Periodical articles have been written about Sybil Shearer, and she is discussed in numerous dance books. Newspaper articles and reviews, many of which appear in all three volumes of Sybil’s autobiography, provide other sorts of information.
MSF Oral Histories
The collecting of oral histories by the Morrison-Shearer Foundation began in 2014, when six people who knew Sybil Shearer were video-recorded at the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library. That same year twenty more interviews were video-recorded in Chicago, and one in Berkeley, California. These interviews are being retained by MSF for review, reference, and use in visual programs.
Chicago Dance History Project
In its quest to locate information about dance in Chicago, a major activity is to locate and video-interview related personalities. Interviews have been made with MSF Trustees Tain Balfour, Carol Doty, Toby Nicholson, Alida Szabo, and Mary Sue Wheeler. MSF helped fund an interview with Hamburg Ballet director John Neumeier in Germany in 2019.