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Louise Homer collection

Title
Louise Homer collection, 1845-1999 (bulk 1898-1947).
Author
Fryer, Katharine Homer, 1907-
Supplementary Content
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Description
58.3 linear feet (84 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Diaries.
  • Manuscripts for publication.
  • Photographs.
  • Posters.
  • Programs.
  • Scores.
  • Scrapbooks.
Source (note)
  • Sarah Liebowitz, daughter of Katharine Homer Fryer,
Biography (note)
  • Louise Homer (1871-1947), born Louise Dilworth Beatty, was a prominent and popular American opera singer during the early 20th century.
Language (note)
  • Some correspondence in French.
Call Number
JPB 09-3
OCLC
436445560
Author
Fryer, Katharine Homer, 1907- Collector
Title
Louise Homer collection, 1845-1999 (bulk 1898-1947).
Biography
Louise Homer (1871-1947), born Louise Dilworth Beatty, was a prominent and popular American opera singer during the early 20th century. She was associated with the Metropolitan Opera for many years, and was a successful classical recording artist. In 1895 she married the American composer Sidney Homer (1864-1953), with whom she had six children, including authors Joy Homer and Anne Homer, and Katharine Homer Fryer, who assembled the materials in this collection. The Homers were associated with Rollins College during their retirement in Florida, where Louise Homer taught vocal students until her death.
Summary
The Louise Homer collection, assembled by her daughter Katharine Homer Fryer, extensively documents the lives and careers of Louise Homer and her husband Sidney Homer, as well as the history of their extended family. The collection contains correspondence, family papers, music scores, publicity materials, clippings, concert programs, scrapbooks, photographs and posters. The bulk of the collection consists of Louise and Sidney Homer's personal and family correspondence, as well as Katharine Homer Fryer's own correspondence concerning her mother's career and recordings. Correspondence also includes letters between the Homers and their nephew, the composer Samuel Barber. Family papers include diaries and datebooks of Louise Homer; passports, publicity material, and writings of Louise and Sidney Homer; papers of other members of the Beatty and Homer families; and family trees. Clippings, programs and scrapbooks primarily document Louise Homer's performance career, with a smaller number reflecting the professional activities of Sidney Homer and Katharine Homer Fryer. Scores consist mainly of Sidney Homer's music, including songs and instrumental music, along with vocal scores annotated by Louise Homer, some song manuscripts by Samuel Barber, and a song and letter by Gian Carlo Menotti in honor of the couple's golden wedding anniversary. Photographs include publicity headshots and images of Louise Homer in opera costume, images of Sidney Homer, and informal images of the Homer family, relatives and friends.
Language
Some correspondence in French.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Related collections include the Louise Homer Collection of Vocal Scores, and the Sidney Homer Manuscripts, Music Division; The New York Public Library; New York, NY.
Finding Aids
Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
Source
Gift of Sarah Liebowitz, daughter of Katharine Homer Fryer, 2009.
Connect to:
Occupation
Composers.
Contraltos.
Voice teachers.
Added Author
Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981.
Beatty, William Trimble, 1834-1882.
Fryer, Katharine Homer, 1907-
Homer, Anne.
Homer, Sidney, 1864-1953.
Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-2007.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Victor Talking Machine Company.
Research Call Number
JPB 09-3
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