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Guide to the Seidl Society Records 1977.175

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Sarah O'Holla

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on September 02, 2015
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Finding aid written by Sarah O’Holla in November and December, 2006 and revised upon entry into Archivist's Toolkit by Katherine Christensen in July, 2009. Visual materials added to collection by John Zarrillo in September 2014.  ,

Descriptive Summary

Title: Seidl Society Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1889-1899
Abstract: Anton Seidl (1850-1898), an influential Hungarian conductor, came to New York City in 1885 and became affiliated with the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic Society. The Seidl Society of Brooklyn, created by Laura Holloway Langford and other affluent female patrons of music in Brooklyn, sponsored programs featuring Seidl at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and at Brighton Beach. This collection contains the papers of the Seidl Society including roughly 300 correspondences from Seidl to society President Laura Carter Holloway Langford, roughly 300 society programs and program notes, five scrapbooks from 1889-1898, four speeches and news clippings, and undated materials.
Quantity: 1.75 linear feet in 4 document boxes
Language of Materials: Materials in English.
Mixed materials [Box]: 1 of 4
Mixed materials [Box]: 4 of 4
Mixed materials [Box]: 3 of 4
Mixed materials [Box]: 2 of 4
Call Phrase: 1977.175