Event—Public Programming

Let's Twist Again Like We Did Last Summer


"Minnie Moustache," "Sue's Leg," and "The Pope's Toe" piqued interest last summer as archivists from the Newberry Library discussed their work processing dance collections made possible by a grant from the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. With the grant project almost finished there are many highlights and discoveries to share, such as artifacts, cute animals, and veterans. Yes, there is a chair owned by America's first prima ballerina, Maria Tallchief, camels that once traipsed the lakefront for a production at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, and dancers who served their country. So, grab your covered mug and twist again with the archivists!