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Research materials on Martha Graham, 1928-2023

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BOX 6-8 MAPCASE-FOLDER 2 Programs and Promotional Materials, 1936-2016
Includes performance and event programs, promotional flyers, booking brochures, and posters. Notable items in this series include an early booking brochure for Martha Graham and Dance Group, a 1954 trilingual program for the Antwerp performance of the company's first European tour, a 1955 souvenir program from Thailand, and a 1979 performance at the University of South Florida that includes Martha Graham's testimony on the National Endowment for the Arts before the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee. Programs of events celebrating Martha Graham after her death and Library of Congress programming related to Graham's legacy are also included.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 6/1 [1936]
Booking brochure
One poster
BOX-FOLDER 6/2-5 1946-1949
21 programs; three booking brochures; one flyer
BOX-FOLDER 6/6-11, 8/5 1952-1958
Nine programs; one souvenir program
Includes: Programs from first European tour
Location: Sadsschouwburg Theater, Heerlen, Netherlands
BOX-FOLDER 6/12 1965
BOX-FOLDER 6/13-15 1972-1979
Eight programs
BOX-FOLDER 6/16-21, 9/7 1982-1989
15 programs; one poster; one promotional brochure
One poster
BOX-FOLDER 6/22-27, 8/6 1992-1994
Seven programs; three promotional cards or brochures; three invitations; seven miscellaneous items
Includes: National Endowment for the Arts announcement; Graham Center press release on Martha Graham's unfinished ballet; documentation of other events after Graham's death, including University of Michigan's "Story of a Genius" programming
BOX-FOLDER 7/1 1995
Three invitations with envelopes; two promotional flyers; promotional brochure; program; fax of program note by Robert Wilson; press release; magazine
Note: Relating to premiere of Robert Wilson's Snow on the Mesa commissioned for Martha Graham Dance Company
BOX-FOLDER 7/2 1996
Programs; proposal; biography and company history; typed copy of Graham essay; copy of letter
Includes: Graham's 1953 "I am a dancer" essay; reproduction of letter from former First Lady Betty Ford to actor Gregory Peck; items about event sponsored by Phoenix Friends of Martha Graham with Peck as guest speaker
BOX-FOLDER 7/3 1998-1999
Press releases
Note: Relating to Library of Congress acquisition of Martha Graham archives and public performances of the Graham company in the Coolidge Auditorium
BOX-FOLDER 8/7 1999
Souvenir or booking publication, 27 pages
Note: Titled "Martha Graham Vision 2000: The Journey Continues;" issued as a "journal" but format resembles a booking brochure; no other issues were published
BOX-FOLDER 7/4 2002-2004
BOX-FOLDER 7/5 2016
12 postcards; six flyers and cards; three programs
Note: Relating to the Library of Congress "Martha Graham at the Library" Festival, including events on Isamu Noguchi

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