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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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Bessie Barnes Papers, 1896-1992

Photographs, newspaper reviews and miscellaneous personal items relating to Bessie Barnes, producer of nightclub theatrical reviews in Chicago and Milwaukee in the 1920’s and 1930’s

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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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Dance performance posters, [ca. 1937-1974]

Handmade posters in color with attached black & white photographs (8 x 10 in and smaller) advertising performances by dancers Ruth Page and Harald Krentzberg of Seven New Dances at the Studebaker and Embassy theaters.

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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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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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Guide to the Bud Beyer (1940-) Papers, 1956-2006

The Bud Beyer Papers fill 28 boxes and span the years 1956-2006; the bulk of the papers date between 1970 and 2000. The papers are organized into the following subseries: biographical files, mime, teaching materials, Northwestern University Theatre Department, wind conducting, professional activi...

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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 David A. Downs (1946- ) Papers, 1946-2006

Downs most significant contributions to the field of theatre were in his role as an acting teacher and director, both roles he played at Northwestern University from 1973 – 2007. The David Downs papers are arranged in thirty-nine boxes and span the years from1946 to 2003. They are organized into ...

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Guide to the Frank Galati (1943-) Papers, 1948-2006

The Frank Galati Papers fill 38 boxes and span the years 1948-2006; the bulk of the papers date between 1965 and 2005. The papers consist mostly of scripts and other notes from the plays he wrote, directed or in which he acted. Biographical files include personal information about Galati and his ...

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Guide to the Records of the Children's Theatre of Evanston, 1925-1986

The records of the Children's Theatre date from 1925 to 1986, with the bulk of the records falling between 1957 and 1986. Arranged into rough categories of administration, education, fundraising, and production, these records document the Theatre's changing relationships with Northwestern Univers...

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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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Guide to the Viola Spolin Papers, 1925-2003

Viola Spolin has been called the "high priestess of improvisational theatre". Born in Chicago in 1906, Spolin is best known as the creator of theater games, originally created as a series of exercises to aid students in the study of drama. In 1955, Spolin conducted workshops for the Playwrights T...

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James Dybas Papers, 1949-2010

Photographs and newspaper reviews of Bob Simpson's musical comedy revues at Fazio's in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the Del Prado Hotel in Chicago, 1960-1962, including James Dybas, a dancer in the company. Also current photographic portraits of Dybas. Also programs, reviews, notices, and photograph...

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Jewish Community Centers of Chicago records, 1904-1985.

Correspondence, minutes, reports, community surveys, financial records, studies, membership statistics, student records, and scrapbooks of programs and newsclippings by and about the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago and its predecessors: the Chicago Hebrew Institute, 1903-1922, and the Jewish ...

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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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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...


Marshall Brodein visual materials

Black-and-white and color photographs and printed material related to Marshall Brodein and his character Wizzo the Wizard popularized on WGN-TV's "Bozo's Circus" and "The Bozo Show." Images depict Wizzo and Bozo on set, Wizzo flyer and headshot portrait, and a later portrait of Brodien not in cos...

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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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Playbill and Program. Collection, 1843-1979

Contains primarily posters, programs, and souvenir books from 19th-century public performances and Playbill and Showbill magazines from the 20th century. Also contains musical performance programs for amateur recitals, operas, and ballets. A smaller number of programs are included for lectures, m...

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