John Richardson collection
Identifier: PPCI-MSS 36
Scope and Contents
The collection contains (2) letters from Curtis administrators about Richardson's first year at Curtis, student recital programs and photographs (including group photos of Curtis students), and autographed photos of faculty members.
- Richardson, John, 1906-2004 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research
John Richardson (1906-2004), a child prodigy on the violin, studied under Professor J.W.F. Leman. Prior to his acceptance at the Curtis Institute of Music in 1926 he was already an experienced performer. After completing his study Curtis in 1929, he played with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his concert career, Richardson also composed several musical and theatrical works.
0.1 Linear feet ((1) file folder and (2) photo files)
Language of Materials
Gift of Richardson's sister Susan Hancock in 2004.
- John Richardson Collection
- Barbara Benedett
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Edition statement
- revised 2016