Geraldine Farrar collection, 1895-1943 (bulk 1898-1939).

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Farrar, Geraldine, 1882-1967. Geraldine Farrar collection, 1895-1943 (bulk 1898-1939).

Geraldine Farrar collection, 1895-1943 (bulk 1898-1939).

The collection consists of Farrar's personal papers relating to her life and career, and includes scrapbooks and clippings, correspondence, and photographs. The music materials contain sketches, autograph manuscripts, and printed music composed or edited by Farrar. In addition, the collection contains biographical materials, including several drafts of her autobiography Such sweet compulsion; Farrar's writings, including various lectures she gave; contracts, chiefly from the Metropolitan Opera and Goldwyn Pictures Corporation; radio scripts; concert programs that span her career; awards; and other miscellaneous items. The correspondence includes letters from Crown Prince Wilhem and Crown Princess Cecilie of Germany, the American producer David Belasco, Farrar's voice coach Lilli Lehmann and close friends Daisy Humphries and Ruth A. Businger. Among the notable correspondents are Teresa Carreño, Enrico Caruso, Gustave Charpentier, Cecil B. DeMille, Paul Dukas, Henry T. Finck, Henry Hadley, Reynaldo Hahn, Engelbert Humperdinck, Rockwell Kent, Fritz Kreisler, Jules Massenet, Lily Pons, Giacomo Puccini, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Arturo Toscanini.

around 25,000 items (58 boxes, 17 linear feet).

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