Guide to the Performing arts graphic material collection, 1664-1984

Performing arts graphic material C0215


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Gerber, Steven K.
Title Performing arts graphic material collection
Date 1664-1984
Physical Characteristics 2.0 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract Collection consists of photographic prints, lithographs, and etchings of significant musicians, composers, and dancers.
Collection Number C0215
Language English

Historical Information

These items were selected for inclusion in the Special Collections Research Center of the GMU Libraries by Steve Gerber, the Performing Arts Liaison Librarian. In addition to his librarian duties, Gerber teaches courses on music research and music bibliography at GMU. He developed this collection as a resource for his courses as well as for the study and research purposes of the GMU performing arts faculty and students.

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Scope and Content

Collection consists of photographic prints, lithographs, and etchings of significant musicians, composers, and dancers. The prints show the subjects at work in their respective professions. The etchings and lithographs primarily feature scenes during ballets or the stage sets. The performances depicted include La Princesse d'Elide, Il Pomo d'Oro, La Menuet de la Cour, La Navarraise, Cavalleria Rusticana, Aida, and Oberon.

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Arrangement

Organized into two series.

Series 1: Photographic prints, 1890s-1984
Series 2: Prints, 1664-circa 1940

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There may be use restrictions on some of the photographs.

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Related Material

The Special Collections Research Center also holds many other performing arts collections.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Ailey, Alvin--Photographs.
Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778--Pictorial works.
Balanchine, George--Photographs.
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990--Photographs.
Bolm, Adolf, 1884-1951--Photographs.
Cage, John--Photographs.
Cherubini, Luigi, 1760-1842--Pictorial works.
Dello Joio, Norman, 1913-2008--Photographs.
Didelot, Rose Colinette--Pictorial works.
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927--Photographs.
Eglevsky, André--Photographs.
Fuller, Loie, 1862-1928--Photographs.
Graham, Martha--Photographs.
Griffith, Robert E.--Photographs.
Kabalevsky, Dmitry Borisovich, 1904-1987--Photographs.
Kodály , Zoltán, 1882-1967--Photographs.
Laurents, Arthur--Photographs.
Lifar, Serge, 1905-1986--Photographs.
Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945--Pictoral works.
Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912--Pictoral works.
Mitchell, Arthur, 1934---Photographs.
Mumma, Gordon, 1935---Photographs.
Novikoff, Laurent--Photographs.
Partch, Harry, 1901-1974--Photographs.
Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931--Pictorial works.
Prince, Harold, 1928---Photographs.
Ram Gopal, 1917---Photographs.
Robbins, Jerome--Photographs.
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967--Photographs.
Sondheim, Stephen--Photographs.
Tudor, David, 1926-1996--Photographs.
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910
Weber, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826

Corporate Names:

Germania Musical Society--Pictorial works.

Subjects:

Ballet--Pictorial works.
Hitler-Jugend--Photographs.
Opera.

Document Types:

Etchings.
Lithographs.
Photographic prints.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Performing arts graphic material collection, #C0215, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from a variety of rare book and manuscript dealers, 2010-2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Jordan Patty in 2012. EAD markup completed by Jordan Patty in 2013, revised by Elizabeth Beckman in 2016 and 2017.

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Contents List

Series 1: Photographic prints, 1890s-1984
Box
1 John Cage, Gordon Mumma, and David Tudor, July 5, 1968
Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents, Harold S. Prince, Robert E. Griffith, Leonard Bernstein, and Jerome Robbins, September 29, 1959
Harry Partch, March 10, 1962
Harry Partch, March 11, 1962
Ram Gopal, September 10, 1956
Loie Fuller, 1890s, 1924
Adolph Bolm, 1920s
Jerome Robbins, 1984
Jerome Robbins, 1984
Jerome Robbins, June 1972
Jerome Robbins, 1972
Alvin Ailey, March 22, 1955
Serge Lifar, 1920s
Box
1 Isadora Duncan, 1920s
Arthur Mitchell, May, 24, 1972
André Eglevsky, 1934
André Eglevsky, 1934
André Eglevsky, 1934
Laurent Novikoff, 1910s
George Balanchine, 1980s
Hitler Youth, 1933
Norman Dello Joio, Dimitri Kabalevsky, and Zoltán Kodály, August 24, 1966
Martha Graham, 1945
Carl Sandburg, 1948
Theodore Kosloff as "Electricity" in Madam Satan, 1930
Series 2: Prints, 1664-circa 1940
Box
1 Nazi music caricature, circa 1940
La Princesse d'Elide, 1664
Luigi Cherubini, 18th century
Box
1 Fine etching of dancers and musicians in a country setting, 1773
Il Pomo d'Oro, circa 1666
La Menuet de la Cour, 1775
Box
1 Dr. Arne, 1778
Original set design for an unidentified ballet, circa 1830-1840
Rose Didelot, 1790s
Anna Pavlova, 1914
Anna Pavlova, 1910s-1920s
Anna Pavlova, 1917
Anna Pavlova, circa 1924
Pauline García, circa 1839
La Navarraise, Episode lyric de J. Massenet scene lithograph, circa 1894
La Navarraise, Episode lyric de J. Massenet, Anita, Araquil, and Remigo lithograph, circa 1894
La Navarraise, Episode lyric de J. Massenet, Garrido, Ramon, Aide de Camp lithograph, circa 1894
Cavalleria Rusticana, Lola character lithograph, circa 1890
Cavalleria Rusticana, Turridu character lithograph, circa 1890
Cavalleria Rusticana, coriste lithograph, circa 1890
Cavalleria Rusticana, Alfio character lithograph, circa 1890
Cavalleria Rusticana, coristi lithograph, circa 1890
Cavalleria Rusticana, coristi lithograph, circa 1890
Aida, Giuseppe Verdi, watercolor costume design (possibly for Radames) for a French production, 19th century
Aida, Giuseppe Verdi, seven costume designs for a French production, 19th century
Costume designs for the King in Act I, Scene I and Act 2 Scene 4, Amneris in Act II Scene I, Radames in Act 1 Scenes 1 and 2 (as well as Acts 3 and 4) and Act 2 Scene 4, Soldier holding an axe in Act II, Scene 4, and Chorus members in Act 1 Scene 1/secondary players in Act 2 Scene 4.
Oberon, Carl Maria von Weber, drawing of costumes for 10 characters, early 19th century
Characters depicted are Oberon, Titania, Huon, Rezia, Scherasmin, Fatime, the Caliph of Baghdad, Roschana, Atmansor, and a Turkish officer
Oversize
1 Germania Musical Society, 1840s-1850s
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