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Finding Aid for the Irving Ritterman Collection of Autographs and Musical Memorabilia 1901-1961
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Series 1. Autographs

Box 1, Item 44

Pasquale Amato, baritone

Physical Description: postcard photograph, b/w (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
Box 1, Item 47

Mary Arras (?) 1906

Physical Description: autograph signature (2 3/4 x 5 1/2)
Box 1, Item 43

Amadeo Bassi, tenor 1907

Physical Description: postcard photograph, b/w (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
Box 1, Item 6

Arnold Bax, composer November 17, 1946

Physical Description: letter, with envelope (4 1/2 x 7 1/2)
Box 1, Item 38

Alessandro Bonci, tenor

Physical Description: autograph signature (2 1/2 x 3 1/2)
Box 1, Item 31

Clotilde Bressler-Gianoli, contralto

Physical Description: autograph signature (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
Box 1, Item 41

Emma Calvet, soprano

Physical Description: autograph signature (2 x 5)
Box 1, Item 53

Cleofonte Campanini, conductor

Physical Description: autograph signature (2 1/2 x 5)
Box 1, Item 51

Enrico Caruso, tenor 1907

Scope and Content Note

Caricature self portrait in ink (3 1/4 x 4 1/4).
Box 1, Item 49

Lina Cavalieri, soprano 1914

Physical Description: postcard photograph, b/w (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
Box 1, Item 45

Cecile Chaminade,composer 1908

Physical Description: autograph signature (4 1/2 x 3 1/2)
Box 1, Item 17

Charles Dalmores, tenor 1908

Physical Description: postcard photograph

Note

Addressed to Ritterman.
Box 1, Item 16

Walter Damrosch, conductor, composer January 1, 1908

Physical Description: postcard photograph, b/w (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
Box 1, Item 37

Emmy Destinn, soprano 1909

Physical Description: musical quotation of work by Semanta with autograph signature (2 1/2 x 4)
Box 1, Item 54

Hector Duranne, baritone

Physical Description: autograph signature (3 3/4 x 5 1/4)
Box 1, Item 30

Olive Fremstad, mezzo-soprano

Physical Description: autograph signature (2 x 5)
Box 1, Item 22

Johanna Gadski, soprano March 1907

Physical Description: autograph signature (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)

Note

Small oval b/w picture (approx. 1" in diameter) is pasted on lower right corner.
Box 1, Item 12

Mary Garden, soprano 1904

Physical Description: 78 rpm recording

Scope and Content Note

Recording of unidentified excerpt from Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande (RCA: IRCC 106A-B), with autograph signature of M. Garden and a 1/2 x 1/2 photograph of Garden on one side, Debussy on the other side.

Note

Recorded in Paris.
Box 1, Item 35

Mary Garden, soprano 1907

Physical Description: autograph signature (3 1/4 x 3 1/4)
Box 1, Item 26

Charles Gilibert, baritone November 10, 1901

Physical Description: autograph signature (5 1/2 x 4)

Note

Includes small b/w oval picture on top right corner, and an orange wax seal with his initials.
Box 1, Item 29

Alfred Hertz, conductor

Physical Description: autograph signature (2 1/4 x 4 1/2)
Box 1, Item 14

Josef Hofman 1907

Physical Description: autograph signature (3 1/4 x 2)
Box 1, Item 52

Louise Homer, contralto

Physical Description: autograph signature (3 x 5)

Note

With a small b/w oval picture on top right corner.
Box 1, Item 55

Josephine Jacoby, contralto

Physical Description: postcard photograph, b/w (3 1/2 x 5)
Box 1, Item 25

W. Jafouff (?) 1907

Physical Description: autograph signature (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
Box 1, Item 13

Emma James

Physical Description: postcard photograph, b/w (3 1/4 x 4 3/4)
Box 1, Item 34

Karl Jorn, tenor December 1909

Physical Description: autograph signature (1 3/4 x 3)
Box 1, Item 36

Marcel Joutnet, bass

Physical Description: autograph signature ( 2 x 3 1/4)
Box 1, Item 46

Jane Gerville Keache (?) September 10, 1907

Physical Description: autograph signature (5 x 5)
Box 1, Item 18

Heinrich Knote, tenor

Physical Description: postcard photograph, b/w (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
Box 1, Item 39

Kirkby Lewis (?)

Physical Description: autograph signature (3 x 4 1/4)
Box 1, Item 27

Dr. Carl Muck, German conductor November 27, 1907

Physical Description: musical quotation (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
Box 1, Item 28

Lillian Nordica, soprano 1907

Physical Description: autograph signature (2 x 3)
Box 1, Item 33

Pol Placnonc, bass January 8, 1907

Physical Description: autograph signature (2 1/2 x 5)
Box 1, Item 48

Giacomo Puccini, composer

Scope and Content Note

Musical quotation from La Boheme (5 x 5).
Box 1, Item 19

Maurice Ravel

Physical Description: postcard drawing, b/w (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
Box 1, Item 24

Maurice Renaud, baritone 1907

Physical Description: autograph signature (3 1/2 x 4 3/4)

Note

With small photograph pasted in bottom right corner.
Box 1, Item 40

G. Mario Sammarco, baritone 1907

Physical Description: autograph signature (3 1/4 x 3 3/4)
Box 1, Item 1

Arnold Schoenberg

Physical Description: picture of painting , b/w (3 1/4 x 4 1/2)
Box 1, Item 11

Antonio Scotti, baritone 1908

Physical Description: photograph, b/w (5 1/2 x 10 1/2)
Box 1, Item 42

Antonio Scotti, baritone 1908

Physical Description: postcard photograph, b/w (3 1/2 x 5)
Box 1, Item 32

Marcella Sembrich, soprano January 1907

Physical Description: autograph signature (5 x 2)
Box 1, Item 2

Jean Sibelius

Physical Description: photograph, b/w (4 1/4 x 5 1/2)
Box 1, Item 15

Leo Slezak 1909

Physical Description: postcard photograph, b/w (8 1/2 x 13 1/2)
Box 1, Item 20

Luisa Tetrazzini 1908

Physical Description: autograph signature (2 1/2 x 6)
Box 1, Item 21

Maggie Teyte, soprano 1945

Physical Description: autograph signature (4 x 5)
Box 1, Item 3

Richard Tucker, tenor October 29, 1954

Physical Description: note (4 x 5)
Box 1, Item 5

Richard Tucker, tenor December 16, 1961

Scope and Content Note

Concert Program, White Plains NY.
Box 1, Item 23

Clarence E. Whitehill, baritone

Physical Description: autograph signature (3 1/2 x 5)
Box 1, Item 50

Giovanni Zenatello, tenor

Physical Description: postcard photograph, b/w (3 1/2 x 5 1/2)
 

Series 2. Miscellaneous Items

Box 1, Item 8

Cloth Swatch 1905

Physical Description: sample of gold cloth (9 1/2 x 7)

Note

Taken from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.
Box 1, Item 4

Group Photograph April 1943

Physical Description: b/w (7 1/2 x 9 3/4)

Scope and Content Note

Top row left to right: Maaskoff, Tremblaya, Ritterman, Zam, Weiss, Stoel, Dahl, Blum; middle: Eisenberg; bottom row: Sol Babitz, Mario Cast.-Tedesco, Copland, Sanroma, Samoiloff, Toch, Strelitzer.
Box 1, Item 9

History of the Curtain

Scope and Content Note

Explanation of curtain sample.
Box 1, Item 7

Jean Sibelius

Physical Description: envelope (7 x 9 1/2)

Note

From Sibelius addressed to Ritterman.
Box 1, Item 10

Photocopy of History of the Curtain