Christine J. Bolander-Olson collection
MSBola78

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Bolander-Olson, Christine J.
Title
Christine J. Bolander-Olson collection
ID
MSBola78
Date [inclusive]
1934-1977
Extent
0.01 linear ft.
Language
English
Abstract:
Christine J. Bolander-Olson was selected First Miss Television in A Century of Progress world's fair in 1934. She was a singer, dancer, and a model. This collection contains four of her photographs from 1934 and three articles written in 1976 and 1977.

Preferred Citation

Christine J. Bolander-Olson collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Biographical Sketch

In her time, Christine J. Bolander-Olson had been a bathing beauty, photographer's model, dancer, singer, vaudeville performer, and a Miss Century of Progress selection of 1934. She was selected First Miss Television in the World's Fair Century of Progress in 1934. She appeared in the Fair's Spanish Pavilion where she sang songs in Spanish and danced. She had also taught ballet, dance and modeling, and modeled for commercial photographers. She created nine productions, and appeared in one of them. When she was twenty-five, she married Ralph B. Olson, who was an entertainment columnist for many years before he became an advertising executive. After she married, she left her show business career. In her later years, she grew interested in evangelism, particularly the Pentecostal movement.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains four photographs of Christine J. Bolander-Olson from the year 1934, and three articles from 1976 and 1977.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives June 2005

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Bolander-Olson, Christine J. -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Fairs and Pageants.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Christine J. Bolander-Olson Collection 

Box Folder

Photographs and articles, 1934-1977 

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