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Marcella Sembrich papers

Title
Marcella Sembrich papers, 1790-1988 (bulk 1885-1930).
Author
Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935.
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Vol/DateFormatAccessStatusCall NumberLocation
Scrapbook of photos (+)Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-94 Scrapbook of photos (+)Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series 1, Box 1, folder 1 - 62Moving imageSupervised useLoanedJPB 91-94 Series 1, Box 1, folder 1 - 62Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series 1, Box 2, folder 63 - 120Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-94 Series 1, Box 2, folder 63 - 120Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series 1, Box 3, folder 121 -167Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-94 Series 1, Box 3, folder 121 -167Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series 1, Box 4, folder 168 - 235Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-94 Series 1, Box 4, folder 168 - 235Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series 1, Box 5, folder 236 - 314Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-94 Series 1, Box 5, folder 236 - 314Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series 1, Box 6, folder 315 - 331Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-94 Series 1, Box 6, folder 315 - 331Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series 1, Box 7, folder 332 - 352Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-94 Series 1, Box 7, folder 332 - 352Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series 10, Estate sheet music listsMoving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-94 Series 10, Estate sheet music listsPerforming Arts Research Collections - Music
Series 10, Box 1, folder 1 - 69Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-94 Series 10, Box 1, folder 1 - 69Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series 10, Box 2, folder 70 - 139Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-94 Series 10, Box 2, folder 70 - 139Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series 10, Box 3, folder 140 - 219Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-94 Series 10, Box 3, folder 140 - 219Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series 10, Box 4, folder 220 - 309Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-94 Series 10, Box 4, folder 220 - 309Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series 10, Box 5, folder 310 - 369Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-94 Series 10, Box 5, folder 310 - 369Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series 10, Box 6, folder 370 - 429Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-94 Series 10, Box 6, folder 370 - 429Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series 10, Box 7, folder 430 - 507Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-94 Series 10, Box 7, folder 430 - 507Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series 10, Box 8, folder 508 - 579Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-94 Series 10, Box 8, folder 508 - 579Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series 10, Box 9, folder 580 - 650Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-94 Series 10, Box 9, folder 580 - 650Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series 10, Box 10, folder 651 - 729Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-94 Series 10, Box 10, folder 651 - 729Performing Arts Research Collections - Music
Series 10, Box 11, folder 730 - 795Moving imageSupervised useAvailableJPB 91-94 Series 10, Box 11, folder 730 - 795Performing Arts Research Collections - Music

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Description
ca. 75 linear ft.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Autographs.
  • Citizenship papers.
  • Clippings.
  • Correspondence.
  • Drawings.
  • Engravings.
  • Musical scores.
  • Photoprints.
  • Photomechanical reproductions.
  • Portraits.
  • Posters.
  • Programs.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Sheet music.
Biography (note)
  • Marcella Sembrich was a Polish born coloratura soprano who sang leading roles in European and American opera during her highly successful career. From 1898 to 1909 she was a regular member of the Metropolitan Opera Company, New York. She continued performing as a concert singer after her retirement from the operatic stage. Sembrich also became an instructor of singing at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School of Music, becoming mentor to many pupils who later became famous in their own right.
Language (note)
  • The predominant language is English, with large amounts in German, Polish, and French. There is also material in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian. Much of the material in German and Polish is accompanied by an English translation.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • There is one finding aid for Series I-VIII, and another for Series IX.
Provenance (note)
  • Access to Series X is restricted pending processing. A Beethoven signature and a Wagner document are housed in the Locked Case, with restricted access.
Processing Action (note)
  • Accessioned
  • Cataloged
Call Number
JPB 91-94
Author
Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935.
Title
Marcella Sembrich papers, 1790-1988 (bulk 1885-1930).
Summary
The correspondence, papers, posters, and programs in this collection represent the career and activities of Marcella Sembrich and her family from 1851 to 1988. The collection consists of an extensive amount of correspondence with the leading musical figures of the day; posters, concert advertisements and programs from Sembrich (and other) performances throughout her career; and memorabilia including an autograph album with signatures and drawings of famous musicians and others. Series IX "Photographs" also includes some 15-20 original graphic art works among its 2284 items. Subjects include Sembrich, places she lived, places she performed, and people with whom she performed. The sheet music and musical scores (Series X) are currently being processed.
Additional Formats
Scrapbooks available on microfilm: *ZB-2379.
Biography
Marcella Sembrich was a Polish born coloratura soprano who sang leading roles in European and American opera during her highly successful career. From 1898 to 1909 she was a regular member of the Metropolitan Opera Company, New York. She continued performing as a concert singer after her retirement from the operatic stage. Sembrich also became an instructor of singing at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School of Music, becoming mentor to many pupils who later became famous in their own right.
Language
The predominant language is English, with large amounts in German, Polish, and French. There is also material in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian. Much of the material in German and Polish is accompanied by an English translation.
Indexes
There is one finding aid for Series I-VIII, and another for Series IX.
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Occupation
Sopranos (Singers).
Added Author
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827.
Bori, Lucrezia, 1887-1960.
Erler, Hermann, 1844-1918.
Farrar, Geraldine, 1882-1967.
Giannini, Dusolina, 1902-1986.
Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893.
Hanslick, Eduard, 1825-1904.
Hofmann, Josef, 1876-1957.
Jeritza, Maria, 1887-
Krehbiel, Henry Edward, 1854-1923.
Lashanska, Hulda.
Lehmann, Lilli, 1848-1929.
Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911.
Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941.
Patti, Adelina, 1843-1919.
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924.
Stengel, Wilhelm.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883.
Waxel, Platon Lubovitch de.
American Music Collection.
Research Call Number
JPB 91-94
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