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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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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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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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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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Bloodshot Records collection of visual materials, [1994-2006]

Publicity photographs of Bloodshot Records recording artists; photographs of Bloodshot Records co-owners Nan Warshaw and Rob Miller in front of and inside the Bloodshot Records offices at 3039 West Irving Park Road, Chicago (Ill.); posters promoting Bloodshot performers and recordings.

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Bonnie Koloc collection of visual materials, [ca. 1967-2003]

Photographs, posters, prints, and videotapes relating to the life and career of American folk singer and artist Bonnie Koloc. Includes many portrait photographs of Koloc, some showing her in performance, with Curt Cole Burkhart, folk singers Steve Goodman, John Prine, Fred Holstein and various ce...

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Bonnie Koloc papers and sound recordings

Correspondence, ephemera, contracts, song lyrics, publicity releases and news clippings relating to the life and career of American folk singer and artist Bonnie Koloc and sound recordings made by Koloc. Persons represented in the collection include Curt Cole Burkhart. Performance venues in the C...

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Braun family papers

Personal papers and business records of the Braun family of Chicago and New York, including papers of Jacob Gottfried Braun, founder of a company (1887) that manufactured and imported decorative iron and steel architectural elements, headquartered in Chicago with a factory at 322 South Paulina St...

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Braxton, Anthony. Collection, 1973-1992

Anthony Braxton, music professor, composer, and jazz musician. The Anthony Braxton Collection contains concert and lecture ephemera as well as a score titled L/C-J-637 (for orchestra).

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Bronzeville Collection, 1925-2000

Bronzeville is the name used to identify the historically African American community in which Illinois Institute of Technology is located on the south side of Chicago. The area roughly encompasses the three neighborhoods officially identified as Douglas,Grand Boulevard, and Kenwood.

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Bronzeville Collection, 1950s

Three tickets to the Grand Theatre, 3110 S. State Street, Chicago with face value of 25 cents each.

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Burt Family Papers, 1890-1951

Letters, photographs, diaries, writings, and scrapbooks centering around Edith Fleming Burt, building engineer Henry Jackson Burt, and their daughter, singer Helen Burt Potteiger.

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Campbell, Wilbur and Valarie. Collection, 1958-2004

Wilbur and Valarie Campbell. Wilbur Campbell, Chicago drummer; Valarie Campbell, wife and jewelry maker. The Wilbur and Valarie Campbell Collection contains correspondence, articles, artifacts, photographs, publications, posters, audio-visual material, and event ephemera.

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Dick Blau, 1983-1988.

Photographs show people and performers at events featuring Chicago-style polka music. Most are action shots of bands and dancers at various Chicago area dance halls and other venues hosting polka festivals and clubs. The Cinderella Ball, Cicero American League, Fan Club, Glendora House, Hall of F...

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