Remy Muller Scrapbook (MSS 44), 1931

Preliminary Finding aid

Summary Information

Curtis Institute of Music Archives
Muller, Remy, 1894-1978
Remy Muller scrapbook
MSS 44
0.2 Linear feet (1 volume)
The scrapbook chronicles a six-week visit by Remy Muller to the Bok Singer Tower, and includes typescript letters to his wife Elizabeth Bodie (“Bee”) as well as postcards, photographs, and memorabilia. The scrapbook was compiled as a gift to Mary Louise Curtis Bok, whose husband Edward Bok had founded the Bok Mountain Lake Sanctuary and Singing Tower.

Preferred citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Remy Muller Scrapbook (MSS 44), Curtis Institute of Music Archives.

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Biographical and historical note

Remy Muller, a World War II veteran who worked at the John Wanamaker store in Philadelphia (1917-1959), was admitted as a student of the Curtis Institute of Music to study campanology in the 1931-32 schoolyear. Part of the curriculum from 1929 to 1933, the subject was taught by Anton Brees, carillonneur of the Bok Singing Tower in the Mountain Lake Sanctuary, Florida. Remy Muller was the carillonneur of Trinity Reformed Church, Philadelphia (1929-1949) and of St. Vincent’s Seminary (now the Miraculous Medal Shrine) in Germantown, Philadelphia (1947-1969), and performed at Valley Forge (Valley Forge, PA) , the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception (Washington D.C.), the Netherlands Carillon (Arlington, VA), and at Trinity College (Hartford, CT).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Curtis Institute of Music Archives 2015

1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103



The collection is open for research.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Brees, Anton, 1897-1967


  • Bok Singing Tower (Lake Wales, Fla.)

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Collection Inventory

Scrapbook 1931 MSS 04