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Olin Downes papers, Series 10. Irene Miles Downes papers

Olin Downes papers, Series 10. Irene Miles Downes papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Olin Downes papers, Series 10. Irene Miles Downes papers
Creator: Downes, Irene
Inclusive Dates: circa 1926-1964
Language: English
Extent: 3.2 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Collection Number: ms688.series10
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The Irene Miles Downes papers consist of the papers of Irene Miles Downes from approximately 1926-1964. The papers contain mainly correspondence both to Downes and carbon copies of her letters. The correspondence documents Downes' work with the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (N.Y.) and Town Hall, Inc. (New York, N.Y.), the settlement of Olin Downes' estate, the sale of Olin Downes' music library to Florida State University and the library's dedication, royalties from Olin Downes' publications, and personal correspondence with friends and public figures in the music field. Major correspondents include Charles Atkins, George V. Denney, Jean Reti-Forbes, Olga and Hans Kaltenborn, Norman L. Kilpatrick, and Robert Rockmore. The series also contains manuscripts of Irene Downes' writings, including various stories about Olin Downes.

Organization and Arrangement

The materials are arranged in alphabetical order by correspondent or topic.

This finding aid represents just one portion of the Olin Downes papers, which all together consists of correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, printed materials, articles, music manuscripts, and lectures.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Olin Downes papers, Series 10. Irene Miles Downes papers, ms 688.series10, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences
Correspondence.
Downes, Olin
Florida State University
Music -- New York (State) -- New York -- Societies, etc.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Apartments: Hughes, Jacqueline Cushing, Mrs. Edward Ramee, Mrs. Joseph R. Hoguet, Mrs. Marguerite Ramee
 
12Arden, Elizabeth
 
13Armsby, Lenora Woods
 
14Astrologer - Mr. Hugh McCraig
 
15Atkinson, Brooks
 
16Ballon, Ellen
 
17Beecham, Sir Thomas - Letter To
 
18Bergal, George
 
19Bernstein, Leonard - Letters To
 
110Blanc, Eliot
 
111Bloch, Suzanne
 
112Bower, Dr. Warren - Assistant Dean, New York University
 
113Brailowsky, Mr. & Mrs. Alexander
 
114Brailowsky, Alexander - RE: Chopin Nocturnes
 
115Braunfield, Archibald V.
 
116Braunstein, Dr. Joseph
 
117Broadcast Music - Carl Haverlin
 
118Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (1) Charles Atkins, etc., July 1926 - July 9, 1928
 
119Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (2) Charles Atkins, July 10, 1928 - July 21, 1928
 
120Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (3) Charles Atkins, July 24, 1928 - August 18, 1928
 
121Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (4) Charles Atkins, 1934 - 1935
 
122Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (5), 1936 - April, 1957
 
123Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (6), May, 1937 - June, 1937
 
124Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (7), July 1, 1937 - Nov. 1937
 
125Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (8), 1938 - 1940 - Undated
 
126Burden, Mr. & Mrs. Chester (Elenor)
 
127Burrows, Clyde
 
128Calvin, Irl
 
129Century Association
 
130Chasins, Abram
 
131Chotzinoff, Samuel
 
132Christmas
 
133Church of the Ascension - Rev. William V. Workman
 
134Churchill, Sir Winston - Letter To
 
135Clifton, Chalmers
 
136Coates, Helen
 
137Colombo, Mr. & Mrs. France - Daughters: Roberta & Elvira
 
138Committee to Defend America by Adding the Allies
 
139Curzon, Clifford and Lucille
 
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21Dahlerup, Baroness - RE: Hans Christian Anderson Birthday
 
22Davenport, Mr. Mrs. Henry
 
23Davis, Margaret
 
24Dorfman, Ania
 
25Dowling, Lyle
 
26Downes, Irene - Biography - Who's Who in American Women
 
27Downes, Irene - Books - Olin Downes on Music See: Olin Downes on Music Box in Writings File
 
28Downes, Irene - Correspondence, 1931 - 1939
 
29Downes, Irene - Correspondence, 1940
 
210Downes, Irene - Correspondence, 1941
 
211Downes, Irene - Correspondence, 1942
 
212Downes, Irene - Correspondence, 1943 - 1944
 
213Downes, Irene - Correspondence, 1945 - 1947
 
214Downes, Irene - Correspondence, 1948 - 1953
 
215Downes, Irene - Correspondence, 1954 - 1956
 
216Downes, Irene - Correspondence, 1957
 
217Downes, Irene - Correspondence, 1958 - 1959
 
218Downes, Irene - Correspondence, 1960
 
219Downes, Irene - Correspondence, 1961 - 1964
 
220-21Downes, Irene - Correspondence, Undated
 
222-26Downes, Irene - Correspondence - Carbons, Undated
 
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31-4Downes, Irene - Correspondence - Miscellaneous, Impersonal
 
35Downes, Irene - Correspondence - Postcards
 
36Downes, Irene - Correspondence - Henry Holt & Company, Inc. RE: Her Translation of "Gaspard de la Nuit"
 
37Downes, Irene - RE: Downes, Olin Stories
 
38Downes, Irene - Downes, Olin - Biography - Who's Who in America, National Cyclopedia of American Biography
 
39Downes, Irene - Downes, Olin - Books - Ten Operatic Masterpieces - RE: Sale of
 
310Downes, Irene - Downes, Olin - Books - Treasury of American Song - Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1945 - 1948
 
311Downes, Irene - Downes, Olin - RE: Five - Minute Talks - CBS
 
312Downes, Irene - Downes, Olin - (1) - Seventieth Anniversary Fund, 1955
 
313Downes, Irene - Downes, Olin - (2) - Seventieth Anniversary Fund, 1955
 
314Eaton, Quaintance
 
315Edson, Elie - RE: "Les Enfants du Paradis"
 
316Farley, Mrs. Eliot
 
317Finkelstein, Sidney
 
318Fischer, Carl Music Publishers, Inc.
 
319Florida State University - Norman L. Kilpatrick - RE: Sale of Olin Downes Music Library, Dec 28, 1955 - Apr 2, 1956
 
320Florida State University - RE: Sale of Olin Downes Music Library, June 5, 1956 - Nov 10, 1956
 
321Florida State University - RE: Dedication of Olin Downes Music Library, Nov 10, 1956
 
322Florida State University - RE: Olin Downes Music Library
 
323Glanville-Hicks, Peggy - "Tribute" to Olin and Letters Pertaining Thereto
 
324Glazer, Frank and Huth
 
325Greenway, G. Lauder
 
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41Hall, Bernice and David
 
42Hammerslough, Alec
 
43Hanson, Howard
 
44Haraszti, Zoltan - Boston Public Library - RE: Work on Olin Downes on Music
 
45Hawkins, Frances
 
46Haynes, Elizabeth
 
47Hintz, Wanda M.
 
48Horowitz, Wanda and Vladimir
 
49Hull, Mrs. Lytell
 
410Jalas, Jussi
 
411Joffe, Judah - Letters to
 
412Josten, Mr. & Mrs. Werner
 
413Kaltenborn, Mr. & Mrs. Hans (Olga) - (1), 1934 - 1956
 
414Kaltenborn, Mr. & Mrs. Hans (Olga) - (2), 1957 - 1958
 
415Kaltenborn, Mr. & Mrs. Hans (Olga) - (3), 1959 - 1961 - Undated
 
416Kaltenborn, Rolf - RE: Incorporated Income Fund - (1)
 
417Kaltenborn, Rolf - RE: Incorporated Income Fund - (2)
 
418Kassern, Tadeusz and Longina
 
419Kendy, Arthur
 
420Kennedy, Mrs. John F. - Letter to
 
421Kent, Rockwell
 
422Kilenyi, Julie - Sculptor for Florida State Memorial to Olin Downes
 
423Koch, Dora and John
 
424Koussevitsky, Olga
 
425Koussevitsky, Olga - International Music Fund
 
426Langensiepen, John
 
427Lawrence, Robert
 
428Levinger, Dr. Henry
 
429Levy-Despas, Mrs. Jacqueline
 
430Libraries - Harvard, Indiana, New York, Boston
 
431Lieberson, Goddard
 
432Linton, Albert
 
433Lit, Mrs. David Ellis
 
434London, Mrs. Helen
 
435Lowenbach, Mr. & Mrs. Jan. V. (Vilma)
 
436McCullough, Jennie (Maid)
 
437McDowell, Mrs. Edward (Marion)
 
438McFarland, Frances
 
439McLanahan, Mrs. Alexander H. - (Frances)
 
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51Macy's Book Department (Paul Shack - Buyer)
 
52Mann, Federick R.
 
53Marker, Leonard
 
54Menuhin, Yaltah
 
55Metropolitan Opera Quiz
 
56Minor, Robert S.
 
57Montgomery, Stuart
 
58Morel, Jean
 
59Morgenthau, Henry III - WNYC
 
510Murray, Kenneth - Attorney - RE: Treasury of American Song
 
511Musical America - Ronald Eyer, John Majeski, Edward Davis
 
512Musicians Aid Society
 
513Myrick, Hattie and Maysie - Correspondence, 1907 - 1940
 
514Myrick, Hattie and Maysie, 1941 - 1946
 
515Myrick, Hattie and Maysie, 1947 - 1962, Undated
 
516National Committee for the Musical Arts - (Quaintance Eaton)
 
517Naumburg, Mr. & Mrs. Walter (Elsie) (1), 1940 - 1956
 
518Naumburg, Mr. & Mrs. Walter (Elsie) (2), 1957 - 1959 - Undated
 
519New York Times
 
520Olin Downes Foundation
 
521Olin Downes on Music, Letter Re:, 1955 - February 1957
 
522Olin Downes on Music, Letter Re:, March - February 1957
 
523Olin Downes on Music, Letter Re: Miscellaneous, no date
 
524Olin Downes on Music, Letter Re: Miscellaneous Notes, no date
 
525Olin Downes on Music, Radio Appearance and Talks
 
521Ormandy, Eugene
 
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61Packer Collegiate Institute
 
62Painting - RE: Unidentified Southern Lady Given to the University of Georgia
 
63Paloheimo, Y.A. - Consul of Finland
 
64Paynter, Grace
 
65Penrose, Mrs. Spencer (Julie)
 
66Phalen, Dale
 
67Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York
 
68Price, Gertrude Lovell
 
69 - 10Radio and Television Employment Prospects
 
611Reti, Mrs. Rudolf (Jean) - (1), 1954 - 1958
 
612Reti, Mrs. Rudolf (Jean) - (2), 1959 - 1960
 
613Reti, Mrs. Rudolf (Jean) - (3), 1961 - Undated
 
614Reti, Mrs. Rudolf (Jean) RE:
 
615Ann Robinson's Sunshine Terrace
 
616Ann Robinson's Sunshine Terrace - Subject
 
617Robinson, Duncan S.
 
618Rockmore, Robert [Olin Downes' Estate & Miscellaneous Correspondence] - (1), 1952 - Oct 1955
 
619Rockmore, Robert [Olin Downes' Estate & Miscellaneous Correspondence] - (2), Nov 1955 - Jan 1956
 
620Rockmore, Robert [Olin Downes' Estate & Miscellaneous Correspondence] - (3), Feb - Apr, 1956
 
621Rockmore, Robert [Olin Downes' Estate & Miscellaneous Correspondence] - (4), May, 1956
 
622Rockmore, Robert [Olin Downes' Estate & Miscellaneous Correspondence] - (5), Jun - Dec, 1956
 
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71Rockmore, Robert [Olin Downes' Estate & Miscellaneous Correspondence] - (6), Jan - May, 1957
 
72Rockmore, Robert [Olin Downes' Estate & Miscellaneous Correspondence] - (7), Jul - Dec, 1957
 
73Rockmore, Robert [Olin Downes' Estate & Miscellaneous Correspondence] - (8), Jan - May, 1958
 
74Rockmore, Robert [Olin Downes' Estate & Miscellaneous Correspondence] - (9), Jun - Dec, 1958
 
75Rockmore, Robert [Olin Downes' Estate & Miscellaneous Correspondence] - (10), 1959 - 1965
 
76Rogers, Richard
 
77Rodzinski, Mr. and Mrs. Artur (Helina)
 
78Rosenwald, Mr. and Mrs. William (Mary)
 
79Sack, Israel, Inc. - American Antiques - Albert Sack
 
710Sack, Israel, Inc. - Antiques - Catalogues, Including Downes Furniture
 
711Sarnoff, Gen. David - Letters to
 
712Schonberg, Harold
 
713Schuman, William - Julliard School of Music - RE: Olin's Baby Grand Piano
 
714Scribner's, Charles & Sons - RE: Olin's Last Unfinished Work Orchestral Repertory
 
715Siegel, Seymour N. - WNYC - Dir. Municipal Broadcasting System - RE: Tribute to Olin by WNYC
 
716Siletti, Mario
 
717Simon & Schuster - Accounts for Books
 
718Simon & Schuster - Correspondence
 
719Simon & Schuster - Promotional Material
 
720Sinclair, Mr. & Mrs. Roy
 
721Slonimsky, Nicholas
 
722Smith, Miss Gertrude Robinson
 
723Speck, Rose - Travel Agent
 
724Spivacke, Harold - Library of Congress Music Division
 
725Steinway, Mrs. Frederick (Julia)
 
726Steinway, Mrs. Theodore (Ruth)
 
727Straus, Noel
 
728Stroumille, Olga
 
729Sulzberger, Arthur Hays - New York Times Publisher
 
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81Taishoff, Mr. & Mrs. Saul
 
82Tanglewood
 
83Taubman, Howard
 
84Tex and Jinx - Television Show
 
85Thomson, Virgil
 
86Town Hall
 
87Town Hall - George V. Denny - Inter-Office Correspondence, Feb 1939 - Oct 1942
 
88Town Hall - George V. Denny - Inter-Office Correspondence, Nov 1942 - Jan 1943 - Undated
 
89Town Hall Club
 
810Travel and Passport
 
811Vassar College - Alumnae Correspondence
 
812Vengerova, Isabella
 
813Whalen, Grover A.
 
814Willcox, Henry
 
815Workum, Clara - Junior League of New York
 
816Zimbalist, Mr. & Mrs. Efrem (Mary Curtis)
 
817Zirato, Bruno - Letters To - RE: Olin Downes on Music
 
818 Olin and the Bad Squirel
 
819 Olin and the Rabbit
 
820 Olin and the Flashlight
 
821 Olin and the Ferry Boat
 
822Olin and the Surprise (Several Versions)
 
823 Olin and the Pussky Marino
 
824 Olin and His Garden
 
825Correspondence
 
826Foreward and Introduction to All About Olin