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Irma Duncan papers

Irma Duncan papers, 1905-1977.
Duncan, Irma.
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Box 7Moving imageSupervised use (S) *MGZMD 47 Box 7Offsite
Box 6Moving imageSupervised use (S) *MGZMD 47 Box 6Offsite
Folders 98-128, Box 4Moving imageSupervised use (S) *MGZMD 47 Folders 98-128, Box 4Offsite
Folders 74-97, Box 3Moving imageSupervised use (S) *MGZMD 47 Folders 74-97, Box 3Offsite
Folders 46-73, Box 2Moving imageSupervised use (S) *MGZMD 47 Folders 46-73, Box 2Offsite
Folders 149-185, Box 8Moving imageSupervised use (S) *MGZMD 47 Folders 149-185, Box 8Offsite
Folders 129-148, Box 5Moving imageSupervised use (S) *MGZMD 47 Folders 129-148, Box 5Offsite
Folders 1-45, Box 1Moving imageSupervised use (S) *MGZMD 47 Folders 1-45, Box 1Offsite


1457 items in 185 folders and two boxes.
Gift of Irma Duncan.
  • Documents the professional and personal life of Irma Duncan.
  • The largest series correspondence (1326 items), contains letters primarily to Irma Duncan including three by Isadora Duncan to her and one to all of her adopted daughters. Other correspondents include Irma Duncan's mother, the other adopted Duncan daughters (Anna, Theresa, Erika, and Lisa), E. Gordon Craig, Paris Singer, Augustin Duncan, and Edward Steichen. A selected index of professional correspondence within the chronological series is provided in the finding aid.
  • The second series of writings and memorabilia (104 items) includes Irma Duncan's diaries of 1921, her notebook "Guide through the Duncan system of dancing," two autobiographical holograph items by Isadora Duncan on her activities in 1904 and 1905, Isadora Duncan's own sketch of the Moscow school uniform, and a copy of her baptismal certificate.
  • A series of miscellaneous items (28 items) includes unidentified notes and drawings.
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(S) *MGZMD 47
Duncan, Irma.
Irma Duncan papers, 1905-1977.
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Manuscripts -- Collections.
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(S) *MGZMD 47
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