Abram Chasins oral history collection (MSS 09) Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS 09
Finding Aid Author
Kristina Wilson
Finding Aid Date
2016
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
English
Edition Statement
revised 2017
Finding Aid Note
original finding aid by Helene van Rossum

Dates

  • 1977 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.25 Linear feet (Whole)
    (7) reels and (4) folders

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Notes

  • Abstract

    Transcriptions of interviews with Chasins about his career and work as director of the WQXR radio station. The interviews were conducted by student Joshua Livingston as part of an oral history program at MIT.

  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Joshua Livingston in 2002.

  • Biographical note

    Russian-born pianist and composer Abram Chasins studied piano at Curtis under Josef Hofmann from 1926 to 1934 while simultaneously teaching elementary piano from 1927 to 1934. He was associated with the WQXR radio station in New York from 1941 to 1965, serving as the station's director from 1946.

  • Scope and Contents

    (7) 7" reel-to-reel tapes and transcriptions

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