Ted Shawn papers, Additions

Collection Data

Description
The Ted Shawn papers, Additions date from 1833 to 1980 (bulk 1920-1970) and document Shawn's career through correspondence, writings, business records, musical scores, photographs, scrapbooks, programs, and other printed material. The collection also holds a small amount of St. Denis's business records, concerning her activities between 1930 and 1932.
Names
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1833 - 1980
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZMD 419
Genres
Photographs
Correspondence
Posters
Scores
Notes
Date: Bulk of the collection dated 1920-1970
Biographical/historical: Ted Shawn (1891-1972) was an American dancer, choreographer, educator, and founder of Jacob's Pillow, an internationally renowned dance education center and performance space. With Ruth St. Denis, he created the Denishawn School of Dance, the first dance school to produce a professional company in the United States.
Acquisition: Gift of the Estate of John Christian, 1992.
Physical Description
Extent: 36.93 linear feet (56 boxes, 17 volumes, 8 oversized folders)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20883710
TMS ID: 23066
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ff819540-2ca3-0132-081e-58d385a7b928
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