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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:
Mervin Block papers
Abstract New York broadcast news writer 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.
Milward Adams photograph collection [OFFSITE]
Abstract STORED OFFSITE – Contact email@example.com for access. 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.
Dates: approximately 1890-1910
Mina Hager Papers
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1892-1977; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1970
Mister Kelly's collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Mister Kellys
Abstract Archival material collected to document the history of Chicago nightclubs Mister Kelly's and London House, and the comedy club The Happy Medium, from the 1940s through the 1970s. Includes photographs, memorabilia, books, periodicals, posters, artifacts, and some promotional and administrative records. The clubs were all owned and run by Chicagoans George and Oscar Marienthal. The collection also includes more current material and audio and video interviews about the history of the clubs, some...
Morris Springer papers
Abstract 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.
Musicians Club of Women records
Abstract Administrative, publicity, and audiovisual materials from the Musicians Club of Women, one of the oldest musical clubs founded in Chicago in 1875.
Nathan Milstein Memorabilia
Abstract Collection of memorabilia regarding violinist Nathan Milstein compiled by Charles Norton Owen. Includes newspaper and magazine clippings, programs, and photographs.
Nathaniel Gates Chapin collection of 136 photographs and portraits of eminent musicians
Abstract 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.
Dates: approximately 1890
North Shore Music Festival scrapbooks
Identifier: Midwest-MS-North Shore-Music Festival
Abstract 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.
Olivia Monona Papers
Abstract 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.
Patrice Michaels papers
Abstract Personal and professional papers of composer and performer (soprano and instrumentalist) Patrice Michaels. Professional material includes programs, scores, audio, and publicity about Michaels' performances. Personal papers include communication between Michaels and her mother in law, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, about Michaels' song cycle about Ginsburg's life and career.
Performing Arts Chicago records [OFFSITE]
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Performing Arts
Abstract STORED OFFSITE – Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for access. 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.
Philip Hart papers
Abstract 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.
Philip Warner papers
Abstract 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.
Pierre Monteux Music Manuscripts
Abstract Manuscripts of early compositions by famed French conductor Pierre Monteux (1875-1964). Includes chamber pieces, short orchestral works, and an opera based on Racine's play Les Plaideurs.
Dates: approximately 1896-1905
Ravinia Festival Association records
Abstract 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).
Raymond Wilding-White papers [OFFSITE]
Abstract STORED OFFSITE – Contact email@example.com for access. 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...
Richard Covello papers
Abstract Dance and opera programs and souvenir books collected by arts critic Richard Covello. Also includes clippings and reviews by Covello.
Robert H. Just music manuscripts
Abstract Music manuscripts of Robert H. Just, German-American composer, violinist, and educator.
Dates: approximately 1900-1943
Robert Marsh Papers
Abstract 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.
Rudolph Ganz Papers
Abstract 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.
Sister Romana Hertel Papers
Abstract Sister Romana Hertel, born Gertrude Hertel, entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in 1933, working as a music instructor in various Catholic schools. She earned her doctorate in musicology and became head of the music department at Cardinal Stritch University.
Dates: 1951-1997; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1980
Stella Roberts papers
Abstract 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...
Dates: approximately 1959-1978
Stephen C. Foster Family Letters
Abstract 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.
Theodora Sturkow Ryder papers
Abstract 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.