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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.

25 linear feet (10 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Adams
Location: 4a 26 2
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Allied Arts Corp. (Chicago, Ill.). Allied Arts Corp. 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.

25 linear feet
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Allied Arts
Location: 3a 57 4-5
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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.

5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS American Opera
Location: 4 Link
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Arts Club of Chicago. Arts Club of Chicago Records, 1892-1995.

Incorporated in 1916, the Arts Club was developed with objectives of maintaining a clubhouse in Chicago that provided galleries and exhibition facilities to foster high standards of art and develop the arts community. Records include clippings, correspondence, exhibition flyers, photographs, and other miscellaneous material relating to the Arts Club of Chicago.

98.2 linear feet (165 boxes, 16 oversize boxes, and 51 volumes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Arts Club (formerly Ar)
Location: 3a 36 6-12
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Block, Mervin. Mervin Block Papers, 1945-2005.

Renowned New York broadcast newswriter and editor who worked earlier in his career as a newspaper writer and editor in Chicago. Includes letters from and materials about author James T. Farrell and Lyric Opera of Chicago press agent/impresario Danny Newman.

0.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Block
Location: 3a 35 1
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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.

3.8 linear feet (5 boxes, 1 oversize box and 2 artifacts boxes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Zeisler (formerly Ze)
Location: 3a 44 7
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Borowski, Felix, 1872-1956. Felix Borowski Papers, 1841-1995, bulk 1896-1956.

Correspondence, writings, photographs, clippings scrapbooks, sound recordings, 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 2nd wife, Elsa (Kanne) Borowski.

11.3 linear feet (10 boxes and 6 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Borowski
Location: 3a 37 4
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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, and miscellanea.

40 cubic ft.
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Borroff
Location: 3a 37 6-8
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Brown family. Brown Family Papers, 1918-1972, bulk 1923-1932.

Photographs, programs, postcards, letters home, scrapbook, and travel souvenirs from around the world of two sisters who were "all girl" band members during the 1920s. Genevieve and Grace Brown performed with Harry Waiman and His Debutantes and with The Ingenues, "Girl's Orchestra of 20 College Beauties," which became a feature of Ziegfield's Follies in 1927. Also a 1918 World War I diary and letter home of Corporal McA Brown who served with the American Expeditionary Force in the trenches in France.

2.6 linear feet (4 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Brown Family
Location: 3a 37 2
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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.

100 cubic ft.
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Brown H
Location: 1a Link; 3a Link
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Bulkley, Caroline Kemper. Caroline 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.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS 107
Location: 3a 35 3
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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.

3.5 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Burt
Location: 3a 35 1
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Carpenter, John Alden, 1876-1951. John Alden Carpenter Letters to Remsen Bird, 1947-1950.

Six letters from composer John Alden Carpenter 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.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS 164
Location: 3a 35 3
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Carpenter, John Alden, 1876-1951. John Alden Carpenter Papers, 1890-1964, bulk 1900-1950.

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.

3 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Carpenter (formerly Car)
Location: 3a 37 1
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Cassidy, Claudia. Claudia Cassidy Papers, ca. 1880-1996, bulk 1930-1985.

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.

16 linear feet (42 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Cassidy
Location: 3a 38 1-2
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Chapin, Nathaniel Gates, 1817-1893. Nathaniel Gates Chapin Collection of photographs and portraits of eminent musicians, ca. 1890.

Photographs and portraits of uniform size, that have been inset and mounted on cardboard. A biographical sketch of the subject of the portrait appears in manuscript on the mounting.

136 photographs
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Case V 25.185
Location: 3a 6 7
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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.

0.2 linear feet (3 folders)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS 154
Location: 3a 35 3
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Chicago Chamber Music Society. Chicago Chamber Music Society Records, 1957-1999.

Bylaws, membership lists, 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 Xerox copy of Dan Tucker's original score, "Up in Rootabaga County," commissioned by the Society for the millennium celebration, and also performed Feb. 14, 2007, at the Newberry Library. Also cassette tape copy of the Sept. 28, 1999, performance at Preston Bradley Hall, and a photocopy of the Carl Sandburg poem "More Rootabagas" that formed the lyrics of the piece.

3.5 linear feet (3 cartons and 1 box)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Chicago Chamber
Location: 3a 28 2
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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.

97 cubic ft.
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Chicago Children's
Location: 3a 32 1-8
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Chicago Dance and Music Alliance. Chicago Dance and Music Alliance 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.)

78 linear feet
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Dance MS CDAMA
Location: 3a 50 2-9
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Chicago Musical Arts Club. Chicago Musical Arts Club Scrapbooks, 1910-1987, bulk 1936-1987.

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.

3 linear feet (4 scrapbooks)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Chicago Musical
Location: 3a 35 11
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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.

1 folder
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS 9
Location: 3a 35 3
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Chicago Opera Theater. Chicago Opera Theater 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.

0.5 cubic ft. (1 flat box)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Chicago Opera
Location: 3a 26 4
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Collins, Edward Joseph, 1889-1951. Edward Joseph Collins Papers, 1899-1951.

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.

5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Collins
Location: 3a 24 3
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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.

1 cubic ft.
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS De Lamarter (formerly Dl)
Location: 3a 38 10
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Manuscript Card Catalog, NUCMC 80-158.

Deerfield, Eddie. Eddie Deerfield scrapbooks, 1945-1947, bulk 1946-1947.

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.

0.9 linear feet (4 volumes in 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Deerfield
Location: 3a 38 10
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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.

0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Dunham
Location: 3a 35 1
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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.

3 linear feet
Subjects: Music
Call Number: MS VM 3 .E34 (for music MS); Midwest MS 142
Location: 3a 35 3
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Manuscript Card Catalog (for both music and programs).
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Epstein, Dena J. Polacheck, 1916-. Dena Epstein Root & Cady Research Papers, 1843-1987, bulk 1858-1871.

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.

3.6 linear feet (3 boxes, 4 card boxes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Epstein
Location: 3a 42 2
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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.

0.5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Estevez
Location: 3a 44 10
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Farrar, Geraldine, 1882-1967. Geraldine Farrar Memorabilia, 1902-1963.

Correspondence, postcards, and clippings documenting the friendship of Farrar with Mrs. Theodore (Pauline) Moritz. Farrar was a soprano for American Metropolitan Opera, famous for her beauty and clear vocal tone; she also starred in three motion pictures. The printed "Photo-Drama Edition" of one of these, Carmen, has been removed from this collection and separately cataloged.

0.1 linear feet (2 folders)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS 132
Location: 3a 35 3
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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.

28 linear feet (31 boxes, loose items)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Fischer
Location: 3a 39 13-14
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Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864. Family letters, 1882-1926:


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Ganz, Rudolph, 1877-1972. Rudolph Ganz Papers, 1877-1977.

Works, incoming and family correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, artifacts, and miscellanea of this pianist, composer, conductor, and educator. Ganz was conductor of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in the 1920s and continued to conduct various orchestras while directing the Chicago Musical College from 1929 to 1954. He was also a prolific composer of piano pieces, songs, and other works. His correspondence includes letters from many prominent musical figures.

25 linear feet (28 boxes, 7 oversize boxes, loose materials)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Ganz (formerly Ga)
Location: 3a 26 4; 3a 39 7-8
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Inventory (Database of Names in Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

Germania Club (Chicago, Ill.). Germania Club Scrapbook, 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.

0.6 linear feet (1 volume)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Case +V 208 .326
Location: 3a 15 11
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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, Johann Strauss, Giuseppe Verdi, and many others.

43.5 linear feet (38 boxes, 22 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Gleason (formerly Gl)
Location: 3a 39 4-6
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Article: Peters, Aileen: Analysis of the Frederic Grant Gleason Collection... fV 29 .3372 and 4A 4009 (2 copies).

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. 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.

3 linear feet (7 boxes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Goldsmith
Location: 3a 39 4
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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.

1 cubic ft.
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Gordon
Location: 3a 44 10
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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.

2 cubic ft.
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Grimm
Location: 3a 30 2
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H.T. FitzSimons Company, Inc. H.T. FitzSimons Company 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.

9 cubic ft.
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS FitzSimons
Location: 3a 39 11-12
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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.

0.1 linear foot (1 folder)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS 133
Location: 3a 35 3
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Hager, Mina. Mina Hager Papers, 1892-1977, bulk 1920-1970.

Correspondence, works, photographs, clippings, programs, manuscript music, recordings, and memorabilia of this concert singer. Hager, a mezzo-soprano, sang with the Chicago Opera Company and had a fruitful working relationship with the composer John Alden Carpenter; correspondence between the two, and some of Carpenter's songs in manuscript (or photostat), are present in this collection. The works include an incomplete autobiography. Recordings include reel-to-reel tapes and vinyl records.

4.6 linear feet (8 boxes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Hager
Location: 1 20 7; 1 45 2
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Harrison, Theodore, 1876-1965. Theodore Harrison Memorabilia, 1912-1949.

Theodore Harrison was a concert baritone, as well as a faculty member at the American Conservatory of Music, conductor of the Adult Chorus of the Hull-House Music School, and director of the choir at First Congregational Church of Evanston. The collection contains programs and clippings, publicity, and recordings of the Hull-House Chorus, as well as items about singers Nancy Carr and Barre Hill.

0.2 linear feet (4 folders)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS 134
Location: 3A 35 3
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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.

0.2 linear feet (4 folders)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS 135
Location: 3a 35 3
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Henshaw, Marguerite. Marguerite Henshaw Autograph Album, 1892-1931, bulk 1892-1904.

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.

0.1 linear feet
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS 179
Location: 1 1 3
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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.

1.3 linear feet (1 oversize box)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Hoaré
Location: 3a 40 6
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Manuscript Card Catalog.
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks. )

Just, Robert H. 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.

1 linear feet
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Just
Location: 3 39 14
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Kincaid, Dean. 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.

1 folder.
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS 105
Location: 3a 35 3
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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.

2.7 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS La Capria
Location: 1 37 4
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Lardner, Ring, 1885-1933. Ring Lardner Papers, 1805-2003, bulk 1885-1987.

Correspondence and writings of journalist and humorist author Ring Lardner. Also estate papers, including royalty records through 2003, biographical materials, publicity and reviews, adaptations of writings, and a few photographs.

9.3 linear feet (20 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Lardner (formerly Lar)
Location: 3a 40 12-13
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Levy [Lévy], Heniot. 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.

1.3 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Lévy
Location: 3a 41 12
Finding Aids:
Manuscript Card Catalog.
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

Madlener, Elaine. Elaine Madlener Papers, 1916-1966, bulk 1944-1965.

Research material for a biography of conductor 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.

1.3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Madlener (formerly Mad)
Location: 3a 41 5
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Marsh, Robert C. (Robert Charles). Robert C. Marsh Papers, 1949-1986.

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 with George Szell, John Chancellor, and Alexander Tcherepnin, record reviews, and scrapbooks.

4.4 linear feet (1 box, 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Marsh
Location: 3a 28 2
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Monona, Olivia, 1888-1976. Olivia Monona Papaers, 1920-1935.

Photographs, ephemera, and newspaper clippings related to the career of opera singer Olivia Monona. Photographs include personal portraits, cast photographs from Chicago Grand Opera and Ravinia Park theatrical performances, and photographs of Monona's friends in Highland Park, IL throughout the 1920s. Ephemera includes theatrical programs, advertisements, and other promotional materials.

1.1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Monona
Location: 3a 23 6
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Nappo, Carmen. Carmen Nappo memorabilia, 1960-1978.

Articles, programs, and miscellaneous material, including two photographic portraits, of conductor Carmen Nappo.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Misc MS Box 21
Location: 3a 35 3
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Newton, William Edward, 1914-1994. William Edward Newton Papers, 1914-1994, bulk 1960-1994.

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

10 linear feet (24 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Newton
Location: 3a 59 4-5
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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.

2.7 linear feet (2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS North Shore Music Festival
Location: 3a 44 9
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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.

4.3 linear feet (9 boxes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Oakley (formerly Oak)
Location: 3a 41 2-3
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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.

1.5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Orland (formerly Orl)
Location: 3a 23 2; 3a 41 1
Finding Aids:
Manuscript Card Catalog.

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.

1 cubic ft.
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Ott
Location: 3a 30 12
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Otterstrom, 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.

1.8 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Otterström
Location: 1 27 5
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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.

0.5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Pearson
Location: 3a 44 9
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

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 in 1992 to Performing Arts Chicago to reflect a diversification of programming. Programming, performance, and financial files of the organization.

101 linear feet
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Performing Arts
Location: 3a 23 13-14; 3a 49 5-7; 3a elevator bay
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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.

1.4 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Peterson Z
Location: 3a 24 12
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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, research files, and audio recordings.

16 linear feet (11 record cartons, 3 boxes, and 33 rpm record albums)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Pierson
Location: 3a 30 5
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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). The collection consists mainly of public relations materials, including scrapbooks, news clippings, historical summaries and recollections, publications files, and photographs. There is also season planning documentation for scattered years: contracts, correspondence, and reports relating to planning the repertoire and the hiring of guest artists for a particular season. The remainder of the collection includes a few founding documents and scattered files about Ravinia Park and the building and renovation of its facilities; some development and fundraising campaigns records; and some correspondence by and relating to Ravinia staff and trustees.

10 linear feet (14 boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 4 volumes and 4 oversized folders)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Ravinia
Location: 3a 51 3
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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.

5 linear feet (5 boxes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Renison
Location: 3a 24 3
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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.

1.8 linear feet (1 record carton and 2 boxes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS RobertsS
Location: 1 38 2
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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.

1 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Robuck
Location: 3a 30 6
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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.

0.2 linear feet (1 scrapbook)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS 143
Location: 3a 35 3
Finding Aids:
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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.

8.1 linear feet (6 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Sturkow Ryder
Location: 3a 35 13
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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.

2.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Saar (formerly Sa)
Location: 3a 28 1
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Sayers, Lionel. 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.

10 linear feet (20 boxes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Sayers
Location: 3a 42 3
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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.

2 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Sowerby
Location: 3a 30 1
Finding Aids:
Manuscript Card Catalog.
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

Springer, Morris. 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.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Springer
Location: 3a 23 2
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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.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS 167
Location: 3a 35 3
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Stock, Frederick August, 1872-1942. Frederick Stock Papers, 1904-1940.

Incoming correspondence to Frederick A. Stock, second conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Of the sixty items, twenty are written in German, several in French, and one in Italian from Ottorino Respighi to a person named "Rossi." Included among the more interesting pieces are letters from Nadia Boulanger, Percy Grainger and Walter Damrosch, and postcards with their photos from Wilhelm Backhaus and Wanda Landowska. Also, a letter in German from Theodore Thomas written in 1904; and a letter from Rose Fay Thomas written in 1905, which describes Thomas's burial and also gives her directive for the maintenance of her husband's musical scores. Other correspondents include John Alden Carpenter, Pablo Casals, Gregor Piatagorsky, Georg Schumann, John Philip Sousa, and Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler.

0.2 cubic ft.
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Stock (formerly St)
Location: 3a 42 7
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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.

20 linear feet (13 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, loose items)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Sudler
Location: 3a 28 5-6
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Theater programs, ca. 1755-present, bulk 1870-present.

Programs, playbills, and scrapbooks for theatrical productions, including music recitals, opera, some motion pictures, and other spectacles in addition to drama. Programs from Chicago, New York City, and England make up a large portion of the collection, but there are examples from theaters across the United States and Europe.

25 cubic ft.
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Theater
Location: 3 35 2-4
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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, such as a scrapbook, programs, short articles, notes and memorabilia, and inventories of the contents of the Thomases' libraries. Thomas' sizeable collection of music scores, books about music, and program scrapbooks are cataloged separately.

2.6 linear feet (3 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Thomas (formerly Th)
Location: 3a 43 3
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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.

0.8 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Trimmer
Location: 3a 24 15
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Trumbull, Florence, 1881-1954. Trumbull Family Papers, 1876-1990, bulk 1876-1950.

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.

3.3 linear feet (8 boxes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Trumbull
Location: 3a 28 11
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Tucker, Dan, 1925-. Dan Tucker Papers, 1973-1974.

Papers of Chicago journalist and composer Dan Tucker. Tucker worked for 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 Chicago Millenium, and other venues.

1.3 linear feet
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Tucker
Location: 3a 57 1
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Valentine, May L. May L. Valentine Opera Photograph Collection, ca. 1910-1972.

Photographs collected by May Valentine, Chicago Lyric Opera librarian and chorus conductor. The photographs include portraits of many opera singers, composers, and other figures, and shots of operatic performance. Many are inscribed to Ms. Valentine.

1 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Valentine
Location: 3a 43 1
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Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Letter [manuscript] : Milan, [Italy], to Salvatore Cammarano, Celeb poeta melod, Napoli, [Italy], 1845 Jan. 25.

Previously unknown letter regarding the collaboration of Verdi and Cammarono on a piece based on Voltaire's Alzire. In Italian.

1 item ([2] leaves) ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Modern MS 30
Location: 1 1 1
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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.

1 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Warner
Location: 3a 28 1
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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.

6 cubic ft.
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Weidig
Location: 3 39 13-14
Finding Aids:
Main Card Catalog.

Westervelt, Louise St. John. Louise St. John Westervelt Collection of theatrical and musical photographs, 1869-1930, bulk 1870-1891.

Collection of photographs, mainly cabinet photographs but also a few cartes de visite and gelatin prints, of international musical and theatrical performers of the nineteenth century, all dated before 1900 with the exception of a photograph of the dancer Ruth Page taken in 1930. Also includes photographs of Sarah Bernhardt, Edwin Booth, Lilli Lehmann, Anton Rubinstein and Theodore Thomas.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Westervelt
Location: 3a 44 2
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Wilding-White, Raymond, 1922-. 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.

25.4 linear feet (18 boxes, 6 oversize boxes, 4 poster tubes)
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Wilding-White
Location: 3a 57 10-11
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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.

1.5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Music
Call Number: Midwest MS Ziehn
Location: 3a 44 7
Finding Aids:
Manuscript Card Catalog.
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks. )

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