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Marilyn Ruekberg is a former dancer and dance educator. She toured internationally and performed regularly at Chicago’s famous Empire Room with the Merriel Abbott Dancers. Ruekberg also danced briefly with the San Francisco Ballet. Throughout her career, she often performed under the name "Mari Lynn." After retiring from performing, she opened the Marilyn Ruekberg School of Dance in Highland Park, IL. 

The Marilyn Ruekberg Collection contains materials relating to the career of dance educator and former Merriel Abbott dancer, Marilyn Ruekberg. The collection consists of photographs, programs, promotional materials, correspondence, newspapers, newsletters, and some miscellaneous items. The bulk of the collection is comprised of photographs, both candid and posed, as well as programs and promotional materials.
Items in the collection cover Ruekberg’s national and international performances. The materials in the collection date from 1925 to 1965 with the bulk of the materials undated.

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