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Mabel Rosenthal Collection on Edwin Franko Goldman

Abstract

Title:
Mabel Rosenthal Collection on Edwin Franko Goldman
Author/Creator:
Goldman, Edwin Franko (Mabel Rosenthal Collection)
Collection number:
10-142-ABA
Size:
1.25 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1927-1980
Inclusive dates:
1930-1955
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) was a bandmaster, author, composer, and founding member and first president of the American Bandmasters Association. He received his musical training at the National Conservatory in New York, and from 1899-1909 he held the position of solo cornet with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. In 1911, he formed the Goldman Band, and by 1918, the band was performing a free summer concert series, which later became known as the Guggenheim Concert Series. Goldman conducted this series until his death in 1956. This collection was compiled by Mabel Rosenthal, a family friend of Goldman's, and consists of newspaper clippings, programs, correspondence, photographs, medals, and scores related to Goldman's career as a conductor and composer.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

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

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/11506
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

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Edwin Franko Goldman (1878-1956) was a bandmaster, author, and composer. At age eight he was enrolled in the National Conservatory in New York, where he studied composition with Antonn Dvoƙák, and the cornet with J. Levy. From 1899-1909, Goldman held the position of solo cornet with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

In 1911, he formed the Goldman Band. By 1918, the band began performing free summer concerts at Columbia University. Later, they moved to the Mall in Central Park where their performances became known as the Guggenheim Concert Series. Goldman conducted this series for thirty-eight seasons until his death in 1956. The series was taken over by his son Richard until 1979, and the series continued until 2005. Goldman was known for reviving forgotten band music as well as premiering new band music and his band was famous for its extensive repertoire. Goldman composed over one hundred marches, which were extremely popular. His most famous was "On the Mall."

In 1928, Goldman's enthusiasm for the concert band led to the founding of the American Bandmasters Association, and he became its first President. Following John Phillip Sousa, he became the organization's second Honorary Life President. Known also as an author, Goldman wrote The Foundation of Cornet Playing, Band Betterment, and The Goldman Band System. Goldman died in 1956, leaving behind an incomplete and unpublished autobiography, "Facing the Music," which is housed at the Library of Congress.

Mabel Rosenthal was a long-time family friend of Goldman's. She and her husband, Sol, were regular recipients of Goldman's newly published compositions, and they also assembled scrapbooks and collected press-clippings pertaining to Goldman's career. Rosenthal lived in New York.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Mabel Rosenthal Collection on Edwin Franko Goldman covers the period from 1927-1980; the bulk of the materials date from 1930-1955. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, programs, correspondence, photographs, medals, and scores related to Goldman's careers as a bandmaster and as a composer.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of Myrna (grandchild of Mabel Rosenthal) and Jack Golden, July 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Amy Grossnickle, July 2010.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Cassandra N. Berman, January 2011.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Scrapbook Materials, 1933-1980 and undated (5 folders)

This series contains newspaper clippings, programs, one card, and one illustration. It has been arranged into three subseries.

Subseries 1.1: Newspaper Clippings, 1936-1980 (2 folders)

This subseries contains newspaper clippings about Goldman's band, his conducting engagements, and his two honorary Doctoral degrees in Music from Boston and DePauw Universities. Articles about the career of his son, Richard Franko Goldman, are also included.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Newspaper Clippings: [newspaper Clippings from blue scrapbook], 1936-1953series 1.1box 1folder 1
Newspaper Clippings: [newspaper article with envelope], 1980series 1.1box 1folder 2

Subseries 1.2: Programs, 1933-1953 (2 folders)

This subseries contains four programs. One from the sixteenth season of the Goldman Band's Guggenheim concert series, one from a Carnegie Hall concert honoring Goldman's 70th birthday, and two from DePauw University concerts.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Programs: [1 program from folder- "Music"], 1933series 1.2box 1folder 3
Programs: [3 programs from brown photograph album], 1948-1953series 1.2box 1folder 4

Subseries 1.3: Other Related Materials, 1957 and undated (1 folder)

This subseries contains a Christmas card from Maria and Erik Leidzen and one illustration entitled "Expert Opinion."

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Other Related Materials: [scrapbook materials], 1957 undatedseries 1.3box 1folder 5

Series 2: Correspondence, 1931-1958 (1 folder)

This series contains a thank you letter to Mabel Rosenthal from Henry Cook Hathaway for her donation to the Goldman Band and a note to Mabel Rosenthal from Erik Leidzen in regards to a band concert at Harrison High School.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondence: [correspondence], 1931-1958 series 2box 1folder 6

Series 3: Photographs, 1934-1955 (3 folders)

The majority of this series contains professional photographs of Goldman, and some personal and family photographs.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Photographs: [photographs from blue scrapbook (29)], 1950-1954 and undated series 3box 1folder 7
Photographs: [brown photograph album (29)], 1939-1953 and undated series 3box 1folder 8
Photographs: [folder of photographs (83)], 1934-1955 and undated series 3box 1folder 9

Series 4: Books, 1938 (1 folder)

This series contains the first printed copy of the first edition of the book The Band's Music by Richard Franko Goldman. The front endpaper has been inscribed.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Books: Goldman, Richard Franko. The Band's Music. New York: Pitman Publishing, 1938. -- Front endpaper inscribed "For Aunt Mabel and Uncle Sol with much, much love Richard November 4, 1938 (and this is the First copy!)" series 4box 1folder 10

Series 5: Medals, 1932-1953 (1 folder)

This series contains a collection of twenty-six medals, lapel pins, and metal bars from various band associations and educational institutions, most of which have been inscribed to Goldman.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Medals: [Uncle Eddie- Lexington Jem Jewelers (26 medals)], 1932-1953 and undated series 5box 1folder 11

Series 6: Scores and Manuscripts, 1927-1944 undated (45 folders)

This series primarily contains piano solo and piano and vocal scores by Goldman, most of which have been inscribed. Also included are two scores by Richard Franko Goldman and one manuscript by Sol Rosenthal. It has been divided into two subseries.

Subseries 6.1: Scores, 1927-1944 and undated (5 folders)

This subseries contains a collection of forty-four scores by Goldman and two scores by his son Richard. Many of the scores have been inscribed, several of which are to Mabel Rosenthal. The scores include the Goldman's works for piano solo, piano and voice, piano with solo instruments, and piano books.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Why? N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1924. Print. (Voice/Piano) -- Front cover inscribed: "To Mabel Rosenthal from Edwin Franko Goldman Oct. 30th 1927."series 6.1box 2folder 1
Goldman, Edwin Franko. The Love I have for You. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1924. Print. (Voice/Piano) -- Back cover inscribed: "To Vera Rosenthal with my best wishes. Edwin Franko Goldman Oct. 1927."series 6.1box 2folder 2
Goldman, Edwin Franko. In the Twilight; Fox Trot March song; Adapted from the popular March "On the Mall." N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1930. Print. (Voice/Piano) -- Front cover inscribed: "This is the latest. Edwin F.G. July 22, 1930"series 6.1box 2folder 3
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Valley Forge March. N.d. Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, 1933. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover inscribed: "This is the latest. We have not played it yet. The words are very inspiring. E. July 13/33"series 6.1box 2folder 4
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Golden Gate. March. N.d. New York: Belwin, 1939. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover inscribed: "The first copy! To Mabel. Edwin Franko Goldman Jan 19/39"series 6.1box 2folder 5
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Happy Go Lucky. March. N.d. New York: Leo Feist, 1939. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover inscribed: "I hope it will always be 'Happy Go Lucky' with you. Edwin F.G. Jan. 18/39"series 6.1box 2folder 6
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Tribute to Sousa. N.d. New York: G. Schirmer, 1932. Print. (Piano)series 6.1box 2folder 7
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Cuckoo March. N.d. New York: G. Schirmer, 1933. Print. (Piano)series 6.1box 2folder 8
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Shenandoah. March. N.d. New York: G. Schirmer, 1933. Print. (Piano)series 6.1box 2folder 9
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Children's March, on Songs the Youngsters Sing. N.d. New York: G. Schirmer, 1933. Print. (Piano)series 6.1box 2folder 10
Goldman, Edwin Franko. The Age of Progress. N.d. New York: G. Schirmer, 1933. Print. (Piano)series 6.1box 2folder 11
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Toledo Blade. N.d. Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, 1933. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover inscribed: "June 18th 1933 E.F.G."series 6.1box 2folder 12
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Why? N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1924. Print. (Voice/Piano)series 6.1box 2folder 13
Goldman, Edwin Franko. My Heaven of Love. N.d. N.p.: Atlas Music, 1933. Print. (Bb cornet/Piano)series 6.1box 2folder 14
Goldman, Edwin Franko. On the Green. Intermezzo. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1920. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover inscribed: "One of the forgotten compositions and quite justly so. Edwin Franko Goldman Oct. 30th 1927"series 6.1box 2folder 15
Goldman, Edwin Franko. On the pier. March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1927. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover inscribed: "You heard this 'On the Pier.' Greetings! Edwin Franko Goldman Oct. 30th 1927."series 6.1box 2folder 16
Goldman, Edwin Franko. The Third Alarm. March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1927. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover signed: "Edwin Franko Goldman Oct. 30 1927."series 6.1box 2folder 17
Goldman, Edwin Franko. On the Go. March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1925. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover inscribed: "To Mabel Rosenthal with compliments of the composer Edwin Franko Goldman Oct. 30th 1927."series 6.1box 2folder 18
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Cherokee. March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1921. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover inscribed: "To M.R. from Edwin Franko Goldman Oct. 27, 1927."series 6.1box 2folder 19
Goldman, Edwin Franko. On the Campus. March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1925. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover inscribed: "To M.R. in honor of her visit to the 'Campus.' Edwin Franko Goldman Oct. 30th 1927."series 6.1box 2folder 20
Goldman, Edwin Franko. On the Farm. Characteristic Novelty March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1926. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover inscribed: "'On the Farm' How I wish I were there! Edwin Franko Goldman April 30th 1927."series 6.1box 2folder 21
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Eagle Eyes. March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1920. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover signed: "Edwin Franko Goldman Oct. 30, 1927."series 6.1box 2folder 22
Goldman, Edwin Franko. The Spirit of Youth. March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1925. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover signed: "This is one of my favorites but it has not achieved much popularity. Edwin Franko Goldman Oct. 30, 1927."series 6.1box 2folder 23
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Sunapee. March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1921. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover signed: "Edwin Franko Goldman, Oct. 30th 1927"series 6.1box 2folder 24
Goldman, Edwin Franko. On the Farm. Characteristic Novelty March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1926. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover signed: "Sincerely, Edwin Franko Goldman, Oct. 1927."series 6.1box 2folder 25
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Columbia. March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1921. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover inscribed: "A relic of the old Columbia days. Edwin Franko Goldman Oct. 30, 1927"series 6.1box 2folder 26
Goldman, Edwin Franko. On the Hunt. March. Characteristic Novelty. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1927. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover signed: "Edwin Franko Goldman, Oct. 30th 1927"series 6.1box 2folder 27
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Star of the Evening. Valse. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1921. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover signed: "Edwin Franko Goldman, Oct. 30, 1927"series 6.1box 2folder 28
Goldman, Edwin Franko. On the Air. March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1926. Print. (Piano)series 6.1box 2folder 29
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Central Park. March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1927. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover inscribed: "To Mabel Rosenthal who found her way to 'Central Park' during our tenth season of concerts. Edwin Franko Goldman Oct. 30, 1927."series 6.1box 2folder 30
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Sagamore. March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1920. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover inscribed: "This was popular during the season of concerts at Columbia University. Edwin Franko Goldman. Oct. 30, 1927"series 6.1box 2folder 31
Goldman, Edwin Franko. The Pioneer. March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1923. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover inscribed: "M.R. This makes your set complete up to date- by who knows I may get another 'spasm' and you are in danger of having more such music inflicted upon you. Edwin Franko Goldman. Oct. 30, 1927."series 6.1box 2folder 32
Goldman, Edwin Franko. On the Air. March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1927. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover signed: "Edwin Franko Goldman Oct. 30th 1927"series 6.1box 2folder 33
Goldman, Edwin Franko. On the Mall. March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1923. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover inscribed: "This one known as 'On the Mall' Has made the biggest 'hit' of all. Edwin Franko Goldman. Oct. 30, 1927."series 6.1box 2folder 34
Goldman, Edwin Franko. March Electric. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1928. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover signed: "Edwin Franko Goldman April 20th 1928."series 6.1box 2folder 35
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Young America. March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1929. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover signed: "This will bring your collection right up to date. This is my latest and it just came from press today. Edwin F.G. March 29th 1929"series 6.1box 2folder 36
Goldman, Edwin Franko. The Emblem of Freedom. March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1923. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover inscribed: "To Mabel Rosenthal from Edwin Franko Goldman Oct. 30, 1929"series 6.1box 2folder 37
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Onward-Upward. March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1931. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover inscribed: "Just one more to add to your collection 'Onward-Upward' Edwin F.G. March 7th 1931"series 6.1box 2folder 38
Goldman, Edwin Franko. The Pride o' the Land. N.d. Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, 1933. Print. (Piano) -- Front cover signed: "June 18th 1933 E.D.G."series 6.1box 2folder 39
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Peace Anthem. N.d. New York: Mills Music, 1944. Print. (Voice/Piano)series 6.1box 2folder 40
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Save the American Way. N.d. New York: Mills Music, 1942. Print. (Voice/Piano)series 6.1box 2folder 41
Goldman, Edwin Franko. Franklin Field. March. N.d. Philadelphia: Elkan-Vogel, 1932. Print. (Piano) -- Inscribed inside: "Just another one for your collection. G."series 6.1box 2folder 42
Goldman, Richard Franko. Nine Bagatelles for Piano Solo. N.d. Providence, Rhode Island: Axelrod Music, 1940. Print. (Piano) -- Title page inscribed: "For Aunt Mabel & Uncle Sol autographed portrait 100% pure wool. Richard" "With much love to dear Aunt Mabel and Uncle Sol from Sandra"series 6.1box 2folder 43
Goldman, Richard Franko. Divertimento for flute and piano. N.d. Providence, Rhode Island: Axelrod Music, 1938. Print. (Piano) -- Title page inscribed: "with love to Aunt Mabel and Uncle Sol from Richard and Sandra (and now you gotta take flute lessons!) November 4, 1938"series 6.1box 2folder 44
Goldman, Edwin Franko. The Schirmer Album of Twelve Goldman Marches for the piano. N.d. New York: G. Schirmer, 1935. Print. (Piano)series 6.1box 2folder 45

Subseries 6.2: Manuscripts, undated (1 folder)

This subseries contains a four page manuscript by Sol Rosenthal entitled "Inspiration."

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Manuscripts: [Rosenthal Manuscript (1)], undatedseries 6.2box 2folder 46

Related Material

This collection is part of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA) Research Center.

Note: All books, scores, and recordings listed are works by or about Edwin Franko Goldman, or are works to which he contributed. Unless otherwise noted, they are housed in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library at the University of Maryland, College Park, and can be located using the libraries' online catalog.

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See also the Edwin Franko Goldman Collection in Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, University of Maryland, College Park.

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