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Auditorium Theater Programs

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Auditorium
Abstract Programs and other materials for events taking place in the early years at Chicago's Auditorium Theater. Envisioned as a world-class theater and opera house by Chicago impresario Ferdinand Peck, the Adler and Sullivan-designed Auditorium opened in 1889 on the corner of Congress and Michigan Avenue.
Dates: 1888-1938

Blinc Publishing Ephemera Collection

Identifier: Case Wing folio-Z232-B65 B55-1997
Abstract 23 items produced by Blinc Publishing between 1997 and 2015. Includes promotional posters, letterpress prints, compact discs, and other printed ephemera.
Dates: 1997-2015

Brown Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Brown Family
Abstract Correspondence, writings, newspaper clippings, numerous group and portrait photographs, a scrapbook, travel and souvenir items and snapshots, relating to sisters Grace and Genevieve Brown, musicians who were members of three American all-girl bands between 1923 and 1932. A large part of the collection consists of photographs of the bands and the performers: Harry Waiman and the Debutantes, the Parisian Red Heads and the Ingenues, as well as numerous small travel photographs Also a small...
Dates: 1918-1972; Majority of material found within 1923 - 1932

Carmen Nappo Memorabilia

Identifier: Midwest-MS-035
Abstract Articles, programs, and miscellaneous material, including two photographic portraits, of musical composer and conductor Carmen Nappo. A student of the Chicago Conservatory, he completed his career in Miami, conducting the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra of Greater Miami, among other orchestras.
Dates: 1960-1978

Caroline Kemper Bulkley Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-107
Abstract A few pieces of manuscript music by Caroline Bulkley of Shreveport, La., plus a miscellaneous collection of poems presumed to be used as lyrics for future compositions.
Dates: 1870-1938

Chicago Advertising Cards

Identifier: Case Wing-ZC 3-166
Abstract Advertising cards issued by product manufacturers and retail stores. Geographic areas covered include primarily Chicago, Illinois with a small number from Minnesota and Nebraska.
Dates: 1880-1899

Chicago Chamber Music Society records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago-Chamber
Abstract Bylaws, membership lists, minutes, clippings, scrapbooks, programs, tickets and some financial and fundraising materials of the Chicago Chamber Music Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering chamber music in Chicago. Also includes photocopy of Dan Tucker's original score, "Up in Rootabaga County" commissioned by the society for the 2000 millennium celebration, cassette tape of September 28, 1999 performance of piece at Preston Bradley Hall, and a photocopy of the Carl...
Dates: 1941-2018

Chicago Chamber Musicians Records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago Chamber 2
Abstract Chicago organization founded in 1986 by musicians Larry Combs, Joseph Genualdi, Deborah Sobol, and Gail Williams for the purpose of building an internationally recognized institution devoted to the study and performance of chamber music by string and wood instruments. Records include minutes, financial and fundraising papers, season records, photographs, press clippings, awards, and files relating to the Centennial celebration, general program files, special program files (children's and family...
Dates: 1986-2014

Chicago City Ballet Records

Identifier: Dance-MS-CCB
Abstract Administrative, promotional, and audiovisual records of the Chicago City Ballet, founded by prima ballerina Maria Tallchief in 1980. The successor of the Lyric Opera Ballet, this resident ballet company toured and performed in Chicago and throughout the United States until dissolving in 1987. Also includes photographs and musical scores.
Dates: 1924-2001; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1987

Chicago Dance and Music Alliance Records

Identifier: Dance-MS-CDAMA
Abstract Records of the Chicago Dance Coalition, the Chicago Music Alliance, and the merged Chicago Dance and Music Alliance. Includes administrative, financial, and photographic materials as well as audiovisual and digital data items.
Dates: 1980-2005; Majority of material found within 1983 - 2000

Claudia Cassidy Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Cassidy
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1880s-1996; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1985

Dean Badolato Papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Badolato
Abstract Materials related to Dean Badolato, a choreographer and director born and raised in the Chicagoland area. Includes clippings, letters, photographs, programs, VHS tapes, and artifacts.
Dates: 1959-1999; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1986

Dena Epstein Root & Cady Research Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Epstein
Abstract Research notes and other materials concerning the firm of Root & Cady, a Chicago based music publishing firm that operated from 1858-1871, collected by Dena Epstein. Also includes information on other 19th century music publishers and composers.
Dates: 1843-1987; Majority of material found within 1858 - 1871

Dorothy Hild Papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Hild
Abstract Former Director of Entertainment at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago and founder of the dance troupe Africana Dancers. Papers include correspondence, clippings, financial information, photographs, publicity, sheet music for her productions and dance numbers at the Edgewater Beach Hotel as well as the auto and fair shows Dorothy Hild directed under the auspices of Barnes - Carruthers, and files from her instruction at various YMCA and YWCA locations in Chicago. Additionally, the papers...
Dates: 1847-1984; Majority of material found within 1929 - 1980

Edith Borroff Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Borroff
Abstract Musicologist, Composer, Author, Professor, Pianist, Vocalist, and Lecturer, Edith Borroff lived from 1925 to 2019, boasting a career that spanned at least 7 books and over 60 compositions.
Dates: 1800-2016; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1999

Elaine Madlener Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Madlener
Abstract Research material for a biography of Herbert von Karajan and material on autograph collecting gathered by Elaine Madlener, Chicago philanthropist and socialite. Material related to Madlener’s Grant Hospital committee work for two benefit performances by Karajan in 1955 and 1965, and manuscripts by British author Charles Langbridge Morgan.
Dates: 1916-1966; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1965

Elvira Sheridan Badger Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Badger
Abstract Six personal diaries and one diary fragment kept by Elvira Cecelia Sheridan Badger of Kentucky and Illinois, spanning the years 1859 through 1903. Also popular antebellum piano music compiled and bound for Badger before her marriage. Facsimile of notebook kept by Alpheus Shreve Badger about his move to Chicago and the subsequent freedom of his slaves in 1852. Diary entries concern the daily lives of a well-to-do family, including their 1861 move to Chicago, Illinois. Sentiment in Kentucky...
Dates: 1859-approximately 1930; Majority of material found within 1859 - 1878

Encore Theatre Posters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Encore
Abstract Posters from Encore Theatre, an Old Town non-professional theater that produced musical theater productions year-round during the 1960s while training aspiring actors, crew members, and directors.
Dates: approximately 1960-1970

Ethel M. Roe Scrapbook

Identifier: Midwest-MS-143
Abstract Scrapbook begun by Ethel M. Roe, later Ethel Roe Lindgren Eichheim, while a young music student at Mt. Carroll Seminary. Roe graduated in 1888, and moved on to Miss Gordon's School, possibly in Philadelphia. She was married to Henry Eichheim, a Chicago-trained composer and violinist. Includes mementoes of her education, together with concert and theater programs mainly from New York City, but also from Boston and Philadelphia. Also includes quite a few programs and clippings relating to William...
Dates: 1885-1889

Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler and Sigmund Zeisler Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Zeisler
Abstract Correspondence to and from pianist Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler, Sigmund Zeisler, their sons Ernest, Leonard and Paul, and relatives and friends; also, miscellaneous material relating to Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler's life and musical career, including a biography of Fannie Zeisler written by her husband Sigmund; works of Sigmund Zeisler relating to his legal career and involvement in the Haymarket riots of 1886; also assorted memorabilia of Fannie Zeisler and the Zeisler family, photographs of the...
Dates: 1869-1981; Majority of material found within 1883 - 1931

Felix Borowski Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Borowski
Abstract Correspondence, writings, photographs, sound recordings, clippings scrapbooks, and some biographical material documenting the life of Felix Borowski, Chicago composer, musicologist, critic for the Chicago Evening Post and Herald, and music bibliographer for the Newberry Library. The papers include letters from prominent American and European composers such as Mili Balakirev, Edvard Grieg, Paul Hindemith, John Alden Carpenter, and...
Dates: 1841-1995; Majority of material found within 1896 - 1956

Frederic Grant Gleason Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Gleason
Abstract Composer, musician, music critic for the Chicago Tribune (1887-1891) and other newspapers, and director of Chicago Auditorium concerts. Papers include correspondence, diaries, sketch books, scrapbooks, programs, clippings, literary manuscripts, photographs, and other memorabilia, providing a valuable portrait of Chicago's late-19th-century musical world. Correspondents include Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler, Charles Gounod, Edvard Grieg, Gustav Mahler, Jules Massenet, Johann Strauss, Giuseppe Verdi,...
Dates: 1852-1908

Frederick A. Stock Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Stock
Abstract Incoming correspondence to Frederick A. Stock, second conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Also photographs of Stock rehearsing at Interlochen Music Camp, early 1940s.
Dates: 1904-1940s

Freund Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Freund
Abstract Personal papers and memorabilia of arts patron and impresario C. Geraldine Freund, who founded several music and dance series in Chicago from 1959 through 2000. Also writings and memorabilia of her husband J. Dennis Freund, a prominent psychiatrist who with his wife founded Chicago's Fairview Hospital.
Dates: 1917-2007; Majority of material found within 1959 - 2007

Geraldine Farrar Memorabilia

Identifier: Midwest-MS-132
Abstract Seven letters from Geraldine Farrar to Pauline Moritz of Evanston, Illinois, and one to Moritz’s daughter, 1916-1958. Also, memorabilia related to Farrar: two postcard photographs, two Christmas cards, and two clippings.
Dates: 1902-1963

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