1430 items (5 boxes, 2.5 linear feet).
Organized into the following series: I. Photographs, 1945-1997, II. Programs, 1923-1989, III. Clippings and Printed Material, 1943-1991, IV. Music, 1952, V. Writings by Miriam Cole, 1950-1990s, VI. Miscellany, 1952-1993.
The collection includes photographs, programs and promotional materials, business papers, clippings and articles, unpublished writings and notes, dance history and choreographic notes, contracts, and music scores for her choreography. Together they document a portion of the career of modern dancer and choreographer Miriam Cole. Much of the material relates to Cole's association with the Graham company: photographs, programs, scrapbook pages, articles, and other items documenting the Graham European tour in 1954 are especially plentiful. Cole was also a member of the Wisconsin Dance Group, a company of five graduates of the University of Wisconsin, and her papers contain photographs and other items relating to the Group's tours. The collection is divided into six series.
Miriam "Mimi" Levinsohn Cole (b. July 11, 1926, in Brooklyn, N.Y.; d. Dec. 6, 2012, in Arlington, Va.) was an American dancer and choreographer who performed solo as well as with the Martha Graham Dance Company and other contemporaries.
Open to research.
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Miriam Cole Papers, Music Division, Library of Congress.
Certain restrictions to use or copying of materials may apply.
Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.
Collection material in English.
Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Performing Arts Reading Room and at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/eadmus.mu016009.