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Works, correspondence to and from prominent musical figures, family correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, artifacts, and a couple of recordings of this world-renowned concert pianist, composer, conductor, and educator.
Collection of 167 glass plate negatives and a few prints created by Rudolph Michaelis between 1900 and 1905. Images show city street views, buildings, businesses, homes, churches, parks, family, and friends and are primarily of Chicago and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Also includes images taken in other locations in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, and Iowa.
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 dancer, comedian, and emcee throughout the US and Europe.
Correspondence, clippings, and calligraphic works by Ruth Justus, an American calligrapher who taught at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The bulk of incoming correspondence from 1958 to 1962 relates to a book calligraphed by Justus titled “This is Minnesota” and reader responses to newspaper articles about learning calligraphy.
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
Family histories of the Dahlgren and Redstrom families, correspondence, photographs, Greek menus and travelogues, and newspaper clippings of Ruth Nelson Redstrom's "One Woman's View" column. All materials relating to Ruth Nelson Redstrom, teacher and writer, from 1930 to transcriptions and reproductions from 2011.
Photocopies of articles, correspondence, and other material assembled by rare book collector and Cowley completist Ruth Nuzum.
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 publicity materials for both the Foundation and the Ruth Page School of Dance.
Personal papers of dancer and choreographer Ruth Page. Materials include correspondence, choreographic and technical notes, address books, programs, press clippings and scrapbooks, journals writings, photographs, business records, audio recordings, and musical scores. Featured dance works include The Bells, Carmen, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Frankie and Johnny, and Billy Sunday.
Scrapbook of Ballet dancer Ruth Pryor, born in Chicago in 1906, who began her career in vaudeville as half of the team of "Gardel and Pryor." By 1929 she had become the premier danseuse of the Chicago Civic Opera, and appeared as the first American ballerina to be the Swan Queen in a special production of Swan Lake. The scrapbook includes many newspaper clippings, and a few articles and programs.
Clippings, photographs, some correspondence, and a few pieces of Chicago Daily News memorabilia from long-time reporter and reviewer Sam Lesner.
Letters written by Samuel Eddy Barrett to his wife Alice Barrett while travelling throughout the Far East; one letter addressed to Zechariah Eddy from Barrett's father Samuel Barrett regarding the death of Eddy's brother; letters to Barrett's daughter Adela Barrett pertaining to an inheritance and property.
Correspondence, dating mainly from 1849 to 1876, of California emigrant Samuel V. Tripp, addressed primarily to his mother and sister in Ohio, regarding his life in the Northern California gold region and later in Southern California.
Small collection of material relating to minor Chicago poet. Iris proved to be a plagiarist and forger who engaged in a life-long campaign not only to have his verse published but also to be regarded as a colleague of more successful writers and poets. Consists of correspondence, poetry, and miscellaneous items such as clippings and photographs.
Approximately 300 pages of genealogical research notes from the early 1900s pertaining to the Scribner, Freeman, and Heckle families, extending back to the 17th century. Materials possibly collected by American penman William Marshall Scribner. Also includes twenty-seven photographs mostly of Scribner family members and their homesteads in Maine and New Hampshire from 1864-1900.
Correspondence, writing, photographs, and mementos of a Chicago working woman and poet, Selma Walden. Also writings by family members, including extensive biographical writings by and about those family members.
Chicago area theater company focused on works by Shakespeare and other classic dramatists. Production notes, scripts, promotional materials, and other documents related to performances.
Twelve letters and a receipt relating to the Shaw family of Jacksonville, Illinois. Letters detail agricultural, business, family, religious and social matters of mid-nineteenth century Illinois. Related family names are Roberts of Fair Haven, Massachusetts, and Bird of Portland, Maine.
Drafts of the play "Season on the Line" by Chicago-based actor, writer, and musician Shawn Pfautsch. The play was first performed at the House Theatre of Chicago in September and October, 2014. Also includes outline cards for the play and the sheet music to "Jolly Is the Gale."
Malkind, a Chicago photojournalist, worked for the Ruth Page Foundation from 1981 to 1992. Her photographs primarily feature cultural life in Chicago, dance and performing arts events, as well as her personal life. The collection also includes clippings, correspondence, publicity materials, written work by Malkind and Ruth Page, and audio recordings.
Correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, audiovisual material, royalty statements, personal financial records, artifacts, miscellaneous ephemera, autographed works, and literary manuscripts (many unpublished; also fragments, notes, and tentative sketches for short stories) of Chicago Literary Renaissance novelist and poet best known for his 1919 novel, Winesburg, Ohio.
Papers of Chicago journalist Sherwood Ross, including articles he wrote for the New York Enquirer (1956-1957) and the Chicago Daily News (1962), a syndicated column for Reuters (1992-2002), material from his public relations and social activism work for the National Urban League and records belonging to Sherwood Ross Associates, a media consulting firm Ross founded in 1970.