EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC DEPARTMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT SCRAPBOOKS

996.7

Eastman School of Music Archives
Sibley Music Library

prepared by Ronald J. Morgan
Summer 1996

 

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DESCRIPTION OF THE PAPERS

Eastman School of Music Department of Insitutional Advancement Scrapbooks (1921-1974, bulk 1921-1974)
Location: Old Sibley Library, AA4B, 3, 1- 4, 9.
103 linear inches

 

Historical Sketch

The scrapbooks in this collection are the attempts of various public relations, external affairs, and/or development offices to maintain newspaper and article clippings on an annual basis that document the affairs of the Eastman School of Music and its students and faculty.

The Eastman School of Music began operations in 1921 after its construction under the patronage of George Eastman. The School was built for the training of amateur and professional musicians. The large theater (Eastman Theater) that is part of the complex was intended for the development of music appreciation among Rochestarians (initially through musical accompaniment to silent films), and has been used to this day by students, community organizations, and visiting groups. A smaller concert hall (Kilbourn Hall) has also been used for student, faculty, and public concerts throughout the School’s existence. The Eastman School of Music has provided university-level degrees as part of the University of Rochester, and has also provided musical instruction to the Rochester community.

 

Provenance

The scrapbooks were gathered in chronological order by year by the departments which preceded the present-day Office of Institutional Advancement of the Eastman School of Music.

 

Scope and Content

The scrapbooks contain newspaper and article clippings that include Eastman School performance announcements, performance reviews, articles on students, faculty, and School- related issues, and Eastman Theater concerts (including some non-Eastman School performances). The following gives a sample of represented newspapers and journals (non- comprehensive): Democrat and Chronicle, Times Union, The Journal, The Herald, Musical America, Musical Courier, Musical Digest, Musical Leader, Musical West, Diapason.

These scrapbooks are valuable in reference to the following topics (non-comprehensive): the history of the Eastman School of Music to 1974, ESM alumni general interest, musical performances in Rochester from 1921 to 1974, Eastman Theater/ Kilbourn Hall events from 1921 to 1974.

 

Restrictions and Use

There are no restrictions on the use of these scrapbooks.

 

Associations

The following collections, papers, and publications may be of interest in relationship to these scrapbooks: Kilbourn Hall programs, Eastman Theater programs, ESM Annual Catalogues, ESM Notes, ESM Alumni Scrapbooks, Institute of Musical Art Scrapbook (1919-1921), Rochester Civic Music Association Scrapbooks (includes Eastman Theater concerts), Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Inc. Scrapbooks (includes Eastman Theater concerts), Eastman Theater Scrapbooks.

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DESCRIPTION OF SERIES

 

Series 1: Scrapbooks

Scrapbooks of the offices preceding the current Office of Institutional Advancement at the Eastman School of Music, maintained in their chronological order from 1921 – 1974. The scrapbooks contain press clippings of Eastman School performance announcements, performance reviews, articles on students, faculty, and School-related issues, and Eastman Theater concerts (including some non-Eastman School performances).

INVENTORY

Series 1:

Scrapbook 1 Aug 1921 – Aug 1922 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 2 June 1923 – April 1924 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 3 April 1924 – March 1925 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 4 March 1925 – Feb 1926 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 5 Feb 1926 – Feb 1927 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 6 April 1927 – Jan 1929 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 7 Jan 1929 – June 1929 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 8 Aug 1929 – Aug 1930 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 9 Sept 1930 – July 1931 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 10 Sept 1931 – Aug 1932 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 11 1932 – 1933 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 12 1933 – 1934 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 13 April 1934 – Sept 1934 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 14 1934 – 1935 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 15 May 1935 – April 1936 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 16 March 1936 – Feb 1937 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 17 Feb 1937 – April 1938 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 18 April 1938 – May 1939 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 19 May 1939 – April 1940 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 20 April 1940 – Aug 1940 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 21 1940 – 41 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 22 1941 – 42 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 23 1942 – 43 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 24 1943 – 44 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 25 1944 – 45 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 26 1945 – 46 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 27 1946 – 47 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 28 1947 – 48 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 29 1948 – 49 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 30 1949 – 50 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 31 1950 – 51 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 32 1951 – 1953 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 33 1953 – 54 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 34 1954 – 55 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 35 1955 – 56 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 36 1956 – 57 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 37 1957 – 58 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 38 1958 – 59 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 39 1959 – 60 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 40 1960 -61 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 41 1961 – 62 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 42 1962 – 63 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 43 1963 – 64 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 44 1964 – 65 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 45 1965 – 66 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 46 1966 – 67 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 47 1966 – 67 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 48 1967 – 68 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 49 1967 – 68 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 50 1968 – 69 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 51 1969 – 70 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 52 1970 (no cover) Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 53 1971 – 72 (no cover) Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 54 1972 – 73 Clippings: Eastman School of Music
Scrapbook 55 1973 – 74 Clippings: Eastman School of Music