Visual and Performing Arts

    Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

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
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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

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

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"Music Notes" clipping from unknown newspaper
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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

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"Regime for Naughty 'Dilletantes'" by Allen Tanner
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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

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"Some Reflections upon my Early Life" by Allen Tanner
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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

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

"Women in Tschelitcheff’s Life: Reverences, Infatuations, Admirations," by Allen Tanner
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In this draft essay, Allen Tanner writes about the women with whom Pavel Tchelitchew associated, including Hadley Hemingway, Russian ballerina Catherine Devilliers, and artist Stella Bowen. ...

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F43

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period:

Alexander Scriabin by Allen Tanner
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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
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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
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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 anguish I had seen only a few times before...of a...

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F47

Subject: LGBT History, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

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Letter from Allen Tanner to Kirk Askew
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In this letter to R. Kirk Askew, owner of the Durlacher Bros. art gallery, Allen Tanner discusses the sale of several Pavel Tchelitchew paintings in Askew's gallery. He also mentions his health and the death of one of Tchelitchew's sisters. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F8

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period:

Letter from Allen Tanner to Kirk Askew
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In this letter to R. Kirk Askew, owner of the Durlacher Bros. art gallery, Allen Tanner tells Askew that he wants Askew's wife Constance to have one of Pavel Tchelitchew's drawings--the "Ode" sketch. The last page appears to be part of a different letter, or essay, and focuses on Russian music....

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F8

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period:

Letter from Robert Tanner to Mother
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With this letter to his mother, Robert Tanner includes a photocopy of a newspaper article about his Uncle Allen Tanner's musical accomplishments. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F82

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period:

Notes on Parker Tyler’s The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew by Allen Tanner
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In these notes, Allen Tanner writes about his feelings regarding  the way Pavel Tchelitchew and Edith Sitwell are remembered in Parker Tyler's book The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew.

Location: MC 2013.3, B2, F6

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

Format: Notes and Notebooks

Time Period:

Piano Technique by Allen Tanner
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In this draft essay, Allen Tanner writes about piano technique, specifically the Cortot piano method.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F34

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period:

Score by Allen Tanner
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Pianist Allen Tanner wrote this score by hand.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F64

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Music

Time Period:

Tchelitchew and Neo-Romantics by Allen Tanner
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In this draft essay, Allen Tanner describes Pavel Tchelitchew's artistic style, comparing his style with neo-romanticism and surrealism. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F44

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period:

Black Arts Festival 1988
March 2-March 6, 1988

This brochure outlines the schedule for Dickinson College's Congress of African Students' 1988 Black Arts Festival. Events include a production by the Philadelphia Dance Company, a martial arts exhibit, the Peking Opera, and a lecture by Dr. Ralph Abernathy.

Black Arts Festival: Philadelphia Dance Company
March 6, 1988

The Philadelphia Dance Company presents Phiadanco as part of the 1988 Black Arts Festival. This program highlights the dancers and choreographers.

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