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Series Descriptions/Container List Table of Contents Series II: Research Materials, 1912 - 1972 and undated

Wolfe (Katharine) Papers, 1912-1972

- Series Descriptions/Container List
- Series I: Correspondence, 1937 - 1969 and undated

Series I: Correspondence, 1937 - 1969 and undated


2 boxes
Arrangement: Alphabetical

The majority of the letters in the Correspondence series are from those individuals whose work is discussed in The Concert Dance. Frequently included with the letters is a carbon copy or original typescript of the portion of the manuscript about that individual, returned with annotations or corrections. Among those respondents who provided detailed comments on sections of the manuscript are Franziska Boas, Valerie Bettis, Angna Enters, Jean Erdman, Eve Gentry, Hadassah (through her husband, Milton Epstein), Pauline Koner, Juana de Laban, Alwin Nikolais, Pearl Primus, Jan Veen, and Mary Wigman. In addition to her commentary on the book, there is extensive correspondence from Eleanor King, who also was a long time friend of Wolfe's. At the end of the series is one folder containing photocopies of several of Wolfe's annual Christmas letters to her friends (she often typed her notes on the back of these and other mimeographed leaves from her office), which partially document her work on the book and other activities.

Box 1 - Folder 1
Anthony, Mary, 1959
Carbon copy, with Anthony's corrections in red pencil.

Box 1 - Folder 2
Bales, William, 1952 - 1959
Two typescripts of versions approved by Bales.

Box 1 - Folder 3
Berk, Fred, 1955
Carbon copy of Fred Berk and Katya Delakova section, with Berk's corrections.

Box 1 - Folder 4
Bettis, Valerie, 1959
Two versions of Bettis section.

Box 1 - Folder 5
Boas, Franziska, 1948 - 1949
Typescript with Boas' corrections; see also Bird Larson for additional Boas correspondence.

Box 1 - Folder 6
Collins, Janet, 1950
Typescript and carbon copy with corrections.

Box 1 - Folder 7
Cunningham, Merce, 1950 and undated
Typescript with corrections.

Box 1 - Folder 8
Dafora, Asadora, 1955

Box 1 - Folder 9
Dalcroze School of Music, 1949
Hilda M. Schuster.

Box 1 - Folder 10
Dance Notation Bureau, 1955 - 1960
Ann Hutchinson's letter and corrections to two versions of typescript.

Box 1 - Folder 11
Duncan Dance Guild, 1946
Letters from Kathleen Hinni and Anita Zahn.

Box 1 - Folder 12
Enters, Angna, 1955
No letter, but carbon copy with corrections and additional typed notes on manuscript.

Box 1 - Folder 13
Erdman, Jean, 1957 - 1960 and undated
Extensive notes and corrections to typescript; also letter from unidentified correspondent, "Elsie" regarding Erdman performances and teaching.

Box 1 - Folder 14
Findlay, Elsa, undated
Responses to questionnaire and corrections to carbon copy.

Box 1 - Folder 15
Flade, Tina, undated
Typescript with corrections.

Box 1 - Folder 16
Fonaroff, Nina, 1955
Typescript with corrections.

Box 1 - Folder 17
Frankel - Ryder Duo, 1959
Separate carbon copies, one with corrections by Emily Frankel and one with notes by Mark Ryder.

Box 1 - Folder 18
Gentry, Eve, 1948 - 1961 and undated
Multiple manuscript drafts with Gentry's corrections.

Box 1 - Folder 19
Goth, Trudy, 1955
Typescript with corrections.

Box 1 - Folder 20
Graham, Martha, 1955

Box 1 - Folder 21
Gray, Harriette Ann, 1959 and undated
Typescript with corrections; also undated letter from Barbara Lacey.

Box 1 - Folder 22
Hadassah, 1955 - 1962 and undated
Letter with corrections suggested by Hadassah's husband, Milton Epstein.

Box 1 - Folder 23
Halprin - Lathrop Dance Company, 1959 and undated 1959
Separate carbon and typescript corrections by Ann Halprin and Welland Lathrop.

Box 1 - Folder 24
Hartong, Corrie, 1958

Box 1 - Folder 25
Hawkins, Erick, 1959 - 1960

Box 1 - Folder 26
H'Doubler, Margaret 1959
Typescript for Modern Dance in Education section, with her corrections.

Box 1 - Folder 27
Holm, Hanya 1959
Letters are from Holm's secretary, but corrections to typescript and carbon copy, probably in Holm's hand.

Box 1 - Folder 28
Horton, Lester, undated 1959
Letter from, and corrections to, carbon copy made by Frank Eng.

Box 1 - Folder 29
Humphrey, Doris, 1950

Box 1 - Folder 30
Junger, Esther, 1952 - 1958
Carbon copy with corrections.

Box 1 - Folder 31
Kinch, Myra, undated
Carbon copy with corrections.


King, Eleanor

Box 1 - Folder 32
1944 - 1951

Box 1 - Folder 33
1952 - 1954

Box 2 - Folder 1
1955 - 1959

Box 2 - Folder 2
1960 - 1969

Box 2 - Folder 3
Undated

Box 2 - Folder 4
Kitchell, Iva, 1955 and undated
Carbon copy with corrections.

Box 2 - Folder 5
Koner, Pauline, undated
Carbon copy with corrections.

Box 2 - Folder 6
Laban, Juana de, 1952 - 1967 and undated

Box 2 - Folder 7
Lang, Pearl, 1952 - 1961
Multiple versions with corrections.

Box 2 - Folder 8
Lapson, Dvora, undated
Carbon copy with corrections only.

Box 2 - Folder 9
Larson, Bird, 1953
Letter from, and carbon copy with, corrections by Franziska Boas.

Box 2 - Folder 10
Limón, José, 1946 - 1955

Box 2 - Folder 11
Lippincott, Gertrude, 1960

Box 2 - Folder 12
Litz, Katherine, 1959 and undated
Carbon copy with corrections, and note from Litz to Wolfe on final page.

Box 2 - Folder 13
Lyon, Barry, 1947

Box 2 - Folder 14
Mabry, Iris, 1959
Letter and corrections to typescript by Ralph Gilbert.

Box 2 - Folder 15
Maracci, Carmelita, 1957
Typescript with corrections.

Box 2 - Folder 16
La Meri, 1946 - 1959
Carbon copy, no corrections, but noted on first page, "1st draft checked by La Meri."

Box 2 - Folder 17
Nagrin, Daniel, 1959 - 1960
Carbon copy with corrections.

Box 2 - Folder 18
Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, 1949

Box 2 - Folder 19
New Dance Group, 1958
Letter from Judith Delman.

Box 2 - Folder 20
The New School, 1949

Box 2 - Folder 21
Nikolais, Alwin, 1959 and undated
Typescript with corrections, as well as letter from Murray Louis with extensive notes.

Box 2 - Folder 22
Nimura, Yeichi, 1965 and undated
Mainly Christmas cards, but also includes material from Lisan Kay.

Box 2 - Folder 23
Nirenska, Pola, 1955
Carbon copy with corrections.

Box 2 - Folder 24
O'Donnell, May , 1954
Typescript with corrections.

Box 2 - Folder 25
Primus, Pearl, undated
Includes poem signed by Primus and carbon copy with corrections.

Box 2 - Folder 26
Schoop, Trudi. 1947
Carbon copy with corrections.

Box 2 - Folder 27
Shapero, Lillian, 1952
Typescript with corrections.

Box 2 - Folder 28
Shawn, Ted, 1955 - 1958

Box 2 - Folder 29
Sokolow, Anna, 1946

Box 2 - Folder 30
Streat, Thelma Johnson, 1948
Letter from Léa Moch.

Box 2 - Folder 31
Taylor, Paul, undated

Box 2 - Folder 32
Thimey, Erika, 1955

Box 2 - Folder 33
Veen, Jan, undated
Carbon copy with corrections for German Dance in America section.

Box 2 - Folder 34
Weidman, Charles, 1948 - 1964 and undated

Box 2 - Folder 35
Wigman, Mary, 1937 - 1960 and undated
Includes receipts for care packages sent to Wigman after World War II.

Box 2 - Folder 36
Young Men's Hebrew Association, 1944
Letter from William Kolodney regarding the Dance Center of the YMHA.

Box 2 - Folder 37
Yuriko, 1953
Carbon copy with corrections.

Box 2 - Folder 38
Unidentifed, undated
Most likely the correspondent, "Elsie" from Jean Erdman correspondence folder, but signature cut off.

Box 2 - Folder 39
Katharine Wolfe's Christmas letters, 1951 - 1962 and undated
Does not include letters for 1954, 1956, 1959 - 1961.


Series Descriptions/Container List Table of Contents Series II: Research Materials, 1912 - 1972 and undated