Olin Downes subject files, [ca. 1920-1955].


Olin Downes subject files, [ca. 1920-1955].

The series consists of subject files of Olin Downes from ca. 1920-1955. The subject files include printed material, articles, newspaper clippings, and programs pertaining to American music in general and to a variety of composers, conductors, and musicians. Of particular interest are files relating to Downes' interest in several organizations and activities including the Berkshire Symphonic Festival (1934-1954), the Rachmaninoff Fund (1943-1948), the Progressive Party, the 1939 World's Fair, and the National Council for the Arts, Sciences, and Professions. The series also contains radio scripts (October 29, 1944 - April 27, 1947) of Downes' broadcasts for the Columbia Broadcasting System.

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New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)

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"Negro Week" was a program on the contributions of blacks to American culture held at the New York World's Fair in July 1940, and consisted of festivals, exhibitions, song and dance recitals, choral and symphonic music, concerts, religious services, guest speakers, and a children's program. From the description of New York World's Fair Negro Week records, 1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122580393 From the guide to the New York World's Fair Negro Week records, 1940, (The...

Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., 1966

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Rachmaninoff Fund.

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Downes, Olin

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American music critic. From the description of Typewritten letters signed (2), dated : New York, 22 April 1932 and 16 June 1939, to Harry Harkness Flagler, 1932 Apr. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270565951 Olin Downes (1886-1955), American music critic with the Boston Post (1906-1924) and the New York Times (1924-1955). From the description of Olin Downes manuscripts, [ca. 1926-1957]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476554 From the description of O...

Berkshire Symphonic Festival

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Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948)

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Curtis MacDougall was born on February 11, 1903, in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He started his career as a journalist there at the Fond du Lac Commonwealth-Reporter at the age of fifteen. He received a BA in English from Ripon College in Wisconsin in 1923. He went on to obtain a Master's from Northwestern University in 1926 and a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin in 1933. After working at several newspapers, he joined the faculty of Northwestern University in 1935. During the depress...

National Council for the Arts, Sciences, and Professions (U.S.)

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