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Lucy Bates Dance Collection

Lucy Bates Dance Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lucy Bates Dance Collection
Creator: Bates, Lucy
Inclusive Dates: 1906-1970
Language(s): English
Extent: 3.6 Linear Feet (5 document boxes, 2 half boxes, 1 oversized box, 1 oversize folder A)
Collection Number: ms211
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of Lucy Bates relating to her interest in dance from 1906-1970. The papers include correspondence, diaries photographs, printed material, and clippings. The correspondence (1911-1960, with gaps) and diaries (1907-1927, with gaps) document Bates' school days, European trip (1911), and growing interest in dance, its interpretation, and her teaching career. Notable correspondents include Jean Reti-Forbes and Katherine Heyman. The collection also contains programs of plays, concerts, operas, and recitals (1906-1923, 1938) mainly in New York; programs, articles, and photographs pertaining to dancers or dancing; and dance programs, photographs, newsletters, and clippings concerning the Noyes School of Rhythm (Portland, Conn.) from 1913-1970.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lucy Bates Dance Collection, ms211, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 May 7.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Dance -- Study and teaching -- Georgia.
Dance schools -- Connecticut.
Dance teachers -- Georgia.
Dancers -- United States.
Europe -- Description and travel.
Heyman, Katherine Ruth
Noyes School of Rhythm (Portland, Conn.)
Programs (documents)
Réti, Jean
Women dancers -- Georgia.
Women travelers -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Biographical and Family Material
12Diary, 1907
13Diary, 1909
14Diaries and programs of European Trip, 1911
15Diary, 1925
16Diaries, 1926-1927
17Letters to parents, European Trip, 1911
18Letters to parents, 1911 1914-1926
19Letters of appreciation
110General Correspondence
21"Original Meanings of Scriptural Names" Correspondence, 1949
22Correspondence, 1950-1953
23Correspondence, 1954-1959
24Correspondence, 1960
25Printed Material
26Blashfield, Grace Hall-Correspondence
27Blashfield, Grace Hall-Correspondence
28Blashfield, Grace Hall-Postcards
29Blashfield, Grace Hall-Postcards
210Bowers, Faubion
211Brownell, Mrs. Gertrude Hall
212Brownell, Mrs. Gertrude Hall
213Enters, Angna
214Heyman, Katherine
215Heyman, Katherine
216Heyman, Katherine
217Reti-Forbes, Jean
218Reti-Forbes, Jean
31Pictures of Family
32Pictures of Lucy Bates
33Pictures by Emily Winthrop Miles
34Pictures of Lucy Bates Dancing Class
35Pictures, Misc.
36Post Cards
37"Letters from GIGI" by Grace Hall
310Vachel Lindsey, Autograph
41Lucy Bates Theatre and Music Co.
41Maude Adams
42Music Programs, 1922-23 1956
43Astaire and Rogers
44Diaghileff's Ballet Russe
45Duncan, Isadora
46Genee, Adeline
47La Argentina Lada
49Pavlowa, Anna-Programs
410Pavlowa, Anna-Pictures
411Romer, Violet
413Wigman, Mary
414General Material-Dance
5Dance Division
5Noyes School of Rhythm
5Papers, 1913-1971
5Books and Leaflets
6Dance Division
6Noyes School of Rhythm
6Photographs and Newsletters
71Script- "Oidipous at Kolonos"
72 Rhythm for Dance and Art
83 notebooks- photographs
88 oversize photographs
Oversize Material
1ADeed to two lots of land in Marshfield, County of Plymouth, New England. Joseph Rogers to Nathaniel Eames, January 15, 1711/12
Signed by Mark of Joseph Rogers. Witnesses: Nathaniel Pitcher and Josiah Eames. Before: John Gushing, J. P.
1ADeed to property in Marshfield, New Plymouth, New England. Josiah Eames to Nathaniel Eames, May 23, 1711/12
Signed: Josiah Eames. Witnesses: Thomas Doggett and Cornelius White. Before: Seth Arnold, J. P.
1ADeed to property in Marshfield, Plymouth County, New England. John Jones to Nathaniel Eames, January 16, 1716
Signed: John Jones. Witnesses: Isaac Winslow and John Fullerton. Before: Isaac Winslow, J. P.
1ADeed of Division and Partition of property in Marshfield, Plymouth County, New England. Joshua and Rebeckah Chase (yeomen), and Hannah Eames (spinster), and Noah Thomas (cordwainer), March 8, 1764
Signed: Joshua Chase, Rebekah Chase, Hannah Eames, and Noah Thomas. Witnesses: Josiah Eames and Samuel Oakman. Recorded by: H. I. Thomas, Town Clerk.
1ADeed to land in Abingdon, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province of New England. Ebenezer Noyes to Noah Thomas, March 22, 1764
Signed: Ebenezer Noyes. Witness: Nath. Sy-? and Woodbridge Browne. On reverse: Signatures of Sarah(?) Noyes, Daniel Shaw, Samuel Norten, John Cotton.
1ADeed to property in Abingdon. Jacob Bicknell to Noah Thomas, April 3, 1783
Signed: Jacob Bicknell. Witnesses: Nath. Howe and Joshua Howe.