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Alan Howard Papers, 1924-2002

Clippings, photographs, programs, assorted miscellaneous printed material and memorabilia relating to ballet dancers and dance companies.

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Alexander Bennett Papers, 1953-1990

Bennett was a dancer with the Royal Ballet and Ballet Rambert, and former director of the Twin Cities Ballet in Illinois as well as other regional ballet companies. His collection includes many audio and videocassettes, a scrapbook of his dancing career, and some memorabilia.

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Allied Arts Records, 1913-1997

Clippings, artist correspondence, box office records, concert programs, and photographs of the Allied Arts Corporation. Allied Arts Corporation management was taken over by Harry and Sarah Zelzer in 1948 and became the premier agency for bringing performing artists to Chicago. Important artists a...

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Amy Osgood Papers, 1980-1991, 1980-1991

Fifteen videotapes (3/4 inch, U-Matic) of performances and rehearsals by choreographer Amy Osgood and her dance company, Osgood Dances, which was active in Chicago from 1977 through 1987.

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Ann Barzel Dance Research Collection, ca. 1830-2010

Materials collected by dance critic Ann Barzel, documenting the history of dance in Chicago and worldwide. Research collection includes brochures and other publicity, newsclippings, programs, souvenir books, audiovisual material, posters and prints, photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts.

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Ann Barzel Papers, 1912-2005

Correspondence, works, photographs, and personal and biographical material by Chicago dance critic and historian Ann Barzel.

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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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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...


Bertha Ott Papers, 1890s-1961

Business papers of Chicago concert manager Bertha Ott, including box office statements, photographs, correspondence, and programs. Ott was secretary to the impresario F. Wight Neumann for 20 years. After his death in 1924, she continued his work by forming her own company and managing concerts at...

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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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Black Women in the Middle West Project collection, ca. 1924-1985

Correspondence, lists, publicity materials, and other records of the Black Women in the Middle West (BWMW) Project, a grant-funded project to document the lives of African American women and organizations in Illinois and Indiana and to encourage the donation of their historical records to researc...


Carey Rose Winski Memorial Foundation Dance Scholarship Competition Papers, 1981-2002

Completed applications for the Carey Rose Winski Memorial Foundation Dance Scholarship Competitions, 1981-2001; also newspaper articles, correspondence, photographs, an audiotape, and some videotapes.

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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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Charlie Chaplin coloring books

Illustrated comic-coloring books depicting Charlie Chaplin as the Tramp titled, "Charlie Chaplin's Comic Papers (series 1 no. 315)" and "Charlie Chaplin in the Movies," and published as promotion for Essanay Studios. Included in the two-color printed interior of both volumes are annotations and c...


Chicago Allied Arts, Inc. Records, 1924-1928

Records kept by Thomas Hart Fisher, secretary for the Chicago Allied Arts, Inc., a short-lived organization which produced a series of programs of new music and dance in Chicago from 1924-1927. Includes business correspondence and financial information, with some program planning information.

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Chicago City Ballet Records, 1924-2001

Administrative, promotional, and audiovisual records of the Chicago City Ballet, founded by prima ballerina Maria Tallchief in 1980. The successor of the Lyric Opera Ballet, this resident ballet company toured and performed in Chicago and throughout the United States until dissolving in 1987. Als...

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Chicago City Ballet School Records, 1980-1994

The School of the Chicago City Ballet was founded in 1980 by Maria Tallchief and affiliated with the Chicago City Ballet, outlasting the company by six years until its closing in 1993. Includes administrative records, publicity materials, and photographs.

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Chicago Community Trust Excellence in Dance Initiative Records, 1999-2007

Administrative files, consultant files and a collection of background information and publications relating to the field of dance and specifically to the activities of a short-term initiative developed by the Chicago Community Trust which had the aim of strengthening the field of dance in Chicago.

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Chicago Dance and Music Alliance Records, 1980-2005

Records of the Chicago Dance Coalition, the Chicago Music Alliance, and the merged Chicago Dance and Music Alliance. Includes administrative, financial, and photographic materials as well as audiovisual and digital data items.

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