Guide to the Dorotheda Revay Anderson Papers

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Library Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0574
Creator: Anderson, Dorotheda Revay.
Title: Dorotheda Revay Anderson papers
Dates: 1842-1989
Bulk Dates: 1931-1989
Physical Description: 4 Linear feet
Summary: This collection largely pertains to Anderson's professional career and includes her curriculum vita, letters of recommendation, clippings, teaching materials, correspondence, photographs, and her reference files on dancers and artists. Correspondents include British dancer Vera Fredova (Winifred Edwards) and Ivor F. Guest. There is also a plaster cast of Victor Frisch's life mask of Anna Pavlova and a framed German notice for a performance of the ballet Gisella, 1842. Other items include clippings, newsletters, and photographs pertaining to tennis, 1950-1988.
Language(s): In English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of the estate of D. Revay Anderson, 1999.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Dorotheda Revay Anderson Papers (SC0574). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Dorotheda Revay Anderson, a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, was a member of the Amercan Ballet Theatre from 1951-53. She earned her B.A. in anthropology at Stanford University in 1960 and her M.A. in education in 1961. From 1962 to 1964 she was in charge of ballet and modern dance at UC Berkeley. In 1964 she was appointed professor of dance at California State University, Sacramento and retired in 1988 with the rank of professor emeritus. Prof. Anderson has served as consultant on a national public television series and as juror and panelist for several ballet companies and competitions.

Description of the Collection

This collection largely pertains to Anderson's professional career and includes her curriculum vita, letters of recommendation, clippings, teaching materials, correspondence, photographs, and her reference files on dancers and artists. Correspondents include British dancer Vera Fredova (Winifred Edwards) and Ivor F. Guest. There is also a plaster cast of Victor Frisch's life mask of Anna Pavlova and a framed German notice for a performance of the ballet Gisella, 1842. Other items include clippings, newsletters, and photographs pertaining to tennis, 1950-1988.

Access Terms

Anderson, Dorotheda Revay.
Edwards, Winifred.
Frisch, Victor, 1876?-1939.
Guest, Ivor Forbes.
Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931.
Ballet dancers.
Dance--Study and teaching--United States.
Tennis.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Biographical clippings

Box 1, Folder 2

Curriculum vita

Box 1, Folder 3

Letters of recommendation

Box 1, Folder 4

Class handout: “Selected Forms, Concepts, and French Terms of the Classic Dance”

Box 1, Folder 5

Class materials, California State University, Sacramento: syllabae, tests, handouts, 1982-1983 and undated

Box 1, Folder 6

CSU, Sacramento: notices and handouts re dance-related events, 1972-79

Box 1, Folder 7

Choreography notes

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence: letters from Vera Fredova (Winifred Edwards), 1975, 1979

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence with Ivor Guest, 1975-1987

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence, general

Box 1, Folder 11

Memorabilia: autograph book

Box 1, Folder 12

Miscellaneous items

Box 1, Folder 13

Photographs

Box 1, Folder 14

Poems, typescript

Box 1, Folder 15

Tennis, clippings and newsletters, 1950-1988

Box 1, Folder 16

Tennis, photographs of Art Larsen

Box 2, Folder 1

Brown, Leslie: dancer’s profiles from programs

Box 2, Folder 2

Jasperson, Sally: clippings and curriculum vita

Box 2, Folder 3

Kosloff (Theodore) / Baldina (Alexandra): photos, clippings, notes

Box 2, Folder 4

Massine, Leonine: transcript of interview, 1978, programs, clippings

Box 2, Folder 5

Pavlova, Anna: information on the life mask sculpted by Victor Frisch

Box 2, Folder 6

Pring, Dorothy: Reváy’s remarks at her memorial service, 1971; advertisement of Pring’s ballet studio

Box 2, Folder 7

Tudor, Anthony: clippings, 1987

Box 2, Folder 8

Artists: biographical information on Richard O’Hanlon and Richard Vincent West

Box 2, Folder 9

Dancers, miscellaneous: programs, articles, clippings, 1931-1989

Box 3

[probably Leonine Massine - 2 originals, 2 duplicates]

Physical Description: 4 videotapes (.75 inch)
Box 3

Framed diplomas for Reváy’s B.A. (1960) and M.A. (1961) from Stanford

Box 3

Framed certificate to Reváy from American Biographical Institute

Box 4

German notice for performance of the ballet Gisella, 1842

Box 5

Life mask of Pavlova [plaster cast from original by Victor Frisch]