Ruth T. Watanabe Special Collections
Sibley Music Library
prepared by Sion M. Honea
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION
Location: M1B 6,1-3
25 linear feet
This collection of glass slides was created for use in the instructional courses in music history at the Eastman School of Music during its early years of operation, ca 1920-1930.
Scope and Content
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. The collection gives an insight into the teaching of undergraduate music history at 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.
Restrictions and Use
No restrictions apply.
The Eastman School Photo Archives contains several thousand images relating to the history of the Eastman School of Music. The Eastman School scrapbooks, Eastman Theatre scrapbooks, and the scrapbooks of the Office of Institutional Advancement, all in the Eastman School Archives, contain further related material. Various iconography collections in Sibley Library, Watanabe Special Collections contain materials relating to musical iconography.
DESCRIPTION OF SERIES
Series 1: Antique Glass Slides
Evidence indicates that the slides were originally arranged by broad subject and musical period. This arrangement has been retained. The slides relating to Eastman School have been arbitrarily placed first in the inventory.
|Box 1||Eastman School of Music|
|Box 2||Eastman School of Music|
|Box 3||Eastman School of Music|
|Box 4||Ethnomusicology, especially instruments|
|Box 17||Romantic–Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Weber|
|Box 18||Romantic–Brahms, Tschaikowsky|
|Box 19||Romantic–Chopin, Liszt|