Correspondence, dance theatre programmes, articles and notes of Shirley Wimmer, dancer, choreographer, scholar and director of dance institutions.
Shirley Wimmer Collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 1701 D3
- Dates of Creation1946-1987
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 box
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Shirley Wimmer was a dancer and dance scholar of international renown. She studied under some of the historical legends of dance including Martha Hill, Hanya Holm, Louis Horst, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman and Jose Limon. She held teaching and administrative posts at such universities as University of California Los Angeles, Connecticut College, the State University of New York Cortland, University of Michigan, and Mills College. In 1969 Wimmer founded the School of Dance at Ohio University.
This collection has been catalogued into the following series:
- A Correspondence, letters and cards, 1963-1987, 13 items
- B Articles, journals, newspaper cuttings, 1945-1966, 8 items
- C Scripts and programmes, 1952-1987, 3 items
- D Notes, 1948-1965, 4 items
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Other Finding Aids
This Collection has been fully catalogued on to the Laban Archive catalogue
Description compiled by Jane Fowler, Archivist.
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No further accruals are expected.