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LaRayne School of Dancing memorabilia

Identifier: Dance-MS-LaRayne

Scope and Content of the Collection

Published and mimeographed routines for teaching ballet, tap and a variety of novelty dances. The material, probably kept together for use at the LaRayne School of Dancing in Chicago, consists of routines choreographed or presented by Marion Freeman, Jack Manning, the Del-Wrights and the Chicago Association of Dancing Masters. Also, routines and instruction presented by Ernestine Louise Badt at the Chicago Teachers College, 1939-1947, and the published score of a children’s musical.


  • Creation: 1930-1947



Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The LaRayne School of Dancing memorabilia is open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The LaRayne School of Dancing memorabilia is the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections at

History of the LaRayne School of Dancing

Chicago dancing school.

Little is known about this school except that it was run by LaRayne Rhode Wulf (1911-1998) during the 1930s and 1940s.


0.8 Linear Feet (2 boxes)


Published and mimeographed ballet, tap and novelty dance routines, probably belonging to the LaRayne School of Dancing and/or choreographers and teachers Marion Freeman, Jack Manning and the Del-Wrights. Includes catalogs for the yearly conventions of the Chicago Association of Dancing Masters, 1930-1936, and for summer sessions at the Chicago Teachers College, 1939-1947. Also, the script for a children’s musical play.


Organized with dance routines and score preceding Chicago Association of Dance Masters materials. Dance routines arranged alphabetically by teaching organization or person, followed by miscellaneous routines and a published score for a children’s musical. Chicago Association of Dancing Masters materials arranged chronologically.

Collection Stack Location

3a 48 9


Gift of W. Herrs, 2002.

Processed by

Virginia Hay Smith, 2006.

Inventory of the LaRayne School of Dancing memorabilia, 1930-1947
Virginia Hay Smith
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

60 West Walton Street
Chicago Illinois 60610 United States