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Finding Aid for the Agnes De Mille Papers, ca. 1990-1991
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Agnes De Mille Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1990-1991
    Collection number: 526
    Creator: De Mille, Agnes
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Agnes De Mille (1908 or 1905- ) appeared as a dancer in the Grand street follies (1928), creating the choreography for a revival of the Black crook in Hoboken the following year. She danced and choreographed in London before returning to New York to develop the dances for Hooray for What! (1937) and Swingin' the Dream (1939). She became known for popularizing modern ballet styles in musical theater, and choreographed Oklahoma! (1943), Brigadoon (1947), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949), and Come Summer (1969). The collection consists of a photocopy of the first draft of Agnes De Mille's biography, Martha: The Life and Work of Martha Graham (c1991).
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative 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.
    Collection is restricted from copying.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Agnes De Mille, 1991.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Agnes De Mille Papers (Collection 526). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232930 

    Biography

    De Mille was born in 1908 or 1905 in New York City, New York; AB, UC Berkeley; studied dancing in London with Theodore Koslov, Marie Rambert, and Anthony Tudor; in 1928 appeared as a dancer in the Grand street follies, creating the choreography for a revival of the Black crook in Hoboken the following year; danced and choreographed in London before returning to New York to develop the dances for Hooray for What! (1937) and Swingin' the Dream (1939); became known for popularizing modern ballet styles in musical theater; choreographed Oklahoma! (1943), Carousel (1945), Brigadoon (1947), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949), Paint Your Wagon (1951), and Come Summer (1969); published works include Dance to the Piper (1952), And Promenade Home (1957), Speak to Me, Dance with Me (1973), and Martha: The Life and Work of Martha Graham (c1991).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of a photocopy of the first draft of Agnes De Mille's biography, Martha: The Life and Work of Martha Graham (c1991).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    De Mille, Agnes--Archives.
    Graham, Martha.
    Choreographers--United States--Archival resources.
    Dancers--United States--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.