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Ars Musica Chicago records

This collection documents the activities of the non-profit organization Ars Musica Chicago. The records include governance documents, administrative reports, concert music and research notes, concert programs and recordings, applications for grants to fund the organization, and workshop materials...

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Associated Booking Corporation contract

Chicago; Contract between Martin Lieberman, Chicago Music Bag Prod., Inc., and B. B. King for Mr. King's musical presentation at the Auditorium Theater, Chicago on Sunday evening September 19, 1971. King is to receive $5,500.00 plus 50% of the total door receipts over $13,000.00. Xerox copy only ...

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Auditorium Theater Programs, 1888-1938

Programs and other materials for events taking place in the early years at Chicago's Auditorium Theater. Envisioned as a world-class theater and opera house by Chicago impresario Ferdinand Peck, the Adler and Sullivan-designed Auditorium opened in 1889 on the corner of Congress and Michigan Avenue.

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Chicago Miniature Opera Company records

Office files, correspondence, programs, clippings, other publicity materials, scripts, legal papers, scrapbooks, and other papers of the Chicago Miniature Opera Company, also known as the Tivoli Grand Opera and later the Kungsholm Miniature Grand Opera, founded by Ernest Wolff of Chicago (Ill.). ...

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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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Elizabeth F. Cheney papers

Correspondence, legal documents, account books, diaries, scrapbooks, genealogies, family photographs, sympathy letters and other mourning items, and other miscellaneous papers of Miss Elizabeth F. Cheney of Oak Park (Ill.), who gathered much of this material from members of several families of wh...

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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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Gordon Adamson Chicago theater and opera programs collections, 1920-1970

The collection consists of theater and opera programs dated from the 1920s to 1960s. The programs are from Chicago companies or companies touring the Chicago area.

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H. C. Rew family photograph collection, ca. 1880-1920.

Primarily includes photographs and negatives of the Rew family, friends, and residences in Evanston (Ill.). Activities include formal banquets, dinners, wedding parties, persons golfing, and persons playing musical instruments. Some images show vehicles including automobiles, boats, carriages and...

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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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Hammond Organ Company records

Corporate records related to Mr. Laurens Hammond (1895-1973) and the company he founded, which was known as the Hammond Clock Company (1928-1937), the Hammond Instrument Company (1937-1953), and finally the Hammond Organ Company (1953-1986). Correspondence, reports, minutes, manufacturing drawing...

Images related to the Aragon and Trianon Ballrooms, [1920s-1930s].

Photographs, advertisements, and postcards relating to the Trianon Ballroom and the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago (Ill.). The collection includes floor plans; postcards; interior and exterior photographs of both dance halls; and publicity photographs of musicians who performed at both ballrooms.

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Jazz Piano Song Sheet. Collection, 1885-1967

The Jazz Piano Song Sheet Collection contains printed sheet music and books ranging from 1885-1967 and includes showtunes, fox trots, waltzes, and jazz, arranged alphabetically by title. The inventory contains the song title, lyricist(s), composer(s), publisher, and date.

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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...

Louise Overall Weaver papers

The collection includes correspondence, programs, and a contract to play for the church, awards, anniversary celebration scrapbooks and news clippings. This includes thank-you notes and letters of congratulations, autographs including Rev. Jesse Jackson and Mahalia Jackson, photos from her inclus...

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Lyric Opera of Chicago records

Files of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, including publicity releases (1953-1971, 2.5 linear ft.), general administrative files (1958-1973, 8.5 linear ft.), and artistic administrative files (1968-1970, 9 linear ft.). This collection does not include extensive correspondence of Carol Fox or Ardis Kra...

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Margery Melgaard papers

Correspondence, financial records, playbills, newspaper clippings, and other papers concerning Margery Melgaard's investment in the stage show Grease, when it was adapted from its beginnings in Chicago to become a Broadway musical in 1972. Also includes correspondence, newsletters, press releases...

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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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