Olin Downes papers, Series 9. Photographs and Sketches

Olin Downes papers, Series 9. Photographs and Sketches

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Downes, Olin, 1886-1955
Title: Olin Downes papers, Series 9. Photographs and Sketches
Dates: ca. 1910-1955
Quantity: 5.2 Linear feet (9 boxes)
Coll. Number: ms688.series9

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

The Photographs and Sketches consists of photographs of the Olin Downes and the Downes and Miles families from approximately 1910-1955. Includes photographs of Olin Downes; his wives Marion Davenport Downes and Irene Miles Downes; children Dorothy Downes Williams, Nancy Downes Smith, and Edward Downes; Raymond Miles and the Miles family; and various public figures or friends. The series also contains postcards of various locales in the United States and Europe.


Arranged in alphabetical order by name of photograph subject.

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.

Index Terms

Downes family
Downes, Edward, 1911-2001
Downes, Marion Davenport
Miles family
Miles, Raymond
Music critics--United States.
Smith, Nancy Downes
Williams, Dorothy Downes

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Olin Downes papers, Series 9. Photographs and Sketches, ms 688.series9, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Abell, Arthur and Louise [see also: Correlo, Lohengrin, Strauss]- with Downes, Olin, and Bachelor, Ruth.
2Albeniz, Isaac
3Animals (pets, etc.)
4Ansermet, Ernest
5Antiques (furniture)
6Arbos, Enrique Fernandez
7Ascherfield, Clara
8Ballets, scenes from- "Central Park" and "American in Paris"
9Barbieri, Fedora
10Bartok, Bela
11Bauer, Marion
12Behre, Theodore (brother-in-law)
13Berocrie, Thelma
14Bertolamiv, Viviane
15Biggs, E. Power
16Bloch, Ernest
17Borge, Vincent- in concert
18Brahms, Johannes
19Brevard Music Festival, 1954
20Brice, Antonia
21Canletti, Guido See also: Toscanini
2Corelli, Arcangelo
3Cutter, Carl & Family [Downes Brother-in-law]
4Davison, A. T.
5De Bra, Elizabeth
6De Carvalho, Eleasor
7De Lanux, Elizabeth
8Downes, Irene Miles - Childhood
9Downes, Irene Miles - Adolescence
10Downes, Irene Miles
11Downes, Irene Miles & Family (Miles)
12Downes, Irene Miles & Others
13Downes, Irene Miles & Others
31Downes, Louise Coison
2 - 5Downes, Olin
6Downes, Olin & Irene
7-8Downes, Olin & Others
9Downes, Olin & Irene & Others
10Downes, Olin & Marion Davenport [1st Marriage]
11Eastman Senior Symphony
12Eroica House [Vienna Austria]
13Ford Peace Ship, 1915 - 1916
14Frugoni, Orazio
15Gamer, George Robert with Olin Downes
16Gaston, Ward J.
17Gilbert, Henry Franklin
18Gold, Julius
19Gordon, Jacques
20Greenberg, M. (etchings by)
21Gromyko, A. with Olin Downes
41Hale, Philip
2Hammerslough, Alec
3Hansen, Howard
4Harris, Roy & Wife
5Heifetz, Jascha
6Hubbard, Charles
7Hugo, Victor
8Ives, Charles
9Jalas, Jassi
10Kapell, William
11Kaltenborn, H.V. & Family
12Kelterborn, Louis Wilhelm
13Kinkeldey, Otto
14Kodály, Zoltán
15Koussevitsky, Serge & Olga
16Kramer, Walter F.
17Kreisler, Fritz
18Kurtz, Efrem
19Kurtz, Peter
20Lenom, Clement
21Lewisohn, Irene
22Librizzi, Raymond
23Malcuzynski, Witold
24Miles - Family
25Miles - Paternal Grandparents
26Miles, Laura M.
27Miles, Mildred
28-29Miles, Raymond
30Miles, Raymond - Family
51Miles, Mark Robin
2Miles, William
3-4Miles - [Family?]
5Miller, Frank
9Miscellaneous Column Layouts
10Morris, Newbald
11Paderewski, Ignace Jan
12Peabody Conservatory
13Philippe, Isadore
61Rachmaninoff, Sergei Vassilievich
2Reiner, Fritz
3Rodinski, Artur
4-5Rogers, Bernard
6Rose, Hugh
7Rosenthal, Moriz
8Ruggles, Carl
9Sargent, Winthrop
10Schweitzer, Albert
11Shanet, Howard
12Shostakovich, Dimitri
13Sibelius, Jean
14Spalding, Albert
15Stillman - Kelly, Egar
16Straus, Richard
18Telmanyi Family Quartet
19Thompson, Virgil
20Toscanini, Arturo
21Vaugh-Williams, Ralph
22Villa-Lobos, Heitor
23Volpe, Arnold (Bust)
24Wagner, Richard & Family
25Walter, Bruno
26White, Paul
27Whitman, Walt (Medallion)
28Women in Orchestras - Pictures
7Post Cards- various blank picture postcards, often depicting Massachusetts, New York, or European scenes (approx. 200)
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81Framed sketch (reproduction)- Strauss conducting Mozart
2Framed photographs- triptych of Beethoven monuments
3Photograph- candid- Sergei Rachmaninoff and Eugene Ormandy
4Photograph- candid- Sergei Rachmaninoff and Eugene Ormandy
5Photograph- damaged- [illegible] unidentified composer
6Photograph- portrait- Jean Sibelius
7Clipping re Jean Sibelius
8Photograph- portrait- Vaughan Williams
9Contact sheet set- Olin Downes
10Photograph- portrait- Fritz Kreisler
11Photograph- portrait- Olin Downes at piano
12Photograph- portrait- Olin Downes as young man
13Sketch- Olin Downes
14Photograph- portrait- Frank Damrosch
15Certificate of honor- for Olin Downes from the Order of the White Rose of Finland, 1937
16Clipping: Conductor gives his idea of how orchestras might solve problems, 1950
17Sheet Music to song- Among Foes, Music by S. Tanieff, edited by Olin Downes
18Honor Roll certificate for Irene L. Miles, 1896
19Charcoal sketch (reproduction) Richard Strauss
20Framed souvenir program re Wagner from Arthur Abell to Olin Downes, 1952
21Framed pencil sketch of woman in profile [Irene Downes], 1952
22Photographs- portraits (2)- Philip Hale
236 Sketches of Isadora Duncan, by Abraham Walkowitz
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9Der Mantel Gogol- 12 Lithographs by Walter Gramatte, 1930