Martha Nishitani papers, 1920s-1990s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Nishitani, Martha, 1920-2014
Title
Martha Nishitani papers
Dates
1920s-1990s (inclusive)
Quantity
7.22 cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection Number
4421
Summary
Teacher of modern dance, dancer, choreographer, and Japanese American born in Seattle, Washington in 1920
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Martha Nishitani (1920-2014) was a prolific dancer, dance teacher, and choreographer in Seattle for over 50 years. Her lifelong passions were dance and teaching, and she pursued both her entire life. Her dance studio was a fixture in Seattle’s University District for almost half a century, and she was a devoted advocate of modern dance her entire life.

She was born in Seattle in 1920, the daughter of Japanese immigrants. Her parents owned a greenhouse and plant nursery in what was then unincorporated King County (now northeast Seattle), fostering in Martha a love of nature. She studied dance with Katharine Wolfe, her Lincoln High School physical education teacher; with Mary Ann Wells at Cornish School; and with Mary Aid de Vries at the University of Washington.

Executive Order 9066 forced Martha, her mother, and five of her ten siblings to be incarcerated in the Minidoka Relocation Camp in Idaho in 1943. After the end of World War II, Nishitani returned to Seattle and resumed her dance career. She met Eleanor King, an original member of Doris Humphrey’s and Charles Weidman’s dance company. King, along with Katharine Wolfe and Maxine Cushing Gray, founded the Northwest Friends of the Dance, a group that was instrumental in furthering dance events and education in Seattle.

Nishitani became King’s student, and performed in her modern dance company from 1946 until 1951, when King left Seattle to take a position at the University of Arkansas. In her absence, Nishitani managed King’s dance school for a few months, but eventually took over the studio’s lease in late 1951 and founded the Martha Nishitani Modern Dance Group. In 1954, Nishitani moved to a new studio on University Way in Seattle’s University District, where it remained until her retirement in 2002.

This was an active period in Nishitani’s life. In 1954, the same year that she opened her own studio, Nishitani also studied at the Connecticut College School of Dance, where she was personally selected by Doris Humphrey to perform one of her works. Also in that same year, Nishitani began a ten-year position at the University of Washington’s Music Department as choreographer, thereby adding that title to her existing roles of performing dancer, teacher, and business owner. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Comparative Arts from the University of Washington in 1958, where she was also an artist in residence.

Nishitani’s dedication to teaching, passion for dancing, and public support for modern creative dance were constant during her long career. She received numerous accolades for her teaching and modern dance advocacy from various regional and national organizations. Of the ten Nishitani siblings, Martha was the only one that did not marry or have children; her students, her choreography and her dance work, her lasting effects on her local and larger arts communities, and her personal papers are her legacy. Nishitani passed away in 2014, at the age of 94.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Materials related to Nishitani's "Modern Dance History"; Nishitani family biographical material; student work from the University of Washington and the Connecticut College School of Dance; materials related to Nishitani’s dance studio and school; and other materials.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 4421-001: Martha Nishitani modern dance history, 1952-1992Return to Top

.33 cu. ft. (1 box: 2 volumes, 95 pages)

Scope and Content: The Martha Nishitani modern dance history was compiled by Martha herself in 1992. It is a personal selection of photocopies of newspaper clippings, photographs, ephemera, and other material relating to her dance career, which has been comb bound into two separate volumes to resemble scrapbooks. The first documents her life as a modern dance performer, choreographer, and teacher, with information on her studio, company, teachers, students, and her choreographic works. It contains an autobiography, a number of timelines of her education, events/awards, choreography, history of company concerts/performances, teaching positions, publications, and more. Along with this history, it also includes the text of a poem by William Dunlop that was written for her dance film, "Water Images" (which was broadcast on local public television station KCTS Channel 9 in 1967), as well as studio advertising fliers, class schedules, and photographs of Nishitani, her students, and her company. The second volume is much more visual, containing posters and programs from her company's performances, as well as reviews and articles about her company and school, and photographs of herself, her company, and her studio. Concert programs include those from performances at Northwest colleges, private and public schools, organizations, and the Seattle Children's Theatre. The book also contains display ads, interviews and articles on dance history, Nishitani's dance publications, and her choreography for the Opera Theater productions for the University of Washington School of Music.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

General Notes: Martha Nishitani also deposited a copy of these volumes, along with some original materials, with the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, New York Public Library in 1992.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Harry Fujita, 9/1/1993

Processing Info: Processed by Megan Erickson.

Processing completed in 2011.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Accession No. 4421-002: Martha Nishitani papers, 1920s-1990s (bulk: 1950-1980)Return to Top

6.89 cubic ft (16 boxes)

Scope and Content: This collection includes: drafts and final versions of Nishitani’s autobiographical “Modern Dance History”; personal and professional correspondence; Nishitani family biographical material for a family history project; student work from the University of Washington and the Connecticut College School of Dance; material related to Nishitani’s dance studio and school, including lesson plans, promotional material, and class schedules; production notes related to Nishitani’s choreographic work; hand- and typewritten articles, lectures, and demonstrations on modern dance; notes and resources on film production and distribution; newsletters and conference proceedings from dance-related professional organizations; various academic publications on dance, dance therapy, and special education; papers of Kenneth Carr and Eleanor King; programs to events performed by the Eleanor King Dance Group, the Martha Nishitani Dance Studio, and various other national and international touring dance companies and performers; sheet music; dance-related clippings from newspapers and magazines; posters for dance performances; scrapbooks; and audio recordings on magnetic media and phonograph discs.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Processing Info: Processed by Suzanne LeDoux, 2015

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: John Gomes, 2014-06-26

Container(s) Description Dates
Personal papers
Martha Nishitani Modern Dance History
Box/Folder Accession
12/1 4421-002
Final version, legal size
Scope and Content: Nishitani's autobiographical dance history, spiral bound, on 11" x 17" legal size paper.
undated
12/2-3 4421-002
Duplicates, legal size
undated
13/1 4421-002
Mockups, legal size
undated
13/2-3 4421-002
Clippings, original
undated
13/4-5 4421-002
Clippings, duplicates
undated
1/1 4421-002
Final mockup, letter size
undated
1/2 4421-002
"Bad" copies, letter size
undated
1/3-5 4421-002
Duplicates, letter size
undated
Personal correspondence, incoming
Box/Folder Accession
2/1 4421-002
Carrigan, Mary
1957-1958
2/2 4421-002
Cunningham, Merce - Dodds-Belanger
1958-1961
2/3 4421-002
Howell, James - Jaeger, Michele
1957-1981
2/4 4421-002
King, Eleanor
1955
2/5 4421-002
King, Eleanor
1956
2/6 4421-002
King, Eleanor
1957
2/7 4421-002
King, Eleanor
1958-1959
2/8 4421-002
King, Eleanor
1960-1961
2/9 4421-002
King, Eleanor
1964-1965
2/10 4421-002
King, Eleanor
1970
2/11 4421-002
King, Eleanor
1971-1985
2/12-13 4421-002
King, Eleanor
undated
2/14 4421-002
Livengood, Marjorie - Melang, Dean
1957-1958
2/15 4421-002
Nishitani, Alice - Ukichika, Rowena
1957-1978
2/16 4421-002
Weidman, Charles
1957
2/17 4421-002
Weidman, Charles
1958
2/18 4421-002
Weidman, Charles
1960
2/19 4421-002
Wells, Mary Ann - Wolfe, Katharine
1954-1961
2/20 4421-002
Unidentified correspondents
1957-2000
Family History Project
Box/Folder Accession
2/21 4421-002
Related correspondence
1977-1978
2/22 4421-002
Related correspondence
1979-1980
2/23-26 4421-002
Notes
undated
2/27 4421-002
Duplicates
1974-1980
Miscellaneous
Box/Folder Accession
2/28 4421-002
Lincoln High School associated classes
1999-2000
2/29 4421-002
Redress for internment during World War II
1988
Student work
University of Washington
Box/Folder Accession
2/30 4421-002
University documents
Scope and Content: Includes: Nishitani's Bachelor of Arts diploma (1958); ASUW student identification card (1941); and a library leaflet (1954).
1941-1958
2/31 4421-002
"Dance: An art in India"
1956
2/32 4421-002
"Free Expression"
1957
2/33 4421-002
"In Defence of Modern Arts"
undated
2/34-36 4421-002
General notes
undated
2/37-38 4421-002
Storytelling
1955
2/38a 4421-002
Storytelling encyclopedia articles
1955
2/39-40 4421-002
Children's theater
1956
2/40a 4421-002
Work done by others
undated
Connecticut College School of the Dance
Box/Folder Accession
2/41 4421-002
Class materials
1954
2/42 4421-002
Workshop schedules
1954
2/43 4421-002
Performance materials
1954
2/44 4421-002
Class materials
1957
Professional papers
Certificates and awards
Box/Folder Accession
3/1 4421-002
Dance instruction certificates
1954-1964
3/2 4421-002
General awards
1960-2000
Box/Folder Accession
3/3 4421-002
Curricula vitae
1953-1957
Professional correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
3/4 4421-002
January-July 1957
1957
3/5 4421-002
August 1957
1957
3/6 4421-002
September-December 1957
1957
3/7 4421-002
1959-1962
1959-1962
3/8 4421-002
1970-1999 and undated
1970-1999
Studio business
Box/Folder Accession
3/9 4421-002
Class schedules
Scope and Content: Bulk dates: 1959-1965
1959-1999
3/10 4421-002
Class schedules, duplicates
1960-1965
3/11 4421-002
Lesson plans, adult choreography
1960
3/12 4421-002
Lesson plans, children's ballet
1959
3/13 4421-002
Lesson plans, children's dance, general
undated
3/14 4421-002
Promotional materials: advertisement clippings
1976-1982
3/15 4421-002
Promotional materials: advertisement mockups
undated
3/16 4421-002
Promotional materials: fliers
1953-1979
3/17 4421-002
Promotional materials: fliers for special workshops
1960-1986
3/18 4421-002
Promotional materials: duplicates
undated
3/19 4421-002
Anniversary invitations
1974-1989
3/20 4421-002
Photo release forms
undated
3/21 4421-002
Reference materials
undated
3/22 4421-002
Vendor catalogs
undated
3/23 4421-002
Miscellaneous
undated
Choreography
Amahl and the Night Visitors
Box/Folder Accession
3/24 4421-002
Libretto and working script
undated
Hansel and Gretel
Box/Folder Accession
3/25 4421-002
Production notes
1958
Orpheus and Eurydice
Box/Folder Accession
3/26 4421-002
Production notes and design
1959
11/7 4421-002
Production notes and design
1959
Queen Esther pageant
Box/Folder Accession
3/27 4421-002
Notes, clippings, program
1957
The Soldier's Tale
Box/Folder Accession
3/28 4421-002
Working script
undated
The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and the Manticore
Box/Folder Accession
3/29 4421-002
Script
1959
3/30-31 4421-002
Production notes
1959
3/32 4421-002
Programs
1959
3/33 4421-002
Senior study
1959
3/34 4421-002
Clippings
1959
3/35 4421-002
Reference material
undated
3/36 4421-002
Music and libretto, working copy
undated
11/3 4421-002
Reference materials
1959
11/8 4421-002
Production notes and design
1959
Box/Folder Accession
3/37-39 4421-002
General notes on choreography
undated
Professional papers
Writings
Box/Folder Accession
4/1 4421-002
Autobiographical information for publication by others
1955-1988
4/2 4421-002
"Creative Modern Dance for the Junior and Senior High School Level"
1959
4/3 4421-002
"Dance Dance Dance!"
1959
4/4 4421-002
"Modern Dance: Artistic, Recreational, Therapeutic"
1959
4/5 4421-002
"The Joy of Moving to Music"
1965
11/1 4421-002
"The Joy of Moving to Music" in publication
1965
4/6 4421-002
"The Importance of Dance Education for the Child"
1966
4/7 4421-002
"East-West Dance Conference"
1978
4/8 4421-002
"Dance in the Pacific Northwest"
1999
4/8a 4421-002
Journal
Scope and Content: Inscription dated 1971. Nishitani's notes on well-known contemporary dancers: their performances, companies, reviews, etc.
undated
Lectures and Demonstrations
Box/Folder Accession
4/9 4421-002
"Dance: The Art of Movement" on KOMO-TV
1955
4/10 4421-002
"What is Modern Dance" on KING-TV
1956
4/11 4421-002
"Grammar" on KOMO-TV
1956
4/12 4421-002
"People and Places" on KIRO-TV
1958
4/13 4421-002
Washington State Music Teachers Association
1983
4/14 4421-002
Multiple venues
1951-1958
4/15 4421-002
Multiple venues
1962-1965
4/16 4421-002
Multiple venues
1972-1974
4/17-18 4421-002
General notes
undated
4/19 4421-002
Duplicates
Film production
Box/Folder Accession
4/20 4421-002
Descriptive notes
Scope and Content: "Descriptive notes on Martha Nishitani Modern Dance Film, 1967, 30 minutes, Rarig Film Company 16mm." Nishitani's descriptive notes on her choreography in "Water Images," "Primero Concerto," "Transit into Dormancy," "Line and Design," and "Shapes."
1967
4/21 4421-002
Correspondence
1966
4/22 4421-002
Notes
1966
4/23 4421-002
University of Washington resources
1949-1955
4/24 4421-002
University of Washington resources
undated
4/25 4421-002
General resources
1956-1963
4/26 4421-002
General resources
1965
Professional development
Professional organizations
Box/Folder Accession
3/40 4421-002
American Contemporary Dance Company
undated
3/41 4421-002
American Dance Guild
1979-1980
3/42 4421-002
American Dance Therapy Association
undated
3/43 4421-002
American Society for Eastern Arts
1986
3/44 4421-002
Creative Teaching of Dance to Children
1958-1960
3/45 4421-002
Dance Notation Bureau
1970-1971
3/46 4421-002
Dance Teachers Guild
1957-1960
3/47 4421-002
Washington State Drama Association
1956
Dance publications
Box/Folder Accession
4/27 4421-002
Dance Net; Dance On!
1999
4/28 4421-002
Dance News
1957
4/29 4421-002
Dance Notation Record
1960
4/30 4421-002
Dance Observer
1958-1959
4/31 4421-002
Dance Writing
1939
11/2 4421-002
Gagaku; Kabuki; Living Arts of Asia
1959-1960
4/32 4421-002
Harvard Magazine
1980
4/33 4421-002
Kineseography
undated
4/34 4421-002
Viewer's Guide to Introduction to the Dance
Scope and Content: "Telecourse viewer's guide" to a class taught by Ruthanna Boris at the University of Washington in 1966.
1966
4/35 4421-002
Voice of Dance
2000
4/36-37 4421-002
Miscellaneous
Dance Therapy
Box/Folder Accession
5/1 4421-002
Articles and research
undated
5/2 4421-002
Miscellaneous
undated
5/3 4421-002
Duplicates
undated
Special education
Box/Folder Accession
5/4 4421-002
Special education music-dance program, Shoreline, WA
Scope and Content: A Title III ESEA proposal submitted by the Shoreline School District.
1969
5/5 4421-002
Special education music and dance, Shoreline, WA
Scope and Content: An ESEA Title III project continuation proposal submitted by the Shoreline School District.
1970
5/6 4421-002
Miscellaneous
undated
Papers of Nishitani associates
Box/Folder Accession
5/7 4421-002
Carr, Kenneth
undated
King, Eleanor
Box/Folder Accession
5/8 4421-002
Choreography, "She"
undated
5/9-10 4421-002
Educational materials
undated
5/11 4421-002
Programs of events attended by King
1958-1977
5/12 4421-002
Programs of events choreographed by King
1958-1971
5/13 4421-002
Studio promotional materials
1948-1953
5/14 4421-002
Writings, Northwest Arts article
1978
5/15-16 4421-002
Writings, "Transformations 2: To the West"
undated
5/17-18 4421-002
Writings, duplicates
undated
5/19 4421-002
Miscellaneous
undated
Programs
Eleanor King Dance Group
Box/Folder Accession
6/1 4421-002
1947-1956
1947-1956
6/2 4421-002
Duplicates
1949-1951
6/3 4421-002
Duplicates
1952-1956
Nishitani Dance Group
Box/Folder Accession
6/4 4421-002
1952-1961
1952-1961
6/5 4421-002
1963-1971 and undated
1963-1971, undated
6/6 4421-002
Duplicates
1952-1959
6/7 4421-002
Duplicates
1961-1971
Nishitani choreography
Box/Folder Accession
6/8 4421-002
1956-1971
1956-1971
Pacific Northwest events
Box/Folder Accession
6/9 4421-002
Chinami & Mitsuwa Troupes
Scope and Content: Japanese puppet theatre performance from the Seattle World's Fair.
1962
6/10 4421-002
Dance and the Arts: Festival of the Arts, University of Oregon
Scope and Content: Program to a month-long Festival of the Arts, held at the University of Oregon, featuring dance performances by Yuriko and Won Kyung Cho; lectures by light artist Thomas Wilfred and electronic musician Lejaren A. Hiller, and various films and music concerts.
1963
6/11 4421-002
Pacific Regional Ballet Festival
Scope and Content: Includes the souvenir booklet and the event program.
1972
6/12 4421-002
Weidman, Charles program and clippings
1960
6/13 4421-002
Miscellaneous
1953-1959
6/14 4421-002
Miscellaneous
1999-2005; undated
Performances not in the Pacific Northwest
Box/Folder Accession
6/15 4421-002
Ailey, Alvin, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre
Scope and Content: Program for the Rebekah Harkness Foundation's Dance Festival, presented by the New York Shakespeare Festival. This program is for the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre's portion of the festival.
1962
6/16 4421-002
American Dance
Scope and Content: Program for "American Dance," a 1953 performance of pieces choreographed by Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Jose Limon, Merce Cunningham, and others, and performed by their dance companies.
1953
6/17 4421-002
American Dance Festival
Scope and Content: Bulk 1954-1968. Held at Connecticut College for many years until moving to North Carolina and then New York, the American Dance Festival is an educational and performative dance festival. Nishitani attended the 1954 class session.
1954
6/18-19 4421-002
American Dance Festival
1957
6/20 4421-002
American Dance Festival
1959
6/21 4421-002
American Dance Festival
1962, 1966-1968
6/22 4421-002
American Dance Festival
1970, 1980
6/23 4421-002
Berkshire Music Center
1952
6/24 4421-002
Horst, Louis, Louis Horst Memorial Program
1964
6/25 4421-002
Humphrey, Doris, Doris Humphrey Commemorative Program
Scope and Content: Program to a commemorative performance of Humphrey's choreography, held the year after her death at Connecticut College. Her longtime colleague Jose Limon performed.
1959
6/26 4421-002
San Francisco Butoh Festival
Scope and Content: This 1996 festival included butoh performances as well as films, discussions, and classes about the Japanese dance art form.
1996
6/27 4421-002
Weidman, Charles
1960-1983
6/28 4421-002
Miscellaneous
1950-1996
Touring companies
Box/Folder Accession
7/1 4421-002
American Ballet Theatre
1953-1954
7/2 4421-002
American Ballet Theatre
1957-1962
7/3 4421-002
American Ballet Theatre
1966-1968
7/4 4421-002
American Ballet Theatre
1970-1973
7/5 4421-002
Arirang; Balasaraswati
1964-1965
7/6 4421-002
Ballet Espagnol Ximenez-Vargas; Ballet Folklorico of Mexico
1958-1966
7/7 4421-002
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
undated
9/1 4421-002
Bayanihan
undated
7/8 4421-002
Bolshoi Ballet
1962-1965
7/9 4421-002
Bolshoi Ballet
1966-1967
7/10 4421-002
Bolshoi Ballet
1968, 1972
7/11 4421-002
Cunningham, Merce, Merce Cunningham and Dance Company program and clippings
1966
7/12 4421-002
Cunningham, Merce, Merce Cunningham and Dance Company
Scope and Content: Not a program for a specific event, this promotional program for Cunningham, pianist David Tudor, and composer John Cage includes excerpts from critical reviews of their work and general information on the kinds of pieces they perform.
undated
7/13 4421-002
Dance Theater Berlin; Danzas Venezuela
undated
7/14 4421-002
Ekaterinburg Theatre
undated
7/15 4421-002
Farrell, Suzanne and Peter Martins; Fiesta Mexicana
1977; undated
7/16 4421-002
Georgian State Dance Company
undated
7/17 4421-002
Graham, Martha, Martha Graham Dance Company
Scope and Content: 1966 playbill is autographed by Ethel Winter, a dancer in the company.
1966-1970
9/2 4421-002
Greco, Jose
1967
8/1 4421-002
Iglesias, Roberto and Ballet Espagnol
1958
8/2 4421-002
Joffrey Ballet
1962-1965
8/3 4421-002
Joffrey Ballet
1966
8/4 4421-002
Joffrey Ballet
1967
8/5 4421-002
Joffrey Ballet
1968-1970
8/6 4421-002
Joffrey Ballet
1972-1973
8/7 4421-002
Joffrey Ballet
1974-1975
8/8 4421-002
Joffrey Ballet
1977
8/9 4421-002
Limon, Jose, Jose Limon Dance Company
Scope and Content: 1953 program is autographed by Jose Limon.
1953; 1977
8/10 4421-002
London Festival Ballet
1954
8/11 4421-002
Marceau, Marcel
Scope and Content: 1961 program is autographed by Marceau.
1961, 1971
8/12 4421-002
Masters of Japanese Classical Dance
1997
8/13 4421-002
Mata and Hari; Mazowske
undated; 1964
8/14 4421-002
Moiseyev Dance Company - Jose Molina Bailes Espanoles
undated; 1964
8/15 4421-002
National Ballet
1972
9/3 4421-002
National Ballet of Canada
1971-1973
8/16 4421-002
National Ballet of Canada
undated
8/17 4421-002
Nimura
1936-1937
8/18 4421-002
Page, Ruth, Ruth Page's International Ballet; Panhellenion
1962
8/19 4421-002
Royal Ballet
1951-1952
8/20 4421-002
Royal Ballet
1957
8/21 4421-002
Royal Ballet
1960
8/22 4421-002
Royal Ballet
1963
8/23 4421-002
Royal Ballet
1964-1967
9/4 4421-002
Royal Winnipeg Ballet
1955; 1972-1973
8/24 4421-002
Rumanian Folk Ballet
1966
8/25 4421-002
Ryder, Mark and Emily Frankel
1950
8/26 4421-002
Sankai Juku; Uday Shankar Hindu Dancers and Musicians
Scope and Content: Uday Shankar program is from the performance at the Seattle World's Fair in 1962; it is autographed by Uday and Amala Shankar.
1996; 1962
9/5 4421-002
Takarazuka Dance Theatre
undated
8/27 4421-002
Ukrainian Dance Company
Scope and Content: Performance at the Seattle World's Fair in 1962.
1962
9/6 4421-002
Yuriko program, corresondence, and clippings
1970
Box/Folder Accession
10/1-10 4421-002
Sheet music
undated
10/11 4421-002
Ephemera
Scope and Content: Assorted dance-related blank postcards; a Japanese-language booklet; an English-language literary magazine from Japan titled "The Little Light."
undated
11/4-6 4421-002
Clippings
1949-1998
11/9 4421-002
Posters
Scope and Content: Eleanor King with Martha Nishitani and Group, July 25, 1953, Cornish Theater, two copies; Isadora Duncan with Martha Nishitani, May 17 & 24, 1953, Henry Gallery; Martha Nishitani and Dance Company, May 16, 1954, Cornish Theater, two copies; Orpheus, Opera Theatre Production, Feb. 8-9, 1955, Meany Hall; Martha Nishitani Modern Dancers, Lecture-film demonstration at Arts '67, May 19, 1967, SVC Theatre; Concert of Religious Dance, Margaret Palmer Fisk, Cornish Theater; Mark Rydel & Emily Frankel, Meany Hall; Jose Limon and Dance Company, Meany Hall; Madelynne Greene with Bill Roberts, In a program of folk dance characterizations and dance comedy, Cornish Theatre; Northwest Coast Indian Dances, Holm-Ernesti Dance Company, Norway Center Banquet Hall; University of Washington Dance Series, two copies: one green, one black.
1953-1967
Box
14-15 4421-002
Scrapbooks and loose scrapbook pages
undated
16 4421-002
Audio recordings on magnetic media and phonograph discs
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Dance schools--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Dance teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Japanese Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Women choreographers--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Women dancers--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Nishitani, Martha, 1920-2014--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Friends of the Dance
  • Martha Nishitani Modern Dance Company
  • Martha Nishitani Modern Dance Group
  • Martha Nishitani Modern Dance School
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Intellectual life--20th century
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Dunlop, William (creator)
    • King, Eleanor, 1906-1991 (creator)
    • Wolfe, Katharine (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington. School of Music (creator)

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  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Comb bindings (Binding)
  • Programs
  • Scrapbooks

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)

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