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Portman, Diane Marsh : Diane Marsh Portman Papers, 1946-2009

Choreographic notes and notebooks, scripts, dance teaching materials, and some photographs of dancer/choreographer/actor/teacher Diane Portman, who also went by Diana Marsh, Diane Marsh, or Diane Meroff. Portman was an entertainer and dance teacher. Also includes professional headshots of Portman and her husband, Seymour Portman; framed photograph of the Portman home in Highland Park taken by daughter Chandra Portman; Inventory of recordings (tapes/records) by genre; an oversized publicity banner for Diane Portman Productions; a framed poster for Mary Poppins/The Spirit of Independance production, signed by the cast; and a framed collage of a Ruth Page Nutcracker production featuring Portman's students Margie Niederman and either Laura Mandel or Donna Parisi (according to Chandra Portman and Allison Clark).
Extent: 7 linear feet - (5 boxes and 5 oversize posters)
Subjects: Chicago, Dance, Women
Call Number: Dance MS Portman
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This material is unprocessed; and is available by appointment only.