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Shirley Leonard Papers, 1920s-1960s

Collector:
Jones, Shirley May 1922-2004
Creator:
Leonard, Shirley 1922-2004
Donor:
Connick, Kathleen D
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. : 16 boxes
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Sheet music
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Audiotapes
Correspondence
Date:
1925
1925-1970
1920s-1960s
1920-1970
20th century
Notes:
Exotic dancer, active during the 1940s and 1950s.
Summary:
Papers documenting the life and career of an exotic dancer from Cincinnati, Ohio. The collection includes correspondence; photographs of Jones, of her act, of other entertainers, of venues at which she performed, and family and friends; business records such as contracts and union papers; sheet music used in her performances; publicity materials; clippings; printed materials and advertisements for her appearances; a scrapbook from her childhood; a photo album; school materials including her high school yearbook and school newsletters; dress patterns; a datebook; an address book; and audiovisual materials including reel-to-reel tapes and an 8mm film. The 2006 addendum consists of approximately one cubic foot of papers consisting of photographs, letters, sheet music, busines records and printed materials.
Cite as:
Shirley May Leonard Papers, 1920s-1960s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Burlesque shows
Burlesque (Theater)
Striptease
Stripteasers
Local number:
2006.3061 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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