Frederick M. Manning collection of John McCormack materials

These materials pertaining to John McCormack’s life and career were compiled by Frederick M. Manning. Notable manuscripts in the collection include McCormack’s memoirs, a book of song lyrics used as a prompt and prop by McCormack in performance, a handwritten index of McCormack’s sheet music and annotated typescripts of McCormack’s introductory remarks to radio performances. Other notable items include correspondence to and from McCormack with original letters from Edward Elgar, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Lilli Lehmann. The collection also contains many photographs of McCormack, original programs from McCormack’s concert performances, sheet music that was housed in McCormack’s sheet music cabinet, the cabinet itself, and analog sound discs of McCormack’s song recordings.


This collection documents commemorations of McCormack after his death, including those in 1984, the centenary of McCormack’s birth. In addition, this collection contains lists, notes, and transcriptions compiled by Manning and/or his colleagues. The items in this collection are arranged in 11 series and largely by format, but where appropriate have been grouped together under a common rubric such as commemorations or research materials.

Strengths

ack in performance, a handwritten index of McCormack’s sheet music and annotated typescripts of McCormack’s introductory remarks to radio performances. Other notable items include correspondence to and from McCormack with original letters from Edward Elgar, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Lilli Lehmann.

Physical characteristics

18 linear feet (42 boxes)

Created

1889
1997

Coverage

1889
1997
Custodial History

 Most of the collection acquired as a purchase in 1998.

Accrual
Accrual Policy
Closed
Accrual Method
Purchase
Accrual Periodicity
Closed
Added by John J. Burns Library | Last updated on: 10 April 2018