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Summer Showcase: Art, Dance, Music, & Theatre


Selections from the Special Collections and Archives Department on Exhibit in UCF Library

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The Special Collections & University Archives of the University of Central Florida Library announces that Summer Showcase: Art, Dance, Music and Theatre will be on display in the Special Collections & University Archives through September 27, 2002. The exhibit, which opened May 3, 2002, consists of selections from the Special Collections and Archives Department.

On display are items from the Iva Kitchell Webster Papers, Music Collection, Albin Polasek Papers, William J. Bryant Foundation West Indies Collection, and UCF Art Department and Theatre archives.

Photograph of Dance Satirist Iva Kitchell
The Iva Kitchell Webster Papers consist of newspaper clippings, photographs and performance programs of Kitchell's successful career as a dance satirist. Papers and photographs of the internationally known sculptor Albin Polasek are also on display. The Music Collection consists of nineteenth and early twentieth century vocal scores, primarily operas by noted composers, believed to have been the personal collection of soprano Anne Roselle. Madame Roselle was a noted opera and concert singer who toured throughout Europe and the United States.

Selected musical instruments and prints from the Caribbean are also included in the Summer Showcase exhibit. The Bryant Collection was donated to the UCF Library by the William J. Bryant Foundation and includes scholarly books and periodicals, paintings, graphics, sculptures, sound recordings, and anthropological artifacts on the history, geography, economy and social life of the West Indies and Caribbean.

A companion exhibit showcasing local history collections from the department is located in display cases outside the department. Items from the Ben White Raceway Papers, Carey Hand Funeral Home Collection, and Thomas and Georgine Mickler Collection are on display.

Portrait of Czech Sculptor Albin Polasek
musical instruments from Bryant Collection
Tambourine Drum, Vaccine and Wooden Flute from the William J. Bryant West Indies

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