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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...


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 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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Edna L. McRae Papers, 1910-1990

Dancer, choreographer, and teacher Edna McRae started dancing in Chicago Public Schools and studied with Andreas Pavley, Serge Oukrainsky, and Adoph Bolm, among others. She operated a ballet school in Chicago from 1925 to 1964, becoming known as the grande dame of the Chicago Ballet community. Pa...

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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 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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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...


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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Krassner School of Theatre Arts Records, 1906-1997

Documents, photographs and artifacts reflecting the history of the dance and theater schools founded and run by the Chicago Krassner sisters, both in Illinois and California, from 1924 to 1978. Includes letters, announcements, clippings, cue cards, instruction sheets and scripts, programs, miscel...

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LaRayne School of Dancing Memorabilia, 1930-1947

Published and mimeographed ballet, tap and novelty dance routines, probably belonging to the LaRayne School of Dancing and/or choreographers and teachers Marion Freeman, Jack Manning and the Del-Wrights. Includes catalogs for the yearly conventions of the Chicago Association of Dancing Masters, 1...

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Mercedes McCambridge papers, 1935-2004.

The Mercedes McCambridge Papers consists of 3 linear feet and spans the years 1935 to 2000. The papers are organized into five series and alphabetically within each series. The material within this collection consists of paper, objects, and photographs. The Oscar and Golden Globes are available f...

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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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Programmes of St. Ignatius College, 1903-1916.

Scrapbook contains jubilee cards, programs, schedules, tickets, advertisements, flyers, memorial booklets, circulars, menus, illustrations, postcards, song lyrics, Mass cards, sheet music, and catalogs. Subjects include James Edward Cardinal Quigley, St. Ignatius College, debate contests, basebal...

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Ruth Kilbourn Papers, ca. 1947-1949

Small collection of memorabilia, photographs and performance programs and announcements of Ruth Kilbourn, who ran a dance studio in Chicago, Illinois, in the 1940s. Includes a pair of toe shoes

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Ruth Page Foundation Records, 1989-2013

Records of the Ruth Page Foundation, a cultural non-profit organization committed to the education, promotion, and presentation of dance in Chicago. Founded by Ruth Page in 1970, the Foundation continues to support a number of dance initiatives. Includes administrative, personnel, financial, and ...

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