Abram Chasins Oral History Collection (MSS 9), 1977

Preliminary finding aid

Summary Information

Repository
Curtis Institute of Music Archives
Creator
Livingston, Joshua
Title
Abram Chasins oral history collection
ID
MSS 09
Date
1977
Extent
1.25 Linear feet (7 reels and 4 files)
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains seven 7″ reel-to-reel tapes and transcripts of interviews with Abram Chasins about his career and work as director of the WQXR radio station. The interviews were conducted by Joshua Livingston as a student as part of an oral history program at MIT.

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Biographical note

The Russian-born pianist and composer Abram Chasins studied piano with Josef Hofmann from 1926 to 1929 and 1930-1934, while teaching supplementary piano at Curtis from 1927 to 1934. He was associated with the WQXR radio station from 1941 to 1965, from 1946 as director.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Curtis Institute of Music Archives 2016

1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
archives@curtis.edu

 

Access

The transcripts are open for research.

Provenance

The collection was donated to the archives by Joshua Livingston in 2002.

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Related Materials

Separated materials

The tapes have been stored off-site.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Chasins, Abram, 1903-1987
  • Livingston, Joshua

Subject(s)

  • Chasins, Abram, 1903-1987–Interviews

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Collection Inventory

Reel
Audiotapes 1977, Aug 22-31 1-7
Box
Session 1 Transcript 1977, Aug 22 MSS 3
Session 2 Transcript 1977, Aug 23 MSS 3
Session 3 Transcript 1977, Aug 29 MSS 3
Session 4 Transcript 1977, Aug 31 MSS 3