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Abram Chasins oral history collection

 Collection
Identifier: PPCI-MSS 09
This collection contains (7) 7" reel-to-reel tapes and 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.

Dates

  • 1977

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Extent

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

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Joshua Livingston in 2002.
Title
Abram Chasins oral history collection (MSS 09)
Status
completed
Author
Kristina Wilson
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Edition statement
revised 2017

Revision Statements

  • January 2017: spell check, expansion, and revision of existing FA by Helene van Rossum

Repository Details

Part of the Curtis Institute of Music Archives Repository

Contact:
1720 Locust St
Philadelphia PA 19103 United States