John Richardson Collection (MSS 36), 1926-1929

Summary Information

Curtis Institute of Music Archives
Richardson, John (1906-2004)
John Richardson collection
MSS 36
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Linear feet (2 folders)
Scope and Content
The collection contains (2) letters from Curtis administrators about Richardson’s first year at Curtis, student recital programs and photographs (including group photos of Curtis students), and autographed photos of faculty members.

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Biographical note

John Richardson (1906-2004), a child prodigy on the violin, studied under Professor J.W.F. Leman.  Prior to his acceptance at the Curtis Institute of Music in 1926 he was already an experienced performer. After completing his study Curtis in 1929, he played with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his concert career, Richardson also composed several musical and theatrical works.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Curtis Institute of Music Archives 2016

1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103


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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Hancock, Susan
  • Richardson, John, 1906-2004


  • Curtis Institute of Music–Photographs

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Gift of Richardson’s sister Susan Hancock in 2004.

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence and student recital programs 1926-1929 Box MSS 2 Folder 8
Group photographs or Curtis students and autographed photographs of Curtis faculty and others (list included) 1926-1929 Drawer 3 Folder 604
Box PH 16 (oversize)