Photographic prints of dancers and dance companies

Collection History

Throughout NYPL's research collections, dance images are available for study. Since 1944, a special unit devoted to collecting, preserving, creating and accessing dance documentation has developed into the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at Lincoln Center. This particular digital presentation will continue to grow over time, featuring the department's iconographic file of historical prints and photographs of dancers.

Collection Data

Wood, Roger (Photographer)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1944 - 1961
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZEB 95-5482
Dance companies
Content: Arranged in albums alphabetically, by dancer's name or by dance company name. Each dance company's prints are futher arranged alphabetically by ballet title or by dancer's name. Note that prints for each ballet title are arranged as they appeared on the film roll, and may have been taken during more than one performance. The sequence of photographic prints, therefore, does not necessarily reflect the choreographic sequence
Physical Description
Contact sheets
Extent: 71 albums (ca. 10,500 photographic prints) ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller; 1 box (41 photographic prints) ; 11 x 14 in. or smaller.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12176520
MSS Unit ID: 19624
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e66322b0-c606-012f-d6e7-58d385a7bc34
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