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Johnson, Raymond. Papers, 1964-1968, 1978-1980

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Scope and Content Note


The collection contains five folders of written and printed materials from 1964-1969 and from 1978-1980. Series #1 covers selected years (1964-1969) during his time with the Alwin Nikolais Dance Company and the Henry Street Settlement Playhouse and includes programs, articles, a letter of recommendation from Alwin Nikolais, flyers, brochures, programs and an airline ticket. There are no dated materials from 1969 to 1977. Series #2 is dated 1978 and contains correspondence, ticket order forms, and a list of Board/Trustees/Contributors for the Raymond Johnson Dance Company. Also included is an employment history for RJ and a letter to President Carter. Series #3 includes a quarterly progress report from the Raymond Johnson Dance Company/Saracen Foundation for Dance and a 16 page proposal for a pilot youth project of RJDC/The New School for the Performing Arts, all dated between 1978 to 1980. Series #4 is dated 1979 and contains correspondence and a photo regarding RJ's Solo Dancer Residency at Saugerties Central Schools. Featured are 21 letters from students regarding his performance and residency. Series #5 is dated 1980 and contains materials related to possible master classes at the New School of the Performing Arts: biographies, brochures, a press release, letters and miscellaneous notes.
Biographical History Table of Contents Organization