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Morton (Virgil) Papers

- Series Description and Container List

Series Description and Container List

SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL
Physical Description: 12 folders, 1 scrapbook
Contents: Consists of photos, newsclippings, resumes, correspondence, scrapbooks, and programs chronicling the life of Virgil Morton and his involvement in a variety of performance groups and organizations in the Bay Area.
Arrangement: Arranged by format and thereunder by date.

Box 1 - Folder 1
Photos - childhood 1913-27

Box 1 - Folder 2
Photos - portraits 1920s-1950s

Box 1 - Folder 3
Photos - dance perf. 1930s-1960s

Box 1 - Folder 4
Photos - Golden Gate International Exposition 1939

Box 1 - Folder 5
Photos - Navy 1940s

Box 1 - Folder 6
Photos - friends n.d.

Box 1 - Folder 7
Resumes 1968;1976

Box 1 - Folder 8
Newsclippings 1943-80

Box 1 - Folder 9
Correspondence 1947-76

Box 1 - Folder 10
Programs 1937-63

Box 1 - Folder 11
American Theatre Wing 1951

Box 1 - Folder 12
Priscilla Morton n.d.

Box 2 - Folder 1-2
Scrapbook-navy years, 1940s

Box 2 - Folder 3
Oversize portraits of Morton and friend n.d.

SERIES II. WRITINGS
Physical Description: 2 folders
Contents: Includes articles, notes, and hand-outs prepared by Morton to give to his classes and to provide the dance community with information about the study and teaching of folk dance.
Arrangement: Arranged by format and thereunder by date.

Box 1 - Folder 13
Articles n.d.

Box 1 - Folder 14
Dance notes n.d.

SERIES III. CLASSES
Physical Description: 3 folders
Contents: Contains catalogues, class descriptions, correspondence, and photos which document Morton's teaching activities at San Francisco State University.
Arrangement: Arranged by format and thereunder by date.

Box 1 - Folder 15
SFSU catalogues 1954-64

Box 1 - Folder 17
Class descriptions 1944-70

Box 1 - Folder 18
Photos n.d.

SERIES IV. ORGANIZATIONS
Physical Description: 7 folders
Contents: Consists of programs, newsletters, histories, and correspondence which reveal the contributions of various organizations in the Bay Area to the study and teaching of folk dancing.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by name of organization and thereunder by format and/or date.

Box 1 - Folder 19
California Alpine Folk Dance Group 1941

Box 1 - Folder 20
Chang's International Folk Dancers 1941

Box 1 - Folder 21
Chang's International Folk Dancers -- History

Box 1 - Folder 22
Chang's International Folk Dancers -- Programs 1939-64

Box 1 - Folder 23
Chang's International Folk Dancers -- Newsletters 1942;1951;1960s-70s

Box 1 - Folder 24
Chang's International Folk Dancers -- Correspondence 1960s

Box 1 - Folder 25
Swedish Applied Arts

SERIES V. COMPANIES
Physical Description: 5 folders
Contents: Includes photos and programs from various productions performed by dance and theater companies Morton was affiliated with.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by name of company and thereunder by date.

Box 1 - Folder 26
Menlo Amigos 1950s

Box 1 - Folder 27
Savoy Light Opera - papers 1940s

Box 1 - Folder 28
Savoy Light Opera - photos 1940s

Box 1 - Folder 29
Sherry Players - papers 1950s

Box 1 - Folder 30
Sherry Players - photos 1950s

SERIES VI. DANCE PARTNERS
Physical Description: 2 folders
Contents: Contains programs, clippings, and photos relating to Morton's dance partners, Madelynne Greene and Grace Perryman.

Box 1 - Folder 31-32
Madelynne Greene 1940s

Box 1 - Folder 33
Grace Perryman 1950s

SERIES VII. MUSIC
Physical Description: 1 folder, 1 tape
Contents: Consists of miscellaneous sheet music and a tape recording of folk dance music.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by title.

Box 1 - Folder 34
Misc. sheet music for folk dances n.d.

Box 1 - Folder 35
Tape recording of Mexican folk dances n.d.


SCOPE AND CONTENT Table of Contents Related collections