Kurt Herbert Adler papers 1921-1990, bulk 1954-1987


Kurt Herbert Adler papers 1921-1990, bulk 1954-1987

The Kurt Herbert Adler papers, 1921-1990, consist of primary and secondary source materials relating to Maestro Adler's musical career, chiefly as conductor for the San Francisco Opera. The collection contains a small amount of correspondence, programs, and notes documenting Adler's early work in Chicago and on the East Coast, prior to his appointment as Chorus Master of the San Francisco Opera. The bulk of the collection covers the years 1954 to 1987, and includes correspondence, notes, printed materials, annotated scores, clippings, and photographs, chiefly relating to Adler's years with the San Francisco Opera, and as a guest conductor locally, as well as throughout California, other states, and internationally. The papers also include materials relating to his professional activities, plus tributes, honors, and awards recognizing Maestro Adler's contributions to the City of San Francisco and the world of opera. There is a significant body of personal correspondence containing cards and letters from several opera stars with whom Adler regularly worked; notebooks, calendars and appointment books; clipping files; and a small amount of personal and family materials.

Number of containers: 17 cartons, 3 card file boxes, 12 volumes, 1 box, 9 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder; Linear feet: ca. 26






SNAC Resource ID: 6658609

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