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Edwin Franko Goldman Collection

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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.

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.

Historical Note

Edwin Franko Goldman (1878-1956), a founder of the American Bandmasters Association, was born in Louisville, Kentucky on 1 January 1878. Taken to New York to study music, he was eventually enrolled at the National Conservatory where he studied cornet and was a composition student of Antonín Dvoƙák. From 1899 to 1909 Goldman was solo cornetist with the Metropolitan Opera orchestra. In 1911 he formed his own band which began a summer concert series in New York City in 1918 and was later renamed the Guggenheim Memorial Concert Series; this tradition continued under other directors including Goldman's son, Richard Franko Goldman, who led the band from 1956-1979. The band ceased operations in 2005.

Goldman championed the performance of neglected band music and gave the American premieres of a number of important works, including Berlioz's Symphonie funebre et triomphale. Goldman believed strongly in the need for new music to enrich the repertoire of the band, and commissioned many contemporary composers including Ottorino Respighi, Percy Grainger, Morton Gould, and Virgil Thomson to write for the medium. He composed over one-hundred marches including On the Mall (1923), and wrote several books, including The Goldman Band System (1935).

In addition to being a founder, Goldman was the American Bandmasters Association's first president, and second honorary life president. He died on 21 February 1956 in New York, leaving behind an unpublished autobiography, Facing the Music, the manuscript of which is in the Library of Congress.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Edwin Franco Goldman Collection covers the period from 1895 to c.1977; the bulk of the materials date from 1919 to c.1977. 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.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The bulk of this collection was given to the ABA Research Center by Edwin Franko Goldman's son, Richard Franko Goldman on 13 August 1975.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Bradley Mariska, September 2003. Revised by Colleen McKnight, August 2007

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Colleen McKnight, April 2007.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Pressbooks, 1895-1955 (11.50 Linear Feet)

This series contains twenty-one pressbooks and loose pressbook pages and clippings collected by Goldman detailing his career. The pressbooks contain newspaper and magazine clippings, programs, concert announcement, and pedagogy articles. A scrapbook from the dedication of the Goldman Room at the University of Michigan in 1954 is also included. All pressbooks, except the University of Michigan scrapbook, are available on microfilm.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Pressbook, 1895-1912 series 1box 1folder 1
Pressbook [includes pedagogy articles], 1909-1919 series 1box 2folder 1
Pressbook, 1913-1916 series 1box 3folder 1
Pressbook, 1918 series 1box 4folder 1
Pressbook, 1919 series 1box 5folder 1
Pressbook, 1919-1922 series 1box 6folder 1
Pressbook, 1922-1923 series 1box 7folder 1
Pressbook, 1923-1924 series 1box 8folder 1
Pressbook, 1926-1936 series 1box 9folder 1
Pressbook, 1927-1928 series 1box 10folder 1
Pressbook, 1925-1926 series 1box 11folder 1
Pressbook, 1926-1927 series 1box 12folder 1
Pressbook, 1928 series 1box 13folder 1
Pressbook, 1937-1938 series 1box 14folder 1
Pressbook, 1938-1939 series 1box 15folder 1
Pressbook, 1940-1942 series 1box 16folder 1
Pressbook, 1942-1946 series 1box 17folder 1
Pressbook, 1946-1949 series 1box 18folder 1
Pressbook, 1950-1952 series 1box 19folder 1
Pressbook, 1952-1954 series 1box 20folder 1
Pressbook and miscellaneous loose Pressbook pages from various years, 1954-1955 series 1box 21folder 1
Pressbook, University of Michigan, 1954 series 1box 22folder 1
Pressbook, Xeroxed Loose Clippings, c.1927-1956 series 1box 23folder 1
Collected Loose Clippings, 1933-1950 series 1box 23folder 2

Series 2: Programs, 1919-1977 (5.00 Linear Feet)

This series contains program books and loose programs for Goldman Band concerts (also named the New York Military Band). It has been divided into two subseries.

Subseries 2.1: Other Concerts, 1917-1948 (1 Folder)

Contains programs for concerts other than the Goldman and Guggenheim Memorial Summer Concerts.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Other Concert Programs, 1917-1948series 2.1box 23folder 3
Carnegie Hall Program, 1948series 2.1box 23folder 3item 1.0
League of Composers, Goldman 70th Birthday Concert, 1948series 2.1box 23folder 3item 2.0
Dana's Musical Institute Alumni concert Band, Goldman guest conductor, c.1936series 2.1box 23folder 3item 3.0
"The Bohemians" New York Musicians' Club Tenth Season Review, Goldman billed as impersonating John Philip Sousa, May 1917series 2.1box 23folder 3item 4.0

Subseries 2.2: Guggenheim Memorial/Goldman Band Summer Concerts, 1919-1977 (5.00 Linear Feet)

This series contains program books and loose programs from the Goldman Band summer concerts (also known as the Daniel Guggenheim Memorial Concerts) performed at Columbia University, New York Central Park, and New York University. The books contain extensive program notes, and a few band member lists.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
2nd Season Program Book, 1919series 2.2box 24folder 1
3rd Season Program Book, 1920series 2.2box 24folder 2
4th Season Program Book, 1921series 2.2box 24folder 3
5th Season Program Book, 1922series 2.2box 24folder 4
6th Season Program Book, 1923series 2.2box 24folder 5
7th Season Program Book, 1924series 2.2box 24folder 6
8th Season Program Book, 1925series 2.2box 25folder 1
9th Season Program Book, 1926series 2.2box 25folder 2
10th Season Program Book, 1927series 2.2box 25folder 3
11th Season Program Book, 1928series 2.2box 25folder 4
12th Season Program Book, 1929series 2.2box 25folder 5
13th Season Program Book, 1930series 2.2box 25folder 6
14th Season Program Book, 1931series 2.2box 25folder 7
15th Season Program Book, 1932series 2.2box 25folder 8
16th Season Program Book, 1933series 2.2box 26folder 1
17th Season Program Book, 1934series 2.2box 26folder 2
18th Season Program Book, 1935series 2.2box 26folder 3
19th Season Program Book, 1936series 2.2box 26folder 4
20th Season Program Book, 1937series 2.2box 26folder 5
21st Season Program Book, 1938series 2.2box 26folder 6
22nd Season Program Book, 1939series 2.2box 26folder 7
23rd Season Program Book, 1940series 2.2box 26folder 8
24th Season Program Book, 1941series 2.2box 26folder 9
25th Season Program Book, 1942series 2.2box 27folder 1
26th Season Program Book, 1943series 2.2box 27folder 2
27th Season Program Book, 1944series 2.2box 27folder 3
28th Season Program Book, 1945series 2.2box 27folder 4
29th Season Program Book, 1946series 2.2box 27folder 5
30th Season Program Book, 1947series 2.2box 27folder 6
31st Season Program Book, 1948series 2.2box 27folder 7
32nd Season Program Book, 1949series 2.2box 27folder 8
32nd Season Program Book, 1949series 2.2box 28folder 1
33rd Season Program Book, 1950series 2.2box 28folder 2
34th Season Program Book, 1951series 2.2box 28folder 3
35th Season Program Book, 1952series 2.2box 28folder 4
36th Season Program Book, 1953series 2.2box 28folder 5
36th Season Program Book, 1953series 2.2box 29folder 1
37th Season Program Book, 1954series 2.2box 29folder 2
38th Season Program Book, 1955series 2.2box 29folder 3
39th Season Program Book, 1956series 2.2box 29folder 4
40th Season Program Book, 1957series 2.2box 29folder 5
41st Season Program Book, 1958series 2.2box 29folder 6
42nd Season Program Book, 1959series 2.2box 30folder 1
43rd Season Program Book, 1960series 2.2box 30folder 2
44th Season Program Book, 1961series 2.2box 30folder 3
45th Season Program Book, 1962series 2.2box 30folder 4
46th Season Program Book, 1963series 2.2box 30folder 5
47th Season Program Book, 1964series 2.2box 30folder 6
48th Season Program Book, 1965series 2.2box 31folder 1
49th Season Program Book, 1966series 2.2box 31folder 2
50th Season Program Book, 1967series 2.2box 31folder 3
51st Season Program Book, 1968series 2.2box 31folder 4
52nd Season Program Book, 1969series 2.2box 31folder 5
53rd Season Program Book, 1970series 2.2box 32folder 1
54th Season Programs [originals and Xeroxes], 1971series 2.2box 32folder 2
55th Season Programs [originals and Xeroxes], 1972series 2.2box 32folder 3
56th Season Programs [originals and Xeroxes], 1973series 2.2box 32folder 4
57th Season Program Book, 1974series 2.2box 33folder 1
57th Season Programs [originals and Xeroxes], 1974series 2.2box 33folder 2
58th Season Programs [originals and Xeroxes], 1975series 2.2box 33folder 3
59th Season Programs [originals and Xeroxes], 1976series 2.2box 33folder 4
60th Season Program, 25th Concert, July 24, 1977series 2.2box 33folder 5

Series 3: Published Scores, c.1933-c.1974 (1 Folder)

This series contains music published by Goldman. The majority of the items are reference scores and a few score catalogs.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Published Music -- Contents: Reference scores of Goldman Marches and two catalog reference scores listing various Goldman works, c.1933-c.1974 series 3box 34folder 1

Series 4: Articles and Addresses, 1931-1977 (2 Folders)

This series contains articles and address written by and about Goldman.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Professional Address and Writings by E.F. Goldman, 1931-1948 series 4box 34folder 2
Articles about E.F. Goldman and/or the Goldman Band, 1942-1977 series 4box 34folder 3

Series 5: Press Releases, Brochures, and Souvenir Programs, c.1927-1984 (2 Folders)

This series consists mainly of press releases from the Guggenheim Foundation about the Guggenheim Memorial Concerts, brochures for Goldman publication and concerts, souvenir Goldman Band programs, and non-Goldman related brochures collected by Goldman.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Press Releases -- Contents: Press releases from the Guggenheim Foundation regarding concerts, a Goldman Band History and Background, and press releases issued by the Goldman Band, 1963-1984 series 5box 34folder 4
Brochures and Souvenir Programs -- Contents: Brochures for Goldman's Publication and concerts, souvenir programs from Goldman Band Concerts, and non-Goldman related brochures collected by Goldman, c.1927-1958 series 5box 34folder 5

Series 6: American Bandmaster Association, 1930-1936 (0.25 Linear Feet)

This series contains materials related to Goldman's ABA activities such as brochures, reports, and speeches (including Goldman's keynote addresses) for the 1930, 1931, 1932, and 1936 conventions; and other materials collected by Goldman, such as reports and member listings for various committees, a draft with corrections of the ABA constitution and by-laws, early member listings, and numerous typewritten articles by ABA members.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
ABA 1930 Convention, c.1930 series 6box 34folder 6
ABA 1931 Convention, c.1931 series 6box 34folder 7
ABA 1932 Convention, c.1932 series 6box 34folder 8
ABA 1936 Convention, c.1936 series 6box 34folder 9
ABA materials collected by Goldman -- Contents: Reports and member listings for various committees, draft with corrections of the ABA constitution and by-laws, early member listing, and numerous typewritten articles by ABA members, undated series 6box 34folder 10

Series 7: Correspondence, 1920-1973 (0.50 Linear Feet)

This series includes professional and personal letters written and received by Goldman and his family. Including letters from Herbert Clarke, Henry Fillmore, Victor Grabel, Percy Grainger, Karl King, and Arthur Pryor. The series has been organized alphabetically by last name of correspondent.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Correspondence A-F, 1930-1933, 1973 series 7box 35folder 1
Alley, H.R., 1931 series 7box 35folder 1item 1.0
Antrim, Doron K., 1930 series 7box 35folder 1item 2.0
Benter, Charles, 1930 series 7box 35folder 1item 3.0
Boyer, J.F., 1930 series 7box 35folder 1item 4.0
Brandenburg, Arthur, 1973 series 7box 35folder 1item 5.0
Branson, Taylor, 1930-1932 series 7box 35folder 1item 6.0
Buys, Peter, 1930 series 7box 35folder 1item 7.0
Clarke, Herbert, 1933 series 7box 35folder 1item 8.0
Fillmore, Henry, 1930 series 7box 35folder 1item 9.0
Frey, George, 1930 series 7box 35folder 1item 10.0
Correspondence G [minus Victor Grabel], 1930-c.1964 series 7box 35folder 2
Gagnier, J.J., 1930 series 7box 35folder 2item 1.0
Galaxy Music Corporation, c.1964 series 7box 35folder 2item 2.0
Gans, Isaac, 1932 series 7box 35folder 2item 3.0
Gault, George, 1932 series 7box 35folder 2item 4.0
Goldman, E.F., 1933-1953 series 7box 35folder 2item 5.0
Goldman Family, 1952-1955 series 7box 35folder 2item 6.0
Grainger, Percy--SEE ALSO RELATED MATERIALS, 1931 series 7box 35folder 2item 7.0
Victor Grabel Correspondence [Folder 1 of 2], 1928-1929 series 7box 35folder 3
Victor Grabel Correspondence [Folder 2 of 2], 1932 series 7box 35folder 4
Correspondence H-K, 1920-1950 series 7box 35folder 5
Harrison, L.K., 1932 series 7box 35folder 5item 1.0
Hawkes, Ralph, 1932 series 7box 35folder 5item 2.0
Herbert, Victor, 1920 series 7box 35folder 5item 3.0
Hernandez, Ramon, 1932 series 7box 35folder 5item 4.0
Hicks, Charles [see also Woelber, Henry correspondence], 1950 series 7box 35folder 5item 5.0
Ke____ey, J.T., 1930 series 7box 35folder 5item 6.0
Keefer, F.R., 1932 series 7box 35folder 5item 7.0
King, Karl, 1929-1930 series 7box 35folder 5item 8.0
Correspondence M-W, 1929-1955 series 7box 35folder 6
Manelli, Charles, 1951-1955 series 7box 35folder 6item 1.0
McFee, William E., 1930 series 7box 35folder 6item 2.0
O'Neill, Charles, 1929-1932 series 7box 35folder 6item 3.0
Pryor, Arthur, 1933 series 7box 35folder 6item 4.0
Shinkman, Karl, 1930 series 7box 35folder 6item 5.0
Simon, Frank, c.1937 series 7box 35folder 6item 6.0
Spencer, Shirley (handwriting analyst), 1930 series 7box 35folder 6item 7.0
Stannard, William, 1932 series 7box 35folder 6item 8.0
Stewart, William, 1933 series 7box 35folder 6item 9.0
Treloar, Sam, 1930 series 7box 35folder 6item 10.0
Tompkins, M.E., 1932 series 7box 35folder 6item 11.0
Vogel, A., 1931-1933 series 7box 35folder 6item 12.0
Woelber, Henry [see also Hicks, Charles correspondence], 1950 series 7box 35folder 6item 13.0
Third Party Letters, 1931 series 7box 35folder 7

Series 8: Memorabilia, 1920-c.1953 (0.50 Linear Feet)

This series contains memorabilia related to Goldman's career and collected by Goldman and his family. Items include a certificate commemorating the 2,000th Goldman Band concert; a cassette tape recording entitled "Edwin Franko Goldman Slide-Tape Master"; a 1920 Goldman Band personnel listing; the 1938 to 1940 collected volumes of The Musical Quarterly from E.F. Goldman's Library complete with Goldman's Bookplate; and other miscellaneous items.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Certificate commemorating 2,000th Goldman Band concert, c.1953 series 8box 35folder 8
Cassette tape recording - "Edwin Franko Goldman Slide-Tape Master", undated series 8box 35folder 9
1920 Goldman Band Personnel listing and Misc. items, 1920 & undated series 8box 35folder 10
The Musical Quarterly with Goldman Bookplate, 1938 series 8box 36folder 1
The Musical Quarterly with Goldman Bookplate, 1939 series 8box 36folder 2
The Musical Quarterly with Goldman Bookplate, 1940 series 8box 36folder 3

Series 9: Photographs, c.1918-1955 (0.50 Linear Feet)

This series contains professional portraits of Goldman and photos of him conducting, photos of the Goldman Band in concert, and other miscellaneous photos including Goldman shaking hands with John Philip Sousa and at the 1936 ABA convention.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Xerox copies of photographs, c.1918-1955 series 9box 37folder 1
Goldman in uniform, portraits -- Contents: 3 portraits, 2 portraits from the same photographer, 1 full length shot of older Goldman standing, undated series 9box 37folder 2
Goldman Portraits [unknown photographer], c.1918 series 9box 37folder 3
Goldman Portraits [credited to Apeda photography], c.1930 series 9box 37folder 4
Older Goldman Portraits [credited to Apeda photography], undated series 9box 37folder 5
Goldman Portraits [various photographers] -- Contents: 6 formal portraits, c.1930-c.1940s series 9box 37folder 6
Hand sketched Goldman Portraits [autographed], undated series 9box 37folder 7
Older Goldman conducting rehearsal, undated series 9box 37folder 8
Older Goldman conducting [John Wolbarst, photographer], undated series 9box 37folder 9
Goldman conducting [various photographers] -- Contents: 3 conducting portraits, undated series 9box 37folder 10
Goldman Band Photos, 1939 & undated series 9box 37folder 11
Goldman and Sousa shaking hands, 1928 series 9box 37folder 12
ABA Convention group photo, 1936 series 9box 37folder 13
Goldman and Arthur Brandenburg -- Contents: Photos from Goldman guest conducting the Elizabeth Recreation Concert Band, 1954 series 9box 37folder 14
Goldman Room Dedication, U of Mich., 1954 series 9box 37folder 15
Dinner for Goldman in Long Beach, CA, group shot, 1955 series 9box 37folder 16
E.F. Goldman (elderly) with his son, Richard, undated series 9box 37folder 17
Autographed Goldman photos -- Contents: 4 photographs, 1930-1949 series 9box 37folder 18

Related Material

This collection is part of the American Bandmasters Association Research Center; related collections include the Victor Zajec Papers and the American Bandmasters Association Archives

Additional correspondence from Percy Grainger to Goldman dated 1940-1941 is available in the Lowens Manuscript Collection-- Fireproof Cabinet #2, Drawer #3, Box: Oversize MSS A-K

Manuscript of E.F. Goldman's upublished autobiography, Facing the Music and Richard Franko Goldman Collection, The Library of Congress, Music Division (Performing Arts Reading Room)

Edwin Franko Goldman Autograph Collection, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

The Goldman Band Performance Library, University of Iowa Bands

Richard Franko Goldman Collection, Peabody Conservatory of Music

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.

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