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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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Dorothy Hild Papers, 1847-1984

Former Director of Entertainment at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago and founder of the dance troupe Africana Dancers. Papers include correspondence, clippings, financial information, photographs, publicity, sheet music for her productions and dance numbers at the Edgewater Beach Hotel as wel...


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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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...


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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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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Randolph Street Gallery Archives, 1979-1988

From 1979 until its closing in 1998, Randolph Street Gallery (RSG) was an experimental, non-traditional, artist-run space in Chicago. Over its twenty-year life, it became a vital and trend-setting force in the world of contemporary art, committed to exploring the social and political issues of th...

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Rebecca Gearhart Chicago theatrical performers photograph collection, [ca. 1920-1935]

Consists of individual and group portrait photographs of popular stage entertainers of various types in Chicago. Includes images of actors, actresses, dancers, minstrels, and musicians. Many of the performers are shown in their stage constumes and are posed in a manner which suggests the nature o...

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Rendering or model for the Lou Rawls Theater and Cultural Center, ca. 1990s.

View of a rendering or model for the Lou Rawls Theater and Cultural Center, proposed for the Near South Side of Chicago (Ill.).

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Rudy Horn Papers, 1920-1995

Correspondence, clippings, photographs and memorabilia of Chicago entertainer known as the "Comedy King of Vaudeville." His father was Henry Horn, who operated and booked nightclubs in the early 1900s and was the onetime owner of Chicago's Green Mill Tavern. Born in 1909, Horn performed as a danc...

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Theodore Charles Stone papers, 1921-2001

Theodore Charles Stone (1912-1998) was a Chicago-based opera singer and journalist who served as president of both the National Association of Negro Musicians and Chicago Music Association. The Theodore Charles Stone papers span from 1929-2001 and provide insight into the African American operati...