Resources for the History of the Eastman School of Music

 prepared by Ronald J. Morgan, Summer 1996
Last updated July 1998 by S.M. Honea

Contents

 

Introduction

Materials relating to the history of the Eastman School of Music reside in a variety of resources in Watanabe Special Collections and the general collections of Sibley Music Library. These include individual collections, organizational collections, sub-collections, files, and cataloged materials. The Eastman School of Music Archives, a part of Watanabe Special Collections, also possesses many departmental and administrative papers relating to the operations of the School, but these are restricted files and have not been included here.

Individual and organization collections are similar in that they are groups of materials that have been gathered by some creating agency as a result of some activity. This activity may be the normal conduct of the individual or organization’s affairs, or it may be the deliberate accumulation of materials pertinent to some subject area.

Sub-collections and files are somewhat loose designations and refer to materials accumulated within and by the Sibley Music Library and according to some organizing principle. These are often of a historical or documentary nature, but may also be relatively large sub-divisions of the cataloged collections. Files in particular are usually loose cumulations of individual miscellaneous items sharing some common characteristic or purpose.

A bibliography of cataloged works relating to the history of the School has been appended. The items may be found in the collections of Sibley Library.

 

 

Individual Special Collections

Samuel Adler Papers

(993.10) 4 linear feet. Location: A3A 6,3-4
(995.3) 4 linear feet. Location: A3A 1,1-2
(995.6) 3 linear feet. Location: A3A 6,5
(000.64) 3 linear feet. Location: A3A 6,6-7,1

Samuel Adler was professor of composition at the Eastman School of Music from 1966 to 1994, and was chair of the composition department from 1973. Adler studied composition with Walter Piston, Randall Thompson, Paul Hindemith, Aaron Copland, and Herbert Fromm. He was also an active conductor. Adler composed over 300 published works including four operas, six symphonies, a ballet, six concerti, eight string quartets, seven cantatas, and an extensive amount of chamber music, choral music, and songs. He received numerous awards and recognition for his work. The papers include manuscripts, files of events (1940-1992) featuring Samuel Adler’s works, Samuel Adler’s files of correspondence with orchestras and publishers, awards and diplomas, scrapbooks, and other miscellaneous items.

 

Antique Glass Slides (SC1996.9)

Location: M1B 6,1-3

25 linear feet

The collection comprises images of both musical iconography and scores, sources unknown but possibly including items from the Sibley Music Library. In addition, the collection includes three boxes of slides documenting the construction and facilities of the Eastman School of Music up to the early 1950’s. The collection gives an insight into the teaching of undergraduate music history at the Eastman School by documenting what works and composers received greatest emphasis in instruction. It is perhaps most valuable as a means of documenting the construction of and life at the School during its early years. (finding aid available)

 

Josephine Antoine Collection (SC1996.10)

Location: M1B 5,5-6

2.25 linear feet

The collection includes documentary sources chronicling Josephine Antoine’s (1908-1971) career in American opera. Antoine was a successful opera singer who performed with the Metropolitan Opera from 1935 to 1947 and taught at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester from 1957 to 1959, and later again from 1966 until the time of her death. She also taught for periods at Indiana University, University of Colorado, Los Angeles Conservatory, University of Texas, and at Arizona State University. Scrapbooks in the collection cover the years 1928 to 1945. Programs from opera and concert performances by Antoine are included, as well as a few programs from performances by other musicians. (Finding aid available)

 

Warren Benson Papers (000.37)

Location: A4A 1,1

1 linear foot

Professor of composition from 1967 to 1994. Benson studied theory at the University of Michigan and was a timpanist with the Detroit Symphony before coming to Eastman. His compositions include works for percussion and wind ensemble, band, chorus, vocal and instrumental solos, concerti, and chamber music. The collection contains manuscripts by other composers.

 

David Craighead Papers (000.49)

Location: A3A 2,3

.5 linear feet

A small collection of materials relating to the career of professor of organ, David Craighead.

 

DeGaetani Vocal Chamber Music (996.4)

Location: A3B 7,3-4

4 linear feet

Jan DeGaetani was an internationally renowned mezzo-soprano and served on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music from 1973 until her death in 1989. DeGaetani studied with Sergius Kagen at the Julliard School of Music. She was especially recognized for her performances of twentieth-century music and many compositions were written specifically for her by various composers including Elliott Carter, George Crumb and Samuel Adler. DeGaetani was an active recording artist and received numerous Grammy Award nominations. In 1976-77, she held the highly honored position of Kilbourn Professor at Eastman. This collection constitutes here library of vocal chamber music. Many of the items are annotated with DeGaetani’s rehearsal markings.

 

DeGaetani Vocal Music (000.39)

Location: A3B 1,2-6

16 linear feet

Jan DeGaetani was an internationally renowned mezzo-soprano and served on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music from 1973 until her death in 1989. DeGaetani studied with Sergius Kagen at the Julliard School of Music. She was especially recognized for her performances of twentieth-century music and many compositions were written specifically for her by various composers including Elliott Carter, George Crumb and Samuel Adler. DeGaetani was an active recording artist and received numerous Grammy Award nominations. In 1976-77, she held the highly honored position of Kilbourn Professor at Eastman. This collection constitues her library of vocal solo and operatic scores, \ many of which are annotated with DeGaetani’s rehearsal markings and some are presentation copies from the composers.

 

Nathaniel Dett Papers (000.47)

Location: A3A 2,3

1 linear feet

A small collection of materials relating to Nathaniel Dett, who taught piano at Eastman School. Included are printed copies and some manuscripts of Dett’s music.

 

Barbara Duncan Correspondence (000.55)

Location: A3A 2,3

.25 linear feet

A small collection of correspondence from the early years of the first librarian, Barbara Duncan.

 

Frederick Fennell Papers (993.9)

Location: A1B 8,6

3 linear feet

Conducting faculty member from 1939 to 1962. Fennell is remembered as the founder and conductor of the Eastman Symphonic Wind Ensemble. He was also a percussionist. The archive contains correspondence, materials relating to concert appearances, and various ensemble and orchestra files.

 

Fitch/Finley Collection (SC1998.73)

Location: M4A 2,6-3,2

12 linear feet

The collection includes manuscripts and publications relating to Theodore Fitch and Lorraine Finley-Fitch of Rochester. Theodore Fitch was a member of the Eastman School of Music theory and composition faculty from 1928 to 1932. Lorraine was active in the preparation of song translations for publication. The collection includes recordings.

 

Charles Warren Fox Collection (SC1998.76)

Location: M4A 3,6

2 linear feet

A small collection of materials relating to research projects of first chair of musicology, C.W. Fox.

 

Charles Warren Fox Festschrift (000.52)

Location: A3A 2,5-6

1.5 linear feet

Offprints and other items relating to the festschrift published in honor of C.W. Fox.

 

Harry Freeman Papers (992.4)

Location: A3A 7,4

.1 linear foot

Trumpet faculty member from 1924 to 1927 and first trumpet of the Eastman Theatre Orchestra. Before coming to Eastman, Mr. Freeman was a trumpeter in Broadway theatre houses that maintained large symphony orchestras to accompany silent films and vaudeville acts. In 1910/11 he traveled with the Sousa Band on a world tour. Harry Freeman was the grandfather of Robert Freeman, former Director of the Eastman School of Music. The archive contains pocket diaries (1911), personal correspondence, a biographical sketch by his son Henry Freeman (once principal bass of the Boston Symphony Orchestra), and photographs.

 

Henry & Florence Freeman Papers (000.78)

Location: A3B 3,4

.1 linear foot

Items relating to the parents of Robert Freeman, former director of Eastman School.

 

Hermann Genhart Papers (000.25)

Location: A3B 8,1

.1 linear foot

Genhart was conductor of the Eastman School of Music chorus from 1925 to 1965 and also of Teutonia Liedertofel, a leading German singing society in Rochester. The archive contains personal correspondence, programs, and photos.

 

Jacques Gordon Papers (994.1)

Location: A4A 1,3

2.5 linear feet

Professor of violin from 1942 to 1948 (died 1948). Gordon was a Russian born violinist who concertized in Russia and Europe before coming to the United States in 1914. He was also Concert master of the Chicago Symphony from 1921 to 1930. He founded and headed the Gordon String Quartet from 1921 to 1947. The collection contains various scores and/or parts from the Gordon String Quartet, with markings, as well as other scores for violin.

 

Ruth Hannas Papers (992.6)

Location: A3A 7,2-3

3 linear feet

Novelist, poet, short story writer, and musicologist. Hannas was the first woman to earn a doctorate in music in the United States, graduating from the Eastman School of Music in 1934. Subsequently she taught music for twelve years at Berkeley High School, San Fransisco State Teacher’s College, and the University of California moving to the University of North Carolina. The collection contains poetry, prose, novels, articles, and two books in various stages of completion, including sketches, drafts, and final manuscripts from circa 1930 to 1970.

 

Howard Hanson interview 1978 (000.35)

Location: A3B 8,2

1 linear foot

Audio cassettes of a 1978 interview.

 

Frederick Haywood Papers (992.5)

Location: A3A 5,6

1 linear foot

Haywood was a member of the choral faculty in Eastman’s Preparatory Department (CED) from 1924 to 1954. He was also nstructor of singing and author of “Universal Song” (1917) which promoted group singing instruction in schools. The collection contains articles on Mr. Haywood, and photos.

 

David Hochstein Papers (000.66)

Location: A3A 7,5

.1 linear foot

David Hochstein (1892-1918) was a Rochester born violinist who began his studies with Ludwig Schenck in Rochester. Under the patronage of George Eastman and Emily Sibley Watson, Mr. Hochstein went to Europe to study with Otakar Sevcik and Leopod Auer. He concertized throughout Europe during his studies. He taught at the Institute of Musical Art in Rochester from 1915 to 1916, and made his New York debut in 1917. Shortly thereafter he enlisted in the army and died on the battlefield in France in 1918. Under the initiative of Emily Sibley Watson, the Hochstein School of Music was created in his memory. The collection contains a small group of compositions by Mr. Hochstein, and some of his personal scores.

 

Sydney Hodkinson Manuscripts (998.7)

Location: M8A 2,1-4

8 linear foot

The compositions of professor of composition Sydney Hodkinson. Many in both draft and final copy versions.

 

Paul Horgan Collection (SC1995.6)

Location: M1A 1,1

1.75 linear feet

The collection mainly contains manuscript drafts of Paul Horgan’s (1903-1995) The Fault of Angels, which show the development of the novel from its first draft to the author’s galleys, annotated by the publisher. The novel is based upon musical life in Rochester at the Eastman School of Music, thinly disguised, during Horgan’s student days at the School (1923-1926). Also included with the manuscripts are excised and revised passages from earlier drafts. The series of congratulatory telegrams offers insight into Horgan’s personal life and associates at the time of the book’s publication. An ancillary collection of student newsletters and concert programs provides information about Horgan’s involvement with the Eastman School and his activities, which later influenced his novel.

 

Julius Huehn Papers(000.14)

Location: A3B 5,4

.25 linear foot

Professor of voice from 1952 to 1971 (died 1971) and chair of the voice department from 1965 until his death. Mr. Huehn had a successful career as a baritone during the 1930’s and 40’s and sang with the Metropolitan Opera Company and many other opera companies and orchestras in America. He was especially recognized as a singer of Wagnerian roles. The collection contains a small group of his personal scores.

 

Jean Ingelow Papers (000.10)

Location: A3B 5,4

.25 linear foot

Jean Ingelow studied classical organ music with Harold Gleason at Eastman beginning in the School’s inaugural year of 1921. She began her studies at the D.K.G. Institute of Musical Art in Rochester. Ingelow was a silent movie pianist in Livonia and worked as church organist in numerous locations in Rochester and the surrounding area. She was given honorary alumna status of the Eastman School before her death. The collection contains her theory workbooks from the Institute of Musical Art, some compositions by her, her notes on the Institute of Musical Art, and a 1975 article from Theatre Organ on her life.

 

Jessie Kneisel Papers (994.4)

Location: A3B 4,5-5,3

12 linear feet

Professor of German at Eastman from 1935 to 1976, Kneisel was a Rochester native and received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Rochester. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia. She taught German language, literature, and diction at Eastman. The Jessie Kneisel Lieder Prize, given annually to the winner of a singing competition, was begun in 1982 in her honor. The collection contains her date books and diaries, notes on various German-related topics, correspondence, articles on composers, and her teaching material.

 

Max Landow Papers (000.9)

Location: A3B 5,4

.25 linear foot

Professor of piano from 1922 to 1946, Landow was born in Germany where he graduated from the Scharwenka Conservatory in Berlin and also studied with Karl Klindworth. He had an active solo career in Europe and the United States and appeared with various orchestras. The collection contains a scrapbook and correspondence.

 

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Arthur Larson Papers (994.3)

Location: A3A 7,3

.75 linear foot

Registrar at the Eastman School of Music from 1929 to 1961. The collection contains the President’s report (Howard Hanson’s annual reports) from 1933 to 1954, plus other miscellaneous material.

 

MacAndrews Scrapbook (000.24)

Location: A3B 4,3

.1 linear foot

Dorothy Dodd MacAndrews was a piano student of Raymond Wilson during the first years of the Eastman School of Music. The collection includes one scrapbook filled with Eastman performance programs from 1921 to 1926 and other ephemera that relates to her years at the School.

 

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Alfred Mann Papers (000.30)

Location: A3B 3,3-4

2.5 linear feet

Professor emeritus of musicology who came to Eastman in 1980, Mann is a Baroque music specialist with emphasis on Bach and Handel. He is the author of several books and contributor to numerous publications and scholarly journals. The collection includes scores, photos, clippings, correspondence, and writings of Mann.

 

Francis McBeth Papers (000.11)

Location: A3B 5,5

1 linear feet

A selection of copies of manuscripts of the works of alumnus Francis McBeth.

 

Allen McHose Papers (992.1)

Location: A3A 6,1-3

7.5 linear feet

Theory professor from 1929 to 1967 and chair of theory from 1931. McHose acted as Howard Hanson’s administrative assistant from 1941 to 1953. He became the director of the Eastman summer school programs from 1953, and the Associate Dean of Eastman from 1962. The collection contains student papers, classroom and teaching material, copies of his published books, manuscripts of works by McHose and others, and materials collected from various events.

 

George McNabb Papers (991.2)

Location: A3A 8,5

.5 linear foot

Piano professor from 1923 to 1960 (died 1960). Mr. McNabb performed solo concerts and accompanied various artists. He appeared with orchestras in Rochester and in various U.S. cities. The collection contains his lecture notes.

 

George Barlow Penny Papers (000.76)

Location: A3B 2,1

.1 linear foot

Director of the Rochester Conservatory of Music from 1910 to 1915, and Dean of the Institute of Musical Art in Rochester and teacher of theory, composition, history, and organ from 1915 to 1921. Penny continued teaching at Eastman. He died in 1934. (See also Rochester Conservatories under Eastman Archives.) The collection contains his personal notebook on music.

 

Emory Remington Papers (000.8)

Location: A3B 4,3

.1 linear foot

Trombone professor from 1922 until his death in 1971. Remington was the first trombonist with the RPO and Civic Orchestra from 1923 to 1949. He became an internationally renowned teacher of trombone. The includes one scrapbook of the 1955 surprise reunion of his former students.

 

Cyril Roberts Papers (995.1)

Location: A3A 7,5

1 linear foot

Chaplain at the Eastman School of Music from 1972 to 1993. The collection contains Mr. Robert’s books, correspondence, and ephemera.

 

Bernard Rogers Collection (SC1998.64)

Location: M2B 4,4
1 linear foot

The collection contains various printed miniature scores of other composers’ music, primarily orchestral works, many annotated with analytical markings by Bernard Rogers. Rogers (1893-1968) was a composer and teacher of composition who served on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music from 1929 to 1967. He studied at the Institute of Musical Art in New York and was a pupil of Ernest Bloch and Nadia Boulanger. He composed orchestral and chamber works, works for chorus, and operas.

 

Bernard Rogers Papers (997.9)

Location: A3B 2,6

1.5 linear foot

Rogers (1893-1968) was a composer and teacher of composition who served on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music from 1929 to 1967. He studied at the Institute of Musical Art in New York and was a pupil of Ernest Bloch and Nadia Boulanger. He composed orchestral and chamber works, works for chorus, and operas. The collection contains some working papers and compositions of Rogers.

 

Russell Saunders Papers (997.8)

Location: A3B 2,4

2 linear foot

A small collection of materials relating to the life of professor of organ, Russell Saunders.

 

Thelma Biracree Schnepel Collection (SC1995.9)

Location: M1A 1,2

.5 linear foot

The collection contains 34 ballet scores used as a part of Howard Hanson’s Festivals of American Music at the Eastman School of Music from 1933 to 1941. Most of the scores are annotated in pencil with choreographic notes by Biracree Schnepel. In addition to her work in the Festivals of American Music, Biracree Schnepel operated the Thelma Biracree School of Ballet in association with the Eastman School of Music during Eastman’s early years. (Finding aid available)

 

Schwabe Papers (998.9)

Location: A2A 2,3

.5 linear feet

A collection of materials relating to the renovation of Eastman Theatre in the early 1970’s.

 

Gustave Soderlund Papers (000.32)

Location: A3B 7,6

1.5 linear feet

Professor of theory and counterpoint from 1928 to 1972. Mr. Soderlund was a composer and authority on 16th century counterpoint. The collection contains manuscripts of Mr. Soderlund’s compositions, correspondence, and photos.

 

Merritt Torrey Papers (993.14)

Location: A3B 5,4

1.5 linear feet

Manager of the Eastman Theatre. Mr. Torrey retired in 1994. The collection contains correspondence and various papers relating to the Eastman Theatre.

 

Leonard Treash Papers (996.1)

Location: AA4A 2,5-5,3

48 linear feet

Voice professor, head of the vocal division, and director of the opera department from 1947 to 1976. Mr. Treash had an active career as a bass. He was the director of the Chautauqua Opera Association, one of the founders of the National Opera Association, and founded “Opera Under the Stars”. He also translated operas for performance into English with the assistance of his wife. The collection contains material relating to Mr. Treash’s career as a concert and opera singer, and scores and production notes relating to his work as director of opera at Eastman. (Finding aid available)

 

Francis Tursi Papers (992.2)

Location: A3A 4,6-5,6

19 linear feet

String professor (violin/viola) from 1949 to 1988. Tursi received his Masters from Eastman in 1949. He played with the Kilbourn Quartet, Eastman String Quartet, Eastman Trio, and the Eastman Quartet. He also performed with the New England Piano Quartette. Mr. Tursi received the Eisenhart Award for Teaching Excellence at Eastman. The collection contains his scores and books on music.

 

Sandor Vas Papers (991.3)

Location: A3A 8,1

.1 linear feet

Piano professor from 1923 to 1954, Vas was a native of Hungary and studied at the Royal Conservatory in Leipzig. He performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, and frequently with the Rochester Philharmonic in the 1920’s and 30’s. The collection contains programs, lecture notes and photos.

 

Paul White (000.48)

Location: A3A 2,3

.5 linear foot

Violinist, conductor, and composer at Eastman from 1928 to 1965. White studied at the New England Conservatory and conducting and composition with Eugene Goossens in Rochester. He played with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as first violinist and appeared as guest conductor with various orchestras. Mr. White composed orchestral, chamber, and choral works. The collection contains photos and manuscripts of his compositions.

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Organization Collections

Alumni materials (000.28)

Location: A3B 7,6

1 linear foot

This is a miscellaneous gathering of materials casually collected by staff of the library and consisting of various alumni publications, including the University of Rochester Alumni News (1951- 64, 1968-75), the University Librarian (1964-77), and various theoretical/ analytical publications by Eastman faculty.

 

Botsford Collection (SC1998.91)

Location: M3B 8,4-6

7.5 linear feet

The collection contains musical scores of various ballets with choreographic markings from the working collection of the Botsford School of Dance. Enid Kapp Botsford was the originator and organizer of the Eastman Theatre Ballet in 1923 which was housed in the facilities of the Eastman School.

 

Commencement Programs (996.6)

Location: A2B 3,1

1 linear foot

Commencement programs for graduation ceremonies at Eastman School from 1925 through 1997 and on.

 

Cutler/Memorial Art Gallery Blueprints (000.34)

Location: A3B 8,4-5

1 linear foot

See also Cutler Union Blueprints, and Eastman School of Music Facilities Blueprints.

 

Cutler Union Blueprints (000.21)

Location: A3B 7,5

1.5 linear feet

See also the Cutler/Memorial Art Gallery Blueprints, and the Eastman School of Music Facilities Blueprints.

 

Eastman Place Papers (000.71)

Location: A3A 8,5

.25 linear foot

Papers, photographs, and other documents relating to the development, construction, and opening of Eastman Place and the new Sibley Music Library.

 

Eastman School of Music. Administrative Offices.

Location: Vault

Archive files for the Eastman School administrative offices are housed in the ESM Archives but are closed to public access.

 

Eastman School of Music Alumni Scrapbooks (996.9)

Location: A7B 3,1-3

9 linear feet

The archive consists of scrapbooks filled with press clippings from 1956 to 1971 relating to alumni of the Eastman School of Music. The clippings comprise concert announcements, articles on performances and performers, performance reviews, and other general interest stories relating to ESM Alumni.

 

Eastman School of Music Concerts (Special) (000.33)

Location: A3B 7,2

1 linear foot

Includes Collegium Musicum, American Music Festival, and Milestones in the History of Music programs.

 

Eastman School of Music, Department of Institutional Advancement Scrapbooks (996.7)

Location: AA4B 3,1-4,9

8.5 linear feet

The scrapbooks contain newspaper and article clippings from 1921 to 1974 that include Eastman School performance announcements, performance reviews, articles on students, faculty and School-related issues, Kilbourn Hall concerts, and Eastman Theatre concerts (including some non- Eastman School performances).

 

Eastman School of Music Facilities Blueprints (000.70)

Location: A3A 8,5-6

3 linear feet

Architectural blueprints of Cutler Union, Munroe Hall, Eastman Theatre, and the Memorial Art Gallery. See also Cutler/Memorial Art Gallery Blueprints, and Cutler Union Blueprints.

 

Eastman School of Music Magazines (000.27)

Location: A3B 8,2

.25 linear foot

Includes The Notebook (1921-25), Music Lines (1983-85), Sibley Music Library Monthly Bulletin (1928-1954), and A Tempo (1947-50).

 

Eastman School of Music News Releases (000.13)

Location: A3B 6,2

1.5 linear feet

ESM News Releases from 1973 to 1986.

 

Eastman School of Music/ U. of Rochester Publications (000.31)

Location: A4A 8,4

2.5 linear feet

Various early publications from the 1920’s, publications on Howard Hanson, Community Education publications from circa 1957 to 1992, and ESM Bulletins from 1925 to 1986. See also Alumni Materials.

 

Eastman Theatre Contracts 1919-21 (000.20)

Location: A3B 7,5

.25 linear foot

Contracts overseen by George Eastman during the building of the Eastman School of Music.

 

Eastman Theatre/School Correspondence (993.15)

Location: A1B 8,7

3 linear feet

Correspondence of the Eastman Theatre and School from its early years, 1919 to 1930.

 

Eastman Theatre Scrapbooks (996.8)

Location: A7B 3,4-10

3.5 linear feet

The scrapbooks range from 1920 to 1928 and are filled with press clippings of motion picture screenings and live performances at the Eastman Theatre. The clippings comprise film and concert announcements, and articles on film, film stars, and live performances and associated performers. Included is material on the first performances of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Metropolitan Grand Opera performances in Rochester, the Rochester American Opera Company performances, and the Eastman School of Dance and Dramatic Action performances (involving Martha Graham.) Specific scrapbooks contain clippings on the building of the Eastman Theatre and School, on George Eastman as patron, and on the first performances in the Theatre. Two scrapbooks contain clippings on George Eastman’s hunting trip to Africa, and two other scrapbooks contain clippings on film screenings at two other Rochester theaters, the Piccadilly and the Regent. (Finding aid available)

 

Festivals of American Music (000.19)

Location: A3B 7,5

.5 linear foot

Bulletins of the Festivals of American Music at Eastman from 1931 to 1965.

 

Graduate Student Association (GSA) Papers (993.17)

Location: A3A 8,1

.5 linear foot

Correspondence, minutes, audits, and the constitution of Eastman’s GSA from 1981 to 1996.

 

Handbooks, Faculty & Staff

Location: A5B 8,3

1 linear foot

Incomplete collection of handbooks for UR faculty and staff.

 

Institute of American Music (996.5)

Location: A3A 2,3

.1 linear foot

Correspondence on the Institute of American Music from 1948 to 1996.

 

Institute of Musical Art Scrapbook

Location: A7B 3,1

.2 linear foot

One scrapbook on the Institute of Musical Art, predecessor of the Eastman School of Music, containing newspaper clippings of school and concert announcements, articles on music, and programs of student and faculty concerts from 1919 to 1921.

 

Kilbourn Hall Ledger (000.77)

Location: A3B 2,1

.1 linear foot

A ledger recording performances, ticket sales, and revenue from Kilbourn Hall performances between 1925 and 1946.

 

Mu Phi Epsilon Scrapbooks (000.74)

Location: A3B 2,1

.25 linear foot

Two scrapbooks filled with programs and other miscellaneous clippings on members and activities of the Eastman chaper of Mu Phi Epsilon from the 1920’s and the 1950’s.

 

Notes From Eastman 1966-86 (000.22)

Location: A3B 5,5

1 linear foot

A periodical devoted to the activities of Eastman School of Music, currently published by the Office of Institutional Advancement.

 

Photoengravings (000.18)

Location: A3B 7,5

1.5 linear feet

Electrotype engravings for printing of various Eastman staff and subjects.

 

Preparatory Department Programs 1931-80 (000.23)

Location: A3B 8,2

1 linear foot

Programs from performances for the Preparatory Department at Eastman, the predecessor of the present-day Community Education Division.

 

Registrar/Commencement Programs (996.6)

Location: A2B 3,1

Graduate commencement programs from 1925.

 

Sibley Muse Files (000.75)

Location: A3B 2,2-3

3 linear feet

File copies of the Sibley Muse (a Sibley Library publication) from 1982 to 1988.

 

Sibley Music Concerts (000.53)

Location: A3B 4,3

.1 linear foot

Programs of the Sibley Music Concert series from 1978 to 1985.

 

Telephone Books, Faculty & Student

Location: A5B 8,3

1 linear foot

Desultory collection of campus phone books, fairly complete from 1980 on.

 

Wind Ensemble Japan Tour 1990 (996.11)

Location: A3B 4,3

.1 linear foot

Video and audio cassettes of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Izumo Event, as broadcasted on NHK-TV and NHK Radio.

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Sub-Collections and Files

ESM Ephemera File

Location: Vertical file in back of Vault

An annual compilation of items related to the Eastman School of Music, including student recital programs, flyers, newspaper clippings and other ephemera.

 

ESM Subject File

Location: Vertical file in back of Vault

Files on subjects related to Eastman School of Music, including events, historical files, ensembles, etc.

 

Eastman Concert Programs

Location: A5B 4,1

37 linear feet

This is a collection of programs of major recitals and concerts sponsored by the Eastman School from 1922 to the present. Earlier items are bound into scrapbooks, later ones are maintained in loose form, filed by year and month.

 

Eastman School of Music Master’s Essays

Location: A7B 1,1-2,2

27 linear feet

These are essays required for fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Music in performance until the mid-1960’s. The essays are not cataloged, but are filed in alphabetical order by author.

 

Eastman School of Music Master’s Theses and Doctoral Dissertations in Composition, Musicology, Performance, and Theory

Master’s: (catalogued under ML95.2)
Doctoral: (catalogued under ML95.3)
Compositions: (catalogued under M1.A10)

 

Eastman School Photo Archive

Location: Back of Vault

The Eastman School Photo Archive includes almost 6000, about 5000 of which relate to the history of Eastman School. Included are many faculty and ensemble photographs.

 

Faculty File

Location: Vertical file in back of Vault

A file including virtually all individuals who held teaching positions at Eastman School of music. Most files contain little information beyond documentation of an individual’s position. Brief records for all files have been entered in the “Persons” database, an internal database in the special collections department.

 

Iconography Collection

Location: Back of Vault

The Iconography collection was begun in spring 1996 as a result of drawing together a large number of photographs from disparate sources and locations. The collection contains virtually all iconography (photograph and graphic) owned by Sibley Library, including many distinct special collections. The archive contains approximately 6000 items, most of which relate to the faculty, students, alumni, and facilities of Eastman School from its beginning to the present.

 

Sibley Library Scrapbooks

Location: A7B 4,2-8,7

85 linear feet

These scrapbooks were compiled by Sibley Music Library from the opening of Eastman School until the mid-1970’s. they include newspaper clippings from local, New York, and Boston papers. The clippings relate to local music history, Eastman School of Music, and musical events in the two major metropolitan areas indicated.

 

New York [Boston] Scrapbooks

Approximately 400 scrapbooks compiled by the Sibley Music Library and containing clippings from 1919 to 1975. Most of the items are articles from the New York Times on music issues and artists. From 1965 onward, many scrapbooks are labelled ‘New York/ Boston’ to reflect various articles on musical events in Boston. Ocassionally an article will include events or artists associated with the Eastman School of Music. Items are arranged within volumes in only roughly chronological order, with each year represented by several volumes. An index is provided in the front of most volumes.

 

Rochester Scrapbooks

Approximately 200 scrapbooks compiled by the Sibley Music Library and containing newspaper clippings from 1921 to 1979 on music life in Rochester and on musical events related to the Eastman School of Music. Each volume is arranged in only rough chronological order, with several volumes representing each year. An index is provided in the front of most volumes.

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Select Bibliography of Music Sources

EASTMAN AND ROCHESTER-RELATED SOURCES IN THE EASTMAN ARCHIVES

Ackerman, Carl W. George Eastman (Boston/ New York: 1930) Arch ML428E13A18
Catalogue of the Sibley Musical Library 1909, A circulating Library presented to the University of Rochester by Mr. Hiram W. Sibley (Rochester: 1906) Arch ML139 R67
Eastman School of Music Annual Catalogues (Rochester: 1920-) Arch MT4R67E13s
Eastman School of Music Building Progress Bulletin (Rochester: 1920-21) Arch MT4R67E13
Eastman School of Music Collegium Musicum Programs (Rochester: 1956/57- 67/68) Arch MT4.7R67E13col
Eastman School of Music Constitution of the Student Association (Rochester: 1974) Arch MT4R67Eco
Eastman School of Music Festival of American Music Bulletins (Rochester: 1936-1964) Arch MT4.7R67E13b
Eastman School of Music Preparatory Department Catalogue (Rochester: 1935-1944) Arch MT4R67E13p
Eastman School of Music Sibley Music Library Monthly Bulletin (Rochester: 1923-1954) Arch MT4R67E13mo
Eastman School of Music Souvenir Book (Rochester: 1922) Arch MT4R67E13d
Eastman School of Music Summer Catalogues (Rochester: 1922-1955) Arch MT4R67E13ss
Eastman Theatre Programs (Rochester: 1922/23 – 1982/83) Arch ML28R6E13
Hanson, Howard. A Decade of Progress and Two Decades of Progress (Rochester: 1932 & 1942) Arch MT4.4R6E13
Arch MT4.4R67E13t
                          . Letters to President Rhees of the University of Rochester. Arch MT4R67E13L
Hartford, William J. Biography of Hiram Watson Sibley (New York: 1927) Rare ML428S564H32
Higdon, James. Seventy-five years of organ playing; a survey of artist recitals in Rochester, NY since 1900 (Rochester: 1976) Arch ML95.3H634
Stack ML95.3H634
Lenti, Vincent A. For the Enrichment of the Community Life. The Opening of the Eastman Theatre in 1922 (Rochester: 1982) Arch ML200.8R67L57
                          . From Eagle Tavern to Eastman Theatre: a sesquicentennial history of music in Rochester (Rochester: 1984) Arch ML200.8R67L57F7
                          . Hermann Dossenbach and The Rochester Orchestra (Rochester: 1980) Arch ML422D724L57
                          . Historical origins of the Eastman School of Music (Rochester: 1982) Arch ML200.8R67E2
                          . The Preparatory Department; Historical Origins of the Eastman School of Music and its commitment to the education of the Rochester Community (Rochester: 1978) Arch MT4R67E13P9
Monroe, Robert C. Howard Hanson: American Music Educator. Ph.D. diss. (Florida State University: 1970) Arch ML410H251M753H
Music at a University (Rochester: no date) M4TR677m
Notes from Eastman (Rochester: 1966- ) Arch MT4R67E13N
Orchestra Music in Rochester, Report of a Special Committee of the Rochester Civic Music Association (Rochester: 1965) Arch ML28R660
Riker, Charles C. The Eastman School of Music 1921-46, and 1947-62 (Rochester: 1948 and 1963) Arch MT4R67E13R
Rochester’s music, its beginning: an exhibit celebrating Rochester’s sesquicentennial (Rochester: 1984) StackCL
ML141.R676S564
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Programs (Rochester: 1923/24) Arch ML28R67
Rochester Song Book (Rochester: 1910) Arch M1977.C5R676
Rosenberger, Jesse Leonard. Rochester, the making of a university (Rochester: 1927) StackCL
LD4721.R52R7
Some songs we sing at Rochester (Rochester: 1903) Rare M1958R67s
Sabin, Stewart B. A Retrospect of Music in Rochester (Rochester: 1932) Stack ML200.8R67511
Arch ML200.8R67511
                          . Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. A biographical sketch of the director. (Rochester: 1934) Arch ML410H251S11
See also
Ref ML134.H251S11
Slater, John R. Rhees of Rochester (New York: 1946) Rbref LD4721R5171900
Stack LD4721R5171900
Some facts about the Eastman School of Music (Rochester: 1968) Arch MT4R677E
Songs, Univeristy of Rochester (Rochester: 1908)
(Rochester: 1927)
Arch M1958R67
Arch M1958R67.2
Take me back to old Rochester [sound recording] (Clarence, NY: 1984) LP 31472
(available in the listening room, 3rd floor)
Ten years history of the Rochester Gas and Electric Male Chorus (Rochester: 1942) Stack ML1511.8R67R6
The Austin organ in the Eastman Theatre, Rochester New York: the largest theatre organ ever built (Hartford Conn.: 192?) Arch ML594R67E13
Ref ML594R67E13
The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester and the Rochester Association for the United Nations presents the Eastman Philharmonic, Dr. Howard Hanson conducting, in a United Nations concert (Rochester : 1958) Arch MT4.7R67E13E
Stack MT4.7R67E13E
The Keynote (Rochester: 1926) Arch ML1.S423
The Notebook (Rochester: 1921-25) Arch ML1.E13n
The Score [ESM Yearbook] (Rochester: 1927- ) Arch ML1.S423
Tuthill, Burnet C. “Howard Hanson”, reprinted from The Musical Quarterly, Vol. XXII, No. 2, (April 1936) Arch ML410H251T96
University of Rochester Library Bulletin (Rochester: 1945/46-) Arch ML7.R676 v.1-
University of Rochester songs, Evelyn Meyers, ed. (Rochester: 1945) Rare M1954R67
Warner, Andrew J. The pipe organ in the home of Mr. Chapin (Rochester: no date) Arch ML594R67C46
Watanabe, Ruth T. The Sibley Music Library of the Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester: 1977) StackCL
ML111W314S56
Whipple, George. George Eastman – Picture Story of an Out-of-doors Man (Rochester: no date) Arch ML89.E13W

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