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Frederick C. Schang papers

Title
Frederick C. Schang papers, 1808-1978 (bulk 1941-1976)
Author
Schang, F. C.
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Mixed materialSupervised use JPB 06-57Offsite

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Description
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Autographs.
  • Correspondence.
Note
  • Includes many items that were published in his books. Not included in his books are documents in the hand of or concerning Adolphe Adam, Wilhelm Backhaus, Michael Balfe, Julius Benedict, Richard Bonynge, Nadia Boulanger, Nicholas Murray Butler, Gaby Casadesus, Feodor Chaliapin, Cécile Chaminade, Ernest Chausson, John Coast, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Cesar Cui, Félicien David, Roswell Field, Carl Flesch, Alfred Frankenstein, Robert Franz, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Benjamin Godard, Cuthbert Kelly, Clara Louise Kellogg, Franz Kneisel, Ferdinand Laub, Paul Lincke, MacDowell Colony, Oskar Nedbal, Elly Ney, Emile Paladilhe, Gregor Piatigorsky, David Popper, Paul Robeson, Francis Robinson, Roger Sessions, Alessandra Siloti, Richard Tucker, and Franz Wasner.
Biography (note)
  • Frederick Christian Schang, Jr. (1893-1990) was a prominent agent active in the music industry from the 1930s through the 1970s.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Call Number
JPB 06-57
Author
Schang, F. C.
Title
Frederick C. Schang papers, 1808-1978 (bulk 1941-1976)
Summary
The Frederick C. Schang papers consist of one box with two types of correspondence. The first is letters or similar items collected for their autographs; these cover an extensive number of years, from 1808 to 1976. A letter from Louis Spohr regarding a piano is the oldest item, and includes a typescript translation. The other type of correspondence is personal letters that document Schang's professional relationships with clients, as well as other contemporaries. Many of these letters are addressed to Schang, and only occasionally is there a letter from him to the writer. Folders with a significant number of items include Victor Babin, Dorothy Kirsten, Grace Moore, and the Trapp Family Singers. There is no documentation of official CAMI business, or correspondence between Schang and its board members.
Biography
Frederick Christian Schang, Jr. (1893-1990) was a prominent agent active in the music industry from the 1930s through the 1970s. A graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism, one of Schang's early positions was as a reporter for the New York Tribune. He then worked for the Metropolitan Music Bureau, which later merged with other agencies in 1930 to form the Columbia Concerts Corporation (name later changed to Columbia Artists Management, Inc., or CAMI). Schang was elected president of CAMI in 1948, and while he officially retired in 1963, he remained active in the company into the 1970s. During his career he managed a range of performing artists, including Enrico Caruso, Grace Moore, and Lily Pons. He was also responsible for the American debuts of two Russian musicians, pianist Emil Gilels and violinist David Oistrakh in the 1950s. Schang also collected autographs and visiting cards of musicians and other celebrities and published four volumes of images from his collection.
Indexes
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Commercial agents.
Added Author
Babin, Victor, 1908-1972.
Kirsten, Dorothy, 1910-1992.
Moore, Grace, 1898-1947.
Spohr, Louis, 1784-1859.
Trapp Family Singers.
Research Call Number
JPB 06-57
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