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Series Descriptions/Container List Table of Contents Series II: Ruth St. Denis, 1904 - 1968

Dougherty (John) Collection, 1904-1988

- Series Descriptions/Container List
- Series I: John Dougherty Professional Papers, 1925 - 1988

Series I: John Dougherty Professional Papers, 1925 - 1988


8 boxes
The materials in this series relate to John Dougherty's life and career as a dancer, instructor and critic.

Sub - series I: Correspondence, 1956 - 1988, undated


1 box
The correspondence is professional and personal and dates mostly from the 1960s to 1970s. It contains letters to and from family, friends and professional associates of Dougherty. Some of the correspondence regards Dougherty's lectures and performances from 1966 to 1974.

Box 1 - Folder 1
A - C, 1956 - 1976

Box 1 - Folder 2
Philip Baribault, 1969

Box 1 - Folder 3
D - H, 1963 - 1978


Denishawn Festival, 1973 - 1974

Box 1 - Folder 4
A - H, 1974

Box 1 - Folder 5
M - O, 1974

Box 1 - Folder 6
P - X and Unidentified, 1973 - 1974

Box 1 - Folder 7
Denishawn Legacy Correspondence, 1972 Oct. - 1973 Jan., undated
Contains correspondence and notes regarding course taught by Dougherty at UCLA

Box 1 - Folder 8
Denishawn Revisited Correspondence, 1967, undated

Box 1 - Folder 9
Norbert and Margaret Dougherty, 1964 - 1969

Box 1 - Folder 10
J - M, 1964 - 1988

Box 1 - Folder 11
Los Angeles Dance Correspondence, 1964 - 1968
Includes notes and letters from choreographers and performers.

Box 1 - Folder 12
Genevieve Oswald, 1970 - 1980, undated

Box 1 - Folder 13
O - W, 1962 - 1972

Box 1 - Folder 14
Klarna Pinska to Dougherty 1964 - 1977

Box 1 - Folder 15
Dougherty to Klarna Pinska, 1964 - 1979

Box 1 - Folder 16
Ted Shawn to Dougherty, 1913 - 1971, undated

Box 1 - Folder 17 - 19
Ted Shawn Annual Newsletters, 1956 - 1972
Some with handwritten notes from Shawn to Dougherty.

Box 1 - Folder 20
Dougherty to Ted Shawn, 1964 - 1971, undated

Box 1 - Folder 21
Jane Sherman, 1980 - 1981

Box 1 - Folder 22
Buzz St. Denis, 1969

Box 1 - Folder 23
Walter Terry, 1976 - 1977

Box 1 - Folder 24
Dorothy Lee Tifal, 1966 - 1969, undated

Box 1 - Folder 25
Charles Weidman to Dougherty, 1962 - 1975, undated

Box 1 - Folder 26
Dougherty To Charles Weidman, 1964 - 1975, undated

Box 1 - Folder 27
Unidentified Correspondence, 1964 - 1976, undated

Sub - series II: Writings, 1962 - 1980, undated


1 box
Materials in this sub-series consist of writings by John Dougherty. His reviews for Dance Magazine are not as well represented, as are his lectures and presentations delivered to colleges and universities. Dougherty's notes for book reviews are included, as well the television screenplays Dougherty developed for Ruth St. Denis in 1966.

Biographical papers, 1964 - 1969

Box 2 - Folder 1
Resume and fact - sheet, 1969, undated

Box 2 - Folder 2
Contracts and agreements, 1964 - 1966, undated
Includes agreements between Dougherty and Ruth St. Denis.

Box 2 - Folder 3
Dance News, 1976
Includes notes and drafts on articles by Dougherty from Dance News magazine.


Denishawn Festival, 1974 Feb. - 1974 May

Box 2 - Folder 4
Expenses, 1974
Festival budget.

Box 2 - Folder 5
Dancers, 1974 Feb. - 1974 May
Includes lists of dancers and notes on auditions.

Box 2 - Folder 6
Mailing lists, undated
Includes addresses of participants and contributors.

Box 2 - Folder 7
Music, 1974 Feb. - 1974 Mar.
Photocopies of scores used in Denishawn Festival performance.

Box 2 - Folder 8
Programs, 1974 Feb. - 1974 May
Includes drafts of copy used for programs.

Box 2 - Folder 9
Promotional materials, 1974
Includes press releases, reviews and research material.

Box 2 - Folder 10
Schedules, 1974 Mar. - 1974 May
Rehearsal and performance schedules.

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Denishawn Revisited, 1966 - 1967, undated

Box 2 - Folder 11
Complete script, undated
For a presentation honoring Ruth St. Denis. 76 p.

Box 2 - Folder 12
Script, undated
Pages 8 - 76 with notes by Dougherty.

Box 2 - Folder 13
Script, undated
Pages 13 - 75 with notes by Dougherty.

Box 2 - Folder 14
Script for presentation, 1967 Jan.
Complete script used in presentation with notes and corrections.

Box 2 - Folder 15
Script for 1st hour of presentation, undated

Box 2 - Folder 16
Script for 2nd hour of presentation, undated

Box 2 - Folder 17
Lectures, 1966 Nov.
Notes on performances forDenishawn Revisited.

Box 2 - Folder 18
Promotional materials, 1966

Box 2 - Folder 19
Proposal, 1966 Oct.
Description of purpose of Denishawn Revisited program at UCLA.

Box 2 - Folder 20
The Drama of Denishawn Dance, 1979 - 1980
Contains Dougherty's notes and review of The Drama of Denishawn Dance by Jane Sherman

Box 2 - Folder 21
Incomplete writings and notes, 1964, undated
Includes notes, and revisions from various untitled works.

Box 2 - Folder 22
Notes on Opera, undated
Includes notes and reviews on opera.


Lectures and Courses, 1962 - 1975, undated

Box 2 - Folder 23
Choreography, 1974 - 1975, undated

Box 2 - Folder 24
Lectures and Demonstrations, 1962 - 1975, undated

Box 2 - Folder 25
Presentation to Adelphi University, 1964 July
Notes for a presentation on the dance dramas of Ruth St.Denis.


Ted Shawn Father of American Dance by Walter Terry, 1976

Box 2 - Folder 26
Notes, 1976
Contains Dougherty's notes on reading Ted Shawn Father of American Dance.

Box 2 - Folder 27
Book Review, 1976 Aug. - 1976 Sept.
Contains Dougherty's review of the book.

Box 2 - Folder 28
Ted Shawn's Los Angeles Days , 1973 Jan.
Article for Los Angeles Herald Examiner.

Box 2 - Folder 29
Ruth St. Denis interview, 1965
Notes and interview with Ruth St. Denis.


Television screenplays, 1966

Box 3 - Folder 1
Egypta , 1966
Script for proposed television series by Ruth St. Denis, Wisdom Comes Dancing.

Box 3 - Folder 2
Radha , 1966
Script for proposed television series by Ruth St. Denis, Wisdom Comes Dancing.

Box 3 - Folder 3
Radha , 1966
Contains research notes and photo credits.

Sub - series III: Research, 1925-1980


6 boxes
This sub-series contains files from John Dougherty's research of the Denishawn school of Dance, as well as materials he collected while working for Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn. The materials cover a wide range of subjects related to dance and dance history. Included are interviews, personal correspondence and subject files on people affiliated with the Denishawn school, transcriptions of interviews with Ted Shawn and Barton Mumaw and historical writings by others on the subject of dance. This sub-series also contains Dougherty's collection of clippings and programs of dance performances, as well as photos of Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn. The musical scores in this series were used by Ruth St. Denis for performances in the 1960's and by Dougherty himself for dance instruction.

Denishawn Correspondence and Research, 1962 - 1980, undated

Box 3 - Folder 4
Anna Austin, undated

Box 3 - Folder 5
Germaine Ballou, 1972 - 1975

Box 3 - Folder 6
Louise Brooks, 1966, undated

Box 3 - Folder 7
Charles Wakefield Cadman, 1977

Box 3 - Folder 8
Mara Caricco, 1969 - 1979, undated

Box 3 - Folder 9
Costumes in the Ruth St. Denis Collection, UCLA, 1974

Box 3 - Folder 10
Denishawn research notes, 1971 - 1974, undated

Box 3 - Folder 11
Anne Douglas, 1966 - 1975

Box 3 - Folder 12
Isadora Duncan, 1966

Box 3 - Folder 13
Constance Fisher, 1965

Box 3 - Folder 14
Dean Fritz, 1974 July - 1974 Sept.

Box 3 - Folder 15
Rosemary Glenn, 1969 June

Box 3 - Folder 16
Martha Graham, 1966 - 1977

Box 3 - Folder 17
David Gray, 1974 Oct.

Box 3 - Folder 18
Wanda Grazer, 1964 - 1980

Box 3 - Folder 19
Edna Guy, 1955 - 1977, undated

Box 3 - Folder 20
Ed Harris, 1973 - 1976, undated

Box 3 - Folder 21
Carl Haverlin, 1979

Box 3 - Folder 22
Doris Humphrey, 1957 -1971, undated

Box 3 - Folder 23
Julane Johnston, undated

Box 3 - Folder 24
Elizabeth Kendall, 1979

Box 3 - Folder 25
Kulumanu, 1962

Box 3 - Folder 26
Paul Leonard, 1975

Box 3 - Folder 27
Margaret Loomis, 1967 - 1975, undated

Box 3 - Folder 28
Mina Ness, 1979

Box 3 - Folder 29
Lillian Powell, 1972 - 1979, undated

Box 3 - Folder 30
Marian Rice, 1975 - 1980

Box 3 - Folder 31
Elyse Robert, 1977

Box 3 - Folder 32
Sylvain Robert, 1968

Box 3 - Folder 33
Willard Van Simons, 1976 - 1979, undated

Box 3 - Folder 34
William Skipper, 1973

Box 3 - Folder 35
Buzz St. Denis, 1973, undated

Box 3 - Folder 36
Dorothy Lee Tifal, 1976 - 1979, undated

Box 3 - Folder 37
Karoun Tootikan, 1979

Box 3 - Folder 38
Demetrios Vilan, 1974

Box 4 - Folder 1
Pearl Wheeler, 1963 - 1964, undated


General Research Notes, 1969 - 1980, undated

Box 4 - Folder 2
Interview transcript, 1969 Jan.
Handwritten transcript from unidentified interview.

Box 4 - Folder 3
Notes, 1956 - 1974

Box 4 - Folder 4
Notes, 1970 - 1980, undated

Box 4 - Folder 5 - 6
Notes, undated

Box 4 - Folder 7
Notebooks, 1974


Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, 1945-1979, undated

Box 4 - Folder 8
Programs, 1945 - 1967

Box 4 - Folder 9
Programs, 1969 - 1972, undated

Box 4 - Folder 10
Promotional materials, 1955 - 1979, undated

Box 4 - Folder 11
Barton Mumaw interview, 1969 July
(34 p.)
Transcript of taped interview.


Klarna Pinska, 1964-1980, undated

Box 4 - Folder 12
Notes on Pinska, 1964 - 1972, undated

Box 4 - Folder 13
Programs, 1966 - 1980, undated


Ted Shawn, 1964-1976

Box 4 - Folder 14
Catalogs of materials, 1964 - 1969
Includes catalog of Shawn's 16mm films and a catalog of drawings and photographs from the Denishawn era.

Box 4 - Folder 15
Costume and fabric collection, 1970
Catalog of costumes and materials held in Ted Shawn's collection. Includes descriptions of costumes.


Interview, 1969 Jan.

Box 5 - Folder 1
Transcript of tape 1, 1969 Jan.

Box 5 - Folder 2
Transcript of tape 2, 1969 Jan.

Box 5 - Folder 3
Interview transcript with notes by Dougherty, 1969 Jan. - 1969 Feb.

Box 5 - Folder 4
Notes and miscellaneous materials, 1964 - 1976, undated
Contains notes by John Dougherty on Ted Shawn, and Shawn promotional materials.

Box 5 - Folder 5
Press releases, 1974 - 1975, undated
Press materials for dance events.

Box 5 - Folder 6
Sacred Dance Guild Newsletters, 1965


Charles Weidman

Box 5 - Folder 7
Notes on Charles Weidman, 1925 - 1975, undated
Notes written by Dougherty.

Box 5 - Folder 8
Programs, 1959 - 1975, undated
Includes programs with notes from Weidman to Dougherty.

Box 5 - Folder 9
Promotional Materials, 1963 -1975, undated

Box 5 - Folder 10
Reviews, 1968 - 1974, undated
Reviews of Weidman's dance from magazines and newspapers.

Box 5 - Folder 11
From a Farm in New Jersey, or Visualization, 1974 July
Program of show choreographed by Weidman.


Writings by Others, 1950 -1964, undated

Box 5 - Folder 12
Ruth St. Denis by Claudia Cassidy, 1950 July
Chicago Sunday Tribune.

Box 5 - Folder 13
Letter of recommendation, 1966
Letter written on behalf of Ruth St. Denis in application for grants.

Box 5 - Folder 14
Shawn: The Dancer by Katherine S. Dreier, 1933

Box 5 - Folder 15
Dance is Self - Expression by Helen L. Gray, 1952

Box 5 - Folder 16
Denishawn by Malcolm McCormick, undated
Chapter from thesis.

Box 5 - Folder 17
Why Have a Religious Dance Choir? by Jean B. Miller, 1957 June

Box 5 - Folder 18
Lectures on dance by Paul and Blanche Leonard, 1955 - 1958


Clippings and Programs, 1916 - 1980, undated

Dance in Los Angeles, 1949 - 1969 undated

Box 5 - Folder 19
Clippings, 1949 - 1969, undated

Box 5 - Folder 20
Programs, 1964 - 1969

Box 6 - Folder 1
Programs, undated


General Dance Clippings, 1958 - 1977, undated

Box 6 - Folder 2
1958 - 1972

Box 6 - Folder 3
1973 - 1977

Box 6 - Folder 4 - 6.
Clippings, undated

Box 6 - Folder 7 - 15
Clippings from scrapbook, undated

Box 6 - Folder 16
Scrapbook, undated
Contains images of dance from around the world.


General Dance Programs, 1940 - 1980, undated

Box 6 - Folder 17
1940 - 1975

Box 6 - Folder 18
1976 -1980, undated


Ted Shawn, 1941 - 1973, undated

Clippings and programs, 1941 - 1973, undated

Box 6 - Folder 19
1941 - 1966

Box 6 - Folder 20
1967 - 1973, undated

Box 7 - Folder 1
Programs, 1921 - 1967, undated


Ruth St. Denis 1916 - 1980, undated

Clippings, 1935 - 1980, undated

Box 7 - Folder 2
1935 - 1964

Box 7 - Folder 3
1965 - 1968

Box 7 - Folder 4
1969 - 1980, undated


Programs, 1916 - 1976

Box 7 - Folder 5
1916 - 1960

Box 7 - Folder 6
1960 - 1968

Box 7 - Folder 7
1970 - 1976

Box 7 - Folder 8 - 9
Dance Programs, undated

Box 7 - Folder 10
Walter Terry Clippings, 1947 - 1976, undated


Photographs, 1928 - 1972, undated

Box 7 - Folder 12
Agnes DeMille's Heritage Dance Theater, undated

Box 7 - Folder 12
John Ellwood Dougherty, 1940 - 1972, undated


Ted Shawn Photos

Box 7 - Folder 13
1923, undated
Photos from various early performances.

Box 7 - Folder 14
1956, undated
Portraits of Shawn

Box 7 - Folder 15
1963 - 1969, undated
Personal photos.


Ruth St. Denis, 1955 - 1966, undated

Box 7 - Folder 16
Assorted Slides, 1959

Box 7 - Folder 17
Blue Madonna of St. Mark's, undated

Box 7 - Folder 18
1955 - 1966
Includes photos of White Madonna, 1959 performance.

Box 7 - Folder 19
86th Birthday Celebration, 1966

Box 7 - Folder 20
Photographs, undated


Unidentified Photographs, 1928 - 1965, undated

Box 8 - Folder 1
Dance, 1928 - 1965, undated

Box 8 - Folder 2
Dance, undated


Music Scores, undated

Box 8 - Folder 3
B - C, undated

Box 8 - Folder 4
Carmen, George Bizet, undated

Box 8 - Folder 5
La Cumparasita, G.H. Rodriguez, undated

Box 8 - Folder 6
E - I, undated

Box 8 - Folder 7
L - R, undated

Box 8 - Folder 8
S, undated

Box 8 - Folder 9
Song of India, Rimsky - A. Korsakoff, undated

Box 8 - Folder 10
T - Y, undated

Box 8 - Folder 11
W, undated

Box 8 - Folder 12 - 13
Unidentified scores, undated


Series Descriptions/Container List Table of Contents Series II: Ruth St. Denis, 1904 - 1968