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Barbara Mettler Papers, 1931-2002
23 boxes, 2 oversize flat boxes ( 30 linear ft.)
Collection number: MG7

Abstract:
Barbara Mettler, dancer, dance educator, author, and film and video producer, developed her own style of modern dance which emphasized improvisation. The collection documents the activities of Mettler's professional life of over sixty years, including records of Mettler Studios and the Tucson Creative Dance Center. It contains extensive documentation of Mettler's teaching, including records of courses and workshops, published books and articles, and photographs, films and videotapes.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

No access restrictions, except for physical condition of fragile materials.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright restrictions: Copyright of all published material held by the donor. Copyright of unpublished material will be held by the donor until January 2013, at which time it will become the property of Hampshire College.

Hampshire College Archives

Biographical Note

Barbara Mettler, dancer, dance educator, author, and film and video producer, developed her own style of modern dance which emphasized improvisation. Her core principles were beauty, freedom and democracy. Dance was conceived as a fundamental human activity, of which all people are capable, as opposed to an elite, choreographed, performance art. She taught widely, to diverse lay people, including adults, children, and the handicapped, primarily from her own Mettler Studios. Her students later formed the International Association for Creative Dance to carry the principles of her work forward.

Barbara Mettler was born on March 12, 1907 in Chicago, Ill. She attended Smith College, and studied dance with Mary Wigman in Dresden, Germany from 1931-33. Upon returning from Germany, she taught dance in New York City from 1934-40, and moved to Sanbornton, then Meredith, NH where she taught summer workshops in converted barn studios from 1941-1953. From 1943-46 she taught dance at Keuka College in upstate New York. In 1953-54, she toured the east coast with a small dance troupe in a converted bus. In later years she often toured with a small group of advanced students. Mettler taught in the Boston area until 1961, when she moved to Arizona, where she taught at Arizona State College in Flagstaff and the University of Arizona. She established the Tucson Creative Dance Center in 1963, where she taught summer and winter workshops. In 1979, at the request of a student, she taught at the School of Sport Science at the National University in San Jose, Costa Rica, studying Spanish in order to be able to communicate more effectively. She was also invited to teach workshops around the U.S. and in Europe. Throughout her career, Mettler wrote books and articles and produced films and videotapes detailing her methods of dance instruction. Barbara Mettler died in 2002.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection documents the activities of Mettler's professional life of over sixty years, including records of Mettler Studios and the Tucson Creative Dance Center. It contains extensive documentation of Mettler's teaching, including records of courses and workshops, published books and articles, and photographs, films and videotapes. It documents the development of Mettler's philosophy of dance in early notebooks and theoretical material. It also traces the historical evolution of her improvisational group performance style through records of group tours and performances. The collection also documents her close relationship with her students as well as her dance outreach efforts.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

No access restrictions, except for physical condition of fragile materials.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright restrictions: Copyright of all published material held by the donor. Copyright of unpublished material will be held by the donor until January 2013, at which time it will become the property of Hampshire College.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Mettler, Barbara. The Barbara Mettler Papers, 1931-2002. Archives, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 01002

History of the Collection

After visiting Hampshire College with long-time student Nancy Lob in 1994, Barbara Mettler decided to leave her archival collection to the college in her will. After her death in 2002, the bequest was made by the Barbara Mettler Trust in 2003.

Custodial history:

The collection was shipped to Hampshire College from the Tucson Creative Dance Center in sections from 2003 to 2005.

Processing Information

It was processed (using acid-free folders) and organized by Hampshire College archivist Susan Dayall. Obsolete AV formats such as 3/4" videocassette and open reel audiotape were copied to more usable formats such as DVD and audiocassette, but the originals were retained as well. The finding aid was completed in 2006.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Jimi Jones
Hampshire College Image, Sound and Text Archives
Johnson Library Center
Hampshire College
Amherst, MA 01002

Phone: (413) 559-5761
Fax: (413) 559-5419

Email: jljones@hampshire.edu
URL: http://www.hampshire.edu/library/index_archives.htm
Language
The collection is primarily in English , but includes some material in Spanish and German .

Contents List



The series contains files about Barbara Mettler herself, including resumes, newsletters, files of quotations, and health concerns. Most are current to 1993, and include works in progress at the time of her death. The file "Diabetes" goes back to the 1950s, and the "History" file was compiled by Barbara Mettler from earlier files. In alphabetical order.




Includes several outlines for teaching classes and a large file on musical instruments. In alphabetical order.




Business files for Mettler Studios, including articles of incorporation and other legal documents, a large file on "Dance Suits" made to Mettler's specifications and sold to attendees at her Tucson studio workshops. In alphabetical order.




Files include a copyright file with certificates for published material, files for individual works containing handwritten notes, correspondence, reviews, and narration scripts. Includes a printed outline for the 1978 Summer Course video set. There is also a file on husband Allan Hammer's films. The series is arranged by format, then alphabetically.




Contains books, then articles, each in chronological order, as well as a set of brochures. The book "Dance as an element of life"(1983) is autobiographical, but not identical to the two "Autobiographical sketches" (1980-81) which may be unpublished. The article by Joanna Cashman (1998) is biographical, and the book, "Creative dance for children" (1954) is by one of Mettler's students who took notes as Mettler taught her first group of children. Brochures include mailings, advertisements and registration forms for workshops held at the Tucson Creative Dance Center, 1974-1981.




Several files of student cards and letters followed by folders filed alphabetically. Some individual persons and businesses, most in large files by letters of the alphabet. In addition to correspondence, many files have handwritten teaching notes by Mettler for individual tutorials. Also of note is a file of correspondence with Mary Wigman, Mettler's first dance teacher in Dresden, Germany.

1931-1941


After returning from Germany, Mettler established a school in New York City where she taught from 1934-1941. Files include brochures for the new school, handwritten and typed notes from talks and demonstrations, and a notebook of production material for performances, arranged chronologically.

1941-1953


Mettler and her husband Allan Hammer moved to New Hampshire (Sanbornton, then Meredith) to establish the Mettler Farm Studio from 1941-1953. Files contain notes, clippings and descriptions of the program, files for the summer school by year from 1942-1953, as well as several notebooks of teaching and theoretical material. There are also notes on the audiotape recordings made in the summer of 1953. Files are alphabetical and chronological within sections.

1944-1946


Mettler taught dance there from 1944-1946, forming a short-lived Department of Expressive Movement. This department, which took the place of a traditional sports and recreation department, ultimately proved unpopular at this small women's college in upstate New York. The files contain notes, teaching outlines and texts, press releases and reference material from a notebook containing notes and clippings on dance relating to the senses and scientific studies of dance.

1938-1953


This dance group spans the New York--New Hampshire years. Originating in the New York studio, the group continued under Mettler's tutelage and exchanged detailed letters and reports. In chronological order.

1953-54


After Allan Hammer's death, Barbara Mettler took a small dance group of core students on the road in a converted bus down the U.S. East Coast to Florida. The group gave demonstrations and performances of improvisational dance in colleges and other venues. The files consist of notes, correspondence and transcripts of talks in alphabetical order.

1947-1971


These files include records of workshops and short courses in the Boston area and (after 1961) Tucson area, also the East Coast and Midwest. A number of courses were taught through the Physical Education Departments of Arizona State College and Arizona State University. Also included are children's workshops and teacher training. In chronological order.

1973-1995


After establishing the Tucson Creative Dance Center, Mettler offered intensive summer courses almost every year from 1973-1993. The files, in chronological order, contain brochures and student mailings, class lists, correspondence, sometimes class photographs (especially in later years), and extensive handwritten notes on class sessions.

1986-1995


Variously titled Winter Workshop, Training Program, Winter Course, these sessions took place between 1986 and 1994, but were not offered every year. These programs were for continuing students, and offered intensive study and practice teaching as well as perfomance. Students successfully completing two six week sessions received a certificate from Mettler Studios. Files contain mailings, class lists, correspondence, reports, and handwritten notes. In chronological order.

1967-1993


These files document single session and short-duration workshops, talks, demonstrations, and performances at the Tucson Creative Dance Center. Some of the files include a number of programs from a given time period, such as the Free-for-all, an annual event to which Barbara Mettler invited Tucson residents of all ages to participate in creative dance. Files contain publicity, correspondence, notes and sometimes written reports. In chronological order.

1976-1981


Records of the Dance Company based in Tucson include performances in the Tucson area as well as tours further afield. A new company was formed each year and trained intensively, being paid for full-time work. Also includes records of the project "Dance Company in the Schools" (1979-1981), which was grant-funded by Arizona and Tucson arts and educational organizations and provided performances and workshops in Arizona public schools. In chronological order.

1979-1992


In 1979, Barbara Mettler was invited to teach at the Escuela de Ciencias del Deporte at the Univesidad Nacional de Costa Rica by a student who had attended her summer intensive workshop in 1977. Mettler studied Spanish in order to be able to teach more effectively. This was the beginning of a long-term relationship with her "beloved Costa Rica". In 1980, she began to make fall tours of Europe, teaching in a variety of venues. The files consist of correspondence, publicity, handwritten notes and transcripts of talks, many in Spanish or German. In chronological order.

1971-1994


This series includes files for workshops and short courses in the U.S. outside the Tucson area. They took place in many venues including colleges, universities, institutes and conferences. They include work with the handicapped/disabled (physically or mentally) and on Indian reservations. Files include correspondence, publicity, notes and reports. In chronological order.

1933-1991


These notebooks contain press clippings, studio mailings and flyers, and other memorabilia. There are also scrapbooks of appreciation from students in particular courses, including one from Costa Rica. One from the 1930s is oversize (and separately boxed) and the pages are very brittle.

1931-1990


This series contains photographs, mainly prints, though some negatives and contact prints are present. The file includes both snapshots and professional photography, with the photographer usually identified on the file or the back of the photo. There is an extensive collection of snapshots from the years in New Hampshire. Most of the professional photography is of the dance group or Barbara Mettler herself. There are a number of files of photographs selected for the published books. In approximate chronological order.




This series contains audiovisual material in various formats produced by Mettler Studios. Barbara Mettler was an early advocate for the use of film and later video in dance instruction. The 16 mm films in the collection are in excellent condition. Most were produced as teaching films and distributed by Mettler Studios. The first major set of videotapes is the 1978 Summer Course, documenting each class period of the basic and advanced summer courses taught at the Tucson Creative Dance Center. This set was received on 3/4" videocassettes, and was copied to DVD in the summer of 2003. A second major set is from the summer of 1986. These unedited VHS tapes are from a failed project with a videographer to make a marketable video, and the set is incomplete. Of the other videotapes in the collection, some document performances or are edited teaching videos, while others are video copies of some of the films produced by Mettler Studios.

Audio tapes were received in two forms, as open reel and as cassette tapes. Open reel audio tapes were copied from the original format in various speeds to audio cassette tapes in 2004. The quality of these recordings is rather poor, with a good deal of ambient noise. Each listing is transcribed directly from the information on the original box. One major set is the Tour Story tapes (#1-#8) which concern the 1955 Dance Group tour down the East Coast and back through the Midwest. There is also a set of tapes from the New Hampshire summer school in 1953 (#22-#34). Many of the other tapes demonstrate handmade musical instruments and vocalizations, or are tapes of workshops or discussions. All date from the New Hampshire period. The tapes received as cassettes include an incomplete autobiographical interview, and other discussions as well as music. Transcripts of some of the tapes are filed in a folder in the same box.




This series contains artworks collected by Barbara Mettler. She was a friend of Fairfield Porter, and there are three signed works by him, as well as some unsigned landscapes. Other works picture Barbara Mettler herself. Also included are a set of photographs of Mettler dancers by photographer Bill Sears, enlarged and mounted on hardboard.

Contents List
SERIES 1. PERSONAL FILES



Barbara's Dances


Box 1
Barbara Mettler - resume


Box 1
Black scarf, worn by Barbara Mettler in her hair.


Box 1
Dance for anyone anywhere (article and notes)


Box 1
Diabetes


Box 1
Environmental Concerns


Box 1
Future (correspondence and projects), 1993


Box 1
Future writing - Research, theory


Box 1
Governor's Arts Award, 1993


Box 1
Health care


Box 1
History 1930-1968


Box 1
Indians


Box 1
Mettler newsletters


Box 1
Miscellaneous


Box 1
New articles (to be written)


Box 1
Performance


Box 1
Personal


Box 1
Quotations


Box 1
Spiritual References


Box 1
3 Year Study Program, 1989


Box 1
Tribute from students


Box 1
Tucson


Box 1
SERIES 2. TEACHING MATERIAL



Certificate


Box 1
Creative dance: twenty half hour lessons for high school students. 1973


Box 1
Creative movement and dance: material for teachers of children. 1981


Box 1
Dance Company - teaching material


Box 1
Musical Instruments


Box 1
Study material for studio dance work


Box 1
Teaching Outlines


Box 1
Teaching Material


Box 1
SERIES 3. METTLER STUDIOS



Arizona Arts Organizations


Box 1
Arizona State University


Box 1
Board of Directors Meetings Mettler Studios, Inc.


Box 1
Bulletin Board Material


Box 1
Children's Classes


Box 1
Class Inquiries


Box 1
Dance magazine ads


Box 1
Dance Organizations


Box 1
Dance Suits


Box 1
Donations (to studio)


Box 1
Film Showings


Box 1
Grant Applications


Box 1
Fundraising I


Box 1
Fundraising II


Box 1
Harvard Univ. Theatre Collection


Box 1
Housing - U of Arizona, 1970-1980


Box 1
Insurance


Box 1
Legal Documents - Mettler Studios


Box 1
Legal Status


Box 1
Masters - Mettler articles and outlines


Box 1
Masters - Mettler history


Box 1
New Article Collection


Box 1
New York Public Library Dance Collection


Box 1
Outreach


Box 1
Press Clippings


Box 1
Press Releases


Box 2
Printing


Box 2
Release Contracts


Box 2
Student Work (studio history)


Box 2
Studio Signs


Box 2
Summer School Manager's Instructions and Reports


Box 2
Summer School Student Lists, 1975-1989


Box 2
Taliesin West


Box 2
Tucson Arts Organizations


Box 2
Tucson Creative Dance Center Architects Specifications, 1962


Box 2
Tucson Creative Dance Center Photograph and brochure


Box 2
SERIES 4. FILES ON FILMS, VIDEOS, SOUND RECORDINGS, BOOKS



Copyright


Box 2
Videotapes - General


Box 2
Video: Baby Dance, 1988


Box 2
Videotape Summer Course, 1978 Outlines


Box 2
Videotapes, 1978 Notes


Box 2
Video: The Language of Movement, 1984


Box 2
Film Business


Box 2
Film Showings


Box 2
Future Films


Box 2
Allan Hammer Films


Box 2
1977 Company Film


Box 2
Film: Gene Einfrank/Paul Rubin


Box 2
Film: Group Dance Improvisation


Box 2
Film: A New Direction in Dance


Box 2
Sound Recordings: Student Made Instruments


Box 2
Bibliographies


Box 2
Book: Children's Book


Box 2
Book: This is the Child


Box 2
Book: Dance as an Element of Life


Box 2
Books - Request for


Box 2
SERIES 5. PUBLISHED MATERIAL



BOOKS


Box 2
Eastman, Marcia. Creative dance for children: Barbara Mettler teaching a series of introductory classes at Meadowbrook Camp. Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, 1954


Box 2
Mettler, Barbara and June Warner. Basic dance on a college level: workshop given at Goddard College. Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, 1956.


Box 2
Mettler, Barbara. This is creative dance! : a picture book. Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, 1962.


Box 2
Mettler, Barbara. Ten articles on dance by Barbara Mettler.Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, [1966?]


Box 2
Mettler, Barbara. Children's creative dance book. Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, 1970.


Box 2
Mettler, Barbara. Basic movement exercises. Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, 1973.


Box 2
Mettler, Barbara. Group dance improvisations. Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, 1975.


Box 2
Mettler, Barbara. Creative dance in kindergarten. Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, 1976.


Box 2
Mettler, Barbara. Materials of dance as a creative art activity. Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, 1960, 1979.


Box 3
Mettler, Barbara. The nature of dance as a creative art activity. Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, 1980.


Box 3
Mettler, Barbara. Tanz als lebenselement. Zurich: Verlag Musikhaus Pan AG, 1983.


Box 3
Mettler, Barbara. Dance as an element of life. Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, 1983. (translation of previous title)


Box 3
Mettler, Barbara. Kreativer tanz mit kindern. Zurich: Verlag Musikhaus Pan AG, 1984. (translation of Children's creative dance book)


Box 3
ARTICLES


Box 3
[Mettler?], Barbara. Revolutionary dancing. Eteenpain. v. 14(59), Mar. 13, 1934.


Box 3
Mettler, Barbara. The relation of dance to the visual arts. Journal of aesthetics and art criticism. 5(4), March 1947.


Box 3
Mettler, Barbara. Arena or proscenium arch? Dance Production, 1956.


Box 3
Mettler, Barbara. Modern dance or show business? Dance Observer. May 1952.


Box 3
Mettler, Barbara. Improvisation: the most creative approach to dace. Dance Magazine. July 1966.


Box 3
Mettler, Barbara. The art of body movement. 1946, revised 1973.


Box 3
Mettler, Barbara. Creative dance - art or therapy? 1973, copyright 1976.


Box 3
Mettler, Barbara. Group movement expression. CORD Dance Research Monograph One, 1971-72, c1973.


Box 3
Mettler, Barbara. Dancer in a democracy. 1980.


Box 3
Mettler, Barbara. Autobiographical sketch 1: a dancer's history. 1980.


Box 3
Mettler, Barbara. Autobiographical sketch 2: artist or educator? 1981.


Box 3
Mettler, Barbara. The language of movement. Written for the Conference on Research in Dance, Mexico City, Dec. 5-8, 1985, copyright 1988.


Box 3
Mettler, Barbara. What is dance? Presented at the Master Teacher Preparation Institute, New York University, June 1987. Copyright 1988.


Box 3
The work of Barbara Mettler: teaching materials for creative dance (brochure). 1993.


Box 3
Cashman, Joanna. The legacy of Barbara Mettler: the making of a kinesthetic community. Contact Quarterly 23(2):53-57. Summer/Fall 1998.


Box 3
BROCHURES


Box 3
Brochures, 1974-1976


Box 3
Brochures, 1977-1979


Box 3
Brochures, 1980-1981


Box 3
SERIES 6. CORRESPONDENCE



Student cards and letters 1970-1979


Box 3
Student cards and letters 1980-1989


Box 3
Student cards and letters 1990-1999


Box 3
Student cards and letters 2000-2002


Box 3
Student cards and letters undated


Box 3
Student Recommendations


Box 3
A


Box 3
Arizona Daily Star


Box 3
B


Box 3
Barneetz, Don + Dottie


Box 3
Bishop, Martina


Box 3
Bradley, Robert F.


Box 3
Brehm, Mary Ann


Box 3
Busch, Catherine A.


Box 3
C


Box 3
Canner, Norma


Box 3
Carbo, Michael


Box 3
Cardasis, Peter


Box 3
Carbo, Will


Box 3
Chadwick, Cindy


Box 3
Conejo, Clemencia


Box 3
Costa Rica


Box 3
Cross-Cultural Dance Resources, Inc.


Box 3
D


Box 3
E


Box 3
Einfrank, Gene


Box 3
Ellis, Barbara


Box 3
El Salvador


Box 3
Ellis, Franklin


Box 3
Erickson, Joan


Box 3
F


Box 3
Fitzgerald, Rachel


Box 3
Forrell, Gene and Mildred (Gaby)


Box 3
G


Box 3
H


Box 4
Hanna, Judith Lynne


Box 4
I, J


Box 4
Isbell Printing Co.


Box 4
Johnston, Charles


Box 4
K


Box 4
Keller, Walter


Box 4
Knusel, Zusi Pfenninger


Box 4
Kurath, Gertrude


Box 4
L


Box 4
Lob, Nancy


Box 4
M


Box 4
Magnus, Brad


Box 4
Mahler, Madeleine


Box 4
Marszal, Margaret


Box 4
Meder, Daniel


Box 4
Miller, Cora A.


Box 4
Miller, Roslyn


Box 4
N, O


Box 4
P, Q


Box 4
Phifer, Paula Peterson


Box 4
R


Box 4
Robotham, Jean


Box 4
Rowe, Patricia


Box 4
Russia (U.S.S.R.)


Box 4
S


Box 4
Sorell, Walter


Box 4
Strano, Marietta


Box 4
T


Box 4
Troise, Anne


Box 4
Tuel, Yoko


Box 4
U, V


Box 4
Victor, Doug


Box 4
Welkie, Robert


Box 4
Wells, Garde


Box 4
Whittier, Jim


Box 4
Wigman, Mary


Box 4
X,Y,Z


Box 4
Yungblut, John


Box 4
Zaner-Pearlman


Box 4
SERIES 7. NEW YORK,
1931-1941


Barbara Mettler School of the Dance, New York Brochures ca. 1935


Box 4
Dance Themes - New York


Box 4
Demonstration Talks - NY


Box 4
Door Sign, 1934-1940 139 W. 56th St. New York City


Box 4
Exercises - NY


Box 4
Music Scores, 1931-1940


Box 4
Production material 1935-1939 New York City


Box 4
References - NY


Box 4
Theory - New York


Box 4
SERIES 8. NEW HAMPSHIRE,
1941-1953


Articles - Correspondence


Box 4
Articles for publication


Box 4
Charts, 1942-1950


Box 4
Dance and Music notations


Box 4
Dance Themes


Box 5
Demonstration Material


Box 5
Miscellaneous, NH


Box 5
New Hampshire Farm Studio, 1941-44, Clippings and Notes


Box 5
New Hampshire School - Description and Brochure


Box 5
Outside teaching engagements, 1943


Box 5
Summer School, 1942


Box 5
Summer School, 1943


Box 5
Summer School, 1944


Box 5
Summer School, 1946


Box 5
Professional activities, 1947


Box 5
Summer School, 1948


Box 5
Summer School, 1949


Box 5
Summer School, 1950


Box 5
Summer School, 1951


Box 5
Summer School, 1952


Box 5
Summer School, 1953


Box 5
Summer 1953 - Tape recordings, discussions, Notes


Box 5
Teaching Materials, 1941-44 New Hampshire, Book II


Box 5
Teaching Materials, 1941-44 New Hampshire, Book I


Box 5
Teaching Materials, 1941-44 New Hampshire, Book III


Box 5
Theoretical material, 1942-1950 Diagrams


Box 5
Theoretical Notes, 1951-53


Box 5
WGBH - TV Boston. Proposal for daily television program, 1957


Box 5
SERIES 9. KEUKA COLLEGE,
1944-1946


Work of Our School, 1943-1949


Box 5
Notes, 1941-1947


Box 5
Keuka College - Dance Demonstrations


Box 5
Keuka College - Department of Expressive Movement


Box 5
Keuka College - Press Releases 1944-1946


Box 5
Keuka College - Talks, Reports, Teaching Materials


Box 5
Quotations, Old


Box 5
Reference Material: Tech., Content


Box 5
Reference Material: Form, Force


Box 5
Reference Material: Time, Space, Action


Box 5
Reference Material: Sound


Box 5
Reference Material: Sight


Box 5
Reference Material: Dance, Research


Box 5
SERIES 10. DANCE GROUP,
1938-1953


Student work, 1938-1953 New York and New Hampshire


Box 5
Summer Dance Group, July 1940 - New Hope, PA


Box 5
Barbara Mettler - Personal. Sanbornton, NH, 1940-41


Box 5
Dance Group Diaries, Oct. 30, 1940 - Apr. 5, 1941


Box 5
Dance Group Correspondence and Reports, Summer 1941


Box 5
Dance Group Correspondence Winter 1940-41 (NH-NY)


Box 5
Dance Group Correspondence and Reports 1942-43


Box 5
SERIES 11. DANCE TOUR,
1953-54


Correspondence, 1953-54 Tour (1 of 2)


Box 5
Correspondence, 1953-54 Tour (2 of 2)


Box 5
1953 Dance Group and Tour


Box 5
Dance Tour, 1953-54 Notes


Box 5
Dance Tour, 1953-54 Publicity


Box 5
SERIES 12. WORKSHOPS AND TOURS,
1947-1971


Application for Guggenheim Fellowship, 1946-1947


Box 6
Outline Presented to the Guggenheim Foundation 1947, Book I


Box 6
Outline Presented to the Guggenheim Foundation 1947, Book II


Box 6
Material submitted to Guggenheim Foundation, 1947


Box 6
Demonstrations/Talks 1949-1953


Box 6
Film Showings, 1951-1964


Box 6
Teacher Training 1950-1951


Box 6
Teacher Training Class notes 1951-52


Box 6
Teacher Training Notes by Marcia Eastman, 1951-1953


Box 6
Workshops and Demonstrations, 1954-1959 East Coast


Box 6
Mid-West Tour, Nov. 1958


Box 6
Arizona State College, Flagstaff, Summer 1961


Box 6
Sedona Art Center - Summer 1961


Box 6
Workshops - Arizona Winter 1960-1961


Box 6
Tucson Community School 1961-62


Box 6
Children's Classes - Tucson 1961-62


Box 6
Tucson Community School Adult Classes, 1962


Box 6
Workshop Center for the Arts, Tucson, Oct. 2 - Dec. 4, 1962


Box 6
Sedona Art Center, 1962


Box 6
Arizona Workshops, Classes, Talks, 1962-1966


Box 6
Arizona State University Spring, 1965


Box 6
Indiana State University, June 1966


Box 6
San Diego State College, June 27 - July 1, 1966


Box 6
AAHPER Phoenix, Feb. 1966


Box 6
Mid-West Tour, Fall 1966


Box 6
Children's Demonstrations, 1966-1968


Box 6
Pre-school and teacher training, 1966-1971


Box 6
SERIES 13. SUMMER COURSES,
1973-1995


Summer Course 1973


Box 6
Summer Course 1974


Box 6
Summer Course 1975


Box 6
Summer Course 1976


Box 6
Summer Course 1977


Box 6
Summer Course 1978


Box 6
Summer Course 1979


Box 6
Summer Course 1980


Box 6
Summer Course 1981


Box 7
Summer Course 1982


Box 7
Summer Course 1983


Box 7
Summer Dance Company 1983


Box 7
Summer Course 1984


Box 7
International Summer School 1984


Box 7
International Summer School 1984 - Performances


Box 7
International Summer School 1984 - Costa Rica, visa denials


Box 7
International Summer School 1984 - El Salvador


Box 7
Summer Course 1985


Box 7
Summer Dance Company 1986


Box 7
Summer Course 1987


Box 7
Summer Course 1988


Box 7
Summer Course 1989


Box 7
Summer Course 1990


Box 7
Summer Course 1991


Box 7
Schedule and To Do Lists 1993


Box 7
Summer Course 1995


Box 7
SERIES 14. WINTER COURSES,
1986-1995


Winter Workshop 1986


Box 7
Winter Workshop 1988


Box 7
Training Program, Winter 1989


Box 7
Fundraising for 1989 Winter Training Program


Box 7
Training Program, Winter 1990


Box 7
Winter Course 1991


Box 7
Winter Course 1992


Box 7
Winter Course 1993


Box 7
Winter Course 1994


Box 7
Winter Course 1995


Box 7
SERIES 15. STUDIO WORKSHOPS AND PROGRAMS,
1967-1993


Private lessons


Box 7
Studio Programs, 1967-69


Box 7
Workshops, Demonstrations, Talks 1967-1975


Box 7
Martin Luther King Benefit, January 1969


Box 7
Special Education Teachers, Jan. 27 - May 5, 1969


Box 7
Psychiatric Group, Apr. 21 - May 26 1969


Box 7
Program Reports, 1970-1971


Box 8
Lorna King lecture, Oct. 15, 1971


Box 8
Amphitheater Public Schools Teachers, Feb 12, 1974


Box 8
Studio groups, 1974


Box 8
Workshops, 1979-1980


Box 8
Rhythmizomena, May - June 1980


Box 8
Tucson Hebrew Academy, Mar. 26, 1981


Box 8
Studio Group, 1983


Box 8
American Dance Guild, June 1985


Box 8
Jean Robotham, Jan 13-17, 1986


Box 8
Workshop, Apr. 1986


Box 8
Arizona Illustrated--KUAT, May 1986


Box 8
Walter Sorell lecture, Mar. 20, 1988


Box 8
Studio Group, Feb 18 - June 30, 1988


Box 8
Tucson Jewish Community Center, Sept. 1988


Box 8
Pathways, Sept. 30, 1988


Box 8
Cora's Church Performance, Apr. 16, 1989


Box 8
Open House, Nov. 1989


Box 8
Amity, Dec. 12, 1990 and Oct 22-Nov. 2, 1990


Box 8
Karate group, Mar 3, 1991


Box 8
Smith College Club of Tucson, Mar. 19, 1991


Box 8
Billie Erlings' Group, Apr. 10, 1991


Box 8
Studio Program, Apr. 19 - 21, 1991


Box 8
Children's Workshops, Apr. 1 and May 6, 1992--Roz' second grade class


Box 8
Leslie Wright's group, Fall 1993


Box 8
Free-for-all, 1971 - 78


Box 8
Free-for-all, 1981 - 93


Box 8
SERIES 16. DANCE COMPANY AND TOURS,
1976-1981


Tucson Programs - Dance Company, 1976-1979


Box 8
Dance Company, 1976-77


Box 8
Dance Company, 1977-1978


Box 8
New England Company Dance Tour, 1979


Box 8
New England Tour Correspondence, 1979


Box 8
Dance Company, 1980-81


Box 8
Washington DC - Tour Planning 1980-81


Box 8
California Company Tour 1980 - Planning (tour did not happen)


Box 8
Boston, 1980


Box 8
Boston, 1981


Box 8
DANCE COMPANY IN THE SCHOOLS


Box 8
Dance Company in the Schools, 1979-1981


Box 8
Grant: AZ Commission on the Arts, 1980-81


Box 8
Grant: Tucson Commission on the Arts and Culture, 1980-81


Box 8
Tucson Unified School District


Box 8
SERIES 17. INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS,
1979-1992


Costa Rica, 1979


Box 8
Spanish language - trans. of dance terms


Box 8
Costa Rica, 1980-1986


Box 8
Health concerns, Costa Rica 1982


Box 8
International Seminar Costa Rica, 1982


Box 8
Television programs, Costa Rica 1982


Box 8
Workshop for teachers, Costa Rica 1982


Box 8
Costa Rica, 1987-1992


Box 8
La improvisacion de baile en grupo (trans. by Yvette Citizen) Group Dance Improvisation, 1988


Box 8
Mexico City Conference, 1985


Box 8
Europe, Fall 1980


Box 8
Europe, Fall 1982


Box 8
Europe, Fall 1983


Box 9
Trips not taken, 1980-83: Israel, New Zealand, Curacao


Box 9
SERIES 18. U.S. WORKSHOPS,
1971-1994


Southern Arizona Mental Health Center, Fall 1971


Box 9
Ontario Gymnastic Federation, 1977


Box 9
La Placita Noontime Dance Project, 1979 May


Box 9
Arcosanti, June 1979


Box 9
Boston Area, Spring 1980


Box 9
Boston Area, May 1981


Box 9
Navajo Schools, April 1981


Box 9
Rough Rock (Navajo) School, April 1983


Box 9
Centre for Creative Thought Talk, 1984


Box 9
Speakers Board, Univ. of Arizona, Apr. 17, 1984


Box 9
CORD Conference, Seattle Oct. 17-20, 1986


Box 9
Adage Project, NYU June 1987


Box 9
Accessible Arts, Kansas Nov. 13-14, 1987


Box 9
Kansas State School for the Visually Handicapped, Oct. 10-19, 1988


Box 9
Manhattan, Kansas. Wichita, Kansas Oct. 20-22 1988


Box 9
Tucson Unified School District, Jan. 12, 1989


Box 9
Accessible Arts - Kansas Forum, Mar. 9, 1990


Box 9
Amity Workshop, Mar. 18, 1990


Box 9
Wichita State University, June 1990


Box 9
J.F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA Sept. 21-23, 1990


Box 9
Festival in the Sun, Feb. 17, 1991


Box 9
Pima College Workshop, Oct. 2, 1992


Box 9
Jung Center, Houston, 1992


Box 9
Flagstaff workshop, 9/18/93


Box 9
Lynne McNett (planned for Seattle, 1993)


Box 9
Boston Area, 1994 (including Hampshire College)


Box 9
Texas Group, June 1994


Box 9
SERIES 19. SCRAPBOOKS,
1933-1991


Performances, 1933-1940 [oversize scrapbook in separate box, #10A]


Box 10
Barbara Mettler Dance Group, 1950-51


Box 10
Barbara Mettler Studio (scrapbook), 1951-53


Box 10
Barbara Mettler Dance Group (scrapbook), 1953-60


Box 10
Barbara Mettler (scrapbook), 1961-1965


Box 10
Appreciation Notebook from Students, Summer 1973


Box 10
Tucson Creative Dance Center (scrapbook), 1974-1976


Box 10
Publicity Scrapbook, 1977-1978


Box 10
Scrapbook: Curso de Danza Creativa (Costa Rica), Sept. 1979


Box 10
Studio Scrapbook, 1979-1981


Box 10
Studio Scrapbook, 1982-1986


Box 10
Scrapbook, Classes in Zurich, 1985


Box 10
Scrapbook, 1987-1991


Box 10
SERIES 20. PHOTOGRAPHS,
1931-1990


Selected for videodisc


Box 11
Selected for Book-2 (not for videodisc)


Box 11
Basic Movements - selected for Book 2


Box 11
"Dance for Two" Duet, Cora and June - negatives and proofs


Box 11
Design - Body Movement


Box 11
Drama - Selected for Book 2


Box 11
Drum Quartet, Space Trio, Force Dance, Elbow Dance, Arm Dance - negatives + contacts


Box 11
Force


Box 11
Free movement expression - individual - selected for Book 2


Box 11
Free movement expression - duets, trios - selected for Book 2


Box 11
Sound + Music (selected for Book 2)


Box 11
Miscellaneous unselected


Box 11
June Book photos


Box 11
Photos mounted for display


Box 11
Betsey, Frani - negatives and contacts


Box 11
Book 2 - Negatives and Proofs Allan Hammer


Box 11
Barbara Mettler - Dresden, 1931-1933


Box 11
Allan Hammer and Barbara Mettler ca. 1940?


Box 11
Keuka College, 1944


Box 11
Barbara - New York - Allan Hammer


Box 11
Barbara Mettler Studio, 139 W. 56th St. 2nd floor, New York ca. 1939-40


Box 11
First Summer Course 1939 (outdoors) - New Hope, PA


Box 11
New Hampshire Farm Snapshots, (1), many with annotations


Box 11
New Hampshire Farm Snapshots (2)


Box 11
Hiking in the White Mtns, N.H.


Box 11
First Winter in Sanbornton ca. 1940


Box 11
New Hampshire Studio


Box 11
Barbara Mettler portraits by Allan Hammer, ca. 1950 New Hampshire


Box 11
Barbara - New Hampshire ca. 1950 - Allan Hammer Negatives and contacts


Box 11
New Hampshire - Misc. Allan Hammer


Box 11
Prints made by Renzi from Allan Hammer negatives


Box 11
Boston ca. 1950 photographer Henry Renzi


Box 11
Renzi - Boston - Negatives + contacts


Box 11
Gallaudet College, Fall 1953


Box 11
Tour Bus


Box 11
Film Making - Jacksonville Beach, FL


Box 11
Student-made instruments NH-Boston ca. 1952


Box 11
Barbara Mettler portrait 1953 - Gerda Peterich


Box 11
Photo Collection - 6 prints by Gerda Peterich - for sale in 1955


Box 11
Dance portraits by photographer Gerda Peterich


Box 11
Dance Class, Boston 1959 photographer Henry Renzi


Box 11
Barbara Mettler portrait by Hazel Archer, 1963


Box 11
Flowing Wells Art Class Oct. 1963. photographer, Bill Sears


Box 11
Children - Dec. 1963


Box 11
Yankee magazine - New Hampshire, ca. 1969?


Box 11
Yankee magazine - contacts and negatives


Box 11
Evening Group 1971


Box 11
Nancy Davis, 1971-72


Box 11
Nancy Davis, categorized by theme


Box 11
Nancy Davis - Contact Prints (photographer Bill Sears)


Box 11
Free-for-All, Apr. 30, 1972


Box 11
Summer 1974 - photographer Bill Sears


Box 11
Dance Company, 1976-77 photographer Gene Einfrank


Box 11
Dance Company 1978 - photographer Gene Einfrank


Box 11
Dance Company 1979 - Photographer Gene Einfrank


Box 11
Dance Company 1979 - N.E. Tour, March - April 1979 photographer Gene Einfrank


Box 11
Dance Company 1979 - 1980


Box 11
Dance Company 1980 - photographer Helmuth Grunowski


Box 11
Summer School 1982 - photographer Linda Rosenfield


Box 11
Dance Performance, Apr. 16, 1989 Universalist Unitarian Church (head, Cora Miller)


Box 11
Students in Tucson


Box 11
Barbara Mettler portrait, Tucson - ca. 1990?


Box 11
Pearlman Family, 1950s


Box 11
New Hampshire people, 1967-1980


Box 11
Lob Family, 1969


Box 11
Edward Porter's photographs ca. 1979


Box 11
Rhodes Family, ca. 1983


Box 11
1 box of negatives of photos for Book 3, Cliff Abbott, Exercise Book


Box 12
SERIES 21. FILMS, VIDEOS, AUDIOTAPES



FILMS


Box 12
Drum Dance. Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, 1957. 1 film reel (? min.): sd?, ?; 16mm.


Box 12
Free Movement Expression. Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, 1957. 1 film reel (12 min.): sd., col.; 16mm.


Box 12
Mother and Daughter. Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, 1945?. 1 film reel (? min.): sd?, ?; 16mm.


Box 12
Mrs. Mettler's New Hampshire. Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, 19??. 3 film reels (? min.): sd?, ?; 16mm.


Box 12
Creative Dance for Children. Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, 1977. 4 film reels (63 min. total): sd., b&w; 16mm.


Box 13
Movement Improvisation. Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, 1957. 1 film reel (19 min.): sd., col.; 16mm.


Box 13
Sound and Movement. Directed by Barbara Mettler. Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, 1957. 1 film reel (17 min.): sd., col.; 16mm.


Box 13
Unboxed, oversize film reels, in individual protective cases:


Box 13
The Art of Body Movement. Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, 1970. 2 film reels (68 min.): sd., b&w; 16mm.


Box 13
Group Dance Improvisation. Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, 1978. 1 film reel (34 min.): sd., col.; 16 mm.


Box 13
A New Direction in Dance. Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, 1978. 2 film reels (58 min.): sd., col.; 16 mm.


Box 13
VIDEOTAPES


Box 14
Outline of videotape Summer Courses, 1978 (spiral-bound booklet)


Box 14
1978 Summer Course, tapes 1-15 (#11 damaged), 3/4" videocassette


Box 14
1978 Summer Course, tapes 16-30, 3/4" videocassette


Box 15
1978 Summer Course, tapes 31-45, 3/4" videocassette


Box 16
1978 Summer Course, tapes 46-60, 3/4" videocassette


Box 17
1978 Summer Course, tapes 61-69, 3/4" videocassette


Box 18
Desert Dances, Aug. 10, 1983. 3/4" videocassette + DVD copy


Box 18
International Group, Tucson Creative Dance Center, Summer 1984, KUAT Arizona Illustrated. 3/4" videocassette + DVD copy


Box 18
Pure Dance, original recording. 3/4" videocassette + DVD copy + VHS copy. 58 min.


Box 18
The Language of Movement, VHS cassette, 24 min.


Box 18
Three Excerpts from a Group Dance Improvisation, 1980. VHS cassette, 31 min.


Box 18
An Improvised Group Dance, 1980. VHS cassette, 51 min.


Box 18
Movimiento Creativo en Costa Rica, 1987. VHS cassette, 31 min.


Box 18
Baby Dance, 1988. VHS cassette, 12 min.


Box 18
1978 Summer Course. DVD copies of tapes 1-69 (#11 was unable to be transferred due to damaged tape). Transfered to DVD 2003


Box 19
1986 Summer Project, 46 VHS cassettes, numbered 1-50 with gaps.


Box 20
Excerpts from Free Group Dance Improvisations, 1978. 3/4" videocassette + DVD copy


Box 21
Space patterns of movement with Intro by B. Mettler, 1978. 3/4" videocassette + DVD copy


Box 21
Time patterns of movement with Intro by B. Mettler, 1978. 3/4" videocassette + DVD copy


Box 21
Force patterns of movement with Intro by B. Mettler, 1978. 3/4" videocassette + DVD copy


Box 21
Hollinger Elementary School Demonstration, Feb. 6, 1979 - Barbara Mettler Dance Company. 3/4" videocassette + DVD copy


Box 21
Selections from Dance Company Program, Sound of Movement. Apr. 25, 1980. 3/4" videocassette + DVD copy


Box 21
Talk by Diane Ealy and discussion with Dance Company, Apr. 25, 1980. 3/4" videocassette + DVD copy


Box 21
Barbara Mettler Dance Co. 1979 - 30 sec. La Placita PSA. 3/4" videocassette + DVD copy


Box 21
AB Roll Master for Language of Movement. 1" open reel videotape.


Box 22
The Language of Movement. 1" open reel video (protection copy). Einfrank, 1989.


Box 22
Baby Dance, edited master. 1" open reel video.


Box 22
AUDIOCASSETTE TAPES


Box 22
1. Larita Institute [interview], 1963


Box 22
2. IV [autobiographical interview] NH, Allen, Germany. Undated.


Box 22
3. Dance Feature: Barbara Mettler, 11/89, Sharon Aoki


Box 22
4. Pure Dance: a Demonstration (soundtrack), Spring 1979


Box 22
5. Barbara Mettler: Biographical relation to Isadora Duncan


Box 22
6. Practice for Lecture/Demonstration, Apr. 17, 1979


Box 22
7. Costa Rica discussion with staff, 9/27/79


Box 22
8. Music - Barbara. Undated.


Box 22
9. La Placita, Manzo, and Kino programs - Barbara Mettler Dance Co., 1979.


Box 22
10. La Placita, Manzo, Kino program discussion, Jan. 19, 1979.


Box 22
11. Interview I. Undated.


Box 22
12. Interview II. Undated.


Box 22
13. June teaching. Undated.


Box 22
Folder of transcripts of audiotapes


Box 22
OPEN REEL AUDIOTAPES, PLUS AUDIOCASSETTE COPIES OF EACH


Box 23
1. Tour Story, No. 1, Bus Tour, With BM & JJ Speaking


Box 23
2. Tour Story, No. 2, Bus Tour, With BM & JJ Speaking


Box 23
3. Tour Story, No. 3, Bus Tour, With BM & JJ Speaking


Box 23
4. Tour Story 1 & 2, Recorded by Barbara Mettler, Boston May 24-25, 1955. 1. Preparations @ Rock Ridge; 2. Preparations (continued)


Box 23
5. Tour Story 3 & 4, Final Preparations & Start Goddard College, Green Mountain Jr. College, Middlebury College. Back at Rock Ridge. On the Road to Philadelphia


Box 23
6. Tour Story 5 & 6, On the Road: Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Chapel Hill


Box 23
7. Tour Story 7 & 8. On the Road (continued), Rockhill, SC, Christmas vacation. Jacksonville Beach: The Film


Box 23
8. Tour Story 9 & 10. 9. On the way home. S. Illinois University, Easter vacation, Michigan State College, Toledo, Morgan State College, Baltimore, back in N.H.


Box 23
9. Goddard College Workshop, Lesson 1, 10/26/52. "Theme: Expressive Use of Body Parts"


Box 23
10. Goddard College Workshop, Lesson 2, A & B, "Theme: Tension Relaxation Activity/Passivity"


Box 23
11. Goddard College Workshop, Lesson 3, A & B, "Theme: Movement and Sound"


Box 23
12. Goddard College Workshop, Lesson 4, 10/29/53. "Theme: Movement and Design; Sub-themes: Qualities of Movement Continuity"


Box 23
13. Goddard College Workshop, Lesson 5, 10/30/53. "Theme: Creative Group Expression; Sub-theme: Movement Ideas"


Box 23
14. Howard University Workshop, 12/4/53, (side 1 only)


Box 23
15. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 12/11/53, (sides 1 & 2)


Box 23
16. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 12/12/53. Lesson I (22 min.)/Lesson II, (sides 1 & 2)


Box 23
17. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 12/12/53. Lesson II (15 min.)/Lesson III, (sides 1 & 2)


Box 23
18. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 12/53. Workshop Lesson III


Box 23
19. Southern Illinois University, 4/8/54, (sides 1 & 2)


Box 23
20. Southern Illinois University, 4/8/54, (sides 1 & 2)


Box 23
21. Summer 1951. Reel *. Student orchestras. Two student orchestras. 1. w/ pipe, 2. w/ harp. Rock Ridge Farm, Meredith, New Hampshire, Barbara Mettler Studio


Box 23
22. June 18, 1953, 2pm. Class & pulse: Breath: Voice. Reel No. 2, A. both sides recorded, B. concluded on second reel: 3a


Box 23
23. June 18, 1953, afternoon. Class - Sound * Reel No. 3, A. Conclusion Pulse: Breath: Voice. Larger group, Dance plus discussion, B. Abstract Qualities of Movement and Sound Part 2: June 20, 1953 (concluded)


Box 23
24. June 19, 1953, 9am. Tension Relaxation Activity Passivity. Reel 4 A&B, (discussion on Reel 5)


Box 23
25. June 19, 1953, am. Discussion of Tension/Relaxation: Activity/Passivity. Reel No. 5, A,B, both sides complete


Box 23
26. June 19, 1953. Reel No. 6. Class: Sound *. A. Free vocal sound (yawn, sigh, etc.), afternoon concluded on opposite side: shout section. B. Abstract qualities of movement and sound: Part 1: concluded on Reel 3B


Box 23
27. June 24, 1953. Reel No. 7 A, B. (complete on both sides), Sound and Movement: Problems of Accompaniment, 2:00 p.m. Rock Ridge Farm, Good demonstration of class work, class conducted by BM, instrumental sound


Box 23
28. June 25, 1953, 8pm. Discussion: Summer school 1953, Reel 8 A&B (concludes on Reel 9A)


Box 23
29. June 25, 1953, 8pm. Discussion: Summer School 1953, Reel 9 A, concludes on side A


Box 23
30. June 26, 1953, 2pm. Rock Ridge, Reel 10 A&B (continued and concluded 10A. Class led by BM/Side 1 Speech sounds, own language, Side 2 Speech own language, poem, story. Valuable good demo of class work


Box 23
31. June 26, 1953. 4pm. Words & vocal sounds, Reel 11 A&B, concluded on 11B., Rock Ridge, "very valuable"


Box 23
32. June 1953. Discussion at Farm, Theoretical Discussion


Box 23
33. July 14, 1953. Reel No. * Led by Cora, Cora's Sound group improvisation. Free warmup (facial), Spanish, own words, both sides, "side 2: valuable, side 1: no use"


Box 23
34. July 14, 1953. Reel No. ** Group: Free vocal sounds, equal emphasis on sound and movement. Side 1: recorded, side 2: clear, "very valuable group improvisation" led by Cora


Box 23
35. 1956. BM - Recorded Lesson (inc)


Box 23
36. April 23, 1956, Wed. Recording student made instruments, Extras


Box 23
37. Home Made Instruments, tape 1, 1/30/59


Box 23
38. Home Made Instruments, tape 2, 1/30/59


Box 23
39. Student Made Instruments, Apr. 19 & 23, 1959


Box 23
40. Norma Canner's Report, June 1960


Box 23
41. BM's talk to Music Therapist, Hotel Statler, Nov. 14, 1959


Box 23
SERIES 22. ARTWORKS



1 watercolor landscape, 14" x 20", not framed or matted, signed Fairfield Porter '28, To Bob, Dec. 1928.


Box 24
1 watercolor landscape, 4' x 6", "Reykjavik, Iceland", matted, signed F. Porter, 1924.


Box 24
1 b&w crayon sketch, 12" x 16", on black paper backing, "The Possessed, Part III, Chapt. 6, sect. II", signed Fairfield Porter.


Box 24
1 watercolor landscape, 16" x 18 1/2", not framed or matted, unsigned.


Box 24
1 watercolor landscape, 13 1/2" x 23" matted, unsigned.


Box 24
1 watercolor of dancers, 13" x 18", not matted or framed, signed, "To Barbara, love, Harriet Russell-Downs, '88".


Box 24
1 pen-and-ink sketch, 10" x 11 1/2", matted, "Barbara Mettler, Dancer - Prelude", signed Ethel Parsons Paullin, 1939.


Box 24
1 pen-and-ink sketch, 10" x 11", not matted or framed, damaged (folded), "Barbara Mettler, Dancer - Rehearsal (Dissenter)", signed Ethel Parsons Paullin, 1939.


Box 24
1 painting (tempera?) on hardboard, matted, title on cover, "Percussion lesson", signed Ethel Parsons Paullin.


Box 24
Laminated Photographs: Exhibition Prints. Photographs by Bill Sears. Dance Students, Mettler Studios, Tucson, AZ 1964-1969. Most laminated to hardboard.


Box 24

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