Morrison, Helen Balfour
- Existence: 1900 - 1984
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Personal and professional papers of American photographer and artist Helen Balfour Morrison. Born in Evanston, Illinois in 1900, Morrison undertook several artistic photography projects that were exhibited throughout the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. Her longtime collaboration with dancer Sybil Shearer involved further artistic endeavors through stage lighting designs and filmmaking.
Dates: 1906-2001; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1984
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Morrison PC
Abstract A preliminary inventory of photographs taken by Helen Balfour Morrison intended for a “Great Americans” series of portraits. The collection includes over 900 prints, with over 550 unique images. Individuals represent a wide range of professions including visual and performing artists, educators and academics, architects, journalist and literary writers, scientists, social activists, and business and government leaders.
Dates: approximately 1935-approximately 1957
Abstract Prints and negatives by Helen Balfour Morrison from her multiple trips to African American communities in Kentucky during the 1930s and 1940s.
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 and...