Amata B. Grassi papers, 1878-1971.


Grassi, Amata. Amata B. Grassi papers, 1878-1971.

Amata B. Grassi papers, 1878-1971.

The Amata B. Grassi papers contain correspondence, clippings, diaries, and photographs that document her personal life and her professional career as a dancer.

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