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Adolph Bolm collection

Adolph Bolm collection, circa 1922-1983.
Bolm, Adolf, 1894-1951.
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Folders 90-126, Box 2Moving imageSupervised use (S) *MGZMD 50 Folders 90-126, Box 2Offsite
Folders 127-138 , Box 3Moving imageSupervised use (S) *MGZMD 50 Folders 127-138 , Box 3Offsite
Folders 1-89, Box 1Moving imageSupervised use (S) *MGZMD 50 Folders 1-89, Box 1Offsite


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Dougherty, John, 1910-1988.
138 folders (ca. 1100 items)
Dance Special Acquisitions Fund.
  • The collection documents the career of Adolph Bolm through papers and research information collected by author John Dougherty in preparation for writing several biographical articles and a book on the dancer.
  • The collection is divided into 3 series. Series I comprises correspondence with, and/or notes compiled on, 80 individuals including Bolm's dance partners, students, relatives, and acquaintances. Many of these folders contain signed letters to John Dougherty from such people as Bolm's wife Beatrice, Willam Christensen, Anton Dolin, Nana Gollner, Tamara Karsavina, Ted Shawn, and Carl Van Vechten.
  • Series II contains John Dougherty's more general research notes and writings including typed transcriptions of articles on Bolm by other authors and several drafts of articles by Dougherty.
  • Series III comprises personal documents of Adolph Bolm. Included are 9 items of correspondence, 4 diaries and/or typed transcriptions of diaries (1942-1950), 3 articles by Bolm, miscellaneous production notes, and an inscribed magazine.
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(S) *MGZMD 50
Bolm, Adolf, 1894-1951.
Adolph Bolm collection, circa 1922-1983.
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Manuscripts -- Collections.
Added Author
Dougherty, John, 1910-1988.
Research Call Number
(S) *MGZMD 50
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