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Title
Pearl Lang papers Pearl Lang papers, 1908-2008 (bulk 1945-2002).
Type
Mixed Material
Subject
Lang, Pearl, 1921-2009.
Lang, Pearl, 1921-2009--Archives.
Lang, Pearl, 1921-2009--Correspondence.
Lang, Pearl, 1921-2009--Photographs.
Cole, Miriam.
Graham, Martha.
Graham, Martha--Correspondence.
Taylor, Paul, 1930-2018.
Tetley, Glen.
Wiseman, Joseph.
Pearl Lang Dance Theater.
Juilliard School.
Lahaḳat ha-maḥol Bat-Shevaʻ
Martha Graham Dance Company.
Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.
Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance.
Modern dance--United States.
Dancers--United States.
Women dancers--United States.
Choreographers--United States.
Women choreographers--United States.
Dance teachers--United States.
Dance--Study and teaching--United States.
Choreography--United States.
Dance--Technique.
Modern dance--Study and teaching--United States.
Dance companies--United States.
Music--Manuscripts--United States.
Dancers--Photographs.
Dance in motion pictures, television, etc.--United States.
Arts fund raising--United States.
And joy is my witness (Choreographic work : Lang)
At this point in time or place (Choreographic work : Lang)
Apasionada (Choreographic work : Lang)
Black marigolds (Choreographic work : Lang)
I never saw another butterfly (Choreographic work : Lang)
Legend (Choreographic work : Lang)
Moonsung (Choreographic work : Lang)
Moonways and dark tides (Choreographic work : Lang)
Nightflight (Choreographic work : Lang)
Persephone (Choreographic work : Lang)
Possessed (Choreographic work : Lang)
Rites (Choreographic work : Lang)
Sharjuhm (Choreographic work : Lang)
Shirah (Choreographic work : Lang)
Song of Deborah (Choreographic work : Lang, P)
Tailor's Megillah (Choreographic work : Lang)
Time is out of joint (Choreographic work : Lang)
Tongues of fire (Choreographic work : Lang)
Two passover celebrations (Choreographic work : Lang)
Windsung (Choreographic work : Lang)
Dance--United States.
Jewish dance.
Songs, Yiddish.
Yiddish language.
Yiddish literature.
Genre Form
Articles.
Awards.
Clippings (Information artifacts)
Contracts.
Correspondence.
Lecture notes.
Lectures.
Notes.
Photographic prints.
Posters.
Programs (Documents)
Promotional materials.
Scores.
Scrapbooks.
Writings.
Language
English
English
Yiddish
In English and Yiddish
Geographic Coverage
United States
Classification
LCC: ML31 .L358 (Source: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2014572403
Summary
The collection contains personal correspondence, business papers, awards, interviews, lectures, writings on Lang, Yiddish poetry, periodicals, press releases, promotional materials (such as posters, clippings, and programs), photographs, music scores, and notes on choreography, teaching, and music. The collection also includes choreographic notes, photographs, programs, and other materials relating to Martha Graham. The materials in the Pearl Lang Papers pertain to people in both her professional and personal life including many choreographers, writers, composers, critics, Yiddish intellectuals, Graham company dancers, and family members, as well as grant applications, contracts, and production information involving the Pearl Lang Dance Theatre and Pearl Lang Dance Foundation.
Significant correspondence include letters between Lang and choreographer Agnes de Mille; dance critics John Martin, Tobi Tobias, Ernestine Stodelle, Clive Barnes, Walter Terry, Wendy Perron, and Anna Kisselgoff; dance pioneer Ted Shawn; diplomat Adlai Stevenson; critic and playwright John Gassner; benefactor Bethsabée (Batsheva) de Rothschild; composer Louis Ballard; writer Bel Kaufman; and Israeli artist Dani Karavan. The Business Papers series includes Lang's correspondence and involvement with various Jewish organizations including Workmen's Circle, the National Yiddish Book Center, Congress for Jewish Culture, and the yearly readings commemorating writer Sholem Aleichem. Business Papers also includes grant applications, the bulk of which are for the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. Interview and Lecture files contain notes associated with the event or lecture, some of which are in Yiddish. Highlights include speeches at events celebrating the lives of Alvin Ailey, Aaron Copland, Martha Hill, Martha Graham, Agnes de Mille, and Wolf Younin.
Writings by Lang and by Others includes full periodicals, dissertations and academic essays relating to Martha Graham or Jewish dance and sent to Lang, fan poems, and drafts of books by Agnes de Mille, Daniel Nagrin, and Ernestine Stodelle. There are also several Dance magazine articles by Tobi Tobias. Yiddish Writings by Others includes photocopied clippings of poetry and stories by renowned Yiddish writers Itzik Manger, I. L. Peretz, and Sholem Aleichem as well as issues of the Yiddish publication Zukunft. Publicity and Promotional Materials series includes press releases, flyers, and about forty posters. All of the materials relate to either Lang as an individual or her company. The Clippings series documents Lang's career as well as those of her husband Joseph Wiseman and dancers Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, José Limón, and Merce Cunningham.
The Programs series is organized by year from 1928-2008 with undated programs at the end. The series includes programs from Lang's own company, the Martha Graham company, and many other dance venues primarily in New York City. The Choreographic and Teaching Notes series is split into four subseries: Pearl Lang Choreography, Martha Graham Choreography, Technique Teaching (organized by date), and Miscellaneous Notes (general, Yiddish, and miscellaneous). The Photographs series is organized first alphabetically by choreography title, with personal and family photos, photos of Martha Graham, and other unidentified performance photos listed at the end. The Music series includes scores for her choreography projects as well as others of personal interest. Many of the scores are annotated with cues, marks for interpretation and edits that align the music with the choreography, and choreographic notes. Song lyrics, primarily for Yiddish songs, are also included, as are Lang's informal notes on performers, recordings, music compositions, and other jottings.
Authorized Access Point
Lang, Pearl, 1921-2009. Pearl Lang papers, 1908-2008 (bulk 1945-2002)
Authorized Access Point Variant
Wiseman, Martha G., Pearl Lang papers, 1908-2008 (bulk 1945-2002)