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Jacob M. Coopersmith slide negatives

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Summary:Jacob Maurice Coopersmith was a musicologist, Handel scholar, performer, conductor, teacher, and music librarian. These slides from his collection at the Special Collections in Performing Arts were digitized for ease of access and due to deterioration in the original objects. Highlights among the slides include 1: Handel's death mask; 12: and 13: Handel's Will; various busts and portraits; music autographs; and 75 through 115: Ero e Leandro. A full transcription of the envelopes that housed the slides may be found at the following URL:
Creator:Coopersmith, J. M. (Jacob Maurice), 1903-1968
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Topical subjects: Coopersmith, J. M. (Jacob Maurice), 1903-1968
Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759
ArchivesUM location:Jacob M. Coopersmith Collection
  • series 2: Subject Files, 1806-circa 1960s and undated (3.5 linear feet)
  • subseries 4: Research Note
Repository:Special Collections in Performing Arts
Browse terms:Performing Arts, Music
Collection:Digital Collections
The original slides have been destroyed due to vinegar syndrome.
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