Nelle Richmond Eberhart papers,

Nelle Richmond Eberhart papers, 1894-1943.
Eberhart, Nelle Richmond.
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2 linear ft. (7 boxes)
  • Librettos.
  • Scores.
  • Set design drawings.
  • Watercolors.
Source (note)
  • Eberhard, Constance.
Biography (note)
  • Nelle Richmond Eberhart was a poet, writer, teacher and lyricist.
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  • Cataloged
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JPB 04-31
Eberhart, Nelle Richmond.
Nelle Richmond Eberhart papers, 1894-1943.
The papers of Nelle Richmond Eberhart include manuscripts and notebooks of her lyrics and libretti as well as published scores by Charles Wakefield Cadman and other contemporaries of her day. The notebooks and lyrics include not only working ideas and drafts of her libretti but also her poetry. One of the notebooks is dedicated to a friend and contains, along with Eberhart's writings, poetry she obviously liked. Of special note are the watercolors by Norman Bel Geddes included in her libretto, The land of misty water. Though this work was never produced, it includes set designs for each scene and character renditions done by Bel Geddes.
Nelle Richmond Eberhart was a poet, writer, teacher and lyricist. Born in Nebraska in 1871, she was best known for her work with Charles Wakefield Cadman, she is credited with introducing him to the music and culture of Native Americans. They collaborated on both songs and opera including Shanewis, which was performed at the Metropolitan Opera from 1917-1919. She also wrote the words for the opera The willow tree, the first opera commissioned for radio. Eberhart died in 1944.
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Women librettists.
Women lyricists.
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Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881-1946.
Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881-1946. Land of misty water.
Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881-1946. Witch of Salem.
Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881-1946. Shanewis.
Geddes, Norman Bel, 1893-1958.
Sinding, Christian, 1856-1941. Symphonies, no. 1, op. 21, D minor.
American Music Collection.
Research Call Number
JPB 04-31
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