Found in 109 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
Correspondence, mainly incoming, of Theodore Thomas, the first conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and his wife Rose Fay Thomas; photographs of musicians; and a small collection of miscellaneous material relating to the Thomases.
Correspondence, diaries and photographs of the Trumbull family of Chicago from 1876 until 1956. The collection gives candid insight into the lives of the young Trumbull sisters while studying music in Vienna through their letters home to Chicago. The most sizeable contribution of correspondence comes from prolific letter-writer Florence Trumbull, who wrote regularly to her sisters and mother, Mary Elizabeth Foster Trumbull, over the course of five decades.
Music (mostly manuscript) and a few miscellaneous biographical materials and notes of composer Vincenzo La Capria, who immigrated to the United States from Italy in 1916 and taught music in the Chicago area. Also clippings about his wife, soprano Vanda La Capria.
Correspondence, original design work, and music by Chicago musician, artist and designer William Edward Newton.