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BOX 1-4 FBI Files, 1921-2011
Reproductions of approximately 1,850 items, many bound in comb bindings
Photocopies of FBI files on artists, other individuals, and groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, obtained by historians Victoria Phillips and Eric Foner through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Some files have been annotated by Phillips. Government responses to Phillips's requests were sent between 2007 and 2011. Requests by scholar Eric Foner were made between 2000 and 2003. Information accumulated in the FBI files span the years 1921 to 1985.
Arranged alphabetically by last name of person or first word of organization name.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Blitzstein, Marc, 1940-1964, 2010
BOX-FOLDER 1/2-3 Copland, Aaron, 1950-1975, 2009-2010
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Dudley, Jane, 1944-1968, 2007
BOX-FOLDER 1/5, 2/1 Dulles, John Foster, 1944-1963
Approximately 300 documents in 2 comb bindings
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 Dunham, Katherine, 1944-1967, 2010
BOX-FOLDER 2/3, 3/1 Graham, Martha, 1984-1985, 2007-2009
2 reports, redacted differently
Includes annotations and cross-references of FOIA redactions
BOX-FOLDER 3/2 Kirstein, Lincoln, 1954-1955, 1965, 1976, 2009
Includes Phillips's requests to FBI, CIA, and NARA
BOX-FOLDER 3/3-4 Ku Klux Klan, 1921-1928
Pamphlets, hand-written letters, reports
BOX-FOLDER 3/5 Limón, José, 1954-1955, 2010
BOX-FOLDER 3/6 Maslow, Sophie, 1954-1955, 2007
BOX-FOLDER 3/7 Nagrin, Daniel, 2011
1 letter; no FBI report
BOX-FOLDER 3/8 North, Alex, 1943-1961, 2011
Annotated
BOX-FOLDER 3/9 Ocko, Edna, 1953-1955, 2008
BOX-FOLDER 4/1 Primus, Pearl, 1944-1956, 2007
Annotations
BOX-FOLDER 4/2 Segal, Edith, 1949-1963, 2008
One annotation
BOX-FOLDER 4/3 Sokolow, Anna, 1955-1978, 2001-2003
BOX-FOLDER 4/4 Tamiris, Helen, 1922, 1936-1964, 2001
BOX 16 U.S. House of Representatives Special Committee Hearings, 1930-1962
Reproductions of hearings conducted by the U.S. House of Representatives on communist propaganda, communist activities, and other organizations, individuals, and events considered un-American at the time.
Arranged by date.
BOX-FOLDER 16/1 1930 November 13-18
Special Committee to investigate communist activities in the United States
BOX-FOLDER 16/2 1930, 1962, and undated
3 documents in comb binding
Includes June 1930 hearings of House Special Committee, a cumulative index to publications of the Committee on Un-American Activities 1938-1954, and 2 pages of research notes
BOX-FOLDER 16/3-4 1938
Excerpts from hearings of the Special Committee on Un-American Activities
BOX-FOLDER 16/5 1939 September
Special Committee on Un-American Activities
BOX-FOLDER 16/6 1953 May 5
Includes testimony of Jerome Robbins before the Committee on Un-American Activities
BOX 11-15 Martha Graham Dance Company, 1942-1959
Reproductions of approximately 1,400 items assembled in comb bindings
Archival correspondence, receipts and financial reports, contracts, program planning, theatre specs, and other materials related to performances of the Graham company, especially tours abroad. Collection donor had these research materials bound into comb bindings. Highlights of this series include the 1946 tour promoted by Sol Hurok, the 1946 summer dance program hosted at Connecticut College, and the U.S. State Department-sponsored tours to Asia in the 1950s.
The bound research volumes, which often span a number of years and tour locations, are organized in an approximate chronology.
BOX-FOLDER 11/1 Austin Wilder artist management, 1942-1945
Correspondence with Austin Wilder Artist Management, financial reports and receipts, contracts
BOX-FOLDER 11/2 Financials and company records, 1942-1949
Contracts, receipts, and financial reports related to several performances from 1942 to 1949
BOX-FOLDER 11/3 Hurok tour records, 1942-1946
Includes Hurok tour of 1946, some press and other items related to 1944 Appalachian Spring production
BOX-FOLDER 11/4 Connecticut College summer program, 1948
Includes brochure, correspondence, financials
BOX-FOLDER 11/5 Tour records, 1948-1949
For 1949 touring
BOX-FOLDER 11/6 Tour records, 1946-1949
Chiefly documents related to Fall 1949 tour, with several documents on earlier appearances
BOX-FOLDER 12/1 Tour records, 1947-1950
Includes records of 1947 Hurok tour and 1948 performances, as well as correspondence, shipping crates, music planning, and financial records of 1950 European tour
BOX-FOLDER 12/2 Financial records, 1948-1949
Chiefly contracts, daily reports, and receipts related to 1949 performances
BOX-FOLDER 12/3 Tour records, 1949
Includes correspondence with Austin Wilder Artist Management, financial reports and receipts, contracts
BOX-FOLDER 12/4-6 European Tour records, 1950
Includes correspondence related to 1950 European tour, as well as receipts, programs, insurance policies, budgets
BOX-FOLDER 13/1-2 Financial and tour records, 1942-1955, and undated
Financial records of the 1940s, bound with 1955 tour correspondence and arrangements for several Asian cities
BOX-FOLDER 13/3 Tour records, 1955-1957, and undated
Primarily 1955-1957 correspondence, budgets, etc. related to arrangements for tours to Rangoon, Burma
BOX-FOLDER 13/4 Tour records, 1955-1957, and undated
Primarily 1955-1957 correspondence, budgets, etc. related to arrangements for tours to Kuala Lurpur, Malaysia, along with some documents for tours to Madras, India, and Seoul, Korea
BOX-FOLDER 13/5 Tour records, 1955-1956, and undated
Primarily 1955-1956 correspondence, budgets, etc. related to arrangements for tours to Calcutta, India
BOX-FOLDER 14/1 Tour records, 1955-1956, and undated
Primarily 1955-1956 correspondence, budgets, etc. related to arrangements for tours to Singapore and Calcutta, India
BOX-FOLDER 14/2 Tour records, 1955-1957, and undated
Primarily 1955-1957 correspondence, budgets, etc. related to arrangements for tour to Jakarta, Indonesia
BOX-FOLDER 14/3-4 Tour records, 1955-1957, and undated
Primarily 1955-1957 correspondence, budgets, etc. related to arrangements for tour to Israel
BOX-FOLDER 14/5, 15/1 Tour records, 1955-1956
Primarily 1955-1956 correspondence, budgets, etc. related to arrangements for tour to Tokyo, Japan
BOX-FOLDER 15/2-3 Tour records, 1955-1957, and undated
Primarily 1955-1957 correspondence, budgets, etc. related to arrangements for tour to Tehran and Abadan, Iran
BOX-FOLDER 15/4 Tour records, 1955-1957, and undated
Primarily 1955-1956 correspondence, budgets, etc. related to arrangements for tour to Manilla and similar materials 1955-1957 for tour to India
BOX-FOLDER 15/5 Tour records, 1955-1957, and undated
Primarily 1955-1957 correspondence and budgets related to arrangements for tour to Sri Lanka (then Ceylon), and some similar materials for tour to India
BOX-FOLDER 15/6 Tour records, 1955-1959, and undated
Primarily 1955-1956 correspondence and budgets related to arrangements for tour to India; several items dated 1959 related to planned programming in Bangkok
BOX 17 New Dance Group, 1930s-1998
Materials copied from the New Dance Group (NDG) archives before the NDG collection was donated to the Library of Congress in 2009, soon after NDG ceased operation. Some of these items were not among the papers transferred to the Library of Congress.
Arranged by subject.
BOX-FOLDER 17/1 NDG Soviet Photographs, circa 1930s
36 reproductions in comb binding
Notation as being from Book #1 NDG Archive
BOX-FOLDER 17/2-4 NDG Business Documents, 1936-1955
Approximately 157 reproductions in 3 comb bindings
Correspondence, meetings minutes and notes, budgets, press release, reports
Several annotations
BOX-FOLDER 17/5-6 NDG Clippings, 1939-1998
Approximately 106 items in 2 comb bindings
Reproductions of scrapbook pages: primarily newspapers clippings, but also photos, bios, press releases, and recital programs
BOX-FOLDER 17/7 NDG Works Chronology, undated
5 p.
Covers years from 1934 to 1965
BOX 18-19 Oral Histories, 1952-2009
Primarily transcripts of interviews conducted by Victoria Phillips during the course of research, along with a copy of the signed release form of the subject. Includes also a few excerpts of interviews conducted by others, in which case name of the interviewer is noted.
Arranged alphabetically by last name of subject.
BOX-FOLDER 18/42 Anthony, Mary, 2006
52 p.
BOX-FOLDER 18/43 Gifford, Joseph, 2005
52 p.
BOX-FOLDER 18/44 Graham, Martha, 1952
5 p.
Conducted by Francis Mason
BOX-FOLDER 18/45 Hinkson, Mary, and Bertram Ross, 2000
2 transcripts in a comb binding
Conducted by Janet Eilber

One interview is of Mary Hinkson only; the other of both Hinkson and Betram Ross; both were part of the Library of Congress Legacy of Martha Graham initiative of 2000
BOX-FOLDER 18/46 Manings, Muriel, 2007
55 p.
BOX-FOLDER 19/1 Merz, Martha, 2009
2 copies
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