Lucy Bates Dance Collection

Lucy Bates Dance Collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Bates, Lucy
Title: Lucy Bates Dance Collection
Dates: 1906-1970
Quantity: 3.6 Linear feet (5 document boxes, 2 half boxes, 1 oversized box, 1 oversize folder A)
Coll. Number: ms211

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Lucy Bates relating to her interest in dance from 1906-1970. The papers include correspondence, diaries photographs, printed material, and clippings. The correspondence (1911-1960, with gaps) and diaries (1907-1927, with gaps) document Bates' school days, European trip (1911), and growing interest in dance, its interpretation, and her teaching career. Notable correspondents include Jean Reti-Forbes and Katherine Heyman. The collection also contains programs of plays, concerts, operas, and recitals (1906-1923, 1938) mainly in New York; programs, articles, and photographs pertaining to dancers or dancing; and dance programs, photographs, newsletters, and clippings concerning the Noyes School of Rhythm (Portland, Conn.) from 1913-1970.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Dance schools--Connecticut.
Dance teachers--Georgia.
Dance--Study and teaching--Georgia.
Dancers--United States.
Europe--Description and travel.
Heyman, Katherine Ruth
Noyes School of Rhythm (Portland, Conn.)
Programs (documents)
Réti, Jean
Women dancers--Georgia.
Women travelers--Georgia.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lucy Bates Dance Collection, ms211, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Biographical and Family Material
2Diary, 1907
3Diary, 1909
4Diaries and programs of European Trip, 1911
5Diary, 1925
6Diaries, 1926-1927
7Letters to parents, European Trip, 1911
8Letters to parents, 1911 1914-1926
9Letters of appreciation
10General Correspondence
21"Original Meanings of Scriptural Names" Correspondence, 1949
2Correspondence, 1950-1953
3Correspondence, 1954-1959
4Correspondence, 1960
5Printed Material
6Blashfield, Grace Hall-Correspondence
7Blashfield, Grace Hall-Correspondence
8Blashfield, Grace Hall-Postcards
9Blashfield, Grace Hall-Postcards
10Bowers, Faubion
11Brownell, Mrs. Gertrude Hall
12Brownell, Mrs. Gertrude Hall
13Enters, Angna
14Heyman, Katherine
15Heyman, Katherine
16Heyman, Katherine
17Reti-Forbes, Jean
18Reti-Forbes, Jean
31Pictures of Family
2Pictures of Lucy Bates
3Pictures by Emily Winthrop Miles
4Pictures of Lucy Bates Dancing Class
5Pictures, Misc.
6Post Cards
7"Letters from GIGI" by Grace Hall
10Vachel Lindsey, Autograph
41Lucy Bates Theatre and Music Co.
1Maude Adams
2Music Programs, 1922-23 1956
3Astaire and Rogers
4Diaghileff's Ballet Russe
5Duncan, Isadora
6Genee, Adeline
7La Argentina Lada
9Pavlowa, Anna-Programs
10Pavlowa, Anna-Pictures
11Romer, Violet
13Wigman, Mary
14General Material-Dance
5Dance Division
Noyes School of Rhythm
Papers, 1913-1971
Books and Leaflets
6Dance Division
Noyes School of Rhythm
Photographs and Newsletters
71Script- "Oidipous at Kolonos"
2 Rhythm for Dance and Art
83 notebooks- photographs
8 oversize photographs
Oversize Material
OS Folder
1ADeed to two lots of land in Marshfield, County of Plymouth, New England. Joseph Rogers to Nathaniel Eames, January 15, 1711/12
Signed by Mark of Joseph Rogers. Witnesses: Nathaniel Pitcher and Josiah Eames. Before: John Gushing, J. P.
Deed to property in Marshfield, New Plymouth, New England. Josiah Eames to Nathaniel Eames, May 23, 1711/12
Signed: Josiah Eames. Witnesses: Thomas Doggett and Cornelius White. Before: Seth Arnold, J. P.
Deed to property in Marshfield, Plymouth County, New England. John Jones to Nathaniel Eames, January 16, 1716
Signed: John Jones. Witnesses: Isaac Winslow and John Fullerton. Before: Isaac Winslow, J. P.
Deed of Division and Partition of property in Marshfield, Plymouth County, New England. Joshua and Rebeckah Chase (yeomen), and Hannah Eames (spinster), and Noah Thomas (cordwainer), March 8, 1764
Signed: Joshua Chase, Rebekah Chase, Hannah Eames, and Noah Thomas. Witnesses: Josiah Eames and Samuel Oakman. Recorded by: H. I. Thomas, Town Clerk.
Deed to land in Abingdon, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province of New England. Ebenezer Noyes to Noah Thomas, March 22, 1764
Signed: Ebenezer Noyes. Witness: Nath. Sy-? and Woodbridge Browne. On reverse: Signatures of Sarah(?) Noyes, Daniel Shaw, Samuel Norten, John Cotton.
Deed to property in Abingdon. Jacob Bicknell to Noah Thomas, April 3, 1783
Signed: Jacob Bicknell. Witnesses: Nath. Howe and Joshua Howe.