The Paget-Fredericks Dance Collection contains roughly 2,000 original drawings, paintings, photographs and pieces of memorabilia
that date from ca. 1913 to ca. 1945.
Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks was an artist, designer, dancer, and children’s book author and illustrator based in Berkeley,
He was born in San Francisco, California on December 22, 1903, although various sources record his birth as 1902, 1903, 1905,
and 1909. A family story claims he was born on the eve of the 1906 earthquake and fire. Early records and signatures record
his name as J.E. Paget Fredericks. His mother, Constance Paget Jackson, (sometimes recorded as Constance Rous-Marten Paget-Jackson)
was born in California to English parents. His father, Arthur Remy Fredericks (sometimes noted as Arthur Remy von Höe[h]nthal
Fredericks), was also California-born. Details regarding family history and early personal history are not clear, and embellishments
are present among autobiographical notes and news clippings in the Paget-Fredricks papers. His own notes indicate he descended
maternally from noble English families (Rous-Marten, of Essex and Paget-Jackson of County Durham), and that his father was
descended from a family of Baltic lumber Barons.
Approximately 2,000 original drawings, paintings and photographs, as well as scrapbooks and other dance memorabilia.
Thirty historic dance costumes (on extended loan to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco).
398 digital objects
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction
of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,
privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond
that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be
commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
The following parts of the collection are stored off-campus: BANC PIC 1964.012 A/AX BANC PIC 1964.015 ALB BANC PIC 1964.016
ALB All dance costumes are on extended loan to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.