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I. Correspondence, 1905-1977 Table of Contents III. Miscellaneous (unknown authors, artists)

Duncan (Irma) Papers, 1905-1977

- Container List and Series Descriptions
- II. Writings and Memorabilia

II. Writings and Memorabilia


The writings and memorabilia series is divided into three sub-series: those of Irma (67 items), Isadora (9 items), and other authors (28 items). Of note in the first are Irma's diaries of 1921, the year she accompanied Isadora to Moscow, and her notebook "Guide Through the Duncan System of Dancing." Within Isadora's writings are two autobiographical holographs on her activities in 1904 and 1905, as well as her own sketch of the Moscow school uniforms. The last of the sub-series reflects the great impact Isadora had on many people who were then compelled to express it in articles and poems.

A. Irma Duncan

Folder 136a & b
Diaries, 1921
Note: recataloged to *MGYB Res. (Duncan) 88-710 and *MGYB Res. (Duncan) 88-711
2 Items

Folder 137
"Outline Sketch from the Map of the Heavens at the Birth of Irma Duncan"
1 Items

Folder 138
"Guide Through the Duncan System of Dancing" lessons and exercises
1 Items

Folder 139a
"How Isadora Duncan Revolutionized the Dress of women"
1 Items

Folder 139b
"Notes for Interview on Isadora Duncan"
1 Items

Folder 140
"Scenario for a film on Isadora Duncan's life"
1 Items

Folder 141
Speech by Irma Duncan at the Commemorative Ceremony in San Francisco, 1973 May 31
1 Items

Folder 142
"A Visit with Raymond"
1 Items

Folder 143
miscellaneous notes by Irma Duncan
14 Items

Folder 144
Irma Duncan vs. Mignon Halpern alias Julia "Levine"
1 Items

Folder 145
Testimonial letters for Irma Duncan, 1930
6 Items

Folder 146
Address notebook
1 Items

Folder 147
Irma's horoscope, 1934-1935
1 Items

Folder 148
Postcards of Hamburg-Ohlsdorf (cemetery where her mother is buried)
6 Items

Box Boxes 6&7
Appointment books, 1920-1968
30 Items

B. Isadora Duncan

Folder 149
"The highest summit reached by the dance..." (typescript)
1 Items

Folder 150
"It was in Berlin Grunewald that in 1905..." (holograph)
1 Items

Folder 151
"On Dec 1904 I opened..." (holograph)
1 Items

Folder 152
"Isadora's Programme"
1 Items

Folder 153
"Outline Story"
1 Items

Folder 154
Copy of Isadora's baptismal certificate
1 Items

Folder 155
Speeches by Russian officials at the Isadora Duncan memorial performance in Moscow on October 1, 1928 (in Russian)
1 Items

Folder 156
Russian pamphlet: "Opinions on the art and Work of Isadora Duncan" (in Russian)
1 Items

Folder 157
Sketch by Isadora of the Moscow school uniform
1 Items

C. Other Authors (identified when known)

Folder 159
"The Antique Greek Dance and Isadora Duncan Illustrated" by Vassos Kanellos
1 Items

Folder 160
"As always, the new style begins not with the great performers..."
1 Items

Folder 161
"The Bayreuth State Festival 1904" by Paul Busching
1 Items

Folder 162
"Dance as an Educational Tool" by Lori Belilove
1 Items

Folder 163
"Dancing Girls Revitalize Art" by Redfern Mason
1 Items

Folder 164
"Danse d'enfants Aux élèves de Miss Isadora Duncan" poem by Bugnet (?)
1 Items

Folder 165
"A Dream of Universal Peace" as outlined by "W.D."
2 Items

Folder 166
"For want of any visual means other than static photographs..."
1 Items

Folder 167
"From `Three Generations in the House Whanfried' " by Christian Ebersberger
1 Items

Folder 168
"In Athens the site of Isadora Duncan's first school exists in a state of ruin..."
5 Items

Folder 169
"Isadora" (poem)
1 Items

Folder 170-171
"Isadora Duncan" by Ilya Schneider
2 Items

Folder 172
"Isadora Duncan, The Dancer"
1 Items

Folder 173
"Isadora Duncan's Dancers Evicted as Art and Rules Clash"
1 Items

Folder 174
"Malmaison outline story"
1 Items

Folder 175
"The many friends and admirers of Isadora still remaining..."
1 Items

Folder 176
"Memories of Isadora Duncan" by E. Gordon Craig (typescript)
1 Items

Folder 177
"Miss Duncan is always being misunderstood..."
1 Items

Folder 178
"The Return of Isadora" by Alike Xenon
1 Items

Folder 179
"Sonnet XXI in `The Harp-Weaver' " by Edna St. Vincent Millay (typescript)
1 Items

Folder 180
"A tavern has been swept away, and from next year there will be dancing again in a school that Isadora Duncan built..."
1 Items

Folder 181
"To a Girl Dancing" poem by George Sterling
1 Items

Folder 182
Miscellaneous writings and notes by unidentified authors
14 Items


I. Correspondence, 1905-1977 Table of Contents III. Miscellaneous (unknown authors, artists)