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Gilbert W. Chapman collection of sound recordings

Title
Gilbert W. Chapman collection of sound recordings [sound recording], [ca.1900]-1962.
Author
Chapman, Gilbert W.

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Additional Authors
Description
  • 17 sound discs : analog.; 10 in.
  • 11 analog, aluminum and glass-based acetate ;
  • 6 analog, aluminum-based acetate ;
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert W. Chapman.
Uniform Title
Tex and Jinx show (Television program)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Sound recordings.
Note
  • Original gift included 595 commercial recordings of traditional concert repertoire; all of which have been separated and interfiled with the archives' collection of commercial recordings.
Access (note)
  • Access to original acetate discs restricted ; advanced notification required.
Source (note)
  • Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert W.
Biography (note)
  • Gilbert W. Chapman was a business executive in New York City who served as Director of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The New York Public Library.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid for noncommercial recordings available in repository: *L(Special) 89-36.
Call Number
*L (Special) 89-36
Author
Chapman, Gilbert W. Collector
Title
Gilbert W. Chapman collection of sound recordings [sound recording], [ca.1900]-1962.
Summary
The collection consists of noncommercial sound recordings including performances by Jascha Heifetz and Larry Adler of popular chamber music; a performance of Aaron Avshalomoff's Symphony no. 2 by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thor Johnson; a speech by Mrs. Gilbert Chapman broadcast in 1943 promoting the American Women's Voluntary Services; and radio and television interviews with Gilbert W. Chapman and dancer Alexandra Danilova. The interviews with Chapman were recorded from 1956 to 1962 and concern literacy and education in the United States. Notable television and radio programs represented in the collection include the Tex and Jinx television program; a Monitor radio program; and a Lee Graham television interview. Also included is the opening address (given by Mr. Chapman) of the New York Public Library 50th anniversary convocation, and a radio program featuring a story about the WNYC book festival.
Access
Access to original acetate discs restricted ; advanced notification required.
Biography
Gilbert W. Chapman was a business executive in New York City who served as Director of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The New York Public Library.
Indexes
Finding aid for noncommercial recordings available in repository: *L(Special) 89-36.
Source
RHA
1.1\a Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert W. Gift 1969
Added Author
Chapman, Gilbert W., Mrs. Commentator
Adler, Larry. Performer
Avshalomov, Aaron, 1894-1965. Symphonies, no. 2, E minor. 1950.
Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997. Interviewee
Heifetz, Jascha, 1901-1987. Performer
Johnson, Thor. Conductor
Graham, Lee. Interviewer
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Added Title
Tex and Jinx show (Television program)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert W. Chapman.
Research Call Number
*L (Special) 89-36
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