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David Oppenheim papers, 1910-2004

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BOX 1-2 Correspondence, 1921-2004
This series consists mainly of professional correspondence from Oppenheim's career with Columbia Records as well as his time as the Dean of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Personal correspondence between Oppenheim and his family and friends, primarily from his years of military service during World War Two, can also be found in this series. Of note is correspondence between Oppenheim and a number of prominent conductors, composers, and musicians, including Sir Thomas Beecham, Leonard Bernstein, Pablo Casals, Alexander Schneider, and Igor Stravinsky. Other notable names include President Richard Nixon and former New York City mayor Ed Koch. The miscellaneous correspondence includes a small amount of newspaper clippings that colleagues sent to Oppenheim. Select correspondence in this series contains Nazi symbols and paraphernalia.
Arranged alphabetically by name or subject.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Adler, Ellie, 2002 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Albee, Edward, 1962
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Beecham, Sir Thomas, circa 1950's
BOX-FOLDER 1/4-7 Bernstein, Leonard, 1942-1949, 1983-1989, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Casals, Pablo, 1955
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 Craft, Bob, 1959
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 Family of Man film, 1959-1963
Note: Between Igor Stravinsky and Galine Starodubrovsky
BOX-FOLDER 1/11 Farrand, Noel, 1989
BOX-FOLDER 1/12 Hammerstein II, Oscar, 1942
Note: To Ira Gershwin
BOX-FOLDER 1/13 Hofmann, Josef, 1955
BOX-FOLDER 1/14 Koch, Edward, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 1/15 Langenus, Gustave, 1938
BOX-FOLDER 1/16 Lear, Frances, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 1/17-20 Miscellaneous, 1941-1947, 1954-1962, 1981-1991, 1996
BOX-FOLDER 1/22 New York University, 1988-1991
BOX-FOLDER 1/23 New York University. White House invitations, 1982-1991
BOX-FOLDER 1/21 Nixon, Richard, 1961-1962
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Oppenheim, David. World War Two, 1943-1945
Note: This folder contains Nazi symbols and paraphernalia
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 Oppenheim family, 1921-1926, 1941-1945, 1962-1966, 1992
BOX-FOLDER 2/3-4 Oppenheim family. World War Two, 1943-1945
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Ormandy, Eugene, 1961
BOX-FOLDER 2/6-7 Professional correspondence, 1990-1997
BOX-FOLDER 2/8 Rivers, Larry, 1962
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 Rodgers, Richard, 1935
Note: To George Gershwin
BOX-FOLDER 2/10 Sacks, Oliver, 1988
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 Schneider, Alexander, 1983-1986
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 Serkin, Rudolf, 1975-1978, 1991
BOX-FOLDER 2/13 Stokowski, Leopold, 1947
BOX-FOLDER 2/14 Stravinsky, Igor, 1958-1962
BOX-FOLDER 2/15 Walter, Bruno, 1959-1961
BOX-FOLDER 2/16 Westphal, Fred, 1937, 1998, 2004
BOX 3-4, 7 Photographs, 1920-2001
This series consists primarily of photographs of Oppenheim alone, his work, and his family. Included are photographs of performances and recording sessions at CBS and Columbia Records and photographs from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts events. Notable figures in the series include Lauren Bacall, Pablo Casals, Serge Koussevitzky, President Richard Nixon, and Barbara Walters. Family photographs include Oppenheim's immediate and extended family as well as images of him in childhood through adulthood. The family photographs supplement the family correspondence and genealogical materials in other series.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
BOX-FOLDER 4/5 Adler, Stella and Harold Clurman, 2001
BOX-FOLDER 3/1-2, 7/1 CBS, Columbia Records, and performances, circa 1950s and undated
BOX-FOLDER 7/2 Hofmann, Josef, 1930-1937 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/6-7 Japan and Russia trip, 1966
BOX-FOLDER 3/3, 7/3 Miscellaneous, 1942, circa 1950s-1970s, and undated
Includes: Shirley Booth; Pablo Casals; Betty Comden; Serge Koussevitzky; President Richard Nixon; Lewis Strauss
BOX-FOLDER 3/4-6, 7/4 New York University, circa 1980's-1990 and undated
Includes: Lauren Bacall; Betty Comden; Adolph Green; Jerry Orbach
BOX-FOLDER 3/7-10, 4/1 New York University. Tisch School 20th anniversary, 1985
Includes: Roone Arledge; Carol Channing; Betty Comden; Adolph Green; Jerry Herman; Mary Beth Hurt; Anne Jackson; Ed Koch; Walter Matthau; Leontyne Price; Oliver Smith; Barbara Walters
BOX-FOLDER 4/2 New York University. Tisch School graduation, 1984
BOX-FOLDER 4/3 Oppenheim family, circa 1920s, 1938-1945
Includes: Julia Nurko Oppenheim; Louis Oppenheim; Stanley Oppenheim
BOX-FOLDER 4/4 Retirement, 1990-1991
BOX 4 Programs, 1944-1999
This series contains programs for performances in which Oppenheim participated. Included is a concert program for a performance at the Library of Congress by the Budapest Quartet with Oppenheim accompanying, as well as a number of concerts performed under the direction of Pablo Casals.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 4/8 1944, 1954-1957
BOX-FOLDER 4/9 1959-1960, 1978
BOX-FOLDER 4/10 1995-1999
BOX 5 Music, 1910-1987
This series contains scores from Oppenheim's time at Columbia Records and a small amount of miscellaneous music. The Columbia Records scores were used for recorded performances and include recording session annotations. One notable item is a clarinet excerpt from the second movement of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 7 notated by Serge Koussevitzky at Tanglewood for Oppenheim.
Arranged alphabetically by composer and title therein.
Berlioz, Hector
BOX-FOLDER 5/1 Symphonie fantastique, 1948
Brahms, Johannes
BOX-FOLDER 5/2 Symphony no. 1, undated
BOX-FOLDER 5/3 Symphony no. 4, 1929
Debussy, Claude
BOX-FOLDER 5/4 Danses, 1910
Diamond, David
BOX-FOLDER 5/5 Quintet, 1957
Laid in: Correspondence from David Diamond
Enesco, Georges
BOX-FOLDER 5/6 Rumanian Rhapsody no. 1, undated
Haydn, Joseph
BOX-FOLDER 5/7 Symphony no. 94, undated
Mahler, Gustav
BOX-FOLDER 5/8 Symphony no. 2, 1942
Mendelssohn, Felix
BOX-FOLDER 5/9 A Midsummer Night's Dream, undated
Shostakovich, Dmitri
BOX-FOLDER 5/10 Symphony no. 7 (excerpt), 1942
Note: Notated by Serge Koussevitzky
Stravinsky, Igor
BOX-FOLDER 5/11 Berceuses du chat, 1917
BOX-FOLDER 5/12 L'histoire du soldat, 1987
BOX-FOLDER 5/13 Octet, 1952
BOX-FOLDER 5/14 Pulcinella Suite, 1949
BOX-FOLDER 5/15 Rag-Time, 1924
BOX 6 MAPCASE FOLDER 1 Miscellany, 1929-1998
Assorted materials from both Oppenheim's professional career and personal life comprise this series. Materials include newspaper clippings, Oppenheim family genealogical documents, speeches and notes from Oppenheim's time as Dean of the Tisch School of the Arts, and photocopied notes from Igor Stravinsky and Oppenheim written during the filming of Stravinsky.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
BOX-FOLDER 6/1 CBS / Columbia Records, 1959-1969
BOX-FOLDER 6/2-3 Clippings, 1944-1969, 1991, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 6/4 Eastman transcript, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 6/5 Family genealogy, 1929, 1942, 1980, and undated
MAPCASE FOLDER 1 Family tree, undated
BOX-FOLDER 6/6 Langenus, Gustave. Research, 1997
Note: For David Ross
BOX-FOLDER 6/7 Speeches, 1978-1991
BOX-FOLDER 6/8-9 Speech notes, 1976-1983, 1995-1998, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 6/10 Stravinsky film, undated
BOX-FOLDER 6/11 Retirement, 1990

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