Series List – OHIO University Libraries






Moving Images

Personal Library


Press and Promotion

Sound Recording



Archives & Special Collections

Series Descriptions & Container List

  • 1. Administrative Series
    The Administrative series consists of three sub series: Itineraries, Management files, and Foundation Correspondence. The series is arranged by artist and chronologically. Itineraries document the dates and places of performances, dance festivals and residencies. Management files document business aspects of the dance companies and include contracts, technical specifications for performance venues, touring leads, and correspondence. Foundation Correspondence includes letters and communications about performances, teaching engagements, television appearances and publications.

4.3 Streamed Media Descriptions (PDF)

  • 5. Personal Library
    The Personal Library series consists of three sub series: Magazines, Books, and Other Materials. The magazine sub series includes titles on dance, theater and dance company publications. The books sub series includes handmade books, books on art, music and dance. Languages include Spanish, French, Japanese and English. Other materials include a scrap book, illustrations, DVD’s and theses published about Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis

    • 5.3 Other
  • 9. Miscellaneous Series
    The Costumed Figurines series consist of 13 wooden costumed figures constructed by Frank Garcia, costume designer for the Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis dance companies. They depict the choreographic works by Alwin Nikolais. The figurines were used in the opening segment of the “World of Alwin Nikolais” video series.
  • 10. Supplement: Materials From Other DonorsItems in this series relate to the Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance Collection. They are not part of the collection materials deposited by Murray Louis. These materials were donated by other people who collected information about dance companies, American Modern Dance, dance education, and performances. The series consists of materials from Ruth Grauert, the Alwin Nikolais Dance Theatre company manager, Shirley Wimmer and Gladys Bailin, former Directors of the School of Dance at Ohio University, Helen Priest Rogers, a dance educator from Ohio State University, and Sheppard Black, former Special Collections Librarian at Ohio University Libraries.