Research Catalog

Title
  • Isadora Bennett papers, 1945-1966.
Author
Bennett, Isadora.
Supplementary Content
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Box 1Mixed materialSupervised useRequestJPB 06-19 Box 1Offsite
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised useRequestJPB 06-19 Box 2Offsite

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Description
1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Clippings.
  • Press releases.
Location of Other Archival Materials (note)
  • Jerome Robbins Dance Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Biography (note)
  • Isadora Bennett (1900-1980) was a publicist specializing in the performing arts.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Call Number
JPB 06-19
Author
Bennett, Isadora.
Title
Isadora Bennett papers, 1945-1966.
Summary
The Isadora Bennett papers are almost exclusively concerned with Bennett's clients from the world of concert music, and do not include material from Bennett's dance clients. Most of the collection consists of clippings and publicity materials, with a small amount of notes and correspondence. All of the material in the collection is related to individual clients, with no personal papers or general office files. Among those individuals represented in the collection are classical harmonica player John Sebastian, harpsichordist Sylvia Marlowe, sitar player Ravi Shankar, and soprano Maggie Teyte. The collection is arranged alphabetically, by client name (with the exception of Shankar, which is placed at the end of the first box).
Biography
Isadora Bennett (1900-1980) was a publicist specializing in the performing arts. Beginning with her work for Martha Graham in the late 1930s, Bennett became associated with dance companies, and the association would last for the rest of her life. She expanded her clientele to encompass other types of artists after entering a partnership with Richard Pleasant in 1948. After his death in 1961, Bennett continued working as a publicist until 1972, when she retired. She received numerous awards for her contribution to the field of dance in America, and occasionally published essays on the subject.
Location of Other Archival Materials
See also Isadora Bennett collection ((S) *MGZMD 22) in the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Indexes
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Press agents.
Added Author
Marlowe, Sylvia.
Sebastian, John, 1916-1980.
Shankar, Ravi, 1920-2012.
Teyte, Maggie, 1888-1976.
American Music Collection.
Research Call Number
JPB 06-19
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