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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 364

Walter Damrosch correspondence


Correspondence of Prussian-born American orchestral conductor and composer Walter Damrosch concerning the production of Damrosch's opera A man without a country at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1937.


  • Creation: 1936-1937

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)

A collection of correspondence between Walter Damrosch and managers Edward Ziegler and Edward Johnson, and pianist Lee Pattison concerning the production of Damrosch's opera A man without a country at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1937.

Biographical / Historical

Damrosch was a Prussian-born American orchestral conductor and composer.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*81M-42. Gift of Dr. Arnold Rood, 32 West 82nd Street, New York, New York 10024; received: 1981 November 21.

Damrosch, Walter, 1862-1954. Walter Damrosch correspondence: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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