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Finding Aid for the Elyse Robert collection on Ruth St. Denis, 1932-1991
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Elyse Robert collection on Ruth St. Denis
    Date (inclusive): 1932-1991
    Collection number: 1735
    Creator: St. Denis, Ruth
    Extent: 1 document box (.5 linear feet) 3 oversize costume boxes.
    Abstract: Elyse Robert (1901-1993) danced for Ruth St. Denis' Church of the Divine Dance between 1934 and 1968. During this time, Robert performed with Ruth St. Denis (1880-1968), a pioneer of modern dance, for many events and in numerous churches in the Los Angeles area. Collection includes dance costumes, correspondence, programs, photographs, and notes about Ruth St. Denis performances.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Box 4 stored off-site at SRLF. Boxes 1-3 stored on-site. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mark Robert, 2006.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Kelley Wolfe Bachli in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), 2009.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Elyse Robert collection on Ruth St. Denis (Collection Number 1735). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Elyse Robert (1901-1993) danced for Ruth St. Denis' Church of the Divine Dance between 1934 and 1968. During this time, Robert performed with Ruth St. Denis (1880-1968), a pioneer of modern dance, for many events and in numerous churches in the Los Angeles area.

    Scope and Content

    Collection includes material by and about Elyse Robert and Ruth St. Denis, including correspondence, programs, photographs, and notes about Ruth St. Denis dances and costumes. Boxes 1-3 in the collection contain costumes that belonged to Elyse Robert and were probably used in her dance performance with Ruth St. Denis. Box 4 contains photographs of dancers, newspaper clippings, programs, and dance choreography.

    Organization and Arrangement

    1. Boxes 1-3: costumes that belonged to Elyse Robert and were probably used in her dance performance with Ruth St. Denis.
    2. Box 4: photographs of dancers, newspaper clippings, programs, and dance choreography.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Elyse Robert.
    Ruth St. Denis

    Related Material

    Ruth St. Denis Papers (Collection 1031)  . Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.