McCormack, John, 1884-1945

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John McCormack, tenor, operatic performer, recitalist, and recording artist.

Born in 1884 in Athlone, Ireland, and trained in operatics begining in 1903, McCormack rose to prominence in the US. He became an American citizen in 1917 and was made a papal count by Pope Pius XI in 1928. He toured the world performing a unique repertoire combining classical music, ballads, sacred music and sentimental popular songs and was a pioneering radio performer. His commercial recordings sold in the millions.

Frederick M. Manning, collector.

Friend to the McCormack family and a supporter of John McCormack's musical legacy, Manning was an expert collector and lecturer on the life and work of John McCormack. He was a founding member of the John McCormack Society of America, its first secretary, and an honorary life-long vice-president.

From the description of Frederick M. Manning Collection of John McCormack Materials. 1889-1997, (bulk 1905-1945). (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 465216948

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Stanton, Patrick, 1907-1976. Papers, (1865-1872), 1927-1976. Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies Library
referencedIn Schelling, Ernest, 1876-1939. Letters of Ernest Schelling, 1917. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Manning, Frederick H. Correspondence from Eugene Ormandy, 1978. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Glenn Dillard Gunn Collection, 1874-1961, (bulk 1910-1961) Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf McCormack, John, 1884-1945. Frederick M. Manning Collection of John McCormack Materials. 1889-1997, (bulk 1905-1945). Boston College. John J. Burns Library
referencedIn Wagner, Charles L. Letters from Mary Anderson, 1910-1940. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Abott, Bessie, 1878-1919,. Autograph album of Hartman Hotel, 1903-1918. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949. Frank Murphy autograph book, 1930-1942. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Whitley, Edna Talbott, 1891-. Edna Talbott Whitley scrapbook, 1920-1932. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn McDermott, Edward J. [Guide to the McDermott Record collection 1900-1940.] Providence College, Phillips Memorial Library, Phillips Memorial Library
creatorOf John McCormack's lyric book. 1900-1938. Boston College. John J. Burns Library
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Letters from Mary Anderson, 1910-1940 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Edward Johnson Collection (University of Guelph). Magazine, journal, and newspaper articles which refer to the career of Edward Johnson, 1887-1964. University of Guelph
referencedIn Meyer, E. Olga. Autograph album, 1897-1914. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Gunn, Glenn Dillard, 1874-1963. Glenn Dillard Gunn collection, 1874-1961 (bulk 1910-1961). Library of Congress
referencedIn Jascha Heifetz Collection, 1911-1972 Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries
referencedIn Theater and opera scrapbooks, 1902-1918. Cornell University Library
referencedIn McDermott Record collection, McDermott Record Collection, 1900-1940 Phillips Memorial Library, Special and Archival Collections
referencedIn Gunn, Glenn Dillard, 1874-1963. Glenn Dillard Gunn collection, 1874-1961 (bulk 1910-1961). Library of Congress
referencedIn Mick Moloney Irish-American Music and Popular Culture Collection, Part I: Commercial Recordings, Bulk, 1910-1979, c.1903-c.1999 (Bulk, c.1910-c.1979) Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
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Relation Name
associatedWith Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977. person
associatedWith De Valera, Eamonn, 1882-1975. person
associatedWith Edward Johnson Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Elgar, Edward, 1857-1934. person
associatedWith Galli-Curci, Amelita, 1882-1963. person
associatedWith Gunn, Glenn Dillard, 1874-1963. person
associatedWith Henry, Paul, 1876-1958. person
associatedWith John McCormack Society of America corporateBody
associatedWith Mackenzie, Compton, Sir, 1883-1972. person
associatedWith Manning, Frederick H. person
associatedWith Manning, Frederick M., 1938-1999, person
associatedWith McCormack, Gwen. person
associatedWith McCormack, Lily. person
associatedWith McDermott, Edward J. person
associatedWith McDermott, Edward J. person
associatedWith Melba, Nellie, Dame, 1861-1931. person
associatedWith Meyer, E. Olga. person
associatedWith Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949. person
associatedWith Pfeiffer, John, 1920- person
associatedWith Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943. person
associatedWith Schelling, Ernest, 1876-1939. person
associatedWith Schneider, Edwin. person
associatedWith Stanton, Patrick, 1907-1976. person
associatedWith Starkie, Walter, 1894-1976. person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith Wagner, Charles L person
associatedWith Wagner, Charles L. person
associatedWith Whitley, Edna Talbott, 1891- person
associatedWith Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt, 1872-1961. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Irish Americans--Music--Biography--Sources
Music--20th century--Sources
Tenors (Singers)--Correspondence


Birth 1884-06-14

Death 1945-09-16





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