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Jane Sherman papers relating to Allan Seager, [ca. 1934-1977]
BANC MSS 85/177 z; BANC MSS 85/177 z
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Jane Sherman papers relating to Allan Seager, [ca. 1934-1977]


Sherman, Jane, 1908-2010, creator


Seager, Allan, 1906-1968


Connelly, Stephen E.


Materials relating to writer Allan Seager. Includes: correspondence between Seager and Sherman, ca. 1934-1947; correspondence between Sherman and Stephen Connelly regarding Connelly's dissertation on Seager, 1973-1974; writings by Sherman; writings by Seager, including typescript of his story "Pro Arte"; and clippings and other materials relating to Seager and his family.


1934 (issued)


Seager, Allan -- 1906-1968 -- Photographs
Sherman, Jane -- 1908-2010 -- Portrait
Seager, Allan -- 1906-1968
Denishawn Repertory Dancers.
Authors, American -- 20th century
Dancers -- United States


Includes black and white print of Jane Sherman as a Denishawn dancer; 2 black and white prints of Allan Seager and others.
The Bancroft Library also holds papers of Allan Seager (BANC MSS 70/176 z).
A portrait of Seager received with these papers has been added to the Portrait File of The Bancroft Library. (Cataloged as BANC PIC 1985.006--POR.)
Jane Sherman was born in Beloit, Wisconsin, in 1908. She performed with the Denishawn Dancers and toured Asia with the company from 1925-1926. She appeared in Broadway musicals and danced with the Rockettes in the mid-1930s. In 1933 she met writer Allan Seager in Oxford, England, and the two later became lovers in New York City in the mid-1930s. She married composer Ned Lehac in 1940 and wrote books and articles on the dance in the 1970s.


Manuscripts for publication.

Physical Description:

1 box (.4 linear ft.)




BANC MSS 85/177 z
BANC MSS 85/177 z


United States