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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 106 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract 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...
Dates: approximately 1949-2013
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1982-approximately 2000
Abstract Research notes and other materials concerning the firm of Root & Cady, a Chicago based music publishing firm that operated from 1858-1871, collected by Dena Epstein. Also includes information on other 19th century music publishers and composers.
Dates: 1843-1987; Majority of material found within 1858 - 1871
Abstract Former Director of Entertainment at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago and founder of the dance troupe Africana Dancers. Papers include correspondence, clippings, financial information, photographs, publicity, sheet music for her productions and dance numbers at the Edgewater Beach Hotel as well as the auto and fair shows Dorothy Hild directed under the auspices of Barnes - Carruthers, and files from her instruction at various YMCA and YWCA locations in Chicago. Additionally, the papers...
Dates: 1847-1984; Majority of material found within 1929 - 1980
Abstract 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.
Abstract Musicologist, Composer, Author, Professor, Pianist, Vocalist, and Lecturer, Edith Borroff lived from 1925 to 2019, boasting a career that spanned at least 7 books and over 60 compositions.
Dates: 1800-2016; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1999
Abstract 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.
Abstract 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.
Abstract 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.
Dates: approximately 1910-1951
Abstract 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,...
Dates: approximately 1975-2010
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1916-1966; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1965
Abstract Photographs, clippings, programs, and other memorabilia documenting the musical careers of Elayne Novotny Tootelian, music educator and member of all-girl bands and orchestras, and her husband Robert J. "Toots" Tootelian, multi-instrumentalist and member of Chicago's Shubert Theater pit orchestra for 35 years.
Abstract 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...
Abstract Posters from Encore Theatre, an Old Town non-professional theater that produced musical theater productions year-round during the 1960s while training aspiring actors, crew members, and directors.
Dates: approximately 1960-1970
Abstract 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.
Abstract Scrapbook begun by Ethel M. Roe, later Ethel Roe Lindgren Eichheim, while a young music student at Mt. Carroll Seminary. Roe graduated in 1888, and moved on to Miss Gordon's School, possibly in Philadelphia. She was married to Henry Eichheim, a Chicago-trained composer and violinist. 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...
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1869-1981; Majority of material found within 1883 - 1931
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1841-1995; Majority of material found within 1896 - 1956
Abstract 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,...
Abstract Personal papers and memorabilia of arts patron and impresario C. Geraldine Freund, who founded several music and dance series in Chicago from 1959 through 2000. Also writings and memorabilia of her husband J. Dennis Freund, a prominent psychiatrist who with his wife founded Chicago's Fairview Hospital.
Dates: 1917-2007; Majority of material found within 1959 - 2007
Abstract 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.
Abstract 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.
Abstract 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.
Abstract 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.”