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Series V: Colorado College1941-1990 Table of Contents Series VII: Mary Wigman Materials, 1925-1935

Holm (Hanya) Papers, 1803-1984 (bulk 1931-1980)

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- Series VI: Writings, 1930-1984 and n.d. (bulk 1932-1966)

Series VI: Writings, 1930-1984 and n.d. (bulk 1932-1966)


29 folders
Arrangement: Arranged in five sub-series: Biographical Material, Other Writing, Professional Notebooks, Professional Calendars, and Writing by Others.
Professional notebooks from the 1930s and 1940s form the bulk of this series. They are typically multipurpose and include Holm's writings on various themes, notation of dances, teaching notes, book lists, and lists of expenses. Appointment calendars from 1948 and 1982-1984 document Holm's busy professional schedule. Holm's articles and speeches on Mary Wigman and dance pedagogy are included, as well as radio scripts and writings by others on cultural themes. Biographical material compiled by Holm's secretary in resume and prose format are also here.

A: Biographical Material, 1930-1965? and n.d.


5 folders

Box 25 - Folder 584
Autobiographical notes, 1930
In German.

Box 25 - Folder 585-587
Prose format,

Box 25 - Folder 588
Resume format, [1942-1965?]

B: Other Writing, 1931-1965? and n.d.


9 folders

Box 25 - Folder 589
Articles, [1932-1959?]
Includes "The Dance," written for "World Book Encyclopedia: Pedagogical Systems in America Today," etc.

Box 25 - Folder 590
Articles and notes on Mary Wigman - by Hanya Holm, 1932-1966 and n.d.

Box 25 - Folder 591
Book proposal, 1948

Box 25 - Folder 592
Lecture demonstrations, 1932-1955 and n.d.
Includes notes.

Box 25 - Folder 593
Speeches, n.d.

Box 25 - Folder 594
Notes on dance and theater, [1937? and n.d.]
In English and German. Includes notes for article, "Being With It."

Box 25 - Folder 595
Radio scripts, 1936-1956 and n.d.
In English and German. Includes interview; roundtable with Walter Sorrell and Michael Ingram; and speech and promotional materials.

Box 25 - Folder 596
Notes concerning literature

Box 25 - Folder 597
Miscellaneous notes, 1931-1933 and n.d.
In German and English.

C: Professional Notebooks, 1932-1939 and n.d.


9 folders

Box 25 - Folder 598
[No. 1], 1932-1939 and n.d.
In German and English. Includes teaching notes for Mills College summer classes, 1935, notes for demonstration in Boston, 1939, etc.

Box 25 - Folder 599
[No. 2], 1935-1938 and n.d.
In German and English. Includes notes on "A Cry Rises from the Land," and notes by unidentified author on Medieval Drama. Also includes choreographic diagrams and class notes.

Box 26 - Folder 600
[No. 3], 1937 and n.d.
In German and English. Includes choreographic notes for "Dance Sonata" and "Metropolitan Daily," notes labeled "Bennington, 1937," etc. Original binder labeled, "Seed Ideas."

Box 26 - Folder 601
[No. 4], n.d.
In German and English. With notebook no. 5, includes choreographic notes on "Dances of Work and Play," "Metropolitan Daily," "Orestes," "Swing Sequences," etc. Also includes assorted musical notes and scores, writings on the Dance of Death, and other themes.

Box 26 - Folder 602
[No. 5], n.d.
In German and English. With notebook no. 4, includes choreographic notes on "Dances of Work and Play," "Metropolitan Daily," "Orestes," "Swing Sequences," etc. Also includes assorted musical notes and scores, writings on the Dance of Death, and other themes.

Box 26 - Folder 603
[No. 6], n.d.
In German and some English.

D: Professional Calendars, 1949, 1982-1984


4 folders

Box 26 - Folder 604
[No. 1], 1949
In English. Includes addresses, notes regarding "Kiss Me Kate," etc.

Box 26 - Folder 605-607
[No. 2-4], 1982-1984

E: Writing by Others, 1935-1960 and n.d.


5 folders

Box 26 - Folder 608
Reviews - excerpted and compiled, 1941-1956

Box 26 - Folder 609
Writings by others on dance education, 1935 and n.d.
Includes questionnaire and minutes of dance symposium.

Box 26 - Folder 610
Writings by others, 1928-1960 and n.d.
Authors include Berthold Brecht, John Martin, Artur Michel, and Dane Rudhyar. In German and English. Some annotation.

Box 26 - Folder 611
Miscellaneous notes by others, n.d.

Box 26 - Folder 612
Unidentified authors, n.d.
Originally filed with Holm's notes, labeled "Notitzen."


Series V: Colorado College1941-1990 Table of Contents Series VII: Mary Wigman Materials, 1925-1935