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Abraham, Alton. Collection of Sun Ra, 1822-2008

Alton Abraham (1927-1999), entrepreneur and hospital technician, was a longtime friend and business associate of Sun Ra (1914-1993), the influential jazz composer and musician. Alton Abraham collected manuscripts, business records, printed ephemera, artifacts, photographs, audio and video recordi...

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Adler, Max. Collection, 1922-1952

Max Adler (1866–1952) was an Illinois-born executive, concert violinist, and philanthropist. This collection is primarily composed of Adler’s correspondence. Also included are a few pieces of ephemera, including a photograph of German violinist Emanuel Wirth and lists of works relating to English...

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Adolf Weidig Music Manuscripts, 1900-1930

Music manuscripts of Adolf Weidig, German-American composer, conductor, violinist and educator. Weidig was born in Hamburg, Germany, and emigrated to Chicago, where he taught at and then directed the American Conservatory. He composed in a variety of forms, including orchestral works and string q...

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Al Trace photograph collection, [ca. 1935-1975]

Primarily publicity photographs of Al Trace with his various bands and photographs of other entertainers with whom Trace worked, including Frankie Raymond, Kay Kaiser, and Toni Arden. Al Trace was a Chicago entertainer, band leader, songwriter and radio performer. Trace's musical groups included ...

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Allied Arts Corp. (Chicago, Ill.). Records

Clippings, artist correspondence, box office records, concert programs, and photographs of the Allied Arts Corporation. Known as Zelzer Management until 1948, Allied Arts Corporation was run by Harry and Sarah Zelzer and was responsible for bringing many important musicians, dancers and other per...

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Alma Birmingham papers, 1907-1961

Part of the Jane Addams Memorial Collection. Alma Birmingham was a Hull-House resident, a pianist and music teacher at the Hull-House Music School, 1922-42. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, recital programs, clippings and paintings. The materials pertain to music at Hull-House...

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American Opera Society of Chicago Records, 1920-1990

Formed in 1921 by Chicago social leader Edith Rockefeller McCormick and composer Elinor Everest Freer to promote music, the American Opera Society of Chicago commissioned the translation of 23 operas in English. In its later incarnation it became a support group providing scholarships to rising o...

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American Women Composers Midwest, Inc. (AWCMI) collection, 1977-2001

This collection documents the administration, financing, and programming of American Women Composers Midwest, Inc. from its founding meeting in 1982 to 2001. Also included are a small number of documents from 1977 - 1982 relating to the parent national organization. Materials include corresponden...

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Anderson, Charles B. Fake Books. Collection, 1870-1998

The Charles B. Anderson Fake Books Collection contains sets of master fake books and verse-chorus fake books, which are used as informal cues by performing musicians and as tools for learning.

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Anna Gardner Goodwin papers, 1906-2006

Anna Gardner Goodwin (1874-1959) was an African American composer of classical music. Her compositions include “Adelene” and “Freedom to All March.” The Anna Gardner Goodwin papers span from 1909 to 2006 and contain biographical and genealogical documents, musical scores, material related to her ...

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Apollo Chorus of Chicago records

Board minutes, various committee and financial reports, newsletters, publicity releases, correspondence, scrapbooks (9 v. with photographs and programs), and newsclippings of the Apollo Chorus of Chicago, formerly known as the Apollo Musical Club of Chicago. A significant portion materials relate...

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Apollo Musical Club portrait albums, ca. 1900-1929.

Albums contain photographic portraits of members. All portraits are identified.

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Armin Hand collection of visual materials, [ca. 1917-1952]

Photographs primarily of Armin F. Hand, bandleader; his Chicago Board of Trade band; and other bands and events. Also includes portraits of celebrities Bing Crosby, Jack Dempsey, Marlene Dietrich, Burgess Meredith, Paulette Goddard, and "Schoolboy" Rowe. Includes band performances at the New York...

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Armin Hand papers, 1888-1957.

Engagement books listing concerts, contracts, scrapbooks of clippings, programs, and a few photographs, lists of songs, correspondence, and other business and family papers of Armin F. Hand, who succeeded his father as leader of Johnny Hand's Band and Hand's Band (beginning ca. 1900), worked for ...

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Armin Hand photograph collection, ca. 1890-1910.

Includes visual material relating to the life and career of Chicago musical conductor Hand.

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Art Ensemble of Chicago photograph collection, [ca 1965-1975]

Includes photographs of performances by the Art Ensemble of Chicago and other groups encouraged by the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), a jazz musicians' collective based in Chicago's South Side. The Art Ensemble of Chicago was noted for its performances in France, an...

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Arthur Dunham Papers, ca. 1915-1932

Original musical scores and parts by, and photocopies of clippings of, Arthur Dunham, Chicago-based conductor and composer.

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Arthur Logan Papers

The Arthur Logan Papers include materials from Arthur Logan's lifelong career as gospel choir director of the Goodwill Spiritual Singers at Monumental Baptist Church and the Arthur Logan Singers, along with choirs he directed in other churches (1930s-1970s). There is also material from the years ...

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Arts Club Records, 1892-2004

Corporate records of the Arts Club of Chicago, an institution incorporated in 1916 and devoted to exhibiting and showcasing innovative artists and performers. Records include extensive exhibition files, files on the Club's music, lecture, film, and drama series, and administrative and financial f...

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Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians publicity materials

Posters, programs, flyers and newspaper clippings from the activities of groups connected with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, a jazz musicians' collective based in Chicago. The materials relate to performances in Chicago and in France circa 1968-1978.

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Auditorium Theater Programs, 1888-1938

Programs and other materials for events taking place in the early years at Chicago's Auditorium Theater. Envisioned as a world-class theater and opera house by Chicago impresario Ferdinand Peck, the Adler and Sullivan-designed Auditorium opened in 1889 on the corner of Congress and Michigan Avenue.

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Barbara Shipps' Hull-House collection, 1892-1978

The Barbara Shipps Hull-House Collection contains materials pertaining to Shipps' great aunts Eleanor and Gertrude Smith who served as Directors and Teachers at the Hull-House music school.

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Bernhard Ziehn Papers, ca. 1880-1950

Manuscript and printed music, correspondence, writings, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia of this Chicago music theorist, teacher, and critic. The German-born Ziehn taught such notables as Grace Chadbourne and John Alden Carpenter and also wrote textbooks on harmony and composition; he was ...

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Bertha Ott Papers, 1915-1930

Business papers (including box office records), photographs, correspondence, programs and other materials of this Chicago concert impresario. Ott was secretary to the impresario F. Wight Neumann for 20 years; she continued his work after his death in 1924, managing concerts at the Auditorium, Pla...

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