Location: M2A 8,2
Size: .25 feet
Biography: David James was a sergeant in the military service during the inter-war period. Little is known about him beyond the fact that he was an avid music lover and supporter of Sibley Music Library.
Provenance: James appears to have solicited photographs from prominent musicians in the period of 1928 through 1945. These he donated to Sibley Music Library, probably in the late 1960's.
Scope and Content: The collection consists of publicity photographs and postcards of famous musicians, most opera singers, acquired from 1928 to 1945. All are inscribed to James.
Associations: Watanabe Special Collections possesses several collections of photographs of prominent musicians, including the Ouzer, Leventon, and Ottolenghi-Clivio collection, all of which are entered in the Iconography database.
Series Name: Photographs
Series Description: The series consists of inscribed photographs and postcards.