Visual and Performing Arts

    Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

Letter from Horace Carpenter to Edward Biddle
May 7, 1929

Painter Horace Thompson Carpenter writes to Dickinson College trustee Edward W. Biddle, announcing the completion of a portrait of Charles Nisbet commissioned by the College.

Location: I-Original-1929-1

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

Letter from Cassandra Lee Arnold to Edward W. Biddle
May 21, 1929

Cassandra Lee Arnold writes to Dickinson College trustee Edward W. Biddle regarding Horace Carpenter's portrait of Charles Nisbet. Arnold thanks Biddle for the photograph of it that he sent her and promises "I will certainly go over all of the old letters in my return to the Farm this Summer."...

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 will probably be impossible for Dickinson College...

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 interpreter. The recital program as well as a clipping...

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 accompaniment of baritone Howard Gartner.

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

"The Spirit of Britain" Section 01, by Montagu F. Modder
circa 1950

In this unfinished draft, Montagu Frank Modder traces the history of Great Britain from the fifteenth century up through the mid-nineteenth century. Elaborate illustrations, often in full color, accompany the text on every page. 

This "first section" is the earliest part of the text that...

Location: MC 2002.1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Engravings and Illustrations

Time Period: 1940-1959

"The Spirit of Britain" Section 02, by Montagu F. Modder
circa 1950

In this unfinished draft, Montagu Frank Modder traces the history of Great Britain from the fifteenth century up through the mid-nineteenth century. Elaborate illustrations, often in full color, accompany the text on every page. This section is titled "The Elizabethan Renaissance."

Location: MC 2002.1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Engravings and Illustrations

Time Period: 1940-1959

"The Spirit of Britain" Section 03, by Montagu F. Modder
circa 1950

In this unfinished draft, Montagu Frank Modder traces the history of Great Britain from the fifteenth century up through the mid-nineteenth century. Elaborate illustrations, often in full color, accompany the text on every page. This section is titled "England under the Stuarts."

Location: MC 2002.1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Engravings and Illustrations

Time Period: 1940-1959

"The Spirit of Britain" Section 04, by Montagu F. Modder
circa 1950

In this unfinished draft, Montagu Frank Modder traces the history of Great Britain from the fifteenth century up through the mid-nineteenth century. Elaborate illustrations, often in full color, accompany the text on every page. This section is titled "England in the Romantic Age."

Location: MC 2002.1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Engravings and Illustrations

Time Period: 1940-1959

"The Spirit of Britain" Section 05, by Montagu F. Modder
circa 1950

In this unfinished draft, Montagu Frank Modder traces the history of Great Britain from the fifteenth century up through the mid-nineteenth century. Elaborate illustrations, often in full color, accompany the text on every page. This section is titled "The Restoration."

Location: MC 2002.1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Engravings and Illustrations

Time Period: 1940-1959

"The Spirit of Britain" Section 06, by Montagu F. Modder
circa 1950

In this unfinished draft, Montagu Frank Modder traces the history of Great Britain from the fifteenth century up through the mid-nineteenth century. Elaborate illustrations, often in full color, accompany the text on every page. This section is titled "England in the Eighteenth Century."

Location: MC 2002.1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Engravings and Illustrations

Time Period: 1940-1959

"The Spirit of Britain" Section 07, by Montagu F. Modder
circa 1950

In this unfinished draft, Montagu Frank Modder traces the history of Great Britain from the fifteenth century up through the mid-nineteenth century. Elaborate illustrations, often in full color, accompany the text on every page. This section is titled "The House of Hanover."

Location: MC 2002.1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Engravings and Illustrations

Time Period: 1940-1959

"The Spirit of Britain" Section 08, by Montagu F. Modder
circa 1950

In this unfinished draft, Montagu Frank Modder traces the history of Great Britain from the fifteenth century up through the mid-nineteenth century. Elaborate illustrations, often in full color, accompany the text on every page. This section is about the American War of Independence.

Location: MC 2002.1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Engravings and Illustrations

Time Period: 1940-1959

"The Spirit of Britain" Section 09, by Montagu F. Modder
circa 1950

In this unfinished draft, Montagu Frank Modder traces the history of Great Britain from the fifteenth century up through the mid-nineteenth century. Elaborate illustrations, often in full color, accompany the text on every page. This section is about literature under King George III.

Location: MC 2002.1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Engravings and Illustrations

Time Period: 1940-1959

"The Spirit of Britain" Section 10, by Montagu F. Modder
circa 1950

In this unfinished draft, Montagu Frank Modder traces the history of Great Britain from the fifteenth century up through the mid-nineteenth century. Elaborate illustrations, often in full color, accompany the text on every page. This section is about society and politics at the end of the...

Location: MC 2002.1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Engravings and Illustrations

Time Period: 1940-1959

"The Spirit of Britain" Section 11, by Montagu F. Modder
circa 1950

In this unfinished draft, Montagu Frank Modder traces the history of Great Britain from the fifteenth century up through the mid-nineteenth century. Elaborate illustrations, often in full color, accompany the text on every page. This section is titled "The Last Decade of the Century."

Location: MC 2002.1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Engravings and Illustrations

Time Period: 1940-1959

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