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BOX 16 Programs, 1895-1934
The programs date from Farrar's first recitals in Melrose, Massachusetts, during her teenage years to her final appearances as a concert singer in 1931. Many are from the Metropolitan Opera, from 1914 to 1922. Additionally, there are numerous programs from Farrar's concert recitals, dating from 1922 to 1934.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 16/1 1895-1908
BOX-FOLDER 16/2 1910-1918
BOX-FOLDER 16/3 1918-1921
BOX-FOLDER 16/4 1921
BOX-FOLDER 16/5 1922-1927
BOX-FOLDER 16/6 1928-1930
BOX-FOLDER 16/7 1931-1934
BOX-FOLDER 16/8 Undated
BOX 17 Awards and Certificates, 1918-1950
The awards and certificates relate to Farrar's many civic and artistic activities, including her volunteer service in World War I and World War II, the Red Cross, ASCAP, and the Society of American Arts and Letters.
Arranged by format.
BOX 17 Clippings, 1898-1951
This series comprises miscellaneous clippings cut from periodicals and newspapers.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 18-46, 59-64 Scrapbooks, 1898-1941
The majority of materials in the collection is found in forty-three scrapbooks covering Farrar's life and career. Many, particularly the oversize scrapbooks in boxes 28, 44, 45, and 46, are in poor condition with loose and brittle pages. The scrapbooks dating 1898 and before, 1914-1919, and 1919-1921 contain numerous photographs. The scrapbook dated 1914-1919 contains several pages of photographs of Farrar taken during World War I to publicize the War Bonds Drive and the Victrola Records Campaign. All of the scrapbooks in the collection should be handled with extreme care.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 18 1898 and before
BOX 18 1901-1910
BOX 19 1903-1904
BOX 20 1905-1908
BOX 27 1905-1934
BOX 20 1906-1908
BOX 21 1907-1908
BOX 64 1907-1935 and undated
Labled "Miss Geraldine Farrar Press Notices"
BOX 22 1908-1909
BOX 19, 23 1908-1910
BOX 23-24 1909-1910
BOX 25 1910
BOX 25 1910-1911
BOX 26, 29 1910-1912
BOX 28 1910-1930
BOX 29 1911-1915
BOX 60 1911-1934
BOX 26 1912-1914
BOX 39 1914-1919
BOX 30 1915
BOX 30 1916
BOX 30 1917-1918
BOX 30 1917-1935
BOX 40-41 1919
BOX 42 1919-1920
BOX 43 1919-1921
BOX 44 1919-1921
BOX 59 1919-1936
BOX 45 1920-1925
BOX 46 1922-1923
BOX 63 1925-1949
BOX 59 1926-1938
BOX 59 1927-1935
BOX 60 1927-1940
BOX 31 1931-1932
BOX 61 1931-1951
BOX 32 1932
BOX 33 1933-1935
BOX 36 1934-1935
BOX 33, 61 1935-1936
BOX 62 1936-1937, 1948
BOX 34 1937
BOX 62 1937-1938
BOX 35 1938-1939
BOX 36-37 1938-1941
BOX 38 1938-1939
BOX 47 Civic Materials, 1907-1957
This series contains an assortment of government papers, forms, and notes, such as an auto log-book and lists of telephone numbers. These materials represent Farrar's participation in the Red Cross and various government organizations during World War II. One of the more interesting items is her sketchbook of pencil drawings of airplanes, done while she was a ground observer in the American Women's Voluntary Service of the Army Air Force in 1943.
Arranged alphabetically by organization or format.
BOX-FOLDER 47/1-2 American Red Cross, 1950-1952
BOX-FOLDER 47/3 Aircraft notes, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 47/4 American Women's Voluntary Service Automobile Insurance, Inc., 1943-1944
BOX-FOLDER 47/5 B. and P. W. President's Special Fund, 1927
BOX-FOLDER 47/6 Blood bank, 1951-1952
BOX-FOLDER 47/7 Girl Scouts, 1950-1952
BOX-FOLDER 47/8 Ground Observer Corps, 1950
BOX-FOLDER 47/14 Miscellaneous, 1907-1957
BOX-FOLDER 47/9-10 Motor Corps auto log book, 1941-1945
BOX-FOLDER 47/11 Motor Corps emergency list, 1957 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 47/12 Office of Price Administration, 1943 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 47/13 War Price and Rationing Boards, 1942-1943 and undated
BOX 48-52, 56-57 Photographs and Iconography, 1897-1960s
The photographs document Farrar's life and career. In addition to the many individual photographs, there are also two boxes of photographs (box 49, folders 5-8 and box 50) that were originally bound in two scrapbooks containing only photographs. A large painting of Farrar by Friedrich August von Kaulbach is currently located in the Music Division administrative offices.
Arranged alphabetically by subject or format.
BOX-FOLDER 48/1-3 Farrar, alone, 1916-1920, 1940-1943, 1960s, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 49/3 Farrar, in magazine cover drawings, 1901, 1922, and undated
BOX 52 Farrar, in silent films, 1915-1916
Three albums of stills from Maria Rosa, Carmen, and The Temptation
BOX-FOLDER 48/4 Farrar, in various opera roles, 1911-1915 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 49/5-8 Farrar, in various opera roles, 1897, 1909, and undated
Note: Originally in scrapbook, original order preserved
BOX-FOLDER 48/5 Farrar, with others, 1908-1913, 1958, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 48/6 Farrar, with others (Red Cross), 1943
BOX-FOLDER 58/1 Hari-kiri knife, undated
BOX-FOLDER 49/4 Miscellaneous iconography, undated
BOX 56-57 Miscellaneous iconography, 1907-1910, 1920-1928, 1938, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 49/2 Miscellaneous photographs, undated
BOX 50 Miscellaneous photographs, 1906-1918, 1922-1939, and undated
Two bound volumes
BOX 51 Photographs removed from scrapbook, 1897-1925 and undated
Note: Original order preserved
BOX-FOLDER 49/1 Various composers and performers, 1906, 1912, and undated
Note: Includes signed photos of Jules Massenet, Lilli Lehman, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, and Camille Saint-Saëns
BOX-FOLDER 48/7 Wilhelm, Kaiser II, family, 1906-1908 and undated
Note: Unsealed in 1979
BOX 53-55, 58, 65-67 Miscellany, 1899-1940s
Miscellaneous items relating to Farrar's life and career that include several fans used by Farrar in Madama Butterfly, a framed portion of the curtain from the old Metropolitan Opera house given to her in 1940, and awards.
Arranged alphabetically
BOX-FOLDER 53 Army Air Force pins and armband, 1940s
BOX-FOLDER 55 Empress Augusta Victoria's prayerbook
Written in German
BOX-FOLDER 54 Finial with gold cord and enamled wood base
BOX-FOLDER 58 Folding fans
Four
BOX-FOLDER 67 Framed portion of golden Metropolitan Opera house curtain, 1940 July 15
BOX-FOLDER 53 Medals, 1905 and undated
Two
BOX-FOLDER 53 Miniature folding screen, Japonaiserie
BOX-FOLDER 55 New Testament, 1899
Written in German
BOX-FOLDER 53 Necklace
BOX-FOLDER 65 Pennant
Pink
BOX-FOLDER 65 Sash, 1908 October 22
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