Inventory of the Ruth Pryor Memorabilia, 1923-1964


Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Creator Pryor, Ruth, 1906-2001
Title Ruth Pryor Memorabilia
Dates: 1923-1964
Extent 0.5 cubic ft. (1 box)
Abstract Scrapbook of Ballet dancer Ruth Pryor, born in Chicago in 1906, who began her career in vaudeville as half of the team of “Gardel and Pryor”. By 1929 she had become the premier danseuse of the Chicago Civic Opera, and appeared as the first American ballerina to be the Swan Queen in a special production of Swan Lake. The scrapbook includes many newspaper clippings, and a few articles and programs.
Collection Call Number Dance MS Pryor
Collection Stack Location 3a 48 12
Language Materials are in English.