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Samuel Lifschey collection (MSS 19)

 Collection
Identifier: PPCI-MSS 19

Scope and Contents

The collection contains scrapbooks, programs, correspondence, clippings, and photographs from Samuel Lifschey's career as a member of both the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Flute-Harp-Viola Trio (whose members were Edna Phillips, William Kincaid, and Lifschey).

Dates

  • 1912-1955

Creator

Bibliographical note

Samuel Lifschey (1889-1961) was an American violist who initially studied the violin under Arnold Volpe, Rubin Goldmark, and Henri Casadesus. After his switch to viola, Lifschey played with the New York, Cleveland, and Detroit Symphonies before serving as principal viola of Philadelphia Orchestra (1925-1955) and as a member of the Philadelphia Flute-Harp-Viola Trio. In addition to his performance career, Lifschey taught viola at Julliard.

Extent

0.85 Linear feet ((1) legal sized flip-top archival box (1) deep lid print box containing (2) bound scrapbooks)

Language of Materials

English

Separated Materials

Photographs moved to PH 1 Archival photograph collection, group #658
Title
Samuel Lifschey collection (MSS 19)
Status
Completed
Author
Kristina Wilson, Barbara Benedett
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives Repository

Contact:
1720 Locust St
Philadelphia PA 19103 United States