Series 1: Correspondence, Publicity Materials, Administrative Documents, 1937-2003

Series

Scope and content

Series consists of correspondence, clippings, promotional materials, and other paper materials related to the administration of Jacob's Pillow. Because the staff of Jacob Pillow did not live in the Berkshires year-round, business among principal employees was conducted in the winter through letters, many of which combine personal greetings, business strategizing, and itemized lists of expenditures for reimbursement, A significant portion of the collection consists of these letters, most from the 1960s, written between Humphries and festival founder and director Ted Shawn, associate director John Christian, business manager Grace Badorek, and dancer Barton Mumaw.

Collection Contents

Ballet Theatre School of Springfield: Correspondence, 1982
Barton Mumaw: Correspondence, 1966 – 1998
Barton Mumaw: Invitations, brochures, umawbooklet, ancemagazine, plaque text, photograph of painting, circa 1930 – 2001
Barton Mumaw: Press releases, clippings, receipts for Mumaw party, 1973 – 1993
Bhaskar: Clippings, flyers, press releases, company profile, correspondence, rolodex card, 1975 – 1979
Bhaskar: Posters, circa 1970
Carola Goya, Matteo: Clippings, flyers, programs, 1937 – 1977
Carola Goya, Matteo: Poster, circa 1950
Center Dance Collective/Denishawn Repertory Dancers: Correspondence (includes letter from Jane Sherman to Frank Murphy on Ted Shawn), 1987 – 1993
Center Dance Collective/Denishawn Repertory Dancers: Flyers, programs, clippings, 1988 – 1994
Center Dance Collective/Denishawn Repertory Dancers: Press packets, 1989
Center Dance Collective/Denishawn Repertory Dancers: Large clippings, 1989
Grade Badorek: Correspondence, Jacob Pillow billing, 1962 – 1971
Grade Badorek: Correspondence, Jacob Pillow billing, clippings, 1972 – 1988
Jacob's Pillow: 1979 Pillow Auxiliary agendas, mailing lists, flyers, receipts, clippings, publicity procedures, uties and Functions of the House Managerbooklet, letterhead, circa 1960 – 1989
Jacob's Pillow: Clippings, tickets, bookmarks, 1982 – 1998
Jacob's Pillow: Correspondence, 1968 – 1999
Jacob's Pillow Press packet, 1989
Jess Meeker: Clippings, illustrations, invitation, 1988 – 1997
John Christian: Correspondence, clippings, 1962 – 1971
La Meri: Clippings, promotional booklets, invitations, circa 1940 – 1988
La Meri: Programs, circa 1940 – 1988
Larry Humphries, Personal: Large clippings (sibling search, arts profile),
Liz Thompson: Correspondence, 1980 – 1987
Lotte Goslar: Clippings, flyer, poster, 1974 – 1980
Matteo: Clippings, pamphlets, programs, 1954 – 1979
Norton Owen: Correspondence, clippings, 1996 – 2002
Ramon de los Reyes: Clippings, programs, press releases, flyers,
Ramon de los Reyes: Correspondence, billing statements, contracts, 1977 – 1982
Ruth St. Denis: Articles (isdom Comes Dancinginterview, Smithsonian, Contemporary Dance News), 1957 – 1980
Ted Shawn: Correspondence, 1962 – 1965
Ted Shawn: Correspondence, 1966 – 1968
Ted Shawn: Correspondence, 1969 – 1971
Ted Shawn: Letter, clipping, 1974
Ted Shawn: Memorabilia (n Memory of Ted Shawnprogram; ow Beautiful Upon the Mountain,by Shawn; ioneers of American DanceProgram), clippings, 1972 – 1995