Edward and Marian MacDowell collection, 1861-1960 (bulk 1900-1956).


Edward and Marian MacDowell collection, 1861-1960 (bulk 1900-1956).

The materials of the Edward and Marian MacDowell Collection are organized in three distinct but interrelated categories: the papers of Edward A. MacDowell, the papers of Marian Nevins MacDowell, and the records of the MacDowell Colony. The assembled materials cover a period of more than 100 years but are most concentrated in two areas: holograph manuscripts and first editions of the music of Edward MacDowell, and Marian MacDowell's correspondence, most of which dates from the early 1900's until her death in 1956. Noteworthy correspondents include Teresa Carreño, Hamlin Garland, John Knowles Paine, Upton Sinclair, Elinor Wylie, Templeton Strong, William Rose, Elinor Benét, Leonard Bernstein, Dudley Buck, Willa Cather, Aaron Copland, Olin Downes, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Thornton Wilder, Nina Maud Richardson, and publishers Breitkopf & Härtel and A.P. Schmidt. Also included are biographical writings by Anna Baetz, MacDowell's nurse, and Anna Nevins, sister of Marian MacDowell.

25 linear ft. (73 boxes, ca. 20,000 items).


SNAC Resource ID: 8076595

Library of Congress

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MacDowell (Peterborough, N.H.)

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MacDowell is an artist's residency program in Peterborough, New Hampshire, United States, founded in 1907 by composer Edward MacDowell and his wife, pianist and philanthropist Marian MacDowell. Prior to July 2020, it was known as the MacDowell Colony (or simply "the Colony") but the Board of Directors voted to remove "Colony" from the name in an effort to remove "terminology with oppressive overtones". After Edward MacDowell died in 1908, Marian MacDowell established the artists' residency pr...

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Paine, John Knowles, 1839-1906

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Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968

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Edward MacDowell Association

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MacDowell, Edward, 1860-1908

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American composer, pianist, and teacher. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Villars sur Ollon, Switzerland, 3 July 1903, to Horatio Parker, 1903 July 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581435 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [New York], 25 November 1904, to Mr. [Robert Underwood] Johnson, 1904 Nov. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581431 From the description of Letter signed : Boston, [n.d.], to Mr. Story, [n.d.]....

Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975

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Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), novelist and playwright. From the description of Thornton Wilder collection, 1918-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82555916 From the description of Thornton Wilder collection, 1918-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702165470 Thornton Wilder was an American playwright, novelist, and essayist. From the description of Thornton Wilder collection of papers, 1926-1975 bulk (1926-1967). (New York Public Library). WorldCat rec...

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...

Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935

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Peterborough (Hillsborough Co.), N.H. poet. From the description of Papers, 1928. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36405152 Robinson was an American poet. From the description of Miscellaneous papers, 1882-1935. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612365637 From the description of Letters to Harry de Forest Smith, 1888-1936 (inclusive), 1890-1900 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122505878 From the description...

Breitkopf & Härtel.

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A.P. Schmidt Company

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Arthur Paul Schmidt was born in Altona, Germany on April 1, 1846 and came to the United States in 1866. He worked for the G.D. Russell publishing house in Boston before opening his own retail and foreign music importing business in 1876. The A.P. Schmidt company soon gained a reputation for publishing works of many distinguished American composers. With branches in New York from 1894 to 1937 and in Leipzig from 1889 to 1910, it became one of the largest music publishing and importing firms in th...

Strong, Templeton, 1856-1948

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Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940

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Baetz, Anna

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Cather, Willa, 1873-1947

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Carreño, Teresa, 1853-1917

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Nevins, Anna

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Richardson, Nina Maud

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Wylie, Elinor, 1885-1928

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Elinor Wylie was an American novelist and poet. From the description of Elinor Wylie collection of papers, 1885-1950 bulk (1902-1928). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 86164221 From the guide to the Elinor Wylie collection of papers, 1885-1950, 1902-1928, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) Poet and author. Full name: Elinor Morton Hoyt Hichborn Wiley Benét. Married to Philip Hichbo...

Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990

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MacDowell, Marian, 1857-1956

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Buck, Dudley, 1839-1909

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Composed c. 1879. First performed Music Teachers' National Assoc., Indianapolis. This work is not connected to Buck's 1868 organ work, "Concert variation on The Star-Spangled Banner".--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Festival overture : on the American national air, the star spangled banner / Dudley Buck. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 43310428 American composer and organist. From the description of Autograph letter...

Rose, William, 1894-1961

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Rose was a professor of German in England and a translator of Werfel's works. During World War II he served as a German-language specialist in the British Intelligence Corps. From the description of Correspondence to Franz Werfel, 1942-1943. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155865079 ...