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Adam and Eve

Historical note

Dance was written by Saida Gerrard.
Box 1, Folder 1

Photographs

Scope and Contents

8X10 photo of Saida Gerrard as Eve. Photo by Alfredo Valente. 1 photo.
 

Ancestral Memories

Box 1, Folder 2

Programs

Scope and Contents

Choreographed by Saida Gerrard. Performed at the Gindi Theatre at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles. Date unknown. 6 programs.
Box 8

Audio

Scope and Contents

1 audio tape of "Ancestral Memories".
 

Aria de Capo

Box 1, Folder 3

Scripts

Scope and Contents

Script for Aria de Capo by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Choreographed by Saida Gerrard. 3 scripts.
 

Art of Benjamin Zemach, The

Box 1, Folder 4-7

Photographs

Scope and Contents

Photographs of performances and rehearsals from the film "The Art of Benjamin Zemach". 18 B/W 4X6, 3 B/W 5X7, 1 color 4X6, 3 4.5X5.5 (1967), 25 total photos.
 

Bartered Bride, The

Box 1, Folder 8

Photographs

Scope and Contents

3.5 X 3.5 color photographs of dancers. 3 photos.
Box 1, Folder 9

Programs 1961

Scope and Contents

Programs from the Guild Opera Co, Inc. production of "The Bartered Bride" at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA. Dates of performances are from April 18-May 2, 1961. Choreographed by Said Gerrard. "The Bartered Bride" is an opera in three acts written by Henry Reese. 5 programs.
Box 8

Audio

Scope and Contents

1 reel of 1/4 inch magnetic audio tape.
 

Begin the Beginning

Box 1, Folder 10

Programs 1940

Scope and Contents

Program for "Begin the Beginning" performed in The Unity Playhouse, Forest Park, Pennsylvania on June 8, 1940. Saida Gerrard performed in two of the 16 dances. 1 program.
 

Bewitched Child, The

Box 1, Folder 11

Programs 1985

Scope and Contents

Program from the Aspen Music Festival, August 22-23, 1985. "The Bewitched Child" (L'enfant et les sortileges) performed in the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, CO. Choreographed by Saida Gerrard.
 

Country Dance

Box 1, Folder 12

Programs 1934-1935

Scope and Contents

Program for the Promenade concert series for 1934-35, Toronto, Canada. "Country Dance" by Bela Bartok. Solo dance by Saida Gerrard. Program also contains an advertisement for Saida Gerrard's Modern Dance Studio, Toronto, Canada.
 

Cradle Song, The

Box 1, Folder 13-15

Photographs

Scope and Contents

Photographs of Saida Gerrard in costume dancing solo. 4 8X10 B/W, 4 4.75X6.75 B/W, 5 3.75X4.75 B/W, 4 3.75X5.5 color, 1 3.75X4.75 negative. 18 total photographs.
 

Death and Transfiguration

Box 1, Folder 16

Programs

Scope and Contents

Program for "Death and Transfiguration", which was based on a Richard Strauss tone poem. Danced by Said Gerrard while she was a pupil of Mary Wigman. This event took place on February 14-15 (year unknown) at the Central High School of Commerce auditorium. 3 programs, 1 original and 2 photocopies.
 

Fancy Fanny's Judgment Day 1939

Box 1, Folder 17

Programs 1939

Scope and Contents

Programs for the Carousel Theatre Group performance of "Fancy Fanny's Judgment Day". Direction and choreography by Saida Gerrard. Presented by the Young Men's Hebrew Association and performed in the Kaufmann Auditorium, New York City, on February 26, 1939. 4 programs, 2 originals and 2 photocopies.
 

Fantasy 1939 1939

Box 1, Folder 18

Programs 1939

Scope and Contents

Program for "Fantasy 1939" performed in the Adelphi Theatre, New York City. Presented by The Federal Theatre Project as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Program. 1 original program.
 

House Divided, A

Box 1, Folder 19

Programs 1947

Scope and Contents

Programs for the Charles Weidman and Company productions of "A House Divided" by Lionel Nowak. Saida Gerrard dances in the role of the "slave" in both performances. The first program (photocopy) is for the performance which took place in The Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on April 27, 1947 for the benefit of "Spanish Refugees In Exile". The date and location of the performance listed in the second program (original)are not provided. 2 programs, 1 photocopy and 1 original.
 

Hansel and Gretel 1955

Box 1, Folder 20

Programs 1955

Scope and Contents

Programs for the Guild Opera Company production of "Hansel and Gretel", an opera in three acts by Engelbert Humperdinck. Performances held in the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles from February 5 through April 17, 1955. Dream pantomime staged by Saida Gerrard. 8 original programs.
 

Legend of Queen Sabbath, A

Box 1, Folder 1-28

Photographs

Scope and Contents

Photographs from the performance of "A Legend of Queen Sabbath". 16 8X10 B/W, 1 5X6.5 B/W, 1 5X6.5 B/W photo card with the inscription "Happy Holidays", 1 5X6.5 B/W print, 1 3.25X5 photographs taken by Lyn Smith, the University of Judaism company photographer. All 4 of the smaller images are of the dancer Adria Chalfin. 19 B/W photographs and 1 print by Lyn Smith.
Photographs from the performance of "A Legend of Queen Sabbath". 10 3.75X4.5, 5 5X6.5 B/W, 2 5.75X6.75, 1 8X10, 3 3.75X5 and 2 4.5X6 negatives. All photographs are uncredited and feature a solo Saida Gerrard. 18 B/W photographs and 5 negatives.
Box 1, Folder 29

Programs 1980

Scope and Contents

Programs for performances of "A Legend of Queen Sabbath" choreographed by Saida Gerrard.
Programs for the dance "A Legend of Queen Sabbath" which was performed April 25, 1980 at Temple Emanuel, Los Angeles. Part of the Weiss-Evans Memorial Concert. The concert included a performance of "A Legend of Queen Sabbath" performed by the Saida Gerrard Heritage Dance Company of Los Angeles and choreographed by Saida Gerrard. 4 originals and 1 photocopy. 5 total programs.
Original program for the May 2, 1980 Shabbat evening worship service at the University Synagogue, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, CA. Service included a performance of "A Legend of Queen Sabbath" performed by the Saida Gerrard Heritage Dance Company of Los Angeles and choreographed by Saida Gerrard.
Programs for the dance "A Legend of Queen Sabbath" which was performed at Temple Judea, Los Angeles. Date unknown. 1 original and 7 photocopies. 8 total programs.
14 total programs.
Box 1, Folder 30

Ephemera

Scope and Contents

Information about the dance "A Legend of Queen Sabbath". 5 2-page documents and 5 1-page documents. 15 total pages.
Box 9

Video

Scope and Contents

1 VHS cassette of "Queen Sabbath."
 

Machine, The 1938

Box 1, Folder 31

Programs 1938

Scope and Contents

Programs for "The Machine." Choreographed by Saida Gerrard and performed by the Toronto Skating Club. 1 original program taken from the 1938 issue of the periodical Carnival. 1 photocopy. 2 total programs.
 

Melange

Box 1, Folder 32

Photographs

Scope and Contents

17 color slides of children and Vic Benn.
Box 1, Folder 33

Programs 1966

Scope and Contents

Programs for "Melange". Written by Josef Marais and choreographed by Saida Gerrard. Performed by Saida Gerrard's School of Dance, Los Angeles, CA. Performances were held December 13-31, 1966 in the Morgan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA. 2 originals and 2 photocopies.
 

Di Naye Hagode

Historical note

The title of the dance in Hebrew is "Di Naye Hagode". The English translation is "The New Haggodah" or "The New Exodus". Haggodah (or Hagode) is the Hebrew term for the Passover narrative.
Box 9

Video

Scope and Contents

1 mini digital video cassette of "New Exodus" (Di Naye Hagode). Contains the entire dance, images from the Shrine performances, cast cut-ups, and rehearsals.
1 DVD of "New Exodus" (Di Naye Hagode). Contains the entire dance, images from the Shrine performances, cast cut-ups, and rehearsals. Running time = 27:13.
2 reels of 1cm film of "New Exodus" (Di Naye Hagode). Contains the entire dance, images from the Shrine performances, cast cut-ups, and rehearsals.
4 items total.
Box 1, Folder 34-46, Map-case 8, Drawer 2

Photographs

Scope and Contents

Photographs of performances and rehearsals for "Di Naye Hagodah".
1 11X14 B/W, 6 8X10 B/W and 3 5X7 B/W photographs taken by Bill Isaacks.
6 5X7 color photographs taken by Lyn Smith of the University of Judaism, Los Angeles, CA.
12 5X7 B/W photographs taken by Irene Rosenfield, Venice, CA.
Uncredited photographers. 5 2.75X4.25 color, 18 3X5 color, 23 3.25X4.75 (10 B/W & 13 color), 1 5X7 B/W, 1 8X10 B/W, 33 color slides. 81 total uncredited photographs.
106 total photographs.
Box 1, Folder 47

Notebooks

Scope and Contents

Choreography notes for the "Exodus" choral ballet for "Di Naye Hagode". Handwritten notes by Saida Gerrard. On ruled paper in a bound notebook. In pencil.
Box 1, Folder 48

Programs 1963-1964

Scope and Contents

2 copies of The Spectator, a program for events held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. June 11, 1963. "The New Exodus" ("Di Naye Hagode") choreographed by Saida Gerrard.
5 programs for "The Spring Song of Our People" concert festival held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on June 11, 1963. "The New Exodus" ("Di Naye Hagode") choreographed by Saida Gerrard.
Program for "The World of Max Helfman" memorial concert held at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles on March 22, 1964. "The New Exodus" ("Di Naye Hagode") choral ballet choreographed by Saida Gerrard. She also danced in the role of the "last survivor".
8 total programs.
Box 1, Folder 49

Correspondence

Scope and Contents

Correspondence from Cantor Samuel Fordis of the School of Fine Arts of the University of Judaism. A letter of thanks. Mention of payment for personal expenses. Letter is in regard to "The World of Max Helfman" memorial concert in which Saida Gerrard choreographed and performed in "Di Naye Hagode". 1 typed letter.
Box 2, Folder 1-2

Scores

Scope and Contents

Scores for "Di Naye Hagode." Music by Max Helfman. Text by I. Feffer. Notes by Pianist Aube Tzerko (Saida Gerrard's husband).
1 spiral bound score with hand written notes by pianist Aube Tzerko.
1 German text for narrator and chorus.
1 handwritten score with parts.
1 copied choral score with handwritten notes.
1 handwritten score with notes for "The Wedding Dance".
1 commercially bound score containing "Di Naye Hagode". From "The World of Max Helfman" in memorium of Max Helfman presented at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles on March 22, 1964.
1 narration with cues and notes for the Cantor. "Spring Song of Our People" from "The New Haggadah". Adaptation by William Kozlenko.
1 opening narration.
8 total scores with parts and narration texts.
Box 8

Audio

Scope and Contents

3 reels of 1/4 inch magnetic audio tape.
 

Peacelike Mongoose, The

Historical note

Based on a fable by James Thurber. Occasionally billed as "A Peacelike Mongoose".
Box 2, Folder 3-6

Photographs

Scope and Contents

1 8X10 B/W, 4 3.5X3.25 B/W, 5 3.5X4.5 color photographs from Berko Studio, Aspen, CO. 10 total photographs.
5 8X10 uncredited photographs, 3 uncredited color slides. 8 total.
15 total photographs, 3 total slides.
Box 2, Folder 7-8

Notebooks

Scope and Contents

1 spiral bound notebook containing notes for "The Peacelike Mongoose". Possibly compiled while S.G. was at Loyola Marymount University.
1 bound notebook containing notes for "The Peacelike Mongoose".
2 total notebooks.
Box 2, Folder 9

Programs 1982

Scope and Contents

2 programs for "The Peacelike Mongoose". Performed in Aspen, CO.
2 original programs for "A Peacelike Mongoose". Performed April 23-24 and 29-30, 1982 at Loyola Marymount University.
4 programs total.
Box 2, Folder 10

Ephemera

Scope and Contents

2 typed pages of cast and production credits.
Box 8

Audio

Scope and Contents

4 audio cassettes.
 

Pimpinone

General note

"Pimpinone" has an alternate spelling of "Pimpinoni" on some of the materials.
Box 2, Folder 11-12

Photographs

Scope and Contents

1 5X9 B/W, 7 8X10 B/W photographs. Uncredited.
8 photographs in all.
Box 2, Folder 13

Programs

Scope and Contents

1 original program for "Pimpinone". Date and location unknown.
Box 8

Audio 1965

Scope and Contents

2 reels of 1/4 inch magnetic audio tape. 1 reel is marked 07/13/65.
 

Rhumba Ballet

Historical note

"Rhumba Ballet" was written by Ernesto Lecuona and choreographed by Eugene Van Grona.
Box 2, Folder 14

Programs

Scope and Contents

1 original program for "Rhumba Ballet" danced by Saida Gerrard as part of Van Grona's Dancers ensemble. Performance at The Boston Opera House. Date unknown.
1 original program for "Rhumba Ballet" danced by Saida Gerrard as part of Van Grona's Dancers ensemble. Performance at the Lyric Theatre January 27-29. Year unknown.
2 programs total.
 

Sea Shanties

Box 2, Folder 15, Map-case 8, Drawer 1

Photographs

Scope and Contents

1 8X10 B/W photograph taken by Alfredo Valente.
2 6.5X4.75 B/W photographs. Uncredited.
1 10.5X14 B/W photograph mounted on matted board. Mat is broken in several places, but the photograph is unharmed.
1 3.5X4.5 negative.
5 items total.
 

Sleepy Hollow 1948

Historical note

The Carousel production of the 1948 Broadway show featuring the dancing of Saida Gerrard. Choreography by Anna Sokolow.
Box 2, Folder 16

Photographs 1948

Scope and Contents

1 4.25X6.5 B/W photograph taken by Richard Tucker of Boston, MA.
1 4.25X6.5 B/W photograph taken by Will Rapport.
Both images are from the Carousel production of the Broadway show featuring the dancing of Saida Gerrard. 2 total photographs.
 

Songs of Unrest 1935

Historical note

"Songs of Unrest" is a solo modern dance suite in three parts, "Hunger", with percussion accompaniment, "Satire" by Prokofieff, and "Lament" by Villa-Lobos. Performed by Saida Gerrard.
Box 2, Folder 17

Programs 1935

Scope and Contents

Programs for the modern dance suite "Songs of Unrest".
2 original and 2 photocopies of a program for "Songs of Unrest". Performed on March 16, 1935 in the Eaton auditorium. Featured Saida Gerrard in a solo dance.
1 original and 1 photocopy of a program for "Songs of Unrest. Performed on March 25, 1935 in the Sculpture Court of Grange Park at the Art Gallery of Toronto, Canada. Her dance was preceded by a short talk.
6 total programs.
 

Tapestry

Historical note

"Tapestry" includes the dances "Pavanne", "The Night Her Blackest Sables Wore", and "Death and the Lady".
Box 2, Folder 18-37

Photographs

Scope and Contents

1 4X5 B/W, 24 8X10 B/W photographs. All 25 are uncredited.
4 3X4.5 B/W photographs. Note: one of the photos is identified as USC while another is identified as New York; however, the locations appear visually to be the same place. All four are uncredited.
1 8X10 negative. Uncredited.
10 8X10 B/W photographs credited to Bill Isaacks.
6 7X9.5 B/W photographs credited to Kenneth Johnson, New York. 23 8X10 B/W photographs from a solo photoshoot with Saida Gerrard. 2 8X10 B/W proof sheets. 6 strips of negatives, each containing negatives of four photographs.
12 7.5X10 B/W photographs credited to Ruth Lert. Several are from "Death and the Lady", featuring Saida Gerrard with Ben Johnson.
1 5X7 B/W photograph credited to Irene Rosenfeld, Venice, CA.
1 5X7 and 3 8X10 B/W photographs credited to Constantine. From "Death and the Lady". Featuring Saida Gerrard with Ben Johnson.
19 8X10 B/W photographs credited to Harry Drinkwater, Los Angeles, CA. From "Death and the Lady". Featuring Saida Gerrard with Ben Johnson.
3 uncredited color slides.
117 total items.
Box 2, Folder 38

Dance notes

Scope and Contents

26 pages of dance notes. Handwritten and typed.
7 sets of typed program notes. 2 pages per set.
33 total items.
Box 2, Folder 39

Scores

Scope and Contents

1 page photocopy score for "Pavane", part one of "Tapestry".
Box 8

Audio 1965

Scope and Contents

4 reels of 1/4 inch magnetic audio tape. 1 tape is marked February 16, 1965.
 

They All Want To Get Married

Box 2, Folder 40

Programs 1944-1945

Scope and Contents

2 original programs for "They All Want To Get Married" by Julie Berns. Saida Gerrard billed as "specialty dancer." Public Theatre, New York, NY. English and Hebrew. 1944-45.
 

Unanswered Question, The

Box 2, Folder 41

Dance notes

Scope and Contents

8 pages of handwritten dance notes on ruled paper.
Box 8

Audio

Scope and Contents

4 reels of 1/4 inch magnetic audio tape. 2 of the reels also contain "Visions and Prophecies".
 

Visions and Prophecies

Historical note

Five scenes: 1. Premonition and Warning 2. Predatory Antagonism (also listed as Predatory Climate of Dessension) 3. Strife and Destruction (also listed as Dynamic Antagonism) 4. Visions (also listed as Awareness of Need for Harmony) 5. Prophecy (also listed as Resolution Toward the Future)
Box 9

Video

Scope and Contents

1 reel of 1/4 inch video tape.
Map-case 8, Drawer 1-2

Photographs

Scope and Contents

1 10X6.25 B/W, 1 9.25X6.25 B/W, and 1 10X7.5 B/W photographs. Photographs are mounted on matted boards. Photography by Lyn Smith. 3 total photographs.
Box 3, Folder 14

Dance notes

Scope and Contents

10 pages of dance notes for "Visions and Prophesies". Notes on front and back of most pages.
Box 3, Folder 15

Programs

Scope and Contents

Programs for "Visions and Prophesies". Performed November 15 in the Philharmonic Auditorium. Year unknown. Choreographed by Saida Gerrard and performed by the Saida Gerrard Theatre Dance Co. 7 original and 3 photocopies. 10 items total.
Map-case 8, Drawer 1

Ephemera

Scope and Contents

4 6X24 paper advertisements for "Visions and Prophesies" performed in Idyllwild, in the Summer of 1955. Featured Saida Gerrard, Roma Bisgiri, Nancy Johnson, Edith Sewell, and Meryl Stritman.
4 items total.
Box 8

Audio

Scope and Contents

3 reels of 1/4 inch magnetic audio tape. 2 reels also contain "The Unanswered Question."
 

Vitebsk Trio

Box 3, Folder 1-13

Photographs

Scope and Contents

64 7.5X9.5, 1 4X6, and 2 5X7 B/W photographs taken by Lyn Smith.
2 4X6 color photographs.
3 8X10 B/W proof sheets.
1 slide.
73 total items.
 

Photographs

Scope and Contents

This series contains photographs which cannot be linked to a particular dance. Photographs are of dances, rehearsals, and class sessions. Photographer listed when possible. 97 items total.
Box 3, Folder 16, 26

Photographs

Scope and Contents

Photography by Arthur Dubinsky. 2 8X10 B/W photographs, 8 8X10 proof sheets. 10 items total.
Box 3, Folder 24

Photographs

Scope and Contents

Photography by Bill Isaacks. 5 8X10 B/W photographs.
Box 3, Folder 17

Photographs

Scope and Contents

Photography by Ruth Lert. 7 8X10 B/W photographs.
Box 3, Folder 18

Photographs

Scope and Contents

Photography by Jill Richards. 1 5X7 B/W and 4 3.25X4.75 B/W photographs. 1 8X10 proof sheet. 6 items total.
Box 3, Folder 19-21

Heritage Dance Company

Scope and Contents

2 4.25X3, 6 4.75X3.25, and 6 5X7 B/W photographs of Saida Gerrard teaching the Heritage Dance Co. at the University of Southern California. Photographer is not credited. 14 items total.
Box 3, Folder 22, 23, 25, 27

Photographs

Scope and Contents

22 B/W and color photographs, 9 slides, and 1 proof sheet. Size ranges from 2.5X4.25 to 8X10. Uncredited professional and amateur photography of dances, rehearsals, classes, and candid photos. 32 items total.
Box 3, Folder 30

Fe Alf

Scope and Contents

1 7X9 B/W photo of Fe Alf. Photo taken by Soichi Sunami, New York. 1934.
Box 3, Folder 25, 28

Charles Weidman Company

Scope and Contents

2 8X10s, 7 3.5X2.25, and 1 5X7 B/W photographs of the Charles Weidman Company on tour. 2 slides of Charles Weidman. 10 photographs total.
Box 3, Folder 30

Mary Wigman

Scope and Contents

1 3X5 B/W photograph of Mary Wigman. Uncredited.
Box 3, Folder 30

Elizabeth Leese

Scope and Contents

1 8X10 B/W photograph of Elizabeth Leese. Signed by Leese. 1945.
 

Notes

Scope and Contents

Saida Gerrard's notebooks containing handwritten dance notes, contact info, appointments, and schedules. 9 notebooks total.
Loose leaf notes related to specific dances and to dance in general. Handwritten and typed. 21 pages total.
Box 3, Folder 31-32

Notes

Scope and Contents

Notes related to specific dances and to dance in general. Handwritten and typed. 21 pages total.
This sub-series also contains auto-biographical notes.
6 pages of handwritten auto-biographical notes on ruled paper.
2 pages of handwritten auto-biographical notes on legal sized ruled paper.
6 pages (2 handwritten and 4 typed) of auto-biographical notes.
2 copies (1 original, 1 photocopy) of typed auto-biographical notes. 4 pages each.
1 transcript of an interview with Saida Gerrard. The interview was conducted by Karen Wickre for the Research Center for the Federal Theatre Project at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, on February 21, 1978 in Hollywood, CA. 28 total pages. Transcribed from an auido tape by Rhoda Durkan in October, 1978.
6 total documents. 50 total pages.
71 total pages.
Box 3, Folder 33-38

Notebooks

Scope and Contents

Saida Gerrard's notebooks containing handwritten dance notes, contact info, appointments, and schedules. 9 notebooks total.
Box 4, Folder 1-20

Programs 1934-1973

Scope and Contents

The programs in this sub-series are for events and workshops in which multiple dances were performed, or for which a particular dance cannot be identified.
Dated materials are from 09/27/34-03/21/62. Some materials are probably from before and after this range, but exact dates are not provided.
Most are in English, but a few are in Hebrew.
75 total items.
 

Correspondence 1933-1998

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to and from Saida Gerrard. Contains letters, envelopes, telegrams, contracts. Handwritten and typed. Personal and business related. Dates range from 12/28/33-11/23/98. 113 items total.
Box 4, Folder 21-26

Correspondence

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to and from Saida Gerrard. Contains letters, envelopes, and telegrams. Handwritten and typed. Personal and business related. Dates range from 12/28/33-11/23/98. 62 items total.
Box 4, Folder 27-28

Contracts

Scope and Contents

Contracts for performances and classes from 1945 - 1980. 18 contracts. 51 total items.
 

Publications 1935-1994

Box 4, Folder 29-30, Box 7

Publications

Scope and Contents

The Curtain Call, volume 6, number 6, March 1935. The official publication of the Dominion Drama Festival, Toronto, Canada. 1 original, 2 photocopies. 3 total pages.
"The Language of Dance" by Saida Gerrard. The Jewish Standard, April 19, 1935. 5 photocopies.
Dance Observer, volume 6, number 4, April 1939. Contains an review of a Y.M.H.A. sponsored event of the Carousel Theatre Company's performance of "Mother Goose on Parade" and "Fancy Fanny's Judgment Day" on February 26, 1939. Original. 1 copy.
"Saida Gerrard Discusses 'The L.A. Problem'", by John Dougherty. Dance Magazine, March 1963. 5 original copies, 2 pages each. 10 total pages.
The Torch, congressional bulletin of University Synagogue. Volume 36, number 11, May 1980. 1 original, 2 photocopies. 3 total pages.
Box 5, Folder 1-6

Scores 1961-1975

Scope and Contents

These files contain original and commercial scores:
Commercially produced scores and photocopies. 35 total scores.
"Variations on an Elisabethan Folk Tune". Composed by Richard Grayson, 1961. 2 scores.
Toka #94. Pavana - molto largo. Composed by Kenneth Klaus, March 15, 1975. Presented to Saida Gerrard on March 20, 1975. 2 scores.
4 original scores total.
39 total scores.
 

Miscellaneous Ephemera

Box 5, Folder 7-9

Teaching materials

Scope and Contents

This sub-series contains items related to classes, workshops, and seminars taught by Saida Gerrard. Schedule of classes, programs, flyers, mailers, course packets, library holdings, and lecture notes. 1940-
New York Joint Council United Office and Professional Workers of America, C.I.O., Idyllwild Arts Foundation, University of Judaism, Aspen Music School, Sutro-Seyler School, UCLA, and USC.
78 items total.
Box 5, Folder 10-15, Box 6

Ephemera 1934-1980

Scope and Contents

This sub-series contains miscellaneous ephemera.
Written ephemera contains information about Jewish life and rituals, articles written about Saida Gerrard, timetables, dance analysis, and library holdings. Originals and photocopies. Mostly in English with some materials in Hebrew. 18 items total, 57 pages total.
Visual ephemera contains items such as a 12"X12" needlepoint for the Heritage Dance Co. (1980), a 17X34 drawing on paper (torn) of Saida Gerrard, signs and desk plates for Saida Gerrard (4), works of art on construction paper (8), 6X24 paper advertisements for Saida Gerrard & Co. (4), and images of Saida Gerrard cut from photographs for graphic design (3). 20 items total.
This sub-series also contains items related to Saida Gerrard's dance studios. Advertisements, business cards, programs, Credo and background info. New York Wigman School of the Dance, New York; Studio of the Modern Dance, Toronto, Canada; Gerrard Theatre Dance Co., Hollywood, CA; Saida Gerrard Heritage Dance Co.; School of American Dance; Sutro-Seyler Studio, Los Angeles, CA; Studio of Contemporary Dance; Los Angeles, CA; Studio of Creative Dance, Los Angeles, Ca;
90 items total.
Box 5, Folder 16-21

Clippings

Scope and Contents

These files contain clippings from newspapers and magazines. Scrapbooks and loose clippings. The scrapbook and many of the photocopies contain multiple clippings. Originals and photocopies. Mostly in English, but a few of the clippings are in Hebrew. 106 total items.
Box 7

Audio tapes

Scope and Contents

6 reels of 1/4 inch magnetic audio tape:
3 reels contain "He's got the whole world in his hands"; "Pretty little horses"; "God's gonna cut you down"; "Maybe she go"; "Another man done gone"; "Ox driven song".
1 reel contains Francais Quintet Concert.
1 reel contains excerpts from works by the composers Stockhausen, Penderecki, Pousseur, Harry Partch, and Boulez.
1 reel contains "Allison" (1974) by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. Juilliard Ensemble conducted by Joseph Zwilich. In memorium of Allison Krause, who was killed at Kent State University, May 4, 1970.
1 audio cassette tape containing an interview with Saida Gerrard for the Federal Theatre Project, February 21, 1978.
2 unmarked audio cassettes.
Box 10

Costumes

Scope and Contents

Costumes from Saida Gerrard's performances. 17 total pieces.