Title Summary
Contredanses, French, circa 1780 Notebook containing diagrams of 80 contredanses, circa 1780.
Crapo, Henry H. The Doris Lewis Rare Book Room houses a sizeable special collection of rare materials related to the history of dance and ballet. The nucleus of the dance collection is 150 items donated in 1975 by Dr. Henry Crapo. Its main strengths are in choreography and dance notation; there are also many illustrated works containing lithographs and engravings of the period of the Romantic ballet. Complementing the collection are two binders relating to the Vestris Prize in Choreography compiled by Dr. Crapo when he was a trustee.
Journal de la danse Small notebook containing clippings of reviews, advertisements, articles etc. from Journal des Bals, La Danse as well as 156 pages in manuscript of articles by G. Desrat.

Mémoires sur la danse et la gymnastique des anciens : manuscript

The fonds consists of one ms. copy (1 vol. 180 pp.) of excerpts from works by Pierre Jean Burette on the history of ancient dance and sport. The transcription is in an unknown hand and was copied from the work in the Bibliothèque de la ville de Boulogne-sur-Mer. From the library of Gustave Desrat.