Series 2: Ted Shawn Annual Newsletters


Scope and content

Annual newsletters written by Ted Shawn from 1945 through 1971, and a 1972 newsletter from John Christian, totalling 279 pages. Topics include planning and implementing the festival and school activities at Jacob's Pillow, Shawn's professional activities such as adjudicating regional ballet festivals, updates on dance luminaries and associates, performances and events involving Ruth St. Denis, knighthood by the King of Denmark, and observations on the performing arts field. Each letter is typed and mimeographed, and lengths range from six to eighteen pages. Many are accompanied by photo collages relating to the year's activities.