|Abstract: || John Dougherty was a dancer, dance historian and dance critic who spent most of his life affiliated with Ruth St. Denis and the Denishawn School. He was a student at Denishawn in the 1920s and later, served as secretary and literary adviser to Ruth St. Denis. He also taught dance and wrote for Dance News magazine.
The John Dougherty Collection contains Dougherty's own materials, mostly from 1960-1975, as well as correspondence, documents and original writings of Ruth St. Denis dating from the final period of her professional career, 1960-1968. |