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Adolf Weidig music manuscripts

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Weidig
Abstract Music manuscripts of Adolf Weidig, German-American composer, conductor, violinist and educator. Weidig was born in Hamburg, Germany, and emigrated to Chicago, where he taught at and then directed the American Conservatory. He composed in a variety of forms, including orchestral works and string quartets. Some music not apparently composed by Weidig is also present in the collection.
Dates: 1900-1930

C. Hugo Grimm papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Grimm
Abstract Organist, composer, and teacher of composition at the Cincinnati Conservatory. Grimm wrote symphonies, songs, organ pieces, and many other works. The collection consists mainly of typewritten and manuscript treatises on topics in musical composition.
Dates: 1890-1951

Edith Borroff Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Borroff
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

Edward Joseph Collins papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Collins
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

Eric De Lamarter papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-DeLamarter
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.
Dates: 1904-1971

Felix Borowski Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Borowski
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

Frederic Grant Gleason papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Gleason
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,...
Dates: 1852-1908

Frederick A. Stock Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Stock
Abstract Incoming correspondence to Frederick A. Stock, second conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Also photographs of Stock rehearsing at Interlochen Music Camp, early 1940s.
Dates: 1904-1940s

Hamilton Forrest Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Forrest
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.”
Dates: 1940-1951

Heniot Lévy Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lévy
Abstract Music manuscripts and some additional material for this Chicago pianist, composer, and educator. Lévy taught at the American Conservatory in Chicago and composed vocal music, orchestral works, and works for piano, organ, and string quartet. The collection also includes two photographs and an opera synopsis by Hazel Johnson.
Dates: 1879-1946

Henry Kimball Hadley-Inez Barbour Programs and Posters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-133
Abstract Programs and posters of performances by conductor Henry Kimball Hadley and his wife, soprano Inez Barbour, dating from Barbour’s 1919 Aeolian Hall recital to a memorial concert for Hadley in 1938.
Dates: 1919-1938

Irwin Fischer Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fischer
Abstract Irwin Fischer (1903-1977), composer, professor, conductor, and musician. Enjoyed a long career teaching at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Illinois. Also worked as an organist for the Chicago Symphonic Orchestra and various churches, a conductor for the National Youth Symphony, South Side Symphony, and West Suburban Symphony. Known primarily for scores such as the Hungarian Set (Pearly Bouquet) and Symphony I.
Dates: 1903-1992; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1977

James Francis Driscoll collection of American sheet music

Identifier: Driscoll
Abstract The James Francis Driscoll collection of American sheet music, amassed by engineer and organist J. Francis Driscoll (1875-1959), is one of the largest and most representative collections of its kind. The approximated 80,000 pieces of sheet music and related material were arranged into sections by Driscoll himself, and reflect his collecting interests and preferences. Some of the music is arranged according to imprint information (i.e. American imprints, publishers’ imprints, illustrated...
Dates: approximately 1770s-1959

John Alden Carpenter Letters to Remsen Bird

Identifier: Midwest-MS-164
Abstract Six letters to friend Remsen Bird and his wife mostly regarding Carpenter’s “Carmel Concerto”. Also, a review of the concerto from the Monterey Peninsula Herald, Nov. 21, 1949.
Dates: 1947-1950

John Alden Carpenter papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Carpenter
Abstract Correspondence, mostly incoming, to American composer John Alden Carpenter, wife Rue W. Carpenter and daughter Genevieve; also material relating to Carpenter’s works; a miscellany of personal records; and a collection of photographs, many of them of well-known musicians.
Dates: 1890-1964; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1950

Leo Sowerby papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Sowerby
Abstract Manuscript and printed music, programs, clippings, some correspondence, and miscellanea of this composer and musician. Sowerby was a composition teacher at Chicago's American Conservatory, and organist and choirmaster at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. James for many years. He is known largely for his church music compositions, but worked in many musical genres. The collection also contains two recordings on vinyl record of Sowerby's compositions.
Dates: 1912-1968

Letter Milan, Italy to Salvatore Cammarano, Naples

Identifier: Modern-MS-30
Abstract Letter regarding the collaboration of Verdi and Cammarano on a piece based on Voltaire's Alzire.
Dates: 1845 Jan. 25

Lionel Sayers papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Sayers
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, manuscript and printed music, programs and much other material of this Chicago Symphony Orchestra librarian and composer. Sayers was born in London and studied at the Royal College of Music before moving to Chicago in 1920, where he became a percussionist for the CSO under Frederick Stock before a promotion to librarian. His papers include a wealth of information on the CSO and prominent figures such as Eric De Lamarter, Stock, Theodore Thomas and many others; also...
Dates: 1856-1980

Louis Victor Saar papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Saar
Abstract Manuscript and printed music, correspondence, programs, photographs, and other memorabilia of this music educator and composer. Saar was head of the music theory department at Chicago Musical College from 1917 to 1934 and also taught at other Midwestern music schools. His compositions include songs, choral works, violin and piano pieces, and orchestral works.
Dates: 1868-1937

Louise St. John Westervelt Collection of Theatrical and Musical Photographs

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Westervelt
Abstract Photographs, mainly cabinet photographs, of nineteenth-century musical and theatrical persons.
Dates: 1869-1930; Majority of material found within 1869 - 1891

May O'Donnell Papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-O'Donnell
Abstract Material relating to the career of modern dancer May O’Donnell, consisting of advertising and announcements, articles, reviews, programs and photographs. Also a few miscellaneous items, some of which relate to O’Donnell’s husband, musician Ray Green.
Dates: 1934-1996

Mina Hager Papers

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

Patrice Michaels papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Michaels
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.
Dates: 1973-2020

Pierre Monteux Music Manuscripts

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

Robert H. Just music manuscripts

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

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