Guide to the Ricki Covette Burlesque Collection
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1335
Creators:
Covette, Ricki
Jewell, Irene
Dates:
1950 - 1980
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.25 Cubic feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Six scrapbooks documenting the Burlesque career of Irene Jewell (stage name:Ricki Covette), who was billed as "The World's Tallest Exotic Dancer" at 6'8". The albums contain clippings; letters; certiicates; photographs, includng photographs of her act; ephemera, such as postcards, travel brochures, postcards and decals, from her travels; advertisements; and theater programs.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Born in 1926 in Alberta, Canada, Covette (Irene Jewell) had a twenty year career in show business, including theater, small parts in television and film, but especially burlesque. She was billed as "The World's Tallest Exotic Dancer" at 6'8". After leaving show business, she started a succesful second career as a real estate broker in the Los Angeles area. Covette died in February 2016.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Archives Center in 2014 by Irene Jewell.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Ricki Covette Burlesque Collection, ca. 1950-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Burlesque (Theater) -- 1920-1970 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decals Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Striptease -- 1920-1970 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stripteasers -- 1920-1970 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burlesque shows -- 1920-1970 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Certificates -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Theater programs -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century. Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertisements -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives