Visual and Performing Arts

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Black Arts Festival 1975
April 6-13, 1975

The 5th Annual Black Arts Festival is presented by Dickinson College's Congress of African Students. The program for this festival highlights its theme, "the Black Light of Truth,” as the schedule includes a film screening of Claudine,...

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

Black Arts Festival: 360° of Blackness
March 9, 1976

This program is for “360° of Blackness,” a performance event by members of Dickinson College's Congress of African Students and members of the community, as part of the Sixth Annual Black Arts Festival.

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

"Reflections on a Culture": Black Arts Festival 1984
March 4-10, 1984

The 1984 Annual Black Arts Festival is presented by Dickinson College's Congress of African Students. The program for this festival highlights its theme, "Reflections on a Culture,” as the schedule includes numerous lectures and performance from...

"A Cultural Celebration": Black Arts Festival 1985
March 3-9, 1985

The 1985 Annual Black Arts Festival is presented by Dickinson College's Congress of African Students. The program for this festival highlights its theme, "A Cultural Celebration,” as the schedule includes numerous lectures and performance from...

Black Arts Festival: Ain't Misbehavin'
March 8, 1985

A program for a the Tony Award winning musical Ain’t Misbehavin’, which is performed in Mathers Theatre as part of the 1985 Black Arts Festival.

"Black Artists Living in the Mid-Atlantic States": Black Arts Festival 1986
March 3- April 10, 1986

The 18th Annual Black Artists Festival program highlights the the three artists - Willie Birch, Vincent Smith, and Gilberto Wilson - whose work is on display in the Emil R. Weiss Center of the Arts as part of the “Black Artists Living in the Mid...

Black Arts Festival 1986
March 3-March 9, 1986

This brochure outlines the schedule for the Dickinson College's Congress of African Students' 18th Black Arts Festival. Events include lectures and workshops by three artists, a jazz ensemble, a disc jockey show, and a “program of gospel music...

Black Arts Festival 1987
March 5-March 8, 1987

This brochure outlines the schedule for the Dickinson College's Congress of African Students' 19th Black Arts Festival. Events include a comedy show, a film festival, a production of the musical One Mo’ Time, and a Catholic mass.

Cover of “Form and Content: The Art of the Book in Pioneer Valley”
March 17, 1987

The cover of a keepsake book produced for "Form and Content: The Art of the Book in the Pioneer Valley," an exhibition at the Northampton Center for the Arts including works by Weiss Prize recipient Leonard Baskin.

Location: I-Friends-1987-1

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1980-1999

"Au Chateau de la Muette" clipping from unknown newspaper
Undated

This newspaper clipping is about French opera singer Georgette LeBlanc.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F23

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period:

"Front Views and Profiles" by June Provines clipping from unknown newspaper
Undated

This news clipping highlights American pianist Allen Tanner and Austrian composer Ernst Krenek.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F25

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period:

"Les Ballet Russes-'Ode'" by Allen Tanner
Undated

In this brief essay draft, Allen Tanner describes the ballet "Ode," which Pavel Tchelitchew designed the sets for. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F44

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period:

"Music Notes" clipping from unknown newspaper
Undated

This news clipping describes a piano recital by Allen Tanner at the home of Signor Gianni Parente.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F23

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period:

"Regime for Naughty 'Dilletantes'" by Allen Tanner
Undated

In this draft essay, Allen Tanner writes about piano technique.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F32

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period:

"Some Reflections upon my Early Life" by Allen Tanner
Undated

In this essay draft, Allen Tanner writes about growing up in a musical family in rural Illinois, and his disappointment regarding Edith Sitwell's depiction of Pavel Tchelitchew in her autobiography. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F40

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period:

"Syzmanowski a Step Nearer Place in the Sun" by Cecil Smith, Chicago Daily Tribune newspaper clipping
Undated

This news clipping describes a performance by Chicago pianist Wanda Paul of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski's symphony. Allen Tanner is listed as a close friend of Szymanowski.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F23

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period:

"Tanners Mt. Vernon’s Most Musical Family" clipping from unknown newspaper
Undated

This newspaper article describes the musical talents of Allen Tanner and his siblings.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F21

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

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"Thamara Swirskaya: The Chinese Lily" clipping from unknown newspaper
Undated

This newspaper clipping depicts dancer Thamara Swirskaya in costume.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F20

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

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"The Social Whirl" by Mrs. Henry Field clipping from unknown newspaper
Undated

This social column by Mrs. Henry Field describes Allen Tanner's return to the United States from Europe with Pavel Tchelitchew. Field also hints at the end of Tanner's friendship with Gertrude Stein.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F28

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period:

Alexander Scriabin by Allen Tanner
Undated

In this draft essay, Allen Tanner argues that Russian composer Alexander Scriabin's talents and contributions are overlooked by younger musicians. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F35

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period:

C. W. Best Artists’ Series Russian Company concert program
Undated

This concert program is for one of the C. W. Best Artists' Series Russian Company's performances.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F6

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

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Leaving Europe for the United States by Allen Tanner
Undated

In this essay, pianist Allen Tanner recalls the end of his relationship with his partner of 12 years, Russian artist Pavel Tchelitchew. Tanner writes: "The parting--at the station--was dreafully tragic--for his face bore the quiet, withdrawn...

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F47

Subject: LGBT History, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

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