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Chicago Community Trust Excellence in Dance Initiative Records

Identifier: Dance-MS-Dance Initiative

Administrative files, consultant files and a collection of background information and publications relating to the field of dance and specifically to the activities of a short-term initiative developed by the Chicago Community Trust which had the aim of strengthening the field of dance in Chicago.

Dates: 1999-2007

Dance Horizons records

Identifier: Dance-MS-Dance Horizons
Abstract Films, photographs, programs, and newspaper clippings documenting the activities of a Highland Park modern dance venue consisting of three separate, but interrelated groups (The Trio, Dance Horizons, North Shore Dance Workshop) operated by Martha Koplin, Suzanne Ettlinger, and Dorothy Mozen, and active from 1958-1977. The three offered classes for children and adults, and held and filmed workshops with visiting artists including Merce Cunningham, Daniel Nagrin, Katherine Litz, Alwin...
Dates: 1958-1977

Dance For Life records

Identifier: Dance-MS-Dance For Life
Abstract Project notebooks, publicity, promotional materials, and audiovisual footage from Dance For Life, a yearly dance event organized by Chicago Dancers United. According to their website, " Dance for Life Chicago is the annual benefit dance concert presenting and showcasing the city’s unique diversity of talent, dance traditions and styles by bringing together the incredibly talented, world-renowned professional dancers of Chicago for one night on the same stage. The dance community unites...
Dates: 1992-2016

Ruth Ann Koesun papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Koesun

Ruth Ann Koesun was born in Chicago and studied dance with Chicago teachers Edna Lucile Baum and Bentley Stone and Walter Camryn. She joined American Ballet Theatre in 1946, and retired from ABT as principal dancer in 1969. Papers include programs, publicity, and films highlighting Koesun's dance career.

Dates: 1934-1977

Paula Gerard Renison Dance Sketches

Identifier: Dance-MS-RenisonP

Six pencil sketches of Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo dancers drawn by artist Paula Gerard Renison during rehearsals and performances at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, 1938-1939.

Dates: 1938-1939

Harriet Lundgren papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Lundgren

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

Audrey Williams papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-WilliamsA

Scrapbooks, photographs, postcards, and some clippings and publicity material from dancer Audrey Williams, who joined the Dorothy Hild dancers and performed stage shows at Chicago's Edgewater Beach Hotel, as well as touring with the USO during World War II.

Dates: 1910s-1990s; Majority of material found within 1940-1949

Diane Marsh Portman papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Portman
Abstract Choreographic notes and notebooks, scripts, dance teaching materials, and some photographs of dancer/choreographer/actor/teacher Diane Portman, who also went by Diana Marsh, Diane Marsh, or Diane Meroff. Portman was an entertainer and dance teacher.Also includes professional headshots of Portman and her husband, Seymour Portman; framed photograph of the Portman home in Highland Park taken by daughter Chandra Portman; Inventory of recordings (tapes/records) by genre; an oversized...
Dates: 1946-2009

Effie Mihopoulos papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Mihopoulos
Abstract 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, and photographs. Includes two early photos of Effie Mihopoulos' family, including one of her and her mother, taken approximately in the late 1950s. Also included is a press packet containing her...
Dates: approximately 1975-2010

Ruth Pryor memorabilia

Identifier: Dance-MS-Pryor

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.

Dates: 1923-1964

LaRayne School of Dancing memorabilia

Identifier: Dance-MS-LaRayne

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, 1930-1936, and for summer sessions at the Chicago Teachers College, 1939-1947. Also, the script for a children’s musical play.

Dates: 1930-1947

HMS Media, Inc. records

Identifier: Dance-MS-HMS

4 DVDs of the 13-episode television program called The Chicago Dance Project, showcasing the work of 28 local dance companies and 4 local choreographers.

Dates: 2005

Dom Orejudos papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Orejudos

Domingo Orejudos (professional name: Etienne), was a dancer and erotic artist born in Chicago who danced with the Illinois Ballet, later becoming resident choreographer, principal dancer, and associate director of the company. Papers include correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, sketches, and audiovisual material relating to Orejudos' dance career and to the Illinois Ballet.

Dates: 1962-1993

Ruth Kilbourn papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Kilbourn

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

Dates: approximately 1947-1949

Rodgers square dance research collection

Identifier: Dance-MS-Rodgers

Square dance historian and collector Donna Rodgers is the daughter and the wife of professional square dance callers, and a lifelong enthusiast. Formerly a part of the Crossing Trails Square Dance Heritage Society, an organization created by Donna and Duane Rodgers, the collection includes correspondence, organizational documents, books, magazines, photographs, recordings, videotapes, art work, and artifacts.

Dates: approximately 1943-1993

Sybil Shearer papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Shearer
Abstract Papers documenting the career of Northbrook, Illinois based modern dancer Sybil Shearer. Materials include correspondence, address books, writings, clippings, articles, programs, playbills, notebooks, dance notes (teaching, lighting and choreography), photographs, photograph albums, scrapbooks, drawings, slides, a family bible, a book signed by Anna Pavlova, ephemera and artifacts. Currently also includes photographs and negatives by Helen Balfour Morrison. Also includes costumes designed...
Dates: 1925-2012

Ann Barzel papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Barzel

Correspondence, works, photographs, and personal and biographical material by Chicago dance critic and historian Ann Barzel.

Dates: 1912-2005

Dolores Lipinski Long papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Long

Photographs, choreographic notes, posters, programs, clippings, and scrapbooks relating to the career of Dolores Lipinski Long and her husband, Larry Long.

Dates: approximately 1942-2005

Eugene Olshansky photographs

Identifier: Dance-MS-Olshansky

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

Virna Harman Walker Johnston papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-JohnstonV

Correspondence, programs, report cards, and clippings relating to Chicago dancer and dance instructor Virna Harman Walker Johnston.

Dates: 1903-1959; Majority of material found within 1918-1930

James Kelly Choreography Project memorabilia

Identifier: Dance-MS-Kelly

Native San Diegan dancer James Kelly worked in Chicago from 1990 to 1997 as founder and artistic director of the James Kelly Choreography Project, establishing a company whose style was a blend of jazz, ballet and contemporary dance. Small collection of printed memorabilia includes newsletters, posters, programs, and a press kit. Also, four videocassettes of local performances.

Dates: 1993-1997

Ruth Page papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Page

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.

Dates: 1892-1997

Bessie Barnes papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Barnes

Photographs, newspaper reviews and miscellaneous personal items relating to Bessie Barnes, producer of nightclub theatrical reviews in Chicago and Milwaukee in the 1920s and 1930s.

Dates: 1896-1992

Diana Huebert papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Huebert

Material collected by dancer Diana Huebert (Mrs. Abel Faidy), the bulk consisting of programs and photographs of herself and other dancers. Also, some articles she wrote or saved, including an autobiographical sketch, choreographic notes, and miscellaneous material relating to her husband, architect and designer Abel Faidy.

Dates: 1916-1983

John Petri papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Petri

Choreographic notes, clippings, photographs, programs, and other materials documenting the career of ballet and Hungarian dancer John Petri (1892-1963).

Dates: 1916-1975; Majority of material found within 1920-1963

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Chicago Civic Opera (Chicago, Ill.) 3
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Chicago Reader (Chicago, Ill.) 3
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Lyric Opera of Chicago 3
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Mordine and Company Dance Theater 3
Morrison-Shearer Foundation 3
New York City Ballet 3
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Art Institute of Chicago 2
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Bornarth, Christine 2
Borowski, Felix, 1872-1956 2
Camryn, Walter 2
Carl Schurz High School (Chicago, Ill.) 2
Carpenter, John Alden, 1876-1951 2
Chicago Allied Arts, Inc. 2
Chicago City Ballet 2
Chicago Moving Company 2
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 2
Cunningham, Merce 2
Dean, Laura, 1945- 2
Doctoroff, John, 1893-1970 2
Dolin, Anton, 1904-1983 2
Donaldson, Virginia 2
Doris Humphrey Society 2
Edgewater Beach Hotel (Chicago, Ill.) 2
Edward E. Ayer Photograph Collection (Newberry Library) 2
Farley, Ginger 2
Fernandez, Royes 2
Frederking, William 2
Freeman, Marion 2
Giordano, Gus 2
Gongora, Anthony 2
HMS Media, Inc. 2
Hild, Dorothy 2
Ho, Suet May 2
Holmes, Berenice 2
Hubbard Street Dance Company 2
Huebert, Diana, 1899-1983 2
Illinois Arts Council 2
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Limón, José 2
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Markova, Alicia, Dame, 1910-2004 2
Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979 2
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Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936 2
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Morrison, Robert Bruce, 1902-1966 2
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Nicholson, Juanita 2
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Oukrainsky, Serge, 1886-1972 2
Pryor, Ruth, 1906-2001 2
Robinson, Edward G., 1893-1973 2
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