Edith Evans Braun Collection (MSS 28), 1926-1939

Preliminary finding

Summary Information

Repository
Curtis Institute of Music Archives
Title
Edith Evans Braun Collection
ID
MSS 28
Date [inclusive]
1926-1939 and not dated
Extent
2.8 Linear feet (two photo boxes)
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains notebooks, exercises and compositions that Evans Braun compiled as a student of Rosario Scalero. In addition, the collection contains etchings of the garden and the house at Merrion, PA, which she and her husband presented to guest attending their wedding.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edith Evans Braun Collection (MSS 28), Curtis Institute of Music Archives.

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Biographical note

Pianist and composer Edith Evans Braun graduated from the Oberlin College of Music in piano and organ and joined the faculty of the Von Ende School of Music in New York before she married the Philadelphia businessman and art collector John F. Braun in 1918. A close friend of Curtis’s founder Mary Louise Curtis Bok, she studied composition with Rosario Scalero at the Curtis institute of Music from its founding in 1924 to 1933, and taught the subject “Elements of Music” at the Curtis INstitute of Music from 1942 to 1969.

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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 collection is open for research.

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Related Materials

Related archival materials

Compositions by Edith Evans Braun can be found in the Special Collections of the Curtis Institute of Music. Correspondence with Mary Louise Curtis Bok can be found in the Founders Records (AD 1). Correspondence between Edith and John Braun and William Strasser can be found in the William Strasser Papers (MSS 35). For photos of Edith Evans Braun see the Photograph Collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Edith Evans Braun, 1887-1976
  • Pennell, Joseph, Joseph, 1857-1926
  • Scalero, Rosario, 1870-1954

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Collection Inventory

Notebooks and compositions 1925-1929 and not dated

Box
1

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Etchings and copper plates of the garden and house of “Sogo Mio” by Joseph Purnell 1918, 1939 2.8

Box
2

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