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Hillel Newsletter (Oct. 1985)
October 30, 1985

The Hillel Newsletter is produced by the Hillel Council of Dickinson College:

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • Updates on a summer study abroad opportunity in "Study in...
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 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 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.

Notes on Gay Life in Chicago during the 1910s by Allen Tanner
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Allen Tanner recalls his impressions of gay life (camp) in Chicago during the 1910s including the origin of the use of the word "drag." Transcript included.

Notes on Gertrude Stein’s writing by Allen Tanner
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In these notes, Allen Tanner describes what he likes about Gertrude Stein's writing style.

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.

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...

"Regime for Naughty 'Dilletantes'" by Allen Tanner
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In this draft essay, Allen Tanner writes about piano technique.

"Thamara Swirskaya: The Chinese Lily" clipping from unknown newspaper
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This newspaper clipping depicts dancer Thamara Swirskaya in costume.

"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.

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

"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.

“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....

“Edith Sitwell” by Allen Tanner
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In this draft essay, Allen Tanner writes about Edith Sitwell's autobiography.

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.

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.

"Alice B. Toklas" by Allen Tanner
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In this draft essay, Allen Tanner writes about Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.

"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.

"Au Chateau de la Muette" clipping from unknown newspaper
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This newspaper clipping is about French opera singer Georgette LeBlanc.

Trip to Tunisia in 1926 by Allen Tanner
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In this draft Allen Tanner describes his trip to Tunisia with Pavel Tchelitchew in 1926. Transcript included.

"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.

Trip to Algeria in 1927 by Allen Tanner
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In this draft Allen Tanner describes his trip to Algeria with Pavel Tchelitchew in 1927. Transcript included.

Life with Tchelitchew by Allen Tanner
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In this draft, Allen Tanner describes in great detail his relationship with his partner of 12 years, Russian artist Pavel Tchelitchew. Tanner also discusses Tchelitchew's relationship with English poet Edith Sitwell. Transcript included.

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