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Guide to the Mannes School of Music clippings and scrapbook collection, 1910-1994

Collection Overview

Repository

New School Institutional Collections

Collection Identifier

MA.03.01.01

Creator

Mannes College The New School for Music.

Title

Mannes School of Music clippings and scrapbook collection, 1910-1994

Extent

12 linear ft: 11 boxes, 1 oversize box

Language of Materials

English

Summary

The Mannes School of Music clippings and scrapbook collection consists of news clipping files and scrapbooks that document Mannes from its founding through the early 1990s. The scrapbooks, which cover the school's early history through the 1960s, contain concert programs, advertisements, and news articles. Other scrapbooks, some from before the establishment of Mannes, document the activities of the the school's founders, David and Clara Mannes, in their work as musicians and educators.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Mannes School of Music clippings and scrapbook collection, MA.03.01.01, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

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Historical Note

Mannes School of Music was established in 1916 by David and Clara (Damrosch) Mannes, professional musicians and educators. Prior to establishing Mannes, David founded one of the first music schools for Black children, the Music School Settlement for Colored People in Harlem.

In 1940, David and Clara's son Leopold, a pianist who was also one of the inventors of Kodachrome film, became first the director and then president of the school. In 1953, the school was granted a charter from the State of New York and became a degree-granting college. The name of the institution was changed to the Mannes College of Music.

In the 1950s and '60s, Mannes became known for its signature curriculum, the "Techniques of Music." During this time, many eminent faculty and students passed through the school's doors. In the 1970s, the school suffered a financial crisis that brought it to the brink of collapse. Under the leadership of Charles Kaufman, the school survived this crisis. In 1989, Kaufman negotiated the merger of Mannes with The New School, in large part to gain greater tuition revenue through access to The New School's continuing education program. Kaufman served as dean until 1996.

In 2005, the school was renamed Mannes College The New School for Music. In 2015, as part of a university-wide reorganization, Mannes became a division of The New School's College of Performing Arts and the name changed to Mannes School of Music. From 1996-2011, Mannes was led by Joel Lester. As of 2018, the dean of Mannes is Richard Kessler, who has served in that role since 2011.

Sources:

Grimes, William. "Mannes School Says Thank You." The New York Times, April 17, 1995.

The New School. "History." Mannes. Accessed October 25, 2018. http://www.newschool.edu/mannes/history/

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Scope and Content of Collection

The Mannes School of Music clippings and scrapbook collection consists of newspaper clippings related to David and Clara Mannes and the Mannes School of Music, as well as programs for concerts given by David and Clara Mannes and Mannes student recitals. The majority of the collection consists of news clippings collected by clipping services. The clippings in Series I, which cover 1959-1994, are organized into files by subject. Earlier clippings (through 1964) are pasted into scrapbooks, these are found in Series II. The collected articles range from reviews and notices of Mannes-related performances, to profiles of Mannes musicians, interviews, and editorials mentioning or pertaining to the Mannes family or the Mannes School of Music.

The collection also includes concert programs for David Mannes’s Metropolitan Museum of Art orchestra concerts, New York Symphony Orchestra concerts, conducted by Walter Damrosch (Clara Mannes's brother), and newspaper and magazine items regarding notable Mannes alumni and faculty, including Julius Rudel, Eve Queler, George Szell, Murray Perahia, Frederica von Stade, and Burt Bacharach. Also included are clipped advertisements for Mannes School of Music, reviews of New Songs for New Voices, a book of children’s songs co-edited by David and Clara Mannes and published in 1928, and articles about the Music School Settlement, a music school for Black children that David Mannes directed prior to founding Mannes in 1916.

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Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically in 2 series

  1. News clipping files, 1946, 1959-1994
  2. Scrapbooks, 1910-1964

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Administrative Information

Finding aid by Jason Adamo

Publication Information

New School Institutional Collections - February 26, 2020

66 Fifth Avenue
lobby
New York, NY, 10011
212.229.5942
archivist@newschool.edu

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Mannes School of Music clippings and scrapbook collection, MA.03.01.01, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use. Please contact archivist@newschool.edu for appointment.

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from The New School Archives and Special Collections. Please contact: archivist@newschool.edu.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Harry Scherman Library of Mannes College of Music to The New School Archives and Special Collections, 2015.

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Related Materials

The New School Archives holds the Mannes School of Music Concert Office collection (MA.05.04.01.01), which includes concert programs; the Mannes School of Music photograph collection (MA.04.01.01); as well as records from the Mannes administration.

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Genre(s)

  • Clippings (information artifacts).
  • Concert programs.
  • Scrapbooks.

Personal Name(s)

  • Mannes, Clara, 1869-1948
  • Mannes, David, 1866-1959

Subject(s)

  • Conservatories of music.
  • Music | x Instruction and study.

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Other Finding Aids note

For selected item-level description and images from the Mannes School of Music clippings and scrapbook collection, see The New School Archives Digital Collections at http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/MA030101

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Collection Inventory

I. News clipping files 1946, 1959-1994  (Bulk, 1959-1994)

Box Folder
Clippings 1946, 1959-1976  (Bulk, 1959-1976)
General, 1964-1976 
1 1-9
A general, 1964-1976 
1 10
Ackart, Robert, 1968 
1 11
Addis, Steve, 1966-1973 
1 12
Aks, Harold, 1964-1971 
1 13
Alexanian, Anahid, 1968 
1 14
Allen, Eleanor, 1970 Sep 18 
1 15
Allen, Steve and Sanford, 1965-1971 
1 16
Alsop, Lamar, 1966-1971 
1 17
American Brass Quintet, 1970-1972 
1 18
American String Quartet, 1975-1976 
1 19
Anderson, Lyova Rosanoff, 1970 Nov 29 
1 20
Appio, Andrea, 1972 May 18 
1 21
Aranoff, Benjamin, 1969 Jan 22 
1 22
Artzt, Alice, 1968-1970 
1 23
Aspen Music, 1970-1972 
1 24
B general, 1964-1975 
1 25-26
Bacharach, Burt, 1970-1971 
1 27
Baker, Walter, 1972-1973 
1 28
Bamberger, Carl, 1959-1974 
1 29
Bar-Illan, David, 1964-1975 
1 30-31
Bauer-Megelberg, Stefan, 1966-1969 
1 32
Beinecke, Deborah, 1972-1973 
1 33
Benzell, Mimi, 1969-1975 
1 34
Berl, Paul, 1964-1974 
1 35
Bernstein, Seymour, 1965-1970 
1 36
Bibo, Franz, 1964-1972 
1 37
Bloom, Joseph, 1972-1973 
1 38
Booth Ferris Foundation, 1970 
1 39
Bressler, Charles, 1968-1975 
1 40
Bryant, Cyrus, 1966-1974 
1 41
C general, 1964-1976 
1 42-43
Camardello, Marie-Antoinette, 1970 Nov 16 
1 44
Canellakis, Martin, 1969-1973 
1 45
Casals, Pablo, 1970 
1 46
Chadwick, Robin Ann, 1968-1972 
1 47
Cheskin, Joel Richard, 1971 Jun 24 
1 48
Chung, Myung-Whun, 1974-1975 
1 49
Cole, Louella, 1971 Nov 27 
1 50
Collier, Gilman, 1971 Sep 23 
1 51
Colt, Ethyl Barrymore, 1969-1972 
1 52
Corbett, Richard, 1971-1973 
1 53
The Cunning Little Vixen, 1964 
1 54
Currier, Suzanne, 1970-1971 
1 55
D general, 1964-1975 
1 56-57
Daughtry, Merwyn, 1966-1971 
1 58
Dello-Joio, Norman, 1965-1974 
1 59
Dlugin, Roslyn, 1970-1973 
1 60
Dobbs, Mattiwilda, 1964-1972 
1 61
Doktor, Paul, 1964-1975 
1 62
Donimko, Steve, 1965-1971 
1 63
E general, 1964-1975 
1 64
F general, 1964-1974 
1 65
G general, 1964-1975 
1 66-67
Gerdts, Carol, 1967 Feb 2 
1 68
Gerhart, Martha, 1971-1975 
1 69
Glazer, David, 1965-1970 
1 70
Goldberger, David, 1964-1974 
1 71
Goldmark, John, 1964-1975 
1 72
Goode, Richard, 1974 
1 73
Gregersen, Magnus and Georgiane, 1964-1970 
1 74
Griffin, Harvi, 1971 Apr 14 
1 75
H general, 1964-1975 
1 76
Hamborsky, Jane, 1973-1974 
1 77
Hambro, Linda, 1970 
1 78
Hand, Frederick, 1967-1976 
1 79
Hanks, Thompson, 1973 Feb 
1 80
Harris, Emilie, 1964-1975 
1 81
Hess, Carol, 1973 May 1 
1 82
Hilliar, Edgar, 1964-1970 
1 83
Hoffman, Esther, 1971 May 11 
1 84
Homer, Sidney, 1967-1971 
1 85
Hungerford, Bruce, 1974 Feb 7 
1 86
Hyman, Eugenia, 1967-1968 
1 87
I general, 1966-1976 
1 88
Ingraham, Paul, 1969-1972 
1 89
J general, 1965-1974 
1 90
Jacobs, Paul, 1969 
1 91
Johnson, Ruth, 1969-1975 
1 92
Jones, Betty, 1969-1974 
1 93
K general, 1964-1976 
1 94
Kahn, Sue, 1970-1972 
1 95
Kallir, Lillian, 1968-1972 
1 96
Karasick, Simon, 1964-1970 
1 97
Kartch, Miriam, 1965-1971 
1 98
Keshner, Joyce, 1967-1975 
1 99
Kleiman, Stephen R., 1967-1973 
1 100
Kraemer, Ira B., 1966-1971 
1 101
Kroll, William, 1964-1971 
1 102
Kubie, Christopher J., 1970-1971 
1 103
L general, 1964-1976 
1 104
Landau, Siegfried, 1964-1976 
1 105
Lavanne, Antonia, 1970-1973 
1 106
Lawrence, Linda, 1965-1974 
1 107
Lawrence, Lucille, 1964-1973 
1 108
Levy, Brigette, 1970-1971 
1 109
Lewis, Roger, 1971-1972 
1 110
Lindsay, Claudia, 1965-1966 
1 111
Lingelbach, Barbara, 1964-1972 
1 112
Loeb, John J. and David J., 1964-1974 
1 113
Luzzi, Vincent, 1971 May 20 
1 114
M general, 1959-1975 
1 115
Madaio, Steve, 1969-1970 
1 116
Magee, Milli, 1969 Dec 17 
1 117
Maldonado, Manuel, 1969 Aug 
1 118
Mallow, Barbara S., 1967-1971 
1 119
Mandel, Mrs. Harvey, 1969-1972 
1 120
Mannes, Leopold, 1964-1974 
1 121
Mannes, Marya, 1966-1974 
1 122
Marlotti, Vincent, 1965-1970 
1 123
Marshall, David, 1969 Sep 7 
1 124
Martorella, Stephen, 1970 Dec 6 
1 125
McDonald, Frederick, 1972 
1 126
Michalski, Raymond, 1965-1972 
1 127
Minty, Dorothy, 1967 May 
1 128
Mitchell, Robert P., 1969 
1 129
Monacelli, Eugenia, 1972 Dec 3 
1 130
Money woes for conservatories, 1965-1975 
1 131
Morris, Alfred, 1966-1972 
1 132
Muhlbauer, Gilda, 1971 
1 133
Negris, Van, 1972 May 9 
2 2
Newman, Anthony, 1964-1973 
2 3
Newman, Michael, 1975-1976 
2 4
O general, 1964-1975 
2 5
Oelbaum, Michael, 1964-1972 
2 6
Opera, 1946 
2 7
Opera Workshop competition, 1964-1975 
2 8
P general, 1964-1974 
2 9
Parisot, Aldo, 1970 
2 10
Peerce, Jan, 1970-1971 
2 11
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, 1970 Aug 9 
2 12
Perahia, Murray, 1964-1976 
2 13
Peress, Maurice, 1970-1974 
2 14
Pierce, Nancy, 1970 
2 15
Piserchio, Gino, 1970-1972 
2 16
Polisi, William, 1964-1966 
2 17
Pollon, Michael, 1966-1969 
2 18
Ponce, Walter, 1967-1974 
2 19
Porter, Steven, 1965 Sep 16 
2 20
Q general, circa 1970-1975 
2 21
Queler, Eve, 1967-1976 
2 22
Quinn, Sean, 1965-1970 
2 23
R general, 1964-1976 
2 24-25
Raieff Joseph, 1964-1973 
2 26
Ran, Shulamit, 1965-1974 
2 27
Rappeport, Phyllis, 1970 Feb 24 
2 28
Read, Donald, 1973 Apr 
2 29
Reisenberg, Nadia, 1966-1974 
2 30
Reisman, Barbara, 1967-1970 
2 31
Rochberg, George, 1965-1973 
2 32
Roseman, Ronald, 1969-1971 
2 33
Rosenberg, Irene (Mrs. Gideon Grau), 1967-1970 
2 34
Rothenberg, Jerome, 1970 Jan 14 
2 35
Rudel, Julius, 1964-1975 
2 36
S general, 1964-1976 
2 37-39
Scherman, Harry, 1964-1969 
2 40
Schmorr, Robert, 1970-1972 
2 41
Schnabel Master Classes, 1966-1974 
2 42
Seaglione, Ronald, 1970-1972 
2 43
Simon, Eric, 1965-1972 
2 44
Sixfin, Leslie, 1969-1973 
2 45
Slaner, Eugenia, 1966 Jun 30 
2 46
Smetona, Anthony, 1970-1973 
2 47
Smith, Lawrence, 1965-1973 
2 48
Smith, Robert, 1965-1974 
2 49
Sokol, Siri Jan, 1969-1971 
2 50
Stader, Marie, 1973 
2 51
Staplin, Boyd, 1965-1973 
2 52
Stearns, Peter Pindar, 1967 Apr 27 
2 53
Steppacher, Mary Lou, 1972-1973 
2 54
Stevens, Risë, 1975 
2 55
Stokowski, Leopold, 1971-1972 
2 56
Straus, John W., 1964-1970 
2 57
Syderman, William, 1964-1970 
2 58
Szell, George, 1965-1970 
2 59
T general, 1964-1975 
2 60
Taylor, Ed, 1966 
2 61
Tcimpidis, David, 1964-1972 
2 62
Thurber, Doris E., 1969 
2 63
Titus, Alan, 1971 Dec 19 
2 64
Tobey, Rosalyn, 1965-1973 
2 65
Tureck, Rosalyn, 1970 
2 66
U general, 1972-1975 
2 67
Uris, Dorothy, 1966-1975 
2 68
V general, 1965-1976 
2 69
Vacchiano, William, 1973 Mar 29 
2 70
Von Stade Elkus, Frederica, 1969-1976 
2 71-72
W general, 1964-1975 
2 73
Wadsworth, Susan, 1965-1974 
2 74-76
Warburg, Gerald F., 1971 
2 77
Warren, Arthur, 1972 Nov 14 
2 78
Washington, Sandra, 1969-1971 
2 79
Watson, Margaret, 1964 
2 80
Weigl, Karl, 1971 May 11 
2 81
Weinberg, Barry, 1965-1973 
2 82
Westenburg, Richard, 1973-1975 
2 83
White, Arthur, 1966 Jan 13 
2 84
White, F.L. Peter, 1966 
2 85
Wilson, Charles, 1966-1975 
2 86
Wummer, John, 1964-1969 
2 87
Yanagita, Masako, 1969-1973 
2 88
Z general, 1971-1974 
2 89
Zalkin, Cantor Robert, 1966-1972 
2 90
Zukofsky, Paul, 1969 Mar 23 
2 91
Zvi, Idith, 1970 
2 92
Clippings 1968-1994 
General, 1981-1994 
2 93-97
Alumni, 1992 
2 98
La Dafne and  Tirsi e Clori, 1991 May 
2 99
Found Objects, by Roger Trefousse, 1991 Jan 
2 100
Kennedy Center Friedheim Awards, 1991 May 
2 101
Lincoln Center 75th anniversary concert, 1991 Dec 7 
2 102
Mannes Camerata: Semele, Merkin Concert Hall, 1993 Jan 
2 103
Mannes move to 85th Street, 1981-1984 
2 104
New Directions: West Meets East, 1991 Mar 17 
2 105
New student public relations forms, 1992-1993 
2 106
Promotional materials, 1989 
2 107
Die Zauberflöte, 1991 Sep 1 
2 108

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II. Scrapbooks 1910-1964 

Box Folder

David and Clara Mannes concert programs 1910-1947 

Most of the concert programs included feature David and Clara Mannes, with the exception of the New York Symphony Orchestra programs. Many of the New York Symphony Orchestra concerts were directed by Walter Damrosch, Clara Mannes's brother.

Box Folder
1910, 1913-1916 

Only one program is dated 1910; it may not have originally been part of the same scrapbook.

3 1-7
1916-1920   
3 8-12
1925-1933 
4 1-2
Metropolitan Museum of Art concert programs, 1918-1947   

David Mannes directed this symphony concert series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Also includes a few newspaper clippings from 1947, the last year that Mannes conducted these concerts.

4 3-9
New York Symphony Orchestra concert programs, 1927-1928 
3 13
New York Symphony Orchestra concert programs, 1928 
3 14-17

David and Clara Mannes news clippings 1911-1928 

Box Folder
1911-1916 
7 1-9
1916-1917 
3 18
1917 
3 19-20
Music School Settlement clippings, 1911-1916 

David Mannes helped found the Music School Settlement in 1912.

8 1-5
New Songs for New Voices clippings, 1928   

News clippings and reviews for the book New Songs for New Voices, a collection of song music for children, which was co-edited by David and Clara Mannes and published in 1928.

3 21

Mannes School of Music advertisements 1918-1937 

Box Folder
1918-1926 
6 19-24
1926-1931 
6 25-30
1932-1937   
6 31-33

Mannes School of Music concert programs 1917-1949 

Box Folder
1917-1919   
3 22-24
1920-1924   
3 25-32
1925-1927 
3 33-35
1928-1931   
3 36-39
1932-1934 
3 40-42
1933-1939   
9 1-5
1939-1942   
4 10-13
1942-1946 
4 14-18
1946-1949 
4 19-23

Mannes School of Music newspaper clippings 1916-1964 

Box Folder
1916-1943   
4 24-25
1917-1921   
4 26-28
1922-1923 
5 1-7
1923-1924 
5 8-14
1924-1925   
5 15-20
1925-1926   
5 21-22
1926-1927 
5 23-30
1928-1929 
10 1-2
9 6-9
1929-1930 
6 1-5
1931-1932   
6 6-11
1932-1933   
10 3-6
1933-1934 
6 12-16
1935 
10 7
1937-1939 
11 1-5
1939-1940   
11 6-9
1948-1955   
6 17-18
1956   
11 10-11
1957 Mar - 1960 May 
OSxx-1 1-5
1963 Sep - 1964 Feb 
OSxx-1 6-7

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Collection Guide Last Updated: 02/26/2020

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