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Portraits, Music and Musicians

Damrosch - the Damrosch collection consists almost entirely of photographs of Walter Damrosch, his family, and his musical associates. Many of the photographs of musical celebrities are signed. The collection contains a total of about 600 pieces.

Mohr - contains photographs of more than five hundred contemporary European composers.

Ruth Slenczynska - documents the life of the child prodigy, from her early childhood through her career as a concert pianist, and eventual position as Artist-in-Residence for Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Included are newspaper clippings, photos, music programs, personal correspondence, handwritten performance notes and manuscripts, and compositions written by students and colleagues. The material is organized in chronological order by type of material.

Tollefsen - the Tollefsen autograph collection contains over 3500 photographs, sketches, etc. of musicians, matched with samples of their writing. In addition to the material in scrapbooks, there are several boxes of loose material, apparently assembled in preparation for a new scrapbook, and 112 framed portraits.
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