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Guide to the Dance Program and Ephemera Collection, 1909-1987
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Series 1. Ballet and modern dance programs, 1909-1987.

Physical Description: 8.2 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

This series comprises dance programs documenting American and international ballet and modern dance performers and companies. This series is particularly strong in documenting Serge Diaghilev's original Ballets Russes (1910-1929) and related companies, such as Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (1938-1961), Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo (1933-1934), W. de Basil's Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo (1935-1947), and Original Ballet Russe (1940-1946).
Many of these programs contain illustrations, designs, and photographs by significant artists. In particular, the Ballets Russes (Serge Diaghilev) souvenir programs are profusely illustrated with costume and scene designs by Léon Bakst, André Derain, Nataliia Sergeevna Goncharova, Pablo Picasso, and others. Photographs by George Platt Lynes can also be found on a number of New York City Ballet souvenir program covers.
Other kinds of printed materials documenting individual performers and dance companies, such as clippings, journal issues, broadsides, brochures, exhibit catalogs, memorial service programs, calendars, and related ephemera, can be found in Series 3. This series is arranged by performer or dance company.
Box 1

Ailey, Alvin. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and City Center Dance Theater, event and souvenir programs, 1968-1975 and undated

Box 1

Alonso, Alicia and Andre Eglevsky, event program, 1957

Box 1

Alonso, Alicia and Igor Youskevitch, event program, 1958

Box 1-2

American Ballet Theatre

Box 1

Event programs, 1957-1989.

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box 1-2

Souvenir programs

Box 1

1956-1964.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 2

1964-1986.

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 2

American Concert Ballet Company, event program, 1964

Box 2

American Dance, event program, 1953.

Scope and Content Note

Includes companies of and choreography by Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, José Limon, Merce Cunningham, Nina Fonaroff, Pearl Lang, Helen McGehee, and May O'Donnell.
Box 2

American Dance Machine (Alpha Company), event program, 1978

Box 2

Atlanta Civic Ballet, event and souvenir programs, 1956

Box 2

Australian Ballet, annual report, event and souvenir programs, 1966-1980.

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 3

Babilée, Jean, Les Ballets Jean Babilée,souvenir program, 1956

Box 3

Bal du Moulin Rouge, souvenir program, 1960

Box 3

Ballet Ballads, event program, 1948-1950

Box 3

Ballet Company (Col. W. de Basil), souvenir program, 1939

Box 3

Ballet Intime, event program, 1951

Box 3

Ballet Nacional de Cuba, event program, 1978

Box 3

Ballet of the 20th Century, event and souvenir programs, 1971-1985

Box 3

Ballet Polonaise, souvenir program, 1938

Box 3

Ballet Repertory Company, event program, 1980

Box 3-6

Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.

Note

See also Ballets Russes and Original Ballet Russe.
Box 3-5

Event programs

Box 3

1938-1940.

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 4

1940-1948.

Physical Description: 8 folders.
Box FB-28 : 8

Oversize material, 1941

Box 5

1949-1962.

Physical Description: 6 folders.
Box 5-6

Souvenir programs

Box 5

1938-1939

Box 6

1940-1961

Box 6

Event and souvenir programs, undated

Box 7

Ballet Russe Highlights (Leonid Massine), souvenir program, undated

Box 7

Ballet Society, event and souvenir programs, 1946-1948.

Note

See also New York City Ballet.
Box 7

Ballet Sovietique, event and souvenir programs, 1955-1956

Box 7

Ballet Suedois, souvenir programs, 1921 and undated

Box 7

Ballet Theatre

Box 7

Event programs, ca. 1940-1955

Box 7

Souvenir programs

Box 7

1940-1949

Box 8

1950-1956

Box 8

Ballet Variante, souvenir program, undated

Box 8

Ballet West, event and souvenir programs, 1970-1975 and undated

Box 8

Ballets 1933 de Georges Balanchine, souvenir program, 1933

Box 8

Ballets de Monte Carlo, event and souvenir programs, 1937-1939

Box 8

Ballets de Paris

Box 8

Event programs, 1949-1964 and undated

Box 8

Souvenir programs, 1950 and undated

Box 8

Ballets Jazz de Montréal, souvenir program, undated

Box 8

Ballets Modernes de Paris, souvenir program, 1956

Box 8-9

Ballets Russes (Serge Diaghilev).

Note

See also Ballet Russe and Original Ballet Russe.
Box 8

Event programs, ca. 1916-1925

Box 8

Souvenir programs.

Scope and Content Note

Includes some special issues of the serial publication Comoedia Illustré concerning the ballet and opera season in Paris.
Box 8

1910-1912.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 9

1913-1929 and undated.

Physical Description: 7 folders.
Box 10

Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo

Box 10

Event programs, ca. 1933-1934

Box 10

Souvenir programs, 1933-1934

Box 10-11

Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo (Col. W. de Basil)

Box 10

Event programs

Box 10

1935-1947 and undated.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 10-11

Souvenir programs

Box 10

1935.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 11

1936-1947.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 11

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, event program, 1977

Box 11

Ballets USA, event and souvenir programs, ca. 1961 and undated

Box FB-21 : 9

Oversize material, undated

Box 11

Batsheva Dance Company, souvenir programs, 1968 and undated

Box 11

Beatty, Talley. Talley Beatty and Company, event programs, 1945-1949

Box 11

Beatty, Talley. Talley Beatty Dance Company, Pearl Lang and Dance Company, Donald McKayle Dance Company, event program, 1969

Box 11

Berlin Opera Ballet, event program, 1978

Box 11-12

Bolshoi Ballet

Box 11

Event programs, 1956-1975.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 12

Souvenir programs, 1959-1987.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 12

Boone, Agnes, event program, 1930

Box 12

California Ballet Company, event programs, 1971-1972

Box 12

Camryn, Walter, event program, 1949

Box 12

Capitol Ballet Company (Washington, D.C.), event programs, 1966

Box 12

Collin, Janet. Janet Collin and her Company, souvenir program, undated

Box 12

Community Concert Service (cultural events booking agency), event programs, 1948-1949

Box 12

Contemporary Dancers Company (San Francisco, CA), souvenir program, undated

Box 12

Coronet Ballet Company (Los Angeles, CA), souvenir program, undated

Box 12

Cunningham, Merce. Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, event programs, 1971-1975 and undated

Box 12

Dance Theater of Harlem, event programs, 1975-1984

Box 12

Dancers Club (New York, NY), event program, 1932

Box 12

Dancin', event and souvenir programs, 1978

Box 12

Danilova, Alexandra, event and souvenir programs, 1954

Box 12

De Mille, Agnes. Agnes de Mille Dance Theatre Company, event programs, 1953-1954

Box 12

Denishawn, includes Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, event and souvenir programs, 1914-1949 and undated.

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box FB-25 : 2

Oversize Denishawn School of Dancing prospectus, undated

Box 13

Draper, Paul, souvenir program, undated

Box 13

Dunham, Katherine, event and souvenir programs, 1943 and undated

Box 13

Enters, Angna, event program, ca. 1944

Box 13

Feld, Eliot. The Eliot Feld Ballet, event program, 1978

Box 13

First Chamber Dance Quartet, event program, 1963

Box 13

First Negro Classic Ballet, event programs, 1951 and undated

Box 13

Fonteyn, Margot with the Borovansky Ballet, souvenir program, 1957

Box 13

Foster-King, Sandra (UC Irvine recital), event program, 1977

Box 13

Frankel, Emily and Mark Ryder, event program, 1954.

Box 13

Genee, Adeline, event program, 1912-1913

Box 13

Gentry, Eva. Eva Gentry and Company, event programs, undated

Box 13

Georgi, Yvonne and Harald Kreutzberg, event and souvenir programs, 1931 and undated.

Box 13

Georgian State Dance Company, event and souvenir programs, 1960

Box 13

Graham, Martha, event programs, 1929-1940

Box 13

Graham, Martha. Martha Graham and Dance Company

Box 13

Event programs, 1950-1978

Box 13

Souvenir programs, 1948-1967

Box 13

Gray, Harriette Ann. Harriette Ann Gray and Company, event program, 1954

Box 13

Greene, Madelynne, event program, 1950

Box 13

Harkness Ballet

Box 13

Event programs, 1966-1970

Box 13

Souvenir programs, 1965-1969

Box 13

Hartford Ballet, event program, 1975

Box 13

Hawkins, Erick. Erick Hawkins Dance Company, event programs, 1964-1973

Box 13

Holm, Hanja, event program, 1937

Box 13

Horton Dance Group, event program, ca. 1940

Box 13

Horton, Lester. Lester Horton Dancers, event programs, 1951 and undated

Box 13

Humphrey, Doris and Charles Weidman, event program, 1929

Box 14

Inyoka, Nyota, event program, undated

Box 14

Jeanmaire, Renee Marcelle, souvenir program, 1924

Box 14

Joffrey Ballet

Box 14

Event programs, 1957-1988.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 14

Souvenir programs, 1984-1988

Box 14

Jooss, Kurt. Jooss Ballet, souvenir programs, 1933-1941 and undated.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 14

Kaitani, Yaoko. Yaoko Kaitani Ballet Groupe, event program, 1956

Box 14

Koner, Pauline, event program, 1964

Box 14

Koninklijk Ballet van Vlaanderen, souvenir program, 1984

Box 14

Kreutzberg, Harald, souvenir program, 1937

Box 14

Laguna Beach Civic Ballet Company, event programs, 1971 and undated

Box 14

Leningrad Kirov Ballet, souvenir programs, 1961-1971

Box 14

Lewitsky, Bella. Bella Lewitsky Dance Company, souvenir program, 1976

Box 14

Lido (Paris), souvenir program, 1955

Box 14

Limon, José. José Limon and Dance Company, event and souvenir programs, 1953-1954 and undated

Box 15

London's Festival Ballet, souvenir program, 1954-1958

Box 15

Long Beach Summer School of Dance Concerts, event program, 1968

Box 15

Loomis, Sarah and R. Clinton Rothwell, event program, undated

Box 15

Loring, Eugene, event programs, 1968

Box 15

Los Angeles City College and Los Angeles State College, event programs, 1950-1951

Box 15

Lubovitch, Lar. Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, event program, 1979

Box 15

Markova, Alicia and Anton Dolin, event and souvenir programs, 1947-1977 and undated.

Box 15

Mata, Ruth. Ruth Mata and Eugene Hari and Company, souvenir programs, undated

Box 15

McBride, Patricia. Patricia McBride, Jean-Pierre Bonnefous and Company, event program, 1978

Box 15

Mission Ballet of Southern California, event program, 1981

Box 15

Monterey Peninsula Civic Ballet Company, souvenir program, 1957-1958

Box 15

Mordkin, Mikhail. Mikhail Mordkin and his Russian Ballet and Mordkin Ballet, souvenir programs, ca. 1926-1938

Box 15

Multigravitational Aerodance Group, event program, 1975

Box 15

National Ballet of Canada

Box 15

Event programs, ca. 1957-1984

Box 15

Souvenir programs, 1957-1973

Box 15

New Ballet Russe, souvenir program, 1938

Box 15

New London Ballet, event and souvenir programs, 1975

Box 15

New York City Ballet.

Note

See also Ballet Society.
Box 15

Event programs, 1949-1979 and undated.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box FB-25 : 2

Oversize material, 1953

Box 16

Souvenir programs, 1951-1985 and undated.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 16

Nigodoff, Alexander. Alexander Nigodoff Ballet, event program, 1968

Box 16

Nikolais, Alwin,. Alwin Nikolais Dance Company and Dance Theatre, event programs, 1970

Box 16

Nureyev, Rudolf. Nureyev and Friends, event programs, 1974-1978

Box 16

Oakland Ballet, event and souvenir programs, 1975-1978

Box 16

Old Vic Company, event and souvenir programs, 1954

Box 16-17

Original Ballet Russe.

Note

See also Ballet Russe and Ballets Russes.
Box 16-17

Event programs

Box 16

1940.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 17

1941-1946.

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box 17

Souvenir programs, 1946

Box 18

Pacific Dance Theater, event program, 1950

Box 18

Page, Ruth. Ruth Page's Chicago Opera Ballet and Ruth Page's International Ballet, event and souvenir programs, 1958-1969

Box 18

Page-Stone Ballet, souvenir program, ca. 1941

Box 18

Paris Opera Ballet, event and souvenir programs, 1956 and undated

Box 18

Pasadena Junior Ballet Theatre, event program, 1950

Box 18

Pavlova, Anna, event and souvenir programs, 1910-1925 and undated

Box FB-21 : 11 and FB-28 : 8

Oversize material, 1921 and undated

Box 18

Pennsylvania Ballet, souvenir program, undated

Box 18

Petit, Roland. Roland Petit's Ballet Nationale de Marseille, event program, 1980

Box 18

Philadelphia Ballet, event program, 1937

Box 18

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, souvenir program, 1970

Box 18

Polish Ballet, event program, 1958

Box 18

Posin, Kathryn. Kathryn Posin Dance Company, event program, undated.

Box 18

Radio City Music Hall, event and souvenir programs, 1947-1948 and undated

Box 18

Rambert Ballet, event programs, 1950 and undated

Box 18

Rogers, Rod. Rod Rogers Dance Company, event program, 1973

Box 18

Rose, Virginia. Virginia Rose Concert Dancers, event program, 1967

Box 18

Royal Ballet

Box 18

Event programs, 1957-1979 and undated.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 18-19

Souvenir programs

Box 18

1957-1964

Box 19

1967-1981.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 19

Royal Danish Ballet

Box 19

Event programs, 1952-1965

Box 19

Souvenir programs, 1956-1965

Box 19

Royal Winnipeg Ballet, event and souvenir programs, 1965-1971

Box 19

Rubinstein, Ida, event program, 1929

Box 19-20

Russian Ballet

Box 19

London season, event and souvenir programs, 1921-1938

Box 20

Saison Russe

Box 20

Event programs, 1909-1911

Box 20

Special issues of the serial publication Comoedia Illustré concerning the ballet and opera season in Paris, 1909-1911

Box 20

Sadler's Wells Ballet and Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet

Box 20

Event programs, 1949-1956.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 20

Souvenir programs, 1949-1956.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 20

Sakharff, Clotilde and Alexandre, event and souvenir programs, 1930-1938 and undated

Box 20

San Diego Ballet Company, event programs, 1971 and undated

Box 20

San Francisco Ballet and San Francisco Opera Ballet

Box 20

Event programs, 1938-1977 and undated

Box 20

Souvenir programs, 1945-1965 and undated

Box FB-21 : 9

Oversize material, 1964-1965 and undated

Box 20

San Francisco Russian Opera and Ballet Association, event program, 1945

Box 20

Sanasardo Dance Company, event programs, 1977

Box 20

Schoop, Trudi. Trudi Schoop and Her Comic Ballet

Box 20

Event programs, 1936-1938 and undated

Box 20

Souvenir programs, 1935 and undated

Box 20

Schottelius, Renate, souvenir program, ca. 1954

Box 21

Shabelevsky, Yurek, event program, 1939

Box 21

Slavenska, Mia, Mia Slavenska's Ballet Variante, event and souvenir programs, 1948-1949

Box 21

Slavenska, Mia. Mia Slavenska, David Tihmar and Company and Slavenska-Franklin Ballet, event and souvenir programs, ca,1944-1952

Box 21

Slavina and Her Company, event program, undated

Box 21

South Bay-Torrance Youth Ballet Company, event program, 1958

Box 21

Stars of American Ballet (Bujones, Farrell, Martins, and Tcherkassky), event program, 1977

Box 21

Stuttgart Ballet, souvenir programs, 1969-1977.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 21

Sujata and Asoka, event and souvenir programs, 1932-1950 and undated

Box 21

Sydney Dance Company, souvenir program, 1986

Box 21

Taylor, June. June Taylor Dancers, souvenir program, undated

Box 21

Taylor, Peggy V., event programs, 1932

Box 21

Taylor, Paul. Paul Taylor Company, event programs, 1966 and undated

Box 21

Tetley, Glen. Glen Tetley Dance Company, event programs, 1968-1969

Box 21

Theatre National de L'Opera, souvenir program, undated

Box 21

Theatre Under the Stars, souvenir program, ca. 1956

Box 21

University of California, Los Angeles, dance concerts, event programs, 1964-1966

Box FB-28 : 8

Oversize material, 1969

Box 21

University of Southern California, Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, event program, 1967

Box 21

University of Utah, Repertory Dance Theatre, event programs , 1968

Box 21

Vienna State Opera Ballet, event and souvenir programs, 1971

Box 21

Weidman, Charles, event programs, 1933 and undated

Box 21

Wigman, Mary, event programs, 1930-1932

Box 21

Yuriko and Dance Company, event program, 1970

Box 21

Zizi Jean Maire Revue, souvenir program, undated

 

Series 2. World dance programs, 1933-1987.

Physical Description: 1.4 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

This series comprises dance programs documenting international and world dance materials. Of particular interest are the published materials on a variety of Spanish dance companies and dancers. Materials are arranged by the countries with which particular performers, dance companies, festivals, performances, or events are affiliated.
Box 22

Africa

Box 22

Ballets Africains, 1958 and undated

Box 22

Kykunkor, undated

Box 22

Bulgaria, Koutev Bulgarian National Ensemble, 1963-1964

Box 22

India

Box 22

Balasaraswati, undated

Box 22

Ram Gopal, 1947-1948

Box 22

Sarabhai, Mrinalini, Mrinalini Sarabhai and Her Company of Dancers and Musicians, undated

Box 22

Shan-Kar, Vday, Vday Shan-Kar and His Company of Hindu Dancers and Musicians, 1933-1969

Box 22

Rao, Shanta, Shanta Rao and Her Dancers of India, 1963 and undated.

Box 22

Indonesia

Box 22

Dancers of Bali, 1952 and undated

Box 22

Dja, Devi, Devi Dja and Her Bali Java Dancers of Indonesia, undated

Box 22

International Folk Dance Festival, 1952

Box 22

Israel, Inbal Dance Theatre, 1958-1960

Box 22

Japan

Box 22

Azuma Kabuki Dancers and Musicians, 1954-1960.

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box FB-28 : 8

Oversize material, 1956

Box 22

Odori Festival of Japan, undated

Box 22

Odori Japanese Classical Dances, 1949

Box 22

Takarazuka Dance Theatre, 1959-1960

Box 22

Mexico

Box 22

Ballet de la Ciudad de Mexico, undated

Box 22

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, 1959-1969

Box 23

Philippines, Bayanihan, 1958-1964

Box FB-28 : 8

Oversize material, 1961

Box 23

Poland, Mazowsze, 1964-1965

Box 23

Russia

Box 23

Beryozka Dance Company, 1958-1972 and undated

Box 23

Moiseyev Dance Company, 1958-1987

Box 23

Russian Festival of Music and Dance, 1959

Box 23

Samoa, Prince Su'a's Royal Samoan Choristers and Ceremonial Dancers, 1947

Box 23

South Pacific, Dean, Beth, Beth Dean and Company, undated

Box 23

Spain

Box 23

Amaya, Carmen, Carmen Amaya and Her Troupe, 1942 and undated

Box 23

Antonio and the Ballets de Madrid, 1964-1968

Box 23

Ballet Español Ana Maria, 1951

Box 23

Ballet Español Teresa and Luisillo, 1956-1959 and undated.

Box 23

Jose Greco and his Company of Spanish Dancers, 1952-1967

Box 23

Iglesias, Roberto, Roberto Iglesias Ballet Español, 1958-1959

Box 23

Maracci, Carmelita, 1949

Box 23

Miscellaneous, 1955

Box 23

Triana Spanish Dancers, 1951

Box 24

United States of America

Box 24

Aman American International folk Ballet, 1975

Box 24

Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Association, souvenir program, 1953

Box 24

Ukraine, Ukranian Dance Company, 1961-1962

Box 24

Yugoslavia

Box 24

Frula-Yugoslav Folk Ensemble, 1968

Box 24

Yugoslav National Folk Ballet, ca. 1956

Box FB-28 : 8

Oversize material, undated

 

Series 3. Dance ephemera, 1920-1987.

Physical Description: 0.7 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains various kinds of printed materials other than the dance program genres included in Series 1 and 2. Materials include clippings, journal issues, broadsides, brochures, exhibit catalogs, programs, calendars, and other ephemera.
Box 24

American Dance Festival, programs, 1964

Box 24

Balanchine, George, memorial service program, 1983

Box 24

City Center Theater, New York, 40th anniversary programs, 1983

Box 24

Capezio Dance Award, programs, 1954-1964

Box 24

Dance Spectrum 75, program, 1975

Box 24

De Valois, Ninette, memorial program, 1983

Box 24

Festival International de Danse de Cannes, program, 1987

Box 24

Festival International de Danse de Paris, program, 1978-1986 and undated

Box 24

Holiday Mini Dance Festival, program, 1976.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Bella Lewitsky Dance Company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, and Aman Folk Ensemble.
Box 24

Horst, Louis, memorial program, 1964.

Scope and Content Note

Includes José Limon and Dance Company, and Martha Graham and Dance Company.
Box 24

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, programs, 1947-1958

Box FB-28 : 8

Lin Pei-fen, article, undated

Box 24

Metropolitan Opera, 1883-1983 centennial gala program, 1984

Box 24

Miscellaneous, calendar, 1974.

Scope and Content Note

Includes portraits of Rudolf Nureyev, Violetta Elvin, Violette Verdy, and others.
Box 24

New York City Ballet, article, undated

Box 24

Pacific Western Regional Ballet Festival, programs, 1966-1973

Box FB-21 : 10

Radio City Music Hall, New York, pictorial album, undated

Box 24

Repetto, pictorial album, undated

Box 25

Royal Academy of Dancing, England, program, 1959

Box 25

St. Denis, Ruth and Ruth St. Denis Concert Dancers, advertisements, articles, and reviews, undated

Box FB-21 : 11 and FB-28 : 8

Oversize material, 1920 and undated

Box 25

Villella, Edward, journal article, 1970

Box 25

Wigman, Mary, biographical articles and broadside, undated