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Performing Arts

This is a guide to historical sources on performing arts focusing on the collections in the Chicago Collections Consortium.

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Archival Sources

Chicago Daily News, Inc., photographer. [Blind children standing on a sidewalk, one is sitting on the back of a kneeling elephant from the Ringling Brothers Circus], 1917. Chicago History Museum,

Books and Other Published Sources

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