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Series 6: Dance notation notebooks, 1931-1964


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Scope and Contents note

Five large loose-leaf notebooks and four smaller notebooks consisting of a range of informational outlines, instructions, and dance routines written and composed by different dancer teachers, including McRae. Most material mimeographed or typed, sometimes annotated and occasionally dated, often with accompanying music cited. The final four notebooks, labeled "Edna's Notes" or "Edna's Dances," are arranged chronologically, perhaps by use in a classroom setting. See Series 4: Personal Notebooks, for handwritten Class Notes. See also the Allison-McRae Studio records for many of McRae's choreographies with accompanying sheet music.


  • 1931-1964

Conditions Governing Access

The Edna L. McRae papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Arrangement note

Arranged as McRae labeled and kept the notebooks except for #5, which had no label.


Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

60 West Walton Street
Chicago Illinois 60610 United States