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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.

"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.

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

"Front Views and Profiles" by June Provines clipping from unknown newspaper
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This news clipping highlights American pianist Allen Tanner and Austrian composer Ernst Krenek.

"Joyce Obscenity Trial" by Allen Tanner
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Allen Tanner describes Margaret Anderson's reaction to being fingerprinted after her conviction for publishing obscene material in the Little Review, James Joyce's Ulysses.

Letter from Allen Tanner to Margaret Anderson
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In this draft letter, Allen Tanner writes to Margaret Anderson about their first meeting in Chicago. He also discusses her past relationships with fellow editor of the Little Review Jane Heap, and opera singer Georgette LeBlanc.

"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.

Letter from Allen Tanner to Parker Tyler
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In this draft letter, Allen Tanner writes to author Parker Tyler to assist Tyler in writing his book The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew. Tanner discusses...

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....

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.

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.

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...

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.

Hillel at Dickinson College (Feb. 1988)
February 1988

The Hillel Council announces upcoming events in this flier, including the "famous" family Shabbat dinner, a Shabbat service, a presentation from Jewish storyteller Don Fudderman, and an opportunity to meet a visiting Israeli family at the Army...

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....

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.

Women’s Center Monthly (Spring 1988)
Spring 1988

The Women's Center Monthly is produced by the Women's Center of Dickinson College. This issue defines feminism, discusses the purpose of a women's center, and includes a calendar of events.

Hillel at Dickinson College (Fall 1988)
Fall 1988

The Hillel Council announces upcoming events in this flier, including the commemoration of the anniversary of Kristallnacht and the monthly Shabbat dinner.

Hillel at Dickinson College (Fall 1988)
Fall 1988

In this flier, the Hillel Council invites all students and members of the Dickinson community to four end-of-the-semester events: the council's monthly Shabbat dinner, a Chanukah celebration at Franklin and Marshall College, a Latke Party, and a...

Hillel at Dickinson College (Jan. 1989)
January 1989

The Hillel Council announces new Board members as well as upcoming events, including the Shabbat Dinner, a “How-To-Make-A-Challah” Get-Together, and a trip to New York City.

Hillel at Dickinson College (Sep. 1989)
September 1989

The Hillel Council announces upcoming events in this flier, including a pool party, Shabbat Dinner, Torah study, a Parent’s Weekend Bagel Brunch, and information on how to meet their their new advisor, Professor Norm Sharp.

Hillel Council Calendar of Events
September 1989

The Hillel Council’s calendar of events for September and October 1989.

Hillel (Oct. 1989)
October 1989

The Hillel Council announces upcoming events in this flier, including Professor Michael Walzer's lecture, an "Overnight in Hillel House" social event, Herbie’s Deli, and aa social meet-up at Franklin and Marshall. 

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