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- Curtis Institute of Music Archives
- Vassar, Walter E., 1907-1978
- Walter Vassar scrapbooks
- MSS 08
- Date [inclusive]
- 1.0 Linear feet (1 photo box)
- 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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Walter Vassar scrapbooks (MSS 8); Curtis Institute of Music Archives.
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.
Curtis Institute of Music Archives 2015
1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The collection is open for research.
The scrapbooks were a gift from Vassar’s niece, Ms. Holly Jeffus (1997).
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).
|Scrapbook pages 1930-33 and not dated
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.