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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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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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Chicago Miniature Opera Company records

Office files, correspondence, programs, clippings, other publicity materials, scripts, legal papers, scrapbooks, and other papers of the Chicago Miniature Opera Company, also known as the Tivoli Grand Opera and later the Kungsholm Miniature Grand Opera, founded by Ernest Wolff of Chicago (Ill.). ...

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Claudia Cassidy Papers, 1880s-1996

Articles and reviews, correspondence, broadcast scripts, photographs, and clippings of the Chicago Tribune performing arts critic from 1942 to 1965. Cassidy wrote her influential "On the Aisle" column for the Tribune, then wrote freelance criticism and hosted a weekly program of arts criticism fo...

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Eddie Deerfield scrapbooks, 1945-1947

Newspaper clipping scrapbooks of Chicago Times entertainment reporter Eddie Deerfield, containing copies of his bylined column "Night Life Notebook" from April 28, 1946 to August 3, 1947. Also several 1945 and 1946 articles by Deerfield and night club advertisements quoting his reviews.

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Effie Mihopoulos Papers, ca. 1975-Ongoing

Chicago-based poet, critic, and cultural commentator. Along with publishing her own literary journal, Salome, Mihopoulos has conducted oral histories with prominent dancers and performers. Her papers consist of her own writings in addition to musical, theatrical, and dance programs, publicity, an...

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Elizabeth F. Cheney papers

Correspondence, legal documents, account books, diaries, scrapbooks, genealogies, family photographs, sympathy letters and other mourning items, and other miscellaneous papers of Miss Elizabeth F. Cheney of Oak Park (Ill.), who gathered much of this material from members of several families of wh...

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Ellen Goldsmith Papers, 1933-2007

Large collection of photographs relating to the ballet, opera and cinema, dating from the 1940s through the early 1970s, amassed by Ellen (Teddy) Goldsmith, backstage worker at the Civic Opera House, home of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Many of the photographs are professional portraits of opera s...

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Gordon Adamson Chicago theater and opera programs collections, 1920-1970

The collection consists of theater and opera programs dated from the 1920s to 1960s. The programs are from Chicago companies or companies touring the Chicago area.

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Guide to Ars Musica Chicago Records

This collection documents the activities of the non-profit organization Ars Musica Chicago. The records include governance documents, administrative reports, concert music and research notes, concert programs and recordings, applications for grants to fund the organization, and workshop materials...

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H. C. Rew family photograph collection, ca. 1880-1920.

Primarily includes photographs and negatives of the Rew family, friends, and residences in Evanston (Ill.). Activities include formal banquets, dinners, wedding parties, persons golfing, and persons playing musical instruments. Some images show vehicles including automobiles, boats, carriages and...

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Hammond Organ Company collection of visual materials, [1932-1980s]

Visual materials relating to the Hammond Organ Co. (incorporated in 1928) and to inventions by its founder Laurens Hammond. Subjects include portraits of Hammond and family members, various views of construction of organs, and many different models of organs. Includes images of a self-shuffling b...

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Hammond Organ Company records, ca. 1928-1985.

Corporate records related to Mr. Laurens Hammond (1895-1973) and the company he founded, which was known as the Hammond Clock Company (1928-1937), the Hammond Instrument Company (1937-1953), and finally the Hammond Organ Company (1953-1986). Correspondence, reports, minutes, manufacturing drawing...

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Images related to the Aragon and Trianon Ballrooms, [1920s-1930s].

Photographs, advertisements, and postcards relating to the Trianon Ballroom and the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago (Ill.). The collection includes floor plans; postcards; interior and exterior photographs of both dance halls; and publicity photographs of musicians who performed at both ballrooms.

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Jazz Piano Song Sheet. Collection, 1885-1967

The Jazz Piano Song Sheet Collection contains printed sheet music and books ranging from 1885-1967 and includes showtunes, fox trots, waltzes, and jazz, arranged alphabetically by title. The inventory contains the song title, lyricist(s), composer(s), publisher, and date.

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Karen Stephany scrapbook

Scrapbook ca. 1930-1939 containing newspaper clippings and memorabilia related to the career of Karen Stephany. Clippings describe dance performances at night clubs around the U.S. and the Century of Progress World's Fair. Also included are telegrams, programs, and other memorabilia documenting h...

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Louise Overall Weaver papers

Correspondence, notes, programs, certificates, contract (1945), awards, anniversary celebration scrapbooks of newsclippings and photographs, etc. relating to Louise Overall Weaver, a Chicago organist, pianist, and choir director who served several African American churches, especially the 44th St...

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Lyric Opera of Chicago records

Files of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, including publicity releases (1953-1971, 2.5 linear ft.), general administrative files (1958-1973, 8.5 linear ft.), and artistic administrative files (1968-1970, 9 linear ft.). This collection does not include extensive correspondence of Carol Fox or Ardis Kra...

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Margery Melgaard papers

Correspondence, financial records, playbills, newspaper clippings, and other papers concerning Margery Melgaard's investment in the stage show Grease, when it was adapted from its beginnings in Chicago to become a Broadway musical in 1972. Also includes correspondence, newsletters, press releases...

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Michael Loewenstein papers, 1961-1999, bulk 1968-1977

Production and design notes, sketches, drawings, photographs, magazine clippings, expense reports, correspondence, and memos related to the programs televised by WTTW Channel 11, public broadcasting in Chicago, and other productions in which Michael Loewenstein, WTTW set designer, was involved, e...

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Miscellaneous Programmes vol. I, 1895-1898.

Scrapbook contains progams, invitations, tickets, and announcements for alumni events, commencements, debate competitions, lectures, and plays. Subjects include St. Ignatius College, Illinois State Normal University, St. Louis University, University of Notre Dame, Chicago Musical College, Chicago...

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Miscellaneous Programmes vol. II, 1880-1902.

Scrapbook contains invitations, cards, programs, and tickets for lectures, events, commencements, banquets, competitions, plays, and Jubilees. Subjects include St. Louis University, St. Xavier College, St. Ignatius College, Marquette College, Creighton College, Detroit College, World's Columbian ...

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Music and Theater collection, 1885-2007

This collection includes playbills, programs, and other music and theatre ephemera. Most is from the Chicago area, but other United States and International theatres are included. The bulk of the collection includes items from the mid-twentieth century.

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Photographs by David Fishman, [ca. 1940-1970]

The album contains personal photographs taken by photographer Fishman, primarily of life at United States Army base Fort Francis Warren (Wyo.), where he was stationed from 1941-1945. Includes some photographs of training and mess hall activities, but most images are portraits or show social activ...

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