HELEN JACKSON SCHOOL OF DANCE

Manuscript MS-145

1930s-1950s

 

 

SOURCE: Helen James
SIZE: 2.3 lf
SHELVING UNIT: 1 document box
PROCESSING: BNJ, 2008
 

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Helen Mae Jackson, a native of Savannah, Georgia, is the daughter of Edward Sylvester Jackson. Prior to moving to LaGrange in 1935 to open a dance studio, she studied dance with Mary Cecil Harris in Savannah and with Chalif in New York City. In 1937 she married Harrison Wayne James of LaGrange.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT:

The collection contains pamphlets, programs, and newspaper reviews featuring information on various danced performances staged by Mrs. James in LaGrange. The programs contain the names of many LaGrange citizens. Of particular interest is a ticket noting that famous blue singer Ella Fitzgerald was entertaining at the LaGrange Cotillion Club dance, June 15, 1940. The photograph collection contains pictures of various events staged by Mrs. James and provides a glimpse into the cultural life of LaGrange youth during the time period.

 

CONTAINER LIST:

Folders
1-2 Programs, 1935-1948
3 Reviews, 1930-1935
4 Genealogy

Photographs-2 folders, Dances and Recitals
 

TRACINGS:

Performing Arts-Dancing
Troup County and LaGrange-Societies and Clubs
Youth-Societies and Clubs