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BOX 1 Biographical Materials, 1879-1946
This series contains papers related to various Damrosch family members, chiefly Leopold and Frank Damrosch. It consists of printed articles, manuscript notes, typescript and printed biographies, a poem, and interview transcripts. One item of interest is an autobiographical essay written by Leopold Damrosch as a graduation thesis from his high school at Posen.
Arranged alphabetically by last name of the subject of the biographical content, then by author therein.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Damrosch, Dorothea, undated
Poem: "Uncle Juju" Damrosch
Damrosch, Frank
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Damrosch, Frank, 1891-1892, 1937
  • Conversation with Randall Thompson, 1937
  • Manuscript notes for autobiographical article, [1934]
  • On leaving the opera, 1891-1892
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Damrosch, Hetty Mosenthal, undated
Notes about Frank Damrosch
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 People's Choral Union, 1937
Contents: "To Frank Damrosch from the People's Choral Union"; "Frank Damrosch in memoriam"
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Rice, Edwin T., 1939 April
Contents: "A tribute to Frank Damrosch," reprinted from The Musical Quarterly
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Richardson, A. Madeley, 1929 October 22
Presentation of the portrait of Dr. Frank Damrosch
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 Unidentified author, 1904 December 1
Article: "Frank Damrosch: A Biographical Sketch," from The Musical Times
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Unidentified author, undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 Damrosch, Hetty Mosenthal, undated
Notes about summers abroad and elsewhere, and about various activities in New York, etc.
Damrosch, Leopold
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 100th anniversary of birth, 1932
Typescript of WOR broadcast and four newspaper articles
BOX-FOLDER 1/12 Autobiography, undated
Translation of graduation thesis from high school in Posen, written at age 18
BOX-FOLDER 1/13 Lists of compositions, 1879 and undated
  • Compositions of Dr. Leopold Damrosch, 1879
  • List of the compositions of Dr. Leopold Damrosch for violin
BOX-FOLDER 1/11 Damrosch, Frank, undated
  • Dictations to Helen Tee Van in reply to questions asked about old times
  • Holograph in pencil about various episodes left out of typed story
  • Short biography of Leopold Damrosch
BOX-FOLDER 1/14 Rice, Edwin T., 1942 July
Personal recollections, reprinted from The Musical Quarterly
Damrosch, Walter
BOX-FOLDER 1/15 Gilbert, Douglas, 1946
Three newspaper articles from the New York World-Telegram
BOX-FOLDER 1/16 Seymour, Ellie Damrosch, undated
Notes taken by Helen Tee Van on memorise of Ellie Seymour
BOX 1-2, 8-10 Papers of Leopold Damrosch, 1856-1885
This series consists of correspondence, a several examples of writings, four scores, programs for concerts Damrosch conducted and attended, a scrapbook of clippings, and a few other miscellaneous items. It is quite small, due in part to a fire in 1887 that destroyed many of his papers, including much of his correspondence with Franz Liszt, Richard Wagner, Hans von Bülow, and others.
Correspondence, 1856-1883
This subseries consists of letters to and from Leopold Damrosch, including a copy of a letter from Franz Liszt.
Arranged alphabetically, then chronologically therein.
BOX-FOLDER 1/17 Beaulieu-Marconnay, Baron von, 1856
BOX-FOLDER 1/18-19 Heimburg, Marie von, 1874, 1883
Note: Includes letter written by Leopold Damrosch to a "friend" in Breslau, 1872
BOX-FOLDER 1/20 Lichtenberg, Theodor, 1871
BOX-FOLDER 1/21 Liszt, Franz, 1857
Photo-reproductions and negatives of letter and translation
BOX-FOLDER 1/22 Miscellaneous, 1856-1881
Typewritten transcript of handwritten letters in German; originals filed under author's name
  • Beaulieu-Marconnay, Baron von, 1856
  • Lichtenberg, Theodor, 1871
  • Praller, Friedrich, 1880
  • Ritter, F. L., 1881
  • Unidentified [illegible]
BOX-FOLDER 8/1 New York Sun, 1876
Rolled facsimiles of letters from Leopold Damrosch in Bayreuth
BOX-FOLDER 1/23 Philharmonic Society of New York, 1875-1877 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/24 Praller, Friedrich [?], 1870
BOX-FOLDER 1/25 Ritter, F. L., undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/26 Unidentified, 1857-1871
Writings, 1862
This subseries contains two items, a notebook, and an essay.
Arranged alphabetically by format.
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Notebook, 1862
Manuscript, poetry for possible settings, and some notes on music
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 On Beethoven's Egmont overture
Music, 1869-1880
This subseries contains four scores, including Damrosch's piano-vocal arrangement of Hector Berlioz's Requiem.
Arranged alphabetically by composer and title therein.
Berlioz, Hector
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 Requiem, 1880
Piano-vocal score with Leopold Damrosch's annotations
G. Schirmer
Damrosch, Leopold
BOX-FOLDER 10/1 Bar not up the heart too closely, 1876
Piano-vocal score
G. Schirmer
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 Melodie für Franz, 1869
Holograph sketch
BOX-FOLDER 10/2 Mother dear, this cavalier, 1876
Piano-vocal score
G. Schirmer
Programs, 1870-1883
This subseries comprises programs for concerts Damrosch conducted and attended.
Arranged alphabetically by organization or event.
BOX-FOLDER 10/3 Arion Society of New York, 1879
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Beethoven's grosses Musikfest, 1870
BOX-FOLDER 2/7 Breslauer Orchester, 1871
BOX-FOLDER 2/8 The Damrosch Concert, St. Joseph Gazette, 1883 May 26
Miscellany, 1871-1885
This subseries comprises receipts, a scrapbook, envelopes, a lock of hair, and an obituary notice.
Arranged alphabetically by format.
BOX-FOLDER 10/4 Envelopes with notes on materials
Copies of these are in corresponding folders
BOX-FOLDER 2/10 Lock of Leopold's hair
BOX-FOLDER 9/1 Loose clippings from "Nachlass" scrapbook, 1876-1879 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 "Nachlass" scrapbook, 1871-1879 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 10/5 Obituary notice of Leopold Damrosch, 1885
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Receipts (3)
BOX 2-7, 8, 10 Papers of Frank Damrosch and Other Damrosch Family Members, 1836-1969
A large part of the collection consists of the papers of Frank Damrosch and other Damrosch family members. This series includes correspondence, writings, music, financial and legal papers, programs, scrapbooks, iconography, subject files, and papers of the Institute of Musical Art.
Correspondence of Frank Damrosch, 1881-1942
This subseries comprises several hundred letters, with some of the more notable correspondents being Harold Bauer, Andrew Carnegie, Edward Elgar, Percy Grainger, Josef Hofmann, Gustav Mahler, and Sergei Rachmaninov. Many of the letters of Frank Damrosch to his family were destroyed in the 1887 fire. There are, however, a great many letters to his wife Hetty from Europe in 1891. Any letters to or from correspondents who wrote to both Frank Damrosch and other family members are filed together with Frank's correspondence.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, then chronologically therein.
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 Auer, Leopold, 1927-1929
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 "A-C" miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 2/13 Barrymore, Ethel, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/14 Bauer, Harold, 1923-1937
BOX-FOLDER 2/15 Bispham, David, 1901 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/16 Bloch, Ernest, 1917 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/17 Budanzky, Artur, undated
Boericke & Tafel
see People's Choral Union
BOX-FOLDER 2/18 Bonci, Alessandro, 1910
BOX-FOLDER 2/19 Brandt, Marianne, 1889-1921
BOX-FOLDER 2/20 Brewer, Horatio, 1905
BOX-FOLDER 2/21 Brockway, Howard, 1912
BOX-FOLDER 2/22 Bülow, Marie von, 1930
BOX-FOLDER 2/23 Campanini, Italo, 1888
BOX-FOLDER 2/24 Carl, William C., 1929
BOX-FOLDER 2/25 Carnegie, Andrew, 1892-1912 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/26 Chadwick, George Whitefield, 1929
BOX-FOLDER 2/27 Christians, Rudolph, 1914
BOX-FOLDER 2/28 Cooper Union, 1893-1900
BOX-FOLDER 3/2 Dalmores, Charles, 1918
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 Damrosch, Clara, 1929
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Damrosch, Helene, 1893-1904
BOX-FOLDER 3/5-11 Damrosch, Hetty Mosenthal, 1887, 1891, 1901
BOX-FOLDER 3/12 Damrosch, Jeannette, undated
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