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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1690

Irene Mikus photographs and ephemera


Personal, professional, and family photographs of Irene Mikus.


  • Creation: circa 1910-1943

Language of Materials

Collection is in English.

Condition Description

The photographs are in good condition.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


0.1 linear feet (1 volume, 1 folder)

Collection includes the photograph album of Irene Mikus, comprised of eighty-three black and white photographs of various sizes and a postcard. The photographs feature the following: family members; performance; promotional shots; and portraits.

Biographical / Historical

Irene Mikus, the "One Girl Symphony", was an American musician and dancer, who performed within the local New England circuit.


Collection is minimally processed. Materials are arranged in two series: Photographs; and Postcards.

Physical Location


Custodial History

Purchased from Bryan Cassidy, 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2018MT-036. Purchased from Bryan Cassidy, 2017 September.

Processing Information

Processed by Magdaline Lawhorn, 2017 September.

Mikus, Irene. Irene Mikus photographs and ephemera, circa 1910-1943 (MS Thr 1690): Guide.
Magdaline Lawhorn
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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