|Abstract||Helen Siebert Thomes was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1884. She conducted the Helen Thomes School of Dancing for many years, retiring in 1942. Her first studio was located in Morton's Hall at Westport Road and Main. Other later locations included Drexel Hall at Linwood and Main and in a building she had built at 40th and Baltimore. She died in 1958.|
The collection consists of two scrapbooks, one of which contains 79 photographs. Many of these images of Miss Thomes's students are autographed and contain personal messages to her, taken circa 1915-1940. The second scrapbook contains ten photographs plus newspaper clippings, correspondence, programs for recitals, ephemera from a trip to Paris in 1914, dancing schedules, etc.