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Finding Aid for the Maud Allan Papers, 1910-1934
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Maud Allan Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1910-1934
    Collection number: 2038
    Creator: Allan, Maud
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Maud Allan (1883-1956) was a interpretive dancer. She made her performing debut in Vienna (1903) and was best known for her solo performance in The vision of Salome (1908). She toured India (1913), Southeast Asia (1913 and 1923), South America (1919-1920), and the U.S. The collection contains manuscripts, photographs, postcard albums, books, ephemera, and a scrapbook related to Allan's life and career.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library 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 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.

    Restrictions on Access

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

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, purchase, 1965.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Maud Allan Papers (Collection 2038). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230309 


    Maud Allan was born in Toronto, Canada in 1883; raised in San Francisco, California; performing debut, Vienna, 1903; best known solo performance, The vision of Salome, 1908; toured India in 1913, Southeast Asia in 1913 and 1923, South America from 1919 to 1920, and the U.S.; had a school in England beginning in 1928; died in Los Angeles, October 7, 1956.

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains manuscripts, photographs, postcard albums, books, ephemera, and a scrapbook related to the life and career of Canadian-born interpretive dancer Maud Allan. Correspondence in a letter book represents correspondence by her agent, W. Angus MacLeod. Some books in the collection were presentation copies made to Allan, while others are from her library. The postcard album is made up of postcards sent to Allan.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Manuscripts, ephemera, and books (Box 1).
    2. Photograph albums and books (Box 2).
    3. Scrapbook and postcard album (Box 3).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Allan, Maud--Archives.
    MacLeod, W. Angus--Correspondence.
    Women dancers--Archival resources.