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Nancy Mattei Papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Mattei

Scope and Content of the Collection

Clippings, programs, and other printed ephemera about Mattei's dance career at MoMing.

Also included in the collection are programs and clippings about Charlie Vernon, Mattei's sometime dance partner. The clippings and programs, both in the scrapbook and loose, reflect the activities of MoMing from the late 1970s through the early 1980s. Reviews include performances of works choreographed by Jan Bartoszek, Laura Dean, and Vernon, among others.

There is one photograph showing Mattei teaching a children's class at Links Hall, ca. 1976. There is also (in oversize) a poster advertising an appearance by Meredith Monk at MoMing.


  • Creation: 1976-2001
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1976 - 1982



Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Nancy Mattei Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Nancy Mattei Papers are 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.

Biography of Nancy Mattei

Chicago dancer.

Nancy Mattei, with a BA in Dance from Columbia College Chicago, performed and taught (1973-1980) throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area, including the Navy Pier Dance Festival, Metropolitan Dance Festival and at MoMing Dance and Art Center. She performed in pieces choreographed and directed by the MoMing Collective, Meredith Monk, Andy DeGroat, Jan Bartoszek, Ruth Barnes, Charlie Vernon, Laura Dean and Jim Self. She was an Artist-in Residence and dance teacher at Urban Gateways and the Chicago City Wide Colleges.


2 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)


Brochures, clippings, and reviews covering Mattei's career as a dancer at MoMing Dance and Arts Center in Chicago. Also includes some clippings about Mattei's sometime dance partner Charlie Vernon; about dancer-choreographer Jan Bartoszek; and about Chicago performance space Links Hall.


Arranged by size and alphabetically.

Collection Stack Location

3a 49 10


Gift, Nancy Mattei, 2014.

Processed by

Elizabeth McKinley and Alison Hinderliter, 2014-2015.

Inventory of the Nancy Mattei Papers, 1976-2001, bulk 1976-1982
Alison Hinderliter
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