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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 627

Ambrose DuBek dance photograph collection

Black and white photographs of dances and dancers chiefly from Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and chiefly photographed by John Lindquist.

Dates

  • 1952-1963 and undated

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Most of this collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Extent

1.25 linear feet (6 boxes)

14 albums (disbound) of black and white photographs of dances and dancers chiefly from Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and chiefly photographed by John Lindquist. Also included are publicity photographs by others including Arks Smith and Martha Swope.

Biographical / Historical

Ambrose DuBek was chief set designer and decorator for CBS Television from his discharge from the U.S. Army in 1945 until his retirement in 1986. A mentor and patron to many in the arts, he was known in the worlds of dance, theatre, publishing, radio, television, film, music and opera.

Arrangement

Arranged in original album order.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository, pf

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Gift of Ambrose DuBek, Phoenix, Arizona; received: 1987.

General note

Most of this collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by: Monique Duhaime and Melanie Wisner.
Link to catalog
Title
DuBek, Ambrose, collector. Ambrose DuBek dance photograph collection, 1952-1963: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
hou02119

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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