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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).


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Folder 1: Family - Young Katherine and her mother Fanny June Dunham holding Albert, Jr., circa 1910s-1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Family - Albert Dunham, Sr., Annette Poindexter Dunham, Unidentified, circa 1910s-1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Family - Albert Dunham, Jr., circa 1910s-1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 4: Family - Frances and Kaye Dunham and Michael Catlett, circa 1910s-1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
16 photographs, 2 photocopied articles, and 8 pieces of school work
Folder 5: Family - Miranda and Jessica Pratt, Davis Pratt, circa 1952-1953Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 6: Poindexters - William Poindexter, Mayme, Hannah, Evelyn, Joseph and Sandra, circa 1920s-1950sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 7: Family - Carringtons, Mathews, Dillions, Owings, and Barefield Gordon, circa 1920s-1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
50 photographs
Folder 8: Family - Unidentified, circa 1910s-1950sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 9: Katherine Dunham, Marie-Christine, and John Pratt, circa 1950s-1980sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 10: Marie-Christine Dunham Pratt, circa 1950s-1990sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 11: John Pratt, circa 1940s-1980sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 12: Katherine Dunham and Family with Others in Haiti and Senegal, 1966, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Non-publicity Photographs, circa 1940-1950Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 14: Non-publicity Photographs, circa 1950-1960Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 15: Non-publicity Photographs, circa 1960-1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 16: Non-publicity Photographs, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 17: Non-publicity Photographs - Drawings, Paintings, etc., undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 18: Non-publicity Photographs, 1970s-1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Non-publicity Photographs, 1980s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Non-publicity Photographs, 1990s-2000sAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Non-publicity Photographs, 1990s-2000sAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Non-publicity Photographs, 1990s-2000sAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Katherine Dunham in Gorée, Senegal, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Proof Sheets of Katherine Dunham Receiving an Award, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Katherine Dunham at Unidentified Ceremony, possibly African or Haitian, circa 1980s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Dance in America Photographs, 1980Add to your cart.
Bet Scott
Folder 27: "Eye on St. Louis" Program Slides, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Dinner to Honor Katherine Dunham at São Paulo BPAO's Residence, 1986 November 12Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Homage to Katherine Dunham by Ballet Stagium, 1986 November 13Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Dance Gallery Concrete Circle Foot Impression Cermony, 1988Add to your cart.
In Beverly Hills.
Folder 31: National Medal of Arts Presentation, White House, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Katherine Dunham at Stanford University, 1990 May-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Photographs Related to Katherine Dunham's Haiti Fast, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Katherine Dunham Birthday, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Katherine Dunham at Chicago State University, 1993 June 5Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Katherine Dunham in Bedroom with African Visitor, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Katherine Dunham at Commencement Ceremonies, 1994-1995, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Social Gathering of Katherine Dunham and African American Boys, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Katherine Dunham Social Gathering with Friends, circa 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Unidentified Event with Katherine Dunhan, Possibly Birthday, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Visit to Stephens College, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Dartmouth College Commencement, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Publicity Photographs, circa 1930-1940Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 44: Publicity Photographs, Portraits, circa 1940-1950Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 45: Publicity Photographs, circa 1940-1950Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 46: Publicity Photographs, circa 1950-1960Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

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