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Letters to Barton Mumaw,

Title
Letters to Barton Mumaw, 1940-1971.
Author
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972.
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Additional Authors
Mumaw, Barton, 1912-
Description
1.5 linear ft. (52 folders) + 1 typescript (547 p.)
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Archives.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Letters (Correspondence).
Reproduction (note)
  • Photocopies.
Original Location (note)
  • Originals in: the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Archives.
Source (note)
  • Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Archives
Biography (note)
  • Ted Shawn, 1891-1972, American dancer, choreographer, and educator:
  • Barton Mumaw, b. 1912, dancer with Denishawn and Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers:
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository :
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
(S) *MGZMD 126
Author
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972.
Title
Letters to Barton Mumaw, 1940-1971.
Summary
Photocopies of correspondence from Ted Shawn to Barton Mumaw, primarily during the years 1942-1945 when Mumaw was in military service.
Documents not only Shawn and Mumaw's relationship but also the growth and development of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and the Jacob's Pillow School of the Dance. Other correspondents (in the folder marked Correspondence-Miscellaneous) include Barton Mumaw, Fern Helscher, Genevieve Oswald, Grace Boderek, and many others identified only by first names.
Includes Mumaw's address book and Shawn's typed manuscript narrative based on these letters.
Reproduction
Photocopies.
Original Location
Originals in: the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Archives.
Biography
Ted Shawn, 1891-1972, American dancer, choreographer, and educator: co-founded Denishawn school and company with Ruth St. Denis, 1915; when Denishawn was disbanded in 1931, he established a school at his Massachusetts farm (later called Jacob's Pillow) and his own company, Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers, which toured the United States from 1933-1940.
Barton Mumaw, b. 1912, dancer with Denishawn and Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers: lead dancer in Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers, 1933-1948; Broadway and theater dance, 1948-1958; began reconstructing Ted Shawn's dances in 1973.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository : folder level control.
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Local Subject
Manuscripts -- Letters.
Added Author
Mumaw, Barton, 1912-
Added Title
Gift of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Archives.
Research Call Number
(S) *MGZMD 126
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