TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

History of the Ravinia Festival Association

Scope and Content of the Collection

Organization

Selected Search Terms

Description of Record Groups / Container List

Series 1: Reference materials, covering 1902-1984

Series 2: Historic / Founding documents, 1903-1967

Series 3: Season Planning, 1936-1983

Subseries 1: Season Correspondence and Contracts, 1946-1973

Subseries 2: Dance Contracts and Notes, 1978-1980

Subseries 3: Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Chicago Federation of Musicians contracts and negotiations, 1936-1966

Subseries 4: Guest Artist correspondence, 1956-1977

Subseries 5: Music Directors, 1966-1983

Series 4: Development / Fundraising, 1930-1976

Series 5: Staff and Trustee matters, 1936-1969

Series 6: Park and Facilities Management, 1909-1977

Series 7: Public Relations, 1920-1993

Subseries 1: Scrapbooks, 1936-1971

Subseries 2: Clippings, [n.d.] and 1910's-1993

Subseries 3: Events, 1962

Subseries 4: Features, 1920-1984

Subseries 5: Programs and Season Announcements, 1913-1980

Subseries 6: Program Production, 1965-1969

Subseries 7: Publications, 1981-1985

Series 8: Ephemera, 1910-1976

Series 9: Special Projects, 1960-1982

Series 10: Photographs, 1906-1980's

Subseries 1: Photographs from the Opera Era, ca. 1912-1931

Subseries 2: Photographs of Performers: Guest Artists and Music Directors, ca. 1950's-1980's

Subseries 4: Photographs of Performers: Theater

Subseries 5: Photographs of the Park and Facilities, 1906-1980's

Subseries 6: Photographs of Staff, Trustees, etc., 1917-1970's

Subseries 7: Photographs, miscellaneous, 1950's-1980's

Series 11: Oversize items, 1900's-1980's

Subseries 1: Public Relations materials, ca. 1920-1985

Subseries 2: Photographs, Oversize

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Inventory of the Ravinia Festival Association Records, 1903-1993


The Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Phone: 312-255-3506
E-Mail: specialcolls@newberry.org
URL: http://www.newberry.org

Finding aid encoded by Alison Hinderliter, September 2002

2002


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Creator Ravinia Festival Association
Title Ravinia Festival Association Records,
Dates 1903-1993
Extent 10 linear feet (14 boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 4 volumes and 4 oversized folders)
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, reports, and publicity relating to the Ravinia Festival, a summer music festival held at Ravinia Park in Highland Park, Illinois, since 1904 (non-continuous).
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest MS Ravinia
Collection Stack Location 3a 51 3

Administrative Information

Cite As

Ravinia Festival Association Records, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Gift of Ravinia Festival Association, 1994.

Processed by

Alison Hinderliter, 2002

Access Restrictions

The Ravinia Festival Association Records are open for research; they are available five folders at a time in the Special Collections Reading Room (Priority II).

A few files containing personnel information are restricted until 2045; see series descriptions in the finding aid for details.

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Ravinia Festival Association Records are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Literary rights, including copyright, may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns.

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History of the Ravinia Festival Association

Summer music festival in Highland Park, Illinois.

Ravinia first opened on August 15, 1904, as an amusement park built solely for the purpose of increasing ridership on the Chicago & Milwaukee Electric Railroad. Ravinia Park included a pavilion, a baseball diamond and grandstand, an electric fountain, a theater, and a refectory building with dining rooms and dance floor. The open-air pavilion offered concerts by the New York Symphony Orchestra under Walter Damrosch, and dance performances by Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn. Due to insufficient revenue, however, Ravinia Park slipped into receivership in 1910.

The next year, a group of North Shore residents purchased the park and founded The Ravinia Company in 1911. Ravinia became a summer venue for classical music, and opera was added to concert programs in 1912. These concerts and performances continued through 1931, when the Depression and decreasing revenues forced Ravinia to close its doors once again.

Four years later, in the spring of 1936, Highland Park and Chicago businessmen formed the not-for-profit Ravinia Festival Association, and on July 3, 1936, the Ravinia Festival opened its first season with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Ernst Ansermet), who have been in residency each summer ever since.

On May 14, 1949 the 1400-seat wooden Pavilion burned to the ground, but six weeks later the 14th Festival opened on schedule under a 33-ton canvas cover originally constructed for B-29 bombers. That summer Ravinia hosted the "Million Dollar Trio" of Jascha Heifetz, Artur Rubenstein and Gregor Piatigorsky. The three legendary musicians played under the canvas B-29 canopy. The replacement pavilion, which is still in use, was completed in 1950.

Seiji Ozawa was named Ravinia's first music director in 1964 and in 1968 the Festival appointed Edward Gordon as executive director. In 1971, James Levine became Ravinia's music director, a post he held until 1993.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

The collection consists mainly of public relations materials, including scrapbooks, newsclippings, historical summaries and recollections, publications files, and photographs. There is also in the collection season planning documentation for scattered years: contracts, correspondence, and reports relating to planning the repertoire and the hiring of guest artists for a particular season. The remainder of the collection includes a few founding documents and scattered files about Ravinia Park and the building and renovation of its facilities; some development and fundraising campaigns records; and some correspondence by and relating to Ravinia staff and trustees.

Narrative descriptions of the subject matter, types of material, and arrangment of series are available through the Organization section of the finding aid.

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Organization

The records are organized in the following series:

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Selected Search Terms

Names

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Copland, Aaron, 1900-
  • Foss, Lukas, 1922-
  • Levine, James, 1943-
  • Ozawa, Seiji, 1935-
  • Ravinia Company
  • Ravinia Park (Highland Park, Ill.)
  • Steinberg, William, 1899-1978

Subjects

  • Ballet Dancers -- Photographs
  • Clippings
  • Conductors (Music) -- Photographs
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence
  • Dance -- United States
  • Manuscripts, American -- Illinois
  • Music festivals -- United States
  • Musicians -- Photographs
  • Opera -- United States
  • Photographs
  • Reports
  • Scrapbooks
  • Singers -- Photographs

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Description of Record Groups / Container List

Series 1: Reference materials, covering 1902-1984

Summary and anecdotal documents used to aid in ascertaining the history of Ravinia, compiled by Ravinia staff and outside researchers. The collections includ summary histories, chronologies, repertory lists and indexes, essays, and personal recollections.

Box Folder
1 1 Historical summaries, covering 1902-1982
1 2 Historical chronologies, covering 1902-1984
1 3 Attendance statistics, (including detailed numbers for ) 1936-1971 1964
1 4 Repertory indexes, 1936-1957
1 5 Repertory indexes, 1958-1966
1 6 Chronology of Dance at Ravinia, 1947-1983
1 7 Repertory lists and index, Opera and grand concerts, 1913-1931
1 8 Repertory indexes, Theatrical performances, (also theatre income and expense figures, and ) 1957-1983 1967-1972 1974-1977
1 9 Laurie, Mrs. Mabel. Letters to Edward Gordon, in regards to contributing her Ravinia memorabilia to the Ravinia "archives", 1968
1 10 Exhibit on Ravinia by the Illinois Institute of Technology, 1973
1 11 Research paper: Ravinia Park: Microcosm of a Changing Era, by Bennett L. Singer, Highland Park High School, Spring 1979
1 12 History of Ravinia, pressbook, (draft) 1979
1 13 Oral histories and recollections, various, 1937-1975

Series 2: Historic / Founding documents, 1903-1967

A small collection of early records highlighting some of the major events in Ravinia's history, including documents of the early Ravinia Park, the Ravinia Company, and the creation of the Ravinia Festival Association. Also includes a proposal for televising concerts, a fact sheet about tickets, and amended By-Laws.

Box Folder
1 14 Frost, A.C. Ravinia Park invoices, (photocopies) 1903-1906
1 15 Announcement of prize paid to namer of "a new resort...at Ravinia." Sheridan Road Newsletter, (photocopy) Mar. 1904
1 16 Announcement, Citizens of Highland Park hold mass-meeting to save Ravinia Park, (photocopy of typescript) 1911
1 17 Certificate of Capital Stock, Ravinia Company, Jul. 19, 1911
1 18 List of stockholders, Ravinia Company, ca. 1911
1 19 Correspondence relating to the possible sale or lease of Ravinia Park, 1937-1939
1 20 Change of name to Ravinia Festival Association, Aug. 21, 1941
1 21 Cassidy, Claudia, and Eckhart, Percy, correspondence regarding editorial criticism, Jul. 1946
1 22 Deed conveying Ravinia Park to the Ravinia Festival Association (with additional correspondence), Jul. 13, 1944; 1947, 1958
1 23 Proposal for televising Ravinia concerts, 1948-1949
1 24 Tickets and Facilities Fact Sheet, 1959
1 25 By-Laws, correspondence, and amendment, May 1, 1963; 1965, 1967

Series 3: Season Planning, 1936-1983

Contracts and correspondence relating to the planning of repertoire and engagement of artists for each season's concerts.
Organized in five subseries: Season Correspondence and Contracts, 1946-1973; Dance Contracts and Notes, 1978-1980; Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Chicago Federation of Musicians contracts and negotiations, 1936-1966; Guest Artist correspondence, 1956-1977; and Music Directors, 1966-1983.
Each series arranged chronologically, except for Guest Artist Correspondence, which is arranged alphabetically by artist.
 

Sub-Series 1: Season Correspondence and Contracts, 1946-1973


Box Folder
2 26 General correspondence and contracts, 1946
2 27 General correspondence and contracts, 1950
2 28 General correspondence and contracts, 1951
2 29 Special Concert: All-Gershwin, Jul. 1, 1951
2 30 General correspondence and contracts, 1952
2 31 General correspondence and contracts, 1953
2 32 General correspondence and contracts, 1954
2 33 General correspondence and contracts, 1955
2 34 General correspondence and contracts, 1956
2 35 General correspondence and contracts, 1957
2 36 General correspondence and contracts, 1958
2 37 General correspondence and contracts, 1959
2 38 General correspondence, 1960
2 39 Special Concert: Jean Martinon conducts, Jul. 19, 21, 23, 1960
2 40 Artists' salary summary, 1960-1965
2 41 General correspondence and contracts, 1961
2 42 General correspondence, 1962
2 43-45 Special Concert: Jack Benny Night, Jul. 29, 1962
2 46 General correspondence and contracts, 1963
3 47 General correspondence and contracts, 1964
3 48 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Contracts, 1964
3 49 General correspondence and contracts, 1965
3 50 Special: Recording of Igor Stravinsky's Orpheus by Stravinsky and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1965
3 51 General correspondence and contracts, 1966
3 52 Special: regarding WGN-TV negotiations, 1966
3 53 Special: Audience commentary, 1966
3 54 Special: Summary of responses to questionnaire about the "Four O'Clocks" concerts, 1966
3 55 Special: Report on ticket prices, and suggestion for 1967 prices, 1966
3 56 Special: Report on sale of Shakespearean clothing, 1966
3 57 General correspondence, 1967
3 58 General correspondence, 1968
3 59 General correspondence and contracts, 1973
 

Sub-Series 2: Dance Contracts and Notes, 1978-1980


Box Folder
3 60 1978-1979
3 61 1979-1980
 

Sub-Series 3: Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Chicago Federation of Musicians contracts and negotiations, 1936-1966


Box Folder
3 62 1936-1958
3 63 1962-1966
 

Sub-Series 4: Guest Artist correspondence, 1956-1977


Box Folder
4 64 Andrews, Julie [signed "Julie Andrews Edwards"], vocal: to Edward Gordon, TLS, Dec. 2, 1975
4 65 Barber, Samuel, composer: to George Kuyper, telegram; and TL copy to Mr. Ludgin, 1956-1958
4 66 Bernstein, Lonard [signed "Lenny"], conductor-composer: to "Walter", 2 TLS, includes carbon copies of replies from Walter Hendl, Feb. 14, 1959; Nov. 25, 1959
4 67 Boulanger, Nadia, conductor: 2 ALS plus handwritten stage diagram for Andrzej Panufnik symphony to "Mr. Edman", Apr. 22-May 9, 1965
4 68 Britten, Benjamin, composer: to "Mr. Ludgin", TL, copy; to "Mr. Hendl", TLS, 1956-1960
4 69 Brody, Clark, CSO clarinet: to "Ed", ALS (Includes carbon copy reply by Gordon), Oct. 20, 1972
4 70 Brubeck, Dave, piano: signed contract, Apr. 25, 1966
4 71 Cage, John, composer: 6 TLS to Mr. Hendl (includes carbon copies of replies), Dec. 16, 1960-May 11, 1961
4 72 Copland, Aaron [some signed "Aaron"], composer-conductor: ALS to "Walter" (Hotel New Japan, Tokyo stationery) ; 3 TLS to "Walter", ; 1 TLS to Miss Helen T. Geraghty, ; 3 TLS to "Silas [Edman]", 3 TLS to "Mr. Turkin", ; 4 TLS to "Mr. Gordon". Letters from Jan. 7, 1962 and Mar. 28, 1962 also include program suggestions. Also includes signed contract, Jan. 6, 1965, 1962-1968
4 73 Dello Joio, Norman, composer: 4 ALS to "Walter", Oct. 11, 1962-Apr. 22, 1963
4 74 DePreist, James, conductor: 7 ALS to "Mr. Turkin" or "Ed", includes carbon copies from Marshall Turkin and Ed Gordon. Also includes signed contract for Jul. 10 and Jul. 15, 1968 performances, Nov. 10, 1967-Apr. 11, 1968
4 75 Dirksen, Everett M. (Everett McKinley): US Senator (Illinois) invited to recite: to Mr. Turkin, 2 TLS. Includes carbon copies and telegram copies from Marshall Turkin, and from J.L. Blackwell, re: inviting the Army band to play July 4, Jan. 2-Oct. 9, 1967
4 76 Dylan, Bob, vocal: signed contract, Mar. 19, 1964
4 77 Elliot, Willard, CSO bassoon and composer: to "Mrs. Bonura", TLS, Apr. 14, 1972
4 78 Fiedler, Arthur, conductor: 3 TLS to "Mr. Gordon", including replies and one TLS signed by Fiedler's secretary, Aug. 28, 1969-Feb. 2, 1970
4 79 Firkusny, Rudolf, piano: to "Ed", TLS, includes carbon copy of reply by Gordon's secretary, Ruth Bonura, Jul. 11, 1973
4 80 Fizdale, Robert, piano: to "Walter", 3 ALS [signed "Bobby" or "Bob"] and one newsclipping ; ALS to "Mr. Gordon" with carbon copy of reply from Edward Gordon., Nov. 29, 1961-Nov. 17, 1970
4 81 Foss, Lukas, composer-conductor: to "George", ALS including text to "From the Song of Songs" (typescript) and "Song of Anguish" (manuscript) ; also TLS to Mrs. [Laurette] McGregor, Jun. 30, 1959-Apr. 8, 1966
4 82 Frager, Malcolm, piano: to Mr. Kuyper, ALS, Jun. 12, 1957
4 83 Golschmann, Vladimir, conductor: 6 TLS to "Walter" (Sometimes to "Mon cher ami" or "My dear friend). Also includes program suggestions, Mar. 27-Apr. 9, 1959
4 84 Greenberg, Noah, conductor [New York Pro Musica Antiqua]: to "Mr. Kuyper", TLS, Jun. 25, 1958
4 85 Harris, Roy, composer-conductor: to "Mr. Ludgin", TLS. Includes carbon copy of reply by Kuyper, Feb. 18, 1957
4 86 Heath, Andrew, conductor: ALS to "Mr. Gordon". Includes carbon copy of reply by Gordon, Dec. 11, 1970
4 87 Iturbi, Jose, conductor-piano: to "Walter", TLS, May 27, 1963
4 88 Janis, Byron, piano: to "Mr. Kuyper", TLS. Includes carbon copy of reply by Kuyper, May 16, 1957
4 89 Kertesz, Istvan, conductor: to "Ed", TLS, in German. Includes typewritten translation, Jan. 22, 1972
4 90 Kostelanetz, Andre, conductor: to Mr. Kuyper, ALS ; and to "Walter", TLS, and ALS, Mar. 5, 1958- Jun. 9, 1961
4 91 Krips, Josef, conductor: to Mr. Hendl, ALS. Includes envelope. to Mr. Edman, ALS, Jun. 2, 1961- May 9, 1966
4 92 Leinsdorf, Erich, conductor: to Mr. Kuyper, TLS ; to Mr. Turkin, TLS, Nov. 4, 1958- Dec. 11, 1967
4 93 Makanowitzky, Paul, violin: 3 TLS to Mr. Edman ; 1 TLS to Mr. [Ronald M.] Kimball, Dec. 17, 1965-Feb. 10, 1966
4 94 Martinon, Jean, conductor: to Mr. Handel [sic], ALS. Includes carbon copy of Hendl letter to Martinon, ca. Apr. 1962
4 95 Milhaud, Darius, composer: to Mr. Kuyper, TLS, Sept. 26, 1956
4 96 Miller, Frank, CSO cello: to Mr. Turkin, ALS ; to "Edward", ALS, May 16, 1967-Feb. 3, 1971
4 97 Moffo, Anna, vocal: to "Ed", TLS, Aug. 15, 1977
4 98 Monk, Thelonius, piano: signed contract, Mar. 25, 1964
4 99 Monteux, Pierre, conductor: to Mr. Kuyper, ALS, Jun. 26, 1957
4 100 Munch, Charles, conductor: telegram to Walter Hendl, Dec. 2, 1959
4 101 Ormandy, Eugene, conductor: 2 TLS to "George" ; to Mr. Kuyper, TLS, [page 2 only] ; 3 TLS to Mr. Hendl, , including carbon copy from Hendl, 1958-1961
4 102 Peters, Roberta, vocal: To Mr. Gordon, TL with handwritten postscript. Includes carbon copy of reply by Gordon's secretary, Ruth Bonura, May 10, 1973
4 103 Piston, Walter, composer: to "Mr. Kuyper", TLS, Jan. 5, 1957
4 104 Pommier, Jean-Bernard, piano: to "Ed," TLS, Aug. 10, 1973
4 105 Reiner, Fritz, conductor: 2 TLS to "George". Includes carbon copy of reply by George Kuyper, May 19-Jun. 7, 1958
4 106 Rodgers, Richard, composer-conductor: to "Mr. Kuyper", TLS, Jan. 24, 1957
4 107 Rodzinski, Artur, conductor: 4 TLS to "Mr. Kuyper". Includes 2 carbon copies of replies from Kuyper, Dec. 9, 1957-Mar. 12, 1958
4 108 Rosenstock, Joseph, conductor: to "Mr. Hendl", TLS, Jun. 6, 1961
4 109 Sargent, Malcolm, Sir, conductor: to "Mr. Hendl", TLS. Also includes carbon copy of reply by Hendl, and additional TL signed by Sargent's secretary Sylvia Dailey.; 2 ALS and 1 TLS to "Mr. Turkin". Includes carbon copy of reply from Turkin, Oct. 4, 1960-Jul. 20, 1967
4 110 Schippers, Thomas, conductor: to "Mr. Turkin", TLS. Includes carbon copy of reply by Turkin, Aug. 23, 1966
4 111 Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans, conductor: to "Mr. Hendl", ALS ; and to Mr. Ballard, ALS, 1963
4 112 Schuller, Gunther, composer-conductor: signed contract, Apr. 5, 1965
4 113 Sills, Beverly [signed "Bev"], vocal: Postcard [Holiday Inn, Akron, OH] to Edward Gordon, ALS, Jan. 26, 1973
4 114 Skrowaczewski, Stanislaw, conductor: to "Mr. Hendl", TLS, Nov. 23, 1960
4 115 Solomon, Izler, conductor: to "Walter", ALS, Mar. 22, 1961
4 116 Starker, Janos [probably; signed "Janos"], cello: to "Ed", ALS, Jun. 30, 1973
4 117 Steinberg, William, conductor: 2 ALS to "Mr. Kuyper" ; 4 TLS to "Mr. Kuyper" ; Telegram to "Mr. Hart" ; 2 ALS to "Mr. Hart" ; 2 TLS to "Mr. Hendl". Also includes signed contract, 1952-1965
4 118 Stokowski, Leopold, conductor: 2 TLS to Edward Gordon, with carbon copy of reply, Oct. 15-27, 1969
4 119 Stravinsky, Igor, composer-conductor: signed contract, Dec. 30, 1963
4 120 Susskind, Walter, conductor: 2 TLS and 1 ALS to "Mr. Hendl". Includes many carbon copy replies from Hendl, Nov. 30, 1959-Jun. 7, 1960
4 121 Szell, George, conductor: to Walter Hendl, TLS. Includes carbon copy of reply from Hendl, Nov. 30, 1959
4 122 Takahashi, Yuji, piano: to "Mr. Turkin", ALS, Jun. 18, 1966
4 123 Tsutsumi, Tsuyoshi; cello: to "Mr. Turkin", TLS, Jul. 27, 1967
4 124 Vandernoot, Andre, conductor: to "Mr. Gordon", 3 TLS. Includes carbon copies of replies from Gordon, Apr. 11-May 11, 1968
4 125 Wallenstein, Alfred [signed "Wally"] conductor: to "Walter", TLS, Mar. 26, 1959
4 126 Walton, William, composer: 5 ALS to "Mr. Hendl", including carbon copy of reply from Hendl ; also to ALS to "Mr. Ballard" [Mr. William Ballard], postcard, ALS. Also includes 1 TL signed by Walton's secretary Sheila Perry, 1959-1963
4 127 Willson, Meredith, composer-conductor: to "Marshall", TLS, Nov. 28, 1966
 

Sub-Series 5: Music Directors, 1966-1983


Box Folder
4 128 Ozawa, Seiji: Contract (signed) and pertinent contract correspondence, 1966-1968
4 129 Ozawa, Seiji. Correspondence, 1966-1968
4 130 Levine, James. Performance indexes, 1971-1983

Series 4: Development / Fundraising, 1930-1976

Reports, correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, and event planning files related to Ravinia's fundraising campaigns, financial status, and trustee involvement.

Box Folder
5 131 Annual Report and letter to guarantors, The Ravinia Company, 1930
5 132 Annual Report and letter to guarantors, The Ravinia Festival Association, , 1936-1963 1970
5 133 Coupon Book Sales, 1936-1959
5 134 Planning Committee's Long-Range Planning Report, with prefatory material, Dec. 1, 1961
5 135 Committee Lists, 1964
5 136 Music Committee memoranda, 1964-1968
5 137 Music Committee / Popular Music Subcommittee, Minutes and correspondence, 1965-1966
5 138 Contributions to Ravinia Welfare Program, 1965-1968
5 139 Planning Committee minutes, , 1965 1968
5 140 Draft of Ravinia Fundraising Campaign, by Charles Feldstein, Apr. 21, 1969
5 141 Gala dinner for Ravinia at Bonwit Teller, John Hancock Building, Nov. 4, 1969
5 142 Report of the Forward Planning and Development Committee, Morris Kaplan, Chair, May 9, 1973
5 143 Event: Opening of Ravinia Room at the Highland Park Historical Society, [see also Photograph Record Group] Oct. 24, 1976
5 144 Form Letter: "How to become a Ravinia Trustee" [n.d.]

Series 5: Staff and Trustee matters, 1936-1969

Primarily correspondence but also some memoranda and lists from Ravinia's trustees, general managers, and other upper-level staff. The correspondence is mostly about administrative and personnel issues.
Personal correspondence of General Managers and Trustees related to personnel issues are restricted until 2045.

Box Folder
6 145 Lists of Officers and Community Chairs, photocopied from program pages, 1936-1983
6 146 Philip Hart, Executive Secretary, correspondence, 1961
6 147 F. Strother Cary, Jr., Trustee and Vice Chair, correspondence, 1960-1967
6 148 General Manager / Artistic Director position searches, correspondence, 1963
6 149 Helen T. Graughty, General Manager, correspondence, 1963-1964
6 150 Earle Ludgin, Chairman, Letters to "Members of the Ravinia Family," and responses to Ludgin's letter regarding the Shakespeare Festival, 1962-1964
6 151 Earle Ludgin, Chairman, memoranda to the Executive Committee, 1963
6 152 Earle Ludgin, Chairman, correspondence and memoranda, 1964
6 153 Ravinia Association Organizational Structure, 1965
6 154 Comments Relative to The Future of Ravinia: a speech by incoming Chairman Ronald M. Kimball, 1965
6 155 Marshall W. Turkin, General Manager, correspondence re: Turkin's appointment, 1965-1966
6 156 Marshall W. Turkin, General Manager, correspondence, 1966-1967
6 157 Edward Gordon, General Manager, correspondence, 1968
6 158 Stanley M. Freehling, Chairman, Letter to "Members of the Ravinia Family," Dec. 9, 1969

Series 6: Park and Facilities Management, 1909-1977

Reports, maps, sketches, proposals, financial reports, correspondence, a scrapbook, and some publicity material related to the buildings and grounds of Ravinia Park. Includes information about the reopening of Ravinia in 1936, and the burning of the Pavilion building in 1949. Most of the files concern various improvement projects proposed and adopted in the mid-1960's.
See also the Oversize record group for maps and blueprints of the park, and the Photograph record group for images.

Box Folder
6 159 Ravinia maps, 1909-1977
6 160 Ravinia scrapbook (disbound), documenting the opening of the park, , the Pavilion fire, , and the reconstruction, 1936 1949 1950
6 161 Miscellanous facts about the park, , 1946 1950
6 162 Press Release, Scale Model replica of Ravinia Pavilion, 1959
6 163 Proposed large scale Ravinia improvements, by Holabird & Root, architects, 1962-1963
6 164 Various building projects, including the Murray Theatre seat removal and reinstallation, 1963-1964
6 165 Ravinia Park improvements, 1963-1965
6 166 Improvement budget, 1964
6 167 Right of Way, Chicago, North Shore, and Milwaukke Railway: Reports and correspondence, 1965-1966
6 168 "Ravinia: Appraisal of Certain Assets": Report by Marshall & Stevens, Inc., Oct. 9, 1966
6 169 Quotation for miscellaneous work, by David Root, Design Office, Jul. 17, 1968
6 170 Announcements of new stage, with acoustical data, 1969-1970
6 171 Landscape development proposal, by the Franz Lipp-Marvin Wehler Partnership, Mar. 9, 1971

Series 7: Public Relations, 1920-1993

Scrapbooks, newsclippings, printed material, and administrative material concerning the promotion of the Ravinia Festival and its concerts. The four bound scrapbooks are arranged by season and include brochures, calendars, programs, newsclippings, photographs, and occasionally correspondence from a guest artist. They are bound in red leather and have gold stamping on the front and spine. On the front of each book is the inscription "Collection of John Laurie."
The record group is organized in seven subseries: Scrapbooks, 1936-1971; Clippings, [n.d.] and 1910's-1993; Events, 1962; Features, 1920-1984; Programs and Season Announcements, 1913-1980 (very scattered); Program Production, 1965-1969; and Publications, 1981-1985.
Each series is arranged chronologically.
 

Sub-Series 1: Scrapbooks, 1936-1971


Volume
1 History of the Ravinia Festival, 1936-1955
2 History of the Ravinia Festival, 1956-1961
3 History of the Ravinia Festival, 1962-1965
4 History of the Ravinia Festival, 1966-1971
 

Sub-Series 2: Clippings, [n.d.] and 1910's-1993


Box Folder
7 172 [n.d.]
7 173 1910's-1920's
7 174 1930's
7 175 1940's
7 176 1950-1958
7 177 1959
7 178 1960
7 179 1961-1969
7 180 1970's
7 181 1980's
7 182 1993
7 183 Trustees, donors, etc., clippings, 1940-1979
 

Sub-Series 3: Events, 1962


Box Folder
7 184 Jack Benny Night, , planning and press coverage Jul. 29, 1962
 

Sub-Series 4: Features, 1920-1984


Box Folder
7 185 "Ravinia: The Expression of an Ideal", by Louis Eckstein, unnamed newspaper, 1920-1921
7 186 "Ravinia 1921" [miscellaneous printed pamphlet, photocopy], 1921
7 187 "Concerts Al Fresco", by Hazel Moore, unnamed magazine, 1938
7 188 Features about the North Shore railroad line, 1947, 1980, 1984
7 189 "Historical Notes on Ravinia", by Percy B. Eckhart, in the Ravinia Festival Association Magazine, ca. 1960
7 190 "Music is for All Seasons," by Earle Ludgin, (typescript) 1963
7 191 "Highland Park Centennial Week at Ravinia" celebration, 1969
7 192 "Music for a Summer Eve", by David Robinson, in The Cultural Post, Vol. VI No. 2, Jul./Aug. 1980
7 193 "Making Opera Grand. James Levine: America's Top Maestro", by Michael Walsh and Barry Hillenbrand, in Time Magazine, Jan. 17, 1983
7 194 Ravinia Park articles by Michael H. Ebner in Chicago and Chicago History magazines, 1984
 

Sub-Series 5: Programs and Season Announcements, 1913-1980

Very scattered collection of programs, mostly of special concerts, and many from the 1910's and 1920's. Also very scattered collections of brochures, calendars, and flyers announcing all the concerts of the season.
For a more complete run of programs, 1911-1967 (bound), see in the Newberry Library's General Collection, call number fV 3896.74. See also the Oversize Record Group for more programs.

Box Folder
7 195 Season announcements, 1919, 1920, 1957, 1961, 1970-1980
7 196 Programs, ca. 1910's-1920's
7 197 Programs, 1944, 1968, 1974
7 198 Programs, Theatre, 1969-1972
 

Sub-Series 6: Program Production, 1965-1969


Box Folder
8 199 Arthur E. Holt, contract for program printing and memoranda, 1964-1968
8 200 Pre-Season Publications, research, 1968
8 201 Production of programs, 1969
 

Sub-Series 7: Publications, 1981-1985

Consists primarily of research, proofs, and drafts of the book "Ravinia: The Festival at its Half Century," printed by the Ravinia Festival Association in conjunction with Rand McNally & Company, 1985. (Also known as the "50th Anniversary Book.") The only other document in the series are the 1981 and 1993 publications outlining James Levine's career at Ravinia.
See also the Oversize Record Group for more 50th Anniversary Book material.

Box Folder
8 202 James Levine at Ravinia: A Brief History ; and James Levine at Ravinia, 1971-1993
8 203 50th anniversary book, preparatory material, 1983-1985
8 204 50th anniversary book, proofs, ca. 1984
8 205 50th anniversary book, production planning correspondence, 1984-1985
8 206 50th anniversary book, general correspondence, 1984-1985
8 207 50th anniversary book, miscellaneous information regarding book orders, 1985
8 208 Quotations from guest artists (photocopies), 1982-1984

Series 8: Ephemera, 1910-1976

This group consists of printed material, including postcards, blank forms, train schedules, and menus, relating to Ravinia's history and mundane business transactions.

Box Folder
8 209 Picture postcards and notecards, ca. 1910-1976
8 210 The Ravinia Company, check and voucher blank form, ca. 1930
8 211 Food Service menu, Ravinia Carousel, 1953
8 212 Train schedules, ca. 1957-1967
8 213 Complimentary Reserve Seats blank forms, ca. 1970

Series 9: Special Projects, 1960-1982

Consists of two side projects embarked upon by the Ravinia administrators: a series of art exhibits, 1960 to 1982, and the Michaels Awards, 1962-1971. The art exhibits began in 1955 and displayed different varieties of art and sculpture, many times by living artists. For most years the art displayed was modern. In the 1970's Ravinia enlisted the Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt to assist in choosing the art to be displayed and contacting the artists. The Michaels Award was a scholarship awarded to young performers to study for a year at a music school of the finalist's choosing.

Box Folder
9 214 Art exhibit, 1960
9 215 Art exhibit, 1964
9 216 Art exhibit, 1965
9 217 Art exhibit, 1966
9 218 Art exhibit and correspondence regarding Richard Hunt prints, 1971
9 219 Art exhibit, 1975
9 220 Art exhibit, 1976
9 221 Art exhibit, 1977
9 222 Art exhibit, 1978
9 223 Art exhibit, 1979
9 224 Art exhibit, 1981
9 225 Art exhibit: Proposal to show Elizabeth Franzheim work, 1982
9 226-227 Michaels Awards, 1962-1971

Series 10: Photographs, 1906-1980's

Prints, with some negatives and transparencies, of artists who appeared at Ravinia, and some images of Ravinia Park and its buildings. The majority of the collection is of performers (guest artists, music directors, dancers, and actors) from approximately the 1950's to the 1980's. Formal portraits are interspersed with candid shots from performances at Ravinia, and some photos are autographed (as indicated). There is also a considerable number of portraits from Ravinia's Opera Era, ca. 1912-1931, and some of these photographs are also autographed. The remaining photographs are of the Park and its facilities, audiences, miscellaneous events, trustees and staff, reproductions of important documents, and other items photographed for the use of Ravinia's PR department.
The Photograph Record Group is organized into seven series: Photographs from the Opera Era, ca. 1912-1931; Photographs of Performers: Guest Artists and Music Directors, ca. 1950's - 1980's; Photographs of Performers: Dancers; Photographs of Performers: Theater; Photographs of the Park and Facilities, 1906-1980's; Photographs of Staff, Trustees, etc., 1917-1970's; and Photographs, miscellaneous, 1950's-1980's.
All series arranged alphabetically, except the Photographs of the Park and Facilities, which is arranged chronologically.
 

Sub-Series 1: Photographs from the Opera Era, ca. 1912-1931


Box Folder
10 228 Agnini, Armando; stage director
10 229 Basiola, Mario; baritone
10 230 Bori, Lucrezia; soprano
10 231 Bourskaya, Ina; mezzo-soprano
10 232 Chamlee, Mario; tenor
10 233 Correnti, Anna; soprano
10 234 Daddi, Francesco; tenor
10 235 Danise (Denise), Giuseppe; baritone
10 236 Durelle, Jean
10 237 Dux, Claire; soprano
10 238 Easton, Florence; soprano
10 239 Escobar, Consuelo; soprano
10 240 Ewell, Lois
10 241 Falco, Philina; soprano
10 242 Fein, Philip
10 243 Freeman, Bettina (1 photo autographed)
10 244 Gentle, Alice; mezzo-soprano
10 245 Hackett, Charles; tenor (halftone photograph from program)
10 246 d'Hermanoy, Alice
10 247 Ingram, Frances
10 248 Kingston, Morgan; tenor
10 249 Knoch, Ernst; conductor
10 250 Kraus, Lili
10 251 Kreidler, Louis
10 252 La Palme, Beatrice; soprano (1 photo autographed to "H.P. Brand")
10 253 Latham, Cordelia (autographed to "Mr. Brand")
10 254 LeBaron, Louise
10 255 Lehmann, Lotte
10 256 Mario, Queena; soprano
10 257 Mason, Edith; soprano
10 258 Maxwell, Margery; soprano
10 259 Meltzer, Patricia (2 photographs, both autographed; one autographed to "Mr. Brand")
10 260 Miller, Ruth
10 261 Moyer, Helen
10 262 Muzio, Claudia
10 263 Nicosia, Carlo; conductor
10 264 Papi, Gennaro; conductor
10 265 Pareto, Graziella; soprano
10 266 Pasternack, Josef; conductor
10 267 Peralta, Frances; soprano
10 268 Raisa, Rosa
10 269 Rethberg, Elisabeth; soprano
10 270 Roselle, Anne (Anna); soprano
10 271 Rothier, Leon; bass
10 272 Rottenthal, Irmgard von
10 273 Saroya, Bianca; soprano
10 274 Schuster, William; bass
10 275 Scotti, Antonio; baritone (halftone photograph from program)
10 276 Sharlow, Myrna
10 277 Stracciari, Riccardo; baritone (halftone photograph from newsclipping)
10 278 Swarthout, Gladys; mezzo-soprano (halftone photograph from program)
10 279 Sundelius, Marie; soprano
10 280 Vessella, Marco; bandleader
10 281 Wentworth, Estelle (autographed to "Mr. Brand")
10 282 Wheatley, Walter
10 283 unidentified photographs
 

Sub-Series 2: Photographs of Performers: Guest Artists and Music Directors, ca. 1950's-1980's


Box Folder
11 284 Allers, Franz; conductor
11 285 Anderson, Marian; soprano
11 286 Angeles, Victoria de los; vocal
11 287 Ansermet, Ernest; conductor
11 288 Armstrong, Louis; trumpet/vocal
11 289 Arrau, Claudio; piano
11 290 Arrau, Claudio; piano (autographed)
11 291 Arroyo, Martina; vocal
11 292 Ashkenazy, Vladimir; piano (autographed)
11 293 Baez, Joan; vocal
11 294 Barenboim, Daniel; conductor/piano
11 295 Barlow, Howard; conductor
11 296 Beaux Arts Trio
11 297 Beecham, Thomas, Sir; conductor
11 298 Beinum, Eduard von; conductor
11 299 Belafonte, Harry; vocal
11 300 Benny, Jack; comedian (autographed)
11 301 Benson, George; guitar
11 302 Bernstein, Leonard; composer/conductor
11 303 Bikel, Theodore; vocal
11 304 Block, Michel; piano (autographed)
11 305 Brendel, Alfred; piano
11 306 Browning, John; piano (autographed)
11 307 Brubeck, Dave; piano
11 308 Budapest String Quartet
11 309 Busch, Fritz; conductor
11 310 Buswell, James Oliver, IV; violin
11 311 Casals, Pablo; cello
11 312 Chapin, Tom; vocal/guitar
11 313 Chicago Symphony Orchestra, members of
11 314 Chookasian, Lillian; vocal
11 315 Cliburn, Van; piano
11 316 Collins, Judy; vocal
11 317 Conlon, James; conductor
11 318 Copland, Aaron; composer/conductor
11 319 Damrosch, Walter; conductor
11 320 Dichter, Mischa; piano
11 321 Doppmann, William; piano
11 322 Dorati, Antal; conductor
11 323 Dyer-Bennet, Richard; guitar
11 324 Ehrling, Sixten; conductor
11 325 Elman, Mischa; violin
11 326 Endich, Saramae; soprano
11 327 Farrell, Eileen; soprano (autographed)
11 328 Firkusny, Rudolf; piano
11 329 Fitzgerald, Ella; vocal
11 330 Flagstad, Kirsten; soprano
11 331 Fleisher, Leon; piano
11 332 Foster, Lawrence; conductor
11 333 Foster, Lawrence; conductor (autographed)
11 334 Francescatti, Zino; violin
11 335 Franceschi, Vera; piano
11 336 Friere, Nelson; piano
11 337 Galway, James; flute
11 338 Ganz, Rudolph; composer/conductor
11 339 Golschman, Vladimir; conductor
11 340 Goodman, Benny; clarinet/bandleader
11 341 Gould, Morton; composer/conductor
11 342 Graffman, Gary; piano
11 343 Green, John; conductor
11 344 Hagegard, Hakan; baritone
11 345 Hale, Robert; vocal
11 346 Harrell, Lynn; cello
11 347 Heifetz, Jascha; violin
11 348 Hendl, Walter; conductor
11 349 Henriot, Nicole; piano
11 350 Herseth, Adolph "Bud"; CSO principal trumpet
11 351 Hillis, Margaret; conductor/choral director
11 352 Hindemith, Paul; composer/conductor
11 353 Hinderas, Natalie; piano (autographed)
11 354 Hollander, Lorrin; piano
11 355 Hough, Stephen; piano
11 356 Iturbi, Jose; piano
11 357 Johannesen, Grant; piano
11 358 Joplin, Janis; vocal
12 358a Kamu, Okko; conductor (autographed)
12 359 Kapell, William; piano
12 360 Kertesz, Istvan; conductor (autographed)
12 361 Kim, Young Uck; violin
12 362 King, James; tenor
12 363 Kirsten, Dorothy; soprano
12 364 Kitt, Eartha; vocal [brochure from agency only]
12 365 Krips, Josef; conductor
12 366 La Salle Quartet
12 367 Lateiner, Jacob; piano
12 368 Leinsdorf, Erich; conductor
12 369 Levine, James; conductor/piano/music director
12 370 Levine, James; with various performers at Ravinia
12 371 Lewis, Henry; conductor
12 372 Licad, Cecile; piano
12 373 List, Eugene; piano
12 374 Ludwig, Christa; soprano (autographed)
12 375 McCullom, John; tenor
12 376 Ma, Yo Yo; cello
12 377 Magad, Samuel; CSO concertmaster
12 378 Mann, Nicholas and Robert; violins
12 379 Mariner, Neville, Sir; conductor
12 380 Marsalis, Wynton; trumpet, and Branford; saxophone
12 381 Martinon, Jean; conductor
12 382 Mehta, Zubin; conductor
12 383 Menuhin, Yehudi; violin
12 384 Miller, Frank; CSO principal cello
12 385 Milnes, Sherrill; vocal
12 386 Mintz, Schlomo; violin
12 387 Mitropoulos, Dmitri; conductor
12 388 Moiseiwitsch, Benno; piano
12 389 Morel, Jean; conductor
12 390 Moscona, Nicola; bass-baritone
12 391 Neeley, Marilyn; piano
12 392 Nero, Peter; piano
12 393 New York Pro Musica
12 394 Noda, Ken; piano
12 395 Norman, Jessye; soprano
12 396 Ormandy, Eugene; conductor
12 397 Orozco, Rafael; piano
12 398 Ozawa, Seiji; conductor/music director
12 399 Ozawa, Seiji; conductor/music director (autographed)
12 400 Pavarotti, Luciano; tenor
12 401 Perlman, Itzhak; violin (autographed)
12 402 Peter, Paul & Mary; vocal
12 403 Peters, Roberta; soprano
12 404 Piatigorsky, Gregor; cello
12 405 Preservation Hall Jazz Band
12 406 Pressler, Menahem; piano
12 407 Price, Leontyne; soprano
12 408 Rabin, Michael; violin
12 409 Rankin, Nell; mezzo-soprano
12 410 Rattle, Simon, Sir; conductor
12 411 Reiner, Fritz; conductor
12 412 Remoortel, Edouard van; conductor
12 413 Resnik, Regina; vocal
12 414 Ricci, Ruggiero; violin
12 415 Richter-Haaser, Hans; piano
12 416 Rodzinski, Artur; conductor
12 417 Rosenstock, Joseph; conductor
12 418 Rostropovich, Mstislav; cello/conductor
12 419 Salerno-Sonnenberg, Nadia; violin
12 420 Sanroma, Jesus Maria; piano
12 421 Sargent, Malcolm, Sir; conductor
12 422 Schlamme, Martha; vocal
12 423 Schuller, Gunther; composer/conductor
12 424 Schuller, Gunther; composer/conductor (autographed)
12 425 Schuricht, Carl; conductor
12 426 Schwartzkopf, Elizabeth; soprano
12 427 Sebastian, John; harmonica
12 428 Sedaka, Neil; vocal
12 429 Seeger, Pete; vocal/guitar/banjo
12 430 Senofsky, Berl; violin
12 431 Serkin, Peter; piano
12 432 Serkin, Peter; piano (autographed)
12 433 Serkin, Rudolf; piano
13 434 Sills, Beverly; soprano
13 435 Sills, Beverly; soprano (autographed)
13 436 Singher, Martial; baritone
13 437 Sitkovetsky, Dmitry; violin
13 438 Skolovsky, Zadel; piano
13 439 Solomon, Izler; conductor
13 440 Solti, Georg, Sir; conductor
13 441 Spivakov, Vladimir; violin
13 442 Starker, Janos; cello (autographed)
13 443 Steinberg, William; conductor
13 444 Stern, Isaac; violin
13 445 Stevens, Rise; soprano
13 446 Stewart, Leroy "Slam"; double bass
13 447 Stiedry, Fritz; conductor
13 448 Stock, Frederick A.; conductor
13 449 Stravinsky, Igor; composer/conductor
13 450 Susskind, Walter; conductor
13 451 Sutherland, Joan; soprano
13 452 Szell, George; conductor
13 453 Szeryng, Henryk; violin (autographed)
13 454 Szigeti, Joseph; violin
13 455 Takahashi, Yuji; piano (autographed)
13 456 Thomas, Michael Tilson; conductor (autographed)
13 457 Tourel, Jennie; mezzo-soprano
13 458 Troyanos, Tatiana; vocal
13 459 Vaughan, Sarah; vocal
13 460 Waart, Edo de; conductor
13 461 Walker, John; tenor (autographed)
13 462 Warwick, Dionne; vocal (autographed)
13 463 Watts, Andre; piano
13 464 Watts, Andre; piano (autographed)
13 465 Weissenberg, Alexis; piano
13 466 Wild, Earl; piano
13 467 Yeend, Frances; soprano
13 468 Zeitlin, Zvi; violin
13 469 Zukerman, Pinchas; viola/violin/conductor (autographed)
13 470 unidentified performers
Photographs of Performers: Dancers

Box Folder
13 471 Cronus [performance; dance troupe unknown]
13 472 Joffrey Ballet
13 473 Jose Greco and Nana Lorca's Flamenco Dance Theatre
13 474 Martha Graham Dance Company
13 475 Merce Cunningham and Dance Company
13 476 New York City Ballet
13 477 Page, Ruth (7 images)
13 478 San Francisco Ballet
13 479 Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation
13 480 unidentified dancers
 

Sub-Series 4: Photographs of Performers: Theater


Box Folder
13 481 Actors and Actresses, various
 

Sub-Series 5: Photographs of the Park and Facilities, 1906-1980's

Images of the Ravinia Park, the nearby railroad station, various buildings (theatres and support buildings), the grounds, and audiences in and around these various places. Also includes photographs of the fire that destroyed the wooden pavilion in 1949, and subsequent construction of the interim and new pavilion in 1949-1950.

Box Folder
14 482 Images of the Park, from the magazine Street Railway Journal, (original magazine in John Crerar Library, Chicago Ill.) Mar. 24, 1906
14 483 Views of the Railroad Station and Park entrance, (ca.) 1906-1920
14 484 Pavilion, Theatre, Casino, Refectory, and Stadium, ca. 1910's
14 485 Miscellaneous structures: Amusement Park ride, water tower, and Moraine Hotel (postcard), ca. 1910's
14 486 Buildings and Grounds, after 1950
14 487 Fire damage to the pavilion, May 1949
14 488 After the fire: re-construction and pitching the temporary canopy, Jun. 1949
14 489 Attendance and Audiences, pre- 1950
14 490 Attendance and Audiences, after 1950
 

Sub-Series 6: Photographs of Staff, Trustees, etc., 1917-1970's


Box Folder
14 491 Gordon, Edward, general manager, 1960's-1970's
14 492 Krock, Mr. and Mrs. Ray, Scherer, Renslow, and Swearingen, Mr. and Mrs., ca. 1960's
14 493 Turkin, Marshall, general manager, ca. 1965
14 494 Miscellaneous and unidentified staff and trustees, 1917-1970's
 

Sub-Series 7: Photographs, miscellaneous, 1950's-1980's


Box Folder
14 495 Art exhibits, 1965
14 496 Art exhibits, 1974
14 497 Art exhibits, 1975
14 498 Art exhibits, 1976
14 499 Art exhibits, 1977
14 500 Art exhibits, 1978
14 501 Art exhibits, 1979
14 502 Art exhibits, 1981
14 503 Art exhibits, 1982
14 504 Photoreproduction of 1911 Capital Stock Certificate, ca. 1980's
14 505 Photoreproductions of program pages, announcements, and LP albums (Levine's "Music from Ravinia" series), ca. 1980's
14 506 Ravinia exhibit by the Illinois Institute of Technology; mock-ups of displays, 1973
14 507 Event: Opening of the Ravinia Room, Highland Park Historical Society, Oct. 24, 1976
14 508 Cassidy, Claudia; critic

Series 11: Oversize items, 1900's-1980's

Items requiring extra large folders and boxes to accommodate their sizes.
The record group is arranged to mirror the arrangement of the collection: Paper documents first (all Public Relations-related); followed by photographs in subseries: Opera Era, Performers, Park/Facilities (the bulk of the collection), Staff/Trustees, and Miscellaneous. At the end of the record group are two photographs, a sketch, and blueprints in ++ oversize folders (two in sizes 24 x 30 inch folders, and two in 3 x 4 feet folders).
 

Sub-Series 1: Public Relations materials, ca. 1920-1985


Box Folder
15 509 Clippings, oversize and original, ca. 1920-1971
15 510 Clipping, Sunday Chicago Tribune, Drama Section. "Ravinia Program for 1927 is Given", May 8, 1927
15 511 Posters, 1930's, 1978
15 512 Programs and Season Announcements, 1916, 1923
15 513 Programs; pen and ink sketch by W. Godfrey. On outer folder: "Ravinia Ideas." [n.d.]
15 514 Publications, 50th Anniversary Book, preparatory material. timeline, 1936-1985
 

Sub-Series 2: Photographs, Oversize

 
Sub-Series 1Oversize Photographs, Opera Era Subseries

Box Folder
15 515 Ewell, Lois
15 516 Falco, Philine; soprano
15 517 Kingston, Morgan; tenor
15 518 Kriedler, Louis
15 519 Schipa, Tito; tenor (autographed)
15 520 Schuster, William; bass
15 521 unidentified
 
Sub-Series 2Oversize Photographs, Performers Subseries

Box Folder
15 522 Damrosch, Walter, and NY Symphony Orchestra, 1910
15 523 Heifetz, Jascha, with Artur Rubinstein and Gregor Piatigorsky, "The Million Dollar Trio," rehearsal, 1949
15 524 Kapell, William; piano
15 525 Kapell, William, William Steinberg, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra
15 526 Levine, James, conducting action
15 527 Shostakovich, Maxim and Dmitri (grandson), 1982
15 528 Stock, Frederick, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra, formal portrait at Orchestra Hall, 1923
15 528a Stock, Frederick, conductor (autographed portrait), [n.d.]
15 529 unidentified
15 530 Dance: Cronus performance, (?) 1970's
 
Sub-Series 3Oversize Photographs, Park/Facilities Subseries

Box Folder
16 531 Early views of the Park; entrance, wods, carriage parking, (?) 1900's
16 532 Ravinia Park grounds and people boarding train, 1906
16 533 View of picnic table area, pavilion in background, ca. 1910
16 534 View of pavilion behind the trees, ca. 1910
16 535 Pavilion interior; corner detail, between 1944-1949
16 536 Pavilion interior, rows of seats, between 1944-1949
16 537 Pavilion and outside benches, between 1944-1949
16 538 People walking in Park, flowers in foreground, between 1944-1949
16 539 People on lawn, benches in foreground, between 1944-1949
16 540 Audience on lawn, between 1944-1949
16 541 People walking through Park, Refectory in background, between 1944-1949
16 542 Ravinia Park entry gate, between 1944-1949
16 543 People walking around park, Eckstein dedicatory stone in foreground, between 1944-1949
16 544 Pavilion fire, Firemen extinguishing fire, pavilion doorway frame standing, May 14, 1949
16 545 Pavilion fire, smoldering Pavilion remains, May 14, 1949
16 546 Pavilion fire, closeup of smoldering Pavilion remains, May 14, 1949
16 547 Pavilion reconstruction: laying pavilion floor, June 1949
16 548 Pavilion reconstruction: Mixing cement for the floor, June 1949
16 549 Pavilion reconstruction: laying cement floor, June 1949
16 550 Pavilion reconstruction: finishing cement floor, June 1949
16 551 Pavilion reconstruction: Sinking poles in cement floor, June 1949
16 552 Pavilion reconstruction: Stakes and Supports, temporary pavilion, June 1949
16 553 Pavilion reconstruction: Staking the temporary canopy, June 1949
16 554 Pavilion reconstruction: Framing out stage, June 1949
16 555 Pavilion reconstruction: Frame of stage, supports for canopy (Eckstein dedicatory rock in the foreground), June 1949
16 556 Pavilion reconstruction: Raising temporary canopy, June 1949
17 557 New pavilion, ca. 1950
17 558 Flower bed on walk, (?) 1950's
17 559 Rock fountain, on park grounds, (?) 1950's
17 560 Center flower bed, refectory in background, (?) 1950's
17 561 Murray Theatre entrance, ca. 1976
17 561a Photograph, Audience shot: performance of William Tell, Saturday, Jun. 20, 1931
17 562 Audience, Pavilion, opening night, June 26, 1926
17 563 Audience shots, front and back, Chicago Symphony Orchestra/ Eugene Ormandy conducting, ca. 1940's
17 564 Audiences on the lawn, afternoon, ca. 1950's
17 565 Audiences on the lawn, evening, Eckstein dedicatory rock in the foreground, ca. 1950's
17 566 Audience during a Free Street Theatre performance, 1970's
17 567 Audience, picnic in front of Richard Hunt sculpture, early (?) 1980's
17 568 Audience, pavilion and lawn at dusk, 1980's
 
Sub-Series 4Oversize Photographs, Staff / Trustees Subseries

Box Folder
17 569 Lawrie, Arthur M., Park Manager, 1904-1942
17 570 "The Ravinia Organization" group photo, season 1917
 
Sub-Series 5Oversize Photographs, Miscellaneous Subseries

Box Folder
17 571 Photoreproduction of broadsheet, "1921 Season: A PanoramicView of Ravinia Park and Portraits of the Principals."
17 572 Photoreproduction of program cover, "Ravinia Opera, 1925"
[os] 573 Set sketch, Look Homeward Angel, by Joseph Nieminsky, Chicago, (presumably for the Ravinia production of the play, ) 1957 Aug. 17 - Sept. 5, 1971
[os] 574 Audience shots: Opening night audience at Ravinia, Jun. 21, 1924
[os] 575 Park and Facilities - maps and blueprints, 1911-1965
[os] 576 Photograph, matted, Ravinia Theatre, (photograph reproduced in 8 x 10 inch size, see Photograph Record Group, Park / Facilities Series) 1910's