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Guide to the Martha Graham Collection MSS.3128

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Finding aid prepared by James N. Gilbreath

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

November 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-11-16T11:50-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Martha Graham Collection

Unit ID:

MSS.3128

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1941, 1991

Abstract:

A performance program and articles concerning the famous dancer and choreographer, Martha Graham.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2008

Biographical/Historical note

Martha Graham was born in 1894 in Pittsburg, Pennslyvania, to George Graham and Jane Beers Graham. George Graham was an alienist, and the family was part of high society in Pittsburg. Martha Graham founded her first dance studio in 1926. When she died on April 1, 1991, she was (and still is) considered one of the great pioneers of modern dance. She earned many awards for her contributions to modern dance, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Processing Information:

Processed by

James N. Gilbreath, October, 2010

Preferred Citation:

Martha Graham Collection, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a program dated 16 March 1942, featuring Martha Graham and her dance company, a New York Times obituary, and an article about her autobiography.

Source(s)

Martha Graham (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Dance (lcsh)

Collection Box SC0052 Folder 3128.1