Visual and Performing Arts

    Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

Letter from Mary Logan to William White
December 1, 1930

Mary Logan writes to William White regarding Charles Wilson Peale's portrait of John Dickinson. Logan explains that her husband left the portrait to the Pennsylvania Historical Society in his will.

Location: I-Original-1929-1

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

Letter from William White to Edward W. Biddle
December 2, 1930

Lawyer William White writes to Dickinson College Trustee Edward W. Biddle regarding Charles Wilson Peale's portrait of John Dickinson, housed at the Pennsylvania Historical Society. "The enclosed letter has sad news and I am very sorry that it...

Location: I-Original-1929-1

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

Laurent Novikoff brochure
1931

This brochure advertises Russian ballet dancer Laurent Novikoff's services as a coach for classes and private lessons in ballet training, improvisation, rhythmics, and modern dance forms.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F4

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

Introduction to Florence Locke’s Pageant Recital of "John Brown’s Body," by Stephen Benet
January 10, 1935

Stephen Vincent Benet's introduction of Florence Locke before her pageant recital in New York City of Benet's "John Brown's Body" on January 10, 1935. Benet states the need for poetry to be a living thing, spoken aloud and lauds Locke as an...

Location: O-Friends-1975-1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Miscellaneous

Time Period: 1920-1939

"Allen Tanner the young pianist…" Chicago Herald and Examiner newspaper clipping
April 28, 1935

This news clipping describes a recital by Allen Tanner after his return from Europe.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F23

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1920-1939

Letter from Newton Tarkington to Charles Sellers
November 17, 1936

Newton Tarkington writes to Charles Sellers with advice on the attribution of a portrait of painter Benjamin West.

Location: I-SellersC-1955-1

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

Mrs. McAllister’s First Musical Morning program
November 4, 1937

This program is for Mrs. McAllister's First Musical Morning at the Copley Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts. Allen Tanner is listed as Marguerite d'Alvarez's accompanist. On the reverse side news clippings are attached that report on Tanner's...

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F57

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

Howard Gartner, Baritone brochure
circa 1938

This brochure offers a brief biography and reviews of Allen Tanner's student Howard Gartner. Contact information for performance booking purposes is included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F2

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1920-1939

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,...

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

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

Catalog for "Leonard Baskin in Massachusetts"
1974

Catalog for "Leonard Baskin in Massachusetts," an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, Massachusetts. Baskin received the Dickinson College Arts Award in 1963.

Location: I-Friends-1979-1

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1960-1979

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