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Scrapbooks and Clippings

 Collection
Identifier: SC

Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks and clippings gathered by Curtis staff and others which document the history of the Curtis Institute of Music.

Dates

  • 1922-2011

Access

The collection is open for research though some documents may be too fragile to handle

Extent

23.5 Linear feet ((8) archival boxes, (12) oversize photo boxes and (4) record storage boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

During the first three decades of its existence, the school kept elaborate scrapbooks to document its developments and achievements, as well of those of its alumni. They include annual scrapbooks (1924-1955) and individual scrapbooks kept by various offices, including a scrapbook about performances and publicity for Menotti's Amelia Goes to the Ball, and advertisements for 1938-1957. Scrapbooks with layered clippings were dismantled, photocopied, and microfilmed. Copies of individual entries were distributed among the vertical files of alumni and faculty. The scrapbooks and clippings spanning the years 1968-1984 concern opera, publicity, Curtis's 50th anniversary (1974-1975), and a scrapbook kept by Dean Fitzpatrick.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into three chronologically arranged series: Series 1. Annual scrapbooks; Series 2. Miscellaneous scrapbooks; Series 3. Clippings.

Related materials

Additional clippings may be found in the Vertical Files Collection (VF); personal scrapbooks may be found in the Personal Papers (MSS) collection.

Title
Scrapbooks and Clippings
Subtitle
Preliminary finding aid
Status
In Progress
Author
Barbara Benedett
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives Repository

Contact:
1720 Locust St
Philadelphia PA 19103 United States