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Hild, Dorothy : Dorothy Hild Papers, 1847-1984

Former Director of Entertainment at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago and founder of the dance troupe Africana Dancers. Papers include correspondence, clippings, financial information, photographs, publicity, sheet music for her productions and dance numbers at the Edgewater Beach Hotel as well as the auto and fair shows Dorothy Hild directed under the auspices of Barnes - Carruthers, and files from her instruction at various YMCA and YWCA locations in Chicago. Additionally, the papers contain audiovisual materials, chiefly related to her productions.
Extent: 46.4 linear feet - (50 boxes, 1 oversize box, 2 oversize folders, and loose materials)
Subjects: Chicago, Dance, Music, Women
Call Number: Dance MS Hild
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The Dorothy Hild Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).