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Jordan Massee collection of Isadora Duncan material

Jordan Massee collection of Isadora Duncan material

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jordan Massee collection of Isadora Duncan material
Creator: Massee, Jordan
Inclusive Dates: 1877-1999
Language: English
Extent: 9.25 Linear Feet 8 boxes
Collection Number: ms3081
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Biographical/Historical Note

Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) is widely considered to have been the creator of modern dance. Jordan Massee has collected information documenting her to create this collection.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of papers, book excerpts, clippings, events, organizations, and photographs relating to Isadora Duncan. There is biographical material, dance studies, artistic evaluation, and other tangential dance subjects that relate back to Duncan's work. The collection also follows the Isadorables and 3rd generation Duncan dancers like Lori Belilove. Jordan Massee's correspondence within this collection mainly consists of him seeking more information related to Isadora Duncan.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation Note

Jordan Massee collection of Isadora Duncan material, ms3081, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 May 24.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Articles.
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927
Notebooks.
Research notes.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Notebooks

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11Black notebook labeled "Volume II/Jordan Massee: An Isadora Duncan Reader" (photocopies, handwritten and typed notes, newspaper clippings) (13 pages)
notes, articles and reproductions
12Black notebook labeled in blue ink on white label "An Isadora Duncan Reader" (photocopies, handwritten and typed notes)
13Red notebook labeled "An Isadora Duncan Reader" (photocopies, handwritten and typed notes)
14Black notebook with handwritten side label "An Isadora Duncan Reader" (photocopies, handwritten and typed notes, newspaper clippings)
15Black notebook labeled on side "An Isadora Duncan Reader" (photocopies, handwritten and typed notes)
16Thin black notebook with white front label in blue ink "An Isadora Duncan Reader"
17Blue binder with typed front page "Newspaper Clippings from Kansas City, MO Library on Isadora Duncan for Jordan Massee from Charles Johnson December 1987"
18Brown box with white edge labeled "The Loves of Isadora" (contains draft of film script bound in maroon binder)
19Manila folder labeled "RE: The Schools of Isadora by Kay Bardsley"
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21Blue notebook labeled "Gordan Craig by Edward Craig" (photocopies from book)
22Rust colored notebook labeled with side label "I.D. Reader" (photocopies)
23Rust colored notebook labeled on side "An Isadora Duncan Reader" (photocopies)
24Black notebook with no cover: front page reads "Received by Jordan Massee from Richard Arsenty 14 February 1994" (bibliographic references)
25Black notebook with front page in clear cover "John Martin on Isadora Duncan and the Modern Dance" (photocopies)
26Blue notebook with white typed label on front "An Isadora Duncan Reader" (photocopies, handwritten and typed notes, newspaper clippings)
27Blue notebook with handwritten label in red ink on side "An Isadora Duncan Reader"
28Blue notebook with yellow label on front "The Isadora Duncan Dancers"
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31Red notebook labeled on side "Bardsley & Russian Debut" (photocopies)
32Black notebook labeled on front "Isadora Duncan Reader"
33Black notebook labeled on front "Notes for a Bibliography of Isadora Duncan Compiled by Jordan Massee: A Work in Progress"
34Black notebook labeled on front "Kay Bardesly/ Jordan Massee Correspondence and Work in Progress"
35Rust colored notebook labeled on side "I.D. Reader" (list of names on front)
36Light blue notebook labeled on side "Bardsley Papers" (photocopies, correspondence)
37White notebook labeled on front "Isadora Duncan and the Isadorables: Photographic Studies by Arnold Genthe, Edward Steichen, Elvira" (photocopies)
38Red notebook labeled on front "Recollections of Isadora Duncan by Ralph Lawton as Told to Jordan Massee" (handwritten notes)
39Black notebook labeled on front "Kay Bardsley: Isadora Duncan and Her Second School, February 1987 (typed manuscript)
310Black notebook labeled on front "Kay Bardsley: Isadora Duncan and Her Second School of Dance (The Dionysion), Novemeber 1986 (photocopies)
311Black notebook labeled on side "King + Maria Theresa"
312Black notebook labeled on front "Isadora Duncan: A Radio Talk by Gordon Craig, 1952, to which is Appended Craig's Tribute to an Unnamed Dancer, 1920" (photocopies)
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41Black notebook labeled "Duncan Books to Get"
42Red notebook labeled "Dance Magazine 1977: A Six Part Series on Isadora Duncan
43White notebook labeled "An Isadora Duncan Reader: Other Dances and Choreographers/ Also See: The Isadorables: Reconstructions and Dance Tributes (photocopies, handwritten and typed notes)
44White notebook labeled "Isadora Duncan and the Music of Beethoven/ Jordan Massee 1995" (photocopies, handwritten and typed notes)
45Blue notebook labeled "The Dances of Isadora Duncan" (photocopies, handwritten and typed notes on dances choreographed and performed by Isadora Duncan)
46Blue notebook labeled "Isadora Duncan Programs I" (photocopies of programs and handwritten notes)
47Black notebook labeled "III. Isadora Duncan Programs…"
48Black notebook with handwritten label "Isadora Duncan: Other Dancers and Choreographers Vol. II"
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51Black notebook labeled "Isadora Duncan Programs II." (photocopies of programs and handwritten notes)
52White notebook labeled "Isadora Duncan Chronology" (handwritten and typed notes)
57White notebook labeled "An Isadora Duncan Reader"
 

2. Research Files

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53Scrapbook 1 (Reproductions of photos from Genthe and Steichen)
54Scrapbook 2 (Reproductions of artistic photos of Isadora, Drawing and letters, Original program of Daly's production of Much Ado about Nothing, 1896, Letter from Isadora to Ms. Fisher (4 pages), Letter from Iris Hall Herrick to Jordan Massee regarding early snapshots of Isadora, Letter from Isadora to "Cher harry")
55"Escrits sur La Danse par Isadora Duncan"
56"Dessins sur les danses d'Isadora Duncan par Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac"
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11Raphael Collazo Scrapbook sent to Jordan Massee and Bismarck Reine
12-4Portraits of Isadora Duncan
15Framed Letter from Isadora Duncan to Ralph Lewton
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71-5Jordan Massee Notes/Correspondence
76-11Photocopies/Research Materials
712-16Programs/Foundations/Events, Et Cetera
 

3. Articles

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61-27Magazines
61-5Magazines/Journal/Digest Clippings
66-9Newspaper Clippings