flyers
Annotation identifying Grace McCrae image on one flyer
BOX-FOLDER 4/26 Denishawn company brochure, circa 1917
1 brochure
Compiles and reprints photos and essays on Denishawn, its founders, and dancers
BOX-FOLDER 6/2 Desiree Lubowska brochure, 1917
1 brochure
BOX-FOLDER 4/27 Denishawn and Red Cross flyer, circa 1917
1 flyer
Promotes Denishawn benefits for Red Cross
BOX-FOLDER 3/17 Julnar of the Sea card, circa 1919
1 mailing card
Used by Grace McCrea for birthday note to sister Betty; stage illustration annotated to identify Betty Horst and Grace
BOX-FOLDER 5/1 Book promotions, 1920
1 booklet; 1 flyer
Promotes Shawn's art book on Ruth St.Denis
BOX-FOLDER 3/18 Ted Shawn and Denishawn brochure, 1921-1922?
1 brochure
Photos clipped from Shawn's 1921-1922 season brochure?
BOX-FOLDER 3/19 Ruth St. Denis and Denishawn brochure, circa 1922-1923
1 brochure
BOX-FOLDER 6/3 Ruth St. Denis and Denishawn brochure, 1923
1 brochure
Promotes Town Hall concert
BOX-FOLDER 3/20 Music visualization concert flyer, 1923
1 brochure
BOX-FOLDER 4/28 Creative Dance Magazine brochure, circa 1925
1 brochure and set of reference copies
Promoting magazine that replaced Denishawn Magazine
BOX-FOLDER 6/4 Poster, Empire Theatre, Kandy, 1925
1 item
Asia tour
BOX-FOLDER 6/4 Advertisement, North China Star, 1925
1 item
Asia tour
BOX-FOLDER 6/6 Press clippings compiled, 1925
4 p.
Asia tour
BOX-FOLDER 3/21, 6/8 Denishawn bulletins on Asia tour, [1926]
2 item
Reporting on activities and performances
BOX-FOLDER 3/22 Denishawn advertisement, 1926-1927?
1 flyer
For Chicago performance in 1927
BOX-FOLDER 3/23 Jacob's Pillow gala event, [1945]
1 flyer
BOX-FOLDER 4/29 Ted Shawn brochure, circa 1947-1948
1 brochure
BOX-FOLDER 4/30 Ruth St. Denis brochure, 1949
2 brochures
Compilations of different materials (reviews, photos); covers use different photographs of St. Denis
BOX-FOLDER 3/24 Ted Shawn flyer, 1949
1 booking flyer
BOX-FOLDER 3/25 Advertisement, 1950?
1 flyer
Advertisement for reprint of Ted Shawn's Dance We Must
BOX-FOLDER 4/31 Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival tour brochure, [1952]
1 brochure
First year for Pillow Festival to tour
BOX-FOLDER 3/26 Jacob's Pillow press release, 1969
1 typed page
BOX-FOLDER 3/27 Denishawn address label, undated
1 label
Addressed to Betty Ross at McCrea family's Brooklyn address
BOX 3 Postcards, undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/28 Souvenir postcards, undated
11 postcards, 1 photo
Landmarks and scenes of Asia
BOX-FOLDER 3/29 Theatrical postcards, undated
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