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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 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Caribbean, circa 1930s-1950sAdd to your cart.

aa.  Katherine Dunham Travel-General (25 photographs)

bb.  Boat trips (5 photographs)

cc.  Sea Voyage (14 photographs)

dd.  Ceremonies (27 photographs)

ee.  Cockfight (17 photographs)

ff.  Carnival (17 photographs)

gg.  At the cricket game (2 photographs); Feas' Day (4 photographs)

Folder 2: Caribbean - Haiti, circa 1930s-1950sAdd to your cart.
29 strips of 4 prints each
Folder 3: Caribbean - People in native dress and costumes, circa 1930s-1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Caribbean - Children swimming along river, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Caribbean - Dignitaries, circa 1950s-1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Caribbean - LeClerc, circa 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Caribbean - Ruins and buildings, Mostly Haiti, circa 1950s-1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Caribbean - Unidentified places, circa 1940s-1950sAdd to your cart.

4 photographs:

- Huts

- Monuments

- Aerial view of the sea port

Folder 9: Caribbean - Mardi Gras - Port au Prince, Haiti, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Haitian or African Ritual, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Haiti Scenes, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Travel - East Berlin, Germany, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Travel - New Guinea, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Travel - New Zealand, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Travel - San Remo, Italy, circa 1960-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Travel - Mexican School Children, circa 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 17: General Travel, 1940s-1950sAdd to your cart.

- Leopard in sled outside house of Maracuta Queen, Recife, Brazil, June 1950.

- Boboli Gardens, Firenze, Italia, April 1949 - Katherine Dunham and others

- Aix-en-Provence, France

- Egypt -Katherine Dunham riding on a camel with  the Pyramids and the Sphinx in the background (1 photograph)

- Grundtvig's Church, Copenhagen

- Niagara Falls (4 photographs)

- Lima, Peru (4 photographs)

- Lourdes, France (3 photographs)

- Unknown (3 photographs)

Folder 18: Teaching at Southern Illinois University, 1960sAdd to your cart.

- Katherine Dunham (9 photographs)

- "Faust" scenery in miniature (6 photographs)

- Theresa Steinruby (3 photographs)

Folder 19: Stockholm School, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Schools and Practices, circa 1940s-1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Katherine Dunham Teaching, General, circa 1960s-1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Dance Workshop at São Paulo City Ballet, 1986 November 12Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Katherine Dunham at Dance Workshop possibly in Peru, circa 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Proof Sheets of Dunham Seminars, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Dance Workshop and Performance in Atlanta, Georgia by Mark Silberman, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Ludmila Speranzeva, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Dorothea Freitag, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Fred Alsop, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: People - Others, 1935, undatedAdd to your cart.

- (?) [Florence, Italy 1935] (2 photographs)

- Carlo (?) (2 photographs)

- Zelda (?)

- June Cabot

- Elenita Caloto

- Cooke's Red Devils Orchestra

- Marjorie Duran

- Mary Jo, Frank, and Terry Harding

- Henri and Al

- Ernest Rnickozski

- M. Scott or Dorothy Gray (?) (7 photographs)

- Illegible (2 photographs)

Folder 30: George Balanche and cast of Cabin in the Sky, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Central Harlem Mothers Committee, Mrs. Ora Mobley (President), circa 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Harlem Cultural Council Art Festival Planning Group, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 33: N'Dop Ceremony, Senegal, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 34: N'Dop Ceremony, Senegal, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Senegal Ambassador Visit to Katherine Dunham (Andre Jean Coulbery?), 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Katherine Dunham with Foreign Visitors, Possibly Jean-Claude Duvalier, circa 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Unidentified People, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Louis Farrakhan visits Katherine Dunham Museum, circa 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Vanoye Aikens in his Los Angeles Home, circa 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Unidentified People, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 41: National Museum of Dance, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Art in the Katherine Dunham Museum, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Katherine Dunham Museum Exterior, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Land and houses for possible purchase in California?, circa 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Miscellaneous Places, undatedAdd to your cart.

4 photographs. Photographs that were with the Pratt children photographs:

- Oceanside, California (3 photographs)

- The Monastery, Carmel, California

- Lisbon, Portugal

- Stockholm, Sweden

- Taillevent (2 photographs)

Folder 46: Horses - Bahiana and Boxthorn, circa 1940-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 47: "Nanette" sailing ship, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Miscellaneous, undatedAdd to your cart.

Dogs - Baby Doll Pratt, Sniggies, and Hinkelheim

Picture of Old Radio with Picture of Katherine Dunham on top

Photographs of hands after Leaving Tonius, Italy

Folder 49: Digital Photos from Marie-Christine Dunham PrattAdd to your cart.

Miami, February 2004

Ms. Dunham in her Nineties

Folder 50: War Photographs - From a Member of the Troupe, 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 51: Unidentified People and Dancers, circa 1940s-1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 52: Unidentified Locations, circa 1940s-1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Objects - Furniture, Statues, Figurines, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 54: Dogs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 55: Negatives N3-1732 to N3-1762Add to your cart.
Item N3 1732: Vaudeville, LAAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1733: "Rite de Pasage"Add to your cart.
Item N3 1734: Unidentified Dance PerformanceAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1735: "Batucada" DanceAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1736: "Batucada" DanceAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1737: Unidentified Dance PerformanceAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1738: Unidentified Dance PerformanceAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1739: "La Jazz Hot"Add to your cart.
Item N3 1740: "La Jazz Hot"Add to your cart.
Item N3 1741: Publicity, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1742: "Fantasie Negre"Add to your cart.
Item N3 1743: "Fantasie Negre"Add to your cart.
Item N3 1744: "La Jazz Hot" (Laying on a Piano)Add to your cart.
Item N3 1745: "L'Ag'Ya"Add to your cart.
Item N3 1746: "Batucada"Add to your cart.
Item N3 1747: "Barrelhouse"Add to your cart.
Item N3 1748: "Barrellhouse" with Roger OhardienoAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1749: "Tropics"Add to your cart.
Katherine Dunham with a cigar.
Item N3 1750: Publicity, 1940sAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1751: Detroit Layfayette Theater Dressing RoomAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1752: "Tango"Add to your cart.
Item N3 1753: Katherine Dunham and John PrattAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1754: Katherin Dunham and Marie ChristineAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1755: Lucille Ellis and Claude MarchantAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1756: Ludmila SperanzevaAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1757: Katherine Dunham and Elie Lescot, President of HaitiAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1758: Teaching at Southern Illinois University, Katherine Dunham and a Male StudentAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1759: Four Girls Posing in Dance CostumesAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1760: Katherine Dunham in Haiti, 1935Add to your cart.
Cecil, Doc, Fred Alsop
Item N3 1761: Katherine Dunham at Makeup Table with John PrattAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1762: John Pratt and Marie Christine, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Negatives N3-1763 to N3-1789Add to your cart.
Item N3 1763: TravelAdd to your cart.
Niagra Falls [?]
Item N3 1764: Katherine Dunham in CostumeAdd to your cart.
Colore negative.
Item N3 1765: Male and Female Dancers in "Rumba Caricature"Add to your cart.
Color negative.
Item N3 1766: Male and Female Dancers in "Rumba Caricature"Add to your cart.
Color negative.
Item N3 1767: "Tropics"Add to your cart.
Katherine Dunham in costume with a bird cage on her head and holding a cigar.  Color negative.
Item N3 1768: "Tropics"Add to your cart.
Katherine Dunham in costume with a bird cage on her head and holding a cigar.  John Pratt is holding the bird cage.  Color negative.
Item N3 1769: "Tropics"Add to your cart.
Katherine Dunham doing a leg kick.  Color negative.
Item N3 1770: "Tropics"Add to your cart.
Katherine Dunham doing a leg kick.  Color negative.
Item N3 1771: "Tropics"Add to your cart.
Katherine Dunham doing a leg kick.  Color negative.
Item N3 1772: Male and Female Dancers in CostumeAdd to your cart.
Color negative.
Item N3 1773: Male and Female Dancer in CostumeAdd to your cart.
Color negative.
Item N3 1774: Katherine Dunham in Blue Dance CostumeAdd to your cart.
Color negative.
Item N3 1775: Katherine Dunham in Blue Dance CostumeAdd to your cart.
Color negative.
Item N3 1776: Katherine Dunham in Blue Dance ConstumeAdd to your cart.
Color negative.
Item N3 1777: Unknown WomanAdd to your cart.
Color negative.
Item N3 1778: Unknown WomanAdd to your cart.
Color negative.
Item N3 1779: Unknown Male DancerAdd to your cart.
Color negative.
Item N3 1780: Katherine Dunham Portrain in "Tropics" CostumeAdd to your cart.
Color 35mm slide.
Item N3 1781: Women's JewelryAdd to your cart.
Color negative.
Item N3 1782: Unknown FemaleAdd to your cart.
M. Scott?
Item N3 1783: Travel - EgyptAdd to your cart.
Katherine Dunham riding a camel with the Pyramids and Sphinx in the background.
Item N3 1784: Unknown Woman Standing on a PatioAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1785: Katherine Dunham and Two Male FriendsAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1786: Katherine Dunham and FriendsAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1787: Katherine Dunham and FriendsAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1788: Katherine Dunham and Friends - Three MalesAdd to your cart.
Item N3 1789: Unknown MaleAdd to your cart.

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