|The Collection of Exotic
Dance from Burlesque to Clubs, donated to the Lawrence and Lee
Institute by Dr. McCaghy, contains a wide variety of materials –
including books, photographs, periodicals, sound recordings,
promotional materials, videos, personal notes and interviews, and other
assorted memorabilia – spanning from the mid-nineteenth century to the
present day, and exploring all aspects of striptease in performance.
This exhibit is meant to provide just a sampling of some of the earlier
materials in the collection, contextualized within the historical and
theoretical discourses surrounding burlesque.