University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Arthur Todd:

A Preliminary Inventory of His Papers in the Performing Arts Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Todd, Arthur
Title: Arthur Todd Papers
Dates: circa 1946-1978
Abstract: Arthur Todd (d. 1978) was a dance critic, photographer, and patron of the arts. The Arthur Todd Papers, circa 1946-1978, consist mainly of incoming letters, postcards, and greetings cards, primarily from English and American dancers and choreographers.
Extent: 3 document boxes (1.26 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Scope and Contents

Arthur Todd (d. 1978) was a dance critic, photographer, and patron of the arts. The Arthur Todd Papers, circa 1946-1978, consist mainly of incoming letters, postcards, and greetings cards, some enclosing photographs, programs, magazine covers with autographs, and handwritten notes. The materials are arranged alphabetically by correspondent in a single series.

The letters are primarily from English and American dancers and choreographers, for the most part thanking him for gifts, reviews, favorable notices, and support. Among the principal correspondents are Ruth St. Denis (whose letters represent the bulk of the papers), Alvin Ailey, Alexandra Danilova, Agnes De Mille, Ninette De Valois, Dame Margot Fonteyn, Beryl Grey, Hanya Holm, Doris Humphrey, Tamara Karsavina, José Limón, Dame Alicia Markova, Marie Rambert, and Mary Wigman.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research. This brief collection description is an accession record. The collection is not fully processed or cataloged; no biographical sketch or descriptions of series are available.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase (R9165), 1981

Processed by:

Antonio Alfau, 2005


Arthur Todd Papers--Folder List

 

Series I. Incoming Correspondence, circa 1946-1978

Box Folder
1 1 A
2 B
3 C
4 D
5 De Mille, Agnes, circa 1946-1966
6 De Valois, Ninette, circa 1949-1961
7 E-F
8 Fonteyn, Margot, circa 1950-1973
9 G
10 Grey, Beryl, circa 1951-1971
11 H-J
12 Holm, Hanya, circa 1951-1969
13 Humphrey, Doris, circa 1950-1955
14 K-L
15 Karsavina, Tamara, circa 1963-1971
16 M-O
Box Folder
2 1 Markova, Alicia, circa 1950-1973
2-3 Morrice, Norman, circa 1961-1975
4 P-Q
5 R
6 Rambert, Marie, circa 1959-1976
7 S
8-9 St. Denis, Ruth, circa 1946-1967
Box Folder
3 1-4 St. Denis, Ruth, circa 1946-1967 (continued)
5 T-V
6 W-Z
7 Wigman, Mary, circa 1956-1970



 Arthur Todd Papers--Index of Correspondents 

  • Ailey, Alvin--1.1
  • Ashton, Frederick, Sir, 1904-1988--1.1
  • Astaire, Fred--1.1
  • Beatty, Talley--1.2
  • Brown, John Mason--1.2
  • Bruce, Christopher--1.2
  • Bruhn, Erik, 1928- --1.2
  • Buckle, Richard--1.2
  • Champion, Gower, 1919-1980--1.3
  • Chesworth, John--1.3
  • Chujoy, Anatole, 1894- --1.3
  • Cohan, Robert--1.3
  • Cole, Jack, 1911- --1.3
  • Collins, Janet--1.3
  • Cranko, John--1.3
  • Danilova, Alexandra, 1907- --1.4
  • De Mille, Agnes--1.5
  • De Valois, Ninette, 1898- --1.6
  • Dolin, Anton, 1904- --1.4
  • Doubrovska, Felia, 1896-1981--1.4
  • Dudinskaia, Natalia Mikhailovna, 1912- --1.4
  • Dunham, Katherine--1.4
  • Elvin, Violetta Prokhorova--1.7
  • Enters, Angna, 1907- --1.7
  • Falcon, Luis-1.7
  • Fonteyn, Margot, Dame, 1919- --1.8
  • Fosse, Bob, 1927-1987--1.7
  • Grey, Beryl, 1927- --1.10
  • Gosling, Nigel, 1909-1982--1.9
  • Hayden, Melissa--1.11
  • Hawkins, Erick--1.11
  • Hepburn, Katharine, 1907-2003--1.11
  • Holm, Hanya, 1893-1992--1.12
  • Horst, Louis--1.11
  • Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958--1.13
  • Karsavina, Tamara--1.15
  • Kaye, Nora, 1920-1987--1.14
  • Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907- --1.14
  • Laing, Hugh--1.14
  • Lander, Harold--1.14
  • Lander, Toni--1.14
  • LeClercq, Tanaquil--1.14
  • Limón, José--1.14
  • Magallanes, Nicholas--1.16
  • Maracci, Carmelita, 1911-1987--1.16
  • Markova, Alicia, Dame, 1910- --2.1
  • Marks, Bruce, 1937- --1.16
  • Martin, John--1.16
  • Moore, Lillian--1.16
  • Morrice, Norman--2.2-3
  • Page, Ruth--2.4
  • Paul, Mimi--2.4
  • Pleasant, Richard, 1909-1961--2.4
  • Primus, Pearl--2.4
  • Rambert, Marie--2.6
  • Robbins, Jerome--2.5
  • Ross, Herb--2.5
  • Shearer, Moira, 1926- --2.7
  • Skeaping, Mary--2.7
  • Somes, Michael, 1917-1994--2.7
  • St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968--2.8-9, 3.1-4
  • Storey, David--2.7
  • Taylor, Paul--3.5
  • Terry, Walter--3.5
  • Tudor, Antony, 1909-1987--3.5
  • Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964--3.5
  • Verdy, Violette, 1933- --3.5
  • Villella, Edward, 1936- --3.5
  • Volkova, Vera--3.5
  • Weidman, Charles--3.6
  • Wigman, Mary, 1886-1973--3.7
  • Williams, Stanley, 1925-1997--3.6