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Inventory of the Herman Perlet papers, 1881-1914
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Description
Collection includes manuscript and published scores of Perlet's songs, light operas and theatrical works, and orchestral and chamber music, as well as librettos, 4 scrapbooks, news articles, programs, brochures, and photographs. Also included is a small collection of photographs of Belle Thorne Perlet.
Background
Herman Perlet was born on January 24, 1862, in Erie, Pennysylvania. His parents were James P. Perlet, who worked for the Treasury Department for forty years, and Lydia A. Baker Perlet. He had two brothers, Frank L. Perley, a theather manager and producer, and Morrison W. Perley.
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Music Library.
Availability
Collection is open for research.