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John Richardson collection

 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.

Dates

  • 1926-1929

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research

Biographical note

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.

Extent

0.1 Linear feet ((1) file folder and (2) photo files)

Language of Materials

English

Provenance

Gift of Richardson's sister Susan Hancock in 2004.
Title
John Richardson Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Barbara Benedett
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Edition statement
revised 2016

Repository Details

Part of the Archives Repository

Contact:
1720 Locust St
Philadelphia PA 19103 United States