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Belfer Portrait Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Syracuse University. Belfer Audio Archive.
Title: Belfer Portrait Collection
Inclusive Dates: circa 1920-circa 2000
Quantity: 2 linear ft.
Abstract: Photographs of composers, musicians, conductors and singers. A very few are original photographs; most are clippings from magazines, record album covers, books, postcards, advertisements, or other sources. There are also a few glass plate positives, possibly lantern slides.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

The Belfer Audio Archive at Syracuse University was formed in 1963 with a collection of 150,000 recordings held off-campus. Today the Belfer has more than 350,000 items, ranging from Edison wax cylinders to CDs, housed in a specially designed climate-controlled facility with a state-of-the-art audio studio.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Belfer Portrait Collection is a reference collection, amassed by the Belfer Audio Archive, of reproductions of photographs, sketches and paintings of notable Composers, musicians and conductors and Singers (mostly opera). The vast majority are pictures clipped from magazines or record album covers although there are a few originals; other formats include postcards, programs, and old scrapbooks. A number of items are part of a series of testimonials by various important figures in the music world put out by the Steinway company to advertise their pianos. The earliest items date from circa 1920. The collection includes approximately twenty Glass plate positives. These are listed separately.

There are also a few Miscellaneous music-related clippings (e.g. minstrels, musical instruments, etc.) and a packet of photogravures from the Victor Talking Machine Company.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged alphabetically by performer name. Names are given in strict alphabetical order, regardless of nationality or prefix (e.g., de Los Angeles is filed under "D" and von Bary is filed under "V"). If names had alternate spellings, the one appearing most often was used. Glass plate negatives are filed separately in Box 4.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Steinway & Sons.
Victor Talking Machine Company.

Subjects

Composers -- Photographs.
Composers -- Pictorial works.
Conductors -- Photographs.
Conductors -- Pictorial works.
Musicians -- Photographs.
Musicians -- Pictorial works.
Singers -- Photographs.
Singers -- Pictorial works.

Genres and Forms

Advertisements.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Lantern slides.
Photographs.
Programs (documents)
Testimonials.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Belfer Portrait Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Collected by Belfer Audio Archive, 1963-

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 9 Mar 2010
Revision history: 12 Jul 2010 - adds M10-026 (MRC)

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Inventory

Composers, musicians, conductors
Box 1 A-K
Albeniz, Alfano, Auber, Auer, Bach, Bachaus, Bantock, Bartók, Bauer, Beecham, Berg, Berlioz, Bernstein, Bizet, Boito, Boult, Brahms, Bull, Burmester, Busoni, Campanini, Casadesus, Casals, Chaminade, Cluytens, Cortot, D'Albert, De Koven, de Pachmann, Dohnanyi, Dussek, Dvořák, Elgar, Fall, Faure, Fiedler, Fou, Friedman, Furtwaengler, Gieseking, Glazounoff, Glinka, Gottschalk, Gounod, Grainger, Grunfeld, Haydn, Herbert, Hess, Hindemith, Hofmann, Ives, Joachim, Klemperer, Korngold, Kreisler
Box 1 L-Z
Landowska, Lhevinne, Lev, Leoncavallo, Liszt, Mac Dowell, Mahler, Mascagni, Massenet, Mengelberg, Menuhin, Meyerbeer, Michelangeli, Milstein, Mozart, Novaes, Ormandy, Paderewski, Paganini, Palestrina, Parker, Prokofieff, Puccini, Purcell, Rabaud, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Refini, Reiner, Respighi, Rosenthal, Rossini, Rubinstein, Saint-Säens, Saminsky, Sarasate, Sauer, Scarlatti, Scharwenka, Schubert, Schumann, Schuricht, Schütz, Schweitzer, Segovia, Shostakovich, Spohr, Straus, Stravinsky, Stern, Sullivan, Szigeti, Tchaikowsky, Toscanini, Verdi, von Bülow, von Weber, Wagner, Walter, Ysaye, Zimbalist.
Singers
Box 1 A
Abott, Adams, Affre, Agostinelli, Akimoff, Albani, Alcock, Alda, Alexandrovicz, Althouse, Alvarez, Alvary, Amato, Ancona, Anderson, Anitua, Anselmi, Ansseau, Arnoldson, Arimondi, Arral, Auguez, Aumonier, Auster, Austral, Avral [?]
Box 1 B
Baddi, Badmun, Baillie, Baker, Balguerie, Bandrowski, Barrientos, Bars, Bassi, Battistini, Bauermeister, Bellantoni, Belmas, Bender, Bergonza, Bernac, Bertana, Berthald, Berthon, Billington, Bispham, Björling, Blauvelt, Boner, Bonci, Bonelli, Borgatti, Borgioli, Bori, Bramson, Brandel, Brandt, Braslau, Brejean-Silver, Breval, Broch, Budanovitz, Burdick, Burzio
Box 1 C
Cabellé, Cahier, Callas, Calvé, Campagnola, Campanari, Campanini, Capoul, Carelli, Carmen-Melis, Caruso, Case, Castagna, Catalini, Cavalieri, Cavan, Cazette, Cernay, Cerquetti, Chaliapin, Chamlee, Chapman, Charny, Christoff, Clement, Coates, Coiffier, Constantineau, Constantino, Corney, Corradetti, Cortis, Couzinou, Crabbé, Crestani, Crimi, Cristalli, Cristoforeanu, Crooks, Culp
Box 1 D
D'Alessio, Dalmores, D'Alvarez, DaMayer, Danise, d'Aubigne, de Angelis, de Cisneros, de Gogorza, de Hidalgo, de Los Angeles, de Luca, de Lussan, de Muro, de Pasquali, de Reszke, de Segurola, de Trevi, Debitzka, del Campo, del Monaco, del Monte, della Casa, della Rizza, Delmas, Delna, Destinn, Devries, Didur, Dippel, di Stefano, Dobkin, Doloukhanova, Dufresne, Du Guy, Dux
Box 2 E
Eames, Easton, Edvina, Endreze, Engle, Escalaïs
Box 2 F
Fanning, Farrar, Favart, Fay, Ferrari-Fontana, Ferrier, Figner, Fuscher-Dieskau, Fischer, Fitziu, Flagstad, Fleta, Fornia, Forsell, Franci, Franz, Fremstad, Frijsh, Fugere
Box 2 G
Gadski, Galeffi, Gall, Galli, Galli-Curci, Galli-Marie, Galvany, Gange, Garden, Garrison, Gauthier, Gentle, Gerhardt, Gerster, Gerville-Réache, Giannini, Gigli, Gilibert, Gilly, Giorgini, Giraldoni, Gluck, Gobbi, Gordon, Granier, Grauforte [?], Graveure, Grisi, Gudehus
Box 2 H
Poulenc (see also Bernac)
Box 2 I
Ives, Ivogun
Box 2 J
Jadlowker, Jepson, Johnson, Jorn, Journet, Juarez, Juch, Jurinac
Box 2 K
Kainz, Kellogg, Kipnis, Kirkby Lunn, Kirsten, Kiurina, Kline, Koshetz, Kremer, Kurenko, Kurz
Box 2 L
Labia, Lail, Lamont, Lapeyrette, Lappas, Larsen-Todsen, Lassalle, Laubenthal, Lauri-Volpi, Laute-Brun, Lazaro, Lazzari, Lehmann, Leisner, Lemnitz, Lind, Lipkowska, Llewellyn, London, Lorengar, Luart, Lubin, Lucca, Ludikar
Box 2 M
Macbeth, Malkin, Mantelli, Marchese, Marconi, Marcoux, Mardones, Marengo, Martin, Mason, Materna, Matzenauer, Maurel, McCormack, McEachern, McEwan, Mei-Figner, Melba, Melchior, Merle, Merrill, Metzger, Michailova, Milanov, Milhaud / Micheau, Minghini-Cattaneo, Mirassou, Mojica, Montalant, Montfort, Morelli, Morena, Morgana, Morturier, Mueller, Muratore, Muzio
Box 2 N
Namarra, Narcon, Nemeth, Nevada, Nezhdanova, Nielsen, Niemann-Rabe, Nilsson, Nordica, Norena, Norwood, Novotna
Box 2 O
Olczewska, Olitzka, Onegin, O'Sullivan, Ottein
Box 3 P
Pacini, Panzera, Parero, Pareto, Parsi-Petinella, Pasta, Patti, Pattiera, Payan, Pederzini, Peerce, Peralta, Petroff, Pevny, Piaf, Piccaluga, Piccaver, Pinza, Plancon, Pons, Ponselle, Poulenc, Potter, Price
Box 3 R
Raisa, Ralf, Randaccio [?], Rappold, Raveau, Reache, Reimers, Renaud, Rethberg, Rimini, Ritter-Ciampi, Robeson, Rogachewsky, Rosenblatt, Rosing, Rothier, Rouard, Rousseliere, Roze, Rubinstein, Ruffo, Ruffo, Russ, Rysanek
Box 3 Sa-St
Sabanieva, Saleza, Salignac, Sammarco, Sanderson, Santley, Saville, Sayao, Scalchi, Scheff, Schiotz, Schipa, Schlusnus, Schone, Schoffler, Schorr, Schumann, Schumann-Heink, Schwarz (Joseph), Schwarz (Vera), Schwarzkopf, Scotney, Scotti, Seefried, Seidl, Sembach, Sembrich, Siepi, Simoniato, Singher, Slezak, Slobodskaya, Smirnov, Sontag, Soulacroix, Souzay, Spani, Spencer, Stabile, Stracciari, Stransky
Box 3 Su-Sz
Sucher, Sundelius, Supervia, Sutherland, Swarthout
Box 3 T
Talley, Tamagno, Tariol-Bauge, Tauber, Tebaldi, Ternina, Terry, Tetrazzini, Teyte, Thill, Thomas, Tibbett, Tiersot, Tirard, Tokatyan, Tourel, Trentini, Trevisan
Box 3 U
Urbano, Urlus
Box 3 V
Vaguet, Valleria, Vallin, van Dyck, van Gordon, van Zandt, Verlet, Vezzani, Viafora, Vignas, Villabella, Vinay, Vix, von Bary, von Rooy
Box 3 W
Wahlgren-Arnell, Walska, Walter, Warfield, Warren, Werrenrath, Whitehill, Williams, Winckelmann, Witherspoon, Wittrisch
Box 3 Y
Yaw
Box 3 Z
Zanelli, Zbrujeva, Zenatello, Zeppellin
Box 3 Unidentified
Glass plate positives
Box 4 B-T
Battistini, Bonci, Calve, Caruso, de Reszke, Destinn, Eames, Gadski, Homer, Johnson, Journet, Maurel, McCormack, Melba, Nordica, Patti, Plancon, Renaud, Ruffo, Schumann-Heink, Sembrich, Tamagno, Tetrazzini
Miscellaneous
Box 3 People
Box 3 Places and things
Box 3 Victor Talking Machine Company photogravures - promotional packet of "photogravures of famous Victor artists for store and window decoration, from Victor Talking Machine Co. Camden, New Jersey" with information on how to order larger prints

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