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Juliette Lipschultz (1904-1998) Papers

Identifier: 55/57

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Scope and Contents

The Juliette Lipschultz Papers fill 33 boxes and span the years 1914-2011. The papers are divided into four series: biographical materials, correspondence, printed materials, and artifacts. Throughout the collection are a few "notes to file" written by daughter Karen DeCrow in the process of collecting her mother’s papers.

The biographical materials pertain to Juliette’s dance career and personal interests. This series contains items such as printed dance memorabilia, clippings, personal memos, calendars, financial records, photographs, and subject files. Also included are items relating to her husband and children, such as childhood drawings, papers, and clippings.

The correspondence predominantly features Juliette’s correspondence with Karen Lipschultz DeCrow and Claudia Lipschultz, but also includes some correspondence received from other friends and family members.

The printed materials include printed memorabilia that are not directly related to Juliette’s personal life, but pertain to her long held interests, especially dance, art, and the National Organization for Women (NOW).

The artifacts and oversize materials include objects such as dancewear, fabric, and other general memorabilia.


  • 1914 - 2011


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


34 Boxes

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The Juliette Lipschultz Papers offer a detailed narrative surrounding the life and work of Juliette Abt Lipschultz. This collection features items from her career as a dancer during the 1920s, materials pertaining to her life and interests, and correspondence describing her human relationships, especially with her two daughters, Karen DeCrow and Claudia Lipschultz.


The biographical materials series is arranged alphabetically. The correspondence series is arranged by correspondent and then by date. The printed materials and artifacts series are arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Karen DeCrow, 2014.

Related Materials

The Karen DeCrow (1937-2014) Papers contain correspondence from Juliette Lipschultz to Karen DeCrow and many other materials relating to the Lipschultz family and Juliette’s later life.

Separated Materials

A representative sample of envelopes from correspondence were kept and the remainder discarded.

Guide to the Juliette Lipschultz (1904-1998) Papers
Joyce Kim
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Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
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