Boris Sokoloff autograph collection (MSS 30) Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS 30
Finding Aid Author
Barbara Benedett
Finding Aid Date
2016
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
English

Dates

  • 1923-1971 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.1 Linear feet (Whole)
    (1) folder

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Notes

  • Abstract

    The collection contains musicians' autographs collected by Sokoloff during his career.

  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Physical Description

    The collection consists of pages from an autograph album and loose items.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Sokoloff's widow Nancy in 2001.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Boris Sokoloff, the son of Cleveland Orchestra conductor Nikolai Sokoloff, studied trumpet with Saul Caston at the Curtis Institute of Music (1934-35). After Curtis he served as manager of the Columbia Artists Community Concerts, assistant manager of the New York Philharmonic, and manager of the Minneapolis Symphony orchestra. In 1964 Sokoloff returned to Philadelphia as general manager of the Philadelphia Orchestra, a position he held until 1978.

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