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Identifier: Mus
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:

Mervin Block papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Block
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.
Dates: 1945-2005

Milward Adams photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Adams
Abstract 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

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hager
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

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Mister-Kellys
Abstract Books, periodicals, posters, photographs, artifacts, and some promotional and administrative material about Chicago nightclubs Mister Kelly's and London House, and the comedy club The Happy Medium all owned and run by George and Oscar Marienthal from the 1940s through the 1970s. Also includes more current material about the history of the clubs, and the promotion of the film, “Live at Mister Kelly’s.”
Dates: 1940s-2018

Morris Springer papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Springer
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.
Dates: 1910-1930

Musicians Club of Women records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-MCW
Abstract Administrative, publicity, and audiovisual materials from the Musicians Club of Women, one of the oldest musical clubs founded in Chicago in 1875.
Dates: 1891-2019

Nathan Milstein Memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-021
Abstract Collection of memorabilia regarding violinist Nathan Milstein compiled by Charles Norton Owen. Includes newspaper and magazine clippings, programs, and photographs.
Dates: 1937-1970

Nathaniel Gates Chapin collection of 136 photographs and portraits of eminent musicians

 Collection
Identifier: Case-V-25-185
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

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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.
Dates: 1930-1932

Olivia Monona Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Monona
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.
Dates: 1899-1943

Performing Arts Chicago records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Performing Arts
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1960-2000

Philip Hart Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-135
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.
Dates: 1973-1974

Philip Warner papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Warner
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.
Dates: 1920-1970

Pierre Monteux Music Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: Modern-MS-Monteux
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

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ravinia
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).
Dates: 1903-1993

Raymond Wilding-White papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Wilding-White
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1940-1990

Richard Covello papers

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Covello
Abstract Dance and opera programs and souvenir books collected by arts critic Richard Covello. Also includes clippings and reviews by Covello.
Dates: 1916-2020

Robert H. Just music manuscripts

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Just
Abstract Music manuscripts of Robert H. Just, German-American composer, violinist, and educator.
Dates: approximately 1900-1943

Robert Marsh Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Marsh
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.
Dates: 1940-1986

Rudolph Ganz Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ganz
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.
Dates: 1864-2013

Sister Romana Hertel Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hertel
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

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-RobertsS
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

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-167
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.
Dates: 1882-1926

Theodora Sturkow Ryder papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ryder
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.
Dates: 1890-1962

Theodore Harrison Memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-134
Abstract Miscellaneous memorabilia relating to Theodore Harrison, Chicago concert baritone, choral conductor and teacher, consisting of clippings, programs and publicity material. Also, material concerning the Hull-House Music School and Chorus, including two recordings, as well as items about singers Nancy Carr and Barre Hill.
Dates: 1912-1949