Shirley Wimmer Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence, dance theatre programmes, articles and notes of Shirley Wimmer, dancer, choreographer, scholar and director of dance institutions.

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

Access Information

Temporarily closed to the public.

Acquisition Information

No information available, assume Shirley Wimmer.

Other Finding Aids

This Collection has been fully catalogued on to the Laban Archive catalogue

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Jane Fowler, Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies can be made according to copyright law and depending on the condition of the documents. Please consult the Archivist.

Appraisal Information

None recorded.

Custodial History

None recorded.


No further accruals are expected.