Louise Jorgensen / Christmas Pageant collection, 1910-1999

Dancers from the "Light" themed Christmas Pageant.
Dancers from the "Light" themed Christmas Pageant. Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Center.

Louise Jorgensen (1896-1995) was born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland, where she attended the public schools, graduating from Oakland Technical High School in 1916. She had a lifelong passion for dance and dance instruction, which she pursued as a staff member the Oakland Recreation Department, as an instructor at the Oakland Y.W.C.A., and in various other capacities. Ms. Jorgensen is most remembered as director and choreographer of the Oakland Christmas Pageant.


(OHC COLL 2014-17)

34 boxes (11.5 linear feet)

Collection is arranged in 4 series: Louise Jorgensen (Boxes 1-12) -- Christmas Pageant (Boxes 13-32) -- May Festival (Box 33) -- Susanna Club (Box 34).

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Available at Oakland History Center, Main Library.