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Hughes, Adella Prentiss, 1869-1950
Cleveland Orchestra;Musical Arts Assn.;Grays Armory; Sokoloff, Nikolai
Founder of the Cleveland Orchestra in 1918 with Nikolai Sokoloff and the Musical Arts Association. Ms. Prentiss was active in the Cleveland musical scene from 1891 until retiring in 1945.
Hamilton, Margaret, 1902-1985
Hamilton, Margaret; Wizard of Oz (Motion picture : 1939); Actors; Actresses; Cleveland Play House; Hathaway Brown
Actress best remembered for her role as the Wicked Witch of the West in the movie The Wizard of Oz. Ms. Hamilton perfected her craft in her hometown by working at the Cleveland Play House until being "discovered"...
Janicki, Hazel; Artists; Sculpture; Painting; Cleveland Public Library; Cleveland School of Art; Women's Art Club Of Cleveland
Janicki was a Cleveland artist knownfor her tempera paintings. She created the mural for the USO Lounge which was in Cleveland's Old Federal Building and she exhibited her work both locally and nationally....
Ames, Lydia May
Ames, Lydia May; Artists; Landscape paintings; Cleveland School of Art; Women's Art Club Of Cleveland
Ames was a landscape painter that was one of Cleveland's first woman's artists and was called "Cleveland's first impressionist painter." Her work was exhibited in national exhibits such as those in New...
Price, Constance Mather
Price, Constance Mather; Theaters; Cleveland Play House; Musicarnival; American Red Cross
Constance Price served for the American Red Cross in WWII and took part in the planning of Musicarnival. She designed sets for Cleveland's East Side Players, Heights Light Opera, and Euclid Little Theater....
Norweb, Emery May
Cleveland Museum Of Art; Art collectors; Cleveland Plain Dealer; Norweb, Emery May Holden; Numismatics
Norweb was a member of the Cleveland Museum of Art's accessions committee who eventually became the first woman president of the museum in 1962. She was also a chairperson of the American Numismatic Society...
Izant, Grace Goulder, d. 1984
Goulder-Izant, Grace; Plain Dealer; Writers
Grace Goulder-Izant was the first female writer for "Plain Dealer Magazine" and a writer of books such as "This is Ohio," "Ohio Scenes and Citizens," "John D. Rockefeller," and "The Cleveland Years." Grace...
Evans, Dina Rees, 1891-
Evans, Dina Rees (Doc); Cain Park Theater; Cleveland Heights High School; Theater programs; Theaters; Secondary School Theatre Association (U.S.); American Educational Theatre Association
Evans earned the first doctorate granted for theater in the United States. She also served as director for the Cain Park Amphitheater and became president of the American Educational Theatre Association....
Eckhardt, Edris; Artists; Cleveland Institute of Art; Case Western Reserve University; Cleveland College; Notre Dame Academy; Glassblowing; Pottery
Edris Eckhardt won a Guggenheim fellowship because she rediscovered the Egyptian technique for making gold glass which was lost for 1500 years. She invented new processes for glass, bronze, and other types...
Campbell, Marion Winton Strongheart
Campbell, Marion Winton Strongheart; Native Americans; Operas & operettas; Cleveland Opera Co.
Marion Winton Strongheart Campbell was the composer of "Love's Wishing Well" and the creator of "The Seminole," both operas. She also founded the Women's National League for Justice to American Indians....
Cafarelli, Carmela; Cleveland Orchestra; Opera singers; Harps; Musicians
Carmela Cafarelli was the first harpist of the Cleveland Orchestra. She toured as an opera singer in Italy and formed the Cafarelli Opera Club presenting Madame Butterfly in 1934. Every year she presented...
George, Zelma, 1903-1994
George, Zelma Watson; Opera singers; Activists; Cleveland Job Corps; Diplomats;African Americans; Karamu House; Cuyahoga Community College; United Nations
Zelma George was the daughter of a Texas Baptist minister and remembered meeting a number of prominent black leaders in her home. Issues about race were discussed and her father believed in helping other...
Adams, Almeda C., 1865-
Adams, Almeda C.; Cleveland Music School Settlement; Blind persons; Fortnightly Musical Club; Music; Teachers
Almeda Adams helped to found the Cleveland Music School Settlement despite being blind. She also wrote a book which is made up of letters to her friends titled "Seeing Europe Through Sightless Eyes." Adams...
Robeson, Lila; Opera singers; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.); Western Reserve University
Robeson was the first Cleveland-born opera singer that performed for the Metropolitan Opera in New York (1912-1922). Robeson was a mezzo soprano who performed 142 times for the Metropolitan Opera between...
Babin, Victor; Babin, Victoria (Vitya) Vronsky; Pianists; Cleveland Orchestra; Cleveland Institute Of Music; Composers
Vitya Vronsky was a world class pianist who came to Cleveland to become faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 1961 after touring and recording extensively as part of a duo piano team with her...
Jelliffe, Rowena Woodham
Jelliffe, Rowena Woodham; Karamu House; Philanthropists; Ohioana Pegasus Winners
Along with husband, Rowena Jelliffe was a co-founder of Karamu House, a neighborhood settlement renowned for its dedication to interracial theater and arts. A former social worker, Jellifffe directed over...
Opera singers; Votipka, Thelma; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.); Oberlin College
Thelma Votipka was an accomplished mezzo-soprano opera singer. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she studied at Oberlin Conservatory and made her debut as the Countess in the Marriage of Figaro with the American...
Shepherd, Dorothy G.
Case Western Reserve University; Islam; Cleveland Museum Of Art; Textiles; Galleries & museums
In the 1960s, Dorothy Shepherd was one of the only female museum curators in the United States and was renowned for her knowledge in medieval textiles and ancient Islamic art. Shepherd was a curator at...
Goetz, Bernice; Explorers; Cleveland Public Library; Cleveland Museum Of Natural History; Public speaking
Explorer of South America including regions in Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, and Guatemala. She lectured and wrote about her travels, both locally for newspapers and the National Geographic...
"Here's how Cleveland gardens are growing" is the title of this article, an update of the Cleveland Press "Dig In!" campaign "to promote home and community gardening," July, 1975
People associated with agriculture; Neighbors; Gardens; Gardening; Vegetables; Lettuce; Cucumbers; Beets; Carrots; Onions; Beans; Tomatoes; Grandparents; Neighborhoods; Backyards; Agriculture; Cleveland Press; Journalists; Ecology; Collard greens; Okra; Cleveland Public Schools Horticulture Program
An update of the Cleveland Press "Dig In!" campaign "to promote home and community gardening" and four photos of active gardeners. The first captioned photo reads: "Our First Crop --Judy Acuri, 8, of Douglas...
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