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SERIES DESCRIPTION / CONTAINER LIST Table of Contents  Correspondence

Lester Horton Dance Theater Collection

- SERIES DESCRIPTION / CONTAINER LIST
- Series I: Writings

Series I: Writings
Contents: The materials span the years 1929 to 1992. Horton's writings include published and unpublished material on his work and ethnic dance, including a manuscript on Salome, his seminal choreodrama that he reworked throughout his career. Also included are autograph notebooks and papers that record bits and pieces of his creative process. Writings about Horton include published articles and a copy of Larry Warren's biography, as well as a typewritten transcript of a recording of Bella Lewitzky regarding Horton. Writings by Frank Eng include drafts of articles, several unpublished manuscripts, and autograph and typewritten notes and notebooks. A writer by trade, Eng's many articles and memoirs reflect his perspective as an intimate of Horton and the business manager of Dance Theater.
Arrangement: The writings are arranged in the following subseries: By Lester Horton, About Lester Horton, and By Frank Eng.


SubSeries I: Writings by Lester Horton

Contents: Horton's writings include published and unpublished material on his work and ethnic dance, including a manuscript on Salome, his seminal choreodrama that he reworked throughout his career. Also included are autograph notebooks and papers that record bits and pieces of his creative process.

Box 1 - Folder 1
The Indian in his native art

Box 1 - Folder 2
On Salome, The face of violence

Box 1 - Folder 3
[Published articles], 1929-47

Box 1 - Folder 4
[Notes]

Box 1 - Folder 5
[Notebook]

Box 1 - Folder 6
Personal notes [notebook]

Box 1 - Folder 7
Personal [notebook]

Box 1 - Folder 8
[Notebook]


SubSeries II: Writings about Lester Horton

Contents: Writings about Horton include published articles and a copy of Larry Warren's biography, as well as a typewritten transcript of a recording of Bella Lewitzky regarding Horton.

Box 1 - Folder 9
Lester Horton: Modern dance pioneer by Larry Warren, [book] 1977

Box 1 - Folder 10
[Published articles] 1937, 1948, 1954-78, 1992

Box 1 - Folder 11
[Unpublished interview with Bella Lewitzky] 1967


SubSeries III: Writings by Frank Eng

Contents: Writings by Frank Eng include drafts of articles, several unpublished manuscripts, and autograph and typewritten notes and notebooks. A writer by trade, Eng's many articles and memoirs reflect his perspective as an intimate of Horton and the business manager of Dance Theater.

Box 2 - Folder 1
[Drafts]

Box 2 - Folder 2
Early research, Dance Perspectives article

Box 2 - Folder 3
[Manuscripts]

Box 2 - Folder 4
Lester Horton, American dance pioneer (Horton triad), 1966

Box 2 - Folder 5
Memoirs of a man of displeasure (Horton triad), 1948

Box 2 - Folder 6
Rivers and streams, part I (Horton triad), 1974

Box 2 - Folder 7
Rivers and streams, part II (Horton triad), 1980

Box 2 - Folder 8
Material from [la?] notebook, 1957-59

Box 2 - Folder 9
[Notebook, large]

Box 2 - Folder 10
[Notebook, large-loose sheets]

Box 2 - Folder 11
[Notebook, small]

Box 2 - Folder 13
[Notes]


SERIES DESCRIPTION / CONTAINER LIST Table of Contents  Correspondence