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James Felton Papers

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/19428

Abstract

Title:
James Felton Papers
Author/Creator:
Felton, James
Collection number:
03-87-Felton
Size:
6.75 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1968-1971
Inclusive dates:
1916-1971
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:

James B. Felton (October 9, 1927-October 12, 1999), a Philadelphia-based music critic and composer, gathered the material in this collection in anticipation of a biography of Leopold Stokowski, which he did not complete. This collection covers the period of 1916 to 1971, with the bulk of the materials from 1968 to 1971. It primarily consists of photocopies of newspaper articles, certificates, and correspondence relating to Stokowski. The notebooks contain abstracts of recorded interviews with musicians and various individuals who worked with Stokowski.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

James Felton Papers, 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. Please make an appointment with the curator: Vincent J. Novara Tel: 301-314-7614, Email: vnovara@umd.edu

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

James Felton was a Philadelphia-based music critic for the Philadelphia Bulletin and a correspondent with Musical America. In addition, Felton was a composer of musical pieces like The Stranger (1951); Piano Sonata (1965); Homage To The Six (for two pianos, 1973; and orchestrated, 1975); Three Moods (piano suite, 1972); and Piano Variations (1977). Born on October 9, 1927, Felton was a graduate of Gettysburg College and also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He died on October 12, 1999.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The James Felton Collections covers the period of 1916 to 1971, with the bulk of the materials from 1968 to 1971. The collection is arranged in alphabetical sequence. The materials are largely photocopies of newspaper articles, certificates and correspondence relating to Leopold Stokowski. The notebooks contain abstracts of recorded interviews with musicians and various individuals who worked with Stokowski. Among Feltons correspondents are: Saul Caston; Sylvan Levin; Philip Kahagan; Manvel Zegler; John Orlando Northcutt; Henry Koster; Rafael Fliegel; Henry Schmidt; Lucien Caillet; Benjamin Kahon; Dane Rudhyar; Harvey Glantz; and Mimine Salzedo.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The original inventory found with this collection states: The papers of James Felton were deposited with the University of Maryland Archives in 1978 by H. J. Harrar. They arrived at what was the UMD Music Library at some time after that and were administered by the Music Librarian until Fall 2002, when they were turned over to the Curator of Special Collections in Performing Arts. No further documentation on the acquisition of this collection is on file.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Lori Fowser, Bonnie Jo Dopp, Leahkim Gannett, John K. Leupold II, January 2003

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Nicole Horstman, January 2013.

Arrangement of Collection

This collection is arranged in alphabetical sequence.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Inventory of the Collection, 1916-1971 (6.75 linear feet)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
American Symphony Orchestra, Henry Koster, undated series 1box 1folder 1
American Symphony Orchestra, Manvel Zegler, undated series 1box 1folder 2
Saul Caston, undated series 1box 1folder 3
Certificates, undated series 1box 1folder 4
Chronology, 1912-1959 series 1box 1folder 5
Chronology, 1912-1959 series 1box 1folder 6
Chronology, 1912-1959 series 1box 1folder 7
Chronology, 1912-1959 series 1box 1folder 8
Chronology, 1912-1959 series 1box 1folder 9
Chronology, 1960-1970 series 1box 2folder 1
Clipping Transcriptions, 1905-1959 series 1box 2folder 2
Clipping Transcriptions, 1905-1959 series 1box 2folder 3
Clipping Transcriptions, 1905-1959 series 1box 2folder 4
Clipping Transcriptions, 1905-1959 series 1box 2folder 5
Clippings, undated series 1box 2folder 6
Ina Davenport, undated series 1box 2folder 7
Lucien Cailliet P.O. clarinetist, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 1.0
Jo Brado P.O. violinist, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 2.0
Herman Weinberg P.O. violinist, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 3.0
Irwin Stein P.O. Board member, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 4.0
Samuel Rosenbaum P.O. Board member, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 5.0
Edith Braun wife of P.O. Board member, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 6.0
Jeanne Behrend pianist, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 7.0
Rose Bampton singer, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 8.0
Igor Kipnis keyboardist, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 9.0
James Chambers personnel mgr. N.Y. Philharmonic, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 10.0
James Algar asst. director, Walt Disney productions, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 11.0
Viola Gramm-Salzedo former wife of Carlos Salzedo, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 12.0
Dane Rudhyar composer, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 13.0
Sol Schoenbach bassoonist, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 14.0
Wm. Grover ret. editor, Phil. Evening Bulletin, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 15.0
Stella Moore Phil. Socialite & dancer, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 16.0
Anton Horner fr. Hornist, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 17.0
David Madison P.O. violinist, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 18.0
Henry Schmidt P.O. violinist, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 19.0
Edna Philips harpist, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 20.0
Adrian Siegal cellist, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 21.0
Sue & Harry Stollwein prop. of former Russian Inn, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 22.0
Rafael Sabatini sculptor, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 23.0
Louise Varse wife of Edgard Varse, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 24.0
Arthur B. Lipkin P.O. violinist & conductor, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 25.0
Michael Myerberg Palace Theater Bldg., 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 26.0
Samuel Mayes P.O. cellist, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 27.0
Robert McGinnis P.O. clarinetist, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 28.0
Louis Gesenway P.O. violinist & composer, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 29.0
Mrs. Sophi Y. Jacabos daughter of P.O. Board member, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 30.0
Mrs. John Braun wife of P.O. Board member, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 31.0
Miss Ruth ONeill former P.O. office employee, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 32.0
Miss Filomina Ricciardi former secretary, St. Bs, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 33.0
Miss Emilie Caesar former member of St. B. choir, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 7item 34.0
Walford Davies, undated series 1box 2folder 8
Discography, undated series 1box 3folder 1
Discography, undated series 1box 3folder 2
Early background & schooling, undated series 1box 3folder 3
Raphael Fliegel, undated series 1box 3folder 4
Greta Garbo, undated series 1box 3folder 5
Guild/League, undated series 1box 3folder 6
Interviews, 1970-1971 series 1box 3folder 7
Leads - negative, 1968-1971 series 1box 3folder 8
Sylvan Levin, 1929-1971 series 1box 3folder 9
Los Angeles Philharmonic, undated series 1box 3folder 10
Miscellaneous correspondence, undated series 1box 3folder 11
Miscellaneous publications, undated series 1box 3folder 12
Music on My Beat, undated series 1box 3folder 13
Musical America, 1912-1929 series 1box 3folder 14
Musical America, 1912-1929 series 1box 3folder 15
Musical America, 1930-1962 series 1box 4folder 1
Notebook, 1905-1963 series 1box 4folder 2
Notebook, 1905-1963 series 1box 4folder 3
Notebook, 1905-1963 series 1box 4folder 4
Notebook, 1905-1963 series 1box 4folder 5
Notebook, 1905-1963 series 1box 4folder 6
Notebook, 1905-1963 series 1box 4folder 7
Notebook, 1905-1963 series 1box 4folder 8
Pacific Music Festival, 1955 series 1box 4folder 9
Philadelphia Orchestra, undated series 1box 4folder 10
Players, undated series 1box 5folder 1
Polish ancestry, 1970-1971 series 1box 5folder 2
R. C .A . Records, undated series 1box 5folder 3
RCM/RCO/Oxford, undated series 1box 5folder 4
Records Book, undated series 1box 5folder 5
Dane Rudhyar, undated series 1box 5folder 6
St. James, undated series 1box 5folder 7
Leopold Stokowski - interviews, undated series 1box 5folder 8
Edgard Varese, undated series 1box 5folder 9
Josephine Walker, undated series 1box 5folder 10
Evangeline Zalstem Zalessky, undated series 1box 5folder 11
All American Symphony, undated series 1box 6folder 1
Annie, undated series 1box 6folder 2
Band, undated series 1box 6folder 3
Big Broadcast of 1937, 1937 series 1box 6folder 4
Edward Bok - clip, undated series 1box 6folder 5
Cincinnati - clip, undated series 1box 6folder 6
Cincinnati - clip, undated series 1box 6folder 7
Clippings, undated series 1box 6folder 8
Concert Tours - clip, undated series 1box 6folder 9
Conducting - clip, undated series 1box 6folder 10
Cyrus Curtis - clip, undated series 1box 6folder 11
Discography, undated series 1box 6folder 12
Family history, undated series 1box 6folder 13
Fantasia, undated series 1box 6folder 14
Films, undated series 1box 6folder 15
Hollywood Bowl, 1970-1971 series 1box 7folder 1
Houston Symphony, undated series 1box 7folder 2
Modern Music, undated series 1box 7folder 3
Mary Binney Montgomery - clip, undated series 1box 7folder 4
N.B.C. Symphony, undated series 1box 7folder 5
N.E.T. Script, undated series 1box 7folder 6
New York Philharmonic, undated series 1box 7folder 7
New York Symphony Orchestra, undated series 1box 7folder 8
Obituary, undated series 1box 7folder 9
100 Men and a Girl, undated series 1box 7folder 10
Opera clip, undated series 1box 7folder 11
The Perennial Philadelphians, undated series 1box 7folder 12
Philadelphia Grand Opera Company, undated series 1box 7folder 13
Philadelphia Orchestra - clip, undated series 1box 8folder 1
Philadelphia Orchestra - clip, undated series 1box 8folder 2
Philadelphia Orchestra concerts - clip, undated series 1box 8folder 3
Philadelphia Orchestra Resumes, 1912-1941 series 1box 8folder 4
Philadelphia Orchestra Resumes, 1912-1941 series 1box 8folder 5
Philadelphia Orchestra Resumes, 1912-1941 series 1box 8folder 6
Philadelphia Orchestra Resumes, 1912-1941 series 1box 8folder 7
Philadelphia Orchestra Resumes, 1912-1941 series 1box 8folder 8
Philadelphia Orchestra Resumes, 1912-1941 series 1box 8folder 9
Radio, undated series 1box 8folder 10
Alexander van Renesslaer - clip, undated series 1box 8folder 11
Philadelphia resignation - clip, undated series 1box 8folder 12
Artur Rodzinski, undated series 1box 8folder 13
St. Bartholomew's Church, undated series 1box 9folder 1
Olga Samaroff, undated series 1box 9folder 2
David Shear, undated series 1box 9folder 3
Alexander Smallens, undated series 1box 9folder 4
Sound Experiments & Novelties, undated series 1box 9folder 5
Leopold Stokowski [mostly mounted photos], undated series 1box 9folder 6
Leopold Stokowski [mostly mounted photos], undated series 1box 9folder 7
Leopold Stokowski [mostly mounted photos], undated series 1box 9folder 8
Leopold Stokowski [mostly mounted photos], undated series 1box 9folder 9
Leopold Stokowski [mostly mounted photos], undated series 1box 9folder 10
Leopold Stokowski - clip, undated series 1box 9folder 11
Leopold Stokowski - clip, undated series 1box 9folder 12
Leopold Stokowski - clip, undated series 1box 9folder 13
Leopold Stokowski - clip, undated series 1box 9folder 14
Leopold Stokowski - clip, undated series 1box 9folder 15
Eva Stotesbury - clip, undated series 1box 10folder 1
Igor Stravinsky, undated series 1box 10folder 2
Temple Church, undated series 1box 10folder 3
Gloria Vanderbilt - clip, undated series 1box 10folder 4
Musical Courier, April 8, 1933 series 1box 10folder 5
Clippings [from 20s & 30s about Stokowski] (OVERSIZE), ca.1920-1930 series 1box 11folder 1
Interviews on Tape (Reel to reel), undated series 1box 12folder 1
Robert J. Koster, undated series 1box 12folder 1item 1.0
General Maurice Hirsch, ex-President of Houston Symphony Orchestra, undated series 1box 12folder 1item 2.0
David Werlinger, HSO tympanist, undated series 1box 12folder 1item 3.0
Henry Bobby Koster and Manuel Zegler, NYPhil. 1st Bsn., undated series 1box 12folder 1item 4.0
Stokowski interviewed by David Shear, undated series 1box 12folder 1item 5.0
Bryon Hester and Philip Edley, HSO, undated series 1box 12folder 1item 6.0
Henry Bobby Koster, undated series 1box 12folder 1item 7.0
Irving Wadler and Dr. William Lee Pryer, HSO, undated series 1box 12folder 1item 8.0
Dr. David McK. Williams (telephone conversation), undated series 1box 12folder 1item 9.0
Interviews on Tape (Cassette 78-15-MENC), 1971 series 1box 12folder 2
Stokowski and LSO, Summer 1970, w/David Shear, 1970 series 1box 12folder 2item 1.0
Dr. David McK. Williams per phone, San Francisco, March 13, 1971 series 1box 12folder 2item 2.0
Robert J. Koster (son), March 7, 1971, Larchmont NY, 5.1; Henry Bobby" Koster (father), March 10, 1971(part.1), Los Angeles, CA, per phonem, 5.2, March 1971 series 1box 12folder 2item 3.0
David Wurlinger, Houston S.O., tympanist, call from Bulletin; Gen. Maurice Hirsch (ex)president of HSO, call from Bulletin, undated series 1box 12folder 2item 4.0
Dr. William Lee Pryor - HSO, March 10, 1971; Wadler, violinist in HSO, March 5, 1971 series 1box 12folder 2item 5.0
Philip Edley, 1st double bass, HSO, March 4, 1971 per phone; Byron Hester, 1st flute, HSO, March 4, 1971, pre phone, March 4, 1971 series 1box 12folder 2item 6.0
Henry Bobby Koster, March 10, 1971 (part. 2); Manuel Zegler, 1st bassoon, NY Phil., March 10, 1971 series 1box 12folder 2item 7.0

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