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Elizabeth Ellen Starr correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0147
Abstract

Elizabeth Ellen Starr (1859–1950) attended the Peabody Conservatory and organized support for classical music institutions in Baltimore, including a campaign in 1920 to keep Baltimore's Lyric Theatre from being demolished. Many of the letters in the Starr correspondence collection relate to her efforts to support local music institutions such as the Lyric Theatre and coordinate appearances by the Philadelphia Orchestra and other ensembles visiting Baltimore between 1918 and 1945.

Dates: 1904 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1918 - 1945
Found in: Peabody Archives

Lyric Theatre records

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0089
Abstract The Lyric Theatre of Baltimore opened in 1894 and was one of the most important concert venues in the city for much of the twentieth century, hosting regular performances by the Metropolitan Opera Company, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore Opera Company, and many notable individual musicians. The Lyric Theatre records contain materials from 1893 to 1976 including correspondence, financial records, minutes of trustees meetings, photographs, concert programs, guest lists, and...
Dates: 1893 - 1976
Found in: Peabody Archives