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Katherine Dunham Photograph Collection

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Katherine Dunham Photograph Collection, circa 1910s-2000s | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

By unidentified, Matt Gorzalski

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Collection Overview

Title: Katherine Dunham Photograph Collection, circa 1910s-2000sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 2/3/UAPH 07

Extent: 5.5 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Arranged by subject.

Forms of Material: African American dancers - Photographs, Dance - Photographs, Dunham, Katherine - Photographs, Haiti - Photographs, Katherine Dunham Company - Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Katherine Dunham Photograph Collection consists of photographs and negatives documenting her family, dance career, and teaching career.  Depicted family members include her mother and father, her brother Albert, Jr., husband John Pratt, and daughter Marie-Christine.  Several pictures document performances such as “Le Jazz Hot,” “Tropics,” “L'Ag'Ya," “Rites de Passage,” and others.  The collection also contains publicity and non-publicity photographs, Dunham’s dance troupe members and other talent, celebrities (some pictured with Katherine), Dunham’s world travel, her dance schools, and teaching at Southern Illinois University.   There are also around 400 photographs taken by Katherine Dunham in the Caribbean while she was there in the 1930's doing research for a Masters degree from the University of Chicago.

The collection also contains both original and copy negatives, most of which have a corresponding printed photographs.  These negatives were originally separated from the collection.  During reprocessing there were located and reincorporated into the current arrangement.  Boxes 17 and 18 contain binders of photocopied reproductions that serve as an index to the collection.  They were created by archival staff and not a part of the original collection.

The collection compliments Katherine Dunham’s faculty papers which are also housed at the Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted Access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Technical Access Note: Viewing the negatives may require a light box.

Separated Materials: Katerine Dunham papers.

Preferred Citation: Katherine Dunham Photographic Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Finding Aid Revision History: The original processing and finding aid was created by Special Collections staff on an unknown date.  The finding aid was revised by Matt Gorzalski in December 2012.  The collection number was changed from PH55 to UAPH 07.  Several negatives had been removed or filed into the Negatives Collection, which were located and reincorporated into this collection.  The negatives were also identified at the item level.  Boxes 5 and 6 were added to the content list.  In October 2016 the collection was rehoused and condensed from 18 boxes to 6 boxes.

Other Note: This collection was originally boxes 80-84 in the Katherine Dunham Papers (FP 20-7-F1).


Box and Folder Listing


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Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Negatives N3-1790 to N3-1808Add to your cart.
Item N3 1790: Three MenAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1791: Katherine DunhamAdd to your cart.
Four negatives.
Item N3 1792: Katherine Dunham and FriendsAdd to your cart.
Fourteen negatives.
Item N3 1793: Katherine Dunham and FriendsAdd to your cart.
Four negatives.
Item N3 1794: PortraitsAdd to your cart.
Fifteen negatives.
Item N3 1795: PortraitsAdd to your cart.
Eight negatives.
Item N3 1796: BaTeddy and CryeenAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1797: DancersAdd to your cart.
Fourteen negatives.
Item N3 1798: Drummers Among a CrowdAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1799: Costumed FiguresAdd to your cart.
Three negatives.
Item N3 1800: ChildrenAdd to your cart.
Fourteen negatives.
Item N3 1801: Schools and School ChildrenAdd to your cart.
Five negatives.
Item N3 1802: Children SwimmingAdd to your cart.
Six negatives.
Item N3 1803: Unidentified PeopleAdd to your cart.
Five negatives.
Item N3 1804: Ruins and Monuments (Landmarks)Add to your cart.
Eighteen negatives.
Item N3 1805: Native Huts and VilliagesAdd to your cart.
Likely in Haiti.  Eleven negatives.
Item N3 1806: Landscapes and RiversAdd to your cart.
Fifteen negatives.
Item N3 1807: Landscapes, rivers, and FountainAdd to your cart.
Six negatives.
Item N3 1808: Bridges and TravelersAdd to your cart.
Seventeen negatives.
Folder 2: N3-1809 to N3-1830Add to your cart.
Item N3 1809: Resorts and BuildingsAdd to your cart.
Eight negatives.
Item N3 1810: Houses - ResidenceAdd to your cart.
Two negatives.
Item N3 1811: Flowers, House Detail, Skull on a StickAdd to your cart.
Four negatives.
Item N3 1812: TravelAdd to your cart.
Three negatives.
Item N3 1813: Boat TripsAdd to your cart.
Five negatives.
Item N3 1814: Sea VoyageAdd to your cart.
Two negatives.
Item N3 1815: CeremoniesAdd to your cart.
Eighteen negatives.
Item N3 1816: CockfightAdd to your cart.
Nine negatives.
Item N3 1817: CarnivalAdd to your cart.
Seventeen negatives.
Item N3 1818: "Feas' Day" and "At the Cricket Game"Add to your cart.
Three negatives.
Item N3 1819: Shrine and OfferingAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1820: LeclercAdd to your cart.
Habitation Leclerc, Dunham's private retreat in Haiti.
Item N3 1821: LeClercAdd to your cart.
Three negatives.
Item N3 1822: Boat TripAdd to your cart.
Eight negatives.
Item N3 1823: Unidentified People and LocationsAdd to your cart.
Thirteen negatives.
Item N3 1824: Unidentified PeopleAdd to your cart.
Twenty-four negatives.
Item N3 1825: Marie Christine at Leclerc, HaitiAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1826: John Pratt at Leclerc, HaitiAdd to your cart.
Two negatives.
Item N3 1827: Fred AlsopAdd to your cart.
Five negatives.
Item N3 1828: Johnny Mathroe [?]Add to your cart.
Negatives made by Merrill D. Matthews of the Buffalo Evening News for the Charter House.
Item N3 1829: Interior of a House and View of a CityAdd to your cart.
Forty negatives.  Malaya, Malaga [?]
Item N3 1830: Movie FilmAdd to your cart.
These nitrate negatives are stored in the McLafferty freezer.
Folder 3: Negatives N4-00020 to N4-0057Add to your cart.
Item N4 00020: Katherine Dunham on a Piano in "Le Jazz Hot", circa 1940Add to your cart.
Item N4 00021: Katherin Dunham with Dancers On-stageAdd to your cart.
Item N4 00033: Katherine Dunham - Drawing by BiddleAdd to your cart.
Item N4 00034: "Barrellhouse"Add to your cart.
Item N4 00035: "Tropics"Add to your cart.
Publicity photograph with cigar in mouth.
Item N4 00036: "Tropics"Add to your cart.
Publicity photograph with bird cage on head.
Item N4 00037: "Tropics"Add to your cart.
Publicity photograph "Tropics" dancing.
Item N4 00038: Publicity PhotographAdd to your cart.
Item N4 00039: Publicity Photograph, 1940sAdd to your cart.
Item N4 00040: Publicity PhotographAdd to your cart.
Item N4 00041: Publicity PhotographAdd to your cart.
Item N4 00042: Publicity Photograph, 1940sAdd to your cart.
Item N4 00043: Publicity Portrait with Feathers on Hat, 1940sAdd to your cart.
Item N4 00044: Publicity Portrait with Net on Hair, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Item N4 00045: Publicity Photograph, 1940sAdd to your cart.
Item N4 00046: Publicity Photograph, 1940sAdd to your cart.
Item N4 00047: Publicity Photograph, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Item N4 00048: Publicity Photograph - Katherine Dunham in a Large Straw HatAdd to your cart.
Item N4 00049: Publicity Photograph - Katherine Dunham in a Large Straw Hat, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Item N4 00050: Publicity Photograph, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Item N4 00051: Publicity Photograph, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Katherine Dunham holding a cigar.
Item N4 00052: Katherine Dunham Dance PerformanceAdd to your cart.
Item N4 00053: Unknown Dance Performance - Women with BasketsAdd to your cart.
Item N4 00054: Performance of L'Ag'YaAdd to your cart.
Item N4 00055: Perfomance of L'Ag'YaAdd to your cart.
Item N4 00056: Performance of L'Ag'YaAdd to your cart.
Item N4 00057: Publicity Photograph, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Katherine Dunham wearing a large feathered headpiece.
Folder 4: NegativesAdd to your cart.
Item N2 00023: Costume Design SketchAdd to your cart.
Item N2 000278: Katherine Dunham in Dance CostumeAdd to your cart.
Item N3 00357: Katherine Dunham Portrait, circa 1926Add to your cart.
Item N3 00358: Katherine Dunham Home, Leclerc, circa 1958Add to your cart.
Item N3 00359: Katherine Dunham Portrait, circa 1940Add to your cart.
Item N3 00360: "Death" Rites de Passage, Paris, 1951 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Item N3 00361: "Stormy Weather"Add to your cart.
With T. Hane, Bill Robinson, Cab Callaway and his band, Katherine Dunham and her troupe
Item N3 00362: Tango, circa 1935Add to your cart.
Item N3 00363: Katherine Dunham in Costume, Paris, 1960Add to your cart.
Item N3 00364: Katherine Dunham, John Pratt, and Daughter, 1951Add to your cart.
Item N3 00365: Katherine Dunham Students [?], circa 1938Add to your cart.
Item N3 00366: Barrel House, circa 1957Add to your cart.
Item N3 1301: Katherine Dunham Publicity Posters, circa 1938Add to your cart.
Item N3 1302: Katherine Dunham Publicity Photograph "Stop Bilboism", circa 1940Add to your cart.
Item N3 1303: Katherine Dunham Portrait in Large Hat, circa 1938Add to your cart.
Item N3 1304: Katherine Dunham, Jennifer Jones, and DavidAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1305: Katherine Dunham at Southern Illinois University, 1965Add to your cart.
Item N3 1306: Katherine Dunham Publicity Dance Pose, circa 1940Add to your cart.
Item N3 1307: Katherine Dunham with Orson Wells, 1950Add to your cart.
Item N3 1308: Katherine Dunham Publicity PoseAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1309: Katherine Dunham, Porfirio Ruberosa, Dorothy Gray, Dad Rospali, in Hotel Reforma Mexico, 1949Add to your cart.
Item N3 1310: Katherine Dunham Reading a Book, 1943 MarchAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1311: Katherine Dunham and Dance Company (from brochure)Add to your cart.
Item N3 1513: Katherine Dunham in Hollywood, 1942Add to your cart.
Item N3 1514: Katherine Dunham Publicity PhotographAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1515: Vanoye Aikens, Sherman Hotel, Chicago, 1941Add to your cart.
Item N3 1534: Katherine Dunham Portrait, circa 1940Add to your cart.
Item N3 1535: Katherine Dunham Posing with Dancer, circa 1943Add to your cart.
Item N3 1536: Albert Dunham High School PortraitAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1537: Albert Dunham Portrait with GlassesAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1538: Albert Dunham Portrait "To Mother"Add to your cart.
Item N3 1539: Albert Dunham Portrait "Your Son"Add to your cart.
Item N3 1541: Annette Dunham (Katherine Dunham's stepmother)Add to your cart.
Item N3 1582: Katherine Dunham's Daughter with BalloonsAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1583: Katherine Dunham in Dressing Room, Australia, 1957Add to your cart.
Item N3 1584: Katherine Dunham with Dancers on StageAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1592: Possibly Katherine Dunham's Father as a Young ManAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1900: Katherine Dunham in PerformanceAdd to your cart.
Item N3 2225: Katherine Dunham Dancing on a Television Studio Set for BroadcastAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1893: Katherine Dunham Portrait, circa 1950Add to your cart.
Item N3 1894: Katherine Dunham Portrait, circa 1960Add to your cart.
Item N3 2442: Ludmila SperanzevaAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1895: Katherine Dunham Portrait, circa 1940Add to your cart.
Item N3 1896: Katherine Dunham and John Pratt, circa 1950Add to your cart.
Item N3 1897: Katherine Dunham and Marie-Christine, California, 1955Add to your cart.
Item N3 1898: Metropolitan Ballet, Katherine Dunham and Alicia Narcova, 1963Add to your cart.
Item N3 1899: Katherine Dunham in PerformanceAdd to your cart.
Item N3 2226: Katherine Dunham with John Pratt and Marie-ChristineAdd to your cart.
Item N3 2227: Eartha Kitt and Other DancersAdd to your cart.
Item N3 2228: Dunham's Leclerc HomeAdd to your cart.
Item N3 2229: Dunham's Leclerc Home FountainAdd to your cart.
Item N3 2230: Dunham's Leclerc HomeAdd to your cart.
Item N3 2437: Scrapbook - Island in Caribbean, Katherine Dunham Drinking from CoconutAdd to your cart.
Item N3 2438: Katherine Dunham PortraitAdd to your cart.
Item N3 2439: Cabin in the SkyAdd to your cart.
Item N3 2440: Group Photograph, unidentifiedAdd to your cart.
Item N3 2441: Unidentified Female DancerAdd to your cart.
Item N3 2443: Miscellaneous PeopleAdd to your cart.
Item N3 2444: Katherine Dunham Costume Pose, circa 1930sAdd to your cart.
Item N3 2445: Fred AlsopAdd to your cart.
Item N3 2446: Unidentified Woman, 1936 March 29Add to your cart.

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