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Katherine Dunham papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Correspondence

Dunham Company, School, Performing Arts Training Center, and Museum Records

Manuscripts and Printed Materials

Sheet Music

Collected Art

Photographs, Film, and Audio

Biographical Information, Scrapbooks, Notes, Calendars, Memorabilia


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Collection Overview

Title: Katherine Dunham papers, 1906-2009Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1919-2005

ID: 3/RG 4/FP 20-7-F1

Primary Creator: Dunham, Katherine

Extent: 80.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Organized into seven series:  (1) Correspondence; (2) Dunham Company, School, Performing Arts Training Center, and Museum Records; (3) Manuscripts and printed materials; (4) Sheet Music; (5) Collected Art; (6) Photographs, film, audio recordings; and (7) Biographical Information, Scrapbooks, Notes, Calendars.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1968. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Dance - Anthropological aspects - Haiti, Dancers - United States, Folk music - Caribbean area, Haiti - Social life and customs, Katherine Dunham Company, Quinn, Anthony, 1915-2001, Voodooism

Forms of Material: Baker, Josephine - Correspondence, Belafonte, Harry, 1927- - Correspondence, Duke, Doris, 1912-1993 - Correspondence, Dunham, Katherine - Correspondence, Handy, W.C., 1873-1978. - Correspondence, Langston, C.H. (Charles Hughes) 1821? - Correspondence, McQueen, Butterfly. - Correspondence, Photographs, Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976. - Correspondence, Scores., Scrapbooks, Sound recordings

Languages: English, Haitian;HaitianCreole, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Katherine Dunham Papers consists of correspondence, writings, scripts, notes on dance techniques, and musical scores that illuminate the extraordinary journey of a woman who changed the face of American modern dance. Her collection documents all aspects of her varied experience as an African-American anthropologist, dancer, choreographer, and educator.

Her personal correspondence makes up the bulk of this collection.  Among others, notable correspondents include Josephine Baker, Harry Belafonte, Doris Duke, W.C. Handy, Langston Hughes, Eartha Kitt, Butterfly McQueen, Anthony Quinn, and Paul Robeson.

This Collection also highlights Dunham's early explorations as an anthropologist in the 1930s when she studied a multitude of movement types and dance forms. However, it is Dunham's focus on the movements and dances of the African Diaspora that so influenced her development as a performer, choreographer, and teacher. Her papers also contain examples of music from her field research from Haiti recorded by Dunham and others.

Additionally, the collection consists of photographs documenting Dunham's remarkable career as a performer and choreographer for her company, which introduced African and Caribbean dance movement to the American public, as well as her manuscripts related to her published works The Dances of Haiti, Journey to Accompong, Island Possessed, and The Negro Dance.

Biographical Note

Anthropologist-dancer-choreographer, Katherine Mary Dunham was born in Chicago, June 22, 1909, the second child of Fanny June (Taylor) and Albert Millard Dunham who was a tailor and dry cleaner.  Katherine's mother died while she and her brother Albert Jr. were quite young, and several years later her father married Annette Poindexter, a schoolteacher from Iowa.  The family settled in Joliet, Illinois.

In 1928 Miss Dunham entered the University of Chicago where she majored in anthropology with emphasis on dance and its relation to cultures.  Dunham’s first public appearance as a dancer was at the Chicago Beaux Arts Ball in “A Negro Rhapsody” in 1931.  Her theatrical career matured in 1934 with her role of Reba in "Run Little Chillun” which she also directed.  That year Dunham danced with the Chicago Symphony's "La Guiablesse," appeared at the Abraham Lincoln Center for two weeks with the Negro Dance Group which she had established, and danced at the Chicago World's Fair.  She also began her first dance school, the Chicago Negro School of Ballet.  From 1935-1936, she received a fellowship form the Rosenwald and Guggenheim Foundations to do master's thesis research in Jamaica and Haiti analyzing native dances.  This research resulted in The Dances of Haiti (in Spanish and French), Island Possessed, Journey to Accompong, several articles, and a wealth of theatrical material.  Dunham married John T. Pratt on July 10, 1939 in Tecate, Mexico.  They adopted a daughter, Marie-Christine Dunham Pratt, when she was fourteen months old.  In 1950, she completed the purchase of an 18-acre tract of land near Port-au-Prince once owned by Pauline Bonaparte LeClerc and which contained the remains of her residence.

Dunham performed worldwide.  Some of her notable dance/choreography productions include “L’Ag’Ya” (1938), “Tropical Pinafore” (1939), “Le Jazz Hot,” “Tropics,” “Tropical Review” (1943), “Carib Song” (1945), “Bal Negre” (1946), “New Tropical Review” (1948), “Cakewalk” (1955), “Banboche!” (1962), “Caribbean Rhapsody” (1963), “Aida” (1963), and “Faust” (1965).  She also established several dance schools such as the Dunham School of Dance and Theatre in 1945, which later became the Katherine Dunham School of Arts and Research.  By 1966, she had schools in New York City (440 W. 42nd. St.) Stockholm, Paris, and Rome.

Katherine Dunham's relationship with Southern Illinois University (SIU) began July 23, 1964, when she was invited by the Vice President for Instruction, Charles D. Tenney, to spend an 11-week period as artist-in-residence.  Clifford Fears, the director of that dance school, was a former member of her troupe.  The culmination of her 11-week period at Southern Illinois University was the opera Faust, staged in February 1965.  Her tenure at SIU was interrupted in March 1965 with her appointment to the Harlem Cultural Council Steering Committee, and work in Paris doing choreography for “Deux Angles.  That same year she proposed a pilot project to the Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) for East St. Louis.  She again resumed her association with Southern Illinois University in June 1967 as a visiting artist in the Fine Arts Division at the Edwardsville campus.  In December 1967 she was appointed Cultural Affairs Consultant in Public Administration and Metropolitan Affairs.

Katherine Dunham was also a social activist.  During a performance of “Tropical Review” in Louisville, Kentucky in 1944 she announced to the audience that she would not be back in Louisville until segregation in that theater was ended.  That same year she brought a discrimination lawsuit against the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago.  In 1950 she sued a Sao Paulo hotel for discrimination which eventually resulted in a national law forbidding racial discrimination in places of public accommodation.  Additionally, at her Haitian home, Dunham began a clinic called Habitation LeClerc for hungry and diseased Haitians.

Through the years she maintained her association with the sciences as well as the arts.  She was a member of the Women's Honorary Science Fraternity (1939) and the Royal Society of Anthropology, London.  Ms. Dunham died on May 21, 2006.

Subject/Index Terms

Dance - Anthropological aspects - Haiti
Dancers - United States
Folk music - Caribbean area
Haiti - Social life and customs
Katherine Dunham Company
Quinn, Anthony, 1915-2001
Voodooism

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Accruals: Accession 799 received in 2007; Accession 787 received in November 2008; Accession 988 received on October 26, 2011; Accession 2012_002 received on September 10, 2012; Accession 2015_021 received in October 2014; Accession 2019_003 received in early 2019.

Access Restrictions: Correspondence  between 1962 to 1968 may not be photocopied.

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.

The library has limited information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Technical Access Note:

Use copies have not been made for all of the audiovisual materials at this time.  Researchers must contact the repository in advance for access to these materials.

Use copies of the wax cylinder recordings have been made.

Acquisition Method: Donated to Southern Illinois University Carbondale by Katherine Dunham.

Separated Materials: Other institutions that have some holdings related to Dunham and her work include the Library of Congress, New York Public Library and the Missouri Historical Society.

Related Materials: Katherine Dunham's FBI file has been digitized and is available at https://archive.org/details/KatherineDunhamFBIFile (accessed July 13, 2016).

Preferred Citation: [after identification of item(s)], Katherine Dunham Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Processing Information: Box 89 was redistributed into the other boxes of newsclippings, according to dates

Finding Aid Revision History:

The original boxes 80-84 contained photographs but were removed and processed into the Katherine Dunham Photograph Collection (UAPH 07).  These box numbers have been repurposed for the processing of additional Dunham accessions.

The following accessions were processed by Matt Gorzalski from August 2015 to May 2016: 799, 787, 988, 2012_002, 2015_021.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1906-2005, 2009],
[Series 2: Dunham Company, School, Performing Arts Training Center, and Museum Records, circa 1927-2003],
[Series 3: Manuscripts and Printed Materials, 1921-2006],
[Series 4: Sheet Music],
[Series 5: Collected Art, circa 1870s-1967, 2000],
[Series 6: Photographs, Film, and Audio],
[Series 7: Biographical Information, Scrapbooks, Notes, Calendars, Memorabilia, 1936-1998],
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Series 2: Dunham Company, School, Performing Arts Training Center, and Museum Records, circa 1927-2003Add to your cart.
This series consists of records documenting Dunham Company tours including finances and correspondence with prospective talent.  Also included are records of the general educational and performance activities of the Performing Arts Training Center, as well as the Katherine Dunham School, and the Katherine Dunham Museum.  Additionally, there are files documenting Dunham's involvement in various art, cultural, and social organizations such as the Illinois Arts Council, National Council on the Aging, the Advisory Commission on Financing the Arts in Illinois, and others.
Box 43Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Dunham Company Material, 1941-1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence, Carmen Adorno Certificate of Baptism, correspondence relating to Oscar Estrada de la Rosa, performance schedule for Rex Theatre in Athens, Greece (1959), Special Agreement with Lenwood Morris and Katherine Dunham.
Folder 2: Dunham Company Passport Information, 1948-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Dunham Company Passport Information, circa 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Dunham Company Passport Information, 1958-1960, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Tours, Song Lyrics Used, 1945-1957, undatedAdd to your cart.
Tours in Rome, Buenos Aires, Las Vegas, and unidentified.
Folder 6: Tours Correspondence and Notes, 1949-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Tours, Australia and Orient, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Photograph of Camille Yarbrough, circa 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Tour Notes: South America, Balkans, and unknown, 1960, 1963, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 44Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Adams, Margaret (S. A.), 1951-1953Add to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 2: Arfa, Tybee, 1951 December 10Add to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 3: Aversa, Amelia, 1951 September 7Add to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 4: Aversa, Frank G., 1951-1952Add to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 5: Bagby, Lucy (S. A. - Special), 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 6: Beasley, Evelyn [Empty], undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 7: Bell, Arthur, 1949 May 23Add to your cart.
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Folder 8: Bell, Thomas, Sp. Qt/53, 1953 MarchAdd to your cart.
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Folder 9: Binswanger, Carole, circa 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 10: Blanchette, Dorothy (S. A.), 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Brents, Plumath L., 1952 November 29Add to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 12: Camacho, Lew (S. A.), 1951Add to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 13: Cambrelen, Alexander [Empty], undatedAdd to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 14: Cansino, Angel, 1952 February 1Add to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 15: Carr, Audrey, 1952 June 13Add to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 16: Coles, William H. (Sch.), 1949-1952Add to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 17: Collier, Festus, 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 18: Cook, Shirley, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 19: Costoso, Mary, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 20: Covert, Veronica D. (S. A.), 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 21: Cruz, Olga, 1953 March 2Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Curtis, Robert, 1952 November 29Add to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 23: Daniels, Delores, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Danois-Hudson, Jacqueline (Spec - Afro-Cuban Teacher), 1950-1953Add to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 25: DeLaney, Gloria Smith, 1952, undatedAdd to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 26: DeLongoria, Roland A. [Empty], undatedAdd to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 27: Donald, Floretta, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 28: Dubin, Ronnie (S. A.), 1951Add to your cart.
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Folder 29: Edwards, Albert A. (S. A.), 1950-1951Add to your cart.
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Folder 30: Edwards, Carol, 1949, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 31: Faustin, Emile P., 1952Add to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 32: Fernandez, Touldayo (S. A. Teacher) [Empty], undatedAdd to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 33: Fitzpatrick. Louise, 1949Add to your cart.
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Folder 34: Fort, Syvilla, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 35: Francoise, Marie, 1950Add to your cart.
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Folder 36: Frazier, Rose L. (S. A. - Special) [Empty], undatedAdd to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 37: Gaffney, Yolanda G. (S. A.), 1950-1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 38: Gallantz, Ira M., 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 39: Gambaro, Jose Vega, 1951Add to your cart.
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Folder 40: Garrett, Thomas, 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 41: Griffin, Marie, 1949-1950Add to your cart.
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Folder 42: George, Ruby J. (Sp. Qt/53), 1953 March 2Add to your cart.
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Folder 43: Gordon, Barbara (S. A.), 1951-1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 44: Gore, Joann, 1950-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 45: Gunn, Bill (Sp. Qt.), 1952Add to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Box 45Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hamilton, Lavinia, 1949Add to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 2: Harrison, Yvonne E., 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 3: Hawkins, Edward, 1949Add to your cart.
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Folder 4: Hayes, Mildred, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 5: Hoenig, Phyllis, 1951Add to your cart.
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Folder 6: Holman, Winslowe D. [Empty], undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 7: Hunt, Jimmy, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 8: Janson, Rick [Empty], undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 9: Jenkins, Joseph, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 10: Johnson, Eleanor, 1949Add to your cart.
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Folder 11: Joseph, Adeline L., 1952-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 12: Karr, Pat, 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 13: Keeling, Mildred [Empty], undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 14: Kelly, Jean M., 1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 15: King, Francis, 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 16: Korman, Rushelle (S. A.), 1951-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 17: Laine, Trudi (S. A. - Special), 1951Add to your cart.
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Folder 18: Lara, Elliot, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 19: Lawrence, Bert (Sch.), 1950-1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 20: Lazaroff, Marilyn (S. A.), 1951Add to your cart.
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Folder 21: Leach, Mildred (Sch.), 1952-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 22: Lee, Baayork, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 23: Lee, Michael, 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 24: Levine, Louis, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 25: Levy, Eric, circa 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 26: Lewis, Norma, 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 27: Lindwarm, Marilyn, 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 28: Lomazzo Jr., Michael R., 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 29: Lynn, Albert (Thomas, Lee), 1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 30: Martinez, Jocelyn B., 1952-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 31: Mason, Audrey (Scholarship - child), 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 32: McCall, Johnnie, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 33: McNulty, John, 1951-1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 34: Michel, Helen, 1949, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 35: Montague, Juliette, 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 36: Moore, Charles, 1950Add to your cart.
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Folder 37: Moreno, Victor, 1952Add to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Box 46Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Nance, Harry C., undatedAdd to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 2: Narcisse, Andre, 1951-1953Add to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 3: Naylor, Louis, 1953Add to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 4: Nesbitt, Francois Q., 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 5: Newman, Margaret, 1950-1951Add to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 6: Newton, Michelle (Scholarship - child), 1951-1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 7: Nicks, Walter, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 8: Norton, Mary Ann, 1949Add to your cart.
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Folder 9: Oro, Rito Ramon, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 10: Owens, Phyllis, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 11: Parham, Ernest, 1949-1951, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 12: Parnell, Jeanne H., 1952-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 13: Parvin, Elaine (S. A.), 1950Add to your cart.
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Folder 14: Peters, Joan, 1951-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 15: Phillips, Julius (Buddy) A., 1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 16: Piegaro, Louise (Sch. - child), 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 17: Pierre, Claude, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 18: Pierre, Yolande, 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 19: Pinckney, Del [Empty], undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 20: Port, Miriam, 1950-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 21: Quailey, Barbara, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 22: Reddie, Nancy (S. A.), undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 23: Reynolds, Pearl, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 24: Richard, Walter, 1951-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 25: Richards, Ruth (S. A.), 1951Add to your cart.
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Folder 26: Roderick, Lois, 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 27: Rogers, Jaime, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 28: Rogers, Marion, 1951-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 29: Rogers, Poligena, 1949-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 30: Roman, Miguelina (Mickey) (S. A. - Teacher), 1952-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 31: Ruedi, Andre, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Box 47Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sandelin, Margaret [Empty], undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 2: Saunders, Esther (S. A.), 1950-1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 3: Savage, Jake (S. A.), 1950-1951Add to your cart.
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Folder 4: Schaffhauser, Victor, 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 5: Schwager, Ruth, 1951-1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 6: Seabrook, Joan, 1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 7: Sheldon, Dean (Drummer) [Empty], undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 8: Shook, Karle F. [Empty], undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 9: Smith, Lew (S. A.), 1951Add to your cart.
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Folder 10: Snowden, Dolores, 1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 11: Soltau, Meta, 1949Add to your cart.
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Folder 12: Sprayregen, Lydia, 1949Add to your cart.
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Folder 13: Stephenson, Gwendolyn, 1949Add to your cart.
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Folder 14: Stirling, Joan, 1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 15: Streim, Renee (S. A.), 1951-1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 16: Thomas, George, 1949Add to your cart.
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Folder 17: Thompson, Ella R., 1951-1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 18: Thompson, Ramona C., 1952-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 19: Tomas, Salvador (S. A. - Special), 1951Add to your cart.
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Folder 20: Trier, Carola S., 1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 21: Turney, Jean, 1949Add to your cart.
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Folder 22: Tutino, Albert J., 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 23: Vaughan, Gloria, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 24: Veany, Mary, 1949, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 25: Waldo, Bette, 1951-1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 26: Washington, Constance, 1949-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 27: Williams, Ned (S. A.), 1952-1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 28: Willis, Minnie, 1949-1951Add to your cart.
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Folder 29: Wilson, Ural, 1949Add to your cart.
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Folder 30: Winter, Elaine (S. A. - Special), circa 1947-1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 31: Zimmerman, Teri, undatedAdd to your cart.
Dunham School Students and Faculty
Folder 32: Dunham School Rehearsal and Class Schedules, 1948-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Dunham School Rehearsal and Class Schedules, 1951-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Dunham School Class Schedules, circa 1946-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Performing Arts Training Center and Dynamic Museum in East St. Louis, 1968-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Katherine Dunham School of Arts and Research Certificates and Brief History, circa 1946-1947, 1963Add to your cart.
Box 82Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Schedule of Cash Receipts and Disbursements, and Accounts Payable, 1948 December 31 - 1950 February 28Add to your cart.
Katherine Dunham School of Cultural Arts, Inc.
Box 83Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Cultural Affairs Museum Lighting Plan, circa 1971Add to your cart.
Box 92Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, 1933-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, 1940-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, 1953 January-JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, 1953 August-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, 1955 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, 1955 July-SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, 1955 October-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Box 93Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence from Prospective and Established Talent, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 100Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Company Day Book, 1940 April 17 - December 13Add to your cart.
Volume 2: Dunham Company Salaries and Miscellaneous Expenses, 1943 March 12 - July 23Add to your cart.
Volume 3: Dunham Company Payroll and Expenditures Record (Original), 1944 January-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 4: Dunham Company Payroll and Expenditures Record (Duplicate), 1944 January-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 5: Dunham Company Payroll and Expenditures Record (Original), 1945 January-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 6: Weekly Time Book, 1945 July 7 - September 1Add to your cart.
Volume 7: Payroll Book as a Guide to Social Security and Withholding Tax Records, 1945 October 20 - 1947 March 27Add to your cart.
Volume 8: Dunham Company Records, 1956 September 8 - 1957 March 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Dunham Company Payroll and Expenditures Record, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Weekly Payroll, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Weekly Payroll Financial Records, 1947Add to your cart.
Box 101Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Dunham Company Payroll Record, 1959 April 8 - July 31Add to your cart.
Volume 2: Dunham Company Record, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, 1959 May 16 - July 4Add to your cart.
Volume 3: Dunham Company Record, England and Denmark, 1959 May 30 - June 13Add to your cart.
Volume 4: Dunham Company Record, Copenhagen and Amsterdam, 1959 June 30 - July 4Add to your cart.
Volume 5: Dunham Company Record, Amsterdam, 1959 July 4-18Add to your cart.
Volume 6: Dunham Company Record, Amsterdam, 1959 July 18-31Add to your cart.
Volume 7: Dunham Company Record, 1959 July 19 - August 22Add to your cart.
Volume 8: Dunham Company Record, Biarritz and Santander, 1959 August 29 - September 2Add to your cart.
Volume 9: Dunham Company Record, Santander and Monte Carlo, 1959 September 1-15Add to your cart.
Volume 10: Dunham Company Record, Monte Carlo, 1959 September 6-12Add to your cart.
Volume 11: Dunham Company Record, Monte Carlo, 1959 September 19Add to your cart.
Volume 12: Dunham Company Record, Beyrouth [Beirut], Lebanon, 1959 October 8-12Add to your cart.
Volume 13: Dunham Company Record, Paris, 1959 November 7Add to your cart.
Volume 14: Dunham Company Record, Paris, 1959 November 14Add to your cart.
Volume 15: Dunham Company Record, Paris, 1959 November 21Add to your cart.
Volume 16: Dunham Company Record, Paris, 1959 November 28Add to your cart.
Volume 17: Dunham Company Record, Rome, 1959 December 5-12Add to your cart.
Volume 18: Dunham Company Record, Sicily, 1959 December 12Add to your cart.
Volume 19: Dunham Company Record, Bologna, 1959 December 19Add to your cart.
Volume 20: Dunham Company Record, Milan, 1959 December 26Add to your cart.
Volume 21: Dunham Company Salaries and Miscellaneous Expenses and Notes, circa 1959Add to your cart.
Volume 22: Dunham Company Record, Genova, 1960 January 2Add to your cart.
Volume 23: Dunham Company Record, Torino, Italy, 1960 January 9Add to your cart.
Volume 24: Dunham Company Record, Lausanne, 1960 January 23Add to your cart.
Volume 25: Dunham Company Record, Stuttgart, 1960 January 30Add to your cart.
Volume 26: Dunham Company Record, Bern and Zurich, 1960 February 6-14Add to your cart.
Volume 27: Dunham Company Records, Zurich, 1960 February 13Add to your cart.
Volume 28: Dunham Company Record, Vienna, 1960 February 20Add to your cart.
Volume 29: Dunham Company Record, Vienna, 1960 February 27Add to your cart.
Volume 30: Dunham Company Record, Vienna, 1960 March 5-31Add to your cart.
Volume 31: Dunham Company Record, Vienna, 1960 March 12 - April 11Add to your cart.
Volume 32: Dunham Company Payroll Ledger, Vienna, 1960 April 11 - May 6Add to your cart.
Box 122Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Performing Arts Training Center, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Performing Arts Training Center, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Performing Arts Training Center, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Performing Arts Training Center, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Performing Arts Training Center, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Performing Arts Training Center, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Performing Arts Training Center, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Performing Arts Training Center, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Performing Arts Training Center, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Performing Arts Training Center, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Performing Arts Training Center, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Performing Arts Training Center, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Performing Arts Training Center, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Performing Arts Training Center, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Performing Arts Training Center, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Performing Arts Training Center, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Performing Arts Training Center, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Performing Arts Training Center, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Performing Arts Training Center, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Performing Arts Training Center, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Performing Arts Training Center, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Performing Arts Training Center, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Performing Arts Training Center Background Information, circa 1972-1975, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Performing Arts Training Center Curriculum, circa 1970-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Performing Arts Training Center Course Listings, circa 1968-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Performing Arts Training Center Course Listings, 1968-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Performing Arts Training Center Course Descriptions Course Descriptions, 1969, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Box 123Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Dance Anthropology 400 and 500, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Dunham Technique 300 and 400 (Fall Quarter), 1974, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Anthropology 404, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Associate Degree Proposal, Performing Arts Training Center, 1970 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Associate Degree Proposal Addenda, Cultural and Performing Arts, 1970 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Performing Arts Training Center Teaching Schedules, 1973-1974, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Performing Arts Training Center Staff Roster and Job Descriptions, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 8: National Endowment for the Arts Correspondence and Performing Arts Training Center Grant, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Performing Arts Training Center Notebooks, 1970-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Dance Step Instructions, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Performing Arts Training Center - Genesis '75 and Genesis '76, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Research and Education Proposals, 1966-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Performing Arts Training Center Production Schedules, 1967-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 14: "Treemonisha" Production, 1972, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 15: "Americana" Production, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Katuna Players Production, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 17: "Rags and Such" Program Notes, 1975 June 14-15Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Thiam Chossann Production, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 19: "The Games People Play: The Saga of SIU/ESL", circa 1977-1978Add to your cart.
East St. Louis Center
Folder 20: East St. Louis Center Renovations, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 21: SIU East St. Louis Center, 1975-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 22: SIU East St. Louis Center, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 23: East St. Louis Center Evaluation Committee Final Report, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Friends of the Katherine Dunham Museum, 1979-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Purchase of Dunham Museum Property, 1974-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Katherine Dunham Museum Background Information, 1969, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Katherine Dunham Museum, 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Correspondence on Dynamic Museum and Beulah Building, 1968-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Katherine Dunham Museum, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Katherine Dunham Museum, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Katherine Dunham Museum, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Katherine Dunham Museum, 1972-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Katherine Dunham Museum, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Katherine Dunham Museum, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Katherine Dunham Museum, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Katherine Dunham Museum, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Katherine Dunham Museum, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Katherine Dunham Museum, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Katherine Dunham Museum, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Katherine Dunham Museum, 1996Add to your cart.
Box 133Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Dunham School Student Register, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Katherine Dunham School, 1956-1966, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Katherine Dunham School, 1946-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Katherine Dunham School, 1965-1967, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Katherine Dunham School of Arts and Research Certificates (Blank), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Program Notes and Tour Agenda, 1950-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Katherine Dunham Company - Projected European Tour, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 7: American Festival of Negro Arts, 1963-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 8: ESSO World Theatre, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Vision 65, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Headstart Proposed Cultural Arts Program, Alton and East St. Louis, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis Grant, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Symposium on Culture and Development in Haiti, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Wolf Trap Foundation, 1972, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 14: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1971-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 15: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1983, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Institute for the Study of the Arts and Sciences of the Vodun, circa 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Proposed Consortium for Cultural and Social Studies in the Republic of Haiti, circa 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Ford Foundation, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Katherine Dunham Centers for the Arts and Humanities, 1971, 1991-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Katherine Dunham Centers for the Arts and Humanities, 1991-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Katherine Dunham Centers for the Arts and Humanities, 1991-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Dunham Fund for Research and Development of Cultural Arts, 1982-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Dunham Fund for Research and Development of Cultural Arts, 1976-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 24: A Report to Dunham Fund on its Future, 1989 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Institute for Intercultural Communications, 1971, 1976-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Institute for Intercultural Communications, 1976-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Tran Van Dinh, Institute for Intercultural Communications, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Institute for Intercultural Communications, Leclerc, 1987-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Foundation for the Development and Preservation of Cultural Arts, 1964, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Foundation for the Development and Preservation of Cultural Arts, 1975-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Foundation Katherine Dunham pour la Promotion des Valeurs Noires, 1977, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Boykin vs. Dunham Fund for Research and Development of Cultural Arts, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Corporation Katherine, S.A., 1976-1977, 1980, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Inter-American Foundation for the Arts, 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Box 134Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Advisory Commission on Financing the Arts in Illinois, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Advisory Commission on Financing the Arts in Illinois, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 3: American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Cahokia Mounds Bicentennial Park Proposal, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Illinois Arts Council, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Illinois Arts Council, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Illinois Arts Council, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Mississippi River Festival, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 9: National Council on the Aging Meeting, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 10: National Council on the Aging, 1974-1975, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 11: National Institute on Aging, National Council on Aging, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Adult Opportunity through Cultural and Performing Arts: a Pilot Program for the Aging, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 13: National Institute of Health, Advisory Council, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Children to Children, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 15: INIDEF, Caracas, Venezuela, 1971-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 16: INIDEF, Caracas, Venezuela, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 17: American Council for the Arts in Education, 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 18: National Endowment for the Arts, Expansion Arts Advisory Panel, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 19: National Committee for Cultural Resources, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Urban Arts, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 21: UNESCO, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Katherine Dunham Golden Anniversary Festival, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 23: "Africa and its Arts," Teacher Kathy McKoy, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Albert Schweitzer Music Award, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 25: VP Fair Children's Theatre, 1985Add to your cart.
Box 135Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Production Projects, 1963-1964, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Katherine Dunham Company Production Book and Notes, circa 1927-1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Production Notes and Outlines (Giovannella Zannoni), circa 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Mailing Lists, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Film Reconstruction of Dunham Technique, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Katherine Dunham Retrospective Festival and "Dunham Reconstruction", 1982, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 7: International University of Haiti, 1989Add to your cart.
Includes paper on proposed institute for cultural and social studies in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.
Folder 8: East St. Louis Triad Project, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: East St. Louis Empowerment Zone Planning, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 10: America's Music Center, East St. Louis Riverfront Development, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 11: African Village, East St. Louis Property, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 12: American Dance Festival, Katherine Dunham 90th Birthday, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Conceptualizing the Legacy of Katherine Dunham Project, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Katherine Dunham Performing Arts School Act, House Bill 2519, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Katherine Dunham Academy for Performing, Visual, and Cultural Arts, 2001-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Inventory of Katherine Dunham's Literary Material, 1963, 1972, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Guide to Photographs in Dunham Archives, 1973, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Catalog of Existing Film of and by Katherine Dunham and the Dunham Company, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Katherine Dunham Archives, 1978, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Katherine Dunham Archives Weekly Activities Reports, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Progress Report on the Katherine Dunham Archives by VèVè Clark, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Katherine Dunham Archives at Missouri Historical Society, 1992, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Smithsonian Institution Archives Proposal, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Katherine Dunham Films, Caribbean Cultural Center, New York, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Katherine Dunham Archives - Library of Congress Legacy Project, 2000-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Dunham Archives and Library of Congress Agreement, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 27: New York Public Library 8mm Film Transfer, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Katherine Dunham Costume Preservation, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Dunham Center Videotape Inventory, 2002 April 16Add to your cart.

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