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McRae, Edna L. : Edna L. McRae Papers, 1910-1990

Dancer, choreographer, and teacher Edna McRae started dancing in Chicago Public Schools and studied with Andreas Pavley, Serge Oukrainsky, and Adolph Bolm, among others. She operated a ballet school in Chicago from 1925 to 1964, becoming known as the grande dame of the Chicago Ballet community. Papers include correspondence, biographical information, brochures, clippings, programs, numerous photographs, personal and dance notation notebooks, card files, address books, and eight albums relating to education, travel and personal life kept by Edna and her sister Elma Marie.
Extent: 14 linear feet - (27 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 2 metal card files)
Subjects: Chicago, Dance, Women
Call Number: Dance MS McRae
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The Edna L. McRae Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).