Claire Holt Papers,1927-1970.

Collection Number: 14-27-2648

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Claire Holt papers, 1927-1970.
Collection Number:
14-27-2648
Creator:
Holt, Claire.
Quantity:
6.8 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, Photographs, Research Materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Collection consists of slides, correspondence, and research materials of Claire Holt.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Journalist.
Claire Holt was born in Riga, Latvia in 1901. She served as a reporter for the The New York World, publishing dance reviews. She traveled to Indonesia in 1930, where she studied dance, working with the anthropologist Willem Stutterheim and then assisting the Swedish dance archivist and patron Rolf de Mare with his photo and film documentation of Indonesian dance. She returned to the U.S. and served as a research assistant to Margaret Mead, as a research analyst for the Office of Strategic Services, and as a foreign affairs specialist for the State Department. She then came to Cornell University, where in 1962, she helped found the Modern Indonesia Project.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Collection consists of slides of Indonesia created for the Cornell Indonesian Arts Project. Subjects include art, architecture, ceremonies, landscapes, painting, people, sculpture, textiles, and theater. Collection also includes research materials, typescript notes about a trip to Indonesia in 1955-1956, index cards relating to Holt's work and travel in Indonesia, and materials from the dedication of the Claire Holt Memorial Collection Inauguration Ceremony at Lembaga, August 6, 1970.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Holt, Claire.
Cornell University. Indonesian Arts Project.
Cornell University. Southeast Asia Program.

Subjects:
Art, Indonesian.
Arts, Indonesian.
Painting, Indonesian.
Sculpture, Indonesian.
Dancing -- Indonesia.
Theater -- Indonesia.

Places:
Indonesia -- Description and travel -- Views.

Form and Genre Terms:
Color slides.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Claire Holt papers, #14-27-2648. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

See digital versions of some of this material here: http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/5597787.
The Claire Holt Collection of Indonesian Dance and Related Arts is located in the Dance Division of the New York Public Library.

NOTES

See also: Claire Holt Papers digital collection (NX580.A1 C55 2002), which consists of digitized slides from this collection.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Visual Materials
Series II. Correspondence
Subseries IIa. Individuals
Subseries IIb. Groups and Organizations
Series III. Research Materials
Series IV. Lectures and Writings
Series V. Cornell Indonesian Arts Program
Series VI. Claire Holt Memorial Collection

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
See digital versions of some of this material here: http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/5597787.
Box 1
Slides S1-S280
Box 2
Slides S281-S468
Box 3
Slides S469-S693
Box 4
Slides S684-S871
Box 5
Slides S872-S1101
Box 6
Slides S1102-SA125
Box 7
Slides SA126-SD111
Box 8
Slides SD112-SD209
Box 9
Travel notebooks with labelled photographs
1955-1956
Box 13 Folder 37
Catalog of Claire Holt's slides
Box 13 Folder 42
Four miscellaneous photographs
Box 18
Black and white negatives
Box 20
CDs- digitized slides
Box 21
CDs- digitized slides
Box 10 Folder 1
Miscellaneous, Boston
1936-1939
Box 10 Folder 3
Miscellaneous
March-August 1946
Box 10 Folder 4
Correspondence
1948-1952
Box 10 Folder 5
Miscellaneous
1946-1953
Box 10 Folder 6
U.S. miscellaneous
1957-1958
Box 10 Folder 7
Miscellaneous individual and regional
1956-1967
Box 10 Folder 8
Affandi visit and exhibition
1962
Box 10 Folder 9
Bagong and Wisnu, narration and programs
1957-1958
Box 10 Folder 10
Bandung "Seni Rupa", miscellaneous
1956-1969
Box 10 Folder 11
Biddle, George
1929
Box 10 Folder 12
Budiardjo, Ali and Mill. Djakarta
1955-1961
Box 10 Folder 13
Dr. Cense, regarding dance quest
1939-1940
Box 10 Folder 14
de Madre, Rolf . Sumatra
1952-1963
Box 10 Folder 15
Fahs, Charles. Rockefeller Foundation
1950-1959
Box 10 Folder 16
Hadian, Sukarno Joguja
1956-1963
Box 10 Folder 17
Hasan, Djaafar
November 1962
Box 10 Folder 18
Heine-Geldern, Robert. Lectures and visit, sea program
1962
Box 10 Folder 19
Hoykaas, Chris. London
1968-1969
Box 10 Folder 20
Hsii, C.M.. Djakarta
1963-1968
Box 10 Folder 21
Indonesian visitors to USA, Ithaca
1964-1966
Box 10 Folder 22
Kats, Ivan
1962-1970
Box 10 Folder 23
Kats, Ivan. "Tiger Tiger" translation
March 1966
Box 10 Folder 24
Keuning, J. Regarding Toba Batick article
1958
Box 10 Folder 25
Kusnadi, Jogjukarta
1956-1959
Box 10 Folder 26
Kusnadi's visit
1964
Box 10 Folder 27
Kussudiardjo, Bagong. Includes three photographs
1958-1959
Box 10 Folder 28
Kusumobroto, Sri
1968-1969
Box 10 Folder 29
Lomax, Alan
1967-1969
Box 10 Folder 30
Lombard, Denys
1970
Box 10 Folder 31
Mangkeonagoro VII
1932-1941
Box 10 Folder 32
McCray, Porter P.
1964-1969
Box 10 Folder 33
Moertono, Soemarsaid
1967-1969
Box 10 Folder 34
Muchtar, But. Bangdung
1962-1970
Box 10 Folder 35
Noom, Yunaidharma visit
1967
Box 10 Folder 36
Papadimitriou, Alexis
1970
Box 10 Folder 37
Parker, Harrison. Djakarta
1960-1968
Box 10 Folder 38
Raffel, Burton. Regarding Indonesian poetry
1960-1967
Box 10 Folder 39
Resink, GJ. Djakarta-Amsterdam
1955-1970
Box 10 Folder 40
Resink, Th.. Translations for Indonesia
1967-1968
Box 10 Folder 41
Rhodius, Hans. Geneva-Amsterdam
1939-1969
Box 10 Folder 42
Said, Jusuf. Medan, Sumatra
1956-1958
Box 10 Folder 43
Scott, AC
1969
Box 10 Folder 44
Smith, Datus Jr. (JDR 3rd fund)
1954-1970
Box 10 Folder 45
Soemardjan, Selo. Djakarta
1964-1966
Box 10 Folder 46
Solo miscellaneous
1956-1957
Box 10 Folder 47
Stutterheim
Box 10 Folder 48
Receipts and telegrams to Stutterheim
1927-1940
Box 10 Folder 49
Poems by Holt and Stutterheim. Includes three miscellaneous photographs
1929-1930
Box 10 Folder 50
Stutterheim
1931-1939
Box 10 Folder 51
Stutterheim
January-June 1932
Box 10 Folder 52
Stutterheim
July-December 1932
Box 10 Folder 53
Stutterheim
1933
Box 10 Folder 54
Stutterheim
1937-1938
Box 10 Folder 55
Stutterheim
1939-1941
Box 10 Folder 56
Sudjatmoko
1955-1969
Box 10 Folder 57
Surabaya miscellaneous
1955-1956
Box 10 Folder 58
Tirtaamidjaja, Ivan (dance project)
1965
Box 10 Folder 59
Soedarsono, Asti
1966-1969
Box 10 Folder 60
Trisno, Sumardjo. Djakarta
1958-1959
Box 10 Folder 61
Underwood, Dixon F.
1968-1970
Box 10 Folder 62
Van der Veur, Paul. Ohio University
1970
Box 10 Folder 63
Van Erp, Theo and Betsy
1939-1941
Box 10 Folder 64
Van Erp, John
1968
Box 10 Folder 65
Van Lohuizen, Dr. Leeuw, Dr. Johanna E.
1965-1969
Box 10 Folder 66
Wisnuwardana, Jogjakarta
1958-1959
Box 10 Folder 67
Yudhokusumo, Kartono and his father
1957
Box 10 Folder 68
Art Association, patrons etc.
1939-1940
Box 10 Folder 69
Asian associations
1944-1946
Box 10 Folder 70
Asian associations
1945-1948
Box 10 Folder 71
Asian associations
March-May 1948
Box 10 Folder 72
Asian associations
May-June 1948
Box 11 Folder 1
The Asia Society
1957-1959
Box 11 Folder 3
The Asia Society: Sherbet, Landry and Sorensen, Wendy
1960-1967
Box 11 Folder 4
The Asia Society notes
1963-1965
Box 11 Folder 5
Asia Society Indonesia Council, Committee on Archaeology and Art History. Notes and Correspondence
1964-1965
Box 11 Folder 6
The Asia Society: Wendy S. Fund
1966-1969
Box 11 Folder 7
The Asia Society notes and correspondence
1966-1969
Box 11 Folder 8
The Asia Society tour
Jan.-Feb. 1969
Box 11 Folder 9
Bali miscellaneou
1956-1958
Box 11 Folder 10
Balinese cloth painting, with photographs and negatives
1967
Box 11 Folder 11
Translation for Congress for cultural freedom
1960-1965
Box 11 Folder 12
Translation for Congress for Cultural Freedom
1961-1963
Box 11 Folder 13
Intra-Cornell
1954-1970
Box 11 Folder 14
Cornell Southeast Asia Program
1959-1968
Box 11 Folder 15
Cornell- But Muchtar and Srihai art exhibition, White Museum
1961
Box 11 Folder 16
Cornell public relations
1957-1958
Box 11 Folder 17
Cornell University Press and Public Relations
1968
Box 11 Folder 18
Djakarta miscellaneous
1959-1969
Box 11 Folder 19
East Asia Institute
April-July 1946
Box 11 Folder 20
East Asia Institute
September-October 1946
Box 11 Folder 21
East Asia Institute
October-November 1946
Box 11 Folder 22
East Indies Institute of America
March-June 1944
Box 11 Folder 23
East Indies Institute of America
1944-1945
Box 11 Folder 24
East Indies Institute of America
1944-1945
Box 11 Folder 25
Holland
1946-1953
Box 11 Folder 26
Contracts to and from Indonesia
1955-1957
Box 11 Folder 26A
Indonesia
1946-1953
Box 11 Folder 27
Indonesia, Embassy and Consulate General
1955-1970
Box 11 Folder 28
Jogujakarta
1956-1967
Box 11 Folder 29
Kraton, Mosque, Pendopo
1955
Box 11 Folder 30
Lecture engagements
1936-1948
Box 11 Folder 31
National Archaeological Institute
1968-1969
Box 11 Folder 32
Professional
1957-1965
Box 11 Folder 33
Professional
1961-1963
Box 11 Folder 34
Professional
1962-1964
Box 11 Folder 35
Professional, includes some photographs
1965-1968
Box 11 Folder 36
Professional
1967-1968
Box 11 Folder 37
Rockefeller Foundation
1959-1965
Box 11 Folder 38
Sumatra miscellaneous
1956-1959
Box 11 Folder 39
Universities and colleges: Harvard, Michigan, California
1958-1959
Box 11 Folder 40
The Viking Fund
1944
Box 11 Folder 41
Wayang Kulit Purwa translation
1957
Box 11 Folder 42
White House Dinner
1968
Box 11 Folder 43
Yale-Southeast Asia Studies
1961-1962
Box 5 MS
Wax seals
Box 12 Folder 1
Research notes
Box 12 Folder 2
Research material and correspondence
Box 12 Folder 3
Miscellaneous research
Box 12 Folder 4
Unused notes
Box 12 Folder 5
Appendix V- Art Associations
Box 12 Folder 6
Art Associations in Indonesia
Box 12 Folder 7
'Art in Indonesia' bibliography
Box 12 Folder 8
Selected readings for 'cultural roots' symposium
Box 12 Folder 9
Biographies
Box 12 Folder 10
Dance research notes
Box 12 Folder 11
Index to research files
Box 12 Folder 12
Indonesia
Box 12 Folder 13
Theoretical/sociological integration
Box 12 Folder 14
Bangkok
1937-1957
Box 12 Folder 15
Proposal for a dance institute
1940
Box 12 Folder 16
Southeast Asia
1942-1950
Box 12 Folder 17
Art- philosophical and anthropological bits
1942-1961
Box 12 Folder 18
Indonesia
1943-1945
Box 12 Folder 19
Research materials
1943-1953
Box 12 Folder 20
Professional affiliations- South East Asia Institute minutes
1945-1947
Box 12 Folder 21
Intercultural materials
1945-1958
Box 12 Folder 22
Indonesia- Education
1946-1949
Box 12 Folder 23
Art- theoretical and anthropological
1946-1950
Box 12 Folder 24
China
1946-1950
Box 12 Folder 25
Indonesia
1946-1952
Box 12 Folder 26
Japan-U.S. policy in sea
1946-1962
Box 12 Folder 27
Research material
1949
Box 12 Folder 28
International theory and practice
1949-1951
Box 12 Folder 29
Theoretical, anthropological values
1949-1952
Box 12 Folder 30
Southeast Asia
1949-1953
Box 12 Folder 31
"Classical Dance and Costumes of India" by Kay Ambrose
1950
Box 12 Folder 32
Indonesia
1950-1956
Box 12 Folder 33
Indonesian music
1950-1960s
Box 12 Folder 34
"The Role of the Chinese in Indonesia" by Robert C. Bone Jr. Includes cassette.
1951
Box 12 Folder 35
Research material
1951-1952
Box 12 Folder 36
Cross cultural materials
1951-1956
Box 13 Folder 1
General bibliographies
1953-1956
Box 13 Folder 2
Java, article by FDK Bosch
1954
Box 13 Folder 3
Travel notes
1955-1956
Box 13 Folder 4
Travel notes
1956
Box 13 Folder 5
Scrapbook
1956
Box 13 Folder 6
Lee Man Fong biography
1956-1958
Box 13 Folder 7
Music records lists
1958
Box 13 Folder 8
"Indonesian Government's Policy Towards Art", by R.K. Vasil
1958
Box 13 Folder 9
Historical Appendix
1959
Box 13 Folder 10
Art objects list
1964-1967
Box 13 Folder 11
Committee on Archaeological and A.M. Indonesian Council
1966-1967
Box 13 Folder 12
Museums in Indonesia
1967
Box 13 Folder 13
'Kinesics' paper by R. Birdwhistell, creative dance in therapy, bender and social dance
1967
Box 14, 15, 17
Index cards with research notes
Box 13 Folder 14
Archaeological service: Jakarta
Box 13 Folder 15
Modern Art Bali (Bali-Java comparison)
Box 13 Folder 16
Dance lectures
1936-1942
Box 13 Folder 17
'Dance: Form and Function' Bali Fracisca Baos School Seminar
1941
Box 13 Folder 17A
Papers
1941-1945
Box 13 Folder 18
Columbia University class materials, Navy School International administration
1942
Box 13 Folder 19
Integration of Language and Culture Study
March 1944
Box 13 Folder 20
"Ardjo Travels Light", for Asia
1944
Box 13 Folder 21
Article for Konfrontasi
February-May 1956
Box 13 Folder 22
'A Few Contemplations on Dance', 'Two Dance Worlds'. Indonesian version
1956
Box 13 Folder 23
Texts and lectures/articles
1956-1957
Box 13 Folder 24
Indonesian arts and crafts, AD White Museum. Includes photographs
1957
Box 13 Folder 25
'Some Observations on the Visual Arts in Indonesia Today', article for Saraswati
1957
Box 13 Folder 26
Extra curricular lectures
1957-1963
Box 13 Folder 27
Lecture performance Wayang Kulit
1964
Box 13 Folder 28
'Dances in Sumatra', Cornell sea program
1969
Box 13 Folder 29
Synopses by Holt: Ramayana, Mahabharata, Ardjuna Wiwaha, Pandji, and Damar Wulan
1957-1962
Box 13 Folder 38
Photograph list for Art in Indonesia
1960s
Box 13 Folder 30
Cornell University Press permissions for illustrations and quotes
1961-1969
Box 13 Folder 31
"Art in Indonesia" correspondence, re-illustrations and quotes
1963-1965
Box 13 Folder 32
F. Siegel course lecture, Department of Anthropology
1967
Box 13 Folder 33
"Art in Indonesia": responses
1967-1968
Box 13 Folder 34
"Art in Indonesia" second edition materials for corrections
1967-1968
Box 13 Folder 35
In memoriam- Robert Heine-Geldern. For Indonesia.
1968
Box 13 Folder 36
The Story of Tchoopak and Granting, text and art
Box 19 Folder 1
Dance
1933-1955
Box 19 Folder 2
Programs, Wajung/Lakons
Box 19 Folder 4
Biographical information
1949
Box 19 Folder 5
ICA report on visual aids
1950s
Box 19 Folder 6
Batik information and photographs
1950s-1960s
Box 19 Folder 7
Asri, Jojga
1950-1955
Box 19 Folder 8
Conferences, NGWS
1950-1957
Box 19 Folder 9
Governmental budgets and policies
1951-1956
Box 19 Folder 10
Sticusa
1952-1955
Box 19 Folder 11
"Art Today," arts and crafts
1951-1958
Box 19 Folder 12
Cultural change
1952-1956
Box 19 Folder 13
Drafts of project
1954
Box 19 Folder 14
"Fine Arts" Bandung
1954-1955
Box 19 Folder 15
Sumatra art associations
1954-1955
Box 19 Folder 16
Travel arrangements (field)
1954-1955
Box 19 Folder 17
Financial basic budget
1954-1958
Box 19 Folder 18
Symbols
1955
Box 19 Folder 19
Sukarno
1955
Box 19 Folder 20
Painting Badan Kontak
1955
Box 19 Folder 21
Dance
1955
Box 19 Folder 22
Solo art associations
1955-1956
Box 19 Folder 23
Art criticism and writings on
1955-1956
Box 19 Folder 24
Dance programs
1955-1956
Box 19 Folder 25
Painting- catalogues I
1955-1956
Box 19 Folder 26
Painting-catalogues II
1955-1960
Box 19 Folder 27
Catalgoues III- Pelukis Rakjat
1955-1958
Box 19 Folder 28
AMIATI
1955-1967
Box 19 Folder 29
Jakarta associations
1956
Box 19 Folder 30
Art associations, Jogja
1956
Box 19 Folder 31
Jogja-Gadjah Mada
1956
Box 19 Folder 32
Monuments, Musea
1956
Box 19 Folder 33
Sumatra art education
1956
Box 19 Folder 34
Sumatra-Itineraries, addresses, contacts, events
1956
Box 19 Folder 35
Yanto Painting
1956
Box 19 Folder 36
Badan Musjawarat Kebudajaan Nasional (BMKN) almanac
1956-1957
Box 19 Folder 37
Programs-drama
1956-1959
Box 19 Folder 38
Bali Art
1956-1964
Box 19 Folder 39
Post 1957 developments
Box 19 Folder 40
LKN cultural organizations
1959
Box 19 Folder 41
Lekra
1956
Box 19 Folder 42
Dance-KBW
1959-1960
Box 19 Folder 43
Bandung Painters
1962
Box 19 Folder 44
Affandi-biographical
1962-1963
Box 19 Folder 45
Painting-biographical
1967-1968
Box 19 Folder 46
Collectors of Modern Art
1969
Box 13 Folder 39
Audio tape: dedication of the Claire Holt memorial, inauguration ceremony at Lembaga. Two copies. Part I.
TR-7988
August 6, 1987
Box 13 Folder 40
Audio tape: dedication of the Claire Holt memorial, inauguration ceremony at Lembaga. Two copies. Part II.
TR-7989
August 6, 1970
Box 13 Folder 41
Photographs and typescript of Claire Holt memorial inauguration ceremony
August 6, 1970