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Geraldine Farrar collection, 1895-1943

Author: Geraldine Farrar
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection consists of Farrar's personal papers relating to her life and career, and includes scrapbooks and clippings, correspondence, and photographs. The music materials contain sketches, autograph manuscripts, and printed music composed or edited by Farrar. In addition, the collection contains biographical materials, including several drafts of her autobiography Such sweet compulsion; Farrar's writings,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Artifacts (Object genre)
Clippings (Information artifacts)
Contracts
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Programs (Documents)
Scrapbooks
Scripts (Documents)
Archives
Photographs
Manuscripts
Named Person: Geraldine Farrar; Geraldine Farrar; Geraldine Farrar; Geraldine Farrar; Geraldine Farrar; David Belasco; Ruth A Businger; Teresa Carreño; Enrico Caruso; Cecilie, Crown Princess of the German Empire and of Prussia; Gustave Charpentier; Cecil B DeMille; Paul Dukas; Henry Theophilus Finck; Henry Hadley; Reynaldo Hahn; Engelbert Humperdinck; Daisy Humphries; Rockwell Kent; Fritz Kreisler; Lilli Lehmann; Jules Massenet; Lily Pons; Giacomo Puccini; Sergei Rachmaninoff; Arturo Toscanini; William, Crown Prince of Germany
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geraldine Farrar
OCLC Number: 71056517
Description: around 25,000 items (58 boxes, 17 linear feet).
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Abstract:

The collection consists of Farrar's personal papers relating to her life and career, and includes scrapbooks and clippings, correspondence, and photographs. The music materials contain sketches, autograph manuscripts, and printed music composed or edited by Farrar. In addition, the collection contains biographical materials, including several drafts of her autobiography Such sweet compulsion; Farrar's writings, including various lectures she gave; contracts, chiefly from the Metropolitan Opera and Goldwyn Pictures Corporation; radio scripts; concert programs that span her career; awards; and other miscellaneous items. The correspondence includes letters from Crown Prince Wilhem and Crown Princess Cecilie of Germany, the American producer David Belasco, Farrar's voice coach Lilli Lehmann and close friends Daisy Humphries and Ruth A. Businger. Among the notable correspondents are Teresa Carreño, Enrico Caruso, Gustave Charpentier, Cecil B. DeMille, Paul Dukas, Henry T. Finck, Henry Hadley, Reynaldo Hahn, Engelbert Humperdinck, Rockwell Kent, Fritz Kreisler, Jules Massenet, Lily Pons, Giacomo Puccini, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Arturo Toscanini.

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