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BOX 2-3, 5-6 Publications, 1859-1991
The Publications series, which encompasses books, clippings, articles, and promotional materials that date between 1859 and 1991, is organized by the four formats.

Among the books are volumes published by Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis, dance manuals, biographies and histories, exhibition catalogs, and conference proceedings. Many of these works contain exquisite reproductions of visual materials related to dance. Two items, including a rare tour guide to India, contain bookplates indicating that they were owned by Denishawn. Five of the books are housed with the Kellinger Dance Collection. The remaining 20 items have been relocated to the reference shelves of the Music Division’s Performing Arts Reading Room (PARR) or can be requested at the PARR circulation desk.

The articles include several essays written by distinguished modern dancers and cultural commentators. The newspaper clippings include items about Martha Graham, Ruth St. Denis, and the Stuttgart Ballet. Promotional materials consist of brochures of booking agents, as well as flyers and cards used to advertise performances, workshops, and other dance events. These items focus primarily on Martha Graham, Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, and their dance companies.
Arranged by format and alphabetically therein by author or subject, as appropriate.
BOX 6 Books, 1859?-1979
BOX 6 Dickson, Edward R., ed. and comp. Poems of the Dance: An Anthology (1500 B.C. - 1920 A.D.), 1921
Illustrated edition
BOX 6 Joiner, Betty. Costumes for the Dance, 1937
BOX 6 Madura, A Tourist's Guide, 1913
Note: Bookplate reads "Ex libris Denishawn"
BOX 6 Miller, Marion Mills. The Return of Odysseus, 1917
Autographed by Marion Mills Miller to Ruth St. Denis
Note: Bookplate reads "Ex libris Denishawn"
BOX 6 Schlundt, Christena L. Tamiris: A Chronicle of Her Dance Career, 1927-1955, 1972
BOX 2, 5 Articles, 1909-1930
BOX-FOLDER 2/15 Graham, Martha, "Seeking an American Art of the Dance," 1930
Annotated photocopy, 4 pages
Note: Published in Revolt in the Arts by Oliver M. Sayler
BOX-FOLDER 5/14 Martin, Jean, "La Résurrection des danses et des drames antiques à Athènes," 1929
Illustrated essay on the revived Greek dance with photographs by the author
Note: Published in L'Illustration, Journal Universel, 7 September 1929
BOX-FOLDER 2/16 Mendès, Jane Catulle, “Statues mouvantes, fleurs animées," 1909
Article from Je Sait Tout - Noël annual magazine, 8 pages
Note: Essay and illustrations of early twentieth-century choreographies inspired by Greek, Egyptian, and Asian antiquities, including the orientalist dance of Ruth St. Denis
BOX-FOLDER 2/17 Shawn, Ted, "The Melting Pot of the Dance," 1924
Complete May 1924 issue of Dance Lover's Magazine
Note: Ruth St. Denis is featured as the cover illustration
Note: Includes Arthur Murray's article "The Ritz Waltz: How to Do It"
BOX-FOLDER 2/18 Tanzgemeinschaft: Vierteljahrschrift für Tänzerische Kultur [Dance Community, a Quarterly for Dance Culture], 1930
Two issues: volume 2, numbers 1 and 3
Note: Includes essays and features in German, as well as article by Mary Wigman
BOX 2-3 Newspaper clippings, 1953-1973
BOX-FOLDER 2/19 Graham, Martha, 1953-1984, undated
Eight clippings
BOX-FOLDER 2/20 St. Denis, Ruth, 1961
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Stuttgart Ballet, 1973
BOX 2-3 Promotional material, 1931-1990
BOX 2/21, 3/5 Graham, Martha, 1973-1982
Three flyers and advertisement
BOX 2/22 Shawn, Ted, 1931-1936
Flyer and agent's promotional brochure
BOX 2/23 St. Denis, Ruth, 1945-1949, undated
Three illustrated promotional brochures
BOX-FOLDER 2/24 Miscellany, 1991, and undated
Three promotional postcards for book on Hanya Holm and Mary Wigman and exhibit on Josephine Baker

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