Hilda Gumm papers
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Hilda Gumm papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Gumm, Hilda
Title: Hilda Gumm papers
Dates: 1903-1957, undated
Quantity: 2.0 linear ft. (2 document cases; 1 oversize folder)
Identification: ahc.MSS927

Biographical/Historical Note

Hilda Gumm was a dancer and choreographer for the Atlanta Civic Ballet which would become the Atlanta Ballet in 1967. She served as co-director with Hildegarde Bennett in the early 1950s and also served as vice-president of the company. She choreographed numerous Atlanta Civic Ballet performances between the founding of the company in 1941 and her move into other work in the mid-1950s. She was a member of the Artist Group of the Atlanta Civic Ballet which consisted of dancers who began with the Dorothy Alexander Dance Arts Group in which Hilda Gumm held the title of prima ballerina in 1939. In 1942, she was president of the Dorothy Allison Dance Arts Group. Later, she served as Supervisor of Physical Education for Atlanta Public Schools where she introduced a dance program. She worked extensively with youth as a director of the Decatur Apprentice Company and as a dance instructor in the Atlanta School of Ballet, the Dorothy Allison School of Ballet, and the Morningside School. She also taught Atlanta public schools both before and after being a professional dancer.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains papers of the Decatur Branch of the Atlanta School of Ballet, Hilda Gumm's instructional materials, sheet music, music books, and music marked with choreographic notes by Hilda Gumm.


Index Terms

Associations, institutions, etc.--Georgia--Atlanta
Atlanta School of Ballet (Atlanta, Ga.)
Ballet--Study and teaching--Georgia--Atlanta
Chopin, Frederic, 1810-1849
Composers--Russia
Music--19th century
Music--Instruction and study--Juvenile
Swan lake (Choreographic work)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893
Waltzes

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Hilda Gumm papers, MSS 927, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1995

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Container List

 

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11Decatur Branch--Atlanta Schools of Ballet, undated
 
2Instructional Materials, 1947, undated
 
3Handwritten Music, undated
 
4Chopin, 1915-1946, undated
 
5Tchaikovsky "Capriccio Italien" Op. 45, undated
 
6Tchaikovsky "The Swan Lake" Op. 20, 1949
 
7Ballets, 1941, undated
 
8Butterfly pieces, 1944, undated
 
9Clown pieces for piano, 1953, undated
 
10Choral music, 1917-1951, undated
 
11Dance pieces, 1926, undated
 
12Folder of Piano Music for Students, 1953, undated
 
13Folk Songs, 1916
 
14Cedric Lemont "Will-o'-the-wisp" Op. 16, No. 5, undated
 

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21Marches, 1912-1950, undated
 
2Mazurkas, 1903-1957, undated
 
3Music for Violin and Piano, 1916
 
4Nationalist Composers, 1938-1953, undated
 
5Opera, 1916, undated
 
6Part of Tchaikovsky’s “The Skylark” Op. 39, No. 22, 1937
 
7Piano Solos/Recital Pieces, 1913-1957, undated
 
8Pieces for Two Pianos, 1918-1957
 
9Polka, 1919, undated
 
10Show Tunes, 1938, undated
 
11Student Music and Choreography, 1923-1955, undated
 
12Suites, 1914-1929
 
13Torn Covers, undated
 
14Waltzes, 1936-1955, undated
 

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MSS OS 4.2861Music from a Book of Waltzes, undated