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American Circus Collection, 1891-1939

Late 19th and early 20th century circus and theater related illustrations, publicity, programs, photographs and memorabilia.

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Arthur Hercz papers

Correspondence and newsclippings relating to buildings or interiors designed by Arthur Hercz, a Chicago architect; scripts, musical scores, costume and scenery sketches, and programs for pageants and festivals designed or directed by Hercz; essays; articles; condolence letters to Hercz's family a...


Hammond Organ Company collection of visual materials

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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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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Lantern slide views of life in Chicago collection, 1880-1934.

Collection of views of downtown Chicago street scenes (1871-1915); World's Columbian Exposition (1893); Century of Progress (1933-1934); filming a movie, stage productions, bathers, stenographers at work, Sullivan (boxer), a drawing of a Pullman car, and the logo of the Chicago Allied Printing Tr...


Sally Rand collection of photographs, [ca. 1920-1960, bulk 1950s]

Photographs from the personal files of dancer and actress, Sally Rand, primarily relating to the period 1949-1953 and Rand's traveling dance show, but including some earlier materials. Sally Rand became famous for her "fan dance" and her "bubble dance" (using balloons) that she performed at the C...

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Sally Rand papers, 1903-1955

Correspondence, financial materials, newspaper clippings, publicity files, programs, musical scores, and other papers of Sally Rand, mostly relating to the traveling dance revue that she operated for many years. Some items refer to her earlier performances at the Century of Progress world's fair ...

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