The Paget-Fredericks Dance Collection contains roughly 2,000 original drawings, paintings, photographs
and pieces of memorabilia that date from ca. 1913 to ca. 1945. The collection is arranged by subject and
format into sixteen groups, numbered 1964.009 to 1964.024. Various media and sizes are represented. The
categories by subject include: Isadora Duncan; Loie Fuller; Vaslav Nijinsky; Anna Pavlova; Ruth St.
Denis; other dancers; decor and costume designs for ballets; other figure and costume studies;
illustrations and graphic design; miscellaneous drawings and paintings; juvenilia; historic dance
costumes; printed pictures and clippings; photographic prints; portraits; and works by other artists in
various media. The material in the collection was either created or collected by Joseph
Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks was born in his family's San Francisco home at the corner of Clay St. and
Webster St. in 1905. His mother, Constance Paget-Fredericks, was born in San Francisco when her father,
a Special Correspondent for the London Times, was on his way to Japan as British Minister. The artist's
father, Arthur Remy von Hohenthal Fredericks, was also born in San Francisco as his parents were headed
for St. Petersburg. Descendant of the famous Baltic lumber barons, Paget-Fredericks' father was a
well-known western business man and philanthropist.
Approximately 2,000 original drawings, paintings and photographs, as well as scrapbooks and
other dance memorabilia.
Thirty historic dance costumes (on extended loan to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco).
368 digital objects
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish
photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for
publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not
intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the
The following parts of the collection are stored off-campus: BANC PIC 1964.012 A/AX BANC
PIC 1964.015 ALB BANC PIC 1964.016 ALB All dance costumes are on extended loan to the Fine
Arts Museums of San Francisco.