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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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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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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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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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Chicago Dance and Music Alliance (CDAMA) Records, ca. 1981-2007

Administrative records, publicity material, photographs, and audiovisual materials relating to the arts advocacy groups The Chicago Dance Coalition (1981-2001) and The Chicago Music Alliance (1984-2001), and their merged entity The Chicago Dance and Music Alliance (2001-). Includes planning files...

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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 Theatre publicity photographs, ca. 1930-1969.

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

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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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Descriptive inventory for the Lois Weisberg papers, 1896-2015, bulk 1953-2011

Scrapbooks, meetings, minutes, newsletters, programs, scripts, publications, publicity materials, correspondence, and other materials documenting Lois Weisberg's personal and professional activities. Materials document Weisberg’s roles in and the activities of the South Shore Railroad ad...


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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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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Felix Borowski Papers, 1841-1995

Correspondence, writings, photographs, sound recordings, clippings scrapbooks, and some biographical material documenting the life of Felix Borowski, Chicago composer, musicologist, critic for the Chicago

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Gads Hill Center visual materials, ca. 1900-1970s

Visual materials primarily relating to the activities, facilities, and people serving and using the Gads Hill Settlement House. The bulk of the collection consists of images of children of all ages. Many of the photographic prints are small snapshots (3 x 5 in. or smaller). Activities show...


Harriet Lundgren Papers, 1917-1991

Material relating to the career of Chicago ballet dancer Harriet Lundgren. Includes three scrapbooks of clippings, articles, pictures and reviews regarding Lundgren, other dancers, and opera singers of the 1920s and 1930s. Also, a few articles and magazine excerpts on the ballet, several programs...

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Jewish Community Centers of Chicago collection of visual materials, 1909-1965, bulk 1920s.

Primarily includes views of activities of JCC and its predecessors at various locations: Chicago Hebrew Institute at Taylor & Lytle (1914), Jewish People's Institute in Lawndale (1922), and Max Straus Center (1946). Subjects include adult, junior college, secondary, elementary and nursery educati...


John Alderson photograph collection, 1975.

Includes photographs, often candid, of musicians and dancers taken in Chicago blues night clubs by professional photographer Alderson.

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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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Leigh B. Block anniversary album, 1947.

Photographs of a party at the Ambassador East Hotel (Chicago Ill.) celebrating Leigh B. Block and Mary Block's fifth wedding anniversary, October 21, 1947. Includes members of the Block family and other prominent Chicagoans as well as a photo of the entertainer Sara Vaughn. Participants are gener...

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Manning, Richard. Band. Collection, 1883-1978

Richard Manning, band leader, composer, and music arranger. The Richard Manning Band Collection contains stock and handwritten arrangements for dance bands, music books, newspaper articles, advertisements, and correspondence.

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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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