Irene Downes papers, 1926-1964.


Irene Downes papers, 1926-1964.

The series consists of papers of Irene Miles Downes from 1926-1964. The papers contain mainly correspondence both to Downes and carbon copies of her letters. The correspondence documents Downes' work with the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (N.Y.) and Town Hall, Inc. (New York, N.Y.), the settlement of Olin Downes' estate, the sale of Olin Downes' music library to Florida State University and the library's dedication, royalties from Olin Downes' publications, and personal correspondence with friends and public figures in the music field. Major correspondents include Charles Atkins, George V. Denney, Jean Reti-Forbes, Olga and Hans Kaltenborn, Norman L. Kilpatrick, and Robert Rockmore. The series also contains manuscripts of Downes' writings.

4 linear ft.

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Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (corporateBody)

Founded 1843, the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences was the umbrella organization for four major Brooklyn institutions: Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Children's Museum, and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Several smaller organizations were also under its jurisdiction. From the description of Records, 1843-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122529756 The Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (BIAS) evolved from the Brooklyn Apprentices' Library Assoc...

Rockmore, Robert (person)

Kilpatrick, Norman L. (person)

Downes, Olin (person)

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...

Town Hall, Inc. (corporateBody)

The Town Hall, Inc. sponsored a full series of lectures, adult education courses, and musical performances in its auditorium in New York City. It also presented the popular weekly radio program, "America's Town Meeting of the Air." From the description of Mental health lecture series sound recordings, 1949. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144651938 In the 1890's a group of suffragists (The League for Political Education) raised the money to build their own mee...

Downes, Irene. (person)

Irene Miles Downes, program director at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (N.Y.) and wife of Olin Downes. From the description of Irene Downes papers, 1926-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476562 ...

R'eti, Jean. (person)

Florida State university (corporateBody)

The Florida State College for Women (FSCW) Artist Series began in 1923. Dean Ella Opperman was the first person in charge of organizing the series. The series was intended to bring renowned artists to FSCW. After FSCW became Florida State University (FSU), the FSU School of Music managed the series. However, in 1974 the FSU Artist Series Committee assumed control. Because of financial difficulties in the early 1990s, the Artist Series was briefly discontinued. The series was then entitled the "C...

Atkins, Charles (person)

Epithet: Surgeon of the English Factory at Gombroon British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001187.0x0002af ...

Kaltenborn, Olga von. (person)

Denney, George V. (person)

Kaltenborn, H. v. (Hans), 1878-1965 (person)

Fisher, a radio newscaster, was with the Committee for work with Japanese American Evacuees, St. Louis, Mo. From the description of Letter, New York City, to Adalia Kroehuke Fisher, 1943 December 20. (Natural History Museum Foundation, Los Angeles County). WorldCat record id: 23251136 German-American journalist and radio commentator with CBS, 1929-1940 and NBC 1940-1955. From the description of H. v. Kaltenborn correspondence, 1940-1945, n.d. (University of Virgi...