Olin Downes Papers- Series 9. Photographs and Sketches

Olin Downes Papers- Series 9. Photographs and Sketches

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Downes, Olin, 1886-1955
Title: Olin Downes Papers- Series 9. Photographs and Sketches
Dates: ca. 1910-1955
Quantity: 5.2 Linear feet (6 document boxes, 1 half box, 2 oversized boxes)
Abstract:The series consists of photographs of the Olin Downes and the Downes and Miles families from ca. 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.
Coll. Number: ms688.series9

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 9 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Downes’ notes, research material, drafts, outlines, typescripts, and galleys of several of his major published and unpublished books, as well as a compilation edited by Irene Downes and materials for a memoir.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

Arranged in alphabetical order by name of photograph subject.

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

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Olin Downes papers, MS 688 (Series 9. Photographs). 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 1-8 and 10-14.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
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
 
BoxFolder
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
 
BoxFolder
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
 
BoxFolder
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
 
BoxFolder
51Miles, Mark Robin
 
2Miles, William
 
3-4Miles - [Family?]
 
5Miller, Frank
 
6-8Miscellaneous
 
9Miscellaneous Column Layouts
 
10Morris, Newbald
 
11Paderewski, Ignace Jan
 
12Peabody Conservatory
 
13Philippe, Isadore
 
14Places
 
BoxFolder
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
 
17Tcherepnine
 
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
 
Box
7Post Cards- various blank picture postcards, often depicting Massachusetts, New York, or European scenes (approx. 200)
 

Oversized and framed photographs, sketches of composers, etc

OS BoxItem
81Framed sketch (reproduction)- Strauss cnducting 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
OS Box
9Der Mantel Gogol- 12 Lithographs by Walter Gramatte, 1930