Frederick M. Manning Collection of John McCormack Materials. 1889-1997, (bulk 1905-1945).

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McCormack, John, 1884-1945. Frederick M. Manning Collection of John McCormack Materials. 1889-1997, (bulk 1905-1945).

Frederick M. Manning Collection of John McCormack Materials. 1889-1997, (bulk 1905-1945).

This collection of materials relating to Irish tenor John McCormack contains items generated by McCormack during his lifetime and later artifacts commemorating the singer's career. Materials were assembled by Frederick M. Manning, founder and first secretary of the John McCormack Society of America. The papers include McCormack's manuscript memoirs, correspondence, concert programs, photographs of McCormack, commemorations of McCormack's life and career, sheet music, and audio recordings of McCormack's songs.

18 linear ft. (42 boxes).

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