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Geraldine Farrar papers, 1895-1960s

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Scrapbooks, 1898-1941 (continued)
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 MAPCASE-FOLDER 1-5 Photographs and Iconography, 1897-1960s
The photographs, posters, and painting 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. The posters are primarily for movie promotions, though there is one concert poster. 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.
MAPCASE-FOLDER 3 Concert poster, undated
Note: Berlin performance
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
Movie posters
MAPCASE-FOLDER 1 The Devil Stone, undated
MAPCASE-FOLDER 2 Joan the Woman, undated
MAPCASE-FOLDER 4-5 The Woman God Forgot, undated
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
BOX-FOLDER 67 Framed portion of golden Metropolitan Opera house curtain, 1940 July 15
BOX-FOLDER 53 Medals, 1905 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 53 Miniature folding screen, Japonaiserie
BOX-FOLDER 55 New Testament, 1899
Written in German
BOX-FOLDER 53 Necklace
BOX-FOLDER 65 Pennant
BOX-FOLDER 65 Sash, 1908 October 22
Presented in Berlin
BOX-FOLDER 66 United States flag, circa 1912-1959
Forty-eight stars
BOX-FOLDER 55 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart commemoration keepsakes, 1906

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