Pittsburgh Music Archives

This table is an index to the archives in the Music Department of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. The archives consist of scrapbooks, correspondence, clipping files, concert programs, and other archival materials pertaining to the history of music in Pittsburgh, primarily during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Finding Aids to these collections are available in the Music Department.

For further information about the content of the Pittsburgh Music Archives, contact Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Music Department:
412.622.3105 or musicdept@carnegielibrary.org.

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Name , Location , Notes , Location – Music Department
” Archer/ Frederic Archer’s Binder’s Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #25 , Archer’s collection of works by various composers , Case 1 – Bottom
” Archer, Harry G. ” , see: Correspondence to and from Pittsburgh Musicians , , Case 1 – Bottom
” Bakaleinikoff/ Vladimir Bakaleinikoff Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #1 , with Wentzell , Case 1 – Top
” Balter/ Lucy Doockler Balter Scrapbook ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #12 , , Case 1 – Top
” Bernthaler/ Carl Bernthaler Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #2 , 2 boxes , Case 1 – Top
” Bidwell/ Marshall Bidwell Lecture Notes ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #3 , , Case 1 – Top
” Boyd/ Charles N. Boyd Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #53, 72 volumes. See index to the collection: Charles N. Boyd Collection – Pittsburgh Music Archive #53 , Case 4 – Top; Case 4 – Bottom; Case 5 – Bottom
” Brautigam/ Paul Brautigam Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #18 , , Case 1 – Bottom
” Cadman, Charles Wakefield ” , ” see: Hamilton, William C.; Correspondence to and from Pittsburgh Musicians; and Bernthaler, Carl ” , ,
” Calvé, Emma ” , “see: Wilson, George H.” , ,
” Composer Forums 1959 – 1961 – Scrapbook compiled by Donald Steinfirst ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #36 , , Case 2 – Bottom
” Correspondence to and from Pittsburgh Musicians ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #14 , , Case 1 – Bottom
” Da Capo Radio Programs on WQED, 1980’s ” , see: Da Capo Radio Programs , , Da Capo Radio Programs
” Damrosch Opera Co., 1897 Season ” , ” see: Wilson, George H. ” , ,
” Dawson, Mary Cardwell / National Negro Opera Company – Clippings file ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #40 ,see: Pittsburgh Music Information File , Case 3 – Top
” Eakin/ Vera Eakin Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #5 , , Case 1 – Top
” Evanson/ Jacob Evanson Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #7 , 5 binders , Case 1 – Top
” Evens/ William Evens Scrapbook Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #33, 15 binders. See index to the collection: William Evens Scrapbook Collection – Pittsburgh Music Archive #33 , Case 2 – Top
” Fearson/ Robert Fearson’s Mother’s Autograph Book ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #21 ,”Autograph book 1889-1899 of musicians performing in Pittsburgh. Signatures include Eugene d’Albert and Hans von Bulow.” , Case 1 – Bottom
” Foerster/ Adolph M. Foerster Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #52, 14 boxes. See index to the collection: Adolph M. Foerster Collection – Pittsburgh Music Archive #52 , Case 3 – Bottom
” Frew, William N. ” , see: Pittsburgh Orchestra Correspondence , ,
” Friends of Harvey Gaul ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #20 , , Case 1 – Bottom
” Gardner Family Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #6 , 2 boxes , Case 1 – Top
” Grand Opera Seasons 1900, 1901, 1902 ” , ” see: Wilson, George H. ” , ,
” Gretton Family Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #50 , 2 boxes , Case 3 – Top
” Hamilton/ William C. Hamilton Correspondence ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #14 , with Correspondence to and from Pittsburgh Musicians , Case 1 – Bottom
” Harris/ Roy Harris Manuscripts ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #28 , , Case 1 – Bottom
” Herbert, Victor ” , see: Pittsburgh Orchestra Correspondence , ,
” Huybrechts/ Lode (Louis H.) Huybrechts Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #11 , 7 boxes , Case 1 – Top
” In-and-About Pittsburgh Music Educators Club Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #8 , , Case 1 – Top
” Jansen, Roy ” , see: Correspondence to and from Pittsburgh Musicians , ,
” Kennedy/ Reed Kennedy Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #51 , 2 boxes , Case 3 – Top
” Lee/ Cynthia Cozette Lee Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #9 , 2 boxes , Case 1 – Top
” Leich/ Roland Leich Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #10 , , Case 1 – Top
” Lemare/ Charlotte (Mrs. Edwin H.) Lemare Autograph Book ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #22 , , Case 1 – Bottom
” Lewando, Ralph ” , see: Who’s Who in Pittsburgh Music Circles – 1941 to 1954 – Pittsburgh Music Archive #57 , 5 volumes , Case 6
” Lewis/ Mahlon E. Lewis Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #4 ,  , Case 1 – Top
” MacKee/ Chester MacKee Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #39 , 3 boxes , Case 2 – Bottom
” Martin/ Anne K. (Mrs. James Stephen) Martin Scrapbook ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #24 , , Case 1 – Bottom
” McClintock/ Walter McClintock Scrapbook ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #47 , with Poia , Case 3 – Top
” Mellor/ Charles C. Mellor Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #41, 2 boxes. See index to the collection: Charles C. Mellor Collection –  Pittsburgh Music Archive #41 , Case 3 – Top
” Mellor/ John H. Mellor Scrapbooks ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #46, 3 volumes. See index to the collection: John H. Mellor Scrapbooks – Pittsburgh Music Archive #46 , Case 3 – Top
” Millen/ Irene Millen Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #56 , 4 boxes , Case 6
” Muscaro/ Nicholas Martino Muscaro Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #38 , 4 boxes – includes 78’s , Case 2 – Bottom
” Music in Pittsburgh – Organizational Records ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #35 , 5 boxes , Case 2 – Top
” Musical Forecast 1921 – 1948, Pittsburgh Monthly Music Magazine ” , see: Musical Forecast ,, “Music Department, Locked Case: qr 785 P67c vol. 1-23. ”
” Nevin, Arthur ” , ” see: Poia, Pittsburgh Music Archive #47 ” , , Case 3 – Top
” Organ Recital Clippings ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #49 , 2 volumes , Case 3 – Top
” Paur, Emil ” , ” see: Hamilton, William C.; Miscellaneous Programs/Articles; Wilson, George H. and Pittsburgh Orchestra Correspondence ” , ,
Pittsburgh Concert Programs  , A large collection of music concert programs from Pittsburgh., , Case 7
” Pittsburgh Concert Society Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #48 , 2 boxes , Case 3 – Top
” Pittsburgh Letter Carriers Band Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #19 , , Case 1 – Bottom
Pittsburgh Music Information File , ” Contains a large collection of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and other ephemera. ” , , Music Department file cabinets
Pittsburgh Music Newsletters , Historic holdings , , Music Department file cabinets
” Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #26 , , Case 1 – Bottom
” Pittsburgh Orchestra ” , ” see: Wilson, George H.; Hamilton, William C.;Pittsburgh Orchestra Correspondence; and Miscellaneous Programs/Articles ” , ,
Pittsburgh Orchestra Correspondence , “An archive of the Pittsburgh Orchestra from 1896 – 1910 including correspondence, contracts, concert programs, newspaper clippings, notes, publicity flyers, and other ephemera.” , ” 23 volumes. See also: Wilson, George H.” , “Music Department, Locked Case: qr 785 P67c vol. 1-23. ”
” Pittsburgh Orchestra – Tour Programs and Miscellaneous Papers ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #32 , , Case 2 – Top
” Pittsburgh Philharmonic Society – Organizational Records ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #29 , , Case 1 – Bottom
” Poia Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #47 , , Case 3 – Top
” Retter/ Carl Retter Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #42 , , Case 3 – Top
” Russell/ Dallmeyer Russell Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #45 , , Case 3 – Top
” Saudek/ Victor Saudek Musical Scrapbook ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #23 , , Case 1 – Bottom

” Siegfried Festival at Forbes Field Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #27 , , Case 1 – Bottom

” Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA) – Pittsburgh Chapter Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #34 , 2 boxes , Case 2 – Top
” The Spectator, Annual Musical Number, 1910 – 1912 ” , see: The Spectator: Pittsburgh’s Municipal and Civic Journal – Annual Musical Number , , “Music Department, Pittsburgh Shelf”
” Steinfirst/ Donald Steinfirst Scrapbooks ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #37 , 27 volumes. See also: Composer Forums 1959 – 1961. , Case 2 – Bottom
” Stolarevsky/ Mihail Stolarevsky Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #13 , , Case 1 – Top
” Swan/ The Swan Chorale and Ralph J. Swan Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #30 , 3 boxes , Case 1 – Bottom
” Toerge/ George and Fred Toerge Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #27 , , Case 1 – Bottom
” Tuesday Musical Club Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #55 , 22 volumes , Case 6
” Webster, Beveridge ” , see: Correspondence to and from Pittsburgh Musicians , ,
” Wentzell/ William Wentzell Manuscript Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #1 , with Bakaleinikoff , Case 1 – Top
” Westinghouse Male Chorus Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #44 , , Case 3 – Top
” Whitmer/ T. Carl Whitmer Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #31 , 5 boxes , Case 2 – Top
Who’s Who in Pittsburgh Music Circles – 1941 to 1954  , Pittsburgh Music Archive #57 , 5 volumes , Case 6
” Wichmann/ Russell G. Wichmann Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #15 , , Case 1 – Bottom
” Wickline/ Homer C. Wickline Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #16 , 2 boxes , Case 1 – Bottom
” Wilson/ George H. Wilson Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #54 , 46 volumes. See also: Pittsburgh Orchestra Correspondence. , Case 4 – Bottom; Case 5 – Top
” Wilson/ Kate D. Wilson Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #17 , , Case 1 – Bottom
” Yost/ Gaylord Yost Collection ” , Pittsburgh Music Archive #43 , 2 boxes , Case 3 – Top

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