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Johnson (Elle) papers
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box 1, folder 1

Elle Johnson Dance Trio photographs circa 1950-1966

Scope and Contents

Black and white photographs of the Elle Johnson Dance Trio performing various works, including Calypso, El Pequino, The Blues, Rhumba, and Voodoo. Dancers include Elle Johnson, Henry Dunn, David Hebel, and Bruce Bain. Photographs are primarily 8 x 10 inches; some are 8.5 x 8.5 inches.
box 1, folder 2

Elle Johnson Dance Trio negatives circa 1950-1966

Scope and Contents

Negatives of the Elle Johnson Dance Trio performing various works, including Calypso, El Pequino, The Blues, Rhumba, and Voodoo. Dancers include Elle Johnson, Henry Dunn, David Hebel, and Bruce Bain. Negatives are 8 x 10 inches.
box 1, folder 3-4

Elle Johnson Dance Company photographs circa 1966-1979

Scope and Contents

Black and white photographs, proof sheets, and one color print of the Elle Johnson Dance Company performing live or in rehearsal. Dancers include Elle Johnson, Julia Tarnowski, Benn Howard, Brenda Lockhart, Edwin Brown, and Anthony Wheatly. Works include Vodoun Suite, Assembly, and Swadeski. Prints are primarily 8 x 10 inches; most proof sheets are produced from 35 mm negatives.
box 1, folder 5

Elle Johnson Dance Company negatives circa 1966-1979

Scope and Contents

Negatives of the Elle Johnson Dance Company performing live or in rehearsal. Dancers include Elle Johnson, Julia Tarnowski, Benn Howard, Brenda Lockhart, Edwin Brown, and Anthony Wheatly. Works include Vodoun Suite, Assembly, and Swadeski. Negatives mostly 8 x 10 inches and 2.5 x 2.5 inches, with some 35 mm.
box 1

Photo album of Elle Johnson's performances 1950-1979

Scope and Contents

Album contains mostly black and white 8 x 10 inch photographs of the Elle Johnson Dance Trio as well as the Elle Johnson Dance Company. Also contains clippings, programs, and flyers.
box 2, folder 1

Additional photographs 2000-2006

Scope and Contents

One color photograph of Elle Johnson at the Lester Horton Awards and two photos of Margaret Hills, Genie Guerard, and Anthony Wheatly at Johnson's memorial service.
box 2, folder 2

Additional photographs, undated

Scope and Contents

One photograph of Beatriz Gandara in Mexico; one photograph of a performance that is possibly attributed to Lester Horton; and two unidentifiable photographs. All black and white prints.
box 2, folder 3

Programs and flyers 1949-1979

Language of Material: One program in Spanish related to a performance by Elle Johnson Dance Company in Mexico City, Mexico.

Scope and Contents

Programs related to Elle Johnson performing with the Experimental Group of the Katherine Dunham School, the Lester Horton Dance Group, and the Elle Johnson Dance Company. Flyers advertising Elle Johnson Dance Company performances and dance classes.
box 2, folder 4

Elle Johnson Dance Company administrative records 1971-1974

Scope and Contents

Applications for membership in the Elle Johnson Dance Company; two write-ups about the dance company for promotional purposes; and a notebook with a series of class rosters.
box 2, folder 5

Newspaper and magazine articles about Elle Johnson 1951-2006

box 2, folder 6

Newspaper and magazine articles about Elle Johnson undated

box 2, folder 7

Funeral programs, drawing, African music booklet, Lester Horton exhibition booklet 1937-2006

box 2

Unlabeled CD, undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

COLLECTION CONTAINS DIGITAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
box 2

Elle Johnson video montage, undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

COLLECTION CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.