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Edmond Kent Hatcher Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: M/A 0275

Description of Contents

11 boxes. Includes biographical information about Hatcher and his family, correspondence, diaries, autograph books, programs, yearbooks, photographs, and other miscellaneous material from throughout Hatcher's life.


  • 1936 - 2011

Access Restrictions

The collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department's open hours.


Edmund Kent Hatcher ("Eddie") was born in Minneapolis on September 9, 1936 to Kent Frederick Hatcher and Lillian Marie Duford Hatcher. He began studying ballet at the Academy of the Ballet on a scholarship while attending Edison High School (Minneapolis, Minn.). He was a member of the St. Paul Opera company from 1952-55, then went to Chicago to study and teach with Lorna Mossford. From 1955-1959 he performed with Ruth Page Opera Ballet, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the National Company of My Fair Lady. He also performed for other companies, such as the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, the Ballet Souffle, the Metropolitan Opera of New York, and summer stock companies, such as Melody Fair. He joined the American Ballet Theatre in New York in 1960, traveling with them on tours of Cuba, Europe, the Soviet Union and numerous US cities. He left the ABT in 1965, returning to Minneapolis. Hatcher continued to perform with local ballet companies, including the Minnesota Ballet, before retiring from the stage in 1972.

Hatcher began a career as an operating room technician at the Hennepin County Medical Center, where he worked for 26 years, retiring on Sept. 11, 2001. Hatcher wrote poetry for many years, his poems were published in local anthologies, newspapers and periodicals. He met his partner, Steve Langlie, in 1969, living with him until his death on July 3, 2015.


7 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

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Donor Information

Donated by Kent Hatcher and Steve Langlie as accession 2012.06.
Edmond Kent Hatcher Papers
Edward W. Hathaway
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Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.