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This topic covers musicians, musical conductors, composers, music publishing and musical affinity clubs. It also includes manuscript collections of musicologists and music researchers.
Found in 107 Collections and/or Records:
Heniot Lévy Papers
Abstract 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.
Henry Eichheim Papers
Abstract Primarily programs, dated 1920-1931 or undated, for concerts at which violinist and composer Henry Eichheim performed or for which he composed or conducted the music. 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.
Henry Kimball Hadley-Inez Barbour Programs and Posters
Abstract 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.
Henry Orland papers
Abstract 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...
Henry Royal Hoaré papers
Abstract 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.
Herbert Renison papers
Abstract Correspondence, programs, clippings, photographs, memorabilia, printed music, financial 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...
Horace Sweeney Oakley Papers
Abstract 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.
Howard Mayer Brown papers
Abstract 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 available at the Newberry.
H.T. FitzSimons Company, Inc. records
Abstract 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...
Irene Alexander papers
Abstract Irene Alexander’s subject files and records from her role as Special Supervisor for the Committee on Cultural and Economic Development of the City Council under Mayor Richard M. Daley.
Dates: 1937-1986; Majority of material found within 1965-1982
Irwin Fischer Papers
Abstract Irwin Fischer (1903-1977), composer, professor, conductor, and musician. Enjoyed a long career teaching at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Illinois. Also worked as an organist for the Chicago Symphonic Orchestra and various churches, a conductor for the National Youth Symphony, South Side Symphony, and West Suburban Symphony. Known primarily for scores such as the Hungarian Set (Pearly Bouquet) and Symphony I.
Dates: 1903-1992; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1977
James Francis Driscoll collection of American sheet music
Abstract The James Francis 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...
Dates: approximately 1770s-1959
Jenny Dufau Papers
Abstract 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.
John Alden Carpenter Letters to Remsen Bird
Abstract 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.
John Alden Carpenter papers
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1890-1964; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1950
Leo Sowerby papers
Abstract 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.
Letter Milan, Italy to Salvatore Cammarano, Naples
Abstract Letter regarding the collaboration of Verdi and Cammarano on a piece based on Voltaire's Alzire.
Dates: 1845 Jan. 25
Lionel Sayers papers
Abstract 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...
Lola Carter Robuck papers
Abstract 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...
Dates: approximately 1930-1970
Loren Binford Chicago jingle business collection
Abstract Collection of Chicago jingle business research and interview files compiled by Loren Binford, a jingle-singer and musician based in Chicago. Includes photographs, clippings, biographical information, and writings on the history of the jingle business.
Louis Sudler papers [OFFSITE]
Abstract STORED OFFSITE - Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for access. 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,...
Dates: approximately 1940-1980
Louis Victor Saar papers
Abstract 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.
Louise St. John Westervelt Collection of Theatrical and Musical Photographs
Abstract Photographs, mainly cabinet photographs, of nineteenth-century musical and theatrical persons.
Dates: 1869-1930; Majority of material found within 1869 - 1891
Marguerite Henshaw Autograph Album
Abstract 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 including some from the Book Post Card, Midget Post Card, and Bijou Post Card series.
Dates: 1892-1931; Majority of material found within 1892 - 1904
May Valentine Opera Photograph Collection
Abstract 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.
Dates: approximately 1910-1972