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Evelina Martini papers

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0117

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Scope and Contents

The Evelina Martini papers, 1924-1991, contain photographs, correspondence, clippings, programs, and other documents related to Martini's musical career and personal life. Also included are a small number of Martini's music manuscripts, poetry, and prose. The papers include documents related to the estate of Evelina Martini's husband, Ted Martini, and the sale of Ted's Music store after his death.

Dates

  • Creation: 1924 - 1991

Creator

Language of Materials

The bulk of the materials are in English. Some clippings and programs are in German.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for use at the Arthur Friedheim Library Archives of the Peabody Institute. Contact peabodyarchives@lists.jhu.edu 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.

Biographical / Historical

Evelina Martini was a violinist in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She was born Evelyn M. Fine in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, in 1913. As a teenager she studied violin in New York City with Sam Franke and then with Michael Press in New York and Michigan. From 1940 to 1967 she played first violin in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and was among the first female musicians in the ensemble.

Evelina's husband, Theodore (Ted) Martini, ran Ted's Music on Centre Street in Baltimore, across the street from the campus of the Peabody Institute, from the 1940s until his death in 1986. Evelina Martini sold the business in approximately 1989. She died in approximately 2002. Evelina's name was sometimes spelled Evalina.

Extent

0.47 Cubic Feet (1 full-sized legal document box)

Abstract

Evelina Martini was a violinist in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for 27 years. The Evelina Martini papers, 1924-1991, contain photographs, correspondence, clippings, programs, music manuscripts, and other documents related to Martini's musical career and personal life. The papers also include documents related to the estate of Evelina Martini's husband, Ted Martini, and the sale of Ted's Music store after his death.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jonathan First in 2020.

Processing Information

Processed by Matt Testa in 2024.

Source

Title
Guide to the Evelina Martini papers
Author
Matt Testa
Date
2024
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

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