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Research materials on Martha Graham, 1928-2023

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Photographs and Artwork, 1920s-1999 (continued)
Graham, Martha, with Gregory Peck, undated (continued)
Photographer: Ron Protas
Note: Backstage conversation at Ambassador College, California
BOX-FOLDER 8/2 Graham, Martha, with conductor Stanley Sussman and [?], undated
Photographer: unknown
BOX-FOLDER 4/14-15 Graham, Martha, with unidentified people, undated
Two black-and-white prints
Photographers: Martha Swope and unknown
BOX-FOLDER 4/16 Herodiade, circa 1944
Six black-and-white prints
Photographers: Arnold Eagle, Cris Alexander
Dancers: Martha Graham; May O'Donnell
BOX-FOLDER 4/18-19 Night Journey, 1950s
Two black-and-white prints
Photographers: Martha Swope and unknown
Dancers: Martha Graham; Bertram Ross; company members
BOX-FOLDER 4/20 Noguchi sets, undated
Four black-and-white prints, poor condition
Includes: Acrobats of God; Alcestis; Theatre for a Voyage
Note: Damaged before obtained by Library of Congress
BOX-FOLDER 4/21 Royal Ballet party, undated
One black-and-white snapshot with hand-written note on verso
Photographer: Arnold Eagle
Subjects: Martha Graham; Rudolph Nureyev; Margot Fonteyn; unidentified
BOX-FOLDER 4/22 Sanasardo, Paul, with Manuel Alum and Joan Lombardi, circa 1970s
One black-and-white composite print
Photographer: Irving Lowens
BOX-FOLDER 8/3-4, 9/2 Song of Songs, 1985
Three black-and-white prints
Photographer: Emanuela Sforza
Dancers: Thea Nerissa Barnes; Miguel Moore
BOX-FOLDER 4/23 Temptations of the Moon, 1986 circa
One black-and-white print
Photographer: Nan Melville
Note: Thea Nerissa Barnes as Crescent Moon; other dancers unidentified
BOX-FOLDER 4/16 Symposium on Martha Graham at University of Michigan, 1994
One color print
Note: Symposium titled "Story of a Genius"
Speaker: Vicky J. Risner, Music Division, Library of Congress
BOX-FOLDER 4/25 Tour, Copenhagen, 1979
Two black-and-white prints; contact sheet
Photographer: John R. Johnsen
Dancers: Martha Graham, the company
Location: Tivoli, opening night
BOX-FOLDER 4/26 Unidentified dances and dancers, undated
Five black-and-white prints
Photographers: Martha Swope and unknown
BOX 7 Correspondence, 1941-1991
This series includes letters by or about Martha Graham, the Martha Graham Dance Company, or the Martha Graham Dance Studio. Correspondents include journalists and critics, philanthropists, and creative collaborators as well as artists separate from dance. Of great interest are the letters written by Martha Graham to set and lighting designer Arch Lauterer (1904-1957) that include substantive remarks by Graham on her choreographic projects.
Arranged alphabetically.
BOX-FOLDER 7/6-7 Barton, Craig, 1952, circa 1966
Three photocopied letters; typed 2-page letter with postscript, signature, and envelope
Includes: Letter to Martha Graham and three letters to Benjamin Garber, then friend of Martha Graham and board member
BOX-FOLDER 7/8 Baryshinikov, Mikhail, 1989?-1991
Two typed letters
Includes: Letters from Martha Graham
BOX-FOLDER 7/9 Bernstein, Leonard, 1988
Two typed letters
Note: From Martha Graham
BOX-FOLDER 7/10 Blume, Mary, [1962]
Photocopy of typed letter
Note: To Ben Garber, on reception of Graham company performance in London
BOX-FOLDER 7/11 Fan mail, 1952, 1988-1990
Four letters, one envelope, calling card with note
Note: Expressions of appreciation
BOX-FOLDER 7/12 Hasden, Wesley M. [Chattanooga Times], 1973
Two typed letters
Note: Response of George Cree, Graham company manager, to inquiry on Jewish presence in modern dance and in the Graham dance company
BOX-FOLDER 7/13 Kaiser, Alyce Chester [Mrs. Henry J.], 1976
Typed letter
BOX-FOLDER 7/14 Lauterer, Arch, 1941-1943
Nine letters from Martha Graham
Note: Substantive references to American Document, Cave of the Heart, Dark Meadow, Letter to the World, El Penitente, Punch and the Judy, along with personal information
BOX-FOLDER 7/15 Life (magazine), 1990
One typed letter; 3 pages
Note: Unsigned response to journalist from Martha Graham on meaning of her early dances
BOX-FOLDER 7/16 Macy, Gertrude, 1951-1954
Five carbon copies of typed letters
Note: Production and rent support of philanthropist Macy, including for filming Letter to the World and fees for composers
BOX-FOLDER 7/17 Powell, Paige, 1990s?
Letter and budget
Note: Legacy planning
BOX-FOLDER 7/18 Robbins, Jerome, 1990
One typed letter
Note: On performing one of Robbins's ballets
BOX-FOLDER 7/19 Sergeant, Georgia, 1976
One typed letter
Note: Hotel reservation at Tucson, Arizona, lodge
BOX 7, 9-10 MAPCASE-FOLDER 3 Subject Files, 1934-1998
Items in this series encompass information and artifacts across a broad swath of categories, including awards, events, projects, or production components.
Arranged alphabetically.
BOX-FOLDER 7/20 Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, 1958
BOX-FOLDER 7/21 List of awards, 1990s
Fax with annotations
BOX-FOLDER 9/3 Municipality of Jerusalem, 1993
Note: Grove of trees planted in memory of Martha Graham
BOX-FOLDER 7/22 Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize, late 1980s?
One document in draft; 2 pages
MAPCASE-FOLDER 3 Presidential Citation from Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1959
MAPCASE-FOLDER 3 Presidential Citation from Ronald Reagan, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 10 Province of Salamanca, Spain, 1992
BOX-FOLDER 9/4 MAPCASE-FOLDER 4 Commission: But Not for Me, 1998
Choreography by Susan Stroman; music by George and Ira Gershwin; arrangement by Glen Kelly; costumes by William Ivey Long
Alternate title: Gershwin Graham - But Not for Me
Photocopy of choreographic notes; score excerpts with annotations; costume designs
Note: Commissioned by the Ira and Lenore Gershwin Trust for the Library of Congress
BOX-FOLDER 7/23 Federal Theatre Project, 1990
Note: Inquiry from George Mason University regarding permission to release Graham's 1937 interview recorded during the Federal Theatre Project
BOX-FOLDER 7/24 Dance in America, 1976
Memorandum; letter; contract and rider
BOX-FOLDER 7/25 Errand into the Maze, 1980-1988
20 documents: proposal, letters, contracts and agreements, budgets
BOX-FOLDER 7/26 Miscellaneous projects, 1951, 1970, 1976, and undated
see also Correspondence: Macy, Gertrude
Four documents
Includes: Adams Productions, Ariel Film, British Broadcasting Company [BBC], Titan Films
BOX-FOLDER 7/27 New York Public Library, 1975
Letter; memorandum; film schedule
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