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Edwin Franko Goldman Collection

Abstract

Title:
Edwin Franko Goldman Collection
Author/Creator:
Goldman, Edwin Franko
Collection number:
76-02-ABA
Size:
18.50 Linear Feet
Bulk dates:
1919-c.1977
Inclusive dates:
1895-c.1977
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Repository:
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
Abstract:

Edwin Franko Goldman (1878-1956), a founder of the American Bandmasters Association and its first president, was a composer, scholar, and prominent conductor. In 1911 he formed his own band which began a summer concert series, later know as the Guggenhiem Memorial Concert Series, in New York City in 1918; this tradition continued under other directors including Goldman's son, Richard Franko Goldman, who led the band from 1956-1979. Goldman championed the performance of neglected band music and gave the American premieres of a number of important works, including commissioned pieces from many contemporary composers including Ottorino Respighi, Percy Grainger, Morton Gould, and Virgil Thomson. The collection contains press-books of clippings, programs, press releases, correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs related to the Goldman Band's annual summer concerts in New York, NY; and correspondence, articles, administrative records, conference programs, committee reports, and memorabilia related to Goldman's tenure as president of the American Bandmasters Association.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

Because of the fragile nature of parts of this collection, please consult the curator regarding access and handling.

Preferred citation:

Edwin Franko Goldman Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1760
Publication rights:

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact the curator for an appointment: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact

Alternate formats:

Pressbooks and correspondance are available on Microfilm.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.A full finding aid is available.