Abstract: The material in the collection includes items, photographs, and papers related to Dorothy Bercu Gross and her husband Norman Gross, her extended family, and her Vaudeville career in the 1920s and 1930s. Her father owned the Chicago Hide, Fur and Wool Company in Douglas, Wyoming and Denver, Colorado. The collection spans from the late 1800s to 2015 and illustrates an extended Jewish family and vaudeville performers.
Creator: Colorado Contemporary Dance
Creator: Brown, Joan C.
Abstract: Colorado Contemporary Dance was a nonprofit organization and performing arts preseenter which operated from 1973 to 2002. The organization's primary mission was to promote contemporary dance performance, education, and community outreach throughout Colorado. This collection contains administrative files from Colorado Contemporary Dance including Articles of Incorporation, By-laws, meeting minutes, annual reports, treasurer reports, and correspondences (dating to 1971 as prior to the organization's incorporation). This collection also includes reconstructed event files with technical speceifications, event logistics, programs, presskits and posters from performances as well as educational materials used for programs coordinated by Joan Brown. The records generated by the business operations of Colorado Contemporary are significant because they represent one of the first presenters of modern dance in Colorado, which was hitherto considered "a dance desert" due to lack of dance programming and awareness about the art form.
Abstract: The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts is an administrative unit of the University of Denver reporting directly to the Office of the Provost. The building, constructed in 2002 - 2003 through the generous donation of Robert and Judi Newman, consists of several performance halls, and houses the Lamont School of Music and the business and operations staff for the Newman Center. The collection consists of adminstrative records, banners, posters, programs, and other marketing materials and papers related to the business and operations of the Newman Center and the Newman Center Presents programming which the Center is directly responsible for producing.