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Remy Muller scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: PPCI-MSS 44
The collection includes typescript letters to Muller's wife Elizabeth Bodie ("Bee") as well as postcards, photographs, and memorabilia.

Dates

  • 1931

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research

Extent

0.2 Linear feet ((1) volume)

Overview

The scrapbook chronicles a six-week visit by Remy Muller to the Bok Singer Tower

Biographical / Historical

Remy Muller, a World War II veteran who worked at the John Wanamaker store in Philadelphia (1917-1959), was admitted as a student of the Curtis Institute of Music to study campanology in the 1931-32 schoolyear. Part of the curriculum from 1929 to 1933, the subject was taught by Anton Brees, carillonneur of the Bok Singing Tower in the Mountain Lake Sanctuary, Florida. Remy Muller was the carillonneur of Trinity Reformed Church, Philadelphia (1929-1949) and of St. Vincent's Seminary (now the Miraculous Medal Shrine) in Germantown, Philadelphia (1947-1969), and performed at Valley Forge (Valley Forge, PA), the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception (Washington D.C.), the Netherlands Carillon (Arlington, VA), and at Trinity College (Hartford, CT).
Biographical / Historical The scrapbook was compiled as a gift to Mary Louise Curtis Bok, whose husband Edward Bok had founded the Bok Mountain Lake Sanctuary and Singing Tower.
Title
Remy Muller scrapbook (MSS 44)
Status
completed
Author
Kristina Wilson
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Edition statement
revised 2017

Repository Details

Part of the Curtis Institute of Music Archives Repository

Contact:
1720 Locust St
Philadelphia PA 19103 United States