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Adams, Milward, 1857-1923: Milward Adams Photograph Collection, ca. 1890-1910

Collection of portraits of statesmen, orators, lecturers, musicians, singers, composers, and conductors collected by and autographed to Milward Adams, manager of Chicago's Auditorium Theater from 1889 to 1910.

Allied Arts Corp. (Chicago, Ill.).: Allied Arts Corp. (Chicago, Ill.). Records, 1930-1970

Clippings, artist correspondence, box office records, concert programs, and photographs of the Allied Arts Corporation. Known as Zelzer Management until 1948, Allied Arts Corporation was run by Harry and Sarah Zelzer and was responsible for bringing many important musicians, dancers and other performing artists to Chicago.

American Opera Society of Chicago.: American Opera Society of Chicago Records, 1920-1990

Formed in 1921 by Chicago social leader Edith Rockefeller McCormick and composer Elinor Everest Freer to promote music, the American Opera Society of Chicago commissioned the translation of 23 operas in English. In its later incarnation it became a support group providing scholarships to rising opera stars. The collection includes several boxes and six albums of clippings, performance announcements, photos, member lists, meeting minutes and programs.

Arts Club of Chicago: Arts Club Records, 1892-2004

Corporate records of the Arts Club of Chicago, an institution incorporated in 1916 and devoted to exhibiting and showcasing innovative artists and performers. Records include extensive exhibition files, files on the Club's music, lecture, film, and drama series, and administrative and financial files.

Block, Mervin: Mervin Block Papers, 1945-2005

Danny Newman's letters (1978-2005) to Merv Block, renowned New York broadcast newswriter and editor who worked earlier in his career as a newspaper writer and editor in Chicago. Also additional materials relating to Newman, including his writings and memoirs, biographical information, newspaper clippings, award notices, and press releases. Newman (1919-2007), a life-long Chicagoan and Lyric Opera press agent for over 50 years, pioneered the building of performing arts audiences through subscription sales. Also includes letters to Block from author James T. Farrell, together with writings and column samples Farrell sent to Block. Block and Farrell became acquainted in 1957, when Block interviewed him for a story, and then again for another in 1958. Later in 1960 Block attempted to help Farrell appear as a columnist in Chicago’s American. Both of Block’s articles are also in the papers, as are other articles about Farrell, obituaries, photographs, and copies of a few letters from and to Farrell.

Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie, 1863-1927: Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler and Sigmund Zeisler Papers, 1869-1981

Correspondence to and from pianist Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler, Sigmund Zeisler, their sons Ernest, Leonard and Paul, and relatives and friends; also, miscellaneous material relating to Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler's life and musical career, including a biography of Fannie Zeisler written by her husband Sigmund; works of Sigmund Zeisler relating to his legal career and involvement in the Haymarket riots of 1886; also assorted memorabilia of Fannie Zeisler and the Zeisler family, photographs of the Zeislers and a few celebrities; and nine artifacts.

Borowski, Felix, 1872-1956: Felix Borowski Papers, 1841-1995

Correspondence, writings, photographs, sound recordings, clippings scrapbooks, and some biographical material documenting the life of Felix Borowski, Chicago composer, musicologist, critic for the Chicago Evening Post and Herald, and music bibliographer for the Newberry Library. The papers include letters from prominent American and European composers such as Mili Balakirev, Edvard Grieg, Paul Hindemith, John Alden Carpenter, and John Philip Sousa. There is also a substantial body of love letters written between Felix and his second wife, Elsa (Kanne) Borowski.

Borroff, Edith, 1925-: Edith Borroff Papers, 1940-1990

Writings, musical compositions, correspondence, research materials, and lectures of Edith Borroff, musicologist and composer. A teacher at a number of colleges and universities, Borroff researched music education, American music, French chamber music, and contemporary music. The collection also includes artifacts and memorabilia, genealogical information, photographs, programs for musical events, correspondence, copies of sheet music by various composers, and miscellanea.

Brown family (Kentucky): Brown Family Papers, 1918-1972

Correspondence, writings, newspaper clippings, numerous group and portrait photographs, a scrapbook, travel and souvenir items and snapshots, relating to sisters Grace and Genevieve Brown, musicians who were members of three American all-girl bands between 1923 and 1932. A large part of the collection consists of photographs of the bands and the performers: Harry Waiman and the Debutantes, the Parisian Red Heads and the Ingenues, as well as numerous small travel photographs Also a small collection of brother McAuliffe’s World War I memorabilia including a very dramatic small journal kept during battle in 1918.

Brown, Howard Mayer: Howard Mayer Brown Papers, 1940-1990

Research materials, writings, notebooks, correspondence, performance music and realia of Howard Mayer Brown, musicologist and editor. A University of Chicago professor and editor of editions and series of Renaissance music, Brown was also a great collector of libretti, musical instruments, and books on music, many of which are also available at the Newberry.

Bulkley, Caroline Kemper: Caroline Kemper Bulkley Papers, 1870-1938

A few pieces of manuscript music by Caroline Bulkley of Shreveport, La., plus a miscellaneous collection of poems presumed to be used as lyrics for future compositions.

Burt, Henry Jackson, b. 1873: Burt Family Papers, 1890-1951

Letters, photographs, diaries, writings, and scrapbooks centering around Edith Fleming Burt, building engineer Henry Jackson Burt, and their daughter, singer Helen Burt Potteiger.

Carpenter, John Alden, 1876-1951: John Alden Carpenter Papers, 1890-1964

Correspondence, mostly incoming, to American composer John Alden Carpenter, wife Rue W. Carpenter and daughter Genevieve; also material relating to Carpenter’s works; a miscellany of personal records; and a collection of photographs, many of them of well-known musicians.

Carpenter, John Alden, 1876-1951: John Alden Carpenter Letters to Remsen Bird, 1947-1950

Six letters to friend Remsen Bird and his wife mostly regarding Carpenter’s “Carmel Concerto”. Also, a review of the concerto from the Monterey Peninsula Herald, Nov. 21, 1949.

Cassidy, Claudia: Claudia Cassidy Papers, 1880s-1996

Articles and reviews, correspondence, broadcast scripts, photographs, and clippings of the Chicago Tribune performing arts critic from 1942 to 1965. Cassidy wrote her influential "On the Aisle" column for the Tribune, then wrote freelance criticism and hosted a weekly program of arts criticism for WFMT, helping to shape the course of music, theater, and dance in Chicago.

Chapin, Nathaniel Gates, 1817-1893: Nathaniel Gates Chapin collection of 136 photographs and portraits of eminent musicians, ca. 1890.

The collection was made by Nathaniel Gates Chapin (1817-1893) of Boston. It is contained in wooden box 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches. Includes biographical sketch of each subject of portrait in manuscript.

Chicago Business Men's Orchestra.: Chicago Business Men’s Orchestra Records, 1941-1962

Correspondence, clippings and programs of this orchestra, established in 1921, which was composed of men working in Chicago business firms. Later renamed the Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.

Chicago Chamber Music Society.: Chicago Chamber Music Society, 1941-2007

Bylaws, membership lists, minutes, clippings, scrapbooks, programs, tickets and some financial and fundraising materials of the Chicago Chamber Music Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering chamber music in Chicago. Also includes photocopy of Dan Tucker's original score, "Up in Rootabaga County" commissioned by the society for the 2000 millennium celebration, cassette tape of September 28, 1999 performance of piece at Preston Bradley Hall, and a photocopy of the Carl Sandburg poem that formed the lyrics of the piece.

Chicago Chamber Musicians.: Chicago Chamber Musicians Records, 1986-2014

Chicago organization founded in 1986 by musicians Larry Combs, Joseph Genualdi, Deborah Sobol, and Gail Williams for the purpose of building an internationally recognized institution devoted to the study and performance of chamber music by string and wood instruments. Records include minutes, financial and fundraising papers, season records, photographs, press clippings, awards, and files relating to the Centennial celebration, general program files, special program files (children's and family concerts, school programs, music at the Millennium, professional development), recording and commissioning files, and materials relating to the Chicago String Quartet.

Chicago Children's Choir.: Chicago Children's Choir Records, 1950-1990

Administrative files, promotional materials, photographs, clippings, audio tapes, information on personnel and singers, etc. Founded in 1956 by the Reverend Christopher Moore, and through 1980 an activity of Hyde Park’s First Unitarian Society of Chicago, the CCC grew into an independent music-education program-one of the largest in the country. Moore’s personal papers are also included in the collection.

Chicago Dance and Music Alliance (CDAMA).: Chicago Dance and Music Alliance (CDAMA) Records, ca. 1981-2007

Administrative records, publicity material, photographs, and audiovisual materials relating to the arts advocacy groups The Chicago Dance Coalition (1981-2001) and The Chicago Music Alliance (1984-2001), and their merged entity The Chicago Dance and Music Alliance (2001-). Includes planning files, reports, member information, photographs, sound recordings, and videorecordings of members’ performances, and publications of the organizations (newsletters, program guides, directories, etc.)

Chicago Musical Arts Club.: Chicago Musical Arts Club scrapbooks, 1910-1987

Scrapbooks containing incorporation documents, programs, photographs, correspondence, by-laws, and other materials of the Chicago Musical Arts Club, founded in 1936 by Mrs. H. S. Bottomleaf and Lola Robuck, who served as the club's first president. Also earlier clippings, programs, and photographs relating to Chicago music and Belle Forbes Cutter.

Chicago Opera Association.: Chicago Opera Association Records, 1916-1924

Correspondence and contracts mostly relating to singer Amerlita Galli-Curci and Cleofonte Campanini, General Director of the Chicago Opera Association. Also two leases between the Chicago Civic Opera Co. and the Auditorium Theatre.

Chicago Opera Theater.: Chicago Opera Theatre Records, 1975-1978

Founded in 1974 as the Chicago Opera Studio, the organization's goal was to provide high quality opera productions in English and designed for contemporary tastes using younger Chicago singers and musicians. Records include budgets, proposals, notes, invitations, brochures, programs, and window posters.

Collins, Edward Joseph, 1889-1951: Edward Joseph Collins Papers, ca. 1910-1951

Clippings, programs, artifacts, sheet music, photographs, and recordings of this Chicago composer, pianist, and music teacher. Collins, a pupil of Rudolph Ganz, was assistant conductor of the Bayreuth Festival in Germany, on the faculty at Chicago Musical College and later the American Conservatory of Music, and a prize-winning composer of symphonic works, piano concerti, chamber music, and songs. Recordings of his works and his performances are present in various formats.

De Lamarter, Eric, 1880-1953: Eric De Lamarter Papers, 1904-1971

Music manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, clippings, programs, and performance tapes of this Chicago musician. De Lamarter was associate conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Frederick Stock; a music critic for a number of Chicago newspapers; organist and choirmaster of 4th Presbyterian Church and other churches; and a respected composer of symphonic, chamber, vocal, and service music.

Deerfield, Eddie: Eddie Deerfield scrapbooks, 1945-1947

Newspaper clipping scrapbooks of Chicago Times entertainment reporter Eddie Deerfield, containing copies of his bylined column "Night Life Notebook" from April 28, 1946 to August 3, 1947. Also several 1945 and 1946 articles by Deerfield and night club advertisements quoting his reviews.

Driscoll, J. Francis, (James Francis), 1875-1959: James Francis Driscoll Collection of American Sheet Music, ca. 1770s-1959

The Driscoll Collection of American Sheet Music, amassed by engineer and organist J. Francis Driscoll (1875-1959), is one of the largest and most representative collections of its kind. The approximated 80,000 pieces of sheet music and related material were arranged into sections by Driscoll himself, and reflect his collecting interests and preferences. Some of the music is arranged according to imprint information (i.e. American imprints, publishers’ imprints, illustrated imprints, etc.); other sections in the collection are arranged by subjects, such as History and Politics, United States regions and states, Ethnic and Religious, Dance Styles, etc.

Dufau, Jenny: Jenny Dufau Papers, 1913-1917

Love letters written during World War I from an Italian in Florence, Italy, to French opera singer Jenny Dufau living in Chicago. Also, brief correspondence concerning Dufau’s passport, a note from a New York opera company, and three photographs of musicians.

Dunham, Arthur: Arthur Dunham Papers, ca. 1915-1932

Original musical scores and parts by, and photocopies of clippings of, Arthur Dunham, Chicago-based conductor and composer.

Eichheim, Henry, 1870-1942: Henry Eichheim Papers, 1904-1939

Manuscript music, programs, and memorabilia of this composer, violinist, and conductor. Eichheim was a violinist in the Boston Symphony Orchestra for 22 years, after which he traveled extensively in Asia. His compositions are heavily influenced by Asian music and daily life, and he was a pioneer in the use of Asian instruments in Western music. See also Case MS VM 3 .E34 (link to catalog record, below), for two volumes of his compositions.

Epstein, Dena J. Polacheck, 1916-: Dena Epstein Root & Cady Research Papers, 1843-1987

Research notes and other materials concerning the firm of Root & Cady, which published music in Chicago from 1858-1871. The materials were collected in support of a master’s thesis at the University of Illinois Library School and also include information on other, contemporaneous, music publishers and composers.

Estevez, George: George Estevez Papers, 1968-1998

Clippings, correspondence, flyers, photographs, and programs of George Estevez, founder and director of the Choral Ensemble of Chicago. Originally called the Chicago Chamber Choir and founded at the Jane Addams Hull House Center, the choir later moved to St. Paul's United Church of Christ and remains a volunteer organization using professional musicians as needed. Material on Ruth Page, Mary Gehr, Rudolph Ganz, Claudia Cassidy, Richard Christiansen, and many others is present.

Farrar, Geraldine, 1882-1967: Geraldine Farrar Memorabilia, 1902-1963

Seven letters from Geraldine Farrar to Pauline Moritz of Evanston, Illinois, and one to Moritz’s daughter, 1916-1958. Also, memorabilia related to Farrar: two postcard photographs, two Christmas cards, and two clippings.

Fischer, Irwin, 1903-1977: Irwin Fischer Papers, 1928-1976

Manuscript music and writings, correspondence, recordings, clippings, programs, and correspondence of this Chicago composer, conductor, and organist. Fischer was organist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and other institutions and composed songs, orchestral works, and a variety of other formats. The collection includes a great deal of correspondence with Edith Borroff, and also contains scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, and memorabilia.

Forrest, Hamilton, 1901-1963 : Hamilton Forrest Papers, 1940-1951

Correspondence, music and lyrics (including scripts with stage directions), newspaper clippings, photographs, and programs pertaining to Hamilton Forrest, a 20th-century composer known for his arrangements of American folksongs, most notably “He’s Got the Whole Word in His Hands.”

Ganz, Rudolph, 1877-1972: Rudolph Ganz Papers, 1864-2013

Works, correspondence to and from prominent musical figures, family correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, artifacts, and a couple of recordings of this world-renowned concert pianist, composer, conductor, and educator.

Germania Club (Chicago, Ill.).: Germania Club scrap book, 1921-1931

A large scrapbook containing material on the activities of this music-appreciation club for German-Americans. Chartered in 1869 with possible origins in the organization of a choir to sing at President Lincoln's lying-in- state in Chicago, the Germania Club became a meeting place for Chicago's German elite. The name was changed to the Lincoln Club during World War I and changed back in 1921.

Gleason, Frederic Grant, 1848-1903: Frederic Grant Gleason Papers, 1852-1908

Composer, musician, music critic for the Chicago Tribune (1887-1891) and other newspapers, and director of Chicago Auditorium concerts. Papers include correspondence, diaries, sketch books, scrapbooks, programs, clippings, literary manuscripts, photographs, and other memorabilia, providing a valuable portrait of Chicago's late-19th-century musical world. Correspondents include Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler, Charles Gounod, Edvard Grieg, Gustav Mahler, Jules Massenet, Johann Strauss, Giuseppe Verdi, and many others.

Goldsmith, Ellen, 1926-2007: Ellen Goldsmith Papers, 1933-2007

Large collection of photographs relating to the ballet, opera and cinema, dating from the 1940s through the early 1970s, amassed by Ellen (Teddy) Goldsmith, backstage worker at the Civic Opera House, home of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Many of the photographs are professional portraits of opera stars and ballet dancers – many autographed – and hundreds of personal and backstage snapshots. Also, a group of photos of movie stills, popular celebrities and performers, plus a small amount of correspondence, memorabilia and signed theatrical programs, some Goldsmith drawings and writing, two scarves and a pair of ballet slippers.

Gordon, Edward: Edward Gordon Papers, 1957-1997

Clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, photographs, and programs of this Chicago pianist and music administrator. Gordon was a child prodigy-performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age eight-and renowned concert pianist before directing the Grant Park summer concerts and the Ravinia Festival (from 1968-1990). See the Ravinia Festival collection for additional material related to Gordon.

Grimm, C. Hugo (Carl Hugo), 1890-1978: C. Hugo Grimm Papers, 1890-1951

Organist, composer, and teacher of composition at the Cincinnati Conservatory. Grimm wrote symphonies, songs, organ pieces, and many other works. The collection consists mainly of typewritten and manuscript treatises on topics in musical composition.

H.T. FitzSimons Company, Inc.: H.T. FitzSimons Company, Inc. Records, 1920-1950

Manuscript and printed music and some miscellanea of this Chicago music publisher, along with the papers of Rossetter G. Cole, a prolific Chicago composer. Cole bequeathed his papers to Harry T. FitzSimons; his manuscript and printed music, writings, clippings, programs, miscellanea, and collections of calling cards, postcards, and autographs make up a large portion of this collection. A small amount of Harry FitzSimons' correspondence is also present. The FitzSimons Co. was purchased in 1983 by the Fred Bock Music Companies.

Hadley, Henry Kimball, 1871-1937 : Henry Kimball Hadley-Inez Barbour Programs and Posters, 1919-1938

Programs and posters of performances by conductor Henry Kimball Hadley and his wife, soprano Inez Barbour, dating from Barbour’s 1919 Aeolian Hall recital to a memorial concert for Hadley in 1938.

Hager, Mina: Mina Hager Papers, 1892-1977

Material relating to the career of mezzo-soprano Mina Hager (Mrs. Fred Heidenson), including incoming correspondence from John Alden Carpenter and others, programs, clippings and other memorabilia. Also, practice and demo tapes, sound recordings (78 rpm and 45 rpm, LP) and a collection of manuscript and published sheet music, mostly by John Alden Carpenter.

Harrison, Theodore, 1876-1965: Theodore Harrison Memorabilia, 1912-1949

Miscellaneous memorabilia relating to Theodore Harrison, Chicago concert baritone, choral conductor and teacher, consisting of clippings, programs and publicity material. Also, material concerning the Hull-House Music School and Chorus, including two recordings, as well as items about singers Nancy Carr and Barre Hill.

Hart, Philip, 1914-2000: Philip Hart Papers, 1973-1974

Small collection of letters and other materials about Theodore Thomas, founding music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra collected by Philip Hart, a music historian and former assistant manager of the CSO.

Henshaw, Marguerite: Marguerite Henshaw Autograph Album, 1892-1931

Autographs collected by Marguerite Henshaw ca. 1892-1904 (with additional autographs collected by Helen Gaspar Gunther, ca. 1930-1931). Autographs are mainly theatrical, military, and political persons. Notable autographs include Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and John Philip Sousa. Also includes some loose autographs, letters, and picture postcards.

Hoaré, Henry Royal: Henry Royal Hoaré Papers, 1882-1959

Manuscript and printed music, a photograph, and miscellaneous documents of this Chicago violinist, composer, and educator. Hoaré published numerous violin method books in addition to violin sonatas and concertos, and was the head of the violin division at the Chicago Fine Arts Conservatory of Music.

Just, Robert H., 1875-: Robert H. Just Music Manuscripts, ca. 1900-1943

Music manuscripts of Robert H. Just, German-American composer, violinist, and educator. Weidig was born in Berlin in 1875 and emigrated with his family to Chicago in 1885, where he studied violin at the Chicago Musical College. He taught at the Quincy (Ill.) Music Conservatory, The Chicago Conservatory, and the Metropolitan Conservatory in Chicago, as well as in Memphis Tennessee, and Wichita Kansas. Among his solo instrument, chamber, symphonic, and vocal works is a series of "Nine Songs of Sappho," set to the poetry of John Myers O'Hara.

Kincaid, Dean: Dean Kincaid Papers, 1982-ca. 2000

Copies of correspondence and documents relating to Dean Kincaid's dismissal from teaching at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago in 1983. Also includes a history of the Conservatory.

La Capria, Vincenzo: Vincenzo La Capria Papers, 1917-1954

Music (mostly manuscript) and a few miscellaneous biographical materials and notes of composer Vincenzo La Capria, who immigrated to the United States from Italy in 1916 and taught music in the Chicago area. Also clippings about his wife, soprano Vanda La Capria.

Lévy, Heniot, 1879-1945: Heniot Lévy Papers, 1879-1946

Music manuscripts and some additional material for this Chicago pianist, composer, and educator. Lévy taught at the American Conservatory in Chicago and composed vocal music, orchestral works, and works for piano, organ, and string quartet. The collection also includes two photographs and an opera synopsis by Hazel Johnson.

Madlener, Elaine: Elaine Madlener Papers, 1916-1966

Research material for a biography of Herbert von Karajan and material on autograph collecting gathered by Elaine Madlener, Chicago philanthropist and socialite. Material related to Madlener’s Grant Hospital committee work for two benefit performances by Karajan in 1955 and 1965, and manuscripts by British author Charles Langbridge Morgan.

Marsh, Robert C. (Robert Charles) : Robert Marsh Papers, 1940-1986

Music scholar and Chicago Sun-Times classical music critic for over thirty years. Marsh chronicled a golden age for classical music in Chicago, including the tenures of Fritz Reiner and Georg Solti at the CSO and the Lyric Opera in its infancy. The collection includes correspondence, record reviews, photographs, memorabilia, audio recordings, and scrapbooks.

Mihopoulos, Effie: Effie Mihopoulos Papers, ca. 1975-Ongoing

Chicago-based poet, critic, and cultural commentator. Along with publishing her own literary journal, Salome, Mihopoulos has conducted oral histories with prominent dancers and performers. Her papers consist of her own writings in addition to musical, theatrical, and dance programs, publicity, and photographs. Includes two early photos of Effie Mihopoulos' family, including one of her and her mother, taken approximately in the late 1950s. Also included is a press packet containing her poetry, and a photo scrapbook from the mid-late 1980s, of vacation snapshots in Florida and Mexico.

Monona, Olivia, 1888-1976: Olivia Monona Papers, 1899-1943

Performance photographs, snapshots, newspaper clippings, and opera ephemera relating to the career of Olivia Monona Goldenberger, known professionally as Olivia Monona, from 1899 to 1943. Photographs illustrate the world of Chicago opera and musicals during the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s, with photographs of performances in Chicago, Highland Park, IL, and at the Ravinia Festival. Collection also contains portraits, passport, and news clippings about opera maestro Attico Bernabini.

Nappo, Carmen: Carmen Nappo Memorabilia, 1960-1978

Articles, programs, and miscellaneous material, including two photographic portraits, of musical composer and conductor Carmen Nappo. A student of the Chicago Conservatory, he completed his career in Miami, conducting the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra of Greater Miami, among other orchestras.

Newton, William Edward, 1914-1994: William Edward Newton Papers, 1914-1994

Correspondence, original design work, and music by Chicago musician, artist and designer William Edward Newton.

North Shore Music Festival (Evanston, Ill.).: North Shore Music Festival Scrapbooks, 1930-1932

Newspaper clippings, programs, reviews, forms, contracts, and tickets in three scrapbooks for the 22nd-24th year of this classical music festival held at Northwestern Illinois University for a week every summer since 1909. The festival featured members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with conductor Frederick Stock, and guest artists like Claire Dux, Percy Grainger, Lily Pons, and Ignaz Jan Paderewski.

Oakley, Horace Sweeney, 1861-1929: Horace Sweeney Oakley Papers, 1881-1929

Correspondence and papers of lawyer and civic leader Horace S. Oakley. Also photographs, memorabilia, writings, and materials relating to his work with The Orchestral Association in Chicago, the American Red Cross Commission to Macedonia, and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Orland, Henry, 1918-: Henry Orland Papers, 1913-2000

Music manuscripts, reel-to-reel tapes, radio scripts, correspondence, clippings, and programs of this Midwestern composer, critic, educator, and conductor. Orland was a literary and music critic for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and the musicology journal Music and Man; he also served as program director for Northwestern University's radio station, WNUR, and for the program "Facets of Music" for KFUO in St. Louis (tapes of which appear in the collection). His compositions include symphonies, concertos, songs, and other works.

Ott, Bertha: Bertha Ott Papers, 1915-1930

Business papers (including box office records), photographs, correspondence, programs and other materials of this Chicago concert impresario. Ott was secretary to the impresario F. Wight Neumann for 20 years; she continued his work after his death in 1924, managing concerts at the Auditorium, Playhouse, and a variety of other venues. Correspondence primarily regards Neumann's death and Ott's assumption of the job. Season announcements and some sheet music are also present.

Otterström, Thorvald, 1868-1942 : Thorvald Otterström Papers, 1904-1952

Collection of sheet music, correspondence, photographs, programs, advertisements, reviews, and notes belonging to the Danish-born Chicago composer and teacher Thorvald Otterstrom. Sheet music includes Otterstrom's original published compositions, manuscripts, and notes, in addition to works that he arranged and ghostwrote for his contemporary composers. Photographs include portraits from 1910 until his death 1942. Otterstrom's correspondence regarding art, philosophy, music, and literature spans 1926 until 1942, with additional posthumous correspondence regarding his work.

Owen, Charles Norton: Nathan Milstein Memorabilia, 1937-1970

Collection of memorabilia regarding violinist Nathan Milstein compiled by Charles Norton Owen. Includes newspaper and magazine clippings, programs, and photographs.

Pearson, Edward Hagelin: Edward Hagelin Pearson Papers, 1899-1973

Writings and research materials of this music historian. Focused on American opera in the early 1900s, the bulk of the collection concerns the soprano Edith Mason, with some material on composer Hamilton Forrest and soprano Mabel Garrison. Research materials include clippings, photographs and illustrations, correspondence, programs, and other documents.

Performing Arts Chicago.: Performing Arts Chicago Records, 1960-2000

First known (in 1959) as the Fine Arts Music Foundation, and later as Chamber Music Chicago, the group changed its name to Performing Arts Chicago to reflect a diversification of programming. Programming, performance, and financial files of the organization.

Peterson, Zika: Zika Peterson Papers, 1940-1990

Treasurer's records of the Chicago Chamber Music Society, and yearbooks, correspondence, yearbooks and other materials of the Fortnightly Club of Chicago, and other miscellaneous Chicago club material.

Pierson, Thomas C., 1922-2008: Thomas C. Pierson - John Alden Carpenter Research Papers, ca. 1910-ca. 2000

Papers relating to Professor Thomas C. Pierson's lifelong research on John Alden Carpenter, including his doctoral dissertation, unpublished monograph, articles and lecture notes, and research files. Research materials include chronological files, Carpenter's musical works and information about them; correspondence and other materials of family and friends; subject files regarding musical styles and other topics; reel to reel tapes and cassettes containing oral interviews with Carpenter's family and friends and performances of his works; and a few 33 rpm record albums.

Ravinia Festival Association.: Ravinia Festival Association Records,, 1903-1993

Correspondence, photographs, reports, and publicity relating to the Ravinia Festival, a summer music festival held at Ravinia Park in Highland Park, Illinois, since 1904 (non-continuous).

Renison, Herbert: Herbert Renison Papers, 1920-1940

Correspondence, programs, clippings, photographs, memorabilia, printed music, financian and other records of this pianist and music educator. Renison was born in Argentina and studied at the Buenos Aires Conservatory before settling in Chicago. He was an instructor at the Sherwood Music School and active in the Society of American Musicians, and files related to both organizations are included in the papers. Also included are two tape recordings and a framed, autographed photograph of Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler.

Roberts, Stella: Stella Roberts Papers, ca. 1959-1978

Stella Roberts (1899-1988) was a professor of music theory and composition at the American Conservatory of Music for 55 years. She was a student of famed musical pedagogue Nadia Boulanger, and co-wrote "A Handbook of Modal Counterpoint" (New York: Free Press, 1967) with Irwin Fischer. Along with classes in Harmony, Theory, and Musicology, Roberts also taught extensively on Contemporary Music. Papers include course outlines, lesson plans, musical examples for teaching, and speeches. Four lectures were recorded on reel-to-reel tape.

Robuck, Lola Carter: Lola Carter Robuck Papers, ca. 1930-1970

Correspondence, clippings, programs, photographs, and memorabilia of a Chicago pianist and poet. Robuck was active in many arts clubs in Chicago and, later, in Los Angeles, including the Chicago Musical Arts Club (which she founded), the Chicago Women's Club, the Poets Forum, the Women's Club of Hollywood, and others. Programs, documents, and correspondence regarding these organizations are included in the collection. Also included are memorabilia and sheet music of Chicago composers B. Bristow Owsley and Rudolph Ganz, and material on singer Belle Forbes Cutter.

Roe, Ethel M.: Ethel M. Roe Scrapbook, 1885-1889

Scrapbook begun by Ethel M. Roe while a young music student at Mt. Carroll Seminary. Roe graduated in 1888, and moved on to Miss Gordon's School, possibly in Philadelphia. Includes mementoes of her education, together with concert and theater programs mainly from New York City, but also from Boston and Philadelphia. Also includes quite a few programs and clippings relating to William H. Sherwood, founder of the Sherwood Conservatory in Chicago.

Ryder, Theodora Sturkow, 1876-: Theodora Sturkow Ryder Papers, 1890-1962

Chicago composer, concert pianist, and teacher who was an important figure in the city's musical scene from the late 19th century into the 1940s. Her papers include her diaries (including full descriptions of the World's Columbian Exposition), letters, musical compositions, programs, photographs, scrapbooks, recordings, and other materials.

Saar, Louis Victor, 1868-1937: Louis Victor Saar Papers, 1868-1937

Manuscript and printed music, correspondence, programs, photographs, and other memorabilia of this music educator and composer. Saar was head of the music theory department at Chicago Musical College from 1917 to 1934 and also taught at other Midwestern music schools. His compositions include songs, choral works, violin and piano pieces, and orchestral works.

Sayers, Lionel, 1904-1986: Lionel Sayers Papers, 1856-1980

Correspondence, photographs, manuscript and printed music, programs and much other material of this Chicago Symphony Orchestra librarian and composer. Sayers was born in London and studied at the Royal College of Music before moving to Chicago in 1920, where he became a percussionist for the CSO under Frederick Stock before a promotion to librarian. His papers include a wealth of information on the CSO and prominent figures such as Eric De Lamarter, Stock, Theodore Thomas and many others; also included are Sayers' collection of opera librettos and advertisements from 1856 to 1880, financial records, and a large amount of family correspondence and memorabilia.

Sowerby, Leo, 1895-1968: Leo Sowerby Papers, 1912-1968

Manuscript and printed music, programs, clippings, some correspondence, and miscellanea of this composer and musician. Sowerby was a composition teacher at Chicago's American Conservatory, and organist and choirmaster at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. James for many years. He is known largely for his church music compositions, but worked in many musical genres. The collection also contains two recordings on vinyl record of Sowerby's compositions.

Springer, Morris, Dr.: Morris Springer Papers, 1910-1930

Research files on opera compiled by Morris Springer. The bulk of the material is on Arthur Endreze, Chicago-born baritone, and Reynaldo Hahn, French composer and conductor. The files include correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, and other material.

Steele, Frederick Morgan: Stephen C. Foster Family Letters, 1882-1926

Twelve letters from surviving relatives of composer Stephen C. Foster. Correspondence addressed to Frederick Morgan Steele of Chicago concerning Steele’s desire to buy and collect original Foster music and memorabilia.

Stock, Frederick, 1872-1942: Frederick A. Stock Papers, 1904-1940s

Incoming correspondence to Frederick A. Stock, second conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Also photographs of Stock rehearsing at Interlochen Music Camp, early 1940s.

Sudler, Louis C. (Louis Courtenay), 1903-1992: Louis Sudler Papers, ca. 1940-1980

Recordings, correspondence, informational files, photographs, memorabilia, music, and other papers of this Chicago real estate magnate, philanthropist, and concert baritone. Sudler was a benefactor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, serving as board president and Chairman of the Board. He also hosted WGN's Artists Showcase television program. His papers include a great deal of information on the CSO and the Orchestral Association, especially the European tours of the 1970s. Also included are scrapbooks, programs, financial records, information on some prominent Chicago buildings, and many miscellaneous files.

Thomas, Theodore, 1835-1905 : Theodore Thomas Papers, 1852-1926

Correspondence, mainly incoming, of Theodore Thomas, the first conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and his wife Rose Fay Thomas; photographs of musicians; and a small collection of miscellaneous material relating to the Thomases.

Trimmer, Charles McKendree: Charles McKendree Trimmer Scrapbook, 1860-1889

Music teacher, choral director and composer. Scrapbook containing correspondence, programs, clippings, advertisements relating to Trimmer's education at the Northwestern Normal Academy of Music in Bloomington, Illinois, 1865-1868, his posts as a principal at the Musical Institute at Normal, Illinois, and at various teaching and principal positions, institutes, and concerts in Illinois (including Chicago). Trimmer apparently lived many years in Chicago.

Trumbull, Florence, 1881-1954: Trumbull Family Papers, 1876-1990

Correspondence, diaries and photographs of the Trumbull family of Chicago from 1876 until 1956. The collection gives candid insight into the lives of the young Trumbull sisters while studying music in Vienna through their letters home to Chicago. The most sizeable contribution of correspondence comes from prolific letter-writer Florence Trumbull, who wrote regularly to her sisters and mother, Mary Elizabeth Foster Trumbull, over the course of five decades.

Tucker, Dan, 1925-: Dan Tucker Papers, ca.1949-2013

Composer Dan Tucker worked for the Chicago Herald-American, Chicago's American, Chicago Today, and the Chicago Tribune as a music reviewer, editor, and editorial page writer. His musical works have been performed at the Kennedy Center, CSO, His Majesties Clerkes, for the Bicentennial, and other venues and occasions. Additions include scrapbooks of clippings, articles, and programs; typescripts; correspondence; musical scores, and a card file box of addresses and phone numbers. Also received Tucker's iMac, which stores his musical notation software (Finale) and music files, a DVD, a VHS, CDs, and cassette recordings of his works.

Valentine, May L.: May Valentine Opera Photograph Collection, ca. 1910-1972

Photographs of opera singers and conductors, collected by May Valentine, chorus director and music librarian for the Chicago Lyric Opera for 44 years. Mostly undated professional stills of individuals, plus a few stage scenes and miscellaneous group shots.

Warner, Philip, 1901: Philip Warner Papers, 1920-1970

Manuscript and printed music and programs of Philip Warner, Chicago composer, pianist, and teacher. Warner was well known for his performances on the radio and also taught piano and music theory at a number of music schools. In addition, he taught music composition at Northwestern University.

Weidig, Adolf, 1867-1931: Adolf Weidig Music Manuscripts, 1900-1930

Music manuscripts of Adolf Weidig, German-American composer, conductor, violinist and educator. Weidig was born in Hamburg, Germany, and emigrated to Chicago, where he taught at and then directed the American Conservatory. He composed in a variety of forms, including orchestral works and string quartets. Some music not apparently composed by Weidig is also present in the collection.

Westervelt, Louise St. John: Louise St. John Westervelt Collection of Theatrical and Musical Photographs, 1869-1930

Photographs, mainly cabinet photographs, of nineteenth-century musical and theatrical persons.

Wilding-White, Raymond: Raymond Wilding-White Papers, 1940-1990

Manuscript and printed music, recordings, clippings, programs, and other papers of this composer and teacher. Wilding-White taught at several institutions in New England and the Midwest before coming to DePaul University in 1967. He was a prolific composer, especially of dramatic works (ballet, opera, etc.) and experimental music, and also published articles on music theory. Some correspondence, family papers, notebooks and written works are also present; recordings are mostly reel-to-reel tapes with some CDs.

Ziehn, Bernhard, 1845-1912 : Bernhard Ziehn Papers, ca. 1880-1950

Manuscript and printed music, correspondence, writings, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia of this Chicago music theorist, teacher, and critic. The German-born Ziehn taught such notables as Grace Chadbourne and John Alden Carpenter and also wrote textbooks on harmony and composition; he was known for his original and unorthodox musical views. Music includes Ziehn's own works in addition to works of other composers, often with Ziehn's manuscript notes. Correspondence includes letters regarding Ziehn from Julius Gold to Mrs. Albert Heller, a former pupil of Ziehn, and other secondary correspondence regarding Ziehn, in addition to his own correspondence.