In 1982, as a doctoral candidate at New York University, I discovered a rare film illustrating Martha Graham's choreographic masterpiece, Steps-in-the-Street (1936). For nearly fifty years, the dance was abandoned from Graham's repertory. I was able to re-introduce the work back into Graham's repertory by reconstructing the first completed effort of a version reflecting (closest authenticity) to its original dancing execution, as viewed in the film. This was the first time Steps-in-the-Street was reconstructed since the discovery of the film. A later version was prepared by Martha Graham and protegee's. This reconstruction fulfilled my doctoral dissertation requirement.