Maurice Abravanel papers, 1890-2009  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Abravanel, Maurice, 1903-1993
Title
MauriceAbravanel papers
Dates
1890-2009 (inclusive)
Quantity
66.75 linear feet
Collection Number
Ms0517
Summary
The MauriceAbravanel papers contains biographical materials, interview transcripts, personal and professional correspondence, meeting minutes, budgets, contracts, and administrative files of the Utah Symphony, performance programs, agendas, reports, meeting minutes, and correspondence of local and national arts organizations. Also contains clippings, awards, musical scores, and personal memorabilia. Abravanel was a noted composer and conductor. He served as music director of the Utah Symphony Orchestra from 1947 to 1979.
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

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this Collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English, German, French


Historical NoteReturn to Top

For more than three decades, the names of MauriceAbravanel (1903-1993) and the Utah Symphony were virtually synonymous. Born in Greece of Spanish and Portuguese parents, he was raised in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he first conducted at the age of 16.

Abravanel studied in Berlin with Kurt Weill, later enjoying a close collaboration with the composer which led to conducting the world premieres of all of Weill's American productions. After debuts in Europe at renowned houses including the Berlin State Opera and Paris Opera, Abravanel was engaged in 1936 to conduct the Metropolitan Opera--the youngest conductor ever to step to its podium.

His tenure as Music Director of the Utah Symphony lasted from 1947 until 1979, when he retired for health reasons. Under Abravanel's leadership, the Utah Symphony grew from a part-time, community ensemble into one of the finest and most respected orchestras in the country.

A perfectionist who was relentless in his quest for artistic excellence, Abravanel was a constant source of inspiration to the musicians and staff. He strove to share great music with an entire spectrum of listeners: students from grade school through college, rural Utah residents, subscribers who never missed a concert, and music lovers throughout the state, country and international capitals.

He led the Utah Symphony on four triumphant international tours. Under his direction, the orchestra performed in concert halls of major cities across the country, and brought music to audiences large and small in all corners of Utah and the southwestern region.

Abravanel is credited as being one of the outstanding interpreters of Mahler and Bruckner, championing their works in this country at a time when few others believed in their now-indisputable compositional genius. His recordings of all the Mahler symphonies are regarded as classics, as are many of his other Utah Symphony recordings on labels including Vanguard, Vox, Angel and CBS.

In addition to his passion for the Utah Symphony, Abravanel found time and limitless enthusiasm to promote other arts. In the 1950s, he encouraged choreographer Willam Christensen to return to his native Utah to form a dance department at the University of Utah, which has since evolved into Ballet West. There began a collaboration between orchestra and ballet that started with "The Nutcracker" and continues today. The Symphony maintains a similar relationship with Utah Opera.

Maestro Abravanel was for many years associated with the music department of the University of Utah, where numerous Utah Symphony members received their training. Between 1956 and 1979 he directed the prestigious Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, many of whose participants later joined the Utah Symphony and other top orchestra.

Maestro Abravanel has had three musical auditoriums named in his honor: at the Music Academy of the West; at Oceanside, California; and most recently in Brookhaven, Long Island.

Still a vital force in the music world, Abravanel is artist-in-residence, and in 1982 was director of the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In 1985, he was the only member of that faculty to receive an appointment for life. Countless Tanglewood students consider Abravanel an indispensible presence at the school.

He was vice chairman of the American Symphony Orchestra League, and received the ASOL's Gold Baton Award in 1981. He is a permanent advisor to that organization, participates in its conductor's workshops, and is a frequent judge at competitions for conductors, pianists, and violinists.

President Nixon appointed Abravanel to serve on the National Council of the National Endowment for the Arts and he has been a board member of the Utah Arts Council since 1979. In 1987 he won the first annual Richard D. Bass Achievement Award.

Included among his many awards and honors are a Tony award for "Regina," (The Little Foxes), Grammy nominations for a recording of Honegger's King David, for Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms, and for Bloch's Sacred Service. He has received honorary doctorates from several institutions, including the University of Utah, the Cleveland Institute of Music, Utah State University and Weber State College.

This biography is a reprint from the Utah Symphony program of January 8 and 9, 1988, and is used courtesy of Utah Symphony.

MauriceAbravanel died in Salt Lake City on 22 September 1993.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The MauriceAbravanel papers (1890s-2009) are comprised of various materials that illustrate the personal and professional life of one of the world's most respected and revered conductors.

The collection has been divided into eight sections. The first section contains personal materials dealing with Abravanel and his career, such as educational records, personal notes, contracts, and repertoire lists. Biographical sketches detailing the lives of Abravanel's ancestors as well as his own life are included. Box three contains programs, scrapbooks, and speeches from activities honoring Abravanel. Transcripts from interviews and interview programs are held in box four. In addition, there are materials concerning Lucy Abravanel, her first marriage to Albert Carasso, and their two children, Pierre and Roger Carasso.

The second section contains correspondence files. It has been divided into personal and professional correspondence, and has been arranged chronologically. The personal correspondence relates primarily to Lucy, her first husband, and their children. There is also a small amount of correspondence to Abravanel from his first wife, Friedel, and a few miscellaneous letters. The professional correspondence is the larger of the two sections. These letters detail circumstances and events pertaining to Abravanel, his career, his involvement with the Utah Symphony, and other orchestras and institutions.

Financial materials comprise the third section of the collection. These materials detail miscellaneous expenses as well as music bills, royalties, and travel expenses. There are also bank statements, cancelled checks, and income tax materials. Some of these materials have been restricted.

Boxes 24-28 contain material pertaining to the Utah Symphony. Files concerning symphony operations such as board meetings, contracts, salaries, grants, reviews, tours, and other materials may be found in this section. Research materials and rehearsal information on the works of Gustav Mahler may be found in box 27. Box 28 contains materials concerning the Utah Symphony Guild.

Section five contains programs Abravanel collected during his career as a conductor. The regular season programs of the Utah Symphony have been arranged chronologically and date from the late 1930s through his years as conductor, until his retirement in 1979. Boxes 47-48 contain programs with Abravanel as a guest conductor, and have been arranged alphabetically by theater or function. The miscellaneous programs have no apparent significance to Abravanel's career, but most likely are concerts he attended, and have been alphabetically arranged as well.

The institutional files document an important period of Abravanel's life in his service on councils for the arts both locally and nationally. Materials from the Utah Arts Council, National Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, American Symphony Orchestra League, and American Arts Alliance illustrate Abravanel's determination to increase local and national support for the arts. These files contain legislative reports, minutes, correspondence, and grant information.

The seventh section of the collection has been arranged chronologically and contains local and national newspaper and magazine articles. Also included in this section are scrapbooks of newsclippings that were assembled by Lucy and Maurice. Many of the original books were copied and discarded because of the deteriorating physical condition of the materials. The clippings concern Abravanel's career, the Utah Symphony, and include reviews, concert information, and other related topics.

The eighth and final section consists of articles and publications, artist management files, score catalogs, librettos, composers, orchestras, foundations, societies, and awards. Also included are the files from the Van Cliburn and Gina Bachauer competitions, for which Abravanel served as a jury member. Also in this section are some miscellaneous pieces of music, including some works by Kurt Weill.

Other materials have been added to the collection and include sketches, articles, programs, sheet music, correspondence, personal and family materials, pamphlets, subject files, and oversize items.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation:MauriceAbravanel papers, Ms 517, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Ms 517.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Personal MaterialsReturn to Top

This portion of the collection contains the personal materials of Maurice and Lucy Abravanel. The first two boxes contain biographical information, contracts, and other materials illustrating the events that helped shape Abravanel as a musician and conductor. Of particular interest are the interviews conducted with Abravanel during the later years of his life. They are colorful, informative interviews which give some insight into the maestro's personal and professional life. Boxes five and six contain materials dealing with Lucy's personal life, as well as the lives of her children.

Container(s) Description Dates
MauriceAbravanel, Personal Materials
Box Folder
1 1
"Abravanel: A Proud Name in Jewish History"
1 2-3
Biographical Information
1 4-39
Contracts
1923-1984
1 40
Discography
1 41-42
Education
1909-1922
1 43
Passports
1 44-45
Repertoire
1 46
Reviews
2 1
Address Books and Business Cards
2 2
Attended Activities
2 3
Calendar
1974-1975
2 4
News Releases
2 5-9
Personal Notes
2 10-11
Miscellaneous Documents
MauriceAbravanel, Honors
Box Folder
3 1
Abravanel Appreciation Dinner
1979
3 2
Abravanel Celebration Concert
1983
3 3
Beehive Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies
3 4
Honorary Christmas Seal Chairman
1963
3 5
College of Southern Utah Commencement Address
3 6
The Crystal Ball
1985
3 7
Dedication of Abravanel Hall
1972
3 8
Eightieth Birthday Celebration
1983
3 9
The Magic of Music
3 10
Mahler Award
1965
3 11
The National Conference of Christians and Jews, Inc., Utah Chapter Sixth Brotherhood Dinner
3 12
Phi Kappa Phi Initiation and Banquet
3 13
Resolution of Appreciation from Board of Directors
1978
3 14
Rex Ball
3 15
The Salt Lake Exchange Club
1956
3 16
A Tribute to Utah Celebrities
1981
3 17
University of Utah Eighty-Eighth Annual Commencement
3 18
University of Utah Commencement Address
1980
3 19
The University of Utah Mothers' Club Honors
1966
3 20
Utah Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner and Gala
1983
3 21
Utah Symphony Dinner Concert
1979
3 22
Utah Symphony Guild Appreciation Dinner
1979
3 23
Viennese Ball
1984
3 24
The Voice of the Pioneers
3 25
Who's Who in the West
3 26
Miscellaneous Events
Interviews with Abravanel
Box Folder
4 1-11
"Conversations with Abravanel," Interview by Lowell Durham
4 12-15
Utah State Historical Society Interview by Jay M. Haymond
4 16
"State of the Arts," Interview by Jonette Mangum
4 17-20
"Conversations with the Maestro," Interview by Ted Kimball
Lucy Abravanel, Personal Materials
Box Folder
5 1
Address Books
5 2
Calendars
1939-1946
5 3
Memorial Record
5 4-22
Condolences
5 23
Death of Albert Carasso
5 24
Marriage Certificate
5 25
Miscellaneous
Lucy Abravanel, Children
Box Folder
6 1-2
Carasso Children Schoolpapers
6 3-5
Pierre Carasso, Military Information
6 6-7
Carasso Children

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

The correspondence section covers a vast spectrum of Abravanel's life, both personally and with regard to his professional involvement with the Utah Symphony and other institutions. The letters have been sorted into two sections, personal and professional, and have been arranged chronologically to better follow the progression of Abravanel's career. Personal correspondence is primarily between Lucy, her first husband Albert Carasso, their children, and immediate relatives. There are a few letters to Maurice from various people, including his first wife, Friedel. The professional correspondence pertains to Maurice, his career, and his involvement with the Utah Symphony. Letters regarding concert engagements, letters from agents, prominent musicians, heads of orchestras, and fan mail can be found in this portion of the collection.

Container(s) Description Dates
Personal Correspondence
Box
7
Personal Correspondence
This box contains letters between Lucy, her first husband Albert Carasso, and their immediate relatives. There are a few letters to Maurice from various people, including his first wife, Friedel.
1927-1939
Folder
8 1-17
Letters to and from Lucy
1940
8 18-48
Letters to Lucy
1941-1947
9 1-15
Letters to Lucy
1948-1971
9 16-17
Miscellaneous
1972-1973
9 18-19
Birthday Cards to Maurice
1983
10 1-15
Correspondence from Roberta and Pierre Carasso
The correspondence in box 10 was intermixed with the correspondence dating 1957-1967, suggesting that these letters fall into that time frame.
10 16-18
Correspondence from Pierre Carasso at William and Mary College
10 19
Correspondence from Roger Carasso to Lucy
11 1-5
Lucy Carasso to Albert Carasso
11 6-8
Albert Carasso to Lucy
11 9-13
"Maman" (Lucy's mother) to Lucy Carasso
11 14
Sara and Louis Babits to Albert Carasso
11 15
Lucy from Blanche
11 16
Lucy from Monique and Shelle
11 17-22
Lucy from Yvette Skiaky
11 23-26
Lucy, Miscellaneous
11 27
Maurice from Betty
11 28
Maurice, Thank-you Notes
11 29
Maurice
12
Professional Correspondence
Much of this box is in German and French.
1923-1959
Professional Correspondence
Box
13
Professional Correspondence
1960-1963
14
Professional Correspondence
1964-1966
15
Professional Correspondence
1966-1983
16
Professional Correspondence
1983-1986
17
Professional Correspondence from Roger Adler-Petrich
1965-1968
18
Professional Correspondence from Roger Adler-Petrich
1969-1970

Financial MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
19 1
Apartment Leases
1941-1946
19 2-6
Charitable Contributions, A-Z
19 7-8
Clubs and Federations, The Alta Club
1971-1972
19 9
Clubs and Federations, Salt Lake Rotary Club
1971-1972
19 10
Clubs and Federations
19 11
Insurance Policies and Premium Bills
19 12
Music Bills and Royalties--ABC Records
19 13
Music Bills and Royalties--American Federation of Musicians
19 14
Music Bills and Royalties--CBS Records
19 15
Music Bills and Royalties--Columbia Concerts, Inc.
19 16
Music Bills and Royalties--Constance Hope Associates, Inc.
19 17
Music Bills and Royalties--Hurok Concerts, Inc.
19 18
Music Bills and Royalties--"Porgy & Bess"
19 19
Music Bills and Royalties--Vanguard Recording Society
19 20
Music Bills and Royalties--Westminster Recording Co.
19 21
Music Bills and Royalties--Ziegfeld Showboat Statement
19 22
Music Bills and Royalties--Incidentals
19 23-31
Travel, A-Z
19 32
Miscellaneous Expenses--American Express Company, Inc.
19 33
Miscellaneous Expenses--Automotive
19 34
Miscellaneous Expenses--Bankamericard
19 35
Miscellaneous Expenses--Flowers
19 36
Miscellaneous Expenses--Formal Wear
19 37
Miscellaneous Expenses--Formal Wear
19 38-42
Miscellaneous Expenses--Telephone Bills, 1943-1947
19 43
Miscellaneous Expenses--Utilities
19 44
Miscellaneous Expenses--Incidentals
19 45
Miscellaneous Finances
20
Bank Statements and General Financial Information
1940-1971
21
Cancelled Checks and Check Stubs
1940-1948
22
Cancelled Checks and Check Stubs
1939-1973
23
Income Tax Materials (Restricted)
1937-1972

Utah Symphony Orchestra FilesReturn to Top

The Utah Symphony files are a compilation of board minutes, budget and financial information, contracts, Symphony Guild files, and miscellaneous symphony-related materials. There are collected reviews of works recorded by the symphony and information concerning tours. Box 27 contains research materials and rehearsal information on the works of Gustav Mahler.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subject Files
Box Folder
24 1-8
Board Minutes
1949-1964
24 9-27
Budget
1958-1979
24 28
Conductor Evaluation
24 29-38
Contracts
1947-1983
24 39
Festival of Contemporary Music
1958-1973
24 40-41
Fund Raising and General Finances
24 42
Grant Applications
25 1
Lease Agreement for Symphony Hall
25 2
Newsletters
25 3
Personnel
25 4
Position Papers
25 5
Press Release Forms
25 6
Profile
25 7
Recording, Vanguard
25 8
Recording
25 9
Repertoire
25 10
Report of Recording Expenditures and Revenues
1963
25 11
Special Analysis of Operations
1949-1956
25 12
Reviews--Bach
25 13
Reviews--Beethoven, "The Creatures of Prometheus"
25 14
Reviews--Beethoven, "Music for Goethes's Tragedy 'Egmont'"
25 15
Reviews--Copland, "A Lincoln Portrait"
25 16
Reviews--Copland and Gershwin, "Piano Concerto in F," "Porgy and Bess," "Rhapsody in Blue," "El Salon Mexico"
25 17
Reviews--Goldmark, "Rustic Wedding Symphony"
25 18
Reviews--Gottschalk and Gould, "A Night in the Tropics," "Grand Tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra," and "Latin-American Symphonette"
25 19
Reviews--Handel, "Judas Maccabeus"
25 20
Reviews--Handel, "Samson and Delilah"
25 21
Reviews--Honneger, "Judith"
25 22
Reviews--Honneger, "Le Roi David"
25 23
Reviews--Mahler, "Symphony No. 7"
25 24-25
Reviews--Mahler, "Symphony No. 8"
25 26
Reviews--Milhaud, "Pacem in Terris"
25 27
Reviews--Prokofiev, "Symphony in C Minor"
25 28
Reviews--Rachmaninoff, "Symphony No. 3 in A Minor"
25 29
Reviews--Scarlatti, "Messa di Santa Cecilia"
25 30
Reviews--Schubert, "Rosamunde"
25 31
Reviews--Tchaikovsky, "The Nutcracker"
25 32
Reviews--Varese, Milhaud, and Honneger, "Ameriques," "L'Homme et Son Desir," "Pacific 231"
25 33
Reviews--Vaughan Williams, Ralph, "Dona Nobis Pacem," "Flos Campi"
25 34
Reviews
26 1
Salary Progression
1965-1975
26 2
Salary Information
26 3-6
Schedules
1962-1966
26 7-15
Tours
1966
26 16
West Coast Tour
1968
26 17-24
Tours
1971
26 25
Third International Tour
1975
26 26
Tours
1976
26 27
Fourth International Tour
1977
26 28
Tours
26 29
Union Materials
1960-1966
26 30
Miscellaneous
26 31
Symphony Hall Dedication
26 32
"Industries Responsibility for Financial Support of the Arts"
26 33
"The Utah Symphony is an Extraordinary Orchestra"
Gustav Mahler Works and Research Material
Box Folder
27 1
"Mahler Eighth Symphony," Biographical and Historical Information
27 2-3
"Mahler Eighth Symphony"
27 4-5
Gustav Mahler and Mahler Research
Utah Symphony Guild
Box Folder
28 1-6
Annual Balls
1959-1973
28 7
Bills
28 8
Grand Ball
1977
28 9
Newsletters
1977, 1985
28 10
Officers
28 11
Twenty-Fifth Ball
1965
28 12
Viennese Ball
1965
28 13
Miscellaneous Activities
28 14
Unidentified Script

Program FilesReturn to Top

As one of the most extensive portions of the collection, the programs have been arranged chronologically according to Abravanel's regular engagements with the Utah Symphony, from 1936 until his retirement as musical director in 1979. Box 47 contains programs from concerts with Abravanel as a guest conductor, which have been arranged alphabetically by theater or function. There are also several alphabetized miscellaneous programs.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
29 1-14
Metropolitan Opera House
1936-1938
29 15-29
Music Academy of the West
1955-1977
30 1-3
Sydney Orchestral Society
1946
30 4-26
University of Utah
1948-1982
30 27
Utah Symphony Chamber Orchestra
31
Utah Symphony Orchestra
1947-1951
32
Utah Symphony Orchestra
1952-1955
33
Utah Symphony Orchestra
1955-1959
34
Utah Symphony Orchestra
1960-1970
35
Utah Symphony Orchestra
1971-1972
36
Utah Symphony Orchesta
1973-1974
37
Utah Symphony Orchestra
1975-1976
38
Utah Symphony Orchestra
1977-1978
39
Utah Symphony Orchestra
1979
40
Bound Programs--Utah Symphony Orchestra
1960-1964
41
Bound Programs--Utah Symphony Orchestra
1964-1968
42
Bound Programs--Utah Symphony Orchestra
1968-1970
43
Bound Programs--Utah Symphony Orchestra
1971-1974
44
Bound Programs--Utah Symphony Orchestra
1974-1978
45
Miscellaneous Programs--Utah Symphony Orchestra
1952-1983
46
Season Calendars--Utah Symphony Orchestra
1947-1985
Programs: Abravanel as Guest Conductor
Box Folder
47 1
The Adelphi Theatre
1947
47 2
The Alvin Theatre
1941-1945
47 3
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
1971
47 4
The Australian Broadcasting Commission
47 5
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
1967
47 6
Berliner Philharmonisches Orchestra
1959
47 7
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
1974
47 8
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
1973
47 9
Carnegie Hall
1949
47 10
Chicago Opera Company
1940
47 11
Civic Opera House (Chicago)
1943
47 12
Colonial Theatre
1949
47 13
Les Concerts Symphoniques de Montreal
1945
47 14
Festival of Music (Utah)
47 15
Forty-Sixth Street Theatre
1944; 1949
47 16
Grand Invitation Concert (Melbourne)
1935
47 17
Grant Park Symphony Orchestra
1953
47 18
Houston Symphony Orchestra
1953
47 19-20
Houston Symphony Society
1947; 1953
47 21
Landestheater Altenburg
1922-1931
47 22
Landestheater Neustrelitz (Germany)
47 23
Los Angeles Chamber Symphony Orchestra
1951
47 24
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
1964-1965
47 25
Miami Philharmonic
1973
47 26
Mostly Mozart Festival
1977
47 27
Musical Arts Orchestra
1960
47 28
National Symphony Orchestra
1972
47 29
New York City Symphony Orchestra
1940-1942
47 30
New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
1945-1949
47 31
Opera Nacional (Mexico)
1947
47 32
Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional
1975
47 33
Pacific Music Clinic
1957
47 34
Phoenix Symphony Orchestra
1970
47 35
Pittsburgh Symphony Society
1951
47 36
Portland Symphony Orchestra
1962
47 37
Robin Hood Dell Concerts
1965
47 38
San Diego Symphony Orchestra Association
1959
47 39
Seattle Symphony Orchestra
1952
47 40
Shubert Theatre
1949
47 41
Stadttheater Zwikau
1924-1926
47 42
Standard Hour
1949-1952
47 43
Tonight on Broadway
1949
47 44
Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra
1947-1948
47 45
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
1952-1953
47 46
Wichita Symphony Orchestra
1969
47 47
Ziegfeld Theatre
1944
48 1
"Lady in the Dark"
48 2
"One Touch of Venus"
48 3
Miscellaneous
48 4
Lecturer
Programs--Miscellaneous
Box Folder
49 1
A Night on Broadway
1956
49 2
Aspen Music Festival
1959
49 3
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
1970-1971
49 4
Aus Unserem Tagebrush
1958
49 5
BBC Symphony Orchestra
1958-1959
49 6
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
1956-1957
49 7-9
Ballet West
1982-1984
49 10
Berkshire Music Center
1982
49 11
Berkshire Music Center
1982-1983
49 12
Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1975
49 13
Bolivia Andina
49 14
Boston Symphony Orchestra
1956-1970
49 15
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood
1982-1983
49 16
Broadhurst Theatre
49 17
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
1957
49 18
Capitol Theatre
49 19
Chicago Symphony
1970-1982
49 20
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
1956-1964
49 21
Cleveland Orchestra
1976-1984
49 22
Denver Symphony Orchestra
1984
49 23
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
1969-1977
49 24
Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin
1959
49 25
Eastman Philharmonia
1966
49 26
Erie Philharmonic Orchestra
1951
49 27
Grant Park Symphony Orchestra
1949
49 28
Houston Symphony Orchestra
1951
49 29
Little Orchestra Society
49 30
London Philharmonic Orchestra
1958-1984
49 31
London Symphony Orchestra
1956
49 32
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
1951-1973
50 1
Mannes College of Music
1960 April
50 2-3
Metropolitan Opera
1963-1983
50 4
Minnesota Orchestra
1970-1971
50 5
Moscow State Symphony
1975
50 6
Musical Arts Society
1959-1960
50 7
National Broadcasting Company Symphony Orchestra
1939
50 8
National Symphony Orchestra
1956-1971
50 9
New York Philharmonic
1958-1971
50 10
Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra
1956
50 11
Orquesta Filarmonica de la Ciudad de Mexico
1981
50 12
Orquestre National de France
1976-1977
50 13
Palacio de Bellas Artes
1947
50 14
Philadelphia Orchestra
1969-1977
50 15-16
Philharmonic Symphony Society of New York
1936-1957
50 17
Phoenix Symphony Orchestra
1982-1983
50 18-19
Pioneer Memorial Theatre
1982-1985
50 20
Pittsburgh Symphony Society
1951-1971
50 21
Portland Symphony
1961
50 22
Salt Lake Acting Company
1983-1984
50 23
San Antonio Symphony Orchestra
1983-1984
50 24
San Diego Symphony Orchestra
1984-1985
50 25
San Francisco Opera
1960-1982
50 26
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
1960; 1978
50 27
Seattle Symphony Orchestra
1953; 1965
50 28
Southwestern Harp Festival
1960
50 29
Syracuse Symphony Orchestra
1972-1975
51 1-2
Theatre Marigny
1953-1954
51 3
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
1955-1956
51 4-5
Utah Opera Company
1981-1984
51 6
Utah Valley Symphony
1964-1965
51 7
Vienna Philharmonic
1984
51 8
Washington National Symphony
1969-1970
51 9
Miscellaneous

Institutional FilesReturn to Top

These files document Abravanel's involvement with local and national institutions for the arts, such as the American Arts Alliance, National Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, American Symphony Orchestra League, and the Utah Arts Council. They contain agendas, reports, minutes, correspondence, and grant information. Also included are files concerning the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood, and the Music Academy of the West.

Container(s) Description Dates
American Arts Alliance
Box Folder
52 1-5
Board of Directors
1980-1983
52 6
Bylaws
52 7
Correspondence
52 8-11
Finances
1980-1983
52 12-19
Legislative Materials
52 20
Meetings
52 21-25
Membership
1980-1984
52 26-28
Memoranda
1980-1982
52 29
News Clippings and Magzine Articles
52 30
Radio Proposal
52 31-32
Reports
1980-1981
52 33
Service Organizations
52 34-35
Work Plan
1980-1982
52 36
Miscellaneous Arts Organizations
52 37
Miscellaneous
American Symphony Orchestra League
Box Folder
53 1
Annual Report
1981-1982
53 2-5
Board of Directors
1982-1987
53 6
Broadcast Music, Inc.
1961-1964
53 7
Budget
53 8
Bylaws
53 9-19
Comparative Report
1957-1978
53 20
Comparative Statistical Information
1973-1984
53 21
Conducting Workshops
1984-1985
53 22
Conductors' Guild Symposium
1984
53 23
Congressional Testimonies
53 24-25
Contributions
1980-1982
53 26
Contribution Letters
1981
53 27
Correspondence
53 28
Expanded Case Statement
1982
53 29
Journal of the Conductor's Guild
1982
53 30
Memoranda
54 1
National Conference
54 2
Nominations
54 3-7
Reports
1958-1986
54 8
Salary Information
54 9-13
Standing Committee on Artistic Affairs
54 14
Miscellaneous
Berkshire Music Center (at Tanglewood)
Box Folder
55 1
Table of Contents
55 2
Preface
55 3
Opening Remarks
55 4
Prizes and Awards--Berkshire Music Center and Boston University Tanglewood Institute
55 5
Enrollment Statistics
55 6
Named Fellowship
55 7
Berkshire Music Center Members
55 8
Boston University Tanglewood Members
55 9
Administration, Faculty, and Addresses
55 10-11
Berkshire Music Center Schedules
1982
55 12-13
Berkshire Music Center Concert Programs
1982
55 14-15
Boston University Tanglewood Institute
1982
55 16
Boston University Tanglewood Institute
1982
55 17-18
Brochures, Publicity
55 19
Notices, Memos, Student Information
55 20
Repertoire Summary
55 21
Fellowship Program
1982
55 22
Newsletter
1984
55 23
Miscellaneous
Music Academy of the West
Box Folder
56 1-25
Calendars
1956-1982
56 26
Correspondence
56 27
Finances
56 28
Music List and Repertoire
56 29
Newsletters
56 30-31
Programs
1955
57 1-12
Student Lists
1960-1980
57 13-16
This Week in Santa Barbara
1955-1977
57 17
Miscellaneous
National Council on the Arts
Box Folder
58 1
Architecture Fiscal Report
1971-1972
58 2
Coordinated Programs Fiscal Report
1971-1972
58 3-4
Dance Fiscal Report
1971-1972
58 5
Developing Arts Fiscal Report
1971
58 6
Education Fiscal Report
1971-1972
58 7
Expansion Arts Fiscal Report
1971-1972
58 8
Federal-State Partnership Fiscal Report
1972
58 9
Literature Fiscal Report
1971-1972
58 10-11
Museum Program Fiscal Report
1971-1972
58 12-13
Music Fiscal Report
1971-1972
58 14
National Exhibition Program
58 15
Preliminary Information
58 16
Public Media Fiscal Report
1971-1972
58 17-18
Theatre Fiscal Report
1971-1972
58 19-20
Visual Arts Fiscal Report
1971-1972
59 1
Agenda
59 2
Architecture and Environmental Arts Fiscal Report
59 3
Associated Councils of the Arts Report
59 4
Chairman's Actions
59 5
Dance Fiscal Report
59 6
Education Fiscal Report
59 7
Expansion Arts Fiscal Report
59 8
Federal-State Partnership Fiscal Report
59 9
Guidelines
59 10
Legislation/Resolutions
59 11
Literature Fiscal Report
59 12
Minutes of the Twenty-Ninth Meeting
59 13
Museum Fiscal Report
59 14
Music Fiscal Report
59 15
Public Media Fiscal Report
59 16
Rejections
59 17
Special Projects
59 18
Theatre Fiscal Report
59 19
Visual Arts Fiscal Report
59 20
Miscellaneous
60 1-10
Thirty-First Meeting Materials
60 11-32
Thirty-Third Meeting Materials
61 1
Agenda
61 2
Architecture and Environmental Arts Fiscal Report
61 3
Budget Summaries
61 4
Dance Fiscal Report
61 5
Education Fiscal Report
61 6
Expansion Arts Fiscal Report
61 7
Federal-State Partnership Fiscal Report
61 8
Guidelines
61 9
Legislation/Resolutions
61 10
Literature Fiscal Report
61 11
Museum Fiscal Report
61 12
Music Fiscal Report
61 13
Planning/Issues
61 14
Projected Meetings
61 15
Program Development
61 16
Public Media Fiscal Report
61 17
Special Grants
61 18
Special Projects
61 19
Theatre Fiscal Report
61 20
Visual Arts Fiscal Report
62 1-10
Briefing Book
62 11
"Advancing the Arts in America"
62 12
Correspondence
62 13
Expenditures
62 14
Members
62 15
Music in America Seminar
62 16
Press Releases
62 17
Report to the President (Task Force)
62 18
Request for Funds
National Endowment for the Arts Meeting
1971
Box Folder
63 1
Architecture Fiscal Report
63 2
Awards
63 3
Coordinated Programs
63 4
Dance Fiscal Report
63 5
Developing Arts Fiscal Report
63 6
Education Fiscal Report
63 7
Federal-State Partnership
63 8
Literature Fiscal Report
63 9
Music Fiscal Report
63 10
National Exhibitions
63 11
Panels
63 12
Preliminary Information
63 13
Public Media
63 14
Resolutions
63 15
Theatre Fiscal Report
63 16
Visual Arts Fiscal Report
National Endowment for the Arts--Music Advisory Panel
Box Folder
64 1-8
Music Advisory Panel
1975-1976
64 9
Twentieth Anniversary Celebration
64 10
Annual Report
1985
64 11
"Artist Employment and Unemployment"
1971-1980
64 12
"The Arts Talk Economics"
64 13
"Audience Development"
1981
64 14
Budget and Legislation
1972-1981
64 15
"Creative America"
64 16
"Economic Impact of Arts and Cultural Institutions"
1981
64 17
Historical Background
64 18
Music Seminar
1982
64 19
Speaker's Bureau
1982
64 20
Miscellaneous
Utah Arts Council
Box
65
Utah Arts Council
This box contains materials collected from board meetings held from 1980-1986, and consist of agenda, minutes, grant information, legislation, and other related topics.
1980-1986
66
Utah Arts Council
This box contains materials collected from board meetings held from 1986-1987, and consist of agenda, minutes, grant information, legislation, and other related topics.
1986-1987
Folder
67 1
Community Outreach Applications
1980-1981
67 2
Dance Arts Applications
1980-1981
67 3
Literary Arts Applications
1980-1981
67 4
Music Arts Applications
1980-1981
67 5
Special Projects Applications
1980-1981
67 6
Theatre Arts Applications
1980-1981
67 7
Visual Arts Applications
1980-1981
67 8
Community Arts Development Applications
1981-1982
67 9
Dance Arts Applications
1981-1982
67 10
Grant Applications--Totals
1981-1982
67 11
Literary Arts Applications
1981-1982
67 12
Music Arts Applications
1981-1982
67 13
Special Projects Applications
1981-1982
67 14
Theatre Arts Applications
1981-1982
67 15
Visual Arts Applications
1981-1982
67 16
Community Outreach Applications
1982-1983
67 17
Dance Arts Applications
1982-1983
67 18
Grant Applications Applications
1982-1983
67 19
Literary Arts Applications
1982-1983
67 20
Music Arts Applications
1982-1983
67 21
Special Projects Applications
1982-1983
67 22
Theatre Arts Applications
1982-1983
67 23
Visual Arts Applications
1982-1983
67 24
Community Arts Development Applications
1984-1985
67 25
Dance Arts Applications
1984-1985
67 26
Grant Applications--Totals
1984-1985
67 27
Literary Arts Applications
1984-1985
67 28
Literary Magazines Applications
1984-1985
67 29
Multi-Discipline Applications
1984-1985
67 30
Music Arts Applications
1984-1985
67 31
Theatre Arts Applications
1984-1985
67 32
Visual Arts Applications
1984-1985
67 33
Grants
1987
67 34
Grant Applications
67 35-36
Grant Awards
Utah Arts Council--Performing Arts Committee
Box Folder
68 1
Dance Arts
1980-1981
68 2
Music Arts
1980-1981
68 3
Theatre Arts
1980-1981
68 4
Dance Arts
1981-1982
68 5-6
Music Arts
1981-1982
68 7
Theatre Arts
1981-1982
68 8
Miscellaneous
1981-1982
68 9
Dance Arts
1986-1987
68 10-12
Music Arts
1986-1987
68 13-14
Theatre Arts
1986-1987
68 15
Miscellaneous
1986-1987
69 1
Dance Arts Applications
69 2-3
Music Arts Applications, A-P
69 4-5
Theatre Arts Applications, A-O
69 6
Miscellaneous
Utah Arts Council
Box Folder
70 1-2
Advisory Panel
1981-1987
70 3-4
Annual Reports
1979-1984
70 5-6
Artists in Education
1986-1988
70 7
Board of Directors
180-1985
70 8-13
Briefing Book
1979-1980
70 14
Committee Members
1983-1987
70 15
Congressional Committees
1979-1986
70 16
"Economic Impact of the Arts"
70 17
"Guide to the Grants Program"
1980-1982
70 18
Long Range Goals
1987
70 19
National Endowment for the Arts
70 20
Performance Audit
70 21
Policy/Long Range Planning
70 22
Retreat
1980
70 23
"State Arts Agencies: Standards"
70 24
Utah Citizens for the Arts
70 25
Utah's Festival of the Arts
70 26
Miscellaneous
71 1
Utah Endowment for the Humanities--Report
1975-1980
71 2
Utah Literary Arts: Magazine
1975
71 3
Utah Media Arts Center

News ClippingsReturn to Top

The newsclippings provide perhaps the best overall view of Abravanel's career. Boxes 72-80 contain loose newsclippings that range in date from 1927 to 1987. Boxes 81-83 contain scrapbooks of newsclippings concerning Abravanel and his career prior to his coming to Utah. Also included are clippings concerning the Utah Symphony, reviews, concerts, recordings, and other items.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
72
News Clippings
1927-1947
73
News Clippings
1948-1951
74
News Clippings
1953-1959
75
News Clippings
1960-1964
76
News Clippings
1965-1967
77
News Clippings
1968-1973
78
News Clippings
1974-1978
79
News Clippings
1979-1987
80
News Clippings
81
Scrapbooks
These scrapbooks were assembled by Abravanel.
1933-1936
82
Scrapbooks
The scrapbooks in box 82 were copied and discarded because of the deteriorating physical condition of the materials. The earlier books were assembled by Abravanel, the later books by Lucy.
1936-1958
83
Scrapbooks
See description for box 82.
1959-1965

Miscellaneous MaterialsReturn to Top

This part of the collection consists of articles and publications, artist and artist management files, score catalogs, miscellaneous librettos, composers, orchestras, foundations, societies, awards, and general files. Of particular interest are the files from the Van Cliburn and Gina Bachauer competitions, for which Abravanel served as a member of the jury. Also in this section are some miscellaneous pieces of music, including some of Kurt Weill's works. The materials in this section have been arranged alphabetically.

Container(s) Description Dates
Articles and Publications
The articles and publications in this subseries concern Abravanel and the Utah Symphony. There are also some miscellaneous items.
Box Folder
84 1
The American
1975
84 2-4
American Record Guide
1965-1971
84 5
Anrechseinladung
1928-1929
84 6
Bravarian Brass "Almost" Works Horn Ensemble
1984
84 7
Expression: A Journal of the Arts
1981
84 8
High Fidelity
1976-1980
84 9-10
International Musician
1952, 1955
84 11
McCall's
1960
84 12
Music and the Drama
1936
84 13
Musical Journal
1967
84 14
Musical America
1946
84 15
The Musical Digest
1946
84 16
News
1951
84 17
Newscope
1976
84 18
The Performer Magazine at Wolf Trap
84 19
Radio Pictorial of Australia
84 20
Rotary Bee
84 21
Symphony News
1975
84 22-23
Tempo
1959-1977
84 24
Tiempo
1947
84 25
Today
1981
84 26
The Utoco Torch
1957
84 27
Town & Country
1983
84 28
The Unique
1948
84 29
Utah Holiday
1974
84 30
Utah Magazine
1975
84 31
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts: The Abravanel Years
84 32
Miscellaneous
Artists
Box
85
Artists, A-P
Materials in this box detail various artists' repertoire and biographical information.
85A
Artists, R-Z
See description for box 85.
Artist Management
Materials in this subseries detail various artists' repertoire and biographical information.
Box Folder
86 1-3
A-C
86 4-7
Artist Management--Columbia Artists Management
1959-1976
86 8-13
D-N
86 14
Artist Management--Eric Semon Associates Inc.
87 1-2
S-Y
87 3
Artist Management
Score Catalogs
Box Folder
88 1-7
Associated Music Publishers, Inc.
1953-1962
88 8
S. Eugene Bailey
88 9
M. Baron Company
88 10-14
Boosey and Hawkes, Inc.
1958-1980
88 15
Ed Bote & G. Bock
89 1-4
Breitkopf & Hartel
1959-1963
89 5
British Orchestral Music
89 6-12
Broude Brothers
1956-1965
89 13-14
C-D
89 15
Elkan-Vogel
89 16-18
Carl Fischer
89 19
Charles Foley
90 1
H-I
90 2
Edwin F. Kalmus
90 3
Koussevitzky Music Foundation
90 4
L
90 5
Leeds Music Corporation
90 6
Luck's Music Library
90 7
Mapleson Music Library
90 8
Mills Music, Inc.
90 9
Music Publishers Holding Corporation
90 10
Oxford University Press, Inc.
90 11-16
C. F. Peters Corporation
1957-1963
90 17-18
Theodore Presser Company
91 1-4
Ricordi Edition
1950-1960
91 5
Salabert
1948-1959
91 6-7
Schirmer, G.
91 8
Southern Music Publishing Company, Inc.
91 9
Tams-Whitmark Music Library
91 10
Vanguard
1961-1963
91 11
Westminster
1959-1960
91 12
Miscellaneous
Music--Miscellaneous
Box Folder
92 1
Robertson, Leroy. All Creatures of Our God and King
92 2
Weill, Kurt. The Firebrand of Florence, "You're Far Too Near Me"
92 3
Weill, Kurt. Kiddish
92 4
Weill, Kurt. Knickerbocker Holiday, "It Never Was Anywhere You"
92 5
Weill, Kurt. Knickerbocker Holiday, "There's Nowhere to Go But Up"
92 6-7
Weill, Kurt. Knickerbocker Holiday
92 8
Weill, Kurt. Lady in the Dark, "Girl of the Moment"
92 9
Weill, Kurt. Lady in the Dark, "The Princess of Pure Delight"
92 10
Weill, Kurt. The Song of the Free
92 11
Weill, Kurt. Three Walt Whitman Songs
92 12
Ballad for Americans
92 13
Beethoven, Ludwig Van
92 14
Franck, Cesar
92 15
Grieg, Edvard
92 16
Labunski, Feliz
92 17
Schuber, Franz
92 18
Weckerlin, J. B.
92 19
Miscellaneous
Competitions
Box Folder
93 1
Affiliate Artists' Xerox Pianists Program
1982
93 2-3
Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition
1984
93 4
International American Music Competition for Vocalists
1982
93 5
Pro Musicis, Artist Selection
1981-1983
93 6-13
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
1981
93 14
Young Musicians Foundation
1983
Librettos, Composers, Orchestras--Miscellaneous
Box Folder
94 1
"Falstaff," Verdi, English translation by Walter Ducloux
94 2
"Fiddle-Faddle," Leroy Anderson
94 3
"The Idiot And The Scarecrow," Gordon B. Ramsey
94 4
"Judas Maccabaeus"
94 5
"Toxcatl," by Keith M. Engar
94 6
"Trilogy," by Leroy Robertson
94 7
Chopin, Frederic
94 8
Copland, Aaron
94 9
Debussy, Claude
94 10
Kaufmann, Walter
94 11
Milhaud, Darius
94 12
Ottley, Jerold and JoAnn
94 13
Reigger, Wallingford
94 14
Ruggles, Carl
94 15
Schuman, William
94 16
Stravinsky, Igor
94 17-18
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
94 19
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
94 20
Denver Symphony Orchestra
94 21
Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra
94 22
London Symphony Orchestra
94 23
Metropolitan Opera
94 24
New York Philharmonic
94 25
Ogden Symphony Guild
94 26
The Philadelphia Orchestra
94 27
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
94 28
San Diego Symphony Orchestra
94 29
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
94 30
Seattle Symphony Orchestra
94 31
Syracuse Symphony Orchestra
94 32
Vancouver Symphony Society
Miscellaneous Foundations and Societies
Box Folder
95 1
American Federation of Musicians
95 2
American Repertory Theatre
95 3
Bicentennial Arts Center
95 4
Business Committee for the Arts
95 5
Canadian Music Center
95 6
Central Opera Service
95 7
Ernest Bloch Society
95 8
The Ford Foundation
95 9
Jackson Hole Fine Arts Foundation
95 10
Juilliard School of Music
1960-1961
95 11
National Council on the Arts and Bovernment, Inc.
1962
95 12
National Orchestral Association, Inc.
95 13
New York Herald Tribune: Tenth Annual Forum on Current Problems
95 14
Ondes Musicales Martenot
95 15
The Rockefeller Foundation
95 16
Salt Lake Federated Musicians
95 17
The Society for the Preservation of the American Musical Heritage, Inc.
95 18
Utah Association for the United Nations
1963
95 19
Utah State Institute of Fine Arts
95 20
Vanguard Recording Society
95 21
Voice of America
95 22
Kurt Weill Conference
95 23
Young Audiences Inc.
Subject Files
Box Folder
96 1
Air Pollution and Health
96 2
The Argus
96 3
Auditoriums
96 4
Australia--Miscellaneous
96 5
Ballet West
96 6
Capitol Theatre
96 7
Congressional Record, Excerpts
96 8
Ezra Taft Benson, "The Constitution: A Heavenly Banner"
96 9
Contemporary Music Festival
96 10
Durham, Lowell
96 11
Edinburgh National Festival
1959
96 12
Unidentified Manuscript (possibly concerning Wilhelm Furtwangler or Bruno Walter)
96 13
Grants--Miscellaneous
96 14
Greenfield, Edward
96 15
Hommage a Ernest Abravanel
96 16
Maestro Club
96 17
Mississippi River Festival
1971
96 18
Personal Information Sketches
96 19
Pro Musicis
96 20
Salt Lake Tabernacle
96 21
Schott's Newsletter
1959 Spring
96 22
Summer Festival
96 23
"Trees"
96 24
Tuning
96 25
University of Utah--Miscellaneous
96 26
Utah Concerts Council Roster
96 27
Utah State Capitol
96 28
Utah Symphony Youth Concerts
96 29
Voice of America Forum
96 30
Weber State College
96 31
Wenger Music Equipment
96 32
Westminster Recording Co., Inc.
96 33
"What's LSD, Coach?"
96 34
Youth Concert Programs
96 35
Miscellaneous
Box
97
Oversize Materials
This box contains various awards, miscellaneous art, and music. Additional materials are stored in the map case.

AddendaReturn to Top

Boxes 98-130 make up several addendum to the MauriceAbravanel Papers. Past inventories have been compiled into this one and include addenda from 1989 to 1992. Boxes 102-104 do not have an addendum date because there wasn't an intake record for the items in the boxes.

Container(s) Description Dates
Sketches and Articles
Box Folder
98 1
Sketches of Music Composers
98 2
Newsletter Articles Regarding Abravanel
1976-1987
98 3-6
Articles and Reviews
1950s-1960s
Articles, Programs, and Announcements
Box Folder
99 1-3
1960s-1990
99 4
Newsletters
1953-1965
99 5
Programs and Announcements
1950s-1990
99 6
Miscellaneous
Sheet Music and Articles
Box Volume
100 1
Piano Concerto by Leroy Robertson
100 2
New England Triptych, by William Shuman
100 3
Lions, by Ned Rorem
100 4
Punch and Judy Overture, by Leroy Robertson
100 5
Mutazione, by Henry Lazarof
Folder
101 1
Pumpkin Eater's Little Fugue, by Robert McBride
1956
101 2
Largo, Aria from the opera Xerxes, by G. F. Handel
101 3
Prelude and Fuge in D Minor, by George Frederic Handel
1950
101 4
Grand Canyon Suite, by Ferde Grofe
1932
Volume
101 1
Carmen, Music by Georges Bizet
The text for this item is in French.
101 2
Die Boheme, Music by G. Puccini
Text is in German.
Folder
101 5
Henry Cowell's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
1994
101 6-7
Glen Morley's "Symphoniphobias" and News Clippings
1995
101 8
Annotated Copies of Sheet Music
1996
Box
102
Scroll
This scroll was given to Abravanel and signed by boys and girls from schools within the Salt Lake City school district.
Music Books
Box Folder
103 1
Symphony IV in F Minor, Op. 36, by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikowsky
1933
103 2
Symphonie Pathetique, No. 6, by Peter Tschaikowsky
1906
103 3
Nutcracker Suite, by Tschaikowsky
103 4
Romeo and Juliet Overture-fantasy, by Tschaikowsky
103 5
Symphony No. 12, by Henry Cowell
1955-1956
103 6-8
Quatours pour 2 Violons, Alto et Violoncelle de L. v. Beethoven
104 1
South Pacific
The books in box 104 contain music scores for musicals and operas.
1949
104 2
Madame Butterfly
Text is in German.
1907
Volume
104 1
Manon
Correspondence
Box
105
Correspondence, Chronological
1928-1985
106
Correspondence, Chronological
1986-1996
107
Correspondence, Alphabetical, A-P
108
Correspondence, Alphabetical, R-Z
109
Condolence Cards
1993-1994
110
Condolence Cards
1993-1994
111
Condolence Cards and Letters
1993-1994
Personal Materials
Box Folder
112 1
Biographical Information
112 2
Naturalization Papers
1944
112 3
Memorial Tributes
1993
112 4
Wills and Testaments
1961-1985
112 5
House Mortgage
1890s-1954
112 6
National Medal of Arts Award
1990-1991
112 7
Taxes
1946
112 8
Donation Appraisals
1987
112 9
Cruise Information
1983
112 10
Membership and I.D. Cards
1940s-1989
112 11
Certificates and Awards
1949; 1989
112 12
Agreements
1950s
112 13
Passport and Travel Information
112 14
Divorce Papers
1940-1941
112 15
MauriceAbravanel, "Nouvelle"
1919
112 16
Appointment Book
1986
113 1
Receipts and Invoices
1940s
113 2-7
Notebooks
1928-1976
113 8
Miscellaneous
Ninetieth Birthday Celebration
Box Folder
114 1-7
Cards and Letters
1992-1993
114 8
News Articles and Programs
1993
Family Papers
Box
115
Family Papers, Correspondence
1920s-1980s
Folder
116 1-4
Correspondence
1980s-1991
116 5
Newsletters
1987-1992
116 6
News Articles
1970s-1990s
116 7
Miscellaneous
Subject Files
Box Folder
117 1
Abravanel Hall, Dedication Program
1972
117 2
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
1954
117 3-6
American Symphony Orchestra
1940s-1989
117 7
Autographs
Correspondence and photocopied excerpts from a French book on autographs.
1985
117 8
Abravanel Books
1970s-1980s
117 9
Boston Symphony, Correspondence and Address List
1986
117 10
Columbia Artists, Pamphlet
117 11
Christopher Columbus, Speech and Diary Transcription
1992
117 12
Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Collective Bargaining Agreement
1976
117 13
Houston Symphony
1940s-1950s
117 14
Kennecott Recordings
1950s
117 15
Kingsbury Hall, Program and Sketch
1994
118 1
Latin Pronunciation, Worksheet
118 2
Leon Lishner, Repertoire List
118 3-4
Gustav Mahler, Pamphlets
1970s-1980s
118 5
Darius Milhaud, Program
118 6
Mu Phi Epsilon, Composition Contest Information Sheet
1954
118 7-9
Music Academy of the West
1950s-1980s
118 10
Orchestral Works List
1945-1958
118 11
Philadelphia Orchestra, Telephone List
1976
118 12
Reports
1955-1975
118 13
Sacramento Symphony Orchestra, Programs
1986-1987
118 14
San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Speech
1959
118 15
San Francisco Opera, Debut Auditions
118 16
Gyorgy Sandor, Performance Reviews
118 17
Stationery
118 18-19
Tanglewood Music Center
1984-1991
119 1-2
Tanglewood Music Center
1960s-1988
119 3
University of Utah Marriott Library, Donation Lists
1950s
119 4
University of Utah Theater, Financial Report and Minutes
1958
119 5
Utah Arts Endowment Campaign, Brochure
1991
119 6
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Report
1976
119 7
Utah State Institute of Fine Arts, Establishment Act
1937
119 8-9
Utah Symphony
1950s-1980s
119 10
Vanguard Classics, Announcements and News Articles
1991
119 11
Gottfried von Einem, Essay
1953
119 12
Richard Wagner, Essay
1984
119 13
Kurt Weill, Invitation
1992
119 14
Writings
1950s-1970s
119 15
Miscellaneous
Festivals
Box Folder
120 1-5
Summer Festivals
1952-1957
120 6
Bear Lake Festivals
1990s
120 7
Kurt Weill Festival
1990
Published Materials
Box
121
Pamphlets
These pamphlets are biographical sketches of musicians from around the world.
122
Programs, Catalogs, and Schedules
1930s-1970s
123
Programs, Catalogs, and Schedules
1980s-1990s
124
Newsletters and News Articles
1950s-1990s
Box
125
Notecards
Oversize
Box Folder
126 1
Birthday Cards
1993
126 2
Event Announcements
1970s-1980s
126 3
Miscellaneous
item
126 1
Violin
This is a paper replica of a violin possibly made for Abravanel's ninetieth birthday.
Map Case Folder
Drawer 7 2
Oversize Birthday Cards, Calendar, and Note
1971; 1993
General Materials
Box
127
Utah Symphony Orchestra Programs
1949-1954
Folder
128 1
Correspondence
1953-1995
128 2
Travel Diary
128 3
Address Book
128 4
Remarks by MauriceAbravanel
1982
128 5
Personal Reminiscences
1983
128 6
Transcript of Abravanel Interview for Potato Eyes Foundation
1994
128 7
85th Birthday Correspondence
1987-1988
128 8
90th Birthday Celebration
This folder contains a program, correspondence, and news clippings.
1992-1993
128 9
Notes
128 10
MauriceAbravanel Hall
1987-2004
128 11
MauriceAbravanel Studio at the McKay Music Library, University of Utah
This folder also contains a guestbook from the dedication ceremony.
2000-2001; 2007
128 12
Speech by Carolyn Abravanel
128 13
Speech by Betty Abravanel Pickover
1992
128 14
Resolution of Appreciation by the Ogden Symphony Guild
1979
128 15
Articles
1955-2009
128 16
News Clippings
1977-2006
129 1
American Symphony Orchestra League Board of Directors
1992
129 2
Bernstein at 70! Tanglewood
1988
129 3
Kurt Weill Newsletter
2006
129 4
University of Utah, MauriceAbravanel Visiting Distinguished Composers Series Endowment Fund Brochure
129 5
Utah Symphony Orchestra and General Programs
1949-2003
129 6
Guest Lists for Post-Concert Reception
Box
130
Carolyn Abravanel family papers
Box Folder
130 1
Sales Reports and Employment Correspondence for Charles D. Cheney
1907-1952
130 2
Death Certificate for Charles D. Cheney
1962
130 3
News Clippings Regarding Charles D. Cheney
1896; 1952
130 4
Family Correspondence and Cards
1884; 1906; 1951; 1957
130 5
War Ration Booklets
130 6
The Death of Christ: The Death of Death

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