Isasora Duncan papers, 1904-1927  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927
Title
Isasora Duncan papers
Dates
1904-1927 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.25 linear feet
Collection Number
ACCN 1899
Summary
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.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
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.

Languages
English


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

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Processing Note

Processed by Alison Rogers in 2002.


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Dancers--United States--History--Sources
  • Modern dance--History--Sources

Form or Genre Terms

  • Correspondence