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Pittsburgh Music Archives

This table is an index to the archival material of Pittsburgh composers, music organizations and societies, music educators and administrators, music critics and journalists, and musicians, created primarily during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The archives consist of scrapbooks, recordings, concert programs, original correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, posters, photographs, meeting minutes from music societies, legal documents, and much more.

For further information about the content of the Pittsburgh Music Archives, contact Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Music Department:
412.622.3114 or musicdept@carnegielibrary.org.

Name Reference Number Finding Aids and Notes Location – Music Department
Archer/ Frederic Archer’s Binder’s Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #25 Frederic Archer’s Binder’s Collection Case 1 – Bottom
Archer, Harry G. see: Correspondence to and from Pittsburgh Musicians Case 1 – Bottom
Bakaleinikoff/ Vladimir Bakaleinikoff Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #1 Vladimir Bakaleinikoff Collection Case 1 – Top
Balter/ Lucy Doockler Balter Scrapbook Pittsburgh Music Archive #12 Lucy Doockler Balter Scrapbook Case 1 – Top
Bernthaler/ Carl Bernthaler Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #2 2 boxes. Carl Bernthaler Collection Case 1 – Top
Bidwell/ Marshall Bidwell Lecture Notes Pittsburgh Music Archive #3 Marshall Bidwell Lecture Notes Case 1 – Top
Boyd/ Charles N. Boyd Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #53 72 volumes. Charles N. Boyd Collection Case 4 – Top; Case 4 – Bottom; Case 5 – Bottom
Brautigam/ Paul Brautigam Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #18 Paul F. Brautigam Collection Case 1 – Bottom
Cadman, Charles Wakefield see: William C. Hamilton Correspondence; Correspondence to and from Pittsburgh Musicians; and Carl Bernthaler Collection
Calvé, Emma see: George H. Wilson Collection
Composer Forums 1959 – 1961 – Scrapbook compiled by Donald Steinfirst Pittsburgh Music Archive #36 Composer Forums 1959 1961, Scrapbook Case 2 – Bottom
Correspondence to and from Pittsburgh Musicians Pittsburgh Music Archive #14 Correspondence To And From Pittsburgh Musicians Case 1 – Bottom
Da Capo Radio Programs on WQED, 1980’s Da Capo Radio Programs Music Department file cabinets
Damrosch Opera Co., 1897 Season see: George H. Wilson Collection
Dawson, Mary Cardwell / National Negro Opera Company – Clippings file Pittsburgh Music Archive #40 Mary Cardwell Dawson And The National Negro Opera Company Clipping File Case 3 – Top
Eakin/ Vera Eakin Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #5 Vera Eakin Collection Case 1 – Top
Evanson/ Jacob Evanson Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #7 5 binders. Jacob Evanson Collection Case 1 – Top
Evens/ William Evens Scrapbook Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #33 15 binders. William Evens Scrapbook Collection Case 2 – Top
Fearson/ Robert Fearson’s Mother’s Autograph Book Pittsburgh Music Archive #21 Robert Fearon’s Mother’s Autograph Book Case 1 – Bottom
Foerster/ Adolph M. Foerster Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #52 14 boxes. Adolph M. Foerster Collection Case 3 – Bottom
Frew, William N. see: Pittsburgh Orchestra Correspondence
Friends of Harvey Gaul Pittsburgh Music Archive #20 Friends Of Harvey Gaul Collection Case 1 – Bottom
Gardner Family Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #6 2 boxes. Gardner Family Collection Case 1 – Top
Grand Opera Seasons 1900, 1901, 1902 see: George H. Wilson Collection
Gretton Family Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #50 2 boxes. Gretton Family Collection Case 3 – Top
Hamilton/ William C. Hamilton Correspondence Pittsburgh Music Archive #14 William C. Hamilton Correspondence Case 1 – Bottom
Harris/ Roy Harris Manuscripts Pittsburgh Music Archive #28 Roy Harris Manuscripts Case 1 – Bottom
Heinroth/ Charles Heinroth Organ Recital Clippings Scrapbooks Pittsburgh Music Archive #49 2 volumes. Charles Heinroth Organ Recital Clippings Scrapbooks Case 3 – Top
Herbert, Victor see: Pittsburgh Orchestra Correspondence
Huybrechts/ Lode (Louis H.) Huybrechts Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #11 7 boxes. Lode (Louis) H. Huybrechts Collection Case 1 – Top
In-and-About Pittsburgh Music Educators Club Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #8 In-and-About Pittsburgh Music Educators Club Collection Case 1 – Top
Jansen, Roy  see: Correspondence to and from Pittsburgh Musicians
Kennedy/ Reed Kennedy Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #51 2 boxes. Reed Kennedy Collection Case 3 – Top
Lee/ Cynthia Cozette Lee Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #9 2 boxes. Cynthia Cozette Lee Collection Case 1 – Top
Leich/ Roland Leich Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #10 Roland Leich Collection Case 1 – Top
Lemare/ Charlotte (Mrs. Edwin H.) Lemare Autograph Book Pittsburgh Music Archive #22 Charlotte (Mrs. Edwin Henry) Lemare Autograph Book Case 1 – Bottom
Lewando, Ralph see: Who’s Who in Pittsburgh Music Circles – 1941 to 1954 Case 6
Lewis/ Mahlon E. Lewis Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #4 Mahlon E. Lewis Collection Case 1 – Top
MacKee/ Chester MacKee Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #39 3 boxes. Chester Kennedy MacKee Collection Case 2 – bottom
Martin/ Anne K. (Mrs. James Stephen) Martin Scrapbook Pittsburgh Music Archive #24 Anne K. (Mrs. James Stephen) Martin Scrapbook Case 1 – Bottom
McClintock/ Walter McClintock Scrapbook see: Poia Collection Case 3 – Top
Mellor/ Charles C. Mellor Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #41 2 boxes. Charles C. Mellor Collection Case 3 – Top
Mellor/ John H. Mellor Scrapbooks Pittsburgh Music Archive #46 3 volumes. John H. Mellor Scrapbooks Case 3 – Top
Millen/ Irene Millen Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #56 4 boxes. Irene Millen Collection Case 6
Muscaro/ Nicholas Martino Muscaro Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #38 4 boxes – includes 78’s. Nicholas Martino Muscaro Collection Case 2 – Bottom
Music in Pittsburgh – Organizational Records Pittsburgh Music Archive #35 5 boxes. Music In Pittsburgh, Organizational Records Case 2 – Top
Musical Forecast 1921 – 1948 See: Musical Forecast Music Department, Locked Case: qr 785 P67c vol. 1-23.
Nevin, Arthur see: Poia Collection Case 3 – Top
Paur, Emil see: William C. Hamilton Correspondence; Pittsburgh Orchestra – Tour Programs and Miscellaneous Papers; George H. Wilson Collection and Pittsburgh Orchestra Correspondence
Pittsburgh Concert Programs Pittsburgh Concert Programs – Multiple bound volumes Case 7
Pittsburgh Concert Society Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #48 2 boxes. Pittsburgh Concert Society Collection Case 3 – Top
Pittsburgh Letter Carriers Band Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #19 Pittsburgh Letter Carriers Band Collection 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 Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble Collection Music Lives 1986 Case 1 – Bottom
Pittsburgh Orchestra see: George H. Wilson Collection; William C. Hamilton Correspondence; Pittsburgh Concert Programs; Pittsburgh Orchestra Correspondence
Pittsburgh Orchestra Correspondence See also: George H. Wilson Collection Music Department, Locked Case: qr 785 P67c vol. 1-23.
Pittsburgh Orchestra – Tour Programs and Miscellaneous Papers Pittsburgh Music Archive #32 Pittsburgh Orchestra Tour Programs And Miscellaneous Papers Case 2 – Top
Pittsburgh Philharmonic Society – Organizational Records Pittsburgh Music Archive #29 Pittsburgh Philharmonic Society, Organizational Records Case 1 – Bottom
Poia Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #47 Poia Collection Case 3 – Top
Retter/ Carl Retter Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #42 Carl Retter Collection Case 3 – Top
Russell/ Dallmeyer Russell Colletion Pittsburgh Music Archive #45 Dallmeyer Russell Collection Case 3 – Top
Saudek/ Victor Saudek Musical Scrapbook Pittsburgh Music Archive #23 Victor Saudek Musical Scrapbook Case 1 – Bottom
Siegfried Festival at Forbes Field Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #27 Siegfried Festival At Forbes Field Collection 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. SPEBSQSA , Pittsburgh Chapter Collection Case 2 – Top
The Spectator: Pittsburgh’s Municipal and Civic Journal – Annual Musical Number The Spectator Annual Musical Number Music Department, Pittsburgh Shelf
Steinfirst/ Donald Steinfirst Scrapbooks Pittsburgh Music Archive #37 27 volumes. Donald S. Steinfirst Scrapbook Collection Case 2 – Bottom
Stolarevsky/ Mihail Stolarevsky Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #13 Mihail Stolarevsky Collection Case 1 – Top
Swan/ The Swan Chorale and Ralph J. Swan Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #30 3 boxes. The Swan Chorale And Ralph J. Swan Collection Case 1 – Bottom
Toerge/ George and Fred Toerge Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #27 Toerge Collection Case 1 – Bottom
Tuesday Musical Club Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #55 22 volumes. Tuesday Musical Club Collection Case 6
Webster, Beveridge see: Correspondence to and from Pittsburgh Musicians
Wentzell/ William Wentzell Manuscript Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #1 William Wentzell Manuscript Collection Case 1 – Top
Westinghouse Male Chorus Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #44 Westinghouse Male Chorus Collection Case 3 – Top
Whitmer/ T. Carl Whitmer Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #31 5 boxes. T. Carl Whitmer Collection 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 Russell G. Wichmann Collection Case 1 – Bottom
Wickline/ Homer C. Wickline Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #16 2 boxes. Homer C. Wickline Collection Case 1 – Bottom
Wilson/ George H. Wilson Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #54 46 volumes. George H. Wilson Collection.

See also: Pittsburgh Orchestra Correspondence.

Case 4 – Bottom; Case 5 – Top
Wilson/ Kate D. Wilson Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #17 Kate D. Wilson Collection Case 1 – Bottom
Yost/ Gaylord Yost Collection Pittsburgh Music Archive #43 2 boxes. Gaylord Yost Collection Case 3 – Top
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