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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.

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...

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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....

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...

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.

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.

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

"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.

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

"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.

"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.

"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.

"A History of Red Devil Lacrosse 1950-1986," by Wilbur Gobrecht
[1988?]

Coach Wilber J. Gobrecht's history of men's track and field at Dickinson College from 1950 to 1986.

Location: DC 1952 G575la

Subject: Dickinson College History, Sport and Recreation

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1980-1999

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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.

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