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Pryor, Ruth, 1906-2001 : Ruth Pryor Memorabilia, 1923-1964

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.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Dance, Women
Call Number: Dance MS Pryor
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The Ruth Pryor Memorabilia are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room (Priority III).