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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
BOX-FOLDER 7/28 Jose Limon Company, 1976
Letter; 2 pages
BOX-FOLDER 7/30-31 Performance, 1989-1992
60 documents
Note: From assorted dance companies and colleges worldwide
BOX-FOLDER 7/29 Teaching and technique, 1988
Two documents
BOX-FOLDER 8/9 Lighting design, 1944-1945
Cue sheets; 6 pages
Note: Cues for Appalachian Spring, Herodiade, and Imagined Wing
BOX-FOLDER 8/11 Celebration, 1934
By Louis Horst
Ozalid of score; 2 pages
BOX-FOLDER 8/12 El Penitente, 1960
By Louis Horst
Printed score for piano with annotations
BOX-FOLDER 8/10 Seven Preludes, 1949
By Taijiro Goh
Printed score
Note: Inscribed from Goh to Martha Graham, 1967
Includes: Two pages of photographs of modern dance with captions in Japanese
BOX-FOLDER 7/32 Production forms, undated
Carbon copies
Note: In German
BOX-FOLDER 7/33 Teaching engagements, 1945-1951 and 1967
11 letters, one envelope
Includes: Bennington College; The Juilliard School; New York University; Sarah Lawrence College
BOX-FOLDER 7/34 Touring, 1954 and 1992
15 letters; production specifications; program; run times; theater auditorium diagram; theater specs
BOX-FOLDER 7/35 United States Information Agency (USIA), 1954
One letter and envelope
Note: Distribution by USIA of Martha Graham's statement "The Dance Holds an Ageless Magic"
BOX 4-5, 8-9 Publications, 1947-2023
This series includes books and booklets, articles in magazines, and clippings. Most of these publications are scholarly research or critical writing on Martha Graham's life, work, and influence or are documentation of symposia or events in which the Graham legacy constitutes an important part.
Books and articles are arranged alphabetically. Clippings are arranged chronologically.
Books and Booklets
BOX-FOLDER 4/33 Baldwin, Neil. "Ninety Years Ago Tonight," 2016
Souvenir booklet
Note: Limited edition published for 90th-anniversary season gala of the Martha Graham Dance Company
BOX-FOLDER 4/27 Boosey & Hawkes. "America at 250: Programming Guide for Presenters and Musicians," 2023
Booklet; 46 pages
BOX-FOLDER 4/28 Noguchi, Isamu. The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, 1987
BOX-FOLDER 4/29 Noguchi, Isamu. "The Sculpture of Spaces," 1980
Booklet; 35 pages
Note: Exhibition featuring Noguchi at Whitney Museum of American Art
BOX-FOLDER 4/30 Noguchi, Isamu. "What Is Sculpture?," 1986
Booklet in Italian and English; 47 pages
Note: On exhibition at the 1986 Venice Biennale
BOX-FOLDER 4/31 Shirley, Wayne D. "Ballet for Martha" and "Ballets for Martha," 1997
Note: Library of Congress reprint of two articles from Performing Arts Annual 1987 and 1989
BOX-FOLDER 4/32 Wigman, Mary. Die Sprache des Tanzes, 1963
Note: Inscribed from Arthur Todd to Martha Graham
Laid in: Note from expressionist choreographer Mary Wigman to Martha Graham
BOX-FOLDER 5/1 Acocella, Joan. "The Flame: The Battle over Martha Graham's Dances," New Yorker, 2001 February 19-26
Two photocopies
BOX-FOLDER 5/2 Anderson, Jack. "A Heady Season, Martha Graham Dance Company," Dance Magazine, 1973 July
Illustrated article
BOX-FOLDER 5/3 Barnes, Clive. "Martha in Europe," Dance and Dancers, 1963 January
One issue
BOX-FOLDER 5/4 Barnes, Clive, et al. "Review of Martha Graham's Circe," Dance and Dancers, 1963 November
BOX-FOLDER 5/5 Campbell, Mary. "Martha Graham: An American Original," Dance Magazine, 1999 March
BOX-FOLDER 5/6 Cohen, Selma Jeanne. "The Achievement of Martha Graham," Chrysalis, 1958
One issue
BOX-FOLDER 5/7 Editorials. "This Is a Month of Celebrations," Dance Observer, 1964 January
Cover and single page
BOX-FOLDER 5/36 Giordano, Kevin. "Graham Presents New York Season at the Joyce," Dance Magazine, 1999 February
Note: References Martha Graham Vision 2000 project to rebuild the Graham dance company
BOX-FOLDER 5/8 Graham, Martha. "How I Became a Dancer," Saturday Review, 1965 August 28
Essay; 1 page
BOX-FOLDER 5/9 Helpern, Alice. "Early Developments in the Martha Graham Technique, 1925-1938," American Dance, 1963
One issue
BOX-FOLDER 5/10 Hering, Doris. "Review of Martha Graham, American Dance Festival," Dance Magazine, 1962 October
BOX-FOLDER 5/11 Hering, Doris. "Review of Martha Graham Season," Dance Magazine, 1962 May
BOX-FOLDER 5/12 Hodes, Stuart. "Review of Blood Memory," Ballet Review, 1991 Fall
One issue
BOX-FOLDER 5/13 Horan, Robert. "The Recent Theater of Martha Graham," Dance Index, 1947 January
BOX-FOLDER 5/14 Jackson, George. "Review of Martha Graham at Library of Congress," Dance Magazine, 1998 August
BOX-FOLDER 8/8 Jagger, Bianca. "Martha Graham," Andy Warhol's Interview (magazine), 1991 May
BOX-FOLDER 5/15 Lee, Susan. "Carroll Russell," American Dance, 1986
One photocopy
BOX-FOLDER 5/16 Maloney, Wendi. "Let's Dance: Collections Preserve the Papers of Many Luminaries of the Art Form," Library of Congress Magazine (LCM), 2023 July/August
One issue; one photocopy
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