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De Mille (Agnes). Papers, 1918-

- Container List and Series Descriptions

Container List and Series Descriptions

I. Correspondence


The de Mille correspondence is grouped in two subseries. The first series is arranged chronologically, including a "No date" group. The second subseries is arranged alphabetically by name of the correspondent.

1. Chronological series

Folder I-1
1927

Folder I-2
1940-42

Folder I-3
1943

Folder I-4
1944

Folder I-4a
1945

Folder I-5
1946

Folder I-6
1947

Folder I-7
1948

Folder I-8
1949

Folder I-9
1950

Folder I-10
1951

Folder I-11
1952

Folder I-12
1953

Folder I-13
1954

Folder I-14
1955

Folder I-15
1956

Folder I-16
1957

Folder I-17
1958

Folder I-18
1960

Folder I-19
1961

Folder I-20
1962

Folder I-21
1963

Folder I-22
1964

Folder I-23
1965

Folder I-24
1966-67

Folder I-25
1968

Folder I-26
1971

Folder I-26a
1972

Folder I-27
No Date

2. By Correspondents subseries

Folder I-28
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (re: Rodeo)

Folder I-29
Campbell, Lily Bess

Folder I-30
de Mille, Agnes to Anna G. de Mille

Folder I-31
de Mille, Agnes to Michael Hertz

Folder I-32
de Mille, Agnes to miscellaneous correspondents

Folder I-33
de Mille, Agnes to miscellaneous correspondents

Folder I-34
Devoe, Allan

Folder I-35
Flebbe, Mrs. George

Folder I-36
Macdougall, Allan Ross

Folder I-37
Maracci, Carmelita

Folder I-38
Reed, Ramon

Folder I-39
Robbins, Jerome, 1971

Folder I-40
St. Denis, Ruth

Folder I-41
Small World Television

Folder I-42
Oliver Smith

Folder I-43
Welch, Joseph N.

Folder I-44
Wind, Edgar

II. Scenarios


Arrangement: The scenarios for de Mille ballets and ballet sequences are arranged alphabetically by the title of the complete work.

Folder II-1
CAROUSEL

Folder II-2
FALL RIVER LEGEND

Folder II-3
GOLDEN AGE BALLET

Folder II-4
OKLAHOMA

Folder II-5
RODEO

III. Choreographic Notes


Arrangement: Choreographic notes for de Mille's ballet and ballet sequences are arranged alphabetically by title of the completed work.

Folder III-1
BRIGADOON

Folder III-2
OKLAHOMA AND RODEO

IV. Writings


The de Mille writings include notes and notebooks, holograph and typewritten drafts of articles and monographic works grouped under the title of the final work and arranged alphabetically by those titles. Folders 10-31 contain the mss. of Miss de Mille's Lizzie Borden: A Dance of Death grouped in three parts. Also included are: notes from the "Russian Journals" used for two articles, and notes and notebooks for miscellaneous works the identities of which are as yet undetermined.

Folder IV-1-3
And Promenade Home

Folder IV-4-7
Dance to the Piper

Folder IV-8
"Goodnight C.B." (in Esquire, 1964 Jan.)

Folder IV-9
I, Jupiter- Type script carbon copy of deMille's criticism of the musical

Folder IV-10-31
Lizzie Borden: A Dance of Death

Folder 10-17
Part I- Background

Folder 18-28
Part II- Fall River Legend

Folder 29-31
Ms. with editing by Edward Weeks

Folder IV-32-34
Miscellaneous Notebooks

Folder 32
Notebook containing essay on a trip to France (?)

Folder 33
Notebook on "Dance climate in America" and Omnibus T.V. production of Fall River Legend, 1957

Folder 34
Notebook: "Agnes de Mille 1926"
Contains de Mille's poetry and early school report cards

Folder IV-35-39
"Russian Notebooks"

Folder 35-36a
"The Legend of the Autumn River" (in Dance Perspectives 44, Winter 1970)

Folder 37-39
"Judgment in Moscow" (in Dance Perspectives 44, Winter 1970)

Folder IV-40-41
"Whatever became of Mommy?" (in Horizon Magazine, Summer, 1966); Holograph notes and typewritten draft of article.

V. Television Scripts


Grouped here are handwritten and typed drafts and revisions, rehearsal scripts, etc., arranged chronologically by the date of the telecast production

Folder V-1
Typescript draft with corrections of "The Art of Choreography" (Omnibus, 1956 Dec.)

Folder V-2
Rehearsal scripts for "The Art of Choreography" (Omnibus, 1956 Dec. 30)

Folder V-3
Typed and handwritten drafts and revisions of script for "Fall River Legend" (Omnibus production, 1957 Mar. 24)
NOTE: Separately cataloged in *MGZMB-Res are:

Proof annotated by de Mille of To a Young Dancer Ms. of Lizzie Borden: A Dance of Death

Miscellaneous/Unarranged Material


Material in the following in the Miscellaneous/Unarranged Series is listed in order receipt and is not arranged or organized in series or subseries.

Folder VI-1
Letters from J. Wedgwood (member of House of Lords) to Anna de Mille, plus photograph of Wedgwood
Note:

Folder VI-2
Sections of hand-written mss


"Dance to the Piper"

"White Dress"

"Russian Journals"

Folder VI-3
Section of ms [Speak to Me, Dance with Me?]

Folder VI-4
Notebook

Folder VI-5
Notebook [includes notes for Black Ritual]


Studies for make-up

Tracings of Blake

Folder VI-6
Sections of ms [Where the Wings Grow?]

Folder VI-7
Letters from de Mille to Terese Burger

Folder VI-8
Letter from Norah Stevenson to de Mille

Folder VII-1
Notebook [draft of a ms?]

Folder VII-2
Sections of ms labeled "obsolete" [about her family]

Folder VII-3
Notebook and pages of a ms

Folder VII-4
Notebooks [mss?]

Folder VII-5
Sections of ms

Folder VII-6
Programs, early memorabilia

Folder VIII-1
Section of ms [Speak to Me, Dance with Me?]

Folder VIII-2
Notebook labeled "Mother's Letters" [used in Speak to Me, Dance with Me?]

Folder VIII-3
Sections of ms [Speak to Me, Dance with Me?]

Folder VIII-4
Sections of ms [Speak to Me, Dance with Me?]

Folder VIII-5
Sections of ms [Speak to Me, Dance with Me?]

Folder VIII-6
Notebook with sections of ms [Speak to Me, Dance with Me?]

Folder IX-1
Letters from Catherine Drinker Bowen to de Mille, 1958-70

Folder IX-2
Letter from de Mille to Richard LaMarr, 1952


Letter from Oliver Smith to de Mille, 1959

Folder IX-3
Section of ms titled "In Spite of Myself"[possibly Speak to Me, Dance with Me]

Folder IX-4
Ms by de Mille [2 copies, 1 with corrections] "Briefing for Beginners"

Folder IX-5
Ms by de Mille [2 copies, revised & corrected] Judgment in Moscow

Folder IX-6
Ms by de Mille, Russian Journal: American Ballet Theatre Tour, 1966

Folder IX-7
Section of ms, Speak to Me, Dance with Me

Folder IX-8
Sections of ms, Speak to Me, Dance with Me

Folder IX-9
Section of unidentified ms

Folder IX-10
Letters pertaining to Kiss Me Kate


from de Mille to John C. Wilson, 1948

from John C. Wilson to de Mille, 1948

from de Mille to John C. Wilson, 1949

Folder X-1-6
Xerox copies of "London Letters" 1933-34, mainly from de Mille to her mother [in order as received in Dance Collection]

Folder X-7
Correspondence [original letters or copies]


4 letters from Anna George de Mille to Leonarde Keeler, 1928-30

letter from Leonarde Keeler to de Mille, 1941

3 letters from de Mille to Leonarde Keeler, 1941-43

2 letters, 1 postcard from Francis Biddle to de Mille, 1963, n.d

letter from de Mille to Dr. Calvin H.Plimpton, 1966

letter from de Mille to Carl Carner, 1966

letter from de Mille to Howard da Silva, 1966

letter from de Mille to Bonnie Wyckoff, 1973

letter from de Mille to Lincoln Kirstein, 1973

letter from de Mille to Rebecca West, 1973

letter from de Mille to Pres. of Macy's, 1973

letter from de Mille to Marie Rambert, 1974

letter from de Mille to Donald McKayle, 1974

letter from de Mille to Genevieve Oswald re Leonarde Keeler correspondence, 1975

Folder X-8
2 letters from de Mille to Kenneth, 1933


letter from de Mille to Mrs. Gilbert, 1948

letter from Jane Grant to de Mille, 1958

letter from de Mille to Roger Stevens, 1959

postcard from Therese Horner to de Mille, 1972

note from Martha Graham to de Mille, 1975

letter from de Mille to Genevieve Oswald, 1975

Folder XI-1
Notes on Russian trip

Folder XI-2
Preliminery notes for A Rose for Miss Emily

Folder XI-3
Script [for lectures?]


"The Art of Ballet/History of Balletic Style"

Folder XI-4


"Ballet Technique"

"The Theatre-Dancing as Entertainment"

Folder XII-1
Draft A of ms, Speak to Me, Dance with Me, pp. 1-160

Folder XII-2
Misc. scripts [for lectures?], includes
Draft A of ms, Speak to Me, Dance with Me, pp.161-344, + misc. pages

Folder XII-3
Draft B of ms, Speak to Me, Dance with Me, pp. 1-160

Folder XII-4
Draft B of ms, Speak to Me, Dance with Me, pp. 161-344 + postscript, misc. pages

Folder XIII-1
Notebook [short section of ms for Where the Wings Grow?]

Folder XIII-2
2 small notebooks


wardrobe lists with a few receipts

1933-44 record of income/expenses for performances and classes

Folder XIII-3
Miscellany from early years, includes


school report card, 1917-18

programs for early dance & music recitals

program for de Mille's commencement, Univ. of California, Southern Branch, 1926

Folder XIII-4
Notebook with script for play, "A Little Captive Lad," written by de Mille at c. 11 years, with her brief note of explanation


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