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Articles and reviews, correspondence, broadcast scripts, photographs, and clippings of the Chicago Tribune performing arts critic from 1942 to 1965. Cassidy wrote her influential "On the Aisle" column for the Tribune, then wrote freelance criticism and hosted a weekly program of arts criticism for WFMT, helping to shape the course of music, theater, and dance in Chicago.
Ruth Ann Koesun was born in Chicago and studied dance with Chicago teachers Edna Lucile Baum and Bentley Stone and Walter Camryn. She joined American Ballet Theatre in 1946, and retired from ABT as principal dancer in 1969. Papers include programs, publicity, and films highlighting Koesun's dance career.