Visual and Performing Arts

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Alexander Scriabin by Allen Tanner
Undated

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

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C. W. Best Artists’ Series Russian Company concert program
Undated

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
Undated

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 Tanner writes: "The parting--at the station--was dreafully tragic--for his face bore the quiet, withdrawn...

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
Undated

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...

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F8

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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Letter from Allen Tanner to Kirk Askew
Undated

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....

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F8

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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Letter from Robert Tanner to Mother
Undated

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

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Notes on Parker Tyler’s The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew by Allen Tanner
Undated

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

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Piano Technique by Allen Tanner
Undated

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

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Score by Allen Tanner
Undated

Pianist Allen Tanner wrote this score by hand.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F64

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Music

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Tchelitchew and Neo-Romantics by Allen Tanner
Undated

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

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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.

Engraving of Barry Moser
circa 1999

A signed engraving of Barry Moser's self portrait at age 59.

Location: I-Friends-2001-6

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Engravings and Illustrations

Time Period: 1980-1999

LGBT History Project Logo
June 26, 2013

Bobbi Carmitchell was born in Willow Street, Pennsylvania. She spent most of her professional career as a full-time musician, but currently has added contracting work in stained glass and woodworking art. Bobbi describes her journey in the...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Carmitchell, Bonni - 013

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

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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LGBT History Project Logo
August 2, 2014/August 29, 2014

Abstract for Interview 1 Lawrence von Barann was born on June 26, 1928 in Queens, New York to an American mother from New York City and an immigrant father from Germany. Lawrence spent the majority of his upbringing living in the Queens borough...

Location: LGBT Oral History - von Barann, Lawrence - 120

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

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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LGBT History Project Logo
October 26, 2014

This is an oral history with David Payne. It was recorded on October 26th, 2014. David Payne was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Temple University in Philadelphia as a communications major. The focus of his career has...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Payne, David - 090

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

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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LGBT History Project Logo
March 19, 2015

David Walker was born in 1946 in Lancaster County, where he grew up in a strict Presbyterian family and always knew that he was different. He studied to be a teacher at Lebanon Valley College when the school was more fundamentalist, but after...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Walker, David - 121

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Social Reform and Advocacy, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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LGBT History Project Logo
March 20, 2015

Paul Foltz grew up in Steelton in a very Catholic household, a background to which he attributes his unawareness of his sexuality until later in his college years. It wasn’t until he went to England to complete his graduate-level theatre studies...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Foltz, Paul - 036

Subject: Education, LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Social Reform and Advocacy, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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LGBT History Project Logo
March 22, 2015

Lindsay Snowden was born in Pittsburgh on March 15, 1976. Lindsay worked a bunch of odd jobs and has had an entrepreneurial spirit since a young age. Lindsay joined the military when sirb was 17. Lindsay realized after moving to Harrisburg that...

Location: LGBT oral history - Snowden, Lindsay - 110

Subject: LGBT History, Military Affairs and Conflict, Sport and Recreation, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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LGBT History Project Logo
August 3, 2015

Shaka Hudson was born in 1949 in Harrisburg as the middle of five children. An artist his whole life, Shaka attended John Harris High School and Penn State University before unenrolling in college and leaving Harrisburg to join the Washington D.C...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Hudson, Shaka - 050

Subject: Health and Medicine, LGBT History, Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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LGBT History Logo
November 11, 2015

Cathy Nelson was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Staten Island, New York, at the age of two with her strict Italian-Swedish family. As a child, Cathy loved music and did well in school. She also participated in Catholic youth group...

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