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Dickinson - (ca. 1899-1961). One box, one scrapbook. The Katherine V. Dickinson collection consists of memoriabilia of the career of an Alton, Illinois, music teacher of the early twentieth century. These memorabilia were assembled as part of a project to prepare a memorial tothe late Miss Dicinson. The result of that project, To K.V.D. With Love, containing a sketch of Miss Dickinson's life and a collection of tributes by her former pupils, is included (typescript, proof sheets, and finished book) in the Dickinson collection. The accompanying memorabilia are assembled in a scrap book prepared by members of Miss Dickinson's Camerata Chorus under the direction of DeLafayette Reid. The scrapbook contains such materials as the ms. constitution and by-laws of the Camerata Chorus, a ms. history of the society, minutes of meetings 1899-1918, recital programs of Miss Dickinson's pupils, 1900-1917, newspaper clippings relating to Camerata Chorus productions and activities, 1902-1920, letters from Miss Dickinson to members of the chorus, etc. An inventory of the Dickinson collection is located in the inventory binder.

E-mail comments and inquiries about this collection to Therese Dickman at or call 618-650-2695.

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