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Katherine Bacon Collection

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Abstract

Title:
Katherine Bacon Collection
Author/Creator:
Bacon, Katherine
Collection number:
0
Size:
4.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1913-1966
Inclusive dates:
1860s-2006
Collection Area:
International Piano Archives at Maryland
Repository:
International Piano Archives at Maryland, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park, MD 20741, Tel: 301.405.9224, Email: godowsky@umd.edu
Abstract:

A pianist and music teacher, Katherine Bacon (1896-1982) performed many solo recitals, chamber ensemble concerts, and concerts with major orchestras around the world, including the New York Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras. Bacon also taught piano at the Chatauqua School of Music in Chatauqua, NY and Mannes College of Music in New York, and she was on the faculty at the Juilliard School. Her husband, Arthur Newstead, gave performances around the world and taught piano at both the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD and at the Juilliard School. The collection consists of 4.00 linear feet of programs, reviews, promotional flyers, correspondence, photographs, articles, legal documents, scores, and manuscripts related to Bacons career, the ensembles she was involved in, and her relationships with her close colleagues, including her student, Saul Braverman, her husband, Arthur Newstead, and her daughter, Joan Newstead.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Katherine Bacon Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Katherine Bacon Summary: Katherine Bacon was born in Chesterfield, England on June 2, 1896. She started studying with the young English pianist, Arthur Newstead at age eleven and married her teacher three days after her graduation from Peabody (1916). Katherine Bacon made her New York Debut in 1920 and played numerous solo recitals, chamber music concerts, and concerts with major orchestras, including New York Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, and Baltimore Symphony. She performed the 32 Beethoven piano sonatas in a series of seven weekly recitals at Aeolian Hall in New York in commemoration of the Beethoven Centenary (1927) and gave a series of four concerts of Franz Schuberts works celebrating his centenary (1928).

Katherine Bacon directed the Piano Department of the Chautauqua School of Music in Chautauqua, New York (1955) and Bacon lectured and performed at universities and colleges throughout the United States as part of the Association of American Colleges Arts Program (1930-1968). Katherine Bacon also taught piano at the Mannes College of Music in New York (1921-1929) and served on the faculty of the Juilliard School (1940-1972). On January 30, 1982, Katherine Bacon died in a New York nursing home.

Katherine Bacon Full History: Katherine Bacon was born in Chesterfield, England on June 2, 1896. Soon after taking a few piano lessons with a family friend at the age of four, she was encouraged to begin regular lessons with a local piano teacher. At age nine she began serious study in piano and harmony with a local professor.

When Katie was eleven, she was taken to a concert of the young English pianist, Arthur Newstead. After the concert she played for him on the concert hall stage, and he praised her talent and musical promise. Shortly thereafter, she began studying with Mr. Newstead, traveling 600 miles a week to London for two weekly lessons.

In 1913, Mr. Newstead was appointed to the Faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, and his young prodigy was not long in following. While at Peabody, Miss Bacon attracted considerable attention by playing a series of five different recital programs in the span of one month. On May 29, 1916, three days following graduation and the completion of her degree at Peabody, Miss Bacon and her teacher were married in Annapolis, Maryland.

The following year, Miss Bacon had a daughter Joan and shortly thereafter Mr. Newstead accepted a teaching position at the Institute of Musical Art (now the Juilliard School) in New York City. For a period of one or two years he commuted back and forth from Baltimore to New York, but eventually the family settled in New York.

After her New York debut on November 19, 1920, Katherine Bacon was regarded as one of the outstanding young pianists of her day. In addition to numerous solo recitals, she appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, and Baltimore Symphony, to name a few, as well as with fine chamber music players.

Outstanding achievements in her career include a 1927 performance of the 32 Beethoven piano sonatas in a series of seven weekly recitals at Aeolian Hall in New York in commemoration of the Beethoven Centenary. The following year, marking the centenary Franz Schubert, she gave a series of four concerts in which she performed all his important piano works. In 1939-40, Miss Bacon repeated the Beethoven cycle at Town Hall in New York as well as at the Juilliard Summer School.

In 1955 Katherine Bacon temporarily directed the Piano Department of the Chautauqua School of Music in Chautauqua, New York. In addition to a full teaching schedule, her responsibilities included two weekly master classes, 13 different recital programs, and an appearance with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.

From 1930 to 1968 Miss Bacon lectured and performed at universities and colleges throughout the United States as part of the Association of American Colleges Arts Program. In the fall of 1966, a far Eastern tour took her to Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong for concerts, radio and television broadcasts, and lecture recitals.

Katherine Bacon taught piano at the Mannes College of Music in New York from 1921 to 1929 and served on the faculty of the Juilliard School from 1940 until her retirement in 1972. In addition, she participated in the Juilliard Summer School program for its 21 years of operation from 1932 to 1952.

On January 30, 1982, Katherine Bacon died in a New York nursing home at the age of 85.

Arthur Newstead Summary: Arthur Newstead was born in London August 4, 1881. After his graduation from the Royal Academy of Music, he was promoted to Professor of that institution at the young age of 21. After two years, Mr. Newstead was forced to resign due to numerous public engagements.

At age 27, Mr. Newstead had already performed in 17 countries, playing more that 200 concerts. He toured the British Isles (1904-1905), and he traversed the Western Hemisphere, starting with South America, then Mexico, and finally the West Indies, and a contract was made to return to Buenos Aires after eleven concerts. Mr. Newstead also toured Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Germany, where he had the opportunity to play before the Royal Family in Sweden three times (1906-1907).

Mr. Newstead joined the piano faculty of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland after his third tour in South America (1913). He and Katie Bacon were married (1916) after she resumed her study with him, and they had a daughter, Joan a year later. Afterwards, Mr. Newstead taught at the Institute of Musical Art (now the Juilliard School) in New York City, where he was on the faculty for 35 years. Arthur Newstead died in his New York City home on April 1, 1952.

Arthur Newstead Full History: Arthur Newstead was born in London August 4, 1881 and studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music under Oscar Beringer and later with Harold Bauer. Months after his graduation from the Royal Academy, his distinction, earned from masterful performances at many academical concerts, promoted him to Professor of that institution at the young age of 21 years. After two years, Mr. Newstead was forced to resign his position due to numerous public engagements following a tremendous success at an orchestral concert in which he played three concertos by Beethoven, Liszt, and Saint Saens.

At the age of 27 years Mr. Newstead had already visited and performed in 17 different countries, playing more that 200 concerts. Mter a tour of the British Isles during 1904-1905, he traversed the Western Hemisphere, starting with South America, then Mexico, and fmally the West Indies. His success in Buenos Aires demanded eleven concerts before the fmal farewell concert and a contract was made to return the following August. A similar success in Mexico City resulted in twelve concerts given during the span of a month at which Mr. Newstead played over 100 works.

During the winter of 1906-1907, Mr. Newstead toured Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Germany at which time he had the opportunity to play before the Royal Family in Sweden three times and was received with high praise. Upon hearing Newstead's performance of one of his own works, the renowned Norwegian composer Edward Grieg was extremely pleased and exclaimed thatMr. Newstead's interpretation of the work coincided very nearly with his own.

At the close of his third tour of South America in 1913, Mr. Newstead was invited to join the piano faculty of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland. Soon thereafter Katie Bacon sailed to America to resume her study with Mr. Newstead. On May 29, 1916, three days after Katie's graduation from Peabody, Arthur Newstead and Katie Bacon were married, and the following year a daughter, Joan, was born.

Next, Mr. Newstead accepted a teaching position at the Institute of Musical Art (now the Juilliard School) in New York City and for a short while he taught both in Baltimore and New York. Finally the family settled permanently in NYC, and Arthur Newstead remained on the Juilliard faculty for 35 years.

Arthur Newstead died in his home in New York City on April 1, 1952.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Katherine Bacon Collection covers the period from the 1860s to 2006; the bulk of the materials date from 1913 to 1966. The collection consists of 4.00 linear feet of programs, reviews, promotional flyers, correspondence, photographs, articles, legal documents, scores, and manuscripts related to Bacons work as a pianist and piano teacher, including her work teaching and performing piano at the Chatauqua School of Music and at the Juilliard School of Music, her performances at Peabody Conservatory of Music, and her work performing the Beethoven and Schubert Sonata Cycle. This collection also contains materials related to Arthur Newstead, Katherine Bacons husband and piano teacher.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of Joan Newstead, Katherine Bacon's daughter, received in December 1990. Additional materials were received in 1991.

Processing Information

Processed by:

This finding aid was prepared by Ileana Posada under the direction of Neil Ratliff.

Processing note:

An item-level inventory of recordings is available on request.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Elizabeth J. Mason, May 2013.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Katherine Bacon Performance Files, 1913-1972, and Undated (1.50 linear feet)

Here are found programs, reviews, and promotional fliers related to specific performances by Katherine Bacon. The files are organized chronologically by performance date and span the period April 2, 1913 through November 6, 1972. This series is located in Box 1 and Box 2.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Baltimore, MD, Arundel Hall Concerts, 1913 series 1box 1folder 1
Baltimore, MD, Peabody Conservatory, 1913 series 1box 1folder 2
Baltimore, MD, Peabody Conservatory Concerts, March 1914-May 1914 series 1box 1folder 3
Chesterfield, England, Corporation Theatre -- Joint recital with tenor Roland Jackson, 9/1914 series 1box 1folder 4
Baltimore, MD, Peabody Conservatory Concerts, 12/1914 series 1box 1folder 5
Baltimore, MD, Peabody Conservatory Recital -- Mozart Concerto in A major and Franck Symphonic Variations, Liszt B minor Sonata, 1/1915 series 1box 1folder 6
Baltimore, MD Concert Reviews, 5/1915 series 1box 1folder 7
Baltimore, MD, Peabody Conservatory -- Exhibition Concert, 5/1915 series 1box 1folder 8
Baltimore, MD Concerts -- Peabody Conservatory Recital, Arundel Hall, Peabody Conservatory Exhibition Concert, Peabody Conservatory Diploma Recital, 1916 series 1box 1folder 9
New York, NY, Institute of Musical Art -- KB among other students -- Two movements from Chopin's Concerto in E minor with the Orchestra of the Institute, 1918 series 1box 1folder 10
Augusta, GA, Grand [Theater] -- Liszt E flat concerto -- Russian Symphony Orchestra of NY, 1/1920 series 1box 1folder 11
New York, Aeolian Hall Concerts, November 1920-December 1920 series 1box 1folder 12
Performances, 1921 series 1box 1folder 13
New York, Aeolian Hall Performances, 1922 series 1box 1folder 14
New York, Town Hall -- Sponsored by American Music Guild, 1/1923 series 1box 1folder 15
New York, Aeolian Hall Performances, 1923 series 1box 1folder 16
Stamford, CONN, Women's Club -- Auditorium Chamber Music appearance with the Lenox String Quartet, 1923 series 1box 1folder 17
New York, Aeolian Hall, 1/1924 series 1box 1folder 18
New York, Washington Square and University Heights Concerts, 4/1924 series 1box 1folder 19
Performances, May 1924-November 1924 series 1box 1folder 20
Performances, 3/1925 series 1box 1folder 21
London, ENGLAND, Wigmore Hall Performances, 9/1925 series 1box 1folder 22
Performances, 11/1925 series 1box 1folder 23
Performances, 1926 series 1box 1folder 24
New York, Steinway Salon -- Beethoven Sonata Cycle Concerts, January 1927-March 1927 series 1box 1folder 25
Performances, March 1927-December 1927 series 1box 1folder 26
Performances, January 1928-March 1928 series 1box 1folder 27
New York, Town Hall -- Schubert Sonata cycle Concerts, 4/1928 series 1box 1folder 28
At the home of Composer Aurelio Giomi -- KB among others performing works by Giomi, 5/1928 series 1box 1folder 29
Chicago, IL, Civic Theatre, 1929 series 1box 1folder 30
Performances, 1930 series 1box 1folder 31
Performances, 1931 series 1box 1folder 32
New York, Town Hall Performances, 1932 series 1box 1folder 33
Dobbs Ferry, NY, The Masters School, 1934 series 1box 1folder 34
Performances, 1936 series 1box 1folder 35
Performances, 1937 series 1box 1folder 36
New York, Town Hall Performances, 1938 series 1box 1folder 37
New York -- The Complete Piano Sonatas of Beethoven Concerts -- Juilliard Summer School, July 1939-August 1939 series 1box 1folder 38
New York, Town Hall -- Beethoven sonatas series concerts, October 1939-November 1939 series 1box 1folder 39
Buckhannon, WV, West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1940s series 1box 2folder 1
Performances, 1940 series 1box 2folder 2
New York, Juilliard Concert Hall -- Chopin Recitals, 1941 series 1box 2folder 3
New York, Juilliard Recital Hall, 2/1942 series 1box 2folder 4
New York, Juilliard Recital Hall -- Bach and Chopin recitals, July 1942-August 1942 series 1box 2folder 5
Columbia, SC, Township Auditorium -- Concerto appearance with the Southern Symphony Orchestra, 1943 series 1box 2folder 6
New York, Juilliard Recital Hall and Summer School Concerts, 1944 series 1box 2folder 7
Performances, 2/1945 series 1box 2folder 8
New York, Juilliard Concert Hall -- Juilliard Summer School Concerts, July 1945-August 1945 series 1box 2folder 9
New York, Town Hall, 11/1945 series 1box 2folder 10
Performances, 1946 series 1box 2folder 11
New York, Juilliard Concert Hall -- Juilliard Summer School Concerts, July 1947-August 1947 series 1box 2folder 12
Performances, October 1947-November 1947 series 1box 2folder 13
AACAP Announcement of Visitors -- Brochure, 1948-1949 series 1box 2folder 14
Performances, 1948 series 1box 2folder 15
Performances, 1949 series 1box 2folder 16
Athens, OH, Ohio University, 1950s series 1box 2folder 17
Performances, 1950 series 1box 2folder 18
Performances, 1951 series 1box 2folder 19
Greenville, SC, Furman University Review, 1942 series 1box 2folder 20
New York, Juilliard Concert Hall -- Juilliard Summer School, 1952 series 1box 2folder 21
Performances, 1954 series 1box 2folder 22
Performances, January 1955/February 1955 series 1box 2folder 23
Wichita, KANSAS, University of Wichita -- Three day clinic, 2/1955 series 1box 2folder 24
Chautauqua, NY Concerts, July 1955-August 1955 series 1box 2folder 25
Performances, July 1955-December 1955 series 1box 2folder 26
Performances, 1956 series 1box 2folder 27
Performances, 1957 series 1box 2folder 28
Performances, 1959 series 1box 2folder 29
Deland, FLA, Stetson University, 1960s series 1box 2folder 30
Spartanburg, SC, Converse College, 1960 series 1box 2folder 31
Performances, 1961 series 1box 2folder 32
New York, Juilliard Recital Hall, 1962 series 1box 2folder 33
Performances, February 1963-July 1963 series 1box 2folder 34
Des Moines, IOWA, Drake University, 7/1963 series 1box 2folder 35
Sinsinawa, WI, Saint Clara Convent, 7/1963 series 1box 2folder 36
Performances, 1964 series 1box 2folder 37
Performances, 1965 series 1box 2folder 38
Performances, 1966 series 1box 2folder 39
Newark, NJ -- Historical Society Building -- Master Class only, 1967 series 1box 2folder 40
Performances, 1968 series 1box 2folder 41
Performances, 1969 series 1box 2folder 42
Chautauqua, NY -- Benefit recital for Ernest Hutcheson Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1971 series 1box 2folder 43
Performances, 1972 series 1box 2folder 44
Nantucket, MASS Performances, Undated series 1box 2folder 45

Series 2: Katherine Bacon Correspondence Files, Undated (null)

This collection of 19 letters is divided into four categories: A. Letters to Katherine Bacon from her students; B. Letters from Arthur Newstead; C. Letters to Joan Newstead upon KB's death; D. Miscellaneous letters.

Subseries 2.1: Letters to KB from Students, Undated

This subseries contains two letters to Katherine Bacon from her students.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Letters to KB from Students, Undatedseries 2.1box 3folder 1

Subseries 2.2: Letters from Arthur Newstead, Undated

This subseries contains four letters from Arthur Newstead to Katherine Bacon and to Mr. Saxon.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Letters from Arthur Newstead -- to Katherine Bacon, Undatedseries 2.2box 3folder 2
Letters from Arthur Newstead -- to Mr. Saxon, Undatedseries 2.2box 3folder 3

Subseries 2.3: Condolence letters to Joan Newstead, Undated

This subseries contains six condolence letters to Joan Newstead after Katherine Bacons death. Letters in this subseries are arranged alphabetically by last name.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Letters to Joan Newstead, Undatedseries 2.3box 3folder 4

Subseries 2.4: Miscellaneous, Undated

This subseries contains miscellaneous letters to, from, and about Katherine Bacon, including letters to alumni of the Juilliard School of Music, from the president of the Music Education League, Inc., and from the conductor of the Jupiter Symphony.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Miscellaneous, Undatedseries 2.4box 3folder 5

Series 3: Katherine Bacon Photographs, 1860s-1971 (null)

This series contains 62 photographs. and is divided into 10 subseries: 1) KB Formal Portraits, 2) KB Childhood Photos, 3) KB Snapshots, 4) KB with Arthur Newstead, 5) KB with Joan Newstead, 6) KB with Colleagues, 7) KB with Students, 8) Students of KB, 9) Trip to the Orient, 1966, and 10) Miscellaneous Photographs. This series is located in Box 3.

Subseries 3.1: KB Formal Portraits, 1914-1960s

This subseries contains formal portraits of Katie Bacon.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
KB Formal Portraits, 1914-1960sseries 3.1box 3folder 6

Subseries 3.2: KB Childhood Photographs, 1908-1911

This subseries contains photographs of Katie Bacons childhood.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
KB Childhood Photographs, 1908-1911series 3.2box 3folder 7

Subseries 3.3: KB Snapshots, 1926-1955

This subseries contains snapshots of Katie Bacon.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
KB Snapshots, 1926-1955series 3.3box 3folder 8

Subseries 3.4: KB with Arthur Newstead, 1940s

This subseries contains photographs of Katie Bacon with her husband, Arthur Newstead.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
KB with Arthur Newstead, 1940sseries 3.4box 3folder 9

Subseries 3.5: KB with Joan Newstead, 1950s-1960s

This subseries contains photographs of Katie Bacon with her daughter, Joan Newstead.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
KB with Joan Newstead, 1950s-1960sseries 3.5box 3folder 10

Subseries 3.6: KB with Colleagues, 1961-1971

This subseries contains photographs of Katie Bacon with her music colleagues.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
KB with Colleagues, 1961-1971series 3.6box 3folder 11

Subseries 3.7: KB with Students, 1950s-1960s

This subseries contains photographs of Katie Bacon with her students.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
KB with Students, 1950s-1960sseries 3.7box 3folder 12

Subseries 3.8: Students of KB, 1957-1965

This subseries contains photographs of Katie Bacons students without Katie, including Bob Hungerford and Annette Kaplan.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Students of KB, 1957-1965series 3.8box 3folder 13

Subseries 3.9: Trip to the Orient, 1966

This subseries contains photographs of Katie Bacons trips to Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Taiwan, 1966series 3.9box 3folder 14
Japan, 1966series 3.9box 3folder 15
Korea, 1966series 3.9box 3folder 16
Hong Kong, 1966series 3.9box 3folder 17

Subseries 3.10: Miscellaneous, 1860s-1961

This subseries contains miscellaneous photographs relating to Katie Bacon, including a photograph with inscriptions to Katie, photographs of Katies family, and a photograph of the Phillippine Mayflower Festival.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Miscellaneous, 1860s-1961series 3.10box 3folder 18

Series 4: Recordings, 1951-1955 (null)

This series contains recordings of four of Katherine Bacon's concerts dated July 12, 1951, July 7, 1952, July 1955, and February 4, 1955. The recordings are divided into three categories --acetate discs, seven inch reel-to-reel tapes, and cassette tapes-- and subdivided by concert date. An additional cassette recording of a practice session in Katherine Bacon's home is also included.

Subseries 4.1: Acetate Disks, 1951-1955

This subseries contains acetate disks of Katherine Bacons concerts at the Juilliard School and in Chautauqua, NY.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Acetate Disks -- Ten acetate disks, 1951-1955series 4.1box 4folder 1

Subseries 4.2: 7-Inch Reel-to-Reel Tapes, 1951-1955

This subseries contains 7-inch reel-to-reel tapes of Katherine Bacons Juilliard concerts.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
7-Inch Reel-to-Reel Tapes -- Seven reel-to-reel tapes, 1951-1955series 4.2box 4folder 2

Subseries 4.3: Cassette Tapes, 1951-1955

This subseries contains cassette tapes of Katherine Bacons performances at Juilliard, at home, and in Chautauqua, NY.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Cassette Tapes -- Six cassette tapes, 1951-1955series 4.3box 4folder 3
Reel #1--Juilliard Summer School--Franck: Prelude, Fugue, & Variations, Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 31. #2, 7/17/1952series 4.3box 4folder 3item 1.0

Series 5: Katherine Bacon Subject Files, 1912-1979, and Undated (null)

This series consists of material related to Katherine Bacon as a professional musician, a concert pianist, and a person. This series is located in Box 3.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Publicity Fliers, 1912-1939, and Undated series 5box 3folder 19
Memorials and obituaries, Undated series 5box 3folder 20
Legal Documents, Undated series 5box 3folder 21
Biographical Articles, Circa 1925-1972 series 5box 3folder 22
KB's Own Words, 1924-1966 series 5box 3folder 23
1967 Peabody Distinction Award, 1967 series 5box 3folder 24
KB as guest speaker at the Music Educators Association of New Jersey Annual Dinner, 1971 series 5box 3folder 25
KB as Jurist, Post-1954-1965 series 5box 3folder 26
KB as Music Guild member, 1956 series 5box 3folder 27
Tributes to KB and the Newsteads, Undated series 5box 3folder 28

Series 6: Arthur Newstead Performance Files, 1908-1937 (null)

This series comprises 81 entries related to Arthur Newstead's performances that include programs and publicity materials arranged chronologically by performance date. The materials are located in Box 3.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Autumn Tour Performances -- England -- Thirty-nine performances, 1908 series 6box 3folder 29
London, ENGLAND, Bechstein Hall, 1909 series 6box 3folder 30
Autumn tour Performances -- England -- Twenty-three performances, 1910 series 6box 3folder 31
Baltimore, MD, Peabody Conservatory, 1913 series 6box 3folder 32
Baltimore, MD, Goucher College -- Chopin recitals, February 1914-March 1914 series 6box 3folder 33
Bromley, ENGLAND, Grand Hall, 9/1914 series 6box 3folder 34
Baltimore, MD, Peabody Conservatory Performances, 1917-1918 series 6box 3folder 35
Baltimore, MD, Peabody Conservatory Performances, 1915 series 6box 3folder 35
New York, Institute of Musical Art, 1919 series 6box 3folder 36
Philadelphia, PA, New Century Hall -- Chamber Music appearances with Henry Such and Percy Such under the name of the Such Trio, 1920 series 6box 3folder 37
New York. Juilliard Summer School Performances, 1936-1937 series 6box 3folder 38

Series 7: Arthur Newstead Correspondence Files, 1913-1990, and Undated (null)

This series contains two letters relating to Arthur Newstead located in Box 3.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Harold Randolph -- Director of Peabody Conservatory, 1913 series 7box 3folder 39
Joan Slater -- Librarian of the Royal Academy of Music -- to Joan Newstead, 1990 series 7box 3folder 40

Series 8: Arthur Newstead Photographs, 1860s-1949 (null)

This series comprises eight photographs and is divided into two subseries: 1) Formal Portraits, and 2) Miscellaneous Photographs. This series is located in box 3.

Subseries 8.1: Formal Portraits, 1906-1920

This subseries contains formal portraits of Arthur Newstead.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Formal Portraits, 1906-1921series 8.1box 3folder 41

Subseries 8.2: Miscellaneous Photographs, 1860s-1949

This subseries contains miscellaneous photographs relating to Arthur Newstead, including photographs of Newsteads mother, his sister, and his students.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Miscellaneous Photographs, 1860s-1949series 8.2box 3folder 42

Series 9: Arthur Newstead Subject Files, Post-1907-1925, and Undated (null)

Here is found material relating to Arthur Newstead as a pianist, teacher and person. This series is located in Box 3.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Publicity, Post-1907 series 9box 3folder 43
Biographical Articles, 1908, and Undated series 9box 3folder 44
Obituary, Undated series 9box 3folder 45
Legal Documents, Undated series 9box 3folder 46

Series 10: Miscellaneous Materials, 1890-1927, and Undated (null)

This series contains miscellaneous materials related to Katherine Bacon and Arthur Newstead, including books about theory, counterpoint, and piano lessons, framed photographs, and a copper box.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Books, 1890-1927, and Undated series 10box 4folder 4
Blank notebook, Undated series 10box 4folder 4item 1.0
Exercises in Harmony and Composition, by Frederick Corder, 1891 series 10box 4folder 4item 2.0
A.B.C. of Musical Theory, by Dunstan--Inscription to Katie Bacon inside, 12/7/1908 series 10box 4folder 4item 3.0
The Principles of Pianoforte Practice, By James Friskin--Inscription to Katie Bacon inside, 1921 series 10box 4folder 4item 4.0
Additional Exercises to Counterpoint: Strict and Free, By Ebenezer Prout--Inscribed to Arthur Newstead, 1890 series 10box 4folder 4item 5.0
Ludwig Bussler: Elementary Harmony, Inscribed to Katie Bacon 11/8/1913, 1891 series 10box 4folder 4item 6.0
Columbia Notebook: Arthur Newstead Instruction Notebook for Katherine Bacon in preparation for the 32 Sonatas of Beethoven Cycles Performance in New York, 1927 series 10box 4folder 4item 7.0
Memorabilia, Undated series 10box 4folder 5
Circular photograph of Katherine Bacon, Undated series 10box 4folder 5item 1.0
Small, square, black-and-white photograph of Arthur Newstead outside a building, Undated series 10box 4folder 5item 2.0
Blank, copper box, Undated series 10box 4folder 5item 3.0

Series 11: Supplementary Materials, Circa 1905-2006, and Undated (null)

This series contains additions to the collection pertaining to Katherine Bacon, Arthur Newstead, and Joan Newstead, including performance files, biographical materials, photographs, scores, and notes on piano technique.

Subseries 11.1: Katherine Bacon, Circa 1905-2006, and Undated

This subseries contains 1991 additions to the collection pertaining to Katherine Bacon, including publicity materials, biographical materials, photographs, correspondence, performance files, and lists.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Biographical, Undatedseries 11.1box 5folder 1
Performance Files, 1913-1980series 11.1box 5folder 2
Publicity, Undatedseries 11.1box 5folder 3
Correspondence, 1963-1966, and Undatedseries 11.1box 5folder 4
Photos -- Bacon, Undatedseries 11.1box 5folder 5
Photos -- Bacon, Arthur, and Joan Newstead, Undatedseries 11.1box 5folder 6
Photos -- Bacon/Juilliard Faculty, Bacon/Juilliard Students, Undatedseries 11.1box 5folder 7
Photos -- Miscellaneous, Unidentified, Undatedseries 11.1box 5folder 8
Recordings -- Concerning Piano Rolls, Undatedseries 11.1box 5folder 9
Articles/Programs -- Miscellaneous, Undatedseries 11.1box 5folder 10
Miscellaneous, Circa 1905-2006, and Undatedseries 11.1box 5folder 11

Subseries 11.2: Arthur Newstead, 1916-Circa 1948, and Undated

This subseries contains 1991 additions to the collection pertaining to Arthur Newstead, including his performance files, biographical materials, photographs, programs of student recitals, and notebooks on piano technique.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Greeting card -- "A Gift for You", Circa 1948series 11.2box 6folder 1
Arthur Newstead -- Performance/Biographical, Undatedseries 11.2box 6folder 2
Arthur Newstead -- Photos, Undatedseries 11.2box 6folder 3
Arthur Newstead -- Student Recitals, 1916-1918series 11.2box 6folder 4
Arthur Newstead -- Notebooks on Piano Technique, Undatedseries 11.2box 6folder 5

Subseries 11.3: Joan Newstead, 1933-1995, and Undated

This subseries contains 1991 additions to the collection pertaining to Joan Newstead, including her schooling at Ossining School, Barrington School, the Juilliard School, and Furman University.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Joan Newstead -- Ossining School, Undatedseries 11.3box 6folder 6
Joan Newstead -- Barrington School, Undatedseries 11.3box 6folder 7
Joan Newstead -- Juilliard, Undatedseries 11.3box 6folder 8
Joan Newstead -- Furman University, 1942-1943series 11.3box 6folder 9
Joan Newstead -- Miscellaneous, 1933-1995, and Undatedseries 11.3box 6folder 10

Subseries 11.4: Miscellaneous Additions, 1992, and Undated

This subseries contains miscellaneous 1991 additions to the Katherine Bacon collection, including published scores, snapshots, a tribute to pianist Alice Wilkinson, manuscripts of scores, and notes on piano technique.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Miscellaneous Additions to K. Bacon Collection, Undatedseries 11.4box 7folder 1
Notes and Score Manuscripts, 1992, and Undatedseries 11.4box 7folder 2

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