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Finding Aid for the J. Warren Perry Correspondence and Autograph Collection, 1840-1995

Mus. Arc. 3.3

State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library


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Buffalo, New York 14260-4750
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Finding aid prepared by John Bewley.
Finding aid encoded in EAD by John Bewley, March 2010.
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid prepared using DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard ).

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Collection Overview

Title: J. Warren Perry Correspondence and Autograph Collection, 1840-1995
Collection Number: Mus. Arc. 3.3
Creator: Perry, J. Warren
Extent: 1 box (83 items)
Language of Material: Collection material in English,German, and Italian.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library
Abstract: 83 items, including letters to Dr. Perry, autographed programs, and autographed cards.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Specified item], J. Warren Perry Correspondence and Autograph Collection, 1840-1995, Music Library, The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dr. J. Warren Perry, 2004.

Terms of Access

Materials can be examined by qualified researchers in the Music Library during hours of operation during which Music Librarians are present. In order to insure access, researchers are advised to contact the Music Library in advance of visits.

Copyright

Copyright for the materials in the collection does not reside with the Music Library. Therefore, patrons wishing to publish any item, or part of an item from this collection for any purpose, are responsible for securing requisite permissions.

Processing Information

Processed by John Bewley, 2005.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Biographical Note

Dr. J. Warren Perry was born in Richmond, Indiana in 1921. He earned his B.A. at DePauw University in 1944, his Master's at Northwestern University in 1952, and his Ph.D. at Northwestern in 1955. Dr. Perry has been on the faculties at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern Medical School, and the University of Chicago. He was also employed as deputy assistant commissioner for research and training in the Vocational Rehabilitation Administration at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in Washington, D.C. Dr. Perry is the founder of the School of Health Related Professions (now the School of Public Health and Health Professions) at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. He served as dean of the school from its founding in 1967 until 1977.

Dr. Perry has devoted much of his life to supporting the arts. Before moving to Buffalo he was one of the founders of the Lyric Opera Company in Chicago. Since arriving in Buffalo Dr. Perry has served as chairman or board member for several local organizations, including the Buffalo Philharmonic, Community Music School, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, Artpark, and Friends of the Center for the Arts. The numerous awards granted to honor Dr. Perry's contributions to the community include the Buffalo Arts Councils' Supporter of the Arts award, the Buffalo Distinguished Citizen Award, and national Outstanding Philanthropist Award.


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains 83 items, including signed correspondence, autographed cards, programs, and music, and musical inscriptions. The correspondents and signatees are chiefly musicians and dancers. Included among them are Aaron Copland, Anna Moffo, Artur Rubinstein, Artur Rodzinski, Walter Damrosch, Maria Tallchief, Renata Tebaldi, Fritz Reiner, and Maria Callas.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged in three series:

I. Correspondence and autographs
II. Autographs and inscriptions, 9 x 14 cm. or smaller
III. Autographs and correspondence in framed items

Container List

I.    Correspondence and autographs, 1940-1984
Item 1-57

Alphabetically arranged by author and then chronologically.

Box Item Contents
1 1 Ardoin, John
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry, July 17, no year

1 ms. leaf
1 2 Baldwin, Dalton
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry April 18, 1984

1 ms. leaf
1 3 Bampton, Rose
Autographed program, University of Alabama October 29, 1951

1 leaf
1 4 Bing, Rudolf, 1902-1997
General correspondence May 21, 1955

1 typescript leaf
1 5 Björling, Jussi, 1911-1960
Autographed program, Miami University March 21, 1950

1 folded leaf
1 6 Busch, Fritz, 1890-1951
Autographed program, Cincinnati Musical [May] Festival May 1950

1 leaf

Also autographed by Sullivan, Brian, 1919-1969

1 7 Cassidy, Claudia
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry March 12, 1957

1 typescript leaf, on Chicago Tribune letterhead
1 8 Cleva, Fausto
Autographed program, Cincinnati Summer Opera July 4, 1948

1 leaf

Also autographed by: Engelman, Wilfred; Jagel, Frederick; Moscona, Nicola; Pinza, Ezio

1 9 Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry (thank you note) February 12, 1950

1 ms. leaf
1 10 De Sabata, Victor, 1892-1967
1 leaf of King Edward Hotel, Toronto stationary, with autograph undated

1 leaf
1 11 Elias, Rosalind
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry March 16, 1982

1 ms. leaf, with envelope
1 12 Fiedler, Arthur, 1894-1979 undated
1 printed card, conductor at 4:30, with autograph
1 13 Flagstad, Kirsten, 1895-1962 undated
1 leaf of stationary from the Blackstone, Chicago, with autograph
1 14 Ganz, Rudolf, 1877-1972
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry June 20, 1963

1 typescript leaf
1 15 Gardiner, Gladys
Correspondence to unknown correspondent, possibly a joke March 25, 1964

1 ms. leaf (Photocopy)
1 16 Ghiringhelli, Antonio
Correspondence to Charles D. Perry March 8, 1956

1 typescript leaf, on Teatro alla Scala letterhead
1 17 Harshaw, Margaret
Autographed program page, Lohengrin, Cincinnati Summer Opera July 31, 1948

With cast list (1 leaf)

Also autographed by: Breisach, Paul; Jagel, Frederick; Varnay, Astrid

1 18 Harshaw, Margaret
Autographed program page for Aida undated

1 leaf

Also autographed by: Baum, Kurt, 1900-1989; Moscona, Nicola; Pilotto, Angelo; Roman, Stella

1 19 Higgins, May
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry May 5, [1962]

1 ms. leaf

Refers to letter from Eva Turner (Item 55)

1 20 Higgins, May
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry (Christmas card) undated

1 ms. leaf

Refers to postcard from Renata Tebaldi (Item 49)

1 21 Hines, Jerome, 1921-2003
Autographed cast list for Cincinnati Summer Opera performance of Faust July 12, 1951

1 leaf

Also autographed by: Guarerra, Frank, 1923- ; Quartatraro, Florence

1 22 Kelly, Lawrence
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry October 30, 1957

1 typescript leaf, on Dallas Civic Opera letterhead
1 23 Menuhin, Yehudi, 1916-1999
Autographed inscription to J. Warren Perry January 1948

1 leaf
1 24 Moffo, Anna
1 printed wedding announcement for wedding of Anna Moffo to Mario Lanfranchi, Milan, Italy December 28, 1957

1 card, with envelope addressed to J. Warren Perry
1 25 Moffo, Anna
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry, from Belfast April 26, 1958

1 ms. leaf
1 26 Moffo, Anna
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry, from London May 19, 1958

1 ms. leaf
1 27 Moffo, Anna
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry, from Milan June 3, 1958

1 ms. leaf, with envelope
1 28 Moffo, Anna
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry, from Milan June 14, 1958

1 typescript leaf
1 29 Moffo, Anna
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry, from Trieste July 30, 1958

1 ms. leaf
1 30 Moffo, Anna
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry, from Chicago November 13, 1958

1 ms. leaf, with envelope
1 31 Moffo, Anna
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry May 12, 1959

1 ms. leaf, with envelope, separate sleeve
1 32 Moffo, Anna
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry, postcard from Palermo undated

1 ms. leaf
1 33 Page, Ruth, 1899-1991
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry June 25, 1958

1 ms. leaf
1 34 Page, Ruth, 1899-1991
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry July 14, 1959

1 ms. leaf, with envelope
1 35 Peters, Roberta, 1930-
Autographed cast list for Cincinnati Summer Opera performance of Rigoletto June 27, 1951

1 leaf

Also autographed by: Valdengo, Giuseppe, 1914-2007

1 36 Ponselle, Rosa, 1897-1981
Correspondence to Charles D. Perry, April 17, 1956

1 typescript leaf
1 37 Raisa, Rosa, 1893-1963
Correspondence to May Higgins May 26, 1961

1 ms. leaf
1 38 Raisa, Rosa, 1893-1963
Correspondence to May Higgins March 2, 1963

1 ms. leaf
1 39 Raisa, Rosa, 1893-1963
Autographed page of music from the score of Aida undated

1 leaf
1 40 Reiner, Fritz, 1888-1963
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry June 17, 1958

1 typescript leaf
1 41 Rodzinski, Artur, 1892-1958 1945?
1 leaf of Chicago Symphony Orchestra stationary, with autograph
1 42 Rubinstein, Artur, 1887-1982 April 14, 1947
1 leaf with autographed inscription to J. Warren Perry, April 14, 1947
1 43 Rubinstein, Artur, 1887-1982
Note to J. Warren Perry March 18, 1951

1 leaf of Radisson Hotel, Minneapolis stationary, with autographed inscription to J. Warren Perry
1 44 Sayaõ, Bidu
Autographed program, Taft Auditorium, Cincinnati November 12, 1948

1 program
1 45 Shaw, Robert, 1916-1999
Autographed program, Miami University February 28, 1951

1 program
1 46 Stern, Isaac, 1920-2001
Autographed program, Miami University January 16, 1950

1 program
1 47 Swarthout, Gladys, 1904-1969
Autographed cast list for Cincinnati Summer Opera performance of Carmen July 23, 1950

1 leaf
1 48 Tallchief, Maria
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry June 17, 1959

1 ms. leaf, with envelope
1 49 Tebaldi, Renata
Correspondence to May Higgins, postcard, from Madrid December 12, 1974

1 postcard
1 50 Tebaldi, Renata
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry February 25, 1994

1 typescript leaf, with envelope
1 51 Thebom, Blanche
Autographed program, Miami University October 3, 1950

1 program
1 52 Thebom, Blanche
Autographed cast list for Cincinnati Summer Opera performance of Carmen July 18, 1951

1 program

Also autographed by: Sullivan, Brian

1 53 Tucker, Richard, 1913-1975
Autographed title page from libretto for Un ballo in maschera undated

1 leaf

Also autographed by: Roman, Stella; Valentino, Frank

1 54 Turner, Eva, Dame, 1892-1990
Correspondence to May Higgins May 23, 1961

1 ms. leaf
1 55 Turner, Eva, Dame, 1892-1990
Correspondence to May Higgins March 11, 1962

1 typescript leaf
1 56 Wildermann, William, 1919-2004
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry Jan. 31, 1963

1 ms. leaf, with envelope
1 57 Wildermann, William, 1919-2004
Correspondence to J. Warren Perry February 7, 1963

1 ms. leaf
Box Item Contents
1 58 Baccaloni, Salvatore, 1900-1969 1947
1 ms. card
1 59 Baum, Kurt, 1900-1989
Autographed cast list for Cincinnati Summer Opera performance of Pagliacci July 18, 1950

1 program

Also autographed by: Guarrera, Frank, 1923-2007

1 60 Bing, Rudolf, 1902-1997 undated
1 ms. card
1 61 Bori, Lucrezia, 1887-1960 October 6, 1947
1 ms. card
1 62 Crooks, Richard, 1900-1972 1949
1 ms. card
1 63 Damrosch, Walter, 1862-1950 undated
1 ms. card
1 64 Eddy, Nelson, 1901-1967 undated
1 ms. card
1 65 Elias, Rosalind undated
1 ms. leaf
1 66 Grainger, Percy, 1882-1961 March 1948
1 ms. card
1 67 Heifetz, Jascha, 1901-1987 1947
1 ms. card
1 68 Jessner, Irene undated
1 ms. card
1 69 Johnson, Edward, 1878-1959 undated
1 ms. card
1 70 Kostelanetz, Andre, 1901-1980 undated
1 ms. card
1 71 Lazzari, Virgilio, 1887-1953 1949
1 ms. card
1 72 Melton, James, 1904-1961 undated
1 ms. card
1 73 Mitropoulos, Dimitri, 1896-1960 undated
1 ms. card
1 74 Munsel, Patrice, 1925- undated
1 ms. card
1 75 Pinza, Ezio undated
1 ms. card
1 76 Romberg, Sigmund, 1887-1951 undated
1 ms. card
1 77 Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977 undated
1 ms. card
1 78 Taylor, Deems, 1885-1966 undated
1 ms. card
1 79 Vinay, Ramon undated
1 ms. card
1 80 Warren, Leonard, 1911-1960 undated
1 ms. card
1 81 Unidentified undated
1 ms. card
1 82 Walter, Bruno, 1876-1962 February 1952
1 ms. card

With musical quote

1 83 Walter, Bruno, 1876-1962 undated
1 ms. card

With musical quote from opening of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony no. 2, C minor


Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog.

Subjects

Musicians--Correspondence
Perry, J. Warren--Correspondence

Genres

Portraits

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