Loie Fuller papers

Collection Data

Description
The bulk of this collection consists of the manuscript, in English, of the French translation of Loie Fuller's autobiography published by F. Juven in Paris in 1908. In stylistically different English from the manuscript, the French translation was published by H. Jenkins in London in 1913. The French edition was called Quinze ans de ma vie, and the English edition was called Fifteen years of a dancer's life. The manuscript is arranged according to the order of the English edition and is lacking only chapter 11 and sections of chapters 6 and 21. It covers a few childhood events but primarily the events of the years from 1892-1907, including experiences with Isadora Duncan (folder 20) who is not identified by name. The published English version of the autobiography loses some of the stylistic idiosyncrasies of the author's original manuscript. The published manuscript is followed by material, mostly anecdotal, and unpublished, meant for the autobiography; outline plans for a second volume and material which would have become a part of it; two essays, America and Americans and The Boston blue-stocking; a legal document releasing her from a contract with Charles A. Hoyt and Charles W. Thomas in 1892; programs, including a holograph paste-up of her first performance in Kiel, undated, and a flyer-program presenting Gertrud Von Axen to Boston (?), undated; 12 photographs of Loie Fuller; 30 photographs of friends, admirers and fellow dancers, including Gertrud Von Axen and Dick Fuller (possibly a niece); and a portfolio of 23 watercolors presented to her by students of the Beaux-Arts on the occasion of her 550th performance in Paris, March 24, 1895.
Names
Fuller, Loie, 1862-1928 (Creator)
Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division (Funder)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1892 - 1913
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: (S) *MGZMC-Res. 5
Topics
Dancers -- Correspondence, reminiscences, etc
Fuller, Loie, 1862-1928
Genres
Manuscripts
writings
Photographs
Drawings
Notes
Content: Approx. no. of items: 47 folders, 1 slipcase (704 items)
Additional physical form: Use microfilm, *ZBD-112. Holograph, ms., and typescript
Publications: Most of the autobiographical material published in Paris under title, Quinze ans de ma vie, F. Juven, 1908, and in London under title, Fifteen years of a dancer's life, H. Jenkins, 1913
Content: English manuscript for the French edition of the autobiography published in 1908 and considerably different in style from the English edition published in 1913, but lacking only chapter 11 and sections of chapters 6 and 21, and arranged in the order of the English edition. Covers a few childhood events but primarily the events of the years from 1892-1907, including experiences with Isadora Duncan (folder 20) who is not identified by name, and her friendship with Gabrielle Bloch
Content: The collection also includes unpublished material originally intended for the autobiography; outline plans for a second volume of memoirs and material which would have become a part of it; two essays; a legal document releasing her from a contract with Charles A. Hoyt and Charles W. Thomas in 1892; programs, including a paste-up of her first performance in Kiel and a program presenting Gertrud Von Axen to Boston; 11 photographs of Loie Fuller; 30 photographs of friends and admirers, and dancers Gertrud Von Axen and Dick Fuller; and a portfolio of 24 watercolors presented to her on the occasion of her 550th performance in Paris, March 24, 1895, by students of the Beaux-Arts
Physical Description
Extent: 47 folders (679 items), 1 slipcase (25 items)
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12176972
MSS Unit ID: 19638
Archives collections id: archives_collections_19638
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2be44660-e51b-0136-a562-02f697c80207
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