Collection Scope and Contents
Title: Joyce Berry papers
Date (inclusive): 1904-1984, undated
Date (bulk): 1920-1960
Collection Number: MS 072
6.67 linear feet
Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Abstract: This collection is comprised of photographs, correspondence, programs, and other material pertaining to former professional
ballet dancer Joyce Berry. Notable materials in the collection include correspondence with dance companies, photographs of
dancers, and performance programs from the early to mid-20th century.
Languages: The collection is in English, French, German, and Russian.
This collection is open for research.
Copyright Unknown: Some material in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition,
the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,
privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected
by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other
restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility
for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
[identification of item], [date if possible]. Joyce Berry papers (MS 072). Special Collections & University Archives, University
of California, Riverside.
The Joyce Berry papers were acquired as a gift in 2012.
Processed by Aleia McDaniel and Celeste Navas, Student Processing Assistants, 2015.
Processing of the Joyce Berry papers was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside
as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded
by the UCR Library and administered by Bergis Jules, University and Political Papers Archivist, and Eric Milenkiewicz, Manuscripts
Joyce Berry Kanitz was an English ballet dancer trained under the Ida Rubinstein dance company. She was a successful dancer
in London and Paris, performing with the Ballets Russe de Monte Carlo and Madame Nijinksa of the Diagheleff Ballet. Throughout
her lifetime she created personal scrapbooks that included photographs of herself and dancers she admired, especially Russian
prima ballerina Anna Pavlova.
Collection Scope and Contents
This collection contains materials related to the life and career of ballet dancer Joyce Berry, including correspondence,
photographs, scrapbooks, programs, music compositions, news clippings, and artifacts.
This collection is arranged into eight series as follows:
- Series 1. Artifacts, undated
- Series 2. Correspondence, 1923-1984, undated
- Series 3. Photographs, undated
- Series 4. Articles and news clippings, 1918-1960
- Series 5. Literary works, 1920-1959
- Series 6. Programs, 1904-1977, undated
- Series 7. Music textbooks and composition, 1920, undated
- Series 8. Scrapbooks, 1923-1953
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
library's online public access catalog.
Genres and Forms of Materials