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Isasora Duncan papers, 1904-1927
- Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927
- Isasora Duncan papers
- 1904-1927 (inclusive)19041927
- 0.25 linear feet
- Collection Number
- ACCN 1899
- The Isasora Duncan papers (1904-1927) contain a letter written by Duncan in February 1904 to Frau Lang, an original typescript and photocopies of published works on dance by Duncan. Duncan was a dancer and dance teacher who is credited with inventing what came to be known as Modern Dance.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
- Access Restrictions
Originals of the letter and typescript are located in the Reserve collection. Access available by permission of the Manuscripts Curator.
Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Isadora Duncan (1878-1927) was born 27 May 1878 in San Francisco, California, to Joseph Charles and Dora Gray Duncan. She began dancing and teaching dance at the age of six, and made her New York debut at the age of seventeen in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Renowned throughout the world for her techniques and philosophies about dancing. Duncan believed in free and natural movements inspired by the classical Greek arts. She used free-flowing costumes, bare feet and loose hair to restore dancing to a new vitality. Isadora Duncan is also credited with inventing what later came to be known as Modern Dance. Teaching dance to children was also important to her and as a result, Duncan opened up dance schools and taught many children worldwide her techniques and philosophies. She died in Europe in 1927.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Isasora Duncan papers (1904-1927) contain a letter written by Duncan in February 1904 to Frau Lang, an original typescript and photocopies of published works on dance by Duncan.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
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Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Dancers--United States--History--Sources
- Modern dance--History--Sources
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