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Opera Manuscripts by Jonathan Elkus

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0021

Scope and Contents

This collection is organized into five series, including two on his manuscripts and three on “The Mandarin”.

Dates

  • 1965-1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Jonathan Elkus, composer, teacher, and bassoonist, was born in San Francisco, Ca., in 1931. He served on the faculty of music at Lehigh University from 1957 to 1973.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (Four boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Manuscripts and related documents for three operas by Elkus: Medea (1965), Helen in Egypt (1970), and The Mandarin (1967). For Helen in Egypt, includes programs and reviews, correspondence with librettist Jere Knight, and Knight's resume. For The Mandarin, includes synopsis and programs, and librettos by Richard Franko Goldman.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged by title of opera.
Title
Opera Manuscripts by Jonathan Elkus
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Staff
Date
1988-12-15
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Lehigh University
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