Browse: Collections Digital Content Subjects Creators Record Groups

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


Katherine Dunham papers, 1906-2009 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Email Us Contact Us About This Collection

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


Browse by Series:

[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],
[All]

Series 7: Biographical Information, Scrapbooks, Notes, Calendars, Memorabilia, 1936-1998Add to your cart.
This series contains personal and biographical information about Katherine Dunham, Jeanelle Stovall, and some members fo the Dunham Company.  It includes calendars of Dunham's appointments and calendars, schedules of events, as well as records of phone conversations.  Scrapbooks contain information related to Dunham's early school days, career, writings, and dance performances around the world.  Also included are awards and plaques given to Dunham for her career accomplishments.
Box 42Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Calendar Material, 1950-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Calendar Material, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Calendar Material, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Calendar Material, 1964 January 1-February 17Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Calendar Material, 1964 March 11-June 26Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Calendar Material, 1964 June-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Calendar Material, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Calendar Material, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Calendar Material, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Calendar Material, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: To-do Notes, Lists, and Scraps, 1970-1972, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 79Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Anthropology Notes, University of Chicago, circa 1936-1937Add to your cart.
Includes Athropology 353 "The Maya, Aztec and related Indian Cultures", "The Family and Orientation of the Child", and Anthropology 360 "Cultural History of Eastern Asia."
Folder 2: Anthropology Notes, University of Chicago, circa 1936-1937Add to your cart.
Includes Anthropology 355 "Andean Cultures," Anthropology 329 "Modern Communities", and Anthropology 220 (Linguistics?)
Folder 3: Anthropology Notes, University of Chicago, 1937Add to your cart.
Anthropology 213 "Folk Society", Anthropology 351 "The Family", Anthropology 357 "Peoples of the South Pacific" (This is a Radcliffe-Brown course.  Some previously mentioned might be Radcliffe-Brown courses, but his name is not mentioned on any syllabus or in notes.)
Folder 4: Anthropology Notes, University of Chicago and Notes on Haiti, circa 1937Add to your cart.
Anthropology 210 "Ethnology" (Several references to Radcliffe-Brown here, including two essays titled "The Sociological Theory of Totemism" by A. R. Radcliffe-Brown).  Anthropology 326 "Archaeological Methods" and Anthropology 375 "Phonetics."
Folder 5: Notes on Haiti, circa 1937Add to your cart.
There does not appear to be any mentions of Radcliffe-Brown classes or notes.
Folder 6: Writings and Notes, circa 1938-1939Add to your cart.
There does not appear to be any mentions of Radcliffe-Brown classes or notes.
Box 81Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Honorary Degrees, Proclamations, and CertificatesAdd to your cart.
Box 82Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Daily Diary of General Notes, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Formerly called Volume 20
Box 87Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal and Biographical Printed Material about Katherine Dunham, 1936-1963, 1988, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Writings by Katherine Dunham" Scrapbook, 1936-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Joliet Township High School and Junior College Commencement Book, 1923Add to your cart.
Yearbook
Folder 4: Joliet Township High School and Junior College Commencement Book, 1924Add to your cart.
Yearbook
Folder 5: Joliet Township High School and Junior College Commencement Book, 1925Add to your cart.
Yearbook
Folder 6: Joliet Township High School and Junior College Commencement Book, 1926Add to your cart.
Yearbook
Folder 7: University of Chicago Convocation Programs (Albert Dunham Jr.), 1928, 1933Add to your cart.
Box 94Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Bank Pass Book, 1943 December 27 - 1944 July 5Add to your cart.
Volume 2: Record of Weekly Income of Katherine Dunham Dance Company, 1944-1945Add to your cart.
Volume 3: Class Attendance and Payments, Philadelphia, 1948 October 8 - 1950 Apirl 14Add to your cart.
Volume 4: Dunham Company Personnel, 1955 April 2 - 1957 October 19Add to your cart.
Volume 5: Weekly Expenses, 1959 March-SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 6: Receipts, Expenditures, Company Advances, 1959 May 2-7Add to your cart.
Volume 7: Dunham Company Advances, 1959 September 24 - November 26Add to your cart.
Volume 8: Miscellaneous Expenditures, 1959 October 29-30Add to your cart.
Volume 9: Miscellaneous Expenditures, 1959 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 10: Company Advances, Rome, 1959 December 3-8Add to your cart.
Volume 11: Company Advances, Rome, 1959 December 3 - 1960 January 20Add to your cart.
Volume 12: Receipts, Lausanne and Schauffhausen, 1960 January 22-28Add to your cart.
Volume 13: Receipts, Germany and Switzerland, 1960 January 30 - February 7Add to your cart.
Volume 14: Receipts, Vienna, 1960 February 16-27Add to your cart.
Volume 15: Receipts, Vienna, 1960 February 19-26Add to your cart.
Volume 16: Receipts, Vienna, 1960 March 1-25Add to your cart.
Volume 17: Receipts, Vienna, 1960 April 26 - May 6Add to your cart.
Volume 18: Household and School Ledger, 1963 April-SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Jewelry Loan Documents, 1955Add to your cart.
Box 95Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Daily Appointment Book, 1939Add to your cart.
Volume 2: Weekly Engagement Calendar, 1948Add to your cart.
Volume 3: Diary of Appointments, 1951Add to your cart.
Volume 4: Diary of Appointments, 1954Add to your cart.
Volume 5: Diary of Appointments, 1959Add to your cart.
Volume 6: Desk Calendar, 1959Add to your cart.
Volume 7: Daily Appointment Book, 1964Add to your cart.
Volume 8: Desk Calendar, 1964Add to your cart.
Volume 9: Desk Calendar, 1964Add to your cart.
Volume 10: Weekly Appointment Book, 1965Add to your cart.
Volume 11: Desk Calendar, 1965Add to your cart.
Volume 12: Desk Calendar, 1972 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
Volume 13: Desk Calendar, 1972 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Box 96Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Check Register, 1948 June 12 - July 28Add to your cart.
Volume 2: Check Register, 1948 June 24 - November 8Add to your cart.
Volume 3: Check Register, 1948 June 25 - November 17Add to your cart.
Volume 4: Check Register, 1948 August 14 - September 13Add to your cart.
Volume 5: Check Register, 1948 September 14 - October 29Add to your cart.
Volume 6: Check Register, 1948 October 29 - December 30Add to your cart.
Volume 7: Check Register, 1949 January 4 - April 14Add to your cart.
Box 97Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Dunham Company Expenses, 1940 January 1 - 1941 December 26Add to your cart.
Volume 2: Katherine Dunham School of Cultural Arts, Dunham Technique Class, Philadelphia, 1946 January-OctoberAdd to your cart.
Volume 3: Daily Receipts, 1951 March 3 - November 30Add to your cart.
Volume 4: Receipts and Disbursements, Haiti, 1959 March 15 - April 27Add to your cart.
Volume 5: Receipts and Disbursements, Monte Carlo, France, Lebanon, and Greece, 1959 September 19 - November 30Add to your cart.
Volume 6: Dunham Company, Paris, 1959 October 24-29Add to your cart.
Volume 7: Dunham Company, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany, 1959 December 3 - 1960 January 31Add to your cart.
Volume 8: Untitled, 1959 December 14Add to your cart.
Volume 9: Accounts - Scott, 1960 February 3 - April 16Add to your cart.
Volume 10: Anne Petit, 1960 February 22 - March 17Add to your cart.
Volume 11: Dunham Company, Vienna, Austria, 1960 May 2-8Add to your cart.
Volume 12: Studio Rentals, School Receipts, and Addresses, 1963 July 9 - September 6Add to your cart.
Volume 13: Registration and Fee for Classes, 1963 September 7 - November 23Add to your cart.
Volume 14: Petty Cash, Rentals, Income/Outgo, 1963 September 7 - 1964 September 5Add to your cart.
Volume 15: Income and Expenses, 1963 Novemebr 26 - 1964 February 12Add to your cart.
Volume 16: Dunham School Records, 1964 September 8 - October 18Add to your cart.
Volume 17: Dunham School Records, 1964 October 19 - November 28Add to your cart.
Volume 18: Income and Expenses, 1964 November 30 - December 18Add to your cart.
Volume 19: Dunham School Records, 1964 December 14 - 1965 January 21Add to your cart.
Volume 20: Miscellaneous Expenditures, 1964 December 28 - 1965 March 19Add to your cart.
Box 98Add to your cart.
Volume 1: "Handy Books" with Address and Cash Books, 1936-1937Add to your cart.
Volume 2: General International Address Book, undatedAdd to your cart.
Volume 3: Address and Telephone Book, undatedAdd to your cart.
Volume 4: Address and Telephone Book, undatedAdd to your cart.
Volume 5: Address and Telephone Book, undatedAdd to your cart.
Volume 6: Address and Telephone Book, undatedAdd to your cart.
Volume 7: Telephone Contact Cards, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 99Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Dairy of Haitian Notes (Some in French), Description of Dances, Recipes, 1936-1937Add to your cart.
Volume 2: Dairy of Haitian Notes, circa 1936-1937Add to your cart.
Volume 3: Dance and Production Details, "Tropics", circa 1937Add to your cart.
Volume 4: Miscellaneous and Shorthand Notes, circa 1956 JuneAdd to your cart.
Volume 5: Miscellaneous and Shorthand Notes, circa 1956Add to your cart.
Volume 6: Choreography and Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1956Add to your cart.
Volume 7: Miscellaneous and Shorthand Notes, circa 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Volume 8: Miscellaneous and Shorthand Notes, circa 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Volume 9: Miscellaneous and Shorthand Notes, circa 1957 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Volume 10: Miscellaneous and Shorthand Notes, circa 1957Add to your cart.
Volume 11: Miscellaneous and Shorthand Notes, circa 1957Add to your cart.
Volume 12: Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1957Add to your cart.
Volume 13: Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1959 MarchAdd to your cart.
Volume 14: Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1959 MarchAdd to your cart.
Volume 15: Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1959 JulyAdd to your cart.
Volume 16: Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1959 July-AugustAdd to your cart.
Volume 17: Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1959 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Volume 18: Medical, Miscellaneous, and Shorthand Notes, circa 1959Add to your cart.
Volume 19: Miscellaneous and Shorthand Notes, circa 1959Add to your cart.
Volume 20: Miscellaneous and Shorthand Notes, circa 1959Add to your cart.
Volume 21: Miscellaneous and Shorthand Notes, circa 1959Add to your cart.
Volume 22: Miscellaneous and Shorthand Notes, circa 1960 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Volume 23: Miscellaneous and Shorthand Notes, 1960 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Volume 24: Miscellaneous and Shorthand Notes, circa 1960 MayAdd to your cart.
Volume 25: Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1962 March-AprilAdd to your cart.
Volume 26: Film Records and Miscellaneous Notes, 1962 October 1 - 1963 April 22Add to your cart.
Volume 27: Miscellaneous Notes, Messages, and Appointments, circa 1963 January-MarchAdd to your cart.
Volume 28: Pocket Memo Pad and Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1963Add to your cart.
Volume 29: Miscellaneous Notes and Draft Letters, circa 1965 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Volume 30: Miscellaneous Notes and Draft Letters, circa 1965 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Volume 31: Miscellaneous Notes and Draft Letters, circa 1965Add to your cart.
Volume 32: Telephone Conversation Records and Notes, 1967Add to your cart.
Volume 33: Notes for Journey to Accompong, Dance Descriptions, Addresses, Expenses and Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1935 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Katherine Dunham Personal Travel Documentation, circa 1941-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Personalized Letterhead and Notepaper, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Notes and Inventories, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Will and Testament Draft, 1972, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Clippings, Programs, Obituary, and Ephemera about Katherine Dunham's Death and other Posthumous Events, 2006-2008Add to your cart.
Box 104Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Scrapbook called "My Golden School Days" with Autographs, Favors, Invitations, Photographs, Programs, circa 1922-1926Add to your cart.
Volume 2: "Katherine Dunham" by Emily Herzog, circa 1940Add to your cart.
Volume 3: "Partly Primitive" by Luther Davis, 1941 January 11Add to your cart.
Volume 4: Clippings from Foreign Newspapers, 1950Add to your cart.
Volume 5: Clippings from Foreign Newspapers, 1950Add to your cart.
Volume 6: Clippings from Foreign Newspapers, 1950Add to your cart.
Volume 7: Clippings on "Habitation Leclerc", 1961 January 14 - December 13Add to your cart.
Volume 8: Clippings on "Habitation Leclerc", 1961 December 13 - 1962 May 4Add to your cart.
Box 107Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Scrapbook, circa 1922-1943Add to your cart.
Very fragile.  Documents Katherine Dunham's education and career.
Volume 2: Scrapbook, circa 1940s-1950sAdd to your cart.
Very fragile.  Documents Katherine Dunham's career.
Box 142Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Jeanelle Stovall Biographical Information, 1972, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Biographical Information on Dunham Company Dancers and Performing Arts Training Center Dancers, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Mor Thiam Biographical Information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Alvin Ailey Scrapbook with Katherine Dunham Clippings (Photocopy), 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Diary, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Calendar and Diary, Rome, 1954Add to your cart.
Box 143Add to your cart.
Folder 1: National Diary, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Appointment Book, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Katherine Dunham Calendars, 1974, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Calendar, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Calendars, 1988, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Calendar, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Calendar, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Calendar, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Calendar, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Notebook, 1964-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Notebooks, 1965-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Notebooks, 1968, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Notebook, 1977-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Notebooks, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Notebooks, 1983-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Notebook, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Notebook, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Notebooks, 1991, 1993-1994, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Notebooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 144Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Notebooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Notebooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Notebooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Notebooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: General Expense Ledger, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Address Books, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 145Add to your cart.
Item 1: Southern Illinois University Plaque (5841), 1989Add to your cart.
Item 2: GALA '91 Recognition, 1991 September 7Add to your cart.
Item 3: National Medal of Arts, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 4: Dusable Museum of African American History Honor, 1989 February 2Add to your cart.
Item 5: President's Award, National Council for Culture and Art, Inc., 1987 September 20Add to your cart.
Item 6: Dollars & Sense Salute to America's Top 100 Black Business and Professional Women, 1988 August 6Add to your cart.
Item 7: Southwestern Bell Telephone Glass Bell Award, 1990 November 17Add to your cart.
Item 8: Norfolk State University Spartan Award, 1984 April 5Add to your cart.
Item 9: St. Louis Arch Award, circa 1985Add to your cart.
Item 10: YWCA Woman of Achievement in the Arts Award, 1996 June 6Add to your cart.
Box 146Add to your cart.
Item 1: Essence Award, Performing Arts, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 2: Circal of Dance Award, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 3: National Coalition of 100 Black Women Award, 1987 June 17Add to your cart.
Box 147Add to your cart.
Item 1: Liberty Bell AwardAdd to your cart.
Item 2: NCTE Black Caucus Award, 1988 November 19Add to your cart.
Item 3: Plaque for Program Given, 1992 June 7Add to your cart.
Item 4: Haitian Refugees Award, 1992 June 26Add to your cart.
Item 5: Award for Devotion to Haitian Cause, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 6: New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Award, 1993 JuneAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Peace and Unity Award, 1993 January 18Add to your cart.
Item 8: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Award, 1998 JulyAdd to your cart.
Item 9: Honorary Life Membership in the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, 1995 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Item 10: Martin Luther King Award in the Area of the Arts, 1997 January 12Add to your cart.
Item 11: 25th Anniversary Award, State Community College, East St. Louis, Illinois, 1992 October 30Add to your cart.
Item 12: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Citizen of the Year Award, 1979 November 16Add to your cart.
Item 13: AMHE Certification of Appreciation in Recognition of Dedicated Service to the People of Haiti, 1994 July 28Add to your cart.
Item 14: Recognition from Lincoln University, 1982 November 8Add to your cart.
Item 15: East St. Louis Cultural Arts and Humanities Hall of Fame Award, 1989 September 1Add to your cart.
Item 16: Katherine Dunham Pioneer Award, undatedAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[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],
[All]

Page Generated in: 0.747 seconds (using 300 queries).
Using 3.74MB of memory. (Peak of 4.12MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21 rev-2.1
Copyright ©2012 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign