Content: Originals shelved in *MGZEB 79-299. Former classmark: *MGZRS 79-299.
Content: Target title. Original volumes 37 x 48 cm. Documentation on her career compiled by Janet Collins, black American dancer and teacher.
Content: CONTENTS. - v. 1 (1947-49. Newspaper clippings, reviews, programs on her first solo concerts in Los Angeles and her New York debut at the YM-YWHA, 1949. Original photographs of her Negro spirituals, Rondo from Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Apre le Mardi Gras, Protest, and Juba) - v. 2 (1950-51. Clippings, reviews, and photographs. Appearances as principal dancer in the Cole Porter musical, Out of this world, for which she received the Donaldson Award, 1950-51; Mademoiselle Merit Award, 1950; television and radio appearances) - v. 3 (1952-53. Reviews, programs, and photographs on her Metropolitan Opera Ballet appearances as prima ballerina and first regular black company member in Aïda, Carmen, La Gioconda, and Samson et Dalila) - v. 4 (1952-54. Additional material on Metropolitan Opera productions of Aïda and La Gioconda; first solo concert tour, 1952; spring concert tour of U.S. and Canada, 1953, and 1954 tour) - v. 5 (1955-76. Photographic portraits of Miss Collins by Marcus Blechman. Various awards and honors: certificates, clippings, letters, medals and pins, including Mademoiselle Merit Award medal, Donaldson Award pendant, and New York Foundling Hospital Award pin. Notes on the Negro spiritual by Hall Johnson; articles about teaching activities at St. Joseph's School for the Deaf, Marymount Manhattan College, and Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart; clippings on the San Francisco Opera production of Verdi's Nabucco, with choreography by Miss Collins, 1970; her ballet Genesis, including letters, in French, from Heitor Villa-Lobos, who composed the commissioned ballet score.
Statement of responsibility: [compiled by] Janet Collins.