Maurice Abravanel photograph collection, 1920s-1990s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Abravanel, Maurice, 1903-1993
Title
MauriceAbravanel photograph collection
Dates
1920s-1990s (inclusive)
Quantity
1311 photographs
Collection Number
P0590
Summary
The MauriceAbravanel photograph collection contain photographs documenting MauriceAbravanel's life and career in music. Included are formal portrait photographs, family photographs, and images of Abravanel attending various social events. Also included are photographs of MauriceAbravanel working with various professional musicians and conducting several symphony orchestras. Many photographs document the Utah Symphony Orchestra, including tours and views of Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Personal collection of MauriceAbravanel appears to have had all of the photographs given to him from admiring fans and fellow musicians. The collection is made up of the full gamut of photographs spanning the career of MauriceAbravanel in music. Featured are many important figures in the history of 20th century music as well as a unique view into the work of a director. This collection contains many unidentified photographs.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Formal Portraits and ConductingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description
box
1
Folder
1
Formal Portraits
Photograph number 1-7: 1940sPhotograph number 8-16: 1960sPhotograph number 17-21: 1950sPhotograph number 22-26: 1970s
2
Formal Portraits
Photograph number 1Photograph number 2: 1970s (scratching his head in question)Photograph number 3Photograph number 4-5: Standing behind/in a picture framePhotograph number 6: Looking in the mirrorPhotograph number 7: Coming through the curtainsPhotograph number 8-16: Snapshots from the 1950sPhotograph number 17-20: 1940s
3
Formal Portraits
Photograph number 1: 1940sPhotograph number 2: 1960sPhotograph number 3-5Photograph number 6-19: 1970s; a series of photos in more casual settingsPhotograph number 20-24: undated, (casual portraits)
4
Portraits
Photograph number 1: 1962Photograph number 2: 1968Photograph number 3: 1965Photograph number 4: 1965Photograph number 5: 1957Photograph number 6: 1958Photograph number 7: 1954Photograph number 8-9: undatedPhotograph number 10-11Photograph number 12: 1953Photograph number 13: 1960sPhotograph number 14Photograph number 15: 1973Photograph number 16: 1940sPhotograph number 17: 1950sPhotograph number 18-19: 1970sPhotograph number 20Photograph number 21: 1950s
5
Portraits
Photograph number 1: 1961Photograph number 2: 1980sPhotograph number 3-4: 1940sPhotograph number 5-9: 1960sPhotograph number 10: 1960sPhotograph number 11Photograph number 12-17: 1950sPhotograph number 18: 1940sPhotograph number 19: 1960sPhotograph number 20-24: 1970s
6
Portraits
Photograph number 1-2: In his living roomPhotograph number 3-4: ConductingPhotograph number 5-8: PortraitsPhotograph number 9-10: Contact sheetsPhotograph number 11-13: Contact sheet, Maurice with pianoPhotograph number 14: 1970sPhotograph number 15: Returning from Europe, 1961Photograph number 16-21: UndatedPhotograph number 22: Recording session breakPhotograph number 23: Undated (1970s)Photograph number 24Photograph number 25: On a tour bus
7
Conducting
Photograph number 1-7: Studio pictures, 1940sPhotograph number 8: 1965Photograph number 9-21: Series (in a studio?)Photograph number 22: During rehearsalPhotograph number 23: 1960sPhotograph number 24-25: 1950sPhotograph number 26: RehearsalPhotograph number 27Photograph number 28Photograph number 29Photograph number 30Photograph number 31: 1958Photograph number 32: 1970sPhotograph number 33: 1950s
8
Conducting
Photograph number 1: 1960sPhotograph number 2Photograph number 3Photograph number 4-6: In action 1960sPhotograph number 7Photograph number 8: PortraitPhotograph number 9: Conducting 1978Photograph number 10: Studio picture 1940sPhotograph number 11-21: Conducting in rehearsalPhotograph number 22: 1940s Studio picturePhotograph number 23-25: In Rehearsal, 1950s
9
Conducting
Photograph number 1-8: Pictures of his hands while conductingPhotograph number 9-14: In Tabernacle on Temple Square, 1960s, at rehearsalPhotograph number 15: Performance (Photo by Martin Zwick)Photograph number 16: Rehearsal (Photo by Martin Zwick)Photograph number 17Photograph number 18Photograph number 19Photograph number 20Photograph number 21Photograph number 22-37: Color Series taken while conducting Utah Symphony
10
Conducting
Photograph number 1-22: Practice, 1960sPhotograph number 23: Performance, 1966
11
Conducting
Photograph number 1: Rehearsal, 1950sPhotograph number 2Photograph number 3: 1958Photograph number 4-5: 1962Photograph number 6-10: Snapshots at rehearsal'sPhotograph number 11-19: Rehearsal pictures in the 1940s and 1950sPhotograph number 20Photograph number 21-27: 1950sPhotograph number 29-35: 1960s, rehearsals
12
Conducting
Photograph number 1Photograph number 2: Last Concert in the Tabernacle, April 1979Photograph number 3-4: 1960sPhotograph number 5: 1950sPhotograph number 6: Concert 1966Photograph number 7-10: Rehearsal in the Tabernacle, 1960sPhotograph number 11: Concert in TabernaclePhotograph number 12: RehearsalPhotograph number 13: Concert 1966Photograph number 14: ConcertPhotograph number 15: RehearsalPhotograph number 16: Cedar City, Utah Symphony OrchestraPhotograph number 17: RehearsalPhotograph number 18: ConcertPhotograph number 19: Rehearsal in TabernaclePhotograph number 20-26: Teaching, 1956Photograph number 27-29: Rehearsal

Paintings, Family, candid photographsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description
box
2
Folder
1
Paintings and Caricatures
Photograph number 1: Painted in oils, Caricature, in 1937Photograph number 2-5: Bronze bustPhotograph number 6: Mixed media of oil and newspaper clippingPhotograph number 7Photograph number 8Photograph number 9: Painting by Willard G. MarklePhotograph number 10Photograph number 11: Portrait by Al Gittins, taken with MauriceAbravanel and AL GittinsPhotograph number 12: Impressionistic circo-miniatures by Willard G. Markle
2
Family
Photograph number 1-3: Edward AbravanelPhotograph number 4: Rene, Nancy and ?Photograph number 5: Unidentified 1946Photograph number 6: MaxPhotograph number 7: Jacques Thibaub, Maurice chevalier, Madame Verleye, 1946Photograph number 8: Liza San Francisco, CAPhotograph number 9: Monique et ChristianPhotograph number 10: MauriceAbravanel ?, 1922Photograph number 11: MauriceAbravanel, 1929-1933Photograph number 12: Rebecca Allen, December 1984Photograph number 13: Robin and Rebecca Allen, February 1985Photograph number 14: Unidentified womanPhotograph number 15-16: Unidentified boysPhotograph number 17: Maurice with two unidentified children (possibly grandchildren)Photograph number 18: unidentified (family picture?)Photograph number 19: Edward AbravanelPhotograph number 20: Photo signed E. W. Reswick (?) Berlin 30.11.1930
3
(Maurice) With Lucy
Photograph number 1-2: 1950sPhotograph number 3: 1970sPhotograph number 4: Lucy at the PianoPhotograph number 5: 1950sPhotograph number 6Photograph number 7: Returning from Europe, 1961Photograph number 8: 1970sPhotograph number 9-10: 1960's attending concertsPhotograph number 11: At Temple Square in Salt Lake CityPhotograph number 12: 1970sPhotograph number 13: At Temple Square in Salt Lake CityPhotograph number 14Photograph number 15: 1950sPhotograph number 16: At a reception in the 1960sPhotograph number 17Photograph number 18: At Opening of Utah Symphony Season, 1966Photograph number 19: At ConcertPhotograph number 20: Getting in a car, 1966Photograph number 21: 1981Photograph number 22: 1950s
4
Lucy Carasso Abravanel
5
Christmas Cards
6-20
Candid/Informal
Photograph number Newspaper photographs and similar subject matter. MauriceAbravanel posing with a variety of people, or candid images of groups at various social functions.

Musicians, performers working as individuals or groupsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description
box
3
Folder
1-3
Musicians, Performers
MauriceAbravanel at work with a variety of professional musicians. Many of the photographs are signed personal gifts from musicians.
4-9
Working with Individuals
MauriceAbravanel at work with a variety of professional musicians.
10-13
Working with Symphony Groups
MauriceAbravanel at work with several symphonies spanning his career.

Tour, Performances, Awards, Royalty, VIP, LDS Church and MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Container(s) Description
box
4
Folder
1
Theater Performance
Details the early part of Abravanel's career in theatre.
2
University of Utah
University symphony under the direction of MauriceAbravanel.
3
Utah Symphony Portraits
Portraits of groups and individuals.
4-14
Symphony on Tour
Utah Symphony under the direction of MauriceAbravanel touring at various locations such as; Carnegie Hall, Greece, the Hollywood Bowl, Latin-America.
15
Honors, Ceremonies, and Awards
16
Politicians, V.I.P.'s
17
Royalty
18
LDS church
19
Symphony Hall
Photograph number Photographs of the Newly built Symphony Hall (later renamed Abravanel Hall)
20
Postcards
21
Miscellany

Oversize MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Corporate Names :
  • Abravanel Hall (Salt Lake City, Utah)--Photographs
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra--History--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints
  • Portraits photographs