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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 2010

Claire Holloway papers documenting her vaudeville career

Overview

Papers documenting the career of vaudeville dancer Claire Holloway.

Dates

  • 1925-1927

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.
This collection 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 linear feet (1 box)
Collection includes contracts, receipts, correspondence, notes, clippings, and photographs chiefly concerning Claire Holloway's performance as a dancer on the vaudeville circuit in California, primarily the southern part of the state. The correspondence includes letters between her and Manuel Ortega.

Biographical / Historical

Claire Holloway was a San Diego (Calif.) native and vaudeville dancer, performing with her own Claire Holloway Company and as a dancer with Halloway and De Loring.
Holloway was involved in a conflict with a former dance partner, Spanish-born Manuel Ortega, accusing him of stealing her act.

Arrangement

Collection is minimally processed.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2020MT-58. Purchased with funds from the Howard D. Rothschild Bequest, 2019 October.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2019 November.
Link to catalog

Creator

Title
Holloway, Claire. Claire Holloway papers documenting her vaudeville career, 1925-1927 (MS Thr 2010): Guide
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Date
2019 November 19
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou03280

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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