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Katherine Dunham collection, 1920-2006

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BOX 23-24 Awards, 1979-2005
Medals, certificates, programs, and items such as correspondence related to awards conferred upon Dunham.
Arranged alphabetically.
BOX-FOLDER 23/1 Kennedy Center Honors, 2000-2005
24 items
Dunham's Honors was conferred in 1983
BOX-FOLDER 23/2 Living Legacy Award, Women's International Center 2000-2001
Includes clippings (photocopies)
BOX-FOLDER 24/2 Masters of African American Choreography, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2005
1 medal
BOX-FOLDER 24/1 National Visionary Leadership Project, [2004]
1 medal
BOX-FOLDER 23/3 Oprah Winfrey, 2005
20 items
A Bridge to Now award for legendary women
BOX-FOLDER 24/4 Republic of Haiti, 2005
1 item
BOX-FOLDER 23/4 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 2001
25 items
Africana Heritage Award
BOX-FOLDER 24/3 United States House of Representatives, 2004
1 item
BOX-FOLDER 23/5 Various honors, 1979, 1986, 1989, 2001-2003
19 items
Includes Black Heritage Award for Excellence in Arts and Humanities, Brazil's Southern Cross of the Legion of Honor and the Gold Medal of Merit of the Brazilian Committee on Dance, an honorary doctorate from Harvard University, the 1979 Albert Schweitzer Music Award, among others
BOX 17, 33 Production Materials, 1940-2006
A small amount of materials related to productions in which Katherine Dunham participated. Includes such items as programs, a poster, theatre seating chart, music, publicity, and press releases.
Arranged alphabetically.
BOX-FOLDER 17/1 Music, undated
2 items
Rehearsal piano score of L'Ag'Ya by Robert Sanders and a Bolero
BOX-FOLDER 17/2 Ode to Taylor Jones (lyrics), undated
1 item
BOX-FOLDER 33/8 Poster, 2000
1 item
BOX-FOLDER 17/3 Programs, 1940-1945, 1959, 1982, 1995, 2000-2005, and undated
50 items
Includes clippings (photocopies) and excerpts from programs
BOX-FOLDER 17/4-5 Program bios, press releases, 1940s?
3 items
Bios are handwritten, for unidentified event or performance
BOX-FOLDER 17/4-6 Seating map, 1940s?
4 items
Windsor Theatre
BOX-FOLDER 17/7 Publicity, 1996, 2003-2006, and undated
9 items
BOX-FOLDER 17/8-9 Scenarios, 1940-1954, and undated
14 items
BOX-FOLDER 17/10 Tropical Revue, 1944
18 items
Photocopies
BOX-FOLDER 17/11 Vodou Nation, 2004
3 items
BOX-FOLDER 17/12 Zora! [Dunham-Forum], 2000
1 items
BOX 33 Clippings, 1949-2006
Small amount of newspaper clippings on Dunham's career.
Arranged by region of coverage.
BOX-FOLDER 33/1 Abroad, 1949, 2003, and undated
15 items
Includes Denmark, Germany, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Italy
BOX-FOLDER 33/2 East St. Louis (and Illinois) 1983, 1989, 2002, and undated
28 items
incl. clippings (photocopies)
BOX-FOLDER 33/3 Harlem and New York City area, 1979-1994, 2005, and undated
16 items
BOX-FOLDER 33/4 Los Angeles, 2006
2 items
BOX-FOLDER 33/5 Philadelphia, 2004
2 items
BOX-FOLDER 33/6 Published photos, undated
3 items
BOX-FOLDER 33/7 Washington, D.C. area, 1979-1994, 2003-2006
11 items
BOX 25-28 Katherine Dunham Legacy Project, 1987-2005
The Doris Duke Charitable Trust funded the Library of Congress to undertake activities to coordinate the preservation of significant Katherine Dunham records and create an access plan. This series contains the records of planning the project, the proposal and funding records of the DDCT grant, and the preservation activities. Items include inventories of audio and video recordings, indexes to Dunham holdings at other repositories such as Southern Illinois University and the Dunham Museum, and conservation assessments, as well as the video documentation project on Dunham Technique, among many other materials.

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Arranged alphabetically according to subject.

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