Olin Downes Papers- Series 6. Reviews by Other Critics

Olin Downes Papers- Series 6. Reviews by Other Critics

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Downes, Olin, 1886-1955
Title: Olin Downes Papers- Series 6. Reviews by Other Critics
Dates: 1901-1919
Quantity: 1.2 Linear feet (3 document boxes)
Abstract:The series consists of newspaper clippings of music reviews by other critics collected by Olin Downes from 1901-1919. Mainly consists of reviews from New York and Boston newspapers written by Philip Hale, James Gibbons Huneker, and H.E. Krehbiel.
Coll. Number: ms688.series6

Biographical/Historical Note

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


Scope and Content Note

Following is a summary of the entire Olin Downes Papers collection, of which Series 6 described here is a part:

Series 1. Subject Files includes printed material, articles, newspaper clippings, and programs pertaining to American music in general and to a variety of composers, conductors, and musicians, as well as organizations of key interest to Downes. Dates range ca. 1920-1955. Series 2. Correspondence is professional in nature and Downes’ career as a music critic and lecturer as well as his involvement with major organizations. For key correspondents see Series 2 finding aid abstract. Dates range ca. 1909-1955. Series 3. Lectures include handwritten manuscripts, typed drafts with corrections, and final copies of Olin Downes’ lectures. The lectures document Downes’ knowledge in the field of music and cover a great variety of musical genres. Dates range 1932-1953. Series 4. Articles covers articles written by Olin Downes in manuscript form with some corrected copies, the articles relate to criticism of American music in general and to specific composers, conductors, musicians, and productions. Dates range ca. 1930-1952. Series 5. Manuscripts contains Downes’ notes, research material, drafts, outlines, typescripts, and galleys of several of his major published and unpublished books, as well as a compilation edited by Irene Downes and materials for a memoir. Dates range ca. 1926-1957. Series 6. Reviews by Others consists of newspaper clippings of music reviews by other critics collected by Olin Downes from 1901-1919. Series 7. Personal and Family papers contains the papers of the Downes and Miles families from 1908-1962. Includes primarily family correspondence including that of Downes, as well as financial records, newspaper clippings, notebooks and engagement books, and some personal effects. See also Irene Downes Series 10. Series 8. Programs contains programs from various performances, with Brooklyn groups highlighted. Series 9. Photographs and Sketches includes those of Olin Downes and the Downes and Miles families Includes photographs of Olin Downes; his wives and children; and various public figures or friends in the field. Dates range from ca. 1910-1955. Series 10. Irene Miles Downes papers consists mainly of her correspondence and documents Downes’ work with various New York organizations and work after Olin Downes’ death, as well as manuscripts of her writings. Some Irene Miles Downes materials can also be found in Series 7. Series 11. Mildred Miles papers consists of manuscripts of her writings ca. 1940. Series 12. Scrapbooks, Clippings and Reviews mainly contains newspaper articles and reviews written by Olin Downes, as well as some articles and reviews by others. Dates range from 1909-1955. Series 13. Sheet and Manuscript Music includes published sheet music and some music manuscripts collected by Olin Downes from ca. 1900-1946.


Arrangement

This series is arranged primarily in chronological order.

The collection as a whole is arranged in 13 series which are each listed and described separately. The entire collection is organized as follows:

Series 1. Subject Files (67 boxes) Series 2. Correspondence (66 boxes) Series 3. Lectures (7 boxes) Series 4. Articles (4 boxes) Series 5. Manuscripts (30 boxes) Series 6. Reviews by Other Critics (3 boxes) Series 7. Personal and Family Papers (37 boxes, 1 oversized folder) Series 8. Programs (2 boxes) Series 9. Photographs and Sketches (9 boxes) Series 10. Irene Miles Downes papers (8 boxes) Series 11. Mildred Miles papers (2 boxes) Series 12. Scrapbooks, Clippings and Reviews (9 boxes) Series 13. Sheet Music (6 boxes, 2 oversized folders)


Index Terms

Hale, Philip, 1854-1934
Huneker, James, 1857-1921
Krehbiel, Henry Edward, 1854-1923
Music critics--United States.
Music--United States--History and criticism.
Music--United States--Performance.
Reviews (document genre)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Olin Downes Papers, MS 688 (Series 6. Reviews by Other Critics). Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

For the rest of the Olin Downes papers please see also companion Series 1-5 and 7-14.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Music Criticism, 1901
 
2Music Criticism, 1902
 
3Music Criticism, 1903
 
4Music Criticism, 1904
 
5Music Criticism, 1905
 
6Music Criticism, 1906
 
7Music Criticism, 1911
 
8Music Criticism, 1917
 
9Music Criticism, 1918 February
 
10Music Criticism, 1918 March
 
11Music Criticism, 1918 April
 
12Music Criticism, 1918 May
 
13Music Criticism, 1918 August & October
 
14Music Criticism, 1918 November
 
15Music Criticism, 1918 December
 
BoxFolder
21Music Criticism, 1919 January
 
2Music Criticism, 1919 February
 
3Music Criticism, 1919 March
 
4Music Criticism, 1919 April
 
5Music Criticism, 1919 May
 
6Music Criticism, 1919 May
 
7Music Criticism, 1919 June
 
8Music Criticism, 1919 July
 
BoxFolder
31-8Philip Hale