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Guide to the Harper Theater Dance Festival Records, 1961-1992

Abstract

The Harper Theater Dance Festival Records (1965-1979) presented Chicago audiences with more than a decade of annual performance seasons from a variety of celebrated dance companies. Originating in 1965 as the brainchild of Bruce and Judith Sagan, proprietors of a series of local, neighborhood newspapers in Chicago, the Festival also served as an important milestone in American modern dance as the pilot program for the National Endowment for the Arts Residency Touring program. Favorite performers included Merce Cunningham, Alwin Nikolais, Paul Taylor, José Limón, and Murray Louis.

The collection includes financial records, production requirements, clippings, correspondence, posters, programs, tickets, photos, negatives, 35 mm slides, video and audio reels, and several small objects.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
American Dance Festival Archives
Creator
Harper Theater Dance Festival.
Title
Harper Theater Dance Festival records 1961-1984
Language of Material
eng
Extent
11.3 Linear Feet
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the ADF Archives.

Collection Overview

The collection contains the institutional records of the Harper Theater Dance Festival, public relations and publicity materials of dance companies, as well as the personal files of the collection's donor, Judith Sagan. The materials housed within the collection are in a variety of formats, including paper-based records, photographs, 35 mm slides, programs, newspaper clippings, large-format posters and publicity materials, audio reels, open reel video, and several objects.

The bulk of the materials were collected or created during the running of the Festival (1965-1979), with additional records (e.g. souvenir programs, professional membership records, financial records, etc.) collected by the donor following the Festival's demise.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for official American Dance Festival administrative records is held by the American Dance Festival; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

The Institutional Records series of the Harper Festival Dance Collection is arranged alphabetically by organizational function and date. Records are specific to the Festival and include advertising proofs and ads, professional correspondence, invoices, bank statements, checks, bulk mailing contents, IRS documentation, grant applications, newspaper reviews of performances, press kits (for companies performing and for entire Festival), contracts with companies and vendors, technical production records, programs and tickets, school programming records, and notes. Original item labels on the audio and video reel boxes are transcribed here, even though spelling is particular to original usage and creator agency (e.g. WorkPring collection).

Advertising, undated

Printer's Plates

Box 1
Advertising, undated

Photocopied newspaper advertisements

Box 1
Advertising, undated

Newspaper advertisements

Box 1
Advertising, 1965-1979, undated

Newspaper advertisements

Box 1
Advertising, 1965

Newspaper advertisements

Box 1
Advertising, 1965-1979, undated

Newspaper advertisements

Box 1
Advertising, 1966

Print proofs

Box 1
Advertising, 1966

Print ad placements in "Chimera" and brochure

Box 1
Advertising, 1966

Newspaper advertisements

Box 1
Advertising, 1967

Photocopied newspaper advertisements

Box 1
Advertising, 1968

Photocopied newspaper advertisements

Box 1
Advertising, 1969

Photocopied newspaper advertisements and radio spot script

Box 1
Advertising, 1970

Radio station advertising guide

Box 1
Advertising, 1970

Newspaper advertisements

Box 1
Advertising, 1970

Radio spot script draft and final copy

Box 1
Advertising, 1970

Newspaper advertisements

Box 1
Advertising, 1970-1971

Print proofs, photocopied newspaper advertisements, drafts of ads

Box 1
Advertising, 1971

Newspaper advertisements

Box 1
Advertising, 1972

Photocopied newspaper advertisements

Box 1
Advertising, 1973

Photocopied newspaper advertisements

Box 1
Advertising, 1974

Photocopied newspaper advertisements and radio spot script

Box 1
Advertising, 1978-1979

Newspaper advertisements and radio spot script

Box 1
Advertising, 1979

Photocopied newspaper advertisements and radio spot script

Box 1
Correspondence, undated

Manuscript draft fundraising letter

Box 1
Correspondence, undated

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, undated

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1965

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1966

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1966

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1966

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1966

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1967

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1967

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1968

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1968

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1968

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1969

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1969

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1970

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1970

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1970

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1970

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1970

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1971

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1971

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1972

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1972

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1972

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1973

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1973

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1973

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1974

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1974

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1974

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1975

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1975

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1977

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1978

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Correspondence, 1979

Mixed professional correspondence

Box 1
Finance, undated

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, undated

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, undated

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, undated

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, 1965

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, 1966

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, 1967

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, 1968

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, 1969

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, 1969-1970

Box Office ticketing reports

Box 1
Finance, 1970

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, 1970

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, 1970

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, 1970

Box Office ticketing reports

Box 1
Finance, 1970

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, 1970-1978

Federal Tax Returns

Box 1
Finance, 1970-1971

Invoices

Box 1
Finance, 1970-1971

Invoices

Box 1
Finance, 1970-1971

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, 1970-1971

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, 1970-1971

Bank statements

Box 1
Finance, 1971

Box Office ticketing reports

Box 1
Finance, 1971

Box Office

Box 1
Finance, 1971

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, 1971

Bank statements

Box 1
Finance, 1971

Box Office ticketing reports

Box 1
Finance, 1971

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, 1972

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, 1972

Check stubs

Box 1
Finance, 1972

Check stubs

Box 1
Finance, 1972-1973

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, 1973

Box Office

Box 1
Finance, 1973

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, 1973

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, 1973-1974

Box Office ticketing reports

Box 1
Finance, 1974

Invoices

Box 1
Finance, 1974

Mixed financial documentation

Box 1
Finance, 1975

Invoices

Box 2
Finance, 1975

Box Office ticketing reports

Box 2
Finance, 1975

Box Office ticketing reports

Box 2
Finance, 1979

Invoices

Box 2
Finance, 1979

Bank statements

Box 2
Finance, 1979

Mixed financial documentation

Box 2
Finance, 1979

Box Office ticketing reports

Box 2
Finance, 1979

Mixed financial documentation

Box 2
Finance, 1979-1984

Bank statements

Box 2
Finance: Chicago Dance Foundation, 1970

Mixed financial documentation

Box 2
Finance: Film Festival, 1974

Mixed financial documentation

Box 2
Finance: Film Festival, 1974

Mixed financial documentation

Box 2
Finance: Harper Dance Foundation, 1982-1984

Tax Exemption

Box 2
Fundraising: Local, undated

Mixed development records

Box 2
Fundraising: Local, undated

Donation mailers

Box 2
Fundraising: Local, 1970, undated

Mixed development records

Box 2
Fundraising: Local, 1970-1972

Mixed development records

Box 2
Fundraising: Local, 1971

Mixed development records

Box 2
Fundraising: Local, 1978

Local donor mailing list

Box 2
Fundraising: Local, 1979

Mixed development records

Box 2
Fundraising: Strategy, undated

Brochures from donor organizations

Box 2
Grants: Ford Foundation, 1970-1973

Mixed paper records for grant application

Box 2
Grants: Ford Foundation, 1970-1973

Mixed paper records for grant application

Box 2
Grants: Ford Foundation, 1971

Financial documentation

Box 2
Grants: Ford Foundation, 1971-1972, undated

Mixed grant documentation records

Box 2
Grants: Illinois Arts Council, undated

Nikolais company dossier

Box 2
Grants: Illinois Arts Council, 1967-1968, undated

Mixed grant documentation records

Box 2
Grants: Illinois Arts Council, 1968

"Modern Dance Festival in Illinois" report

Box 2
Grants: Illinois Arts Council, 1968

"Modern Dance Festival in Illinois" report

Box 2
Grants: Illinois Arts Council, 1968

Mixed grant documentation records

Box 2
Grants: Illinois Arts Council, 1968-1974

Mixed grant documentation records

Box 2
Grants: Illinois Arts Council, 1970

Mixed grant documentation records

Box 2
Grants: Illinois Arts Council, 1974

Mixed grant documentation records

Box 2
Grants: Illinois Arts Council, 1979

Member mailing list

Box 2
Grants: The National Corporate Fund for Dance, 1973

Grant marketing brochure

Box 2
Grants: Illinois Arts Council/NEA, 1972

Dance company residency reports for grant recipients

Box 2
Grants: National Endowment for the Arts, undated

Company residency availability

Box 2
Grants: National Endowment for the Arts, 1968-1969

Coordinated Residency Touring Program records

Box 2
Grants: National Endowment for the Arts, 1969

Choreography Commission records

Box 2
Grants: National Endowment for the Arts, 1970

Mixed grant documentation records

Box 2
Grants: National Endowment for the Arts, 1972

Mixed grant documentation records

Box 2
Grants: National Endowment for the Arts, 1972-1973

Mixed grant documentation records

Box 2
Grants: National Endowment for the Arts, 1973

NEA grant process guidelines

Box 2
Grants: National Endowment for the Arts, 1973

Artists in Schools records

Box 2
Grants: National Endowment for the Arts, 1974

Mixed grant documentation records

Box 2
Grants: National Endowment for the Arts, 1975

Dance Touring Program brochure

Box 2
Grants: National Endowment for the Arts, 1976

Grant guidelines

Box 2
Grants: National Endowment for the Arts, 1976

Grant marketing brochure

Box 2
Grants: National Endowment for the Arts, 1977

Challenge Grants brochure

Box 2
Grants: National Endowment for the Arts, 1977

Mixed grant documentation records

Box 2
Grants: National Endowment for the Arts, 1977

NEA newsletter

Box 2
Grants: National Endowment for the Arts, 1978

Dance Touring Program brochure

Box 2
Legal, 1967-1968

Illinois Arts Council contract

Box 2
Legal, 1968

City of Chicago Festival permission certificate

Box 2
Legal, 1970

Mixed contracts

Box 2
Legal, 1970-1977

IRS audit records

Box 2
Legal, 1971-1973

Venue company contracts

Box 2
Legal, 1972

Illinois Arts Council company contracts

Box 2
Legal, 1972

Illinois Arts Council company contracts

Box 2
Legal, 1973

Illinois Arts Council company contracts

Box 2
Legal, 1974

Venue contract

Box 2
Legal, 1974-1975

Company contracts release forms

Box 2
Legal, 1978

Venue contract

Box 2
Legal, 1978

Release form

Box 2
Legal, 1978-1979

Company contracts

Box 2
Legal, 1979

Theater Lease contract

Box 2
Legal, 1979

Mixed contracts

Box 2
Legal: Chicago Dance Foundation, 1979-1980

Harper Dance Foundation formation documentation

Box 2
Legal: Harper Dance Foundation, undated

Harper Dance Foundation mission statement

Box 2
Legal: Harper Dance Foundation, 1980-1981

Foundation dissolution documentation

Box 2
Notes, undated

Handwritten notes, internal memos

Box 2
Notes, 1965

Handwritten notes, internal memos

Box 2
Notes, 1965

Handwritten notes, internal memos

Box 2
Notes, 1965

Spiral bound notebook

Box 2
Notes, 1966

Handwritten notes, internal memos

Box 2
Notes, 1967

Handwritten notes, internal memos

Box 2
Notes, 1968-1969

Handwritten notes, internal memos

Box 2
Notes, 1970

Handwritten notes, internal memos

Box 2
Notes, 1970-1974

Handwritten notes, internal memos

Box 2
Notes, 1973

Internal memo

Box 2
Notes, 1978

Handwritten notes, internal memos

Box 2
Notes, 1979

Handwritten notes, internal memos

Box 2
Press, undated

Photocopied newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 2
Press, undated

Newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 2
Press, 1961

Newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 2
Press, 1965

Photocopied newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 2
Press, 1965

Newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 2
Press, 1965

Oversized newspaper review (Joffrey, R.)

Box 10
Press, 1965

Photocopied newspaper articles

Box 9
Press: Harper Dance Festival, 1965-1979

Newspaper advertisements articles and performance reviews

Box 9
Press, 1966

Photocopied newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 2
Press, 1966

Newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 2
Press, 1966

Oversized newspaper review (Tetley, G.)

Box 10
Press, 1966

Newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1967

Photocopied newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1967

Newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1968

Photocopied newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1968

Newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1969

Photocopied newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1969

Newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1970

Photocopied newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1970

Newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1971

Photocopied newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1971

Newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1972

Photocopied newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1972

Newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1973

Photocopied newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1973

Newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1974

Photocopied newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1974

Newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1975

Photocopied newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1975

Newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1978

Photocopied newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1978

Newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1979

Photocopied newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Press, 1979

Newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 3
Production, undated

Technical production records

Box 3
Production, undated

Mixed production records

Box 3
Production, 1965-1966

Mixed production records

Box 3
Production, 1967-1968

Mixed production records

Box 3
Production, 1969-1970

Mixed production records

Box 3
Production: Lighting Plots, 1969, 1972

Alwin Nikolais 1969 performance lighting plot; Inner City Dance Repertory Company 1972 performance lighting plot

Box 9
Production, 1971

Wall calendar with handwritten notes

Box 3
Production, 1971-1972

Itinerary

Box 3
Production, 1973

Itinerary

Box 3
Production, 1973

Technical production records

Box 3
Production, 1974

Venue production report

Box 3
Production, 1974-1975

Mixed production records

Box 3
Production, 1978

Mixed production records

Box 3
Production, 1978-1979

Mixed production records

Box 3
Production: Taylor, Paul, 1979

Lighting plot

Box 10
Production: Harper Theater Blueprint, undated

Blueprint

Box 10
Production: Film Festival, 1974

Mixed production records

Box 3
Production: Film Festival, 1974

"Dance Films" booklet by John Mueller

Box 3
Production: Film Festival, 1974

Vendor film listings and "Dance" magazine (April 1969)

Box 3
Production: Film Festival, 1974

Dance films directory

Box 3
Program Copy, undated

Biographies and program drafts

Box 3
Program Copy, undated

Biographies and program drafts

Box 3
Program Copy, undated

Biographies and program drafts

Box 3
Program Copy, undated

Biographies and program drafts

Box 3
Program Copy, 1966

Biographies and program drafts

Box 3
Program Copy, 1968

Biographies and program drafts

Box 3
Program Copy, 1970

Biographies and program drafts

Box 3
Program Copy, 1971

Biographies and program drafts

Box 3
Program Copy, 1971

Biographies and program drafts

Box 3
Program Copy, 1973

Biographies and program drafts

Box 3
Program Copy, 1974

Biographies and program drafts

Box 3
Programs, 1965

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1965

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1965

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1965

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1966

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1966

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1966

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1966

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1966

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1967

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1967

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1968

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1968

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1968

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1969

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1969

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1970

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1970

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1971

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1971

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1972

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1973

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1974

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1975

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Programs, 1979

Festival performance programs

Box 3
Public Relations, undated

Mixed public relations records

Box 3
Public Relations, undated

Mixed public relations records

Box 3
Public Relations, undated

Mixed public relations records

Box 3
Public Relations, undated

Mixed public relations records

Box 3
Public Relations, undated

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, undated

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1965

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1966

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1966

Full press kit

Box 4
Public Relations, 1967

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1968

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1968

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1969

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1969

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1970

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1970

Mailer copy

Box 4
Public Relations, 1970

Flyers and mailers

Box 4
Public Relations, 1971

Flyers and mailers

Box 4
Public Relations, 1971

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1971

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1971

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1971

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1971

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1972

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1972

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1973

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1973

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1974

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1974

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1974

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1974

Full press kit

Box 4
Public Relations, 1975

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1975

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1978

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1978

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1978-1979

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1979

Logo proofs

Box 4
Public Relations, 1979

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations, 1979, undated

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Murray Louis with Studs Terkel at WFMT 1/6/71(1 of 2)

Audio reel

Box 8
Murray Louis with Studs Terkel at WFMT 1/6/71 (2 of 2)

Audio reel

Box 8
Merce Cunningham and John Cage with Studs Terkel at WFMT 1/1971 (1 of 2)

Audio reel

Box 8
Merce Cunningham and John Cage with Studs Terkel at WFMT 1/1971 (2 of 2)

Audio reel

Box 8
Cunningham, Merce: Posters, 1975

Harper Theater Dance Festival posters

Box 9
Louis, Murray: Publicity

Harper Theater Dance Festival publicity materials

Box 9
Posters and Publicity: 1972-1973, undated

Harper Theater Dance Festival posters

Box 9
Posters: Dance Film Festival

Dance Film Festival publicity

Box 9
Sokolow / Tetley / Cunningham (M.): Publicity, undated

Clippings collage posters (3)

Box 10
Hawkins / Taylor / Limón: Publicity, undated

Clippings collage posters (8)

Box 10
Cunningham, Merce: Posters and Publicity, 1975

Merce Cunningham Harper Theater Dance Festival residency poster

Box 10
Posters and Publicity, 1965

Poster

Box 10
Posters and Publicity, 1970

Poster

Box 10
Posters and Publicity, 1971

Posters (2)

Box 10
Cunningham, Merce: Posters and Publicity, undated

Poster

Box 10
Posters and Publicity, 1972-1974

Posters (4)

Box 10
Louis, Murray: Posters and Publicity, undated

Posters (2)

Box 10
Public Relations: Film Festival, 1974

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
Public Relations: Harper Dance Foundation Board, 1979

Mixed public relations records

Box 4
School Programming, undated

Reviews, school directories, lecture notes

Box 4
School Programming, 1966-1968

Mixed programming records

Box 4
School Programming, 1968

Lecture notes for Merce Cunningham

Box 4
School Programming, 1968-1969

Sign-up lists

Box 4
School Programming, 1969

Mixed programming records

Box 4
School Programming, 1970

Mixed programming records

Box 4
School Programming, 1970

Sign-up lists

Box 4
School Programming, 1971

Attendance records

Box 4
Alum Close-Up WorkPring Collages Take 1

1/2 inch open reel video

Box 8
Alum Dance 1) Deadliner I and II Color

1/2 inch open reel video

Box 8
Allum: Collage / Jaroslow and Perron / 1x2x4

1/2 inch open reel video

Box 8
Jaroslow and Perron No.3

1/2 inch open reel video

Box 8
Jaroslow and Perron Workshop No.1

1/2 inch open reel video

Box 8
Pilobolus No.1

1/2 inch open reel video

Box 8
Alum: Tiviom 1) Collage 2) E to Nijinsky

1/2 inch open reel video

Box 8
Alum: Close-up 1) Collage 2) E to Nijinsky

1/2 inch open reel video

Box 8
(Untitled)

1/2 inch open reel video

Box 8
JandP Master Class No.2

1/2 inch open reel video

Box 8
Pilobolus No.3

1/2 inch open reel video

Box 8
Pilobolus Dance Theatre

1/2 inch open reel video

Box 8
Pilobolus

1/2 inch open reel video

Box 8
Tickets: Student Coupons, 1968-1969

Student ticket coupons

Box 4
Tickets: Student Coupons, 1970-1973

Student ticket coupons

Box 4
Tickets, 1968-1969

Ticket reservation forms

Box 4
Tickets, 1969

Tickets

Box 4
Tickets, 1970

Ticket reservation forms

Box 4
Tickets, 1968-1973

Tickets

Box 4
Tickets, 1974-1975

Tickets

Box 4
Tickets, 1975-1979

Tickets

Box 4
Tickets: Dance Film Festival, 1974

Tickets

Box 4

The Company Files series is composed of publicity and marketing materials, posters, and newspaper clippings of dance companies and/or performers. It is divided into two sub-series: Festival Performers and Non-Festival Performers.

The Festival Performers sub-series is arranged alphabetically by performer. Records include posters, programs, articles, and reviews of non-Festival performances, as well as general press kits.

Ailey, Alvin

Mixed public relations records, programs

Box 5
Ailey, Alvin: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Ailey, Alvin: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Alba-Reyes

Mixed public relations records, programs

Box 5
Alba-Reyes: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Alba-Reyes: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Alum, Maunel

Mixed public relations records, programs

Box 5
Alum, Maunel: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Boston Ballet Company

Mixed public relations records, programs

Box 5
Boston Ballet Company: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Boston Ballet Company: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Cage, John

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Cage, John: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Cohen, Ze'eva

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Cunningham, James

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Cunningham, James: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Cunningham, Merce

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Cunningham, Merce

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Cunningham, Merce

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Cunningham, Merce: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Cunningham, Merce: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Press Clippings: Merce Cunningham, 1964-1982

Newspaper articles and performance reviews

Box 9
Cunningham, Merce: Posters and Publicity, undated

Clippings collage posters (2)

Box 10
Dean, Laura

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Dean, Laura

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Falco, Louis

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Falco, Louis: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Falco, Louis: Posters, undated

Non-Harper Theater Dance Festival posters

Box 10
Farber, Viola

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Farber, Viola: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
5 by 2 / 5 by 2 Plus

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
5 by 2 / 5 by 2 Plus: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Goslar, Lotte

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Goslar, Lotte: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Goslar, Lotte: Posters, 1965

Clippings collage posters (3)

Box 10
Hawkins, Erick

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Hawkins, Erick: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Hawkins, Erick: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Inner City Dance Repertory Company

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Inner City Dance Repertory Company: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Inner City Dance Repertory Company: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Jaroslow and Perron

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Jaroslow and Perron: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Joffrey, Robert

Mixed public relations records, programs

Box 5
Joffrey, Robert: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Joffrey, Robert: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Lewitzky, Bella

Mixed public relations records, programs

Box 5
Lewitzky, Bella

Mixed public relations records, programs

Box 5
Lewitzky, Bella: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Lewitzky, Bella: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Lewitzky, Bella: Posters, undated

Non-Harper Theater Dance Festival posters (7)

Box 10
Limón, José: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Limón, José: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Louis, Murray

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Louis, Murray

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Louis, Murray: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Louis, Murray: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Nagrin, Daniel

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Nagrin, Daniel: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Nagrin, Daniel: Posters, undated

Non-Harper Theater Dance Festival poster

Box 10
Najan, Nala

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Najan, Nala: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Nikolais and Murray

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Nikolais, Alwin

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Nikolais, Alwin: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Nikolais, Alwin: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Pennsylvania Ballet Company

Mixed public relations records, programs

Box 5
Pennsylvania Ballet Company: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Pennsylvania Ballet Company: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Pilobolus Dance Theatre

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Pilobolus Dance Theatre: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Pilobolus Dance Theatre: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Pilobolus Dance Theatre: Posters, 1973

Non-Harper Theater Dance Festival poster

Box 10
Sokolow, Anna

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Sokolow, Anna: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Taylor, Paul

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Taylor, Paul

Mixed public relations records, programs

Box 5
Taylor, Paul: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Taylor, Paul: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Tetley, Glen: Press

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Tetley, Glen: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5
Tetley, Glen: Posters, undated

Non-Harper Theater Dance Festival posters

Box 10
Villella, Edward: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 5

The Non-Festival Performers sub-series is arranged alphabetically by performer. Records include posters, programs, articles, and reviews of non-Festival performances, as well as general press kits.

Alenikoff, Frances

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
AllNations

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Aman Folk Ensemble

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
American Ballet Theater

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
American Mime Theatre

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Anthony, Mary

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Art Services

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Ballet Center of Buffalo

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Ballet School of Lyric Opera

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Bethune, Zina

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Bettis, Valerie

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Bhaskar

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Boatright, Helen

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Boutilier, Joy

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Bowden, Sally

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Brockport Resident Dance Company

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Brown, Trisha

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Chamber Ballet

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Chicago Ballet

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Chicago Ballet

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Contemporary Dance System

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Croll, Tina

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Cowles, Peggy

Mixed public relations records

Box 5
Dance Concert Society

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Dancers

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Dance Repertory Company

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Dance Theater of Harlem

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Dance Theater of Harlem: Clippings

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Dance Theatre of the Southwest

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Dance Theater Workshop

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Dance Theater Workshop

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Dance Theater Workshop: Presenter

Mailer

Box 6
DTW

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Dehn, Mura

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Directional Concepts Theatre Foundation

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Directional Concepts

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Directional Concepts

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Duncan, Jeff

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Eglewsky Ballet Company

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Eiko and Koma

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Elgin Dance Film Festival

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Elgin Dance Film Festival

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
The Ensemble

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Entre Six

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Fairmont Center Dance Theatre

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Feld, Eliot

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Feld, Eliot: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
First Chamber Dance Company

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Foreman, Laura

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Frankel, Emily

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Garrard, Mimi

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Garrard, Mimi

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Graham, Martha

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Graham, Martha: Clippings

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Graham, Martha: Clippings

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Grimmer, Margot

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Groupe de la Place Royale

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Hall, Arthur

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Hall, Joel

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Harbinger

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Harkness Ballet: Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Harkness Ballet: Clippings

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Hartford Ballet

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Hartford Ballet

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Hauser, Nancy

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Hauser, Nancy

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Herbert H. Lehman College

Program

Box 6
Hi Enterprises

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Hi Enterprises

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Hi Enterprises

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Hirabayashi, Kazuko

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Holmes, James

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Holmes, Joséph

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Holmes, Joséph

Mixed public relations records programs

Box 6
Houston Ballet

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Hoving, Lucas

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Mel Howard Productions Inc.

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Hubbard Street Dance Company

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Hubbard Street Dance

Program

Box 6
Indrani

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
International Company Press

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Janislawski, Mimi

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Jones, Betty

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Jones, Betty

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Jones, Betty

Personal correspondence

Box 6
Jones, Bill T.

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Joséph, Judy

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Julliard Dance Ensemble

Program

Box 6
Kay Pepper Management

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Kazuko Hillyer International Inc.

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Kazuko Hillyer International Inc.

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Kazuko Hillyer International Inc.

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Keen, Elizabeth

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Kei Takei

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Kei Takei

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Lamhut, Phyllis

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Lamhut, Phyllis

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Lang, Pearl

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Lippincott, Gertrude

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Lister, Merle

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Lister, Merle

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Lubovitch, Lar

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Madison Dance Council

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Maharaj, Birju

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Matteo

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Matthews/Napal Ltd.

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
McIntyre, Diane

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Mid-America Ballet

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Miller, Joan

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Minnesota Dance Theatre

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Missouri State Council on the Arts

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Monk, Meredith

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Monk, Meredith

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Morgan and Maxwell

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Morris, Mark

Article

Box 6
Miller, Jennifer

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
MultiGravitational Experiment Group

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
National Theatre Company

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
New Arts Management Inc.

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
New Haven Dance Ensemble

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
New School for Social Research

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
New York City Ballet

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
New York Dance Collective

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Nicholas Brothers

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
North Carolina Dance Theatre

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Ohman, Frank

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Ormiston, Gale

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Ormiston, Gale: Clippings

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Oumansky, Valentina

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Oved, Margalit

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Oved, Margalit

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Oved, Margalit

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Page, Ruth

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Perez, Rudy

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Perez, Rudy: Clippings

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Perron, Wendy

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Phakavali

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Pittsburgh Dance Theatre

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Pomare, Eleo

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Pomare, Eleo

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Posin, Kathryn

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Posin, Kathryn

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Portland Dance Theater

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Redlich, Don

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Redlich, Don: Clippings

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Rhode Island Dance Repertory Company

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Richardson, Larry

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Ririe-Woodbury: Publicity

Non-Harper Theater Dance Festival poster

Box 9
Rogers, Rod

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Rondo Dance Theater

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Rozak, Loretto

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Rivera, Luis

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Sanasardo Dance Company

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Sanasardo, Paul

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Sanasardo, Paul

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Sanasardo, Paul: Posters, 1968

Non-Harper Theater Dance Festival poster

Box 9
Savino, Jo

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Schlamme, Martha

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Shanta Rao, 1968

Newspaper article

Box 9
Shawn, Ted

Obituary

Box 6
Shearer, Sybil

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Shearer, Sybil

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Sheldon Soffer Management Inc.

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Sheldon Soffer Management Inc.

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Solomons, Gus

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Solomons, Gus

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Sonic Arts Union

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Spira

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Stephen, Edith

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Stephen, Edith

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Synthetic Theatre

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Tachibana, Sahomi

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Terry, Walter

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Tharp, Twyla

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Tharp, Twyla

Photocopied newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Tharp, Twyla

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 6
Torrance/Perrotta Management

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
University of Wisconsin

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
University of Wisconsin Festival of Contemporary Dance

Program

Box 6
Utah Repertory Dance Theatre

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Utah Repertory Dance Theatre

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Utah Repertory Dance Theatre

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Van Dyke, Jan

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Wagoner, Dan

Mixed public relations records

Box 6
Wagoner, Dan

Mixed public relations records

Box 7
Waring, James

Mixed public relations records

Box 7
James Waring at Judson: a Chronology, 1978

Program and publicity

Box 9
Washington International Arts Letter

Mixed public relations records

Box 7
Weidman, Charles

Mixed public relations records

Box 7
Weidman, Charles

Obituary

Box 7
The Work Group

Mixed public relations records

Box 7
Wykell, Luise

Mixed public relations records

Box 7
Yass Hakoshima

Mixed public relations records

Box 7
Yuriko

Mixed public relations records

Box 7
Zimmermann, Gerda

Mixed public relations records

Box 7

The Personal Files series is composed of the personal records of collection donor, Judith Sagan, and includes membership records from professional associations, unsorted press clippings, personal correspondence, and souvenir programs from non-Festival performances. It is arranged alphabetically by institution name and record type.

Association of American Dance Companies

Membership records

Box 7
Association of American Dance Companies

Membership records

Box 7
Association of American Dance Companies

Membership records

Box 7
Association of American Dance Companies, 1970

Membership records

Box 7
Association of American Dance Companies, 1971

Membership records

Box 7
Association of American Dance Companies, 1971

Membership records

Box 7
Association of American Dance Companies, 1972

Membership records

Box 7
Association of American Dance Companies, 1973

Membership records

Box 7
Association of American Dance Companies, 1974

Membership records

Box 7
Association of American Dance Companies Nominating Committee, 1975

Membership records

Box 7
Association of American Dance Companies, 1975

Membership records

Box 7
Association of American Dance Companies, 1976-1978

Membership records

Box 7
Association of Illinois Dance Companies

Membership records

Box 7
Association of Illinois Dance Companies

Membership records

Box 7
California Dance Directory

Member directory

Box 7
Chicago Alliance for the Performing Arts

Membership records

Box 7
Chicago Board of Governors: Mid-America Ballet

Membership records

Box 7
Chicago Dance Arts Coalition

Membership records

Box 7
Community Arts Foundation

Membership records

Box 7
Contemporary Concerts Inc.

Membership records

Box 7
Contemporary Concerts Inc.

Membership records

Box 7
Contemporary Concerts Inc.

Membership records

Box 7
Correspondence, undated

Personal correspondence

Box 7
Correspondence, 1969

Personal correspondence

Box 7
Correspondence, 1973

Personal correspondence

Box 7
Dance/America

Membership records

Box 7
Dance Book Forum

Publication

Box 7
Dance Gallery

Newsletter

Box 7
Dance in the Public School

Publication

Box 7
Dance News

Newsletter

Box 7
Dance Notation Bureau

Membership records

Box 7
Dance Notation Bureau

Membership records

Box 7
Dance Notation Bureau

Membership records

Box 7
Dance Notation Bureau

Membership records

Box 7
Dance Notation Bureau

Membership records

Box 7
Dance Notation Bureau

Membership records

Box 7
Dance Notation Bureau, 1976-1977

Membership records

Box 7
Dance Notation Bureau, 1978-1979

Membership records

Box 7
The Dance Paper, 1971

Publication

Box 7
The Dance Paper, 1971

Publication

Box 7
The Dance Paper, 1971

Publication

Box 7
The Dance Paper, 1971

Publication

Box 7
Economic Survival Glossary

Publication

Box 7
Ford, Betty

Newspaper article

Box 7
Illinois Foundation for the Dance

Membership records

Box 7
International Dance Alliance

Mailing

Box 7
Jacob's Pillow, 1966

Program

Box 7
Jacob's Pillow, 1966

Program

Box 7
Joffrey, Robert, 1973

Autographed date book

Box 7
Madison Dance Council

Membership records

Box 7
Manuscript

Speech draft

Box 7
National Association for Regional Ballet

Membership records

Box 7
National Association for Regional Ballet

Membership records

Box 7
The Subscription Revolution

Publication

Box 7
MultiMedia Performing Arts

Publication

Box 7
Non-Festival Programs, 1965, undated

Programs

Box 7
Non-Festival Programs, 1969

Programs

Box 7
Non-Festival Programs, 1970

Programs

Box 7
Non-Festival Programs, 1971

Programs

Box 7
Non-Festival Programs, 1972

Programs

Box 7
Non-Festival Programs, 1972

Programs

Box 7
Non-Festival Programs, 1973

Programs

Box 7
Non-Festival Programs, 1973

Programs

Box 7
Non-Festival Programs, 1974

Programs

Box 7
Non-Festival Programs, 1975

Programs

Box 7
Partnership for the Arts

Membership records

Box 7
Unsorted Press

Photocopied newspaper articles

Box 7
Unsorted Press

Newspaper articles

Box 7
Printed Materials, undated

Non-Harper Theater Dance Festival publicity materials

Box 9
Dance Paper, 1971

Publication

Box 9
Press Clippings: General Modern Dance History

Newspaper articles and non-Harper Theater Dance Festival performance reviews

Box 9
Nijinsky / Pavlova: Posters, undated

Non-Harper Theater Dance Festival posters from Joffrey Collection

Box 10

The Photography series is arranged alphabetically by company or performer name. Records include photographic prints, 35 mm slides, and negatives, largely provided by dance companies.

Unidentified Photos: Performance, undated

Prints

Box 4
Public Relations: Dance Gram Promotion, 1979

Prints

Box 4
Cunningham, James / Acme Dance Company, undated

Prints

Box 4
Airaudo, Malon, undated

Prints

Box 4
Ailey, Alvin, 1965, undated

Prints

Box 4
Alba-Reyes Spanish Dance Company, 1965, undated

Prints and negatives

Box 4
Alum, Manuel, undated

Prints

Box 4
American Mime Theatre, undated

Prints

Box 4
Boston Ballet, undated

Prints and negatives

Box 4
Chamber Ballet, undated

Prints

Box 4
Cohen, Ze'eva, undated

Prints

Box 4
Cunningham, Merce / Cage, John / Tudor, David, 1965-1975, undated

Prints

Box 4
Jarsolow, Risa / Perron, Wendy, undated

Prints

Box 4
Farber, Viola, 1972, undated

Prints

Box 4
Falco, Louis, 1969-1970, undated

Prints

Box 4
Goslar, Lotte, 1966, undated

Prints

Box 4
Hawkins, Erick / Dlugoszewski, Lucia, undated

Prints

Box 4
Janislawski, Mimi, undated

Prints

Box 4
Lewitzky, Bella, 1973, undated

Prints

Box 4
Limón, José / José Limón Dance Company, undated

Prints

Box 4
Louis, Murray, undated

Prints

Box 4
Louis, Murray, undated

Prints, 35mm slides, contact sheet

Box 4
Nagrin, Daniel, undated

Prints

Box 4
National Endowment for the Arts, undated

Prints

Box 4
Nikolais, Alwin, undated

Prints, 35mm slides

Box 4
Oved, Margalit, undated

Prints

Box 4
Pennsylvania Ballet Company, 1966, undated

Prints

Box 4
Pilobolus Dance Theatre, undated

Prints

Box 4
Ormiston, Gale, undated

Prints

Box 4
Posin, Kathryn, undated

Prints

Box 4
Redlich, Don, undated

Prints

Box 4
Richardson, Larry, undated

Prints

Box 4
Taylor, Paul, 1962-1978, undated

Prints

Box 4
Tetley, Glen, undated

Prints

Box 4
Villella, Edward, undated

Prints

Box 4

Historical Note

Chronology of Performers

DateEvent(s)
1965Alba-Reyes Spanish Dance Company
Paul Taylor
Robert Joffrey Ballet Company
Edward Villella and Patricia McBride
Nala Najan
Merce Cunningham
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
1966Murray Louis
Boston Ballet Company
Lotte Goslar's Pantomime Circus
Daniel Nagrin
Paul Taylor
Glen Tetley
Pennsylvania Ballet Company
1967-1968Paul Taylor
Alwin Nikolais
Merce Cunningham
Glen Tetley
Paul Taylor
José Limón
Erick Hawkins
1969Anna Sokolow
Alwin Nikolais
Merce Cunningham
1970José Limón
Alwin Nikolais
Paul Taylor
1970-1971Murray Louis
Merce Cunningham
Paul Taylor
Alwin Nikolais
1972-1973Acme Dance Company
Inner City Dance Repertory Company
Viola Farber
Louis Falco
1973-1974Bella Lewitzky
Manuel Alum
Pilobolus Dance Theatre
Perron and Jarosolow
Murray Louis
Ze'eva Cohen
1975Merce Cunningham
1979Pilobolus Dance Theatre
Alwin Nikolais
Laura Dean
Bella Lewitzky
Paul Taylor
5 by 2 Plus

The Harper Theater Dance Festival (1965-1979) presented Chicago audiences with more than a decade of annual performance seasons from a variety of celebrated dance companies. Originating in 1965 as the brainchild of Bruce and Judith Sagan, proprietors of a series of local, neighborhood newspapers in Chicago, the Festival also served as an important milestone in American modern dance as the pilot program for the National Endowment for the Arts Residency Touring program. Favorite performers included Merce Cunningham, Alwin Nikolais, Paul Taylor, José Limón, and Murray Louis.

Contemporary ballet companies, such as the Boston Ballet, Robert Joffrey's City Center Ballet, and the fledgling Pennsylvania Ballet Company, also found a place in the Festival in the early years (1965-1966). In later years, Judith Sagan, then sole producer of the Festival, brought newcomers such as Louis Falco, Bella Lewitzky, Wendy Perron, James Cunningham, Donald McKayle, Pilobolus Dance Theatre, and Viola Farber to Chicago (1970-1979). In an effort to diversify Festival offerings (and reach out to new donors), Mrs. Sagan also started the Chicago Dance Film Festival in 1974. Unfortunately, audiences in Chicago never reached the level necessary to continue funding the Festival and it was eventually abandoned in 1979.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harper Theater Dance Festival Records, American Dance Festival Archives.

Provenance

The Harper Theater Dance Festival Records were received by the American Dance Festival Archives as a gift in 1999.

Processing Information

Processed by Amanda Wick, July 2012

Encoded by Amanda Wick, July 2012

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines.

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