MC 2013.3 - Tanner

    Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

Columbia Damen Club program
April 7, 1938

This program is for a recital by Howard Gaertner, with Allen Tanner as accompanist, at the Columbia Damen Club.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F55

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

St. Francis ballet program
circa 1939

This program is for the St. Francis ballet. Pavel Tchelitchew is listed as the set and costume designer.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F62

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

"In the Federal ballet program…" Chicago Sunday Tribune newspaper clipping
March 19, 1939

This news clipping describes a costume owned by Allen Tanner, and worn by Bentley Stone in the Federal ballet program at the Blackstone theater.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F23

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1920-1939

"Front Views and Profiles" by June Provines, Chicago Tribune newspaper clipping
January 4, 1941

This news clipping from the Chicago Tribune highlights American pianist Allen Tanner and Austrian composer Ernst Krenek.

This clipping appears on page 13.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F25

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1940-1959

"Corridor of Genius" by Allen Tanner
September 1950

In this essay, Allen Tanner describes living in New York City and meeting famous musicians of the early 20th century including Paul Kochanski, Arthur Rubenstein, Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, Nina Pavlovna, Alfredo Casella, Marguerite d'Alvarez, Alexander Siloti, and Myra Hess.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F38

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period: 1940-1959

Letter from Allen Tanner to Kirk Askew
circa 1957

In this letter Allen Tanner writes to Kirk Askew, owner of Durlacher Bros. art gallery, after Tchelitchew's death. Tanner recalls Tchelitchew's life and work, and expresses sadness over his passing.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F7

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1940-1959

Letter from Allen Tanner to Morris Fish
September 29, 1957

Allen Tanner writes to Morris Fish regarding obtaining his Pavel Tchelitchew paintings from Europe.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F30

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1940-1959

Notes on Friendship with Gertrude Stein by Allen Tanner
Undated

Allen Tanner reminisces about his friendships with Gertude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and Pavel Tchelitchew. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F37

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Notes and Notebooks

Time Period:

Letter from Allen Tanner to Morris Fish
April 22, 1960

Allen Tanner writes to Morris Fish asking for his advice regarding obtaining his artwork by Pavel Tchelitchew from Europe.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F30

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1960-1979

"The Early Tchelitchew" by Allen Tanner
1963

In this draft for an exhibit brochure, Allen Tanner describes Pavel Tchelitchew's early career in painting and theatrical design, in the 1920s and 1930s, from his time in Berlin to his departure for the United States.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F42

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period: 1960-1979

Letter from Allen Tanner to Parker Tyler
1964

In this draft letter, Allen Tanner writes to author Parker Tyler, promising to provide him with information and photos of Pavel Tchelitchew and their friends for Tyler's book The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew.

Location: MC 2013.3, B2, F6

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1960-1979

Consignment between Allen Tanner and Brentano’s of New York City
March 10, 1964

Allen Tanner records the Pavel Tchelitchew artwork he is consigning to Bretano's of New York City for exhibition and sale. Each entry includes an item description and price.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F77

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Miscellaneous

Time Period: 1960-1979

Supplementary Consignment between Allen Tanner and Brentano’s of New York City
April 3, 1964

Allen Tanner records the additional Pavel Tchelitchew artwork he is consigning to Brentano's of New York City for sale. Each entry includes an item description and price.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F77

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Miscellaneous

Time Period: 1960-1979

"About the Pianist" by Allen Tanner
1967

Allen Tanner writes a brief autobiography for the liner notes of his 1967 album Allen Tanner Plays Bach, Debussy, Scriabin, Granados, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, and Steinert.

Location: MC 2013.13 B4, F39

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period: 1960-1979

1967

This clip is from pianist Allen Tanner's rendition of Alexander Scriabin's Deux Poemes, Op. 32, no. 1 from his 1967 album. 

Location: MC2013.3

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Music

Time Period: 1960-1979

1967

This is a clip of pianist Allen Tanner's rendition of Alexander Scriabin's Deux Poemes, Op. 32, no. 2 from his album.

Location: MC2013.3

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Music

Time Period: 1960-1979

Postcard advertisement for Allen Tanner Plays Bach, Debussy, Scriabin, Granados, Rachmaninoff, Steinert
1967

This postcard is an advertisement for Allen Tanner's 1967 album Allen Tanner Plays Bach, Debussy, Scriabin, Granados, Rachmaninoff, Steinert.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F56

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1960-1979

Letter from Allen Tanner to Dick Fletcher
April 8, 1975

In this letter to Dick Fletcher, Allen Tanner writes about opera singer Mary Garden for a biography project. He describes meeting Garden in Chicago after watching her perform in "Pelleas" around 1916-1917.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F31

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1960-1979

Letter from Allen Tanner to Janet Figler
June 13, 1976

In this letter to Janet Figler, mother of donor Liz Hamill Howard, Allen Tanner writes that he no longer gives piano lessons due to ongoing health problems. He also offers musical training advice for Hamill Howard.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F28

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1960-1979

Letter from Allen Tanner to Elizabeth Hamill
July 25, 1977

In this letter to Liz Hamill Howard, Allen Tanner describes where he purchased an Alexander Scriabin album, and offers advice to Hamilll Howard on her piano playing technique.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F47

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1960-1979

Letter from Judith B. Jones to Allen Tanner
May 9, 1980

Judith B. Jones writes to Allen Tanner regarding a biography of Edith Sitwell written by Victoria Glendinning.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F43

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1980-1999

Letter from Allen Tanner to Victoria Glendinning
May 26, 1980

Allen Tanner writes to Victoria Glendinning regarding her biography on Edith Sitwell, and expresses his disappointment that Glendinning did not contact him for information on Sitwell.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F43

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1980-1999

Letter from Allen Tanner to Victoria Glendinning
July 30, 1980

In this letter to author Victoria Glendinning, Allen Tanner writes about his and Pavel Tchelitchew's friendship with English poet Edith Sitwell, as well as the end of their friendship with Gertrude Stein.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F44

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1980-1999

Letter from Allen Tanner to Victoria Glendinning
December 2, 1980

In this letter, Allen Tanner writes that he is displeased with how author Victoria Glendinning has characterized him in her biography of English poet Edith Sitwell.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F44

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1980-1999

Letter from Robert Tanner to Allen Tanner
November 9, 1984

In this letter to his Uncle Allen Tanner, Robert Tanner describes his genealogical research and reconnection with distant family members. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F82

Subject: Genealogy and Family History, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1980-1999

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