Robert Tracy Papers
- 1979 - 1999
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research by appointment. Please contact the library's Special Collections department.
Conditions Governing Use
1.25 Cubic Feet (The collections consists of issues of Vogue Magazine containing articles written by Skidmore alumni Robert Tracy as well as photographs and a manuscript for "Goddess". There are also two boxes of cassette tapes containing interviews from over the years for Tracy's published works.) : The Vogue Magazine materials are arranged chronologically and the paper records alphabetically. The tapes are arranged alphabetically by last name of the interviewee within each publication.
Biographical / Historical
Mr. Tracy’s first book, “Balanchine’s Ballerinas: Conversations With the Muses,” was published by Simon & Schuster in 1983 and described by The Wall Street Journal as “this year’s great ballet book.” Subsequent books included “Goddess: Martha Graham’s Dancers Remember” (1997) and “Ailey Spirit: The Journey of an American Dance Company” (2004), both published by Limelight.
Mr. Tracy also edited Nigel Gosling’s “Prowling the Pavements: Selected Writings From London, 1950-1980” (Winchell, 1986) and contributed to Isamu Noguchi’s 1994 anthology “Essays and Conversations” and to the International Encyclopedia of Dance. He also wrote on dance, theater, music, art and film for newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Dance, Elle and Vogue.
Part of the Scribner Library Archives, Skidmore College Repository