MS 2583 Fox Ethnology
Peters, Sam, 1885-
Contents: Text and translations. Thunder gens; War dance; Bear gens; Owl dance; (Mamasa) Bear gens; Sakamagewa Pack. English translation first 12 pages/ Religion dance.
Photographs of Sun Dance and Omaha Dance taken on Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota
MS 3063 Notes on the Buffalo dance of the Bear gens
MS 4381 Transcriptions of Arapaho songs
Nettl, Bruno, 1930-
Duplicated transcriptions of Arapaho songs collected by Mr. Z. Salzmann, of Indiana University. They accompanied a paper read recently at a meeting of the Musicological Society at Michigan State College. The following titles are represented: Wolf Dance Song; Rabbit Dance Song; Sun Dance Song; Round Dance Song; Soldierʹs Song; Skybird …
MS 3109 Fox texts
Peters, Jim, 1866-
Typewritten translation of the Thunder dance of the Bear gens by Dr Michelson (Submitted for publication January 27, 1928). Translated by H. Powshiek.
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-2013
Jack Mitchell (1925- 2013) was an acclaimed photographer who began chronicling the work of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1961. Alvin Ailey (1931- 1989), one of the most influential African American choreographers of modern dance, dedicated himself and his dance company to creating ballets that not only accelerated the careers of young African American dancers, but also stole the attention of national and international audiences in displaying the racial perspective of dance in the African American experience. This collection serves as Mitchell's documentation of the dance company's evolution while capturing the true idiosyncrasies and physicality of movement through still images. Through Alvin Ailey and Jack Mitchell's partnership, they were able to collaborate and produce a unique production of art, fusing the meaning and movements of dance and the techniques of photography.
MS 4398 Materials relating to The Iroquois Eagle Dance, an Offshoot of the Calumet Dance, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 156
Smith, Ernest, 1907-1975 (Seneca)
Includes: 1. Correspondence and notes on the eagle dance. Ca. 1937-1951. 2. Plates 1-28, Bull. 156 and figures 1 and 2. 3. (In oversize file) Two original paintings by Ernest Smith, Seneca. Published in Bull. 156 (Copy Negatives 43,792 and 43,792-A) 4. First draft and author's final draft of manuscript. For disposal when Bull. 156 published. Date destroyed: November 9, 1953. 5. Negative of portrait …
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 18: Dance
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 18, Dance contains approximately 3,330 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards dance in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.
Hawaiian and Tahitian Dance film collection
1 roll motion picture film, approx. 800 feet, of Pat Wiggin Bacon, Pele Pukui and Mary Kawena Pukui dancing hula, made by George Bacon in 1943. 6 rolls motion picture film on Tahitian dance by Dr. Douglas Campbell in 1937. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect …