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Olin Downes papers, Series 12. Scrapbooks, Clippings and Reviews

Olin Downes papers, Series 12. Scrapbooks, Clippings and Reviews

Descriptive Summary

Title: Olin Downes papers, Series 12. Scrapbooks, Clippings and Reviews
Creator: Downes, Olin, 1886-1955
Inclusive Dates: 1929-1955
Language: English
Extent: 14 Linear Feet (9 oversized boxes)
Collection Number: ms688.series12
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Olin Downes (1886-1955) was an American music critic with the Boston Post (1906-1924) and the New York Times (1924-1955).

Scope and Content

Scrapbooks, Clippings and Reviews consists of scrapbooks, clippings and newspapers from 1909-1955. The scrapbooks and folios mainly contain newspaper articles and reviews written by Olin Downes from 1909-1955 (with gaps) for the New York Times pertaining to musical performers and performances at Carnegie Hall, the New York Metropolitan Opera, and the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. Other scrapbooks and folios include newspaper clippings of the writings of music critics Virgil Thompson (1940-1954, with gaps) and Ernest Newman (1935-1954).

Organization and Arrangement

The materials are arranged by record type and/or year.

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


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Olin Downes papers, Series 12. Scrapbooks, Clippings and Reviews, ms 688.series12, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Music -- United States -- Performance.
Music critics -- United States.
Newman, Ernest, 1868-1959
Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Scrapbooks
Thompson, Virgil

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Scrapbooks
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11Scrapbook- general music, conducting topics , April- July 1929
12Scrapbook- general music, conducting topics , July-December 1929
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21 and 2Scrapbooks (2)- general music, conducting topic, 1930-1931
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31Scrapbook- "Ideal"- clippings, mainly New York music scene, 1933-1934
32Scrapbook- "A Treasury of American Song" a book by Olin Downes and Elie Siegmeister, 1940
33Scrapbook- mainly New York clippings, 1948
35Scrapbooks- articles by Olin Downes , 1944-1947
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41Scrapbook of clippings , 1947-1951
42London Sunday Times clippings, 1947-1953
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51Scrapbook of clippings , 1952-1955
52Virgil Thompson scrapbook, 1945-1948
 
Newspaper Reviews by Downes and Thompson, 1909-1955 ((4 oversized boxes containing 14 large envelope/packets of newspaper articles))
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61Downes - Opening of Boston Opera House, Nov. 9, 1909
62Boston Post (Photostats)
63Sunday Articles- Olin Downes, New York Times and Virgil Thompson, New York Herald-Tribune , 1940-1942
64Sunday Articles- Olin Downes, New York Times and Virgil Thompson, New York Herald-Tribune , 1948
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71Sunday Articles- Olin Downes, New York Times and Virgil Thompson, New York Herald-Tribune , 1949
72Sunday Articles- Olin Downes, New York Times and Virgil Thompson, New York Herald-Tribune , 1950
73Sunday Articles- Olin Downes, New York Times and Virgil Thompson, New York Herald-Tribune , 1951
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81Sunday Articles- Olin Downes, New York Times and Virgil Thompson, New York Herald-Tribune , 1951
82Sunday Articles- Olin Downes, New York Times and Virgil Thompson, New York Herald-Tribune , 1952
83Record Reviews, New York Times and New York Herald-Tribune , 1952
84Record Reviews, New York Times and New York Herald-Tribune, 1953
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91Sunday Articles- Olin Downes, New York Times and Virgil Thompson, New York Herald-Tribune , 1953
92Virgil Thompson - Press Reviews & Articles, 1953-1954
93Sunday Articles and Press Reviews- Olin Downes, 1952-1955