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Container  List and Series Descriptions Table of Contents II. Writings and Memorabilia

Duncan (Irma) Papers, 1905-1977

- Container List and Series Descriptions
- I. Correspondence, 1905-1977

I. Correspondence, 1905-1977


The weight of importance and quantity in this collection lies in the correspondence series, 1905-1977 (1326 items). It traces Irma's years from first joining Isadora Duncan as a young student in 1905, to her years as a mature artist with and after Isadora until her death in 1977. The early correspondence includes letters with her own mother as well as three letters (holographs) from Isadora to Irma, and another to her adopted daughters. There are extensive runs of letters later from, and in some cases to, the other adopted daughters after Isadora's death. These include Erika, Anna, Lisa, and Theresa. Other noteworthy professional correspondents are E. Gordon Craig, Paris Singer, Augustin Duncan, and Edward Steichen. A selected index of professional correspondence is included in the register, as all letters are arranged chronologically.

Folder 1
Irma and the Duncan school's letters to Irma's mother, ca. 1905-1909
5 Items

Folder 2
1918
1 Items

Folder 3
Letters between Isadora and Irma 1920 Sept.-Oct.(three holographs by Isadora, two holographs by Irma)
5 Items

Folder 4
Holograph letter by Isadora to her adopted daughters
1 Items

Folder 5
1921
5 Items

Folder 6
1922 letters between Isadora and Russian officials
3 Items

Folder 7
1923
3 Items

Folder 8
1924
2 Items

Folder 9
1925
1 Items

Folder 10
1926
2 Items

Folder 11
1927
2 Items

Folder 12-13
1928
17 Items

Folder 14
1929
14 Items

Folder 15
1930
5 Items

Folder 16
1931
4 Items

Folder 17
1932
5 Items

Folder 18
1935
1 Items

Folder 19
1937
1 Items

Folder 20
1938
3 Items

Folder 21
1939
4 Items

Folder 22
1940
4 Items

Folder 23
1943
1 Items

Folder 24
1944
4 Items

Folder 25
1945
5 Items

Folder 26
1946
7 Items

Folder 27
1947
4 Items

Folder 28-29
1948
18 Items

Folder 30-31
1949
17 Items

Folder 32-33
1950
9 Items

Folder 34
1951
6 Items

Folder 35-36
1952
23 Items

Folder 37-38
1953
18 Items

Folder 39-40
1954
13 Items

Folder 41-42
1955
19 Items

Folder 43-45
1956
34 Items

Folder 46-48
1957
31 Items

Folder 49-52
1958
47 Items

Folder 53-55
1959
34 Items

Folder 56-58
1960
31 Items

Folder 59-62
1961
48 Items

Folder 63-69
1962
53 Items

Folder 70-73
1963
31 Items

Folder 74-78
1964
58 Items

Folder 79-84
1965
85 Items

Folder 85-86
1965 Wesleyan University Press
47 Items

Folder 87
1965 Dance Perspectives Selma Jeanne Cohen
18 Items

Folder 88-95
1966
95 Items

Folder 96-97
1966 Wesleyan University Press
20 Items

Folder 98-104
1967
102 Items

Folder 105-109
1968
74 Items

Folder 110-111
1969
22 Items

Folder 112
1970
1 Items

Folder 112
1971
7 Items

Folder 112
1972
2 Items

Folder 113
1973
10 Items

Folder 114
1973 Mignon Garland & students
28 Items

Folder 115-116
1973 Francis Steegmuller
31 Items

Folder 117
1974 Howard L. Holtzman
12 Items

Folder 118
1975 Howard L. Holtzman
9 Items

Folder 119
1976
21 Items

Folder 120
1977
10 Items

Folder 121-124
Dance Collection-Genevieve Oswald 1969-1977, n.d.
50 Items

Folder 125-128
Dance Horizons-A.J. Pischl 1967-1977
63 Items

Folder 129
Anna Duncan, n.d.
6 Items

Folder 130
Lisa Duncan, n.d.
5 Items

Folder 131
Margherita Sargent Duncan, n.d.
2 Items

Folder 132
(Maria-) Theresa Duncan
26 Items

Folder 133-134
n.d. arranged alphabetically by last name
38 Items

Folder 135
n.d. unidentified
26 Items


Container  List and Series Descriptions Table of Contents II. Writings and Memorabilia