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The Martha Graham Archives

This collection contains the complete manuscript, photographic, visual, and book collections of the most important American choreographer of the 20th century. The theater of Martha Graham has been classed on a level with other great visionary institutions of the world such as the Grand Kabuki and the Stanislavsky Moscow Art Theater. It is an American treasure that must be preserved and perpetuated. To that end, the Library has the opportunity to acquire Grahamís complete archive and research collection. Materials include: choreographic notes (in her hand); correspondence; costume and scenic designs; musical scores and sketches; photographs; scripts for ballets; 100 hours of Graham teaching technique; and books used as creative sources.










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