2 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Sopranos (Singers)--United States--Correspondence.

  1. Belle Brown collection, 1865-1912

    180 items ; 3 containers ; 1.75 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Belle Brown was an American soprano who had a brief operatic career abroad around the turn of the twentieth century. Although little biographical information exists about her, the contents of this collection document her relationships with prominent and respected European performers of the day. She studied with many celebrated performers and pedagogues, including Désirée Artôt, Pauline Lucca, and Jean and Edouard de Reszke. The collection contains correspondence with performers and pedagogues; photographs and prints of composers, performers, musicians, and other influential figures in European musical society around the turn of the century; and miscellaneous clippings and ephemeral materials.

  2. Dorothea Dix Lawrence collection, 1856-1980

    350 items ; 4 containers ; 2 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Dorothea Dix Lawrence was a successful opera singer in the 1930s and 1940s who later became a recitalist and folklorist. The materials in the collection include correspondence, photographs, clippings and other items that document her career as a singer and interpreter of American folk music. In addition, the collection includes her articles on American folklore that were published in various journals, and two copies of her famous Folklore Music Map of the United States. The collection also includes piano-vocal opera scores and a large number of American folk songs.