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Loring, Eugene, 1911-1982. Papers, ca. 1938-1981.

- Container List and Series Descriptions

Container List and Series Descriptions

I. Correspondence, 1940-1981


(72 items)
"Correspondence, 1940-1981," the smallest series, contains various cards and letters written to Loring. There is no substantial run of letters from any single correspondent.

Box 1 - Folder 1
1940
1 Items

Box 1 - Folder 1
1945
1 Items

Box 1 - Folder 1
1950
4 Items

Box 1 - Folder 1
1951
2 Items

Box 1 - Folder 2
1953
11 Items

Box 1 - Folder 3
1954
3 Items

Box 1 - Folder 3
1956
1 Items

Box 1 - Folder 3
1958
2 Items

Box 1 - Folder 3
1959
2 Items

Box 1 - Folder 4
1962
4 Items

Box 1 - Folder 4
1963
2 Items

Box 1 - Folder 4
1964
2 Items

Box 1 - Folder 5
1968
12 Items

Box 1 - Folder 6
1969
2 Items

Box 1 - Folder 6
1972
1 Items

Box 1 - Folder 6
1973
2 Items

Box 1 - Folder 6
1974
1 Items

Box 1 - Folder 6
1975
2 Items

Box 1 - Folder 6
1977
3 Items

Box 1 - Folder 7
1978
8 Items

Box 1 - Folder 7
1980
2 Items

Box 1 - Folder 7
1981
1 Items

Box 1 - Folder 8
no date
3 Items

II. Writings by Eugene Loring


(167 items)
The writings of Eugene Loring consists of diaries, personal notes, and addresses, essays, and lectures.

A. Diaries and Personal Notes, ca. 1937-1980.

Box 2 - Folder 9a
Diary, ca. 1937-1938
1 Items

Box 2 - Folder 9b
Diary, 1940 Mar. 23 - 1942 Nov.
1 Items

Box 2 - Folder 10
Diary, 1944 Apr.
1 Items

Box 2 - Folder 11
Diary, 1955 Feb. 4
1 Items

Box 2 - Folder 12
Diary, "Trip to Italy"
1 Items

Box 2 - Folder 13-16
Personal notes, 1963-1980
67 Items

Box 2 - Folder 17-20
Personal notes, no date
74 Items


B. Addresses, Essays, and Lectures (arranged alphabetically by title or first line)

Box 2 - Folder 21
The Art of Pas de Deux (lecture)

Box 2 - Folder 22-23
Cavalcade of Jazz (also titled Cavalcade of Dance)

Box 2 - Folder 24
Choreography

Box 2 - Folder 26
Choreutics (outline)

Box 2 - Folder 27
"Coordination is not necessarily automatic..."

Box 2 - Folder 28
Creating Ballet Combinations and Routines

Box 2 - Folder 29
Dance

Box 2 - Folder 30
Dance Training Related to Sport Activity

Box 2 - Folder 31
The Eugene Loring System of Movement Notation

Box 2 - Folder 32
Gold is for the Greedy (poem)

Box 2 - Folder 33
Jethro and Amalek


Lecture Series (transcripts)

Box 2 - Folder 34
1973 May 15

Box 2 - Folder 35
1973 May 22

Box 2 - Folder 36
1973 May 29

Box 2 - Folder 37
"The method of teaching called creative ballet..."

Box 2 - Folder 38
"My brothers' birthdays were celebrated together..."

Box 2 - Folder 39-40
"The people you have seen drawing are dancers..." (lecture)

Box 2 - Folder 41
Plans for Project: Kineseography

Box 2 - Folder 42
Some Questions About Ballet and How I Answer Them

Box 2 - Folder 43
"There is nothing I wish to see changed about the ideology..."

Box 2 - Folder 44
"Too often I see actors who seem to think that merely speaking..."

Box 2 - Folder 45
Miscellaneous notes - autobiographical

Box 2 - Folder 46
Miscellaneous writings

III. Production and Choreographic Notes


The largest series is that of production and choreographic notes and comprises various libretti, musical and choreographic notes, and other descriptive notes on his ballets and lecture-demonstrations. In addition, the scripts of the "Omnibus" and "Dance in America" telecasts are contained in this series. A related series, choreographic notebooks, extensively documents the choreography of two of Loring's ballets, "Billy the Kid" and "The Great American Goof."
Arrangement: (arranged by title)

Billy the Kid

Box 3 - Folder 47
Choreographic and programmatic notes

Box 3 - Folder 48
Omnibus telecast narration

Box 3 - Folder 49
Dance in America telecast


Capital of the World

Box 3 - Folder 50-52
libretto and cast

Box 3 - Folder 53-54
Omnibus telecast script

Box 3 - Folder 55
Compostion and Choreography (lecture-demonstration)


Catulli Carmina

Box 3 - Folder 56
libretto and musical notes


City Portrait

Box 3 - Folder 57
libretto

Box 3 - Folder 58-59
Dance is a Language (lecture-demonstration)


The Enigma (also titled Roshomon)

Box 3 - Folder 60
libretto


Faculty Dance Concert, University of California, Irvine, 1979

Box 3 - Folder 61-63
notes

Box 3 - Folder 64
stage set


Folkdances of a Mythical Country

Box 3 - Folder 65-71
musical notes

Box 3 - Folder 72-78
choreographic notes


Gloria

Box 3 - Folder 79
musical notes


The Great American Goof
(see also Box 6)

Box 3 - Folder 80
choreographic notes


The Hobo of the Hills (also titled The Duke of Sacramento)

Box 3 - Folder 81-83
chart of dramatic outline, libretto, stage presence, and character

Box 3 - Folder 84
background notes

Box 3 - Folder 85
libretto and direction

Box 3 - Folder 86
action synopsis


The Invisible Wife

Box 4 - Folder 87-88
musical notes, action synopsis


Jazz Dancarama

Box 4 - Folder 89
libretto and miscellaneous notes


Kanter Putnam

Box 4 - Folder 90
libretto and miscellaneous notes


Lecture-Demonstrations

Box 4 - Folder 91-93
notes and scripts


The Man from Midian

Box 4 - Folder 94-96
libretto, character analysis, synopsis


Moses

Box 4 - Folder 97
libretto


Pinions

Box 4 - Folder 98
choreographic notes


Polyphonica

Box 4 - Folder 99
poem and program notes


Prairie

Box 4 - Folder 100
poem and notes


The Sisters

Box 4 - Folder 101
choreographic description


Tender Land

Box 4 - Folder 102
choreographic notes


The Toy Box (lecture-demonstration)

Box 4 - Folder 103-106
script


Yerma

Box 4 - Folder 107-108
script

Box 4 - Folder 109
unidentified production

Box 4 - Folder 110
unidentified production scenario

Box 4 - Folder 111
notes on musical selections

Box 4 - Folder 112
miscellaneous notes related to Noah's Ark, Billy the Kid

IV. Choreographic Notebooks


Choreographic notebooks, extensively documents the choreography of two of Loring's ballets, "Billy the Kid" and "The Great American Goof."

Box 5
Billy the Kid, 1938

Box 6
The Great American Goof, 1941

V. The American School of Dance, 1948-1974


Two series pertain to Loring's work as a dance educator. The first, entitled The American School of Dance, 1948-1974, contains extensive syllabi and class descriptions. The second, entitled The University of California at Irvine, 1965-1981, includes some of the same syllabi revised and descriptions of choreography classes and Loring's system of notation, Kineseography.

Box 7 - Folder 113
"American School of Dance" by Eugene Loring

Box 7 - Folder 114
Credo

Box 7 - Folder 115
Classroom Decorum

Box 7 - Folder 116
Summary of Course Requirements

Box 7 - Folder 117
Course Descriptions

Box 7 - Folder 118
"Points to Watch in Promotions and Placements" by Eugene Loring

Box 7 - Folder 119
"Ballet Class on Three Levels" by Eugene Loring

Box 7 - Folder 120
Ballet Theory and Terminology Exam

Box 7 - Folder 121-124
Ballet Syllabi - general indices of Pre-Ballet through Ballet IV

Box 7 - Folder 125-126
Ballet syllabus-general notes

Box 7 - Folder 127
Description of Pre-Barre

Box 7 - Folder 128-143
Ballet Syllabi - Pre-Barre through Ballet V

Box 7 - Folder 144
Ballet Syllabus - men's class

Box 7 - Folder 145-146
Ballet class notes on steps and positions

Box 7 - Folder 147
miscellaneous ballet notes

Box 7 - Folder 148
Teachers' meeting - Ballet, 1952 Dec. 16

Box 7 - Folder 149
Free Style syllabus discussions

Box 7 - Folder 150
Free Style I-III Syllabus

Box 7 - Folder 151
Character Classes - Faculty and course titles

VI. University of California at Irvine, 1965-1981.


(51 items)
Two series pertain to Loring's work as a dance educator. The first, entitled The American School of Dance, 1948-1974, contains extensive syllabi and class descriptions. The second, entitled The University of California at Irvine, 1965-1981, includes some of the same syllabi revised and descriptions of choreography classes and Loring's system of notation, Kineseography.

Box 8 - Folder 152
Course outlines -1978
8 Items

Box 8 - Folder 153
Dance Department policies
2 Items

Box 8 - Folder 154
Teacher Theory class
2 Items

Box 8 - Folder 155
Ballet pronounciation
1 Items

Box 8 - Folder 156
"Points to Watch in Ballet Examinations"
1 Items

Box 8 - Folder 157
Ballet Syllabi - Ballet I-IV by school quarters
4 Items

Box 8 - Folder 158
pas de bourée - variations and descriptions
3 Items

Box 8 - Folder 159
Choreography II
1 Items

Box 8 - Folder 160-161
Choreography III
1 Items

Box 8 - Folder 162
Kineseography - notes and diagrams
6 Items

Box 8 - Folder 163
Articles on Nijinsky's and miscellaneous notation systems
8 Items

Box 8 - Folder 164
Musical Theater Workshop Audition Numbers
1 Items

Box 8 - Folder 165
Pantomime class
2 Items

Box 8 - Folder 166
Notes on dance warm-up
3 Items

Box 8 - Folder 167
"A Dancer's Lineage in the Ballet" by Olga Maynard
1 Items

Box 8 - Folder 168
Student papers
4 Items

Box 8 - Folder 169
Dance Representatives Meeting, 1973 Feb. 15
1 Items

Box 8 - Folder 170
miscellaneous notes
2 Items

VII. Miscellaneous


(80 items)
A small series of miscellaneous manuscripts include several contracts, drawings by Loring, and drawings and writings by others.

Box 9 - Folder 171
Contracts
6 Items

Box 9 - Folder 172
White House program of of Billy the Kid performance 1962 May 22
1 Items

Box 9 - Folder 173
miscellaneous notes on choreography
5 Items

Box 9 - Folder 174
miscellaneous dance notes
13 Items

Box 9 - Folder 175
Sabbatical report for 1975
1 Items

Box 9 - Folder 176
"Recent Activities" Spring 1976-April 1980 by Eugene Loring
1 Items

Box 9 - Folder 177
NEA grant application, 1980
1 Items

Box 9 - Folder 178
Plaudit Award, National Dance Association
4 Items

Box 9 - Folder 179
"Business" by Hendrik J. DeLange
1 Items

Box 9 - Folder 180
"The story of Eugene Loring's career..." unknown author
1 Items

Box 9 - Folder 181
sheet music - Schottische, Tarantella, Polka
3 Items

Box 9 - Folder 182
Table of folk and theatrical dances - origins and descriptions
1 Items

Box 9 - Folder 183
song lyrics
3 Items

Box 9 - Folder 184
Drawings by Eugene Loring, 1961, 1973-1974
14 Items

Box 9 - Folder 185
miscellaneous drawings by Eugene Loring, n.d.
9 Items

Box 9 - Folder 186
Diagrams of spatial areas and directions
2 Items

Box 9 - Folder 187
Childrens' drawings for Eugene Loring
2 Items

Box 9 - Folder 188
graphite pencil drawing on cardboard, unknown artist
1 Items

Box 9 - Folder 189
pen drawings of kneeling and sitting positions of the legs
1 Items

Box 9 - Folder 190
"Gene, `Sprung Steet,' L." pencil drawing, artist unknown
1 Items

Box 9 - Folder 191-192
drawings for Kineseography book
1 Items

Box 9 - Folder 193
ballet material for sale by Norman Crider - annotated list
1 Items

Box 9 - Folder 194
"Program for Classic Dance" by Agripinna Vaganova (typescript)
1 Items

Box 9 - Folder 195
"The Eugene Loring Gift to the University of California, Irvine" descriptive list with appraisals annotated
2 Items

Box 9 - Folder 196
"A Daily Diary of Choreography Class for 1976-1977" compiled by Monica C. L. Morris
1 Items

Box 9 - Folder 197
miscellaneous bills
2 Items

Box 9 - Folder 198
miscellaneous
5 Items


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