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American Opera Society of Chicago records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-American Opera

Abstract

Formed in 1921 by Chicago social leader Edith Rockefeller McCormick and composer Elinor Everest Freer to promote music, the American Opera Society of Chicago commissioned the translation of 23 operas in English. In its later incarnation it became a support group providing scholarships to rising opera stars. The collection includes several boxes and six albums of clippings, performance announcements, photos, member lists, meeting minutes and programs.

Dates

  • 1920-1990

Creator

Language

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unprocessed and is available by appointment only. Please contact reference@newberry.org at least 5 business days in advance to request an appointment.

Extent

3.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes, and 1 oversize folder)

Physical Location

1 2 4, 1 16 1
Title
American Opera Society of Chicago records, 1920-1990
Status
In Process
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
60 West Walton Street
Chicago Illinois 60610 United States
312-255-3512