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Oliver Daniel research collection on Leopold Stokowski

Ms. Coll. 382

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Daniel, Oliver
Title:
Oliver Daniel research collection on Leopold Stokowski
Date [inclusive]:
1945-1995
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 382
Extent:
90 boxes
Language:
English
Language Note:
Materials primarily in English, with some correspondence in German, French, Norwegian and Russian.
Abstract:
Research files, cassette tapes, and transcripts for Daniel’s biography of Leopold Stokowski titled Stokowski: A Counterpoint of View (1982). Includes the author’s correspondence, photocopies of Leopold Stokowski’s correspondence, programs, reviews, clippings, photographs, and the completed manuscript submitted for publication; plus preservation and service copies of the oral history sound recordings.
Cite as:
Oliver Daniel research collection on Leopold Stokowski, 1945-1995, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Oliver Daniel is the author of Stokowski: A Counterpoint of View published by Dodd, Mead & Company in 1982 during the centenary of the birth of Leopold Stokowski. The book was intended to document the facts about Stokowski’s life, often presented inaccurately in earlier biographies, and to focus on Stokowski’s many contributions to music in the twentieth century as seen through the eyes and stories of many of Stokowski’s colleagues, family members, and friends. Daniel conducted more than 500 interviews with over 300 individuals from 1976 to 1982 while researching his biography.

Oliver Daniel first met Leopold Stokowski in the 1940s when Daniel was producing classical music radio broadcasts for NBC, ABC, and CBS. Their friendship developed during the 1950s with their mutual interest in promoting contemporary music and they founded the Contemporary Music Society together in 1952. Daniel served on the Board of Directors of the American Symphony Orchestra when Stokowksi founded the Orchestra in 1962 and maintained a close working relationship with Stokowski until the latter’s departure for England in 1972. Stokowski was reluctant to cooperate with biographers and, indeed most of the work for this biography was not accomplished until after Stokowski’s death in 1977. Daniel had pursued the idea of writing a biography with Stokowski during the 1950s and then abandoned the plan for a period of time.

Daniel left CBS Radio in 1954 to accept a position as vice-president and director of concert music administration at Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) where he worked until his retirement in 1976. He also served as Chairman of the Board of American Composer’s Concerts, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Young Audiences, but devoted most of his time after his retirement to working on his biography of Leopold Stokowski. Oliver Daniel was born in De Pere, Wisconsin 24 Nov. 1911. He studied piano and taught at the Boston Conservatory of music, 1936-1938 and at Marot College, 1939-1942. He was a member of the Charles Ives Society and vice president of the board of directors from 1973 on. He edited The Harmony of Maine, 1949; Down East Spirituals, 1949; and The Music of William Billings, 1943-1967. He was working on an unfinished biography of Dimitri Mitropolous at the time of his death in 1991.

Scope and Contents

Oliver Daniel’s biography of Leopold Stokowski and the interviews he obtained to write it cover Stokowski’s New York contacts and musical activities extensively, particularly Stokowski’s years conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the American Symphony Orchestra. Daniel interviewed many musicians who played for Stokowski, many conductors who worked with him and got their start with him, and composers whose works Stokowski introduced to the American public and to the world.

Daniel also conducted a number of interviews with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Stokowski’s friends in Philadelphia. This period in Stokowski’s career is not covered as thoroughly as Stokowski’s later career in New York, although there are very interesting interviews concerning Stokowksi’s productions of opera, including Alban Berg’s Wozzeck, in Philadelphia in the 1930s. Oliver Daniel lived in Boston as a young man and had a great interest in conductor Serge Koussevitzky. He frequently asked his interview subjects their opinion of Koussevitzky and also of Toscanini, who for a brief time shared the conducting of the NBC Symphony Orchestra with Stokowski. There are, therefore, a considerable number of interviews in this collection that discuss both Arturo Toscanini and Serge Koussevitzky. Composers whom Daniel interviewed include Samuel Barber, Carlos Chavez, Wen-Chung Chou, Aaron Copland, Paul Creston, Harold Farberman, Morton Gould, Alan Hovhaness, John Lessard, Otto Luening, Peter Mennin, Gian Carlo Menotti, Vincent Persichetti, Ned Rorem, Virgil Thomson, and Ben Weber, among others.

Daniel’s most extensive interviews with family members are with Stokowski’s oldest daughter, Sonya Stokowski Thorbecke and with Stokowski’s second wife, Evangeline Johnson Merrill. Daniel also interviewed Evangeline’s daughters, Sadja Greenwood and Luba Rhodes. In addition he interviewed friends, former secretaries, music librarians, and record producers. Interviews with managers, board members, conductors, and musicians of the American Symphony Orchestra make this a particularly good source for information on this orchestra.

Oliver Daniel’s interviews form the bulk of this collection and are its main resource; in addition, Daniel was very effective in organizing the tremendous amount of information he collected. Each transcript of an interview includes an index to the subjects covered. All interviews and transcripts have been cataloged in Franklin. For a listing of the 560 interviews, do the following title search in Franklin: Oliver Daniel Research Collection on Leopold Stokowski. Daniel also made great efforts to document the chronological sequence of Leopold Stokowski’s life and his research files are organized both chronologically and alphabetically. Transcripts of the cassette tapes were made by Donald J. Ott, who assisted Oliver Daniel in many aspects of the preparation of this biography and donated the collection to the University of Pennsylvania in 1997.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2001

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Margaret Kruesi and Amey A. Hutchins

Sponsor

The processing of the Oliver Daniel research collection on Leopold Stokowski and the preparation of this register were made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Donald J. Ott, 1997

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
  • Interviews
  • Oral histories (document genres)
  • Photographs
  • Sound recordings
  • Transcripts
  • Writings (document genre)

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Other Finding Aids

For a complete listing of interviews, do the following ns2:title search in Franklin: Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel.

Collection Inventory

I.  Correspondence and Notes.

Series Description

Folders in this series contain correspondence between Oliver Daniel and individuals he interviewed for his biography of Leopold Stokowski and are arranged alphabetically. Daniel made most of his contacts by telephone rather than in writing and for the most part this correspondence is not extensive, comprising mostly short thank-you notes. In some cases, these folders also contain photocopies of Stokowski’s correspondence with these individuals. Also included are copies of Stokowski’s correspondence with his recording companies and management. There are also a few notes and clippings, including obituaries of individuals interviewed.

Box Folder

Aaron, Arthur, 1977.

1 1

Adler, Clarence, 1976.

1 2

Aldrich, Richard.

1 3

Allen, Alfred Reginald, 1917-1938.

1 4-7

American Composers Alliance, 1972.

1 8

American International Music Fund, 1957-1972.

1 9

American Symphony Orchestra, 1962-1975.

1 10-20

Amirov, Fikret.

1 21

Anderson, Bill.

1 22

Anderson, Donna.

1 23

Antheil, George.

1 24

Aprahamian, Felix, 1977.

1 25

Armitage, Mark.

1 25

Arnaud, Guy.

1 27

Arnell, Richard, 1977.

1 28

Arnold Schoenberg Institute.

1 29

Associated Music Publishers, 1965.

1 30

Austin, Arthur, 1944.

1 31

Avshalomov, Jacob.

1 32

Baddeley, William P.

1 32

Balazs, Frederic, 1977-1979.

1 34

Barab, Seymour.

1 35

Barber, Samuel.

1 36

Barbirolli, John, Sir, 1960.

1 37

Barnett, John, 1978.

1 38

Battista, Angeline, 1978.

1 39

Bauer, Harold.

1 40

Baumgarten, Charles (Jack), 1978-1988.

1 41-42

Beach, Scott, 1976-1977.

2 43

Beaton, Cecil Walter Hardy, Sir, 1979-1980.

2 44

Becker, Eugene, 1965.

2 45

Bender, Natalie Myra, 1976-1983.

2 46

Benko, Gregor, 1977-1979.

2 47

Bennett, Robert Russell.

2 48

Berg, Alban, 1931.

2 49

Bergen, Richard, 1954.

2 50

Berger, Theodore, 1977-1978.

2 51

Bernstein, Leonard, 1966.

2 52

Berthoumieux, Serge, 1978-1979.

2 53

Berv, Harry, 1978.

2 54

Biggs, E. Power, 1977.

2 55

Bing, Rudolf, Sir.

2 56

Bird, John, 1977.

2 57

Bitter, John.

2 58

Blauvelt, Geordie Joline, 1977.

2 59

Bloch, Ernest, 1917, 1977-1978.

2 60

Boatwright, Helen, 1979.

2 61

Bok Family.

2 62

Bok, Mary Louise Curtis.

2 63

Bookspan, Martin, 1977.

2 64

Bornoff, Jack, 1975-1978.

2 65

Boult, Adrian, Sir.

2 66-67

Bright, Joyce, 1976-1979.

2 68

Brinton, Patricia, 1977.

2 69

British Broadcasting Corporation, 1978.

2 70

Broadcast Music, Inc., 1953.

2 71

Brodine, Donald, 1960-1983.

2 72

Brown, Beatrice, 1962-1983.

2 73

Buketoff, Igor, undated.

2 74

Bullitt, Orville H., 1978-1979.

2 75

Busch, Fritz.

2 76

Bute, Mary Ellen, 1952-1955.

2 77

Butler, John.

2 78

Caillet, Lucien, 1977.

2 79

Capitol Records, Inc., 1956-1959.

2 80-87

Carter, Elliott.

3 88

Cartwright, Jim, 1969-1970.

3 89

CBS Radio, 1953.

3 90

Cehanovsky, George.

3 91

Chambers, James, 1970.

3 92

Chaplin, Lita Grey, 1978.

3 93

Charles Ives Society, 1967.

3 94

Chasins, Abram.

3 95-99

Chiang, Yee, 1956.

3 100

Chou, Wen-Chung, 1950-1960.

3 101

Claflin, Avery.

3 102

Clovis, Hall, 1977-1984.

3 102

Coletta, Harold, 1977.

3 104

Contemporary Music Society, 1953-1963.

3 105-108

Cook, Eugene, 1980-1981.

3 109

Copland, Aaron, 1977.

3 110

Cowell, Henry, 1955-1962.

3 111-112

Cowell, Olive, 1976-1978.

3 113

Corelli, Franco, 1978.

3 114

Cox, Ainslee, 1970.

3 115

Creston, Paul, 1977.

3 116

Curtis Institute of Music, 1974-1991.

3 117-119

Dalrymple, Jean, 1977.

4 120

D'Amato, Anthony, 1968-1978.

4 121-123

Daniel, Oliver, 1951-1977.

4 124-126

Davidova, Lucia, 1976.

4 127

De Loache, Benjamin.

4 128

De Schauensee, Max, 1977.

4 129

Decca Record Company, 1972-1973.

4 130

Delarova, Eugenia, 1979.

4 131

DeLay, Dorothy.

4 132

Delius Trust, 1977-1983.

4 133

Di Bonaventuro, Mario, 1976-1978.

4 134

Diaghilev, Serge, 1979.

4 135

Dolan, James, 1979.

4 136

Donath, Paul, 1978.

4 137

Downes, Olin.

4 138

Dumm, Robert, 1979.

4 139

Dunkel, Paul, 1983.

4 140

Durbin, Deanna.

4 141

Edinburgh International Festival, 1960-1961.

4 142-143

Egge, Klaus, 1953, 1967.

4 144

Egk, Werner, 1978.

4 145

Eichheim, Henry, 1918-1940.

4 146

Eisenhower, Dwight D., 1958.

4 146

Elagin, Juri, 1958.

4 148

Elgar, Edward, 1929.

4 140

Everest Records (Firm), 1958-1963.

4 150-151

Fairbanks, Douglas.

4 152

Farberman, Harold, 1959.

4 153

Fassett, James, undated.

4 154

Felton, James, 1971.

4 155-157

Fischer, William, 1965.

4 158

Flesch, Carl F.

4 159

Galušková, Milena, 1977.

5 160

Garbedian, Paul, 1965.

5 161

Garbo, Greta, undated.

5 162

Georgiadis, John, undated.

5 163

Gerhardt, Elena.

5 164

Gerschefski, Martha, 1965-1977.

5 165

Gish, Lillian, 1976.

5 166

Glenn, Carroll, 1979.

5 167

Gould, Glenn, 1965.

5 168

Gould, Morton.

5 169

Grady, John F., 1968-1971.

5 170

Graham, Martha.

5 171-172

Grainger, Ella, 1968-1981.

5 173

Grainger Museum, 1914-1979.

5 174-175

Grechaninov, Aleksandr Tikhonovich.

5 176

Greenwood, Sadja, 1976-1984.

5 177

Greissle, Felix, undated.

5 178

Greville, Ursula, 1978.

5 179

Griffes, Charles Tomlinson.

5 180

Gross, Robert.

5 181

Guarrera, Frank, 1979.

5 182

Halász, László, 1946.

5 183

Hall, David.

5 184

Halsman, Philippe, 1979.

5 185

Hammer, William C., Mrs., 1979.

5 186

Hammond, Michael, 1969.

5 186

Hammond, Richard P., 1978-1982.

5 188

Hanff, Helene, 1978.

5 189

Hanson, Howard.

5 190

Hanson, Wendy, 1954.

5 191

Harris, Roy, 1978.

5 192

Harrison, Lou, 1979-1981.

5 193

Hart, Philip, 1972.

5 194

Hauser, Benjamin Gayelord, 1978.

5 195

Hauser, Dorothy, 1957, 1980-1981.

5 196

Haverlin, Carl, undated.

5 197

Heath, Edward, 1977.

5 198

Heebner, Walter S., 1980.

5 199

Heermann, Hugo.

5 200

Helps, Robert, 1976-1977.

5 201

Henoch, Adrienne Matzenauer.

5 202

Herman, Robert, 1961.

5 203

Hermann, Norma, 1955, 1976-1977.

5 204

Hess, William.

5 205

Heyworth, Peter, 1980.

5 206

Hilger, Elsa, 1979.

6 207

Hindin, Lilette, 1976-1985.

6 208

Hinrichsen, Evelyn, 1959-1978.

6 209

Horowitz, Vladimir, 1965.

6 210

Hovhaness, Alan, 1954-1977.

6 211-214

Howard, Mary, 1972-1974.

6 215

Hughes, Robert, 1978.

5 216

Isherwood, Christopher, 1978.

6 217

Iturbi, Jose, 1977.

6 218

Ives, Charles, 1965.

6 219-221

Jacobs, Sophia Yarnall.

6 222

Jahoda, Fritz.

6 223

Jhaveri, Kailas, 1977-1978.

6 224

Johnson, Edward K., 1967-1979.

6 225-227

Johnson, Harold Edgar, 1972, 1980.

6 228

Johnson, Thomas M., 1977-1980.

6 229

Jones, Elayne, 1976.

6 230

Jones, Richard, 1980.

6 231

Jones, Robert Edmond.

6 232-233

Judson, Arthur, 1956.

6 235

Kahgan, Philip A., 1979-1983.

7 236

Katz, David, 1978-1982.

7 237

Keller, Arthur, 1978-1980.

7 238

Keller, Hans, undated.

7 239

Kennedy, John F., 1961.

7 240

Kennedy, Rose Fitzgerald, 1964.

7 241

Khachaturian, Aram Ilích.

7 242

Khrennikov, Tikhon Nikolaevich, 1973.

7 243

Kincaid, William.

7 244

Kirkpatrick, John, 1965.

7 245

Kirkpatrick, Ralph, 1978.

7 246

Kline, Donna Staley, 1990-1993.

7 247

Klorman, Marcos.

7 248

Kohs, Ellis B., 1977.

7 249

Kolodin, Irving, 1977.

7 250

Kostelanetz, Andre, 1978.

7 251

Koster, Henry, 1978.

7 252

Koussevitzky, Olga.

7 253

Koussevitzky, Serge, 1928-1948.

7 254-256

Krasner, Louis, undated.

7 257

Krell, John C., 1978-1980.

7 258

Kupferberg, Herbert.

7 259

Landowska, Wanda, 1950-1952.

7 260

Lange, Kristian, 1978.

7 261

Langton, Basil.

7 262

Lawrence, Lucile.

7 263

Lawrence, Harold, 1977-1978.

7 264

Leimer, Kurt, 1956.

7 265

Leonard, Richard, 1982.

7 266

Leslie, Jean K., 1978.

7 267

Lessard, John, undated.

7 268

Levin, Sylvan, 1929-1983.

7 269-273

Library of Congress.

8 274

Liebermann, Rolf.

8 275

Lieberson, Goddard, 1977.

8 276

Loeffler, Charles Martin.

8 277

Loewenwarter, Paul, 1976.

8 278

London Symphony Orchestra, 1958-1961.

8 279-280

Luening, Otto, 1959-1985.

8 281

Lutov, Natasha.

8 282

Lyons, Josephine.

8 283

McGinn, Robert, 1979-1981.

8 284

McGillen, Geoffrey.

8 285

McIlhenny, Henry, 1964.

8 286

Mahler, Gustav.

8 287

Marcus, Leonard, 1978.

8 288

Marston, H. Ward, 1978.

8 289

Mayer, William R., 1979.

8 290

Measham, David, undated.

8 291

Mehta, Zubin.

8 292

Mencken, H.L.

8 293

Mengelberg, Wilem.

8 294

Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1969.

8 295

Menuhin, Yehudi, 1958, 1966.

8 296

Merrill, Evangeline Johnson, 1985.

8 297-298

Mikhailov, Dzh. K., 1974-1978.

8 299

Milhaud, Madeleine, 1972-1979.

8 300

Mitchell, John D.

8 301

Montgomery, Mary Binney.

8 302

Muller, Herman E.

8 303

Nabokov, Nicolas.

8 304

Nederlandsche Concertdirectie J. Beek, 1955-1961.

8 305-306

Nikisch, Arthur.

8 307

Nilsson, Birgit, 1979.

8 308

Nixon, Richard, 1972.

8 309

Norman, Dorothy, 1981.

8 310

O'Gorman, James F., 1979.

8 311

Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1972.

8 312

O'Neill, Ruth, 1928-1976.

8 313-314

Orff, Carl.

8 315

Ormandy, Eugene.

8 316

Panufnik, Andrezej, 1966.

8 317

Paris, Francklyn Wynne, undated.

8 317

Penha, Michel.

8 319

Perlis, Vivian, 1969-1978.

8 320

Peyser, Joan, 1982.

8 321

Philadelphia Orchestra Association, 1964-1981.

8 322

Philadelphia Orchestra Pension Fund, 1964.

8 323

Phillips, Edna, 1976, undated.

8 324

Piston, Walter, 1965.

8 325

Pleasants, Henry, 1977.

8 326

Pollikoff, Max, 1974.

8 327

Previn, André, 1979.

9 328

Prince-Joseph, Bruce, 1977.

9 329

Prokofiev, Lina.

9 330

Pryor, William Lee, 1960-1982.

9 331

Pyle, Thomas, 1966.

9 332

Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1927.

9 333

Radamsky, Sergei, 1927.

9 334

Radio Corporation of America, 1951-1961.

9 335-338

Reis, Claire R., 1939-1945.

9 339

Rerikh, S.N. (Sviatoslav Nikolaevich), 1980.

9 340-341

Rhodes, Luba Stokowski, 1977-1984.

9 342

Ricciardi, Filomena, 1978.

9 343

Riegger, Wallingford, 1957.

9 344

Rivera, Diego, 1978.

9 345

Robinson, Francis, 1977.

9 346

Rockefeller Archive Center, 1964-1966.

9 347

Rollins, Leighton, 1954-1981.

9 348-357

Rorem, Ned.

9 358

Roosevelt, Oliver, 1971-1977.

9 359

Rosenbaum, Samuel, 1966-1972.

9 360

Rossiter, David, 1978.

9 361

Rostropovich, Mstislav.

9 362

Rubin, Cyma, 1966-1981.

9 363

Rubinstein, Artur.

9 364

SFverud, Harald.

10 365

Samaroff Stokowski, Olga.

10 366-368

Sargeant, Winthrop.

10 369

Saygun, Ahmed Adnan, 1969.

10 369

Schoenberg, Arnold, 1927-1949.

10 372-375

Schoenberg, Lawrence A., 1978-1983.

10 376

Schulhof, Andrew, 1950-1956.

10 376

Schuller, Gunther, 1974-1980.

10 382

Schuman, William, 1948-1968.

10 383-384

Scribner, William, 1980.

10 385

Scott, F. M., 1980-1981.

10 386

Sebastian, John.

11 387

Seldes, Gilbert.

11 388

Serebrier, José, 1968.

11 389

Serkin, Rudolf.

11 390

Seroff, Victor Ilyitch.

11 391

Shear, Nancy, 1965-1980.

11 392

Sherman, Editta.

11 393

Shostakovich, Dimitri Dmitrievich, 1973.

11 394

Shulman, Alan.

11 395

Shumsky, Oscar.

11 396

Sibelius, Jean, 1931-1977.

11 397-398

Siegel, Sophie L., 1980, undated.

11 399

Siegmeister, Elie, 1978.

11 400

Simon, Robert, 1981.

11 401

Sorel, Claudette, 1931-1983.

11 402

Soria, Dorle, 1978.

11 403

Souzay, Gérard, 1952.

11 404

Stafford, Gordon, 1976-1977.

11 405

Still, William Grant, 1945-1978.

11 406

Stock, Percy John, 1977-1979.

11 407

Stokowski, Stan, 1978-1979.

11 408

Stuckenschmidt, Hans Heinz.

11 409

Surinach, Carlos, 1981, undated.

11 410

Szigeti, Joseph.

11 410

Tan, Margaret Leng, 1982.

11 411

Taubman, Hyman Howard.

11 412

Tcherepnin, Alexander.

11 413

Tennyson, Jean, 1977-1978.

11 414

Theosophical Society in America, 1979.

11 415

Thomson, Virgil, 1982.

11 416

Thorbecke, Sonya Stokowksi, 1977-1983.

11 417

Thorne, Francis, undated.

11 418

Tipton, Mary, 1983.

11 419

Toscanini, Arturo.

11 420

Totenberg, Roman, 1976.

11 421

Trivett, William K., 1950.

11 422

Trotter, William R.

11 423

Turkey. Haberler Büroso (New York, N.Y.) (Turkish Information Office).

12 424

United Artists Corporation, 1959-1971.

12 425-426

Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1976-1978.

12 427-436

Vanguard Recording Society, 1959-1962.

12 437

VarPse, Louise.

12 438

Vaughan, Denis, 1977-1979.

12 439-440

Vaughan Williams, Ursula, 1952-1976.

12 441

Villa-Lobos, Heitor and Villa-Lobos, Arminda, 1961-1980.

12 442-443

Vogel, Adolph, 1978.

12 444-445

Walton, William.

12 446

WAMC (Radio station : Albany, N.Y.), 1973.

12 447

Wargo, Martin J., 1964-1978.

12 448

Webster, Beveridge.

12 449

Weigl, Vally, 1968-1980.

12 450

Whyte, Bert.

13 451

WHYY (Radio station : Philadelphia, Pa.).

13 452

Williams, Camilla, 1979-1985.

12 453

Williams, David McK., 1978.

13 454

Wilson, John, 1902-1978.

13 455

Wuliger, David.

13 456

Wulsin, Lucien, 1977.

13 457

Whyton, Alec.

13 458

Yardumian, Richard, 1937-1985.

13 459

Yarustovski, Boris, 1978.

13 460

Zahn, Anita, 1945-1979.

13 461

Zakariasen, Bill, 1979.

13 462

Zimbalist, Efrem, 1977.

13 463

Unidentified, 1987-1989.

13 464

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II.  Transcripts of Interviews.

Series Description

A few transcripts of Oliver Daniel’s interviews were missing from his research papers when the collection was given to the University of Pennsylvania. The interviews have all been cataloged online, but researchers should be aware that not all interviews have transcripts available, although the majority do. This information is noted in each cataloging record. For a complete listing of interviews, do the following title search in Franklin: Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel. The transfer and preservation of the sound recordings in this collection was contracted to an outside firm. The labels on the compact disks provided for patron use may have a few inaccuracies regarding dates and spelling of names. Researchers should use the information in the on-line catalog records for these interviews and transcripts, rather than the labels.

Transcripts are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the interviewee with complete transcripts of the radio program "The Stokowski Story," produced by WHYY-FM in Philadelphia, are filed separately at the end. In addition to transcripts, folders may also contain a few clippings, mostly obituaries of the interviewees who died before Daniel’s manuscript was published.

Box Folder

Aaron, Arthur – Beach, Scott.

14 465-491

Bender, Natalie – Bok, Nellie Lee.

15 492-518

Bolet, Jorge – Copland, Aaron.

16 519-549

Cox, Ainslee – Dunkel, Paul.

17 550-578

Eger, Joseph – Graffman, Gary.

18 579-608

Graham, Martha – Hanson, Wendy.

19 609-632

Harris, Roy – Johnston, Ben.

20 633-660

Jones, Elayne – Lessard, John.

21 661-688

Levin, Sylvan – Mayes, Samuel.

22 689-717

Mennin, Peter – Myers, Paul.

23 718-742

Narayana Menon, V. K. – Reiner, Carlotta.

24 743-774

Reis, Claire – Scott, Howard.

25 775-801

Serebrier, Jose – Stokowski, Leopold.

26 802-835

Stokowski, Leopold.

27 836-870

Stokowski, Leopold (tributes) – Truax, Carol.

28 871-905

Tuckwell, Barry – Zimbalist, Efrem.

29 906-931

WHYY. “Stokowski Story,” Chapters 1-30.

30 932-961

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III.  Research Files on Leopold Stokowski, 1902-1977.

A.  Correspondence.

Description & Arrangement

This subseries contains photocopies of Stokowski’s outgoing correspondence, copies of Stokowski’s managers’ correspondence (particularly Andrew Schulhof during the 1950s) and copies of Oliver Daniel’s correspondence to Stokowski, particularly from 1950-1972. There are also memos and itineraries for Stokowski’s travel and Oliver Daniel’s extensive chronological notes on events in Stokowski’s life. The material is arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

Stokowski correspondence, 1902-1956.

31 962-981

Stokowski correspondence, 1957-1977.

32 982-1000

B.  Contracts.

Description & Arrangement

This subseries, arranged chronologically, is comprised of a few contracts which Oliver Daniel had access to, including a copy of the incorporation papers for the American Symphony Orchestra in 1962.

Box Folder

1947-1962.

32 1001-1009

C.  Programs.

Description & Arrangement

This subseries includes some original programs from Stokowski’s performances, especially from 1960-1972. However, for the most part these chronologically arranged folders contain Oliver Daniel’s lists of the repertoire performed by Stokowski on his programs from 1912-1974. The folders also contain brief typed excerpts from Oliver Daniel’s diaries or day books regarding Stokowski’s schedule.

Box Folder

1912-1956.

33 1010-1042

1957-1966.

34 1043-1056

1967-1977.

35 1057-1073

Reviews.

Description & Arrangement

Reviews of Leopold Stokowski’s performances, arranged chronologically, 1909- 1977. Oliver Daniel labeled these folders “Reviews, articles, etc.”

Box Folder

Reviews, articles, etc., 1909-1966.

36 1074-1118

Reviews, articles, etc., 1967-1977.

37 1119-1129

E.  Clippings.

Arrangement & Description

Clippings are arranged chronologically and includes Stokowski obituaries, 1977.

Box Folder

1905-1933.

38 1130-1161

1934-1954.

39 1162-1188

1955-1968.

40 1189-1207

1969-1980.

41 1208-1223

F.  Miscellaneous Notes.

Arrangement

Miscellaneous notes are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box Folder

American Symphony Orchestra.

42 1224

"Beginning".

42 1225

Boston Symphony Orchestra.

42 1226

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

42 1227-1228

Fantasia.

42 1229-1231

Houston Symphony Orchestra.

42 1232-1233

London.

42 1234

NBC Symphony Orchestra.

42 1235

New York Philharmonic.

42 1236

Opera.

42 1237

Philadelphia Orchestra.

42 1238

St. Bartholomew’s, New York, N.Y.

42 1239

St. James, Piccadilly, London.

42 1240

Articles and essays written by Stokowski.

42 1241-1242

Articles about Stokowski.

42 1243

Press releases.

42 1244
Stokowski itineraries, undated.
Note

Dated itineraries are filed in the chronological files, Folders 962-1000.

42 1245

Stokowski family members.

Box Folder

Stokowski biographical sketches.

43 1247-1249

Stokowski 90th birthday celebration.

43 1250-1252

Stokowski house.

43 1253

Stokowski miscellaneous notes.

43 1254-1255

Universal Studios. 100 Men and a Girl.

43 1256

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IV.  Stokowski: A Counterpoint of View.

A.  Completed Manuscript.

Description

Complete typescript submitted to the publisher, with editorial corrections.

Box Folder

Typescript, foreword, chapters 1-33.

44 1257-1270

Typescript, chapters 34-61.

45 1271-1281

Typescript, chapters 62-86.

46 1282-1294

B.  Incomplete Manuscript.

Description

Incomplete copy of the final manuscript, edited by Alan Klots, with index and miscellaneous illustrations.

Box Folder

Typescript, chapters 2-13.

47 1295-1300

Typescript, chapters 26-35a.

47 1301-1304

Index, book.

47 1305-1307

List and index, cassette tapes.

47 1308

Images used as illustrations in book.

47 1309

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V.  Photographs.

Series Description

This series comprises 2 albums of photographic prints used as illustrations for Stokowski: A Counterpoint of View, arranged in the order in which they appeared in the book (roughly, but not exactly, in chronological order). There is an additional small album of photographs not used in the book, of subjects other than Leopold Stokowski.

Box Folder

Photographs used as illustrations in Stokowski: A Counterpoint of View, circa 1886-1952.

48

Photographs used as illustrations in Stokowski: A Counterpoint of View, 1953-1977.

49
Photographs used as illustrations in Stokowski: A Counterpoint of View.
Description

These include a few photographs of individuals and a series of photographs of a luncheon [possibly honoring Shostakovich at the Century Club in New York in June 1973], no identification on photographs. (See Shostakovich correspondence, 13 July 1973).

50

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VI.  Sound Recordings.

Series Description

Oliver Daniel began interviewing for his book in 1976. During 1976 and 1977 he conducted a number of interviews in person; he also conducted a large number of interviews over the phone. In addition, a few individuals taped their own reminiscences of Stokowski and mailed the cassettes to Daniel. Oliver Daniel and his colleague Donald J. Ott also used the tape recorder to take notes immediately following interviews and to dictate correspondence. There are some transcripts of these notes and letters. Finally, Daniel attempted to obtain copies of all interviews that had been conducted with Leopold Stokowski over the years on radio and television, these interviews date from the 1940s to 1977. The sources and dates of the recordings made by Daniel are often not noted on the cassette tapes.

A.  Recorded Interviews.

Description & Arrangement

Copies of taped interviews for patron use on compact disks. Numbered sequentially, 1-252.

Box Folder

CD 001 - CD 028.

51

CD 029 - CD 056.

52

CD 057 - CD 084.

53

CD 085 - CD 112.

54

CD 113 - CD 140.

55

CD 141 - CD 168.

56

CD 169 - CD 196.

57

CD 197 - CD 224.

58

CD 225 - CD 252.

59

B.  Cassette Tapes.

Description

Cassette tapes recorded by Oliver Daniel and others. Not to be used by the public or duplicated. Daniel’s list of these cassettes and a partial index to their contents is located in Folder 1308, Box 47.

Box Folder

Tapes 1-46.

60

Tapes 47-93.

61

Tapes 94-137.

62

Tapes 138-162.

63

Tapes 0.1 - 0.29, and unnumbered tapes A-F.

64

C.  Preservation Copies.

Description

Preservation reel to reel tapes. Sound tape reels, analog, 7 ½ ips, 2 tracks, NAB standard. Tapes recorded November and December 2000. Not to be used.

Box Folder

Tapes 1-10.

65

Tapes 11-20.

66

Tapes 21-30.

67

Tapes 31-40.

68

Tapes 41-50.

69

Tapes 51-60.

70

Tapes 61-70.

71

Tapes 71-80.

72

Tapes 81-90.

73

Tapes 91-100.

74

Tapes 101-110.

75

Tapes 111-120.

76

Tapes 121-130.

77

Tapes 131-140.

78

Tapes 141-150.

79

Tapes 151-160.

80

Tapes 161-170.

81

Tapes 171-180.

82

Tapes 181-190.

83

Tapes 191-200.

84

Tapes 201-210.

85

Tapes 211-220.

86

Tapes 221-230.

87

Tapes 231-240.

88

Tapes 241-250.

89

Tapes 251-252; 7" reel to reel copies of the “Stokowski Story”.

90

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