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Eugene Olshansky Photographs

Identifier: Dance-MS-Olshansky
Abstract Photographs of productions staged by the Original Ballets Russes (aka the Ballet Russes du Col. W. de Basil) and the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo between 1935 and 1941, taken by Chicago businessman and balletomane Eugene Olshansky. Also, two operatic portraits, a few personal photographs, and several pieces of ephemera.
Dates: 1935-1986; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1941

Harriet Lundgren Papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Lundgren
Abstract Material relating to the career of Chicago ballet dancer Harriet Lundgren. Includes three scrapbooks of clippings, articles, pictures and reviews regarding Lundgren, other dancers, and opera singers of the 1920s and 1930s. Also, a few articles and magazine excerpts on the ballet, several programs, and a collection of miscellaneous photographs of performers and celebrities.
Dates: 1917-1991; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1938

Louise St. John Westervelt Collection of Theatrical and Musical Photographs

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Westervelt
Abstract Photographs, mainly cabinet photographs, of nineteenth-century musical and theatrical persons.
Dates: 1869-1930; Majority of material found within 1869 - 1891

May Valentine Opera Photograph Collection

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Valentine
Abstract Photographs of opera singers and conductors, collected by May Valentine, chorus director and music librarian for the Chicago Lyric Opera for 44 years. Mostly undated professional stills of individuals, plus a few stage scenes and miscellaneous group shots.
Dates: approximately 1910-1972

Milward Adams photograph collection [OFFSITE]

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Adams
Abstract STORED OFFSITE – Contact for access. Collection of portraits of statesmen, orators, lecturers, musicians, singers, composers, and conductors collected by and autographed to Milward Adams, manager of Chicago's Auditorium Theater from 1889 to 1910.
Dates: approximately 1890-1910

Mina Hager Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hager
Abstract Material relating to the career of mezzo-soprano Mina Hager (Mrs. Fred Heidenson), including incoming correspondence from John Alden Carpenter and others, programs, clippings and other memorabilia. Also, practice and demo tapes, sound recordings (78 rpm and 45 rpm, LP) and a collection of manuscript and published sheet music, mostly by John Alden Carpenter.
Dates: 1892-1977; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1970

Theodore Thomas Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Thomas
Abstract Correspondence, mainly incoming, of Theodore Thomas, the first conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and his wife Rose Fay Thomas; photographs of musicians; and a small collection of miscellaneous material relating to the Thomases.
Dates: 1852-1926

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