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Leslie Frick papers

Identifier: PIMS-0068
Leslie Frick was a mezzo-soprano who performed in the United States and Europe from the 1920s to 1960s. Her papers include photographs, an obituary, and two scrapbooks.


  • 1928-1979


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for use at the Peabody Archives. Contact for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or perform materials in this collection must be submitted in writing to the archivist of the Arthur Friedheim Library.


0.21 Cubic Feet (1 small flat box)

Biographical / Historical

Born in 1898 and raised in Baltimore, Leslie Frick was a mezzo-soprano who concertized throughout the United States and Europe. Frick studied at a private school for girls and later at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Her primary instructors were Emma Eames and Emilio de Gogorza. As a recitalist, Frick dedicated herself to music, performing works of Kern and Gershwin, African-American spirituals, and arias from famous operas. She toured the United States, performing at major cities including Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago. She also toured several times in Europe and Mexico. In 1951, Frick moved to Mexico and remained there until her death in 1979.

Scope and Contents

The Leslie Frick papers contain material from 1928 to 1979 related to her career as a singer. Included in the collection are photographs of Frick at various functions, an obituary published by the American Benevolent Society, and two scrapbooks containing clippings, reviews, and concert programs related to Frick’s performances.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift f Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Clark in 2000.

Related Materials

Additional materials of the Frick family at the Arthur Friedheim Library include the James Swan Frick photograph and postcard collection (PIMS.0065), the Frank Frick papers (PIMS.0066), and the William Frick papers (PIMS.0067). A large collection of Frick family papers is held at the Maryland Historical Society.

Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

Peabody Institute
1 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore MD 21202 USA