Notes for Agnes de MIlle's book Reprieve: a memoir, and dictated correspondence, 1978Additional title: Agnes de Mille Collection, circa 1914-1984, (S) *MGZMD 37
NamesDe Mille, Agnes (Creator)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1978
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-747
TopicsDe Mille, Agnes -- ReprieveDe Mille, AgnesCorrespondence
NotesContent: Recording of notes for Agnes de Mille's book Reprieve: a memoir, 1981 (date of recording unknown) and recording of correspondence dictated by Agnes de Mille in the fall of 1978 while she was recuperating from her trip to Los Angeles, California, to film, for television, Conversations about the dance.Content: Title supplied by cataloger.Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.Acquisition: Purchase Agnes de Mille 1984Citation/reference: Separated audio from Agnes de Mille Collection, circa 1914-1984, (S) *MGZMD 37.Content: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 32 minutes). Agnes de Mille dictates notes for her book Reprieve: a memoir (1981), describing various aspects of her recovery and rehabilitation following a cerebral hemorrhage [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 32 minutes). Agnes de Mille continues to dictate notes for her book Reprieve: a memoir (1981), describing her recovery following a cerebral hemorrhage including an anecdote about her sister Margaret, a discussion of the brain and memory, and thoughts on her second operation; [beginning at approximately 16:50 minutes in to the streaming file] De Mille dictates several letters, addressed, respectively, to Eunice MacRay, Mrs. John Asbury Eliott, James Bernhard, and Stanley Gilkey [at approximately 28:10 to the end of the streaming audio file, the recording shifts abruptly from De MIlle's dictating of correspondence to her dictating of a description of her surgery, presumably as part of the notes for her book Reprieve: a memoir].
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 4 min.)Sound quality is fair overall, but often poor in the section beginning at approximately 16:50 minutes in streaming audio file 2. The recording is marred by "tape hiss" and frequent short gaps.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 84614469NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118698Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1a367320-7958-0136-3b76-71787f646ae3
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