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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.
Extent: 4.8 linear feet - (1 record carton, 6 boxes, and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Clubs and Organizations, Music
Call Number: Midwest MS American Opera
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