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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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Barbour-Powell family collection of visual materials, [1860s-1950s, bulk 1900-1930]

Material from the Barbour-Powell family of Chicago, especially Lillian Powell Barbour and her daughters Lillian and Elizabeth. Includes formal and informal photographs of family members, among these cartes-de-visite of Lillian Powell as child and later, cabinet card portraits of her children; vie...


Changing Chicago project photographs by Antonio Perez, 1987-1988.

Documentary photographs primarily depict the Hispanic community on Chicago's South Side. Includes images of dances, Halloween, parades, religious activities, schools, storefronts, storekeepers, a train, weddings, Vietnam War veterans, scenes in Calumet Park on Chicago's lakefront, and Hispanic yo...

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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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Changing Chicago project photographs by Peter Bacon Hales, 1987-1988.

Documentary photographs of people attending a variety of society events such as balls, benefits and galas. Includes coverage of the Alzheimer's Benefit Ball and the Presentation Ball at the Chicago Hilton; Black Creativity Ball and Columbian Ball at the Museum of Science and Industry; Crystal Bal...

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Charles E. Cooper photograph collection, [ca. 1970-1993]

Primarily photographs taken by Chicagoan Cooper, who was employed as an art teacher at Lane Tech High School. Primarily includes images relating to education and activities at Lane Tech, events that took place in Chicago, and art exhibitions. Photographs and slides of Lane Tech show students, dan...

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Chicago City Ballet Records, 1980-1988

Records include administrative and publicity files for the short-lived company founded by Prima ballerina Maria Tallchief in 1979.

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Chicago City Ballet School Records, 1985-1992

The School of Chicago Ballet was founded in 1981 and affiliated with the Chicago City Ballet, outlasting the Ballet Company seven more years until its closing in 1994. Includes publicity material and photographs.

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Chicago (Magazine) photograph collection, [ca. 1960-1985]

Includes visual materials relating to Chicago magazine, a monthly feature and entertainment periodical for Chicago (Ill.) and the surrounding area. Visual materials consist of images that were considered or used for publication. Topics include buildings and residences; broadcasting; several forms...

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Chicago Miniature Opera Company collection of visual materials, ca. 1936-1949.

Collection of photographs, transparencies, and moving image film pertaining to the Chicago Miniature Opera Company. Founded by Ernest Wolff, the company was also known as the Tivoli Grand Opera in the 1940s. Images are of puppet opera productions and behind-the-scenes activities.

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Chicago National Association of Dance Masters Records, 1952-Ongoing

The Chicago National Association of Dance Masters (CNADM) was founded in 1912 and serves as a resource of continuing education for dance teachers and their students. Records include workshop reports, dance notes, and audiovisual recordings of CNADM workshops.

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Chicago Theatre publicity photographs, ca. 1930-1969.

Includes publicity photographs for entertainers who appeared at the Chicago Theatre.

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Cinema/Chicago collection of visual materials, 1967-1984.

Materials from film festivals sponsored by Cinema/Chicago, known as the Chicago International Film Festival from 1964-1978. The name change reflects the broader scope of the organization and the festivals it runs, including INTERCOM (Industrial Film Festival) and the Dance Film Festival. Contains...

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Dance Horizons Records, 1958-1977

Films, photographs, programs, and newspaper clippings documenting the activities of a Highland Park modern dance venue consisting of three separate, but interrelated groups (The Trio, Dance Horizons, North Shore Dance Workshop) operated by Martha Koplin, Suzanne Ettlinger, and Dorothy Mozen, and ...

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Dance marathon photograph collection, ca. 1930-1939.

Photographs of dance marathons at Chicago's Merry Garden ballroom, White City Ballroom, Pershing Ballroom and other locations. Most photographs are posed portraits of dancers but a few scenes show dancers on the dance floor.

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David Dapogny photograph collection, 1975-1980.

Photoprints depict or relate to entertainment held in Chicago's streets and plazas. Includes acrobatic and gymnastic performances, dance contests, Puerto Rican and Polish ethnic parades, Venetian Night water show, and an air show in Grant Park. Also includes scenes of entertainment at various com...

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Essanay Film Manufacturing Company photographs, ca. 1915.

Photographic prints from the motion picture production, Young America, and nitrate negatives of telegrams sent by Essanay Film Studios, ca. 1915.

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Essanay Film Studios advertisements collection, 1915-1920.

Collection of lantern slides of motion picture advertisements from Essanay Studios. Announcing coming (future) attractions with space for local theater to write in the name of the theater.

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George Spoor and Essanay Film Manufacturing Company manuscript collection

Scripts, magazines, and a scrapbook related to Spoor's career as a pioneer motion picture producer. Topics include Spoor's work as a distributor of films in the Chicago area (1897-1907), as co-founder of the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company (1907-1917), and as an innovator of three-dimensional ...

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The Green dress : a Chicago story portfolio, 1980.

A portfolio by photographer Dirk Bakker in collaboration with performance artist Sandra Binion. The photographs depict a woman in a green sequin dress among familiar and notable Chicago area landmarks and scenes such as the Auditorium Theatre, Wrigley Field, O'Hare airport, and Sears Tower.

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Guide to the Chicago Theaters Scrapbooks, 1908-1915

This collection on Chicago area theatres consists primarily of three scrapbooks filled with clippings, programs, reviews, and publicity generated for the theatre seasons between 1908 and 1915.

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Guide to the Records of the Practical Theatre Company, 1979-2011

The Practical Theatre Company (PTC) was a Chicago-based theatre company founded by Northwestern University students and active throughout the 1980s. Its productions included new plays, satiric agitprop, rock and roll events, and a series of successful improvisational comedy revues. The PTC, whose...

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Harry Malm poster collection, ca. 1950-1979.

Primarily posters for theatrical productions at Chicago theaters, but also some posters for movies, dance, circus, music and sports events.

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