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Series 3
Scrapbooks, 1945-2015
Boxes 192 - 197

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of scrapbooks from circa 1945-2015 containing photographs, clippings, programs, correspondence, sketches, and administrative material documenting the life and work of Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder.

The scrapbooks are of mixed document type. Some highlight a specific period in de Lavallade and Holder's lives. Early correspondence from the Trinidad Public Library along with programs and clippings from the Trinidad Art Society (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago) document Holder's early visual art career (circa 1945-1949). A collection of clippings and photographs from the John Butler Dance Company and Lester Horton Dance Company (circa 1949-1956) document de Lavallade's early dance career.

Miscellaneous arrangement of administrative material includes name badges for entry into theaters and Holder and de Lavallade's contracts from the Metropolitan Opera Ballet (New York, New York) for the 1957-1958 season. Correspondence from friends, family, and colleagues like Judith Jamison (2004 November 11), Dorothy Ross (undated), and Marguerite Wyke (1949) are placed throughout, as well as one page of correspondence from Janet Collins (undated) and letters from Carmen de Lavallade to Holder and their son, Léo Holder(circa 1960s).

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order by date.

Restrictions on Access

Scrapbook, circa 1952-2003 and two items from folders 192 and 196 are on hold for preservation.

Processing Note

Scrapbooks were removed from the original portfolios and rehoused for preservation purposes. Each scrapbook was kept together and the items in it were kept in their original order. Multiple items arranged together on a single page were kept together in white folder inserts.

Box Folder Content
192 1 Scrapbook, circa 1945-1988 [1 of 7]

Includes art exhibition programs from the Trinidad Art Society (1945, 1947, and 1948) with works by Geoffrey Holder.

192 2 Scrapbook, circa 1945-1988 [2 of 7]

Includes correspondence from Dorothy Ross (undated), Marguerite Wyke (1949), and Trinidad Art Society program (1947).

194 1 Scrapbook, circa 1945-1988 [3 of 7]

Includes correspondence from Trinidad Public Library and Trinidad Art Society with advice about the presentation of Holder's work.

192 3 Scrapbook, circa 1945-1988 [4 of 7]
194 2 Scrapbook, circa 1945-1988 [5 of 7]
194 3 Scrapbook, circa 1945-1988 [6 of 7]
197 1 Scrapbook, circa 1945-1988 [7 of 7]
195 1 Scrapbook, circa 1950-1954 [1 of 4]
195 2 Scrapbook, circa 1950-1954 [2 of 4]
195 3 Scrapbook, circa 1950-1954 [3 of 4]
195 4 Scrapbook, circa 1950-1954 [4 of 4]
192 4 Scrapbook, circa 1950-1996 [1 of 9]

Includes photographs of Carmen de Lavallade, performances in Spoleto, Italy, and works by Lester Horton and John Butler.

192 5 Scrapbook, circa 1950-1996 [2 of 9]
192 6 Scrapbook, circa 1950-1996 [3 of 9]
192 7 Scrapbook, circa 1950-1996 [4 of 9]
194 4 Scrapbook, circa 1950-1996 [5 of 9]
194 5 Scrapbook, circa 1950-1996 [6 of 9]
192 8 Scrapbook, circa 1950-1996 [8 of 9]
194 6 Scrapbook, circa 1950-1996 [9 of 9]
-- -- Scrapbook, circa 1952-2003
196 1 Scrapbook, circa 1953-2008 [1 of 8]
192 9 Scrapbook, circa 1953-2008 [2 of 8]
192 10 Scrapbook, circa 1953-2008 [3 of 8]
192 11 Scrapbook, circa 1953-2008 [4 of 8]
192 12 Scrapbook, circa 1953-2008 [5 of 8]

Bulk correspondence and Yale Repertory programs.

196 2 Scrapbook, circa 1953-2008 [6 of 8]

Bulk photographs, some with annotations or captions on the back.

192 13 Scrapbook, circa 1953-2008 [7 of 8]
194 7 Scrapbook, circa 1953-2008 [8 of 8]
192 14 Scrapbook, circa 1957-2000 [1 of 7]
192 15 Scrapbook, circa 1957-2000 [2 of 7]
192 16 Scrapbook, circa 1957-2000 [3 of 7]
192 17 Scrapbook, circa 1957-2000 [4 of 7]
192 18 Scrapbook, circa 1957-2000 [5 of 7]
192 18 Scrapbook, circa 1957-2000 [6 of 7]
194 8 Scrapbook, circa 1957-2000 [7 of 7]
193 1 Scrapbook, circa 1961-2015 [1 of 13]

Includes application to replace registeration card and registrar of birth from 1930.

196 3 Scrapbook, circa 1961-2015 [2 of 13]
193 2 Scrapbook, circa 1961-2015 [3 of 13]
193 3 Scrapbook, circa 1961-2015 [4 of 13]

Includes letter from Judith Jamison (2004 November 11).

193 4 Scrapbook, circa 1961-2015 [5 of 13]
196 4 Scrapbook, circa 1961-2015 [6 of 13]
196 5 Scrapbook, circa 1961-2015 [7 of 13]
196 6 Scrapbook, circa 1961-2015 [8 of 13]
196 7 Scrapbook, circa 1961-2015 [9 of 13]
196 8 Scrapbook, circa 1961-2015 [10 of 13]
196 9 Scrapbook, circa 1961-2015 [11 of 13]
194 9 Scrapbook, circa 1961-2015 [12 of 13]
193 5 Scrapbook, circa 1961-2015 [13 of 13]
193 6 Scrapbook, circa 1970-2010 [1 of 2]
193 7 Scrapbook, circa 1970-2010 [2 of 2]
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