Guide to the American Dance Festival Records, 1937-1980

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview of the Collection

Administrative History

Scope and Content Note

Administrative Information

Restrictions

Subjects and Contributors

Arrangement

Detailed Description of the Collection


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives, Connecticut College
Creator: American Dance Festival, Connecticut College (New London, CT)
Title: American Dance Festival records
Dates: 1937-1980 (bulk 1962-1968)
Call Number: RG54
Extent: 10 cubic feet (16 boxes)
Language: In English
Abstract: Administrative records, financial documents, press, programs, and photographs documenting the School of the Dance and American Dance Festival at Connecticut College, 1937-1980.

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Administrative History

The Connecticut College School of Dance and American Dance Festival, as they came to be called in 1959, originated at Bennington College. The Bennington School of Dance and Bennington Festival began in 1934 and continued until 1942, when hardships of World War II and other academic considerations prevented Bennington from continuing its sponsorship of the program.

After the war, Martha Hill, one of the founders of the Bennington program, investigated the possibility of establishing a summer dance school and festival at Connecticut College. From 1948-1951, New York University (NYU) and Connecticut College co-sponsored the festival at the college under the name of An American Dance Festival, and the dance school under the name of the New York-Connecticut College School of the Dance. NYU School of Education faculty and administrators remained on the school of dance Administrative Board and on the Festival Executive Committee until 1951 when NYU withdrew its co-sponsorship. Connecticut College continued its sponsorship for another 26 years. Between 1948 and 1968 the Connecticut College News Office and its antecedents - the Publicity Bureau, the Publicity Office, and the Office of Press Relations - were responsible for school of dance and festival publicity.

In 1949 an was dropped from the festival title; and in 1959 the name of the dance school was changed from Connecticut College School of the Dance to Connecticut College School of Dance.

In December 1968, Connecticut College President Charles E. Shain announced the merger of the school of dance and festival under the title The Connecticut College American Dance Festival (CCADF), uniting the Festival Committee and Advisory Board and creating a new administrative structure for the festival/school of dance.

In 1975, CCADF was incorporated in New York under the name of the American Dance Festival, Inc. (ADF) and granted non-profit independent entity. Dispute over the responsibility for operating costs of the ADF soon arose between Connecticut College President Oakes Ames and ADF Director Charles Reinhart, and in 1976, Reinhart began investigating relocating the festival. In 1978, having accepted an offer from Duke University, Reinhart moved the American Dance Festival to Durham, North Carolina, where it now resides.

References

Anderson,]ack. The American Dance Festival. Durham: Duke University Press, 1987.

Cohen-Stratynew, Barbara N. Biographical Dictionary of Dance. New York: Schimer Books, 1982.

McDonagh, Don. The Complete Guide to Modem Dance. New York: Doubleday & Co., 1976.

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Scope and Content Note

Provenance for the American Dance Festival records belongs to the Connecticut College News Office and its antecedents, which were responsible until 1968 for school of the dance and festival publicity. This collection documents the activities of the dance school and festival during its mid-life (c. 1959-1968), and consists partially of college publications pertaining to the school of dance and the American Dance Festival and partly of the files of Margaret L. Thomson, Director of the News Office, 1963-1981.

The entire collection dates 1948-1977, but the bulk of the material – photos, news releases, newspaper clippings, and the correspondence of Margaret L. Thomson – dates 1962-1968. The School of Dance and ADF Bulletins of courses, festival programs, directories, and statistics span 1948-1977; these however, are not complete.

Photos include studio portraits of ADF dancers, ADF performance and rehearsal photos, and photos of dance faculty with their classes. Photographers include Robert L. Perry, Philip A. Biscuti, Fannie Helen Melcher, and Jack Mitchell.

Files on individual dancers contain information collected by the News Office pertaining to their careers.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

American Dance Festival Records. Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives, Connecticut College.

Processed By

Catherine Phinizy, 1989; Nova Seals, 2012; Rebecca Parmer, 2014

Acquisitions Information

Transferred by the Connecticut College News Office, c.1986-1989.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Subjects and Contributors

 
Names:
American Dance Festival
Graham, Martha
Limon, Jose
Park, Rosemary
Reinhart, Charles
Shain, Charles
Taylor, Paul
Organizations:
American Dance Festival
Connecticut College.
Subjects:
American Dance Festival
Dance festivals
Dance--Study and teaching
Modern dance

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Arrangement

Organized into three series:

  • Series I: Administrative Records Files and Publicity
  • Series II: Personages at the School of Dance and ADF
  • Series III: Performance Films

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection

Series I: Administrative Records

Administrative files, news clippings, course offerings, mailings, posters, and programs of the School of Dance and ADF.

Box Folder Description Date(s)
1 1 The Bennington College School of Dance 1937-1938
  2 Histories of the American Dance Festival  
  3 1947-48 The Connecticut College School of Dance / American Dance Festival; Implementation 1947-1948
  4 1948 School of Dance, Finances 1948
  5 1948 School of Dance, First Season Administrative Files 1948
  6 1948 School of Dance, Course Offerings and Programs 1948
  7 1948 American Dance Festival (ADF), Performances 1948
  8 1948 ADF Review by Prof. Daghlian 1948
  9 1949 School of Dance, Finances 1949
  10-12 1949 School of Dance, Second Season Administrative Files (3 folders) 1949
  13 1949 School of Dance, Course Offerings and Programs 1949
 

14

1949 School of Dance, News Clippings 1949
  15 1949 ADF Performances 1949
  16 1949 ADF Reviews 1949
  17 1950 School of Dance, Finances 1950
  18 1950 School of Dance, Third Season Administrative Files 1950
  19 1950 School of Dance, Course Offerings and Programs 1950
  20 1950 School of Dance, News Clippings 1950
  21 1950 ADF, Performances 1950
  22 1950 ADF, Reviews and News Clippings 1950
2 1 1951 School of Dance, Finances 1951
  2, 3 1951 School of Dance, Fourth Season Administrative Files (2 folders) 1951
  4 1951 School of Dance, Course Offerings and Programs 1951
  5 1951 School of Dance, News Clippings 1951
  6 1951 ADF, Performances 1951
  7 1951 ADF, News Clippings 1951
  8 1952 School of Dance, Finances 1952
  9 1952 School of Dance, Fifth Season Administrative Files 1952
  10 1952 School of Dance, Course Offerings 1952
  11 1952 School of Dance, News Clippings 1952
  12 1952 School of Dance, Report on Publicity 1952
  13 1952 School of Dance, Report of Ruth Bloomer to Connecticut Education Department 1952
  14 1952 ADF, Performances 1952
  15 1952 ADF, News Clippings 1952
  16 1953 School of Dance, Finances 1953
  17 1953 School of Dance, Sixth Season Administrative Files 1953
  18 1953 School of Dance, Course Offerings 1953
  19 1953 School of Dance, News Clippings 1953
  20 1953 ADF, Performances 1953
  21 1953 ADF, News Clippings 1953
  22 1954 School of Dance, Finances 1954
  23 1954 School of Dance, Seventh Season Administrative Files 1954
  24 1954 School of Dance, Course Offerings and Programs 1954
  25 1954 School of Dance, News Clippings 1954
  26 1954 ADF, Performances 1954
  27 1954 ADF, News Clippings 1954
  28 1955 School of Dance, Finances of the Eighth Season 1955
  29 1955 School of Dance, Course Offerings and Programs 1955
  30 1955 School of Dance, News Clippings 1955
  31 1955 ADF, Performances 1955
  32 1955 ADF, News Clippings 1955
  33 1956 School of Dance, Finances of the Ninth Season 1956
  34 1956 School of Dance, Course Offerings and Programs 1956
  35 1956 School of Dance, News Clippings 1956
  36 1956 ADF, Performances 1956
  37 1956 ADF, Reviews and News Clippings 1956
3 1 1957 School of Dance, Finances 1957
  2 1957 School of Dance, Tenth Season Administrative Files 1957
  3 1957 School of Dance, Course Offerings and Programs 1957
  4 1957 School of Dance, News Clippings 1957
  5 1957 ADF, Performances 1957
  6 1957 ADF, News Clippings 1957
  7 1958 School of Dance, Finances 1958
  8 1958 School of Dance, Eleventh Season Administrative Files 1958
  9 1958 School of Dance, Course Offerings 1958
  10 1958 School of Dance, News Clippings 1958
  11 1958 ADF, Performances 1958
  12 1958 ADF, News Clippings 1958
  13 1959 School of Dance, Twelfth Season Administrative Files 1959
  14 1959 School of Dance, Course Offerings and Programs 1959
  15 1959 School of Dance, News Clippings 1959
  16 1959 ADF, Performances 1959
  17 1959 ADF, Reviews and News Clippings 1959
  18 1960 School of Dance, Thirteenth Season Administrative Files 1960
  19 1960 School of Dance, Course Offerings and Performances 1960
  20 1960 ADF, Performances 1960
  21 1961 School of Dance, Finances 1961
  22 1961 School of Dance, Fourteenth Season Administrative Files 1961
  23 1961 School of Dance, Course Offerings and Programs 1961
  24 1961 School of Dance, News Clippings 1961
  25 1961 ADF, Performances 1961
  26 1961 ADF, News Clippings 1961
  27 1962 School of Dance, Finances 1962
  28 1962 School of Dance, Fifteenth Season Administrative Files 1962
  29 1962 School of Dance, Report to the President 1962
  30 1962 School of Dance, Course Offerings and Programs 1962
  31 1962 School of Dance, News Clippings 1962
  32 1962 School of Dance, News Releases 1962
  33 1962 ADF, Performances 1962
  34 1962 ADF, Correspondence with Critics and Festival Guests 1962
  35 1962 ADF, Reviews 1962
4 1 1963 School of Dance, Sixteenth Season Administrative Files 1963
  2 1963 School of Dance, Course Offerings and Programs 1963
  3 1963 School of Dance, News Clippings 1963
  4 1963 ADF, Performances 1963
  5 1963 ADF, News Clippings 1963
  6 1963 ADF, Press Party 1963
  7 1963 ADF, News Releases 1963
  8 1964 School of Dance, Seventeenth Season Administrative Files 1964
  9 1964 School of Dance, Offerings and Programs 1964
  10 1964 School of Dance, Flyers 1964
  11 1964 School of Dance, News Releases 1964
  12 1964 School of Dance, Advertising 1964
  13 1964 School of Dance, News Clippings 1964
  14 1964 ADF, Performances 1964
  15 1964 ADF, Reviews 1964
  16 1965 School of Dance, Finances 1965
  17 1965 School of Dance, Eighteenth Season Administrative Files 1965
  18 1965 School of Dance, Course Offerings and Programs 1965
  19 1965 School of Dance, Citation 1965
  20 1965 School of Dance, News Releases and News Clippings 1965
  21 1965 School of Dance, Advertising 1965
  22 1965 School of Dance, Slide Show Exhibition "By Dance Consumed" 1965
  23 1965 ADF, Performances 1965
  24 1965 ADF, Reviews 1965
5 1 1966 School of Dance, Nineteenth Season Administrative Files 1966
  2 1966 School of Dance, Course Offerings and Programs 1966
  3 1966 School of Dance, Flyer 1966
  4 1966 School of Dance, News Releases 1966
  5 1966 School of Dance, News Clippings 1966
  6 1966 School of Dance, Advertising 1966
  7 1966 School of Dance, Slide Show "Dance Consumed" 1966
  8 1966 ADF, Performances 1966
  9 1966 ADF, Reviews and News Clippings 1966
  10 1967 School of Dance, Finances (including NEH grant) 1967
  11 1967 School of Dance, Twentieth Season Administrative Files 1967
  12 1967 School of Dance, Course Offerings and Programs 1967
  13 1967 School of Dance, Dance Teachers' Workshop 1967
  14 1967 School of Dance, Bulletin 1967
  15 1967 School of Dance, Award Winning Poster 1967
  16 1967 School of Dance, Advertising 1967
  17 1967 School of Dance, News Clippings and Reviews 1967
  18 1967 School of Dance, News Releases 1967
  19 1967 ADF, Performances and Reviews 1967
  20 1968 School of Dance, Twenty-First Season Administrative Files 1968
  21 1968 School of Dance, Course Offerings and Programs 1968
  22 1968 School of Dance, Advertising and News Clippings 1968
  23 1968 School of Dance, News Releases 1968
  24 1968 ADF, Performances 1968
  25 1968 ADF, Reviews 1968
6 1 1969 School of Dance, Twenty-Second Season Administrative Files 1969
  2 1969 ADF, Performances and Reviews 1969
  3 1970 School of Dance, Finances 1970
  4 1970 School of Dance, Twenty-Third Season Administrative Files 1970
  5 1970 School of Dance, Course Offerings 1970
  6 1970 ADF, Performances and Facts about ADF 1970
  7 1970 ADF, Olive Johns 1970
  8 1971 School of Dance, Finances 1971
  9 1971 School of Dance, Twenty-Fourth Season Administrative Files 1971
  10 1971 School of Dance, Course Offerings 1971
  11 1971 ADF, Performances 1971
  12 1971-1972 ADF, Community Outreach (News Clippings) 1971-1972
  13 1972 School of Dance, Twenty-Fifth Season Finances 1972
  14 1972 School of Dance, Course Offerings and Performances 1972
  15 1972 School of Dance/ADF, News Clippings 1972
  16 1973 School of Dance, Twenty-Sixth Season Finances 1973
  17 973 ADF, Performances and News Clippings 1973
  18 1974 School of Dance, Twenty-Seventh Season Finances 1974
  19 1974 School of Dance/ADF, Course Offerings and Performances 1974
  20 1975 School of Dance/ ADF, Twenty-Eighth Season 1975
  21 1976 School of Dance, Twenty-Ninth Season Finances and Administrative Files 1976
  22 1976 School of Dance, Course Offerings and Performances 1976
7 1 1976 School of Dance, Memo of Agreement Between Reinhart and Ames 1976
  2 1955-1976 School / ADF Grant Information 1955-1976

  3 1977 School / ADF Transferal of Grant 1977

  4 1976-1977 ADF Administrative Files 1976-1977
  5 1977 School of Dance, Thirtieth (and Last) Season Finances and Administrative Files 1977
  6 1977 School of Dance/ ADF, Course Offerings and Performances 1977
  7 1951-1968 School of Dance Doris Humphrey Fellows 1951-1968
  8 1963-1965 Margaret L. Thompson (Director of Press Relations) Correspondence 1963-1965
  9 1966-1968 Margaret L. Thompson (Director of Press Relations) Correspondence 1966-1968
  10 School of Dance: News Clippings  
  11 ADF: News Clippings  
  12 1969-1977: ADF, Miscellaneous 1969-1977
8 1 1976 Press Release, ADF Leave Connecticut College 1976
  2 1976 ADF Leaves Connecticut College, News Clippings 1976
  3 1976-1977 ADF Leaves Connecticut College, News Clippings 1976-1977
  4 1978-1980 School of Dance, News Clippings 1978-1980
  5 1977-1979 ADF Leaves Connecticut College, News Clippings 1977-1979
  6 1978 Summer Arts Program at Connecticut College 1978
  7 1979 Summer Arts Program at Connecticut College 1979
  8 1979-1980 "SummerScene" 1979-1980
  9 ADF Retrospectives  

 

Series II: Personages at the School of Dance and ADF

Biographies, news clippings, news releases, programs, and photographs of dancers, choreographers, and administrators in the School of Dance and ADF history. Series II also includes a scrapbook of news clippings and a Connecticut College publicity book.

Box

Folder

Description

Date(s)

9

1

Ailey, Alvin (1931-1989): News Clippings, Biography

 

 

2

Ailey, Alvin (1931-1989): ADF Photos

 

 

3

Ailey, Alvin (1931-1989): ADF, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, "Revelations" (1962 or 1969)

 

 

 

 

Photos of James Truitte, Alvin Ailey, Linda Kent, Judith Jamison, Sylvia Waters, Minnie Marshall

 

 

4

Mary Anthony's Dance Theatre Company: ADF, Photos of "Threnody" (1957)

 

 

 

 

Photos of John Stark Weather, Paul Berensohn, Joy Gitlin, Mary Anthony, Bette Shaler

 

 

5

Bales, William: School of Dance Faculty, Photos

 

 

6

Ballard, Orville: School of Dance Faculty, Photos

 

 

7

Belett, Ben: School of Dance Faculty, Photos

 

 

8

Berg, Harriet: School of Dance Faculty, Photos

 

 

9

Berg, Harriet: School of Dance, Instructor, Children's Classes, Photos

 

 

 

 

Photos of Harriet Berg and Yuriko

 

 

10

Bettis, Valerie: ADF Photos and News Clipping

 

 

11

Bird, Bonnie (1914-1995): School of Dance, Faculty Photos

 

 

12

Bird, Bonnie: School of Dance, Instructor, Children's Classes, Photos

 

 

 

 

Photos of Bonnie Bird, Aura Vachou

 

 

13

Borde, Percival: School of Dance Faculty, Photos

 

 

 

 

Photos of Percival Borde and Martha J. Naythons

 

 

14

Butler, John: ADF Photos and News Clippings

 

 

15

Cook, Ray: School of Dance Faculty, Photos

 

 

16

Currier, Ruth (1926-2011): School of Dance Faculty, Photos

 

 

 

 

Photos of Ruth Currier and Anne Vashen

 

 

17

Currier, Ruth (1926-2011): ADF News Clippings and News Releases

 

 

18

Currier, Ruth (1926-2011): ADF Photos

 

 

19

Currier, Ruth (1926-2011): ADF, choreographer, "The Antagonists" (1955? 1957? 1958? or 1962?)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Ruth Currier and Betty Jones

 

 

20

Currier, Ruth (1926-): ADF, choreographer, "Becoming" (1956)

 

 

21

Currier, Ruth (1926-): ADF, choreographer, "Diva Divested" (1963)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Betty Jones

 

 

22

Currier, Ruth (1926-): ADF, choreographer, "Quartet" (1962)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Ruth Currier, Betty Jones, Lola Huth, Lucy Venable

 

 

23

Currier, Ruth (1926- ): ADF, choreographer, "Toccanta" (1966)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Ruth Currier and Daniel Lewis

 

 

24

Cunningham, Merce (1919- ): School of Dance, Faculty Photos

 

 

 

 

Photos of Merce Cunningham, Amalia Shankar, Caroline Brown, Remy Charlope, Viola Farber

 

 

25

Cunningham, Merce (1919-): ADF News Clippings, Biography, etc

 

 

26

Cunningham, Merce (1919-): ADF Photos

 

 

27

Cunningham, Merce and Dance Company: ADF Photos

 

 

 

 

Photos of Merce Cunningham, Judith Dunn, Marilyn Wood

 

 

28

Cunningham in ADF "Aeon" (1961) and "Night Wandering (1960 or 1963)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Merce Cunningham, Steve Paxton, and Carolyn Brown

 

 

29

Dance Theater of Harlem: ADF Photos of "Agon"

 

 

 

 

Photos of H. Bryant, D. Williams, R. Perry, and P Russell

 

 

30

Davis, Martha Hill: ADF, News Clippings

 

 

31

Destine, Jean-Leon (1928-): School of Dance, Faculty Photos

 

 

32

Destine, Jean-Leon (1928-): ADF News Clippings

 

 

33

Destine, Jean-Leon and his Haitian Dance Company: ADF Photos

 

 

 

 

Photos of Jean-Leon Destine, LeRoy Fentresse, S. Baker, Shirley Spicur, Audrey Mason

 

 

34

Dietz, Margaret: School of Dance, Faculty Photos

 

 

35

Draper, Paul (1909- ): School of Dance, Faculty Photos

 

 

 

 

Photos of Paul Draper and Susan T. Fitzgerald

 

 

36

Draper, Paul (1909-): ADF News Clippings and News Releases

 

 

37

Dudley, Jane (1912-): ADF Photos

 

 

38

Dudley, Maslow and Bales Dance Trio

 

 

 

 

Photos of Jane Dudley, Sophie Maslow, William Bales

 

 

39

Dudley, Maslow and Bales Dance Trio: News Clippings

 

10

1

Dudley, Maslow, Bales Trio: ADF Photos, "Folksay"

 

 

 

 

Photos of Jane Dudley, Sophie Maslow, William Bales

 

 

2

Dudley, Maslow, Bales Trio: ADF Photos, "Champion" (1948)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Jane Dudley, William Bales, Donald McKayle, Mark Ryder

 

 

3

Dudley, Maslow, Bales Trio: "The Lonely Ones" (1948)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Jane Dudley, Sophie Maslow, William Bales

 

 

4

Bill Evans Dance Company (1976?): ADF Photos

 

 

 

 

Photos of Bill Evans, Gregg Lizenberry, Peggy Hackney, Shirley Jenkins, Kathleen Clintock

 

 

5

Graham, Martha (1984-1991): School of Dance, Faculty Photos

 

 

 

 

Photos of Martha Graham, David Wood, Mamie Thomas

 

 

6

Graham, Martha (1894-1991): ADF Clippings and Programs, Folder 1

 

 

7

Graham, Martha (1894-1991): ADF Clippings and Programs, Folder 2

 

 

8

Graham, Martha (1894-1991): ADF Photos

 

 

9

Graham, Martha: ADF, choreographer, "Acrobats of God" (1962)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Martha Graham, David Wood, Helen McGehee, Bertram Ross, Ethel Winter

 

 

10

Graham, Martha: ADF, choreographer, "Alcestis" (1962)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Martha Graham and Bertram Ross

 

 

11

Graham, Martha: ADF, choreographer, "Appalachian Spring" (1948? And 1967)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Martha Graham, José Limón, and Ethel Winter

 

 

12

Graham, Martha: ADF, choreographer, "Dancing Ground" (1967)

 

 

13

Graham, Martha: ADF, choreographer, "Diversion of Angels" (alias "Wilderness Stair) (1948? and 1967)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Mary Hinkson, Bertram Ross, Helen McGehee, Robert Cohan, Ethel Winter

 

 

14

Graham, Martha: ADF, choreographer, "Phaedra" (1962)

 

 

15

Graham, Martha: ADF, choreographer, "Secular Games" (1962)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Robert Powel, Helen McGehee, David Wood, Peter Randazzo

 

 

16

Graham, Martha: ADF, choreographer, "Seraphic Dialogue" (1962)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Mary Hinkson, Bertram Ross, Ethel Winter

 

 

17

Hawkins, Erick (1909-1994): ADF, Folder 1

 

 

18

Hawkins, Erick (1909-1994): ADF, Folder 2

 

 

19

Erick Hawkins and Dance Company: ADF, Photo of Erick Hawkins

 

 

20

Hawkins, Erick in ADF, "Here Now With Watchers" (1962)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Erick Hawkins, Barbara Tucker, Lucia Dlugoszewski (composer)

 

 

21

Hirabyashi, Kazuko: School of Dance, Doris Humphrey Fellow

 

 

22

Horst, Louis (1884-1964): School of Dance, Faculty Photos

 

 

23

Horst, Louis (1884-1964):ADF, Biography and News Paper Clippings

 

 

24

Hoving, Lucas (1913-2000): School of Dance, Faculty Photos

 

 

 

 

Photos of Lucas Hoving, Sharon Millet, Isolde Gerdenet

 

 

25

Hoving, Lucas (1913-2000): ADF, Biography and News Clippings

 

 

26

Hoving, Lucas: ADF, choreographer, Lucas Hoving Dance Trio "Aubade" (1963 or 1964)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Chase Robinson, Patricia Christopher, and Lucas Hoving

 

 

27

Hoving, Lucas: ADF, choreographer, "Has The Last Train Left" (1963)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Chase Robinson, Patricia Christopher, and Lucas Hoving

 

 

28

Hoving, Lucas: ADF, choreographer, "Icarus" (1964? 1965? 1966?)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Lucas Hoving, Nancy Lewis

 

 

29

Hoving, Lucas: ADF, choreographer, "Strange, to Wish Wishes No Longer" (1963 and 1965)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Lucas Hoving, Chase Robinson and Patricia Christopher

 

 

30

Hoving, Lucas: ADF, choreographer, "Uppercase"

 

 

 

 

Photos of Lucas Hoving and Gay Delanghe

 

 

31

Hoving, Lucas: ADF, choreographer, ''Wall of Silence" (1960 and 1962)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Chase Robinson, Lucas Hoving and Patricia Christopher

 

11

1

Hoyer, Dare (1911-1967): ADF Photos

 

 

2

Hug, William: ADF Photos

 

 

3

Humphrey, Doris (1895-1958): School of Dance, choreographer, "Shakers" (1955)

 

 

4

Humphrey, Doris (1895-1958): ADF, News Clippings and Programs

 

 

5

Humphrey, Doris (1895-1958): ADF Photos

 

 

6

Humphrey, Doris: ADF, choreographer, "Airs and Graces" (1955)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Betty Jones, Ruth Vurrier, Lavinia Nielson, Lucas Hoving

 

 

7

Humphrey and Currier: ADF, choreographers, "Brandenberg Concerto #4" (1961 or 1962?)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Chase Robinson, Betty Jones, Louis Falco

 

 

8

Humphrey, Doris: ADF, choreographer, "Felipe el Loco," rehearsal (1954)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Lucas Hoving, Betty Jones, José Limón

 

 

9

Humphrey, Doris: ADF, choreographer, "Felipe el Loco," performance (1954)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Betty Jones, José Limón, Lucas Hoving

 

 

10

Humphrey, Doris: ADF, choreographer, "Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias" (1959)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Martha Graham, Erick Hawkins and José Limón

 

 

11

Humphrey, Doris: ADF, choreographer, "Night Spell"

 

 

 

 

Photos of Letitia Ide, José Limón, Lucas Hoving, Betty Jones

 

 

12

Humphrey, Doris: ADF, choreographer, publicity shots, "Ritmo Jondo"

 

 

 

 

Photos of José Limón

 

 

13

Jones, Betty (1929-): School of Dance, Faculty Photos

 

 

14

Jones, Betty (1926-): ADF, News Clippings and Programs

 

 

15

Jones, Betty (1926-): ADF Photos

 

 

 

 

Photos of Betty Jones, Fritz Ludin, and José Limón

 

 

16

de Jong, Betty (of the Paul Taylor Company): ADF Photos

 

 

17

Kimura, Yuriko: ADF Photos and News Clippings

 

 

18

Koner, Pauline (1926-): ADF News Clippings

 

 

19

Koner, Pauline (1926-): ADF Photos

 

 

 

 

Photos of Pauline Koner, Paul Taylor, Amaba Shan-kar, José Limón

 

 

20

Koner, Pauline: ADF, choreographer, "Amorous Adventure (1951)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Charles Weidman, Pauline Koner, and Lucas Hoving

 

 

21

Koner, Pauline: ADF, choreographer, Cassandra

 

 

 

 

Photos of Pauline Koner

 

 

22

Koner, Pauline: ADF, choreographer, "Shining Dark" (1956)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Pauline Koner

 

 

23

Kuchs, David: Doris Humphrey Fellow, Choreographer, ADF, Photos of "The Brood" (1967)

 

 

24

La Meri: School of Dance, Faculty Photos and Clipping

 

 

 

 

Pseudonym for Russell Meriwether Hughes (1898?-1988)

 

 

25

Lang, Pearl: ADF, News Clippings and Programs

 

 

26

Lang, Pearl and the Pearl Lang Dance Theater: ADF Photos

 

 

27

Lang, Pearl: ADF, choreographer, "Apassionada" (1964)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Pearl Lang, Paul Sanasardo, Carol Fried, and Bruce Marks

 

 

28

de Lavallade, Carmen: ADF Photos and Biography

 

 

 

 

Photos of Carmen de Lavallade and Donald McKayle

 

 

29

Bella Lewitsky Dance Company: ADF Photos

 

 

30

José Limón (1908-1972): School of Dance, Faculty Photos

 

 

 

 

Photos of José Limón, Doris Luther, Jennifer Muller, Marika Sakellarion, Stephanie Rose

 

 

31

José Limón (1908-1972): School of Dance, College Medalist (1971)

 

 

 

 

Photos of José Limón, Elizabeth Fielding, and Charles E. Shain

 

 

32, 33

José Limón (1908-1972): ADF, News Clippings and Programs (2 folders)

 

12

1

José Limón (1908-1972): A Biography by Alma Eshenfelder

 

 

2

José Limón (1908-1972): ADF, Publicity shots

 

 

3

José Limón: ADF, choreographer, "A Choreographic Offering" (1964)

 

 

 

 

Photos of José Limón, Sally Stackhouse, and Louis Falco

 

 

4

José Limón: ADF, choreographer, "Emperor Jones" (1967)

 

 

 

 

Photos of José Limón and Lucas Hoving

 

 

5

José Limón: ADF, choreographer, "The Exiles" (1950 and 1966)

 

 

 

 

Photos of José Limón, Louis Falco, Sally Stackhouse, Ruth Currier, Letitia Ide

 

 

6

José Limón: ADF, choreographer, "I, Odysseus" (1962 and ?)

 

 

 

 

Photos of José Limón and Betty Jones

 

 

7

José Limón: ADF, choreographer, "Legend" (1968)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Louis Falco and Clyde Morgan

 

 

8

José Limón: ADF, choreographer, "Missa Brevis" (1963)

 

 

9

José Limón: ADF, choreographer, "The Moor's Pavane" (1949 and 1967?)

 

 

 

 

Photos of José Limón, Betty Jones, Lucas Hoving, Pauline Koner

 

 

10

José Limón: ADF, choreographer, "Psalm" (1967)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Sally Stackhouse, Louis Falco, Jennifer Muller

 

 

11

José Limón: ADF, choreographer, "The Queen's Epicedeum" (1952)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Betty Jones, Ruth Currier and Letitia Ide

 

 

12

José Limón: ADF, choreographer, "Symphony for Strings" (1955)

 

 

 

 

Photos of José Limón, Pauline Koner, and Lucas Hoving

 

 

13

José Limón: ADF, choreographer, "Tenebre, 1914" (1959)

 

 

 

 

Photos of José Limón and Ruth Currier

 

 

14

José Limón: ADF, choreographer, "There Is A Time" (1956? 1958? 1963?)

 

 

15

José Limón: ADF, choreographer, "The Traitor," rehearsal (1954)

 

 

 

 

Photos of José Limón, Lucas Hoving, Alvin Schulman, Richard Fitzgerald

 

 

16

José Limón: ADF, choreographer, "The Traitor," performance (1954)

 

 

 

 

Photos of José Limón, Lucas Hoving, Fitz Ludin

 

 

17

José Limón: ADF, choreographer, "The Winged" (1966)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Daniel Lewis, Betty Jones, Fritz Ludin, Jennifer Muller

 

 

18

José Limón and Dance Company: ADF dance productions unidentified

 

 

 

 

Photos of José Limón, Pauline Koner, Ruth Currier, Betty Jones, Lucas Hoving, Louis Falco

 

 

19

Litz, Katherine: ADF Clippings, Biography, and Programs

 

 

20

Litz, Katherine, ADF Photos

 

 

21

Marks, Bruce: ADF Photos

 

 

22

Maslow, Sophie (1911-): ADF Photos

 

 

23

Maslow: ADF, choreographer, "The Village I Knew" (1950)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Sophie Maslow, Jane Dudley, Donald McKayle, William Bales, Pauline Kaner

 

 

24

Matteo: School of Dance, Faculty Photos

 

 

25

Matteo: ADF, News Clippings and Programs

 

 

26

Matteo: ADF Photos

 

 

27

McKayle, Donald (1930/1?- ): School of Dance, Faculty Photos

 

 

28

McKayle, Donald (1930/1?-): ADF, News Clippings, Biography, Programs

 

 

29

McKayle, Donald (1930/1?-): ADF Photos

 

 

 

 

Photos of Donald McKayle and Carmen de Lavallade

 

 

30

McKayle, Donald: ADF, choreographer, "Arena" (1963)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Donald McKayle, Louis Falco, Dudley Williams, Raymond Sawyer, Claire Mallarcli, Esta McKayle, Sylvia Waters

 

 

31

Muller, Jennifer and Company: ADF Photos

 

 

32

Nagrin, David (1917- ): School of Dance, Faculty Photos

 

 

33

Nagrin, David (1917-): ADF, News Clippings, Press Releases Programs

 

 

34

Nagrin, David (1917-): ADF, Photos

 

 

35

Nagrin, David (1917- ): ADF, "The Indeterminate Figure" (1957, 1959, 1962, or 1965)

 

 

36

Nagrin, David: ADF, choreographer, "Dance in the Sun" (1959)

 

 

37

Nagrin and Company: ADF Photos

 

 

38

Nikolais Dance Theater: News Clipping and Photos

 

13

1

San Francisco Dancer's Workshop

 

 

 

 

Photo of James Xavier Nash

 

 

2

Perez, Rudy: School of Dance, Faculty Photos (1972)

 

 

3

Posin, Kathryn: School of Dance, Doris Humphrey Fellow, Photo (1968)

 

 

4

Rogers, Helen Priest: School of Dance, Faculty Pharos

 

 

5

Ross, Bertram: ADF, News Clipping

 

 

6

Ross, Bertram: ADF, Photos

 

 

 

 

Photos of Bertram Ross, Martha Byers, Charles Reinhart, Patricia Birch

 

 

7

Ryder, Mark: ADF Photos and News Clippings

 

 

 

 

Photos of Mark Ryder and Emily Frankel

 

 

8

Scothorn, Carol: School of Dance, Doris Humphrey Fellow, Photos (1962)

 

 

9

Scott, Marion: School of Dance, Doris Humphrey Fellow, Photos (1963)

 

 

10

Shan-kar, Amalia: School of Dance, Faculty Photos and News Clipping

 

 

11

Soars, Janet M.: School of Dance, Faculty Photos (Director of Dance Advance)

 

 

12

Sokolow, Anna (1910-2000) and Company: ADF Photos

 

 

 

 

Photos of Beatrice Sediter, Jeff Duncan

 

 

13

Tanner, Virginia: School of Dance, Faculty Photos

 

 

14

Taylor, Paul (1930- ): School of Dance, Faculty Photos

 

 

15

Taylor, Paul (1930-): ADF, News Clippings

 

 

16

Taylor, Paul (1930- ): ADF, Photos

 

 

17

The Paul Taylor Dance Company

 

 

 

 

Photos of Nicholas Gunn, Earnest Morgan, Daniel Williams, Dan Wagoner, Paul Taylor, Elizabeth Walton

 

 

18

Taylor, Paul: ADF, choreographer, "Aureole" (1962)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Paul Taylor, Sharon Kinney, Dan Wagoner, Elizabeth Walton, Betty de Jong

 

 

19

Taylor, Paul: ADF, choreographer, "Insects and Heroes" (1961)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Dan Wagoner, Paul Taylor, Elizabeth Walton, Betty de Jong, Maureen Blau, Bonnie Mathis, Shareen Blair

 

 

20

Taylor, Paul: ADF, choreographer, "Junction" (1965)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Paul Taylor, Dan Wagoner, Betty deJong, Shreen Blair, Elizabeth Walton, Bonnie Mathis

 

 

21

Taylor, Paul: ADF, choreographer, "Piece Period"

 

 

 

 

Photos of Paul Taylor

 

 

22

Taylor, Paul: ADF, choreographer, "Scudrama" (1963)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Betty deJong, Sharon Kenney, Geula Abrams, Elizabeth Walton, Twyla Tharp, Rene Wadleigh, Paul Taylor

 

 

23

Tharp, Twyla (1941-) Dance Company: ADF Photo

 

 

24

Terry, Walter (1913-1982): School of Dance, Faculty Photos

 

 

25

Terry, Walter (1913-1982): ADF, News Release and News Clippings

 

 

26

Tetley, Glen (1926-): ADF, News Release and News Clippings

 

 

27

Tetley, Glen (1926-): ADF, Photos

 

 

28

Tetley, Glen: ADF, choreographer, "Pierret Lunaire" (c. 1962)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Glen Tetley, Linda Hodes, Robert Powell

 

 

29

Vetra, Vija: ADF, News Clippings and Programs

 

 

30

Weidman, Charles (1900-1975): ADF, Programs, News Releases, News Clippings

 

 

31

Weidman, Charles: ADF, Photos

 

 

32

Weidman, Charles: ADF, choreographer, Photos of "Bargain Counter"

 

 

33

Weidman Theater Dance Company: Photos of "The War Between Men and Women" (1954)

 

 

34

Wiesner, Theodora: School of Dance, Faculty Photos

 

 

35

Weiss, lnga: ADF, Biography and Programs

 

 

36

Weiss, Inga: ADF, Photos

 

 

37

Wittman, Martha: School of Dance, Doris Humphrey Fellow, Photos (1966)

 

 

38

Wood, David: School of Dance, Faculty Photos

 

 

39

"Philobolus" (1974): ADF, Photos

 

 

40

School of Dance, Unidentified Classes

 

 

 

 

Photos of Betty Jones, José Limón, Ruth Bloomer, Donald McKayle, Anna Marie Stekelman

 

 

41

School of Dance, Unidentified Photos and Labanotation

 

 

 

 

Photos of Margaret Beals

 

 

42

School of Dance, Children's Dance Theater (1961)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Virginia Tanner, University of Utah

 

 

43

School of Dance, Children's Classes, Faculty Unidentified, Photos

 

 

 

 

Photos of Murray Lewis

 

 

44

School of Dance, Children's Classes, Unidentified Photos

 

14

1

Dance Advance: School of Dance Newsletter, 1948-1963

 

 

2

Dance Advance: School of Dance Newsletter, 1962-1968

 

 

 

 

Information on advanced dance student programs, Margaret L. Thompson (News Office)

 

 

3

Dance Advance: School of Dance Newsletter, Photos (1962 or 1963?)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Janet Mansfield Soars

 

 

4

Dance Advance: School of Dance Newsletter, Photos (1963)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Rosalind Pierson, Margarer Beals, David Earle, Louise Reichlin

 

 

5

Dance Advance: School of Dance Newsletter, Photos (1964?)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Janet Mansfield Soars, "Beyond These Windows," PanIa Kelly, Karen Craig, Ann Weaver, "Spectator," Cheryl Neunschwander, Maryann Butchku

 

 

6

Dance Advance: School of Dance Newsletter, Photos (1964)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Vija Vetra

 

 

7

Dance Advance: School of Dance Newsletter, Photos (1967

 

 

 

 

Photos of "Washed," Reuben James Edinger, Wirtaker Sheppard, Mannie Rowe, "Joy," Etsuko Takahara, "Bailie Verde," Kathryn Harbaugh, Pamela Light, Maureen Kerr, Lee Harper, Georgiana Holmes, Michaele Sallade, "Im Hashacar"

 

 

8

Dance Advance: School of Dance Newsletter, Photos (1968

 

 

 

 

Photos of "Homo-fowl," Nancy Spanier, "Angst," Nita Little, "Interlude," Catherine Buck, Dan Phillips, "Mobile Dance," Mary-Kathryn Price, Patricia Catterson, Karen Dyer Maris, Paula Kellenger

 

 

9

School of Dance, Photos of Exhibition (1963)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Sam Edwards

 

 

10

School of Dance, Photos of Registration (1964 and 1967)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Lucas Hoving, Sharon Millet, Isolde Gerdener

 

 

11

School of Dance, Poster for 20th Session (1967)

 

 

 

 

Photos of President Shain

 

 

12

School of Dance, Folk Dancing (1948 and 1960)

 

 

13

School of Dance, Classes (1967)

 

 

14

School of Dance, Ocean Beach Program (1949)

 

 

 

 

Photos of José Limón, Martha Hill

 

 

15

School of Dance at Mystic Seaport (1949)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Beri Belitt, Lucas Hoving, Christopher CuIver

 

 

16

School of Dance at Mystic Seaport (No Date)

 

 

17

School of Dance at Mystic Seaport (1963)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Martha Clarke, Charles Reinhart, Theodora Weisman, Marsha Seigal, Meredith Monk, Louise Reichlin, Janet Soares

 

 

18

School of Dance, Dance Notation Class

 

 

 

 

Photos of Louise Reichlin, Louise Ragland

 

 

19

School of Dance: Faculty, Staff and Others

 

 

 

 

Photos of Norman Lloyd, Ruth Lloyd, Theodora Weisner, PanIine Lewyn Limon, Bessie Schumberg, José Limón, Luis Horst, School of Dance Advisory Board, ADF Committee, Helen Priest Rogers, Ruth Bloomer, Doris Humphrey, Martha Graham, Martha Hill, Rosemary Park, Jeannette Schlottman Roosevelt, Chas Palmer, Tom Ingle, David Wood, Marnie Thomas Wood

 

 

20

School of Dance, Faculty Unidentified

 

 

 

 

Photos of Marnie Thomas, Bessie Schunberg, Robert Ellis Dun, Ruth Bloomer, Martha Whitman, Theodora Weisner, Nathan Clarke, Vicki Blaine, Ohio State Dancers

 

 

21

School of Dance, Misplaced Photo

 

 

22

ADF Audiences, Photos

 

 

23

ADF, "Journey #2: For an Angel and a Clown" (196?, Dances We Dance?)

 

 

 

 

Photos of Betty Jones

 

 

24

ADF, Photocopies of Photos

 

 

 

 

Photos of Betty Jones, José Limón, Ruth Currier, Louis Falco, Lucas Hoving, Schoenberg

 

15

1

Mounted Photo of Lucas Hoving

 

 

2

Mounted Photo of William Bales and Ruth Currier

 

 

3

Mounted Photo of Alvin Ailey in "Revelations"

 

 

4

ADF Poster of the 22nd Season

 

 

5

Photograph of an Unidentified Woman

 

 

6

Autographed Photo of an Unidentified Woman

 

 

7

Reproduction of the score for "The Shakers" (© 1957, Doris Humphrey)

 

 

8

Reproduction of the score for "Song of the West" (© 1957, Doris Humphrey)

 

 

9

Score for "Folksay" - Sophie Maslow (choreographer), Roberta Krugman (notation)

 

 

10

Framed and Autographed Photo of Martha Graham

 

 

11

Bound Connecticut College Press Book for ADF (1970)

 

 

OS

Bound scrapbook of news clippings

 

 

Series III: Performance Films

Recordings of a selection of ADF and School of Dance performances (on VHS).

Box Folder Description Date(s)
16 1 Summer Space (ADF)  
  2 Life of the Bee (ADF) - Doris Humphrey (choreographer) 1959
  3 Frontier (ADF, American Perspective) - Louis Horst (music), Martha Graham (choreographer), Ethel Winter (danced) 1964
  4 Witch Doctor (ADF) - Jean Leon Destine.Teanne Ramon, Alphonse Cimber, Lloyd Ritter 1951
  5 Air for the G String  
  6 Atavisms (ADF) - Charles Weidman (choreographer) 1960
  7 Pirnitente  
  8 La Malinche (ADF) - José Limón (choreographer), Masazurni Chaya, Gage Bush, Kenneth Hughes, Enrico Labayen, Jan Lathrop, Michael Owen, Raymond Serrano 1972-1973
  9 Crises (ADF) - Merce Cunningham (choreographer and dancer), Carolyn Brown, Viola Farber, Marilyn wood, Judith Dunn 1961
  10 Aureole - Paul Taylor (choreographer and dancer), Elizabeth Walton, Dan Wagoner, Sharon Kinney, Renee Kimball 1962
  11 Primitive Mysteries - Martha Graham (choreographer), Louis Horst (music), Yuriko (dancer), Noemi Lapzeson, Marcia Lerner, Takako Asakawa, Penny Frank, Janet Aaron, Juliet Fisher, Phyllis Gutelius, Juanita Londono, Diane Gray, Lean Nuchtern 1964

 

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