Samuel Lifschey collection (MSS 19)
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).
- Lifschey, Samuel, 1889-1961 (Donor, Person)
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.
0.85 Linear feet ((1) legal sized flip-top archival box (1) deep lid print box containing (2) bound scrapbooks)
Language of Materials
Photographs moved to PH 1 Archival photograph collection, group #658
- Samuel Lifschey collection (MSS 19)
- Kristina Wilson, Barbara Benedett
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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