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Marshall and Carolyn Durand Brooks Photography and Dance Collection

 Collection
Identifier: D025

Abstract

Marshall Brooks was a photographer who was actively involved in photographing dancers in the in the Colorado Region. This collection contains photographs, color slides, brochures, and clippings from Marshall Brook's career. It also contains materials from Brook's family friend, Hanya Holm.

Dates

  • 1935-2002

Creator

Digital Repository

Marshall and Carolyn Durand Brooks Photography and Dance Collection

Biographical / Historical

Marshall Charles Brooks (1907-1985) was a photographer who was actively involved in photographing dancers in the in the Colorado Region. He has been published in various newspapers such as the Littleton Independent in 1948, and in various magazines such as Deco Trefoil and Dance Magazine. The Marshall Brooks Photography collection contains black and white, color, and candid photographs of influential dancers in Colorado, as well as brochures for the Lamont School of Music’s Dance Department, correspondence and ephemera.

Extent

2.0 Linear Feet (2 containers)

Scope and Contents

This collection contains commercial portraiture, black-and-white photographs, motion photographs, color slides, correspondence, school brochures, magazine articles, newspaper clippings and ephemera. The material in this collection pertains to Marshall Brooks career as a photographer, his various involvements with dance in Colorado, and his personal life. The photographs in this collection span from the 1930s to the 1970s, and many feature the dance legend Hanya Holm, amongst others are Vera Sears, Lillian Covillio, Freidann Parker and Carolyn Durand Brooks. Series 3 contains mateirals collected by Hanya Holm found within the Brook's home and donated by Marshall Brook's daughter.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in four series: 1. Magazine and Newspaper Publications, 2. Correspondence, 3. Hanya Holm Materials, 4. Photographs

General

Legacy collection title on deed of gift listed as "Marshall and Carolyn Durand Brooks Photography and Dance Collection."

Creator

Source

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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