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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Ernest Schelling papers
    Date (inclusive): 1867-1994
    Collection Number: 2012C39
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English, French, and German
    Physical Description: 7 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes (9.6 linear feet)
    Abstract: The Ernest Schelling papers largely consist of printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia, much of it relating to Schelling’s service as a major in the United States Army during World War I and as an assistant military attaché in Switzerland during and immediately after that war. The papers also contain materials pertaining to Schelling’s long career as a classical pianist and conductor, and especially to his friendship with the Polish musician and statesman, Ignace Paderewski. There is some personal correspondence in the collection, as well as correspondence belonging to Lucy Schelling (Ernest Schelling’s first wife) and Helen “Peggy” Schelling (his second wife and widow).
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Schelling, Ernest, 1876-1939.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ernest Schelling papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2012 from the family of Schelling's second wife, Helen "Peggy" Marshall, later Mrs. Helen Scholz, with incremental material received later.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Archival Materials note

    Ernest Schelling collection, International Piano Archives, University of Maryland

    Biographical Note

    1876 July 26 Born, Belvedere, New Jersey
    1888 Began studying piano with Ignace Paderewski
    1917 Commissioned as major in the United States Army
    1917-1919 Served as assistant military attaché, American Legation, Berne, Switzerland
    1924-1939 Conductor, Young People's Concerts of the New York Philharmonic Symphonic Society
    1936-1938 Music director, Baltimore Symphony
    1939 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Ernest Schelling papers largely consist of printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia, much of it relating to Schelling’s service as a major in the United States Army during World War I and as an assistant military attaché in Switzerland during and immediately after that war. The World War I materials include copies of American government publications relating to military affairs, clippings, serial issues, and numerous photographs depicting soldiers of the American Expeditionary Forces in action in France and Germany. There are also copies of proclamations issued by the German military in occupied Belgium. In addition, the papers contain Schelling’s translation of one volume of the official German history of World War I. Official and personal correspondence, memoranda, reports, printed matter, and other materials relating to Schelling's service as an assistant military attaché can also be found in the Incremental Materials (Boxes 8-10).
    Also included in the collection are materials pertaining to Schelling’s long career as a classical pianist and conductor, and especially to his friendship with the Polish musician and statesman, Ignace Paderewski. There are photographs of Paderewski, including ones from his childhood, as well as programs relating to concert performances by Paderewski.
    There is also some personal correspondence in the collection, as well as correspondence belonging to Lucy Schelling (Ernest Schelling’s first wife) and Helen “Peggy” Schelling (his second wife and widow). The collection also contains significant memorabilia, including various awards received by Schelling, as well as his World War I army uniform.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941.
    United States. Army.
    World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns.