Photographic negatives of dancers and dance companies

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Description
Roger Wood, a British photographer, was born in Madras, India, 1920. Starting to photograph ballet in 1944, he soon became one of the best know dance photographers in Great Britain. He has published several books of dance photographs, including Katherine Dunham, her Dancers, Singers, Musicians(Richard Buckle, editor, 1949), The Sadler's Wells Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden(1951), and The Theatre Ballet of Sadler's Wells in photographs(1952). His interest later turned to archeology and photography and has published works on Egypt, Saudi Arabian antiquities, and Persia. Collection includes negatives of studio, action, travel, informal and portrait prints of dancers, dance companies, theatrical productions, motion pictures, and ballet special events. Arranged alphabetically by dancer's surname or by dance company name. Each dance company is further arranged alphabetically by dance title or dancer's name. Each negative bears a number assigned by the photographer Roger Wood; these numbers correspond to the numbers that appear on the verso of the related print.
Names
Wood, Roger (Photographer)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1944 - 1961
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZEN 95-5483
Topics
Dancers
Choreographers
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Biographical/historical: Roger Wood, a British photographer, was born in Madras, India, 1920. Starting to photograph ballet in 1944, he soon became one of the best know dance photographers in Great Britain. He has published several books of dance photographs, including Katherine Dunham, her Dancers, Singers, Musicians(Richard Buckle, editor, 1949), The Sadler's Wells Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden(1951), and The Theatre Ballet of Sadler's Wells in photographs(1952). His interest later turned to archeology and photography and has published works on Egypt, Saudi Arabian antiquities, and Persia.
Content: Box 30 contains unidentified negatives
Content: Each negative bears a number assigned by Roger Wood. Box 28 contains Wood's register
Content: For the related prints see Photographic prints of dancers and dance companies, *MGZEB 95-5482. Box 28 contains Wood's register of negatives. Box 29 contains oversized negatives and Box 30 contains unidentified negatives.
Physical Description
Extent: 10.5 linear feet (29 document boxes, 1 oversize flat box; 43, 975 photonegatives)
Negatives
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12176515
MSS Unit ID: 19623
Archives collections id: archives_collections_19623
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 49aa06c0-8fda-0139-1c32-0242ac110002
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