Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Overview This collection includes donations from Johns Hopkins University alumni that document student life, frequently reflecting the donor's personal experience as a student at Johns Hopkins University. The collection includes photographs, letters, student notes, and other material. The collection spans the 19th and 20th centuries.
Overview Josephine Baker (1906-1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" and even the "Creole Goddess". Baker was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou (1934) and to become a world-famous entertainer. The collection contains 27 unique pieces: ephemeral books, promotional flyers and vintage black-and-white photos (primarily...
Overview This is an artificially assembled collection of printed manuscript materials selected by the curators of Special Collections, centered on the musical, theatrical, and public speaking careers of Langston Hughes. Hughes was an American poet, novelist, playwright, columnist, social thinker and activist, and leading figure in New York City's Harlem Renaissance. The collection spans from 1927 to 1999, with the bulk of it dating from 1936 to 1967.
Overview Born on April 9, 1898, in Princeton, New Jersey, Paul Robeson went on to become a stellar athlete, civil rights activist, and an immensely popular singer and actor, known for his stage and film performances in The Emperor Jones and Show Boat. The collection contains ephemera documenting Robeson's career from 1924 to 1973, including: programs, souvenir books on his life story, magazines, playbills, photographs (black-and-white movie stills),...
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Overview Robert Bruce Toulston was a professor of German at Johns Hopkins University for thirty-seven years. Collection consists of condolences, notebooks and notes, bound plays (German, and English translations of Italian), and theater and concert programs from 1908-1953.
Scope and Contents The collection consists of four series, spanning the years from the 1950's through the 1980's. The series are theatrical performances, symphony, opera, and dance. The playbills, programs, and souvenir programs which form the collection reflect the major stage productions of drama, musical comedy, dance, opera, and the symphony for that period. Most of the collection is from American stages but European cities of London, Paris, and Dublin are represented.Over 250 Playbills from New...