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Elsa Baklor scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0055
Abstract

Elsa Baklor was a coloratura soprano and music educator who taught at the Peabody Conservatory and privately in the mid-twentieth century. Her collection of five scrapbooks contain clippings, photographs, and concert programs related to her career as a performer and teacher.

Dates: 1924-1977
Found in: Peabody Archives

Enrico Caruso papers

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0072
Abstract

Enrico Caruso (1873-1921) was one of the most popular operatic tenors of his era. After beginning his career in his native Italy, Caruso immigrated to the United States and became a star at the Metropolitan Opera. His papers include manuscript and published scores belonging to Caruso, photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks and clippings about his career, caricatures and other artwork, recordings, and ephemera.

Dates: 1906 - 1921
Found in: Peabody Archives

John Charles Thomas papers

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0074
Abstract

John Charles Thomas was an internationally known baritone who attended Peabody Institute from 1909 to 1912. His papers include scores, personal and business papers, concert programs, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, photographs, and recordings.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1903-1991
Found in: Peabody Archives

Lester Dequaine collection on Rosa Ponselle

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0004
Abstract The most sought-after soprano of the 1920s and 1930s, Rosa Ponselle (née Rosa Ponzillo, 1897–1981) began her musical career in a vaudeville act with her sister Carmela Ponselle. Upon hearing Rosa Ponselle for the first time, Enrico Caruso took her under his wing and they appeared on the Metropolitan Opera stage together in La Forza del Destino and La Juive. She would go on to sing the title role in the Metropolitan's revival...
Dates: 1907 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1918-1938
Found in: Peabody Archives

Peabody Institute Anne Brown collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: PIMS-0099
Abstract Anne Wiggins Brown was a soprano who is best known for creating the role of Bess in George Gershwin's folk opera Porgy and Bess and starring in its initial stage run in 1935. The Peabody Institute Anne Brown collection contains press clippings about Brown, photographs, an autographed 78-rpm album jacket of Porgy and Bess highlights, and a videotape of highlights from her visit to the Peabody Institute in 1998 to receive the...
Dates: 1940 - 2002
Found in: Peabody Archives