2 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) McKim collection, 1899-1991.

  1. McKim Fund collection, 1929-2021

    approximately 200 items. 14 containers plus bound items. 21 linear feet. 154 digital files (14.7 GB). -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    The Leonora Jackson and William Duncan McKim Fund at the Library of Congress was established in 1970 to commission works for violin and piano, sponsor a series of concerts at the Library of Congress, and to purchase letters by prominent composers. The collection includes scores for the commissioned musical works, programs from the sponsored concerts, and all purchased letters. Newly commissioned materials will be added to the finding aid as they are received.

  2. Leonora Jackson McKim papers, 1854-1969

    approximately 2,000 items. 30 containers. 13 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Leonora Jackson McKim was one of the first American female concert violinists to achieve international acclaim. She made her debut in 1896 and was awarded the Mendelssohn State Prize in 1898. She performed for royalty in Britain, Germany, and Sweden and was decorated by Queen Victoria in 1899. In 1915, she married Dr. William Duncan McKim (1855-1935) and they lived in Washington, D.C. The collection contains printed and manuscript music (chiefly for violin and piano), writings, correspondence, photographs, publicity materials, artwork, and miscellaneous items.