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COLLECTION — Folder: 1 Identifier: 2003MT-189

Collection of papers by and about Ted Shawn


  • undated

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.25 linear feet (1 folder)

Biographical / Historical

Ted Shawn was an innovative American modern dancer who, along with former wife Ruth St. Denis, created the Denishawn School of Dancing and Related Arts. He also founded the all-male company Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers.




Photographs of Shawn, his brother Arnold Shawn, and mother Minnie Booth Shawn; studio portraits of Ruth St. Denis with Shawn; correspondence with cousin Margaret Booth; and family genealogical material.

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Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Melanie Wisner, 2020.

Collection of papers by and about Ted Shawn, undated (2003MT-189): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 November 16
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