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Marshall and Carolyn Durand Brooks Photography and Dance Collection

 Collection
Identifier: D025

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.

Dates

  • 1935-2000
  • Majority of material found in between 1950-1960

Creator

Extent

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, Friedann Parker and Carolyn Durand Brooks. 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, Friedann Parker and Carolyn Durand Brooks. 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, Friedann Parker and Carolyn Durand Brooks. 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, Friedann Parker and Carolyn Durand Brooks.

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.

Arrangement

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.

General

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

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
(303) 871-3428