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Guide to the Nancy Topf Papers MSS.450

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Creator: Topf, Nancy
Source - dnr: Gibson, Jon
Title: Nancy Topf Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1946-2012
Dates [bulk]: 1970-2000
Abstract: Nancy Topf was an influential teacher, choreographer, and dancer active in New York in the 1960s-1990s. Her work was featured in several prominent dance and arts journals. The materials in this collection document Topf's performances and teaching activities, particularly from 1970 until her passing in 1998. Materials include performance programs; correspondence; manuscripts and typescripts; interviews, publications, and press releases; and recordings of workshops, lectures, and movement classes; The collection also includes materials about the Topf Technique and other methods of body work and mind-body centering.
Quantity: 23.25 Linear Feet in 12 record cartons, 8 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize flat boxes, and 1 media box.
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials primarily in English.
Call Phrase: MSS.450