Marshall and Carolyn Durand Brooks Photography and Dance Collection
Marshall Brooks 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.
- Majority of material found in between 1950-1960
- Brooks, Marshall, 1907-1985 (Photographer, Person)
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.
1.5 Linear Feet (1) flat box (22 x 16 x 3)
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.
The collection is arranged in five series: 1. Photographs, 1935 – 1979. 2. Correspondence, circa 1990s. 3. Lamont School of Music, Dance Department, publications 1956 -1959. 4. Magazine and Newspaper Publications, 1948. 5.Clippings and Ephemera, 1950 – 2000.
Legacy collection title on deed of gift listed as "Marshall and Carolyn Durand Brooks Photography and Dance Collection."
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