Guide to the Bessie Schönberg (1906-1997) Papers
RG 10.14

Summary Information

Repository
Sarah Lawrence College Archives
Creator
Schonberg, Bessie
Title
Bessie Schönberg (1906-1997) Papers
ID
RG 10.14
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1946-1974
Date [inclusive]
1930-1999
Extent
7.0 linear feet 6 record cartons, 1 letter half box, 1 flat box
Language

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Sarah Lawrence College Archives July 1999, May 2004, March 2011

Sarah Lawrence College Archives
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY, 10708
914-395-2480
archives@sarahlawrence.edu

Revision Description

 Finding Aid entered in Archivists' Toolkit by Stephanie Olaru. June 2014

Conditions Governing Access note

All administrative records are closed for 20 years from the date of creation. All chronological correspondence is restricted indefinitely and may be viewed by special request to the Archivist. Partially restricted folders are labeled as such and are usually restricted for 75 years from the date of creation or death of the individual(s) mentioned. For futher information, see the Archivist.

Acquisition note

This collection was donated to the Sarah Lawrence College Archives in 1999 by Pat Martine, Bessie Schönberg’s niece. Portions of accession 2011-006 were added to the collection in August 2011 by Abby Lester.

Processing Information note

Processed July 1999 by Mary Reynolds. Papers updated in May 2004 by Lea Osborne. Finding aid revised in March 2011 by Sarah Pinard.

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Biographical note

Bessie Schönberg was born in 1906 in Hanover, Germany. Arriving in the United States when she was 17 years old, she began her undergraduate career at the University of Oregon in Eugene, but moved to New York in 1929 to study with Martha Graham. In 1931, she suffered a knee injury preventing her from pursuing her dance career and subsequently attended Bennington College where she received her B.A. in 1934. She immediately became a dance instructor at Bennington after graduating and taught there until 1938 when she began teaching at Sarah Lawrence College. She remained at Sarah Lawrence College for 37 years until her retirement in 1975. Bessie, as she was known on campus, is credited with establishing the Dance Department at the College and received national attention for her dance composition classes. She became a part of every aspect of Sarah Lawrence, not only dance instruction. Upon her retirement, she was appointed Professor Emerita and in 1993, the Bessie Schönberg Dance Theatre at the College was named in her honor. Throughout her post-retirement years, she was closely connected with the Dance Theater Workshop (which named its theatre in Chelsea for Bessie), The Yard, and Jacob’s Pillow. The distinguished New York Dance and Performance Awards were named the “Bessies” in her honor. After retiring, she continued to teach at the Juilliard School, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem until her death. Bessie Schönberg died at her home in Bronxville on May 14, 1997.

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Scope and Contents note

The Bessie Schönberg Papers are a collection of administrative and personal materials created and accumulated over Schönberg’s lifetime and more specifically during her tenure at Sarah Lawrence College. The papers consist of documents from 1930 to 1999, however the bulk of the records date from 1946 to 1974. Photographs are located in the Photograph Collection.

The Bessie Schönberg Papers are organized in five series:

Series I. Biographical Records, 1930-1999

Series II. Correspondence, 1946-1997

Series III. College Affairs, 1938-1997

Series IV. Dance and Theatre Departments, 1938-1996

Series V. Performances, 1940-1986

The biographical records outline Bessie Schönberg’s life and work beginning with clippings about guest recitals she performed on campus before becoming a faculty member and ending with tributes held in her honor after her death. Basic biographical information and her oral history are also located in this series. An entire sub-series is committed to tributes and memorials given upon her retirement from the College in 1975 and her death in 1997. This sub-series also includes materials about theatre dedications.

The correspondence files, which consist of letters between Schönberg and alumni, faculty and administration, and other individuals, is the largest series in the collection. Many of these files are restricted.

The majority of administrative records in this collection are located in the College Affairs series. Of particular note are the administrative memos and correspondence between Schönberg and the Office of the President, the Office of the Dean of the College and staff and faculty. There is also correspondence regarding presidential searches that took place from 1943 to 1945 and 1967 to 1968.

Of note in the Dance and Theatre Departments series are folders about the Children’s Theatre, male students in graduate programs, and correspondence regarding construction of the Performing Arts Center. The curriculum sub-series includes course and workshop schedules. There is also a folder of correspondence about course offerings and training in ballet on campus. A significant number of Bessie Schönberg’s composition notebooks for dance can be found in the courses sub-series. The Student Materials sub-series houses student papers, letters of recommendations and faculty reports, all of which are restricted. Of administrative note are the enrollment statistics, plan of study, and course schedules, all of which are open to researchers.

Notable items in the Performances series include the collection of music, dance, theatre, and opera performance programs. There are also a number of production notebooks that provide invaluable details on the planning and presentation of productions under Bessie Schönberg’s leadership.

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Series Description

Series I. Biographical Records

This series contains biographical information and material in the form of clippings, published interviews, articles authored by Bessie Schönberg, correspondence about her oral history, awards received, her faculty information sheet, obituaries, and materials from tributes given in Bessie Schönberg’s honor. There is also a folder that contains correspondence and obituaries about Dimitry Varley, Schönberg’s husband. The series is arranged into four sub-series: Sub-series A. Archives, Sub-series B. Biography, Sub-series C. Publicity, and Sub-series D. Tributes.

Series II. Correspondence

The majority of the writing in this series is personal correspondence, especially that between Schönberg and alumni. Personal and professional correspondence can be found in the faculty files. This series is arranged into three sub-series: Sub-series A. Alumni, Sub-series B. Faculty/Staff/Administration, and Sub-series C. General. Folders are arranged alphabetically by last name within sub-series.

Series III. College Affairs

The majority of the papers in this series are administrative reflecting the sub-series in which they are arranged. Board of Trustee material ranges from reports and presentations to correspondence between the Trustees and the administration and faculty. Materials from the President’s Office include year-end reports, memos to and from faculty, and letters directly to Bessie Schönberg. Papers from the Deans’ Office reflect administrative operations. This includes correspondence between the administration and faculty, committees, and department chairs. Reports, studies, and limited personal correspondence can also be found here. The faculty and staff files in this series contain correspondence about work-related matters and are professional in nature. Committee folders house the correspondence between various committees and Bessie Schönberg, particularly in her role as a representative of the dance faculty group and during her tenures on committees such as Graduate Studies, General Committee, Student Work, and Admissions.

This series is arranged into 5 sub-series: Sub-series A. Board of Trustees, Sub-series B. Office of the President, Sub-series C. Office of the Dean of the College, Sub-series D. Faculty and Staff, and Sub-series E. Committees.

Series IV. Dance and Theatre Departments

This series contains records directly related to Bessie Schönberg’s role in the dance and theatre departments and includes budget materials, curricular and course information, administrative correspondence, scholarship material, and student materials.

The Student Materials sub-series contains class lists, statistics, student papers and worksheets. Faculty reports and letters of recommendation are also in this sub-series. Some of the student material is restricted. These folders are labeled as such.

This series is arranged into six sub-series: Sub-series A. Budget, Sub-series B. Correspondence, Sub-series C. Curriculum, Sub-series D. Courses, Sub-series E. Scholarships, and Sub-series F. Student Materials.

Series V. Performances

The final series is arranged into four sub-series: Sub-series A. General, Sub-series B. Productions, Sub-series C. Programs, and Sub-series D. Speeches. The Productions sub-series has a number of production notebooks including performances of Hansel und Gretel (1943), Beggar on Horseback (1940), and the Triumph of Joan (1950). Programs for Hits and Misses, Music, Opera, Dance and Theatre Workshops, Performing Arts Week, and other performances are housed in the programs sub-series.

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Related Materials

See also

Theatre Programs for additional SLC production programs; Dance Program Records for other programs and event files; various President’s Papers and Dean of the College Records for additional correspondence and administrative records; the Board of Trustee Records for committee material, discussion about the Children’s Theatre, and Bessie Schönberg’s naming as faculty emerita; Bessie Schönberg’s faculty file for personnel material; the Photograph Collection; the Audio Visual Collection for an interview by Rose Anne Thom; the Oral History Collection for a transcript of Schönberg’s oral history.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bessie Awards.
  • Sarah Lawrence College. Alumni and alumnae.

Genre(s)

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Curricula
  • dance programs
  • Memorials
  • Oral Histories (Document Genres)

Personal Name(s)

  • Adams, Carolyn
  • Childs, Lucinda
  • Cunningham, Merce
  • Cutler, Cheryl
  • DeCarlo, Charles R.
  • Erdman, Jean
  • Gurganus, Allan, 1947-
  • Harley, Margot
  • Ilchman, Alice Stone, 1935-2006
  • Raushenbush, Esther
  • Taylor, Harold, 1914-1993
  • Tweed, Harrison, 1885-1969
  • Ward, Paul L., 1911-2005
  • Warren, Constance, 1880-1971

Subject(s)

  • Dance--History
  • Dance--Study and teaching
  • Modern dance
  • Theatre studies

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Biographical Records 1930-1999 

Sub-series A. Archives 

CartonFolder

Bessie Schönberg Dance Collection, SLC Library 1976-1982 

11

Bessie Schönberg Papers, Norton Owen, Executor 1997 

12

Articles written by Bessie Schönberg 1952-1981 

13

Awards (includes material on the “Bessies”) 1982-1985, 1988-1989, 1993 

14

Sub-series B. Biography 

CartonFolder

Biographical Material 1956-1986, 1993 

15

Faculty Information Sheet (includes Faculty ID) 1969-1970 

16

Oral History – Correspondence 1978-1997 

Separated Materials

Oral History transcript housed in Oral History Collection

17

Dimitry Varley 1984 

18

Bessie Schönberg Obituaries 1997, 1999 

19

Sub-series C. Publicity 

CartonFolder

Clippings 1930-1997 

110

SLC Newsletters 1949-1971 

111

Published Interviews 1962-1994 

112

Sub-series D. Tributes 

CartonFolder

Alumni Concert in Honor of Bessie Schönberg’s Retirement 1972 

113

"Thank You Bessie": Correspondence 1975 

114

"Thank You Bessie": Binder (includes correspondence) 1975 

115

"Thank You Bessie": Program 1975 

116

"Dear Bessie," Theatre Dedication: Correspondence 1993 

117

"Dear Bessie," Theatre Dedication: Program and Publicity 1993 

118

"Dancing Since Bessie... The World of Sarah Lawrence Dancers," Alvin Ailey Dance Center 1995 

119

"A Gathering For Bessie," The Joyce Theater 1997 

120

"Remembering Bessie" Memorial 1997 

121

"Bessie: A Portrait of Bessie Schönberg," The Kitchen 1999 

122

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Series II. Correspondence 1946-1997 

Sub-series A. Alumni (RESTRICTED) 

CartonFolder

Adams, Carolyn (Kahn) '65 1963-1989 

123

Anderson, Margaret '56 1957 

124

Appel, Catherine '80 1980 

125

Archbold, Schellie '74 1976-1986 

126

Bacharach, Ann '76 1974 

127

Bakker, Judith (Chandler) '53 1958 

128

Bates, Joan (Sellers) '60 1962 

129

Becton, Lizabeth (Cronenberg) '74 1974 

130

Beeson, Miranda '75 1975 

131

Bennion, Barbara (Friedlich) '51 1953-1984 

132

Bergfeld, Kristin '66 1974 

133

Berman, Cassia [Beverly] '70 1967-1971 

134

Bernhardt, Elise '78 1984-1991 

135

Bernstein, Carol (Clark) '69 1988 

136

Birjandi, Mehrak [Miki] (Liszt) '66 1966-1996 

137

Bitner, Martha (Strain) '67 1968-1970 

138

Blinder, Ethelyn (Honig) '55 1956 

139

Bowers, Martha '76 1975-1994 

140

Brandt, Thomas Christopher '73 1970 

141

Brin, Judith (Ingber) '67 1972-1987 

142

Brody, Susan '71 1972 

143

Brown, Judith '54 1975 

144

Brown, Thomas '78 1977 

145

Budding, Jeanne (Cousins) '43 1964 

146

Bush, Janet (Light) '64 1963-1974 

147

Byman, Luba (Staller) '55 Undated 

148

Carter, Carol Ann '73 1971-1974 

149

Chase, Sonia (Hodson) '42 1996 

150

Childs, Lucinda '62 1962-1987 

151

Choate, Deborah (Thomas) '49 1950 

152

Chun, Cynthia '73 1972 

153

Collins, Elizabeth '81 1979 

154

Collins, Marilyn (Russo) '75 1976 

155

Craige, Bette '40 1994 

156

Crosby, Mary (Stevens) '55 1952-1984 

157

Crum, Patricia (Bosworth) '55 1957, 1980 

158

Cutler, Cheryl '68 1980-1996 

159

Cutler, Cheryl '68 1975-1979 

160

Cutler, Chreryl '68 1971-1974 

161

Cutler, Cheryl '68 1975-1979 

162

Dalglish, Lendsley (Borsodi) '64 Undated 

163

Daniels, Jane (Moffett) '71 1973 

164

D'Anne-Mognaz, Beverly '70 1979 

165

Davidow, Lissabeth '75 1975-1997 

166

Davis, Carol (Teten) '61 1964-1995 

167

Davis, Carol (Teten) '61 1964-1995 

166

Demby, Susan (Driesen) '54 1969 

169

Desylva, Leonore (Russell) '68 1968 

170

Donnelly, Laura '69 1982-1984 

171

Donohue, Jennifer (Zakkai) '72 1969-1997 

172

Donohue, Jennifer (Zakkai) '72 1969-1997 

173

Dover, Pamela (Finney) '65 1961-1984 

174

Eginton, Margaret '77 1974-1996 

175

Eiler, April '64 1964 

176

Erdman, Jean '38 1959-1984 

177

Ervin, Lauri '72 1970 

178

Everett, Karen (Millet) '79 1974 

179

Fairbank, Holly Cannon '76 1974-1993 

180

Farnsworth, Dede '78 1975 

181

Ferguson, Mary (Taft) '60 1981 

182

Fidao, Wendy '64 1964 

183

Fischer-Braun, Gisela '51 1957-1991 

184

Fishbein, Lauren J., Esq. '82 1981 

185

Fitzpatrick, Sara Ann [Sally] (Haynes) '52 1953-1984 

186

Fleischmann, Betty (Lewison) '46 Undated 

187

Forbes, Florence (Locke) '42 1942, 1982 

188

Frank, Penny (Mandel) '60 1960-1993 

189

Frank, Susan (Stern) '46 1946-1981 

190

Friess, Anne '51 1947-1951 

191

Fuerst, Lenore (Broeg) '49 1949 

192

Gebelein, June (Finch) '61 1980-1994 

21

Gebelein, June (Finch) '61 1962-1974 

22

Gholson, Eva '72 1973-1996 

23

Goetz, Dandra (Ragsdale) '73 1972-1974 

24

Goodkin, Virginia (Matthews) '71 1954-1992 

25

Griffin, Joan '69 1978 

26

Gundlach, Heidi '77 1976-1996 

27

Gurganus, Allan '73 1973-1997 

28

Hawes, Susan '59 1973-1996 

29

Healy, Raymon '78 1973 

210

Hedstrom, Cynthia '70 1969-1972 

211

Heidenkamp, Virginia (Neurath) '48 1954 

212

Heikin-Pepin, Nancy '70 1970-1988 

213

Heller, Suzanne (Ettlinger) '46 1947-1993 

214

Hilding, Sherry '72 1969-1978 

215

Harley, Margot (Holdstein) '57 Undated 

216

Harley, Margot (Holdstein) '57 Undated 

217

Harley, Margot (Holdstein) '57 1953 

218

Harley, Margot (Holdstein) '57 1956 

219

Harley, Margot (Holdstein) '57 1957 

220

Harley, Margot (Holdstein) '57 1957 

221

Harley, Margot (Holdstein) '57 1958 

222

Harley, Margot (Holdstein) '57 1958 

223

Harley, Margot (Holdstein) '57 1959 

224

Harley, Margot (Holdstein) '57 1959 

225

Harley, Margot (Holdstein) '57 1959 

226

Harley, Margot (Holdstein) '57 1960 

227

Harley, Margot (Holdstein) '57 1960 

228

Harley, Margot (Holdstein) '57 1961 

229

Harley, Margot (Holdstein) '57 1961 

230

Harley, Margot (Holdstein) '57 1962 

231

Harley, Margot (Holdstein) '57 1964 

232

Harley, Margot (Holdstein) '57 1969 

233

Harley, Margot (Holdstein) '57 1973-1976 

234

Harley, Margot (Holdstein)'57 1981-1985 

235

Harley, Margot (Holdstein) '57 1993-1994 

236

Holton, Patricia (Morris) '45 1962-1968 

237

Hopps, Stuart '69 1968 

238

Howe, Martha (Gogel) '53 Undated 

239

Hutchins, Jeanne '72 1970-1994 

240

Jackson, Etta Jean '75 1972 

241

Johnson, Moira (Logan) '72 1972-1988 

242

Jordan, Sue '76 1976 

243

Josephs, Barbara (Liotta) '74 1973 

244

Kahn, Judith (Steinberg) '62 1964-1984 

245

Keen, Elizabeth '65 1965-1994 

246

Kistler, Emily '68 1968-1986 

247

Korty, Carol (Tweedie) '66 1962-1996 

248

Korty, Carol (Tweedie) '66: Beginnings 1971 

249

Korty, Carol (Tweedie) '66: Plays From African Folktales 1969, 1975 

250

Korty, Carol (Tweedie) '66: Score For May Fest 1971 

251

Korty, Carol (Tweedie) '66: Silly Soup 1966 

252

Korty, Carol (Tweedie) '66: The Shape We're In 1969 

253

Korty, Carol (Tweedie) '66: Sometimes I'm A Ladybug And Sometimes I'm Angry Undated 

254

Kramer, Dawn '67 1979-1991 

255

Laden, Harriette (Bashi) '76 Undated 

256

Lechner, Laverne (Mikhail) '67 1961-1989 

257

Lee, Janie '59 1959, 1975 

258

Lewis, Carole Ann '59 1957-1972 

259

Leyden, Heather (Tuck) '70 1974-1988 

260

Lindsey, Linda (Ellis) '73 1972 

261

Margolis, Adinah '67 1969-1972 

262

Markham, Shelley '64 

263

Marks, Victoria '78 1984-1993 

264

Matthews, Alison (Maslanka) '76 1976-1979 

265

Mayo, Phyllis (Spott) '46 1969 

266

McDonnell, Laura '75 1973 

267

McFerren, Susan (Gunn) '64 1969 

268

McNamara, Catherine '76 1975-1986 

269

Meade, Elyzabeth Ely '83 1984-1986 

31

Miller, Judith (Babcock) '58 1976 

32

Moehlenkamp, Betty '68 1974 

33

Monk, Meredith '64 1972-1996 

34

Monk, Meredith '64 1963-1969 

35

Monk, Meredith '64 Undated 

36

Morris, Naomi (Lown) '56 1973 

37

Morris, Patricia (Holton) '45 Undated, 1968-1997 

38

Muther, Catherine Stevenson '69 1996 

39

Neirinck, James '68 1969-1970 

310

Newton, Pamela '66 1964 

311

Norton, Mary (Shands) '53 Undated 

312

Novey, Irene '64 1963 

313

O'Brien, Kathleen (Muirhead) '53 1950 

314

Packer, Idelle '71 1972-1976 

315

Parrish, Susan (Cowley) '66 1964-1975 

316

Partridge, Martha '74 1973-1986 

317

Persichetti, Lauren '66 1964-1986 

318

Phillips, Joan (Stone) '61 1975 

319

Pier, Virginia '76 1974-1977 

320

Pierpont, Margaret '73 1971-1975 

321

Polinger, Leda (Canino) '52 1961-1987 

322

Powell, Dawn '74 1975 

323

Rand, Ellen '62 1984 

324

Raven, Yolanda '72 1974 

325

Reeder, Nancy (El Bouhali) '67 1971-1995 

326

Reynolds, Greg '74 1973-1982 

327

Rice, Natalie [Cherry] (Rafferty) '43 1949 

328

Richenthal, Susan '71 1972 

329

Rogers, Abigail (Langham) '67 1964-1969 

330

Rosenfield, Carolyn '68 1967-1984 

331

Rossen, Carol '59 Undated 

332

Sachs, Susan '75 1975-1984 

333

Sackville, Victoria '67 1965 

334

Scheibman, Bonnie '75 1980 

335

Schiller, David '66 1964-1986 

336

Schwartz, David '75 1986-1987 

337

Shafer, Leslie (Koval) '75 1979-1987 

338

Shahmoon, Leah '74 1975-1985 

339

Sickels, Mary-Averett (Seelye) '50 1949-1991 

340

Slomoff, Judith (Green-Loose) '63 1964 

341

Smith, Izetta '69 1967-1968 

342

Spalding, Murray '66 1971-1996 

343

Spencer, Gail (Stoltz) '60 1960 

344

Steinberg, Judy '62 Undated, 1986, 1993 

345

Stern, Gloria (Kisch) '63 1969 

346

Strater, Margaret (Robinson) '40 Undated 

347

Strauss, Haila Nan '74 1972-1994 

348

Sugihara, Sara '75 1973 

349

Swartz, Susan (Painter) '64 1967 

350

Tamases, Leslie Ellen '53 1949 

351

Thomas, Marian [Marni] (Wood) '58 1960-1973 

352

Thompson, Francis (Blankeney) '46 1973-1986 

353

Tillmanns, Carl '76 1977 

354

Tropp, Judith '72 1970 

355

Udren, Sharon (Chaiklin) '55 1972-1995 

356

Vogel, Laura (Pawel) '68 1974-1976 

357

Vorspan, Roberta (Lynch) '73 1971 

358

Wallace, Carol (Sherman) '58 1957-1988 

359

Wattenberg, Anne '76 1970-1978 

360

Weinstein, Cliff '72 1981 

361

Williams, Penelope Ann (Best) '69 1969-1970 

362

Zahorsky, Jean '53 1954-1987 

363

Zell, Amy (Ellsworth) '70 1970-1997 

364

Zemon, Pat (Weissenbach) '50 1948 

365

Zinman, Ann (Brooks) '55 1987 

366

Unidentified Undated 

367

Unidentified Undated 

368

Unidentified Undated 

369

Unidentified Undated 

370

Unidentified Undated 

371

Sub-series B. Faculty/Staff/Administration 

CartonFolder

Adair, Marie 1970 

372

Arnheim, Rudolf 1946-1985 

373

Baratta, Eva 1979 

374

Bennion, Barbara 1951-1965 

375

Bouch, Sharon 1975-1980 

376

Bozeman, Adda 1961 

377

Braswell, John 1989 

378

Carshon, Charles 1959-1974 

379

Charlip, Remy 1966-1970 

380

Cooper, Jane Undated 

381

Cunningham, Merce 1963-1979 

382

Currie, Ruth 1975 

383

Dalby, Norma Undated 

384

Danton, Henry 1965-1968 

RESTRICTED

See archivist for further information.

385

Durant, Kenneth 1950 

386

Farber, Viola Undated 

387

Garcia Lorca, Laura 1950-1951 

388

Goldman, Irving 1984 

389

Haines, Edmund 1996 

390

Harrison, Joan 1987-1989 

391

Held, Janet 1984 

392

Hinkson, Mary 1972 

393

Horst, Louis Undated 

394

Ilchman, Alice Undated, 1997 

395

Leach, Wil 1956-1986 

396

Limon, Jose 1966 

397

Lippincott, Gertrude 1957 

398

Lloyd, Ruth 1958-1987 

399

Lock, Stanley 1984 

3100

Lynd, Helen Merrell Undated 

3101

McKayle, Donald 1964 

RESTRICTED

See Archivist for futher information.

3102

McMaster, Helen 1950-1974 

3103

Protzman, Maggie 1984 

3104

Randall, Frank 1987 

RESTRICTED

See Archivist for futher information.

3105

Raushenbush, Esther 1964-1980 

3106

Reid, Alastair 1951-1952 

RESTRICTED

See Archivist for futher information.

3107

Roesch, Kurt 1969 

3108

Sadler, Al 1992-1994 

3109

Singer, Andre 1962 

3110

Slonim, Marc 1975 

3111

Solomon, Edward 1959 

3112

Taggard, Genevieve 1949 

3113

Taylor, Harold 1950-1985 

3114

Thom, Rose Ann 1976-1984 

3115

Trinkaus, Charles 1972 

3116

Wentworth, Jean 1996 

RESTRICTED

See Archivist for futher information.

3117

Sub-series C. General 

CartonFolder

Carlson, Ann 1987 

RESTRICTED

See Archivist for futher information.

3118

Erlanger, Margaret undated, 1956 

3119

Freinvogel, David 1963 

3120

Gutman, Madeline 1988 

3121

Madden, Dorothy 1988 

3122

Varley, Dimitry 1961 

3123

Names Unknown undated, 1949, 1976 

3124

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Series III. College Affairs 

Sub-series A. Board of Trustees 

CartonFolder

Board of Trustees 1958-1970 

41

DeMille, Agnes, Trustee 1952-1955 

42

Sub-series B. Office of the President 

CartonFolder

Warren, Constance 1938-1949 

43

Taylor, Harold 1959-1966 

44

Taylor, Harold 1955-1959 

45

Taylor, Harold 1950-1955 

46

Taylor, Harold 1946-1949 

47

Tweed, Harrison 1959-1960 

48

Ward, Paul 1963-1964 

49

Ward, Paul 1961-1962 

410

Raushenbush, Esther 1965-1967 

411

DeCarlo, Charles 1970-1981 

412

Decarlo, Charles 1968-1969 

413

Ilchman, Alice 1984-1997 

414

Sub-series C. Office of the Dean of the College 

CartonFolder

Doerschuk, Beatrice 1938 

415

Raushenbush, Esther 1948-1956 

416

Downing, Majorie 1962-1964 

417

Mattfeld, Jacquelyn 1966-1970 

418

Wagner, Robert 1972-1973 

419

Faculty Lists 1954-1972 

420

Sub-series D. Faculty and Staff 

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Adair, Marie 1968-1969 

421

Arnheim, Rudolf 1946-1985 

422

Bettis, Valerie 1956 

423

Bornholdt, Laura Undated 

424

Bouck, Sharon 1977 

425

Braswell, John 1957-1965 

426

Breazeale, Bert 1962-1964 

427

Carshon, Charles 1959-1966 

428

Charlip, Remy 1966-1970 

429

Currie, Ruth 1960-1965 

430

Dalby, Norma 1968-1979 

431

Danton, Henry 1965-1968 

432

Evans, Freida 1960-1961 

433

Farber, Viola 1965 

434

Freeman, Virginia 1956 

435

Goldman, Irving 1959-1980 

436

Gray, Madeline O'Shea Undated 

437

Hackney, Peggy 1968 

438

Haines, Edmund 1951 

439

Harrell, Jack 1963-1969 

440

Lauterbach, Albert 1986 

441

Leach, Wil 1957-1963 

442

Limon, Jose 1950 

443

Loewenberg, Bert James 1968-1969 

444

Lloyd, Ruth 1958-1959 

445

Lynd, Helen Merrell 1960-1964 

446

Mark, Glenn 1966-1967 

447

Meeson, Brian 1958 

448

Morley, Ruth 1956 

449

Nikolais, Alwin 1953 

450

Parsons, Elisabeth 1958-1960 

451

Rand, Ellen 1963-1964 

452

Redlich, Don 1965-1969 

453

Riker, Doris 1950-1963 

454

Ryder, Mark 1959 

455

Schmidt, Beverly 1963 

456

Thom, Rose Ann 1982 

457

Thompson, Richard 1956 

458

Trinkaus, Charles 1963 

459

Trisler, Joyce 1957-1959 

460

Ukena, Paul 1962 

461

Guest Teachers 1953-1975 

462

Sub-series E. Committees 

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Advisory Committee on Appointments 1941-1975 

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463

College Events 1955 

464

Curricular Problems 1939-1971 

465

Graduate Studies 1950-1966 

466

Graduate Studies 1967-1970 

467

Re-evalution of Teaching and Learning 1962-1964 

468

General 1941, 1964 

469

General 1965 

470

General 1966-1973 

471

Presidential Search 1943-1945 

51

Presidential Search 1967-1968 

52

Student Work 1939-1945 

53

Trustee-Faculty Scholarship 1944 

54

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Series IV. Dance and Theatre Departments 

Sub-series A. Budget 

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Budget Requests 1951-1969 

55

Budget Requests 1969-1973 

56

Salary Contracts 1938-1956 

57

Salary Contracts 1956-1974 

58

Sub-series B. Correspondence 

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Applicants, M.A. Dance Program 1968-1975 

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59

Children's Theatre at SLC 1953, 1959-1960 

510

Inquiries, Teaching Positions at SLC 1951-1968 

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511

Inquiries, Teaching Positions at SLC 1968-1975 

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512

Inquiries, Teaching Positions at SLC 1975-1989 

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513

Male Students in M.A. Programs 1952-1968 

514

Professional, General 1942-1976 

515

Performing Arts Center Construction 1970-1974 

516

Sub-series C. Curriculum 

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Ballet 1959-1965 

517

Catalog 1958-1971 

518

Costuming 1966 

519

Dance 1938-1974 

520

Performing Arts 1960-1968 

521

Performing Arts 1954-1960 

522

Schedules 1938-1976 

523

Sub-series D. Courses 

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Course Evaluations 1964 

524

Dance Composition Notebook 1940-1941 

525

Dance Composition Notebook 1944-1945 

526

Dance Composition Notebook 1959-1967 

527

Dance Composition Notebook 1974-1975 

528

Elementary Composition 1967 

529

Elements of Music 1944-1945 

530

Exploratory Movement Workshop 1972-1973 

531

Extra-Curricular Classes in Ballet 1959 

532

Opera Workshop 1956-1957 

533
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Poster Describing Graduate Study at Sarah Lawrence College 1960-1961 

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Problems in Dance History 1977 

535

Seminar for Graduate Students 1983 

536

Teaching Conference 1963-1971 

537

Technique 1955-1956 

538

Workshop in Contemporary Culture 1947 

539

Workshop in Production 1944 

540

Freshman Lecture Undated 

541

Sub-series E. Scholarship 

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Applicants 1969-1979 

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542

Applicants 1980-1989 

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543

Financial Records 1965-1996 

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544

Publicity 1965-1975 

545

Recipients 1991 

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546

Survey 1981 

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547

Sub-series F. Student Materials 

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Book of Student Artwork by Dance Workshop Class 1967 

61

Class Contact Lists 1974 

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62

Class Lists 1959-1975 

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63
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Composition "Dedicated to Bessie and the Sarah LawrenceWorkshop of Summer Session," By Cynthia Stephanie Cole 1945 

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Donnees 1960 

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Employment 1967-1972 

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66

Enrollment Statistics 1960-1968 

67

Evaluations Undated 

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68

Evaluations 1947 

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69

Evaluations 1963-1969 

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610

Evaluations 1976 

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611

Letters of Recommendation 1958-1962 

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612

Letters of Recommendation 1963-1968 

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613

Letters of Recommendation 1969-1977 

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614

Letters of Recommendation 1978-1979 

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615

Letters of Recommendation 1980-1983 

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616

Papers Undated 

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617

Papers 1946-1947 

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618

Papers 1948-1949 

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619

Papers 1951-1952 

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620

Papers 1955 

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621

Papers 1958 

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622

Papers 1962-1964 

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623

Papers 1965 

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624

Papers 1967-1968 

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625

Papers 1970 

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626

Papers 1971 

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627

Papers 1973-1974 

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628

Plan of Study 1969 

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629

Schedules 1962-1963 

630

Student Council 1965 

631

Worksheets 1950-1971 

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632

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Series V. Performances 

Sub-series A. General 

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Clippings 1942-1962 

633

Conferences-General 1947-1962 

634

Conferences-Intercollegiate Student Conference on Dance 1955 

635

Correspondence-General 1942-1986 

636

Correspondence-Summer Performing Arts Series 1953 

637
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Westchester Community Dance Classes 1968-1970 

639

Sub-series B. Productions 

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Beggar on Horseback 1940 

640

Hansel und Gretel 1943 

641

Coming of Age 1944 

642

Ten Thousand Tyrants 1944 

643

Noah 1948 

644

Triumph of Joan 1950 

645

Sub-series C. Programs 

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Chamber Repertory Group 1955 

646

Chorus 1942 

647

Commencement 1952-1960 

648

Concerts 1954-1977 

649

Dance Center YM-YWHA 1943-1957 

650

Dance Club/Dance Group 1942-1945 

651

Dance Concert 1984 

652

Dance Workshop 1949-1973 

653

Evening of Dance 1945-1974 

654

Hits and Misses 1943-1945 

655

Music Workshop Undated 

656

Opera Workshop 1963-1966 

657

Performing Arts Week 1947-1952 

658

Scholarship Fund 1947-1960 

659

Theatre Performances 1951-1962 

660

Theatre Workshop 1956-1973 

661

Tributes 1943-1984 

662

Workshop in Performing Arts 1953 

663

Workshop in Production Undated 

664
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Publicity 1955-1962 

71

Scripts Undated 

72

Sub-series D. Speeches 

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New Rochelle 1957 

73

Introduction for A. Nicolai 1969 

74

"Lets Look at Dance," SLC Alumni Seminar 1977 

75

Dance Exhibit Opening at SLC Library 1981 

76

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