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Sub - series I: Correspondence, 1956 - 1966 Table of Contents Sub - series III: Professional Papers, 1959-1968, undated

Dougherty (John) Collection, 1904-1988

- Series Descriptions/Container List
- Series II: Ruth St. Denis, 1904 - 1968
- Sub - series II: Writings, 1904 - 1967

Sub - series II: Writings, 1904 - 1967


1 box
This sub-series consists of writings by Ruth St. Denis. It includes lectures, small articles, poetry and dance dramas. John Dougherty collected the dance dramas of Ruth St. Denis for publication. The writings span Ruth St. Denis' career from the 1904 to 1967.

Addresses, articles and lectures, 1933 - 1966, undated

Box 9 - Folder 11
List of Ruth St. Denis Articles, 1951 Nov.

Box 9 - Folder 12
A - B, undated
Art, Art Institute of Pasadena, The Arts Today, The Ashram, A Beggar for Beauty.

Box 9 - Folder 13
Balanced Government , 1966 Jan. - 1966 Apr.
Contains statements by Ruth St. Denis and press releases.

Box 9 - Folder 14
C, 1925 - 1959, undated
The Creative Artists of America - Speech in Chicago, The Creative Artists of America, The Artists of America, Creative Silence , Credo, Current Biography.


The Divine Dance, 1933

Box 9 - Folder 15
Printed book, 1933
Unpublished.

Box 9 - Folder 16
Drafts, undated
Typed drafts of Lesson II; Body, Lesson III; The Divine Dance, Lesson IV, Lesson V; The Group Dance, Lesson VI; The Dance in Traditional Worship, The Solo Dance, Lesson VII; Manifesting Christ,Lesson VIII; Dance of the Future.

Box 9 - Folder 17
D - E, undated
The Dance as Spiritual Expression, The Dance as Worship, Dialogue for a Temple, The Divine Poem, Explanation of the Symbology of the White Madonna.

Box 9 - Folder 18
F - L, 1944 - 1963, undated
France , Freedom, Future Unfoldments, Invisible War, Javanese Technique , Jesus the Artist , Leverage, Liberty.

Box 9 - Folder 19
Minute for Peace , 1966
Statement broadcast on radio from Mt. Tamalpais, San Fransisco.

Box 9 - Folder 20
M - N, 1940 - 1951, undated
Magazine; A New Magazine of the Dance, Mobilization , Monastic Order for Artists, Moses, The New Art.

Box 9 - Folder 21
O - P, 1924 - 1965, undated
O Artists, What Vision , On Photography, Our Approach to Art, Plan for the Colony, A Plea for Subsidy, Poetic and Allegorical Dance Themes.


Rhythmic Choir , 1965, undated

Box 9 - Folder 22
Writings, 1965, undated
Includes How to Organize a Rhythmic Choir, Rhythmic Choir as an Artform, Rhythmic Choir; Evaluations on Past, Present, Future, The Science of the Rhythmic Choir, Society for the Spirtual Arts and its Rhythmic Choir, Themes from the Twenty - Seventh Psalm for the Rhythmic Choir.

Box 9 - Folder 23
Notes, 1965, undated
Includes notes and choreographic instructions by Ruth St. Denis and dictations to John Dougherty.

Box 10 - Folder 1
R - S, 1944 - 1965, undated
Religious Movies, Responsive Call to Worship , Rhythms of the World , Rhythms on the Mound , The Silent Dance , The Study of the Divine Dance, Subject matter of lectures on Religion and the Arts.

Box 10 - Folder 2
Society for the Spiritual Arts, undated
Contains statements on the nature of the religious organization founded by Ruth St. Denis.

Box 10 - Folder 3
T - V, 1941 - 1944, undated
Talk, Chicago Performance , Talk Given at Jacob's Pillow, Theater of the Scriptures, The Vail of May a (Preface.)

Box 10 - Folder 4
Wisdom Comes Dancing , Vol. 1 No. 1, 1957 July
Discussion and Instruction on Religious Dance Choir. An interview with Ruth St. Denis from 1956 July.

Box 10 - Folder 5
Incomplete, 1940 - 1964


Dance Dramas and Ballets 1904 - 1967

Box 10 - Folder 6
List of Ruth St. Denis dance dramas, 1967 July

Box 10 - Folder 7
List of Ruth St. Denis ballets, 1904 - 1930

Box 10 - Folder 8
A - D, 1930 - 1965, undated
Angkor - Vat , Babylon, Ballet of Unity, Blue Madonna , The Buddha and the Courtesan, The Creative Dancer, The Door of Resistance, The Drama of Interpretation.

Box 10 - Folder 9
Dance dramas, undated
Collection of descriptions of Ruth St Denis dramatic works. Contains a preface by John Dougherty and introduction by Ruth St. Denis.

Box 10 - Folder 10
Dance scenes, 1964 June
Pageantry and a series of poetry, music and dance given in California hotels.

Box 10 - Folder 11
David , 1964 Aug.
A dance drama in one act and three scenes.

Box 10 - Folder 12
Egypta , undated

Box 10 - Folder 13
F - I, undated
Festival of Light, Isle of Death, Ishtar of the Seven Gates

Box 10 - Folder 14
L - R, 1932, undated
The Lamp , The Life of Ruth St. Denis , The Love Circles, The Love God, Ourieda, Outline of the Ballet of the People, Poem of Ecstasy, Performance at the Middle Atlantic Conference Y.W.C.A. New Jersey, Prophetess, Radha.

Box 10 - Folder 15
Preface to a Preface, 1966
Ruth St. Denis writing on the nature of her dramas and ballets.

Box 10 - Folder 16
S, 1920 Mar., undated
Sappho and Song of Deliverance, The Study of the Madonna.

Box 10 - Folder 17
The White Madonna, 1962 Sept. - 1962 Oct.
Includes performance notes and press releases.

Box 10 - Folder 18
Incomplete, 1940 - 1964, undated
Contains lists of music used for performances and notes by John Dougherty.


Journals, 1936, undated

Box 10 - Folder 19
Journal Book of Writings of Ruth St. Denis, undated.
Transcriptions of St. Denis journal by John Dougherty.

Box 10 - Folder 20
Journal Excerpts, 1936, June
Typed journal notes.


Poetry, 1932 - 1966

Box 10 - Folder 21
Harper book proposal, 1966
Contains poems by St. Denis for a proposed book of poetry.

Box 10 - Folder 22
Lotus Light, 1932
Published book of poems, inscribed by Ruth St. Denis. Folder also contains book, Brother Lawrence, inscribed by Ruth St. Denis to John Dougherty, 1924.

Box 10 - Folder 23
Lotus Light, 1932
Typed drafts of poems from Lotus Light.

Box 10 - Folder 24
Poetry books, undated
Small booklets from Ruth St. Denis' Poetic Biography.

Box 10 - Folder 25
Selected Poems of Ruth St. Denis, 1965 Aug.
Selection of poems with a note from John Dougherty to Alfred Stury.


Sub - series I: Correspondence, 1956 - 1966 Table of Contents Sub - series III: Professional Papers, 1959-1968, undated