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BOX 1 Programs and Promotional Materials, 1910-2019
This series consists of programs and promotional materials that relate primarily to Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, Denishawn, and Jacob’s Pillow. Three rare programs for early performances of Ruth St. Denis are especially notable, as is one for a Denishawn performance in which Martha Graham, Charles Weidman, and Louise Brooks appeared in 1923. In addition, the items in this series document activities that took place at Jacob’s Pillow between 1952 and 2019. Among these souvenir programs, press releases, and brochures are a Silver Jubilee (25th anniversary) program from 1952, as well as a program celebrating the 50th anniversary of the wedding of St. Denis and Shawn. An autographed souvenir program of Barton Mumaw's solo dance concert is of note, as many of Shawn's dances were inspired by and created for him.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 St. Denis, 1910
Promotional flyer
Note: National Theatre, Washington, D.C.
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 St. Denis, 1911
Note: Columbia Theatre, Washington, D.C.
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 St. Denis, 1916
Advertising brochure
BOX-FOLDER 1/4-5 Denishawn, 1923
Promotional brochure; two programs
Includes: Martha Graham; Charles Weidman; Louise Brooks
BOX-FOLDER 1/6-7 Denishawn, 1924
Two promotional flyers
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Denishawn, 1925
Promotional flyer
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 Francesca Braggiotti, 1929
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 G. Schirmer book flyer, 1930
Advertisement for six illustrated instructions for dances by Shawn and St. Denis
BOX-FOLDER 1/11 Ruth St. Denis and Her Dancers, 1931
BOX-FOLDER 1/12 Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers, 1937
Souvenir program; booking brochure
BOX-FOLDER 1/13 Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers, 1938
BOX-FOLDER 1/14 Barton Mumaw, 1941
Souvenir program autographed 1947; playbill
BOX-FOLDER 1/15 Jacob's Pillow, 1952
Souvenir program; recreation center program
BOX-FOLDER 1/16 Jacob's Pillow, 1957
Silver Jubilee souvenir program
BOX-FOLDER 1/17 Jacob's Pillow, 1958
Souvenir program
BOX-FOLDER 1/18 Jacob's Pillow, 1959
Souvenir program
BOX-FOLDER 1/19 Jacob's Pillow, 1960
Souvenir program
BOX-FOLDER 1/20 Jacob's Pillow, 1961
Souvenir program
BOX-FOLDER 1/21 to 1/22 Jacob's Pillow, 1964
Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn 50th anniversary program; press releases; souvenir program from Jacob's Pillow; program for Ted Shawn special event; individual programs by week
BOX-FOLDER 1/23 Jacob's Pillow, 1968
Souvenir program
BOX-FOLDER 1/24 Jacob's Pillow, 1970
Souvenir program
BOX-FOLDER 1/25 Jacob's Pillow, 2019
BOX 1 Photographs, 1906-1970s
Photographs of Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, and Jacob's Pillow comprise this series. Some of the images are reprints of their earliest activities. Other notable items include a photograph of St. Denis in her choreographed work Rangoon in 1926, as well as one of Shawn performing in her 1952 production of Chitra. A later photograph shows Shawn with Liz Thompson, who was appointed the executive director of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in 1979.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
BOX-FOLDER 1/26 Shawn, Ted at Jacob's Pillow, 1970s
BOX-FOLDER 1/27 Shawn, Ted in Chitra, 1952
Note: Ted Shawn as Arujuna, Lalla Lezzi as Chitra; Ruth St. Denis, producer and director
BOX-FOLDER 1/28 Shawn, Ted and Ruth St. Denis photograph array, 1906-1908, 1923 and undated
Reprinted photographs, two pages
BOX-FOLDER 1/29 St. Denis, Ruth in Rangoon, 1926
BOX 1 Correspondence, 1962-1968
This series contains a small amount of correspondence between Ted Shawn and Paul McMahon.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
BOX-FOLDER 1/30 McMahon, Paul to/from Ted Shawn, 1962-1968
Laid in: Copy of the Jacob's Pillow press release on Ruth St. Denis's death
BOX 1 Publications, 1936-1984
This series includes articles, books, clippings, and other documents about modern dance that were published between 1936 and 1984. Of note is Ted Shawn’s final column in his 27-article series on modern dance in the Boston Herald.
Arranged alphabetically by organization or author's last name.
BOX-FOLDER 1/31 Jacob's Pillow, "The Campaign for Jacob's Pillow," circa 1984
BOX-FOLDER 1/32 Mumaw, Barton, "How It All Began," 1982 July
Note: Published in Dance Magazine
BOX-FOLDER 1/33 Price, Lucien, "All-Man Performance," 1936
Note: Originally published in the Atlantic Monthly
BOX-FOLDER 1/34 Shawn, Ted, How Beautiful upon the Mountain, 2nd ed., 1947
BOX-FOLDER 1/35 Shawn, Ted, "Shawn Suggests Many Books on Subject of the Dance," 1936
Note: Final column of a 27-article series on dance published in the Boston Herald
BOX 2 Miscellany, 1932-1934
This series contains three scrapbook leaves with content that dates between 1932 and 1934. These pages include programs, clippings, and published images, many of which are cut from unidentified sources. In addition to Denishawn artists, several items feature their artistic contemporaries Angna Enters and Uday Shankar.
Arranged alphabetically.
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Scrapbook pages, 1932-1934 and undated
Three scrapbook leaves

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