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

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

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Downes, Olin, 1886-1955
Title: Olin Downes papers, Series 12. Scrapbooks, Clippings and Reviews
Dates: 1929-1955
Quantity: 14.0 Linear feet (9 oversized boxes)
Coll. Number: ms688.series12

Biographical/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 Note

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).


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.


Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Subseries 12A Scrapbooks
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11Scrapbook- general music, conducting topics, April- July 1929
2Scrapbook- 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
2Scrapbook- "A Treasury of American Song" a book by Olin Downes and Elie Siegmeister, 1940
3Scrapbook- mainly New York clippings, 1948
5Scrapbooks- articles by Olin Downes, 1944-1947
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41Scrapbook of clippings, 1947-1951
2London Sunday Times clippings, 1947-1953
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51Scrapbook of clippings, 1952-1955
2Virgil Thompson scrapbook, 1945-1948
 
Subseries 12.2 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
2Boston Post (Photostats)
3Sunday Articles- Olin Downes, New York Times and Virgil Thompson, New York Herald-Tribune, 1940-1942
4Sunday 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
2Sunday Articles- Olin Downes, New York Times and Virgil Thompson, New York Herald-Tribune, 1950
3Sunday 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
2Sunday Articles- Olin Downes, New York Times and Virgil Thompson, New York Herald-Tribune, 1952
3Record Reviews, New York Times and New York Herald-Tribune, 1952
4Record 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
2Virgil Thompson - Press Reviews & Articles, 1953-1954
3Sunday Articles and Press Reviews- Olin Downes, 1952-1955