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COLLECTION Identifier: A-83

Papers of Vera Curtis, 1907-1962 (inclusive), 1907-1943 (bulk)


Correspondence, writings, lecture notes, etc., of Vera Curtis, the first American trained singer with the Metropolitan Opera Co.


  • Creation: 1907-1962
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1907-1943

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Vera Curtis as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


.42 linear feet ((1 file box) plus 1 scrapbook)

Papers consist of correspondence, writings, and lecture notes on musical subjects, portraits and publicity pictures, program notes, and newsclippings re Vera Curtis, the first American trained singer with the Metropolitan Opera Co. in 1912.


Opera singer Vera Curtis became in 1912 the first singer trained in America to perform with the Metropolitan Opera Company.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 29, 424

Gift of Mrs. Henry Fox, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. Received October 1959 and April 1962.

Curtis, Vera, 1879-1962. Papers of Vera Curtis, 1907-1962 (inclusive), 1907-1943 (bulk): A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description

Repository Details

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