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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).


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Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Publicity Photographs, circa 1960-1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Radio Interviews, circa 1940-1950Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Performances - Afrique du Nord, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Performances - Acaraje, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Performances - Ballets de San Juan, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Performances - Washer Woman, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Performances - Rumba Caricature - Santiago da Cuba, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Performances - Tango, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Performances - Fantasie Negre, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Performances - Vaudeville, L.A., 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Performances - Sarabande to Mme. Christophe, circa 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Performances - Tropics, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Performances - Cabin in the Sky, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Performances - Pardon My Sarong, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Performances - Melanesian Love Ritual Dance, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Performances - Stormy Weather, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Performances - Rites de Passage, 1944Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 18: Performances - Batucada, 1940, 1943, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Performances - Havana, 1910, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder discovered missing during rehousing project in October 2016.
Folder 20: Performances - L'Ag Ya, 1940, 1944, 1957Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 21: Performances - La Jazz Hot / Jazz, 1942-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Performances - Barrelhouse -from Tropical Review, 1944, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Performances - Carib Song, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Performances - Samba, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Performances - Choro, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Performances - Dora, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Performances - Floyd's Guitar Blues, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Performances - General, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Performances - General, 1940-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Treemonisha, Atlanta, Georgia, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Southland Slides, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Female Dancers - Eusbia Cosme, circa 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Female Dancers - Lucille Ellis, circa 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Female Dancers - Delores Harper, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Female Dancers - Lawaune Ingram, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Female Dancers - Eartha KittAdd to your cart.
Folder discovered missing during a rehousing project in October 2016.
Folder 37: Female Dancers - Carmencita Romero, circa 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Female Dancers - Othello Strozier, 1948, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Female Dancers - Camile Yarbrough, 1955, 1958, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Female Dancers - Others (most unidentified), circa 1940s-1950sAdd to your cart.

33 photographs:

- Margo ? (3 photographs)

- Syvilla Fort (1 photograph)

- Delores Harper (group photograph) (2 photographs)

- Vickie Henderson (2 photographs)

- Lewaune Ingram (1 group photograph)

- Roberta McLaurin (1 photograph)

- Luda Poets (2 photographs)

- Madeline Preston (1 photograph)

- Pearl Reynolds (1 photograph)

- Dorothy Speights (1 photograph)

- Lavinia Williams (1 photograph)

- Unidentified (17 photographs)

Folder 41: Male Dancers - Vanoye Aikens, circa 1940s-1950s, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Male Dancers - Jean Leon Destine, circa 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Male Dancers - Andre Drew, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Male Dancers - Claude Marchant, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Male Dancers - Lenwood Morris, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Male Dancers - Archie Savage, 1962, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Male Dancers - Others (most unidentified photographs), circa 1940s-1950sAdd to your cart.

- Vanoye Aikens (1 group photograph)

- Ricardo Avalos (1 photograph)

- Talley Beatty (1 photograph)

- Wilburt Bradley (1 group photograph)

- Byron Cuttler (1 photograph)

- Walter Davis (1 group photograph)

- Laverne French (2 photographs)

- Eddie Hawkins (1 group photograph)

- Jesse Hawkins (1 group photograph)

- Claude Marchant (1 group photograph)

- Julio Mendez (1 photograph)

- Roger Ohardieno (3 photographs)

- Ural Wilson (group photograph) (2 photographs)

- Unidentified (29 photographs)

- 1 group photograph

Folder 48: Female Talent - Dorothy Brooks, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Female Talent - Amelia Cunningham, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Female Talent - Mercedes da Silva, 1948, 1950, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 51: Female Talent - Mercedes Gilbert, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 52: Female Talent - Michelle Newton, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Female Talent - Gloria Nover, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Female Talent - Irma Obermayer, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Female Talent - Deborah Velazquez, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 56: Female Talent - Others (Small photographs), circa 1940s-1950sAdd to your cart.

- Jeanne Bressler (9 photographs)

- Delores Brown (9 photographs)

- Betty Ann Chavis (3 photographs)

- Claire Delasse (2 photographs)

- Terry Erwin (2 photographs)

- Gilberte Lavoche (1 photograph)

- Rosalie Llorens (3 photographs)

- Marie Madeleine Marcel (2 photographs)

- Colette Meslin (2 photographs)

- Loretta Pauker (1 photograph)

- Dell Pinckney (1 photograph)

- Pearl Prescod (2 photographs)

- Marquerite Ray (1 photograph)

- Astrid Herminia Salazar (4 photographs)

- Alma Sutton (1 photograph)

- Veronica E. Terry (3 photographs)

- Dee Thompson (5 photographs)

- Mercedita Valdes (1 photograph)

- Cleo Faith Walker (1 photograph)

- Valerie Zamar (1 photograph)

- Unidentified (11 photographs)

Folder 57: Female Talent - Others (Large photographs), 1930s-1950sAdd to your cart.

- Annabella ? (1 photograph)

- Lily ? (2 photographs)

- Marian Anderson (1 photograph)

- Pat Benoye (3 photographs)

- Cynthia Bernard (1 photograph)

- Marie Bryant (3 photographs)

- Betty Darva (2 photographs)

- Ruth Dorsey (1 photograph)

- Jean Handzlik (1 photograph)

- Ann Hathaway (4 photographs)

- Elena Hightower (3 photographs)

- Ruby Hill (1 photograph)

- Lollie Lewis (1 photograph)

- Carmen Lockens (1 photograph)

- Mildred Marcus (1 photograph)

- Lea Massari (3 photographs)

- Fujio Matsugi (1 photograph)

- Lucky Paterson (1 photograph)

- The Mack Sisters (1 photograph)

- Sylvia Thompson (1 photograph)

- Juan Toledo (1 photograph)

- Doris White (1 photograph)

- Mary Wimberly (3 photographs)

- Unidentified (16 photographs)

Folder 58: Female Talent, circa 1960s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 59: Male Talent - Russell Evans, circa 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Male Talent - Raphael Gilbert, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Male Talent - Joseph Long, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Male Talent - Halten Richard, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Male Talent - Antonio Rodriques, 1952-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Male Talent - Theodore Tone, Jr., 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Male Talent - Dale Wasserman, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 66: Male Talent - Others (Small photographs), circa 1940s-1950sAdd to your cart.

- Boyesen (1 photograph)

- Ivan de Almeida (3 photographs)

- Pierre Aurel (1 photograph)

- Ramon Castro (1 photograph)

- B. Ray Choudhury (3 photographs)

- Eydee Fortin (2 photographs)

- Lud Germain (1 photograph)

- Leslie Harnley (1 photograph)

- Dave Jampel (4 photographs)

- Albert Laguerre (1 photograph)

- Carid Leslie (2 photographs)

- Frederie Ligel (1 photograph)

- Lucky McKenzie (1 photograph)

- Moses Pickett (1 photograph)

- Jimmy Tan (1 photograph)

- Joseph Thomas (1 photograph)

- Unidentified (16 photographs)

Folder 67: Male Talent - Others (Large photographs photographs), circa 1940s-1950sAdd to your cart.

- Thesley Beverly (3 photographs/6 poses)

- Tip Brewster (1 photograph)

- Mr. C (1 photograph)

- Gerald Dorsainvil (2 photographs)

- Maurice DuPont (1 photograph)

- Julius C. Fields (1 photo/6 poses)

- Ronald Frazier (2 photographs)

- George Garber (1 photograph)

- Leonard Gibson (1 photograph)

- Dwane Johnson (1 photograph)

- Albert H Jones (3 photographs)

- Bobo M'pessa (1 photograph)

- Bertie Pasuka (2 photographs)

- Francisco Pozo (Chino)(1 photograph)

- Prinber (2 photographs)

- Oscar Puente (2 photographs)

- Steve Samuels (1 photograph)

- Edward Small (2 photographs/6 poses)

- John Lee Smyth (2 photographs)

- Leonard Ware (1 photograph)

- Burton Dix Williams [Maurice Salio] (1 photograph)

- Clinton Williams (3 photographs)

- Conrado Wilson (1 photograph)

- Robert Winans (1 photograph)

- Gilberto Valdes (3 photographs)

- Unidentified (9 photographs)

Folder 68: Male Talent, circa 1960s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 69: Group Talent - George Arnold's Rhythm On Ice, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 70: Group Talent - Hilo Hattie's Revue, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 71: Group Talent - Others, circa 1940s-1950sAdd to your cart.

- Lester L. Dunagin (3 photographs)

- Kris and LLA

- Ivan, Raul, Jr., Sonia, Serjio, Aleck

- Unidentified (17 photographs)

Folder 72: Group Talent, circa 1980s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 73: Celebrities, circa 1930-1940Add to your cart.

- James Weldon Johnson

- Ruth Page

- 1940's (16 photographs)

- Yvonne de Carlo with Katherine Dunham

- Maurice Chevalier with Katherine Dunham

- Belle Richards, Andy Devine and many others with Katherine Dunham

- Lavene French with Katherine Dunham

- Juan Peron and Evita Peron with Katherine Dunham

- Profirio Rubirosa and Dado Rospoli with Katherine Dunham and Dorothy Gray

- "Lone Ranger" Simms with Katherine Dunham

- Virginia Sydnor with Katherine Dunham

- Photos with illegible signatures (4 photographs)

Folder 74: Celebrities, circa 1950-1960Add to your cart.

- Ralph Bunche, Madame Jane Nialle with Katherine Dunham

- Dorothy Gray in Ali Khan's bar

- Cesar Habis, Proprietor Lido Club, Beirut (6 photographs)

- Jennifer Jones with Katherine Dunham (2 photographs)

- Serge Lifor, Rio de Janeiro with Katherine Dunham

- Maharanee, Premier Malaya, Kerola Lumpur

- Silvana Mangano

- J. Paulo

- Ed Sullivan

- Orsen Welles with Katherine Dunham and John Pratt (2 photographs)

- Giovanella Zannoni

- 1960's (29 photographs)

- Edith BelGeddes and Mrs. Schruf at LeClerc

- Brendan Behan (2 photographs and 1 sheet of proofs photographs)

- Julia Belafonte

- Dick Frisell and Moroccans

- Jim Morand [television man] with Katherine Dunham (3 photographs)

- Robert Rossen, Harold Clurman and Katherine Dunham

- Show Magazine's First Inter-American Symposium, Bahamas with note from Robert M. Wood

- Katherine Dunham with young man (?) during filming of "The Bible"

Folder 75: Celebrities, undatedAdd to your cart.

No dates. 20 photographs:

- Al (?) at Copacabana in New York City

- Phil (?) (2 photographs)

- Desi Arnez

- Sid Caesar

- Stuart Cloete

- Julio Ginga, Bobby Pap with Katherine Dunham

- Mlle. Lucien Lemogne, Port au Prince, Haiti

- Gloria Mestre (?)

- Freddie Munnings, owner of Nassau Cat and Fiddle Club with Katherine Dunham

and others (3 photographs)

- Fernard Sterling, Herman (?), and Katherine Dunham - Port au Prince, Haiti

- Terry Swape (?)

- Illegible writing (2 photographs)

Folder 76: Unidentified CelebritiesAdd to your cart.
16 photographs
Folder 77: Caribbean, circa 1930s-1940sAdd to your cart.

a. Katherine Dunham and Friends (32 photographs)

b. Portraits (34 photographs)

c.  Ba Teddy and Cryien (4 photographs)

d.  Hides his face; Type; She has 'come out'

e.  Dancers (9 photographs)

f.  Drummers (10 photographs) Julot at drum, Vauclin (4 photographs)

g.  Costumed figures (3 photographs)

h.  Children (19 photographs)

Folder 78: Caribbean, circa 1930s-1950sAdd to your cart.

i.  School Children (5 photographs)

j.  Children Swimming (6 photographs)

k.  Unidentified People (12 photographs)

l.  Ruins and monuments (19 photographs)

m.  Native huts and villages (11 photographs)

n.  Landscapes and rivers (25 photographs)

o.  Bridge with travelers (17 photographs)

p.  Buildings and resorts (8 photographs)

q.  Ste. Marie (4 photographs); North (3 photographs); Bamboo and fujia in north (4 photographs); Mountain Stream north; From the top of the Maive, Ste. Marie

Folder 79: Caribbean, circa 1930s-1960sAdd to your cart.

r.  Fisherman Grande Riviere; Grand Riviere

s.  Shrine near Lamentin; Shrine (2 photographs)

t.  Near Ajoupa (3 photographs); Indian woman near Ajoupa (3 photographs); Bridge near Ajoupa (2 photographs); Fujia near Ajoupa; Fern detail; Entre Ajoupa and Basse Pointe; Cemetery Basse Pointe

u.  Francois (2 photographs); Market place, Francois

v.  Near Lorrain; Near Morne Rouge; Between Marigot and Lorrain; Marigot (4 photographs); Terrace planting near Lorrain; Terrace planting near Marigot; Lorrain

w.  Between Macoubu and Grande Riviere; Near Macoubu

x.  Near St. Anne; Below St. Anne

y.  Houses (12 photographs)

z.  Flowers (4 photographs); Detail from house decoration (2 photographs); Bamboo organ; Skull on a stick


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