Now Available: Thesis, Finding Aid, Digital Exhibit

Hello, everyone!

This is Layne Fargo - you may remember me as the graduate student who's been bugging the kind people on this list for the past year or so with questions for her burlesque-related thesis. Well, my thesis is finally completed, and the finished document (which features quotes from several community members whom I was lucky enough to interview) is available online at this address:

I completed several other burlesque-themed projects during my final year of graduate study at Ohio State which might be of interest, too. One is a finding aid for the Charles H. McCaghy Collection of Exotic Dance From Burlesque to Clubs (housed at Ohio State's Lawrence & Lee Theatre Research Institute) giving a detailed, searchable listing of the contents of that collection. That can be found in the OhioLink finding aid repository here:

I also curated a digital exhibit using materials from the McCaghy Collection, which can be found on the OSU Libraries site here:

If anyone has questions about any of these projects, I'm more than happy to answer them. A big thank you to everyone on this list for all the help you've given me over the course of my graduate studies. I had a wonderful time researching burlesque and getting a small glimpse into your fantastic world!

~Layne Fargo

Layne originally posted this in The Miss Exotic World Yahoo Group.

Layne Fargo
Above: Continuing Education Stipend winner Emily Layne Fargo. Photo Courtesy Emily Layne Fargo.

Posted by Jo Weldon, Headmistress of The New York School of Burlesque, for


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