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SC 1996.9

Ruth T. Watanabe Special Collections
Sibley Music Library
Eastman School of Music
University of Rochester

prepared by Sion M. Honea
Summer 1996


Antique Glass Slides, Box 14, which contains slides of various compositions by Beethoven that were used for projection in Eastman courses (ca. 1920-1930).


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.


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 5 Americana
Box 6 Medieval
Box 7 Renaissance
Box 8 Baroque–Bach
Box 9 Baroque–Bach
Box 10 Baroque
Box 11 Classic–Haydn
Box 12 Classic–Haydn
Box 13 Classic–Mozart
Box 14 Romantic–Beethoven
Box 15 Romantic–Beethoven
Box 16 Romantic–Beethoven
Box 17 Romantic–Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Weber
Box 18 Romantic–Brahms, Tschaikowsky
Box 19 Romantic–Chopin, Liszt
Box 20 Romantic–Schubert
Box 21 Romantic–Schumann
Box 22 Romantic–Wagner
Box 23 Miscellaneous–A-Z
Box 24 Miscellaneous
Box 25 Miscellaneous