Walter Vassar Scrapbooks (MSS 08), 1925-35

Preliminary finding aid

Summary Information

Repository
Curtis Institute of Music Archives
Creator
Vassar, Walter E., 1907-1978
Title
Walter Vassar scrapbooks
ID
MSS 08
Date [inclusive]
1925-1935
Extent
1.0 Linear feet (1 photo box)
Language
English
Abstract
This collections contains one scrapbook and 14 scrapbook pages including photos, clippings, and memorabilia, which document Vassar’s years at Fort Worth Conservatory of Music, the Curtis Institute of Music, and DePauw University.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Walter Vassar scrapbooks (MSS 8); Curtis Institute of Music Archives.

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Biographical note

Walter Vassar, a baritone, studied voice at the Fort Worth Conservatory (1925-28) and the Curtis Institute of Music (1928-33) where he received the degree of Bachelor of Music in 1934. After a brief period teaching at DePauw University, he became head the voice department at Greensboro College, NC in 1935, where he taught until he retired.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Curtis Institute of Music Archives 2015

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

 

Access

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

The scrapbooks were a gift from Vassar’s niece, Ms. Holly Jeffus (1997).

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Collection Inventory

Box
Scrapbook 1925-35

Description

The scrapbook contains photographs, programs, clippings, and correspondence, documenting Vassar’s years as student and singer at the Fort Worth conservatory (1925-28), the Curtis Institute of Music (1928-34), and DePauw University (1934-35). A majority of Curtis programs contain recitals by other students and faculty. (Content list is included).

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Scrapbook pages 1930-33 and not dated

Description

These 14 loose pages include snapshots of the Lake Placid Club quartet and choir (1930), Horatio Cornell and students at the Chautauqua Institute (Summer 1931), an outing with the Old Swedish Episcopal Church choir, Philadelphia to the Atlanta City beach, and students and faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music and surrounding areas (c. 1932-33). A list of identifications is included.

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