Location: M2A 5,2
Size: .75 feet
Provenance: The photographs comprise the publicity photograph archive for the local newspapers Times Union and Democrat & Chronicle. The photographs cover the years ca1915 to 1980, with the majority from 1930-1960. The photographs are almost exclusively of notable musicians who performed in Rochester. The archive was donated to Sibley Library in the early 1980's.
Scope and Content: The collection contains a wide variety of fine photographs of performing musicians (instrumentalists, vocalists, and conductors) and composers. Most of the individuals are major concert artists of the time. Almost all are of "classical" music performers, though a few "popular" arrtist such as Kate Smith and Louis Armstrong are included. The collection constitutes an excellent pictorial supplement to music life in Rochester during the years covered.
Associations: Watanabe Special Collections also possesses the Eastman School Photo Archive of approximately 5000 photographs relating mainly to Eastman School of Music. This collection and other major image collections are entered in the Iconography database, which is available on the department's home page.
Restrictions: Many if not all of the photographs are still under copyright by the original photographers.
Series Name: Photographs
Series Description: The series contains a collection of photographs of performing artists who appeared in Rochester during the years ca1915-1980. the photographs are arranged in alphabetical order by artist or performing group. All are also entered in the Iconography database.