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Music manuscripts and theatrical memorabilia of Gertrude and Max Hoffmann, famous vaudevillian and performing arts figures. Gertrude Hoffmann was known as a vaudevillian, mimic, dancer, and the director of The Gertrude Hoffmann Girls. Max, one of the first arrangers to use ragtime rhythm, was a composer and musical director. The collection (1900-1956) includes music manuscripts, programs, photographs, playbills, notebooks, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks.

Biographical and Historical Note

Max Hoffmann was born in Gnesen, Poland on December 8, 1873 and died in Hollywood, California on May 21, 1963. He was a composer, conductor and arranger of American music. Originally a ragtime arranger, he is described as being “the first white man to make successfully the first rag arrangements” (Berlin 65). Oxford Music Online describes Hoffmann and his work as “a model of scoring for the nascent piano ragtime industry…[which] helped popularize the work of …ragtime pioneers.” Hoffmann also worked as an arranger and conductor for vaudeville acts and as a Broadway composer. He wrote for acts such as the Rogers Brothers and the theatrical producers Klaw & Erlanger. One of his best known Broadway scores is The Parisian Model, which was produced by Oscar Hammerstein. He was also famous for his song The Hoffmann Glide. Hoffmann served as the composer and musical director for his wife, Gertrude Hoffmann and her dancing troupes known as The Gertrude Hoffmann Girls. Catherine Gertrude Hayes Hoffmann was born in San Francisco on May 7, 1885, the daughter of John and Catherine (née Brogan) Hayes and died October 21, 1966 in Los Angeles, California. Gertrude Hoffmann was a legendary vaudevillian dancer, mimic, and choreographer who, early in her career, worked with such stage greats as Anna Held and Flo Ziegfield. Known for her  Salome dance, Gertrude Hoffmann went on to become a celebrated imitation artist and one of the first female dance directors and choreographers in vaudeville and Broadway (Cohen-Stratyner 430). Gertrude Hoffmann was well-known for introducing the United States to the  Ballet Russes in 1910, when she brought her version of the ballet to America. She also worked extensively with Oscar and William Hammerstein, and founded the dance group The Gertrude Hoffmann Girls. The Hoffmann Girls regularly toured in Europe and the United States including appearances at the Moulin-Rouge in 1924-1925, engagements in Paris and London in 1934-35, and at least one appearance in Hollywood. Gertrude Hoffmann was also a co-director of a dance studio and is credited with various musical compositions. The couple’s later years are less well-known. A few biographers attribute a position as a studio arranger in Hollywood to Max and extras parts in films to Gertrude. Evidence, however, of another actress with the same name (Gertrude W. Hoffman) complicate the record. The couple had one son, Max Hoffmann, Jr. He was born in 1902, married Norma Allison, and predeceased both his parents in 1945. Their daughter-in-law, Norma Allison (later Norma Terris), was an actress best known for her role as Magnolia in the musical  Show Boat.

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Collection Overview

The Gertrude and Max Hoffmann Papers provide a look into the life of two influential artists in the first half of the twentieth century. As one of the first female dance directors in vaudeville and Broadway, Gertrude Hoffmann’s collection of newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, music, notes, and correspondence supports research into the day-to-day details of performing and directing dance and theatre productions. Max Hoffmann’s music manuscripts and personal music library provide a resource for both the type of original music that was being written at that time and how it related to and incorporated more traditional, classical music. Personal notebooks and family photographs also provide a more intimate glimpse into the life of the couple. There are newspaper clippings, photographs, music manuscripts, personal correspondence, performance notes, programs, publications, and performance posters. The majority of the collection centers around publicity, music, and notes from The Gertrude Hoffmann Girls, with a smaller but substantial amount of material from Gertrude Hoffmann’s own performances as well as personal family records.

The collection is organized into eleven series: Series 1. Clippings; Series 2. Correspondence; Series 3. Notebooks, Journals, and Notes; Series 4. Scrapbooks; Series 5. Scripts; Series 6. Photographs; Series 7. Posters; Series 8. Music Manuscripts; Series 9. Ephemera and Oversized; Series 10. Oversized Photographs; Series 11. Programs and Publications

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Collection Inventory

  • Clippings / Box 1
    • 1900-1926 / Box 1
    • 1934-1936 / Box 1
    • 1940-1953 / Box 1
    • Undated / Box 1
    • Duplicates / Box 1
  • Correspondence (1900-1956) / Box 2
    • Anna Held, 1906 / Box 2 Folder 1
    • Edgar Owens, 1931 / Box 2 Folder 2
    • Letters, 1932 / Box 2 Folder 3
    • Paris: letters, contracts, receipts, 1934 / Box 2 Folder 4
    • Letters, 1935 / Box 2 Folder 5
    • Letters, 1936-1937 / Box 2 Folder 6
    • Letters, telegrams, contracts, 1939 / Box 2 Folder 7
    • Letters, 1940-1942 / Box 2 Folder 8
    • Letters, 1943 / Box 2 Folder 9
    • Letters, 1945 / Box 2 Folder 10
    • Letters, 1946 / Box 2 Folder 11
    • Letters, 1948-1949 / Box 2 Folder 12
    • Letters, 1950 / Box 2 Folder 13
    • Letters, 1951 / Box 2 Folder 14
    • Letters, 1952-1954 / Box 2 Folder 15
    • Letters, 1956 / Box 2 Folder 16
    • Undated correspondence / Box 2 Folder 17
    • Unsorted clippings, photos, and notes from correspondence / Box 2 Folder 18
    • Actor's Fund membership, Max Hoffmann / Box 2 Folder 19
    • Unused stationery / Box 2 Folder 20
  • Notebooks, Journals, and Notes / Box 2
    • Gertrude Hoffmann
      • Personal notebooks / Box 2 Folder 21
      • Address book / Box 2 Folder 22
      • Performance notes I / Box 2 Folder 23
      • Costume and performance notes / Box 2 Folder 24
      • Performance notes II / Box 2 Folder 25
      • Performance and music notes / Box 2 Folder 26
      • Typed inventory / Box 2 Folder 27
      • Choregraphy notes / Box 2 Folder 28
    • Max Hoffmann
      • Personal and performance notebooks / Box 2 Folder 29
      • Chevalier notebook / Box 2 Folder 30
      • Staff paper notebook / Box 2 Folder 31
      • Financial Rrcords / Box 2 Folder 32
      • Apartment inventory and packing lists, 1953 / Box 2 Folder 33
      • Goltaire notes / Box 2 Folder 34
      • Lyrics, notes, and music by Max Hoffmann / Box 13 Folder 64
  • Scrapbooks / Box 2
    • Moulin Rouge / Box 2 Folder 35
    • Unsorted clippings / Box 11 Folder 6
    • Sketchbook I & II / Box 2 Folder 36
  • Scripts / Box 2
    • Sumuran Script / Box 2 Folder 37
    • Sumuran Scenario / Box 2 Folder 38
    • Skit for Cocoanut Grove / Box 2 Folder 39
  • Photographs / Box 3
    • Gertrude Hoffmann: Performance
      • Early portraits / Box 3 Folder 1
      • Later portraits / Box 3 Folder 2
      • Vaudeville and mimic / Box 3 Folder 3
      • Dance / Box 3 Folder 4
      • Signed headshots / Box 3 Folder 5
      • Bookmarks / Box 3 Folder 6
      • Hammerstein's roof garden / Box 3 Folder 7
    • The Gertrude Hoffmann Girls
      • Paris / Box 3 Folder 8
      • London / Box 3 Folder 9
      • Hollywood / Box 3 Folder 10
      • Headshots / Box 3 Folder 11
      • Full length / Box 3 Folder 12
      • Signed photographs / Box 3 Folder 13
      • Unsorted / Box 3 Folder 14
    • Max & Gertrude Hoffmann: Family
      • Max and Gertrude / Box 3 Folder 15
      • Max Hoffmann / Box 3 Folder 16
      • Gertrude Hoffmann / Box 3 Folder 17
      • Hoffman Family / Box 3 Folder 18
      • Gertrude Hoffmann & friends / Box 3 Folder 19
      • [Hayes siblings] / Box 3 Folder 20
      • Norma Allison, wife of Max Jr. / Box 3 Folder 21
    • Miscellaneous
      • "Lee," 1909 / Box 3 Folder 22
      • Judy Gilmore / Box 3 Folder 23
      • William Hermann Jr., 1928 / Box 3 Folder 24
      • Phil [nephew?] / Box 3 Folder 25
      • Emma Kligge / Box 3 Folder 26
      • Harriet Fowler / Box 3 Folder 27
      • Elsie & Gertrude Holzer / Box 3 Folder 28
      • Unidentified headshots and portraits / Box 3 Folder 29
      • Unidentified dancers / Box 3 Folder 30
      • Unidentified / Box 3 Folder 31
  • Posters
    • Ballet Russes
    • Hoffmann Girls
    • Parts II
      • M.C. Coy / Box 5 Folder 11
      • Military / Box 5 Folder 12
      • Moonlight Bathing / Box 5 Folder 13
      • New Fencing / Box 5 Folder 14
      • Pennington / Box 5 Folder 15
      • Savage / Box 5 Folder 16
      • Sumurun/Zuretes Bild: Im Der Schauhide / Box 5 Folder 17
      • Tennis Queen / Box 6 Folder 1
      • Victory Medley / Box 6 Folder 2
      • Waltz in Springtime / Box 6 Folder 3
      • Webbing / Box 6 Folder 4
      • Williams / Box 6 Folder 5
  • Music Manuscripts
    • Parts I
      • Acrobatic / Box 4 Folder 1
      • Ballet / Box 4 Folder 2
      • Ballet Balinese / Box 4 Folder 3
      • Bell Number / Box 4 Folder 4
      • Can Can Bal Tabarin / Box 4 Folder 5
      • Carmen / Box 4 Folder 6
      • Cassy / Box 4 Folder 7
      • Dance (Sheeran) / Box 4 Folder 8
      • Emma / Box 4 Folder 9
      • Esquire / Box 4 Folder 10
      • Fashion Parade-Webbing Number / Box 4 Folder 11
      • Ferral / Box 5 Folder 1
      • Florence / Box 5 Folder 2
      • Flower Pot / Box 5 Folder 3
      • George Cohan / Box 5 Folder 4
      • The High School Walk / Box 5 Folder 5
      • India / Box 5 Folder 6
      • Koenke Kids / Box 5 Folder 7
      • La Mattchiche / Box 5 Folder 8
      • Loi Fuller / Box 5 Folder 9
      • Mae West / Box 5 Folder 10
    • Single Parts / Box 6
      • Buck/Sprites/Waltz Clog-Violin / Box 6 Folder 6
      • Buck/Sprites/Dancing-Bass / Box 6 Folder 7
      • Chevalier-Violin / Box 6 Folder 8
      • Espana-Violin / Box 6 Folder 9
      • Horns / Box 6 Folder 10
      • I'm Sure-You're Sure Vocal Line / Box 6 Folder 11
      • Loigman-Percussion / Box 6 Folder 12
      • Pancederos-Violin / Box 6 Folder 13
      • Rhumba/Buck/Waltz Clog/Sprites/Butterflies/Dancing/Shimmic-Cornet Parts / Box 6 Folder 14
      • Russian / Box 6 Folder 15
      • Stompin' at the Savoy-Alto Sax / Box 6 Folder 16
      • Three Waltzes-Horn / Box 6 Folder 17
      • Veil Dance Valse-Drum / Box 6 Folder 18
    • Full Scores / Box 6
      • Amaya / Box 6 Folder 19
      • Don't Let Them Get You Down / Box 6 Folder 20
      • Fan / Box 6 Folder 21
      • Hat Dance / Box 6 Folder 22
      • Lazy Moon / Box 6 Folder 23
      • Negliger / Box 6 Folder 24
      • Polka (Colombo) / Box 6 Folder 25
      • Stone Age / Box 6 Folder 26
    • Scores and Parts
      • Booloo / Box 7 Folder 1
      • Cymbal Dance / Box 7 Folder 2
      • Dance Modern-Hoffmann Girls / Box 7 Folder 3
      • Drum March / Box 7 Folder 4
      • Ella Ferucca / Box 7 Folder 5
      • Fandanguilo / Box 7 Folder 6
      • Held / Box 7 Folder 7
      • Lolita / Box 7 Folder 8
      • Opening Part I / Box 7 Folder 9
      • Opening Part II / Box 7 Folder 10
      • Oriental Number / Box 7 Folder 11
      • Salome / Box 8 Folder 1
      • Serpentine Dance / Box 8 Folder 2
      • St. Denis / Box 8 Folder 3
      • Tango / Box 8 Folder 4
      • Ted Lewis / Box 8 Folder 5
      • Voodoo Revel / Box 8 Folder 6
      • White Peacock / Box 8 Folder 7
    • Piano and Vocal Scores / Box 8
      • Cocoons / Box 8 Folder 8
      • Eleanor Powell / Box 8 Folder 9
      • Hollywood Sextette / Box 8 Folder 10
      • Kiss-Kiss-Kiss-Kiss (To the Tune of a Radio Band) / Box 8 Folder 11
      • Lawrence / Box 8 Folder 12
      • Mothers of the World / Box 8 Folder 13
      • My Sing-Song Girlie / Box 8 Folder 14
      • Nocturne / Box 8 Folder 15
      • Rainbow Over Hollywood / Box 8 Folder 16
      • Red Lips / Box 8 Folder 17
      • Rose Marie / Box 8 Folder 18
      • The Country Road / Box 8 Folder 19
      • The Dancing Lesson / Box 8 Folder 20
      • The Romping Redheads / Box 8 Folder 21
      • The Skywriter's Song / Box 8 Folder 22
      • Spanish Rose / Box 8 Folder 23
    • Piano Scores / Box 9
      • 42 / Box 9 Folder 1
      • 2 Aristocrats / Box 9 Folder 2
      • Allegrias Jerez / Box 9 Folder 3
      • Ann (Zambra) / Box 9 Folder 4
      • Baile Flamenco / Box 9 Folder 5
      • Bohemia (Tambour) / Box 9 Folder 6
      • Bring 'Em Back Alive / Box 9 Folder 7
      • Bulerias / Box 9 Folder 8
      • Cansino / Box 9 Folder 9
      • Cantour / Box 9 Folder 10
      • Castle / Box 9 Folder 11
      • Caucasian Number / Box 9 Folder 12
      • Change Music / Box 9 Folder 13
      • Chanson de Feu Follet (Bulerias No. 14) / Box 9 Folder 14
      • Cohan / Box 9 Folder 15
      • Coplos y Toros / Box 9 Folder 16
      • Dance of India / Box 9 Folder 17
      • Danube / Box 9 Folder 18
      • Eddie Foy / Box 9 Folder 19
      • Ella's Dance / Box 9 Folder 20
      • Encore / Box 9 Folder 21
      • Fado / Box 9 Folder 22
      • Farruca a compass / Box 9 Folder 23
      • Flamenco / Box 9 Folder 24
      • Fonderie d'acier / Box 9 Folder 25
      • Gitana / Box 9 Folder 26
      • Gloria / Box 9 Folder 27
      • Gold Ballet (Entrance) / Box 9 Folder 28
      • Goyesca / Box 9 Folder 29
      • Hamparillo / Box 9 Folder 30
      • Hoffmann Dance / Box 9 Folder 31
      • I'll Close My Eyes / Box 9 Folder 32
      • Jaleo / Box 9 Folder 33
      • Jammin' / Box 9 Folder 34
      • Jolson (California) / Box 9 Folder 35
      • Judy Harain / Box 9 Folder 36
      • Launder / Box 9 Folder 37
      • Leonard / Box 9 Folder 38
      • Lindy Hop / Box 9 Folder 39
      • March / Box 9 Folder 40
    • Piano Scores II / Box 9
      • 4 Marx Brothers / Box 9 Folder 41
      • Memory / Box 9 Folder 42
      • Moorish Numbers / Box 9 Folder 43
      • Ned Wayburn's Minstrel Misses / Box 9 Folder 44
      • The Night Can be Blind / Box 9 Folder 45
      • No. 29-Mavace (The Clothes Rack) / Box 9 Folder 46
      • Old Spain / Box 9 Folder 47
      • Paris Model (Finale Act II) / Box 9 Folder 48
      • Raymondo / Box 9 Folder 49
      • Rhapsodie / Box 9 Folder 50
      • Russian Dance / Box 9 Folder 51
      • Servillanas (Fernandez and Ellas) / Box 9 Folder 52
      • Sky Blue Girls / Box 9 Folder 53
      • Soft Shoe / Box 9 Folder 54
      • Solea / Box 9 Folder 55
      • Solerias-Candide / Box 9 Folder 56
      • Spanish Rumba / Box 9 Folder 57
      • The Star and Stripes Forever / Box 9 Folder 58
      • Stokowski / Box 9 Folder 59
      • Tacit Fanfare / Box 9 Folder 60
      • Tambour / Box 9 Folder 61
      • Tambourine Dance / Box 9 Folder 62
      • Tango Variation 2-Rose Marie / Box 9 Folder 63
      • Tanguay / Box 9 Folder 64
      • Tangway / Box 9 Folder 65
      • Trapeze Song / Box 9 Folder 66
      • Valse Tennis / Box 9 Folder 67
      • Vepeto / Box 9 Folder 68
      • Zapeteado / Box 9 Folder 69
      • Misc. Piano scores w/ lyrics / Box 9 Folder 70
    • Printed Music/Personal Music Library / Box 10
      • Albeniz, I. / Box 10
        • Album of Eight Pieces for the Pianoforte / Box 10 Folder 1
        • Midsummer Nights Serenade / Box 10 Folder 2
        • Tango in D. / Box 10 Folder 3
      • Alstone-Place Pigalle / Box 10 Folder 4
      • Chavarri, E.-El Viejo Castillo Moro / Box 10 Folder 5
      • Chopin, F. / Box 10
        • Complete Works for the Pianoforte Book I / Box 10 Folder 6
        • Valse / Box 10 Folder 7
        • Waltz in D Flat-"Minute Waltz" / Box 10 Folder 8
      • Czerny-School of Velocity / Box 10 Folder 9
      • Drigo, R.-"Reconciliation"; Polka de Caractere / Box 10 Folder 10
      • Exercise Practice Book / Box 10 Folder 11
      • Falla, Manuel D. / Box 10
        • Danse du Meinier / Box 10 Folder 12
        • Danse Rituelle du Feu / Box 10 Folder 13
      • Friml, R.-Rose Marie / Box 10 Folder 14
      • Gautier, L.-Le Secret / Box 10 Folder 15
      • Griffes, C.T.-Piano Music / Box 10 Folder 16
      • Lecuona, E.-Malaquena / Box 10 Folder 17
      • Leo, F. -No Show To-night! / Box 10 Folder 18
      • Malnech-Signorelli-Park Avenue Fantasy / Box 10 Folder 19
      • Offenbach-Can-Can Dance / Box 10 Folder 20
      • Piano G. H.-Spanish A / Box 10 Folder 21
      • Robin, L.-Love in Bloom / Box 10 Folder 22
      • Scene III / Box 10 Folder 23
      • Scharwenka, X.-Polish Dance / Box 10 Folder 24
      • Simons, M.-Danse De Feu / Box 10 Folder 25
      • Sissle & Blake-Charleston Dance from the Chocolate Dandies / Box 10 Folder 26
      • Strauss, J.-Voice of Spring / Box 10 Folder 27
      • Slyva, G.-If You Knew Susie (Like I Know Susie) / Box 10 Folder 28
      • [Title-Russian] / Box 10 Folder 29
      • Variation II / Box 10 Folder 30
      • Weinberg, M. -Where Do You Work-a John? / Box 10 Folder 31
      • No. 2 / Box 10 Folder 32
      • No. 9 Danse des confidentes No. 10 Demons et Sorcieres / Box 10 Folder 33
      • No. 16 / Box 10 Folder 34
      • Piano Accompaniment / Box 10 Folder 35
      • Fragments from personal music library / Box 10 Folder 36
    • Notes, Scripts, & Misc./Fragments / Box 10
      • Notes / Box 10 Folder 37
      • Composition Workbook / Box 10 Folder 38
      • Fairyland/Midsummer Fragmented Script and Piano Score / Box 10 Folder 39
      • Hoffman Introduction / Box 10 Folder 40
      • Jap Number / Box 10 Folder 41
      • Mary Douglas/President -Fragmented Scripts and Notes / Box 10 Folder 42
      • Revue-Notes / Box 10 Folder 43
      • Wigman Notes / Box 10 Folder 44
      • Misc. Compositions, Fragments, Lyrics, Notes / Box 10 Folder 45
      • Manuscript Paper / Box 10 Folder 46
      • Spanish Jota-Notes / Box 10 Folder 47
      • What is Anything Without Love / Box 10 Folder 48
      • Bayes / Box 10 Folder 49
      • Down on the Farm / Box 10 Folder 50
      • Dreamy Eyes / Box 10 Folder 51
      • Fontane / Box 10 Folder 52
      • Guide Book / Box 10 Folder 53
      • Jack Horner / Box 10 Folder 54
      • London / Box 10 Folder 55
      • Nooney Bob & Pat / Box 10 Folder 56
      • Rainbow Song / Box 10 Folder 57
      • Silhouette Dance / Box 10 Folder 58
      • Moonlight Bathing / Box 10 Folder 59
      • Misc. Compositions and Notes / Box 10 Folder 60 & 61
  • Ephemera and Oversized / Box 11
    • De Long hook and eye / Box 11 Folder 1
    • File folders with handwriting / Box 11 Folder 2
    • Nail file / Box 11 Folder 3
    • Reference material / Box 11 Folder 4
    • Neverbreak trunk / Box 14
  • Oversized Photographs / Box 12
    • Gertrude Hoffmann
    • Gertrude Hoffmann Girls
  • Programs and Publications / Box 13
    • Various Programs / Box 13
      • Follies of 1907 / Box 13 Folder 1
      • Saison Ballet Russes-Original and American Tableau de La Troupe-Programs / Box 13 Folder 5
      • The Century Girl-1916 / Box 13 Folder 2
      • B. F. Keith's Theatre News / Box 13 Folder 3
      • Winter Garden-1926 / Box 13 Folder 4
      • Poseidon Fountain / Box 13 Folder 5
      • The Crazy Show / Box 13 Folder 6
      • Dance Revue, Gertrude Hoffmann School of Stage Dancing / Box 13 Folder 7
      • Programme-French / Box 13 Folder 8
      • Hippodrome Brighton-1939 / Box 13 Folder 9
      • B. F. Keith's Theatre News / Box 13 Folder 10
      • Katherine Dunham / Box 13 Folder 11
      • Devi Dja, A Night in Bali / Box 13 Folder 12
      • Alvin Theatre / Box 13 Folder 13
      • The Theatre of Angna Enters-1941 / Box 13 Folder 14
      • Carmelita Maracci / Box 13 Folder 15
      • Adelphi Theatre, Rosario & Antonio-1948 / Box 13 Folder 16
      • Museum of Modern Art / Box 13 Folder 17
      • The Playbill for the National Theatre / Box 13 Folder 18
      • Tatiana Piankova, Studio of Russian Ballet / Box 13 Folder 19
      • Ballet Russe, Metropolitan Opera House-1946 / Box 13 Folder 20
      • Rogers Brothers, Knickerbocker Theatre / Box 13 Folder 21
      • Cecilia Loftus, Lyceum Theatre-1938 / Box 13 Folder 22
      • Maria-Theresa & the Heliconiades, Carnegie Hall / Box 13 Folder 23
      • Fokine Ballet-1937 / Box 13 Folder 24
      • Margaret Severn, Barbizon Plaza Theatre-1943 / Box 13 Folder 25
      • Unity Through Dance, The Studio Theatre-1943 / Box 13 Folder 26
      • Around the World with Dance and Song / Box 13 Folder 27
      • Harold Kreutxburg, The Ziegfeld Theatre / Box 13 Folder 28
      • The Theatre: The Magazine of Playgoers-1911 / Box 13 Folder 29
      • Restaurant Ambassaduers / Box 13 Folder 30
      • La Revue de Moulin Rouge / Box 13 Folder 31
      • Le Can Can de la Cote D'Azur-1934 / Box 13 Folder 32
      • Folies Bergere / Box 13 Folder 33
      • Misc. Programs / Box 13 Folder 34
    • Music / Box 5
      • On San Francisco Bay / Box 13 Folder 35
      • Radio City Series of Standard and Classical Music / Box 13 Folder 36
      • Das hat die Welt-Music, photos, program / Box 13 Folder 37
      • Cigarretten / Box 13 Folder 38
      • Standard Latin-American Library / Box 13 Folder 39
      • Bird of Paradise / Box 13 Folder 40
      • Come to Me Chimpanzee / Box 13 Folder 41
      • Paree's a Branch of Broadway / Box 13 Folder 42
      • Brother Masons / Box 13 Folder 43
      • Ouvre Ton Coeur (Open Thy Heart)-Bizet / Box 13 Folder 44
      • California Here I Come / Box 13 Folder 45
      • G.O.P / Box 13 Folder 46
      • Alegrias / Box 13 Folder 47
      • Favorite Spanish Dances for Piano Solo / Box 13 Folder 48
      • Spring Song / Box 13 Folder 49
      • Piano Compositions by Spanish Composers / Box 13 Folder 50
      • The Gertrude Hoffmann Glide / Box 13 Folder 51
      • College Chums / Box 13 Folder 52
      • Malaguena / Box 13 Folder 53
      • Percy / Box 13 Folder 54
      • I Want to Step / Box 13 Folder 55
      • Album of Eight Pieces for Piano / Box 13 Folder 56
      • Misc. Music-Printed and Handwritten / Box 11 Folder 7
      • Chopin Waltz Parts-Fencing Folder / Box 13 Folder 57
    • Advertisements / Box 13
      • B.F. Keith's Theatre Advertisement / Box 5 Folder 58
      • Helen Tamaris, Dance School Advertisement / Box 5 Folder 59
      • Moulin Rouge Advertisement / Box 5 Folder 60
      • School of the Dance: Acrobatics, Physical Training and Stage Fencing-Hoffmann, Tarasoff, Herrman / Box 5 Folder 61
    • Hoffmann Girls article / Box 13 Folder 62
    • Bar exercise workbook / Box 13 Folder 63

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Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Hoffmann, Gertrude
Creator
Hoffmann, Max, 1873-1963
Title
Gertrude and Max Hoffmann papers
ID
MS608
Date [inclusive]
1900-1956
Extent
15.0 linear feet 2 document boxes, 8 oversized document boxes, 2 flat boxes, 1 flat document box, 1 trunk

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Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2011
Conditions Governing Access Note
This collection is open for research. 
Processing Information Note
Collection arranged and described by Rachel A. Ernst, with assistance from Megan Mulder and Audra Eagle Yun, 2010-2011. 
Existence and Location of Copies Note
Music manuscripts are available as a digital collection here: http://wakespace.lib.wfu.edu/handle/10339/33626 Photographs are available as a digital collection here: http://wakespace.lib.wfu.edu/handle/10339/38161. 
Preferred Citation
Gertrude and Max Hoffmann Papers, MS608, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Gertrude Hoffmann Company.
  • Gertrude Hoffmann Girls.

Personal Name(s)

  • Allison, Norma, (Terris, Norma) -- Pictorial works
  • Hoffmann, Gertrude
  • Hoffmann, Max, 1873-1963

Subject(s)

  • Arrangers (Musicians)
  • Choreographers
  • Composers
  • Conductors (Music)
  • Dancers
  • Ragtime music
  • Vaudeville--United States
  • Women choreographers
  • Women dancers

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Preservation Note

Newspapers and photographs have been flattened and repaired.

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Bibliography

Berlin, Edward. Ragtime: A Musical and Cultural History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980. Print.

Bird, Dorothy and Joyce Greenburg. Bird’s Eye View: Dancing with Martha Graham and on Broadway. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997. Electronic.

Bordman, Gerald. American Musical Theatre: A Chronicle. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. Print.

Cohen-Stratyner, Barbara Naomi. “Hoffman, Gertrude.” Biographical Dictionary of Dance. New York: Schirmer Books, 1982. Print.

Cohen-Stratyner, Barbara Naomi. “The Borrowed Art of Gertrude Hoffman.” Dance Data? (Unfinished citation)

Cullen, Frank et. al. “ Hoffman, Gertrude.” Vaudeville Old & New: An Encyclopedia of Variety Performers in America. New York: Routledge, 2007. Print

Glenn, Susan A. “ ‘Give an Imitation of me’: Vaudeville Mimics and the Play of Self.” American Quarterly, 50.1 (1998): 47-76. Electronic.

Hamberlin, Larry. “Visions of Salome: The Femme Fatale in American Popular Songs before1920.” Journal of the American Musicological Society, 59.3 (2006): 631-696. Electronic.

“Hoffmann, Max.” ASCAP Biographical Dictionary, 4th ed. New York: Jaques Catell Press, 1980. Print.

Jasen, David A. and Trebor Jay Tichenor. Rags and Ragtime: A Musical History. New York: The Seabury Press, 1978. Print.

Jowitt, Deborah. Time and the Dancing Image. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1988.Print.

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