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Bethlehem Chamber Music Society Archives

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0091
Overview The material here includes the details of the beginning, constitution, incorporation, IRS material; much correspondence through the years regarding meetings, finances, and performers; secretary’s and treasurer’s reports; mailing lists (computer printouts); publicity material; and programs, posters, contracts and grant proposals. The material was donated in 1999 and 2001 by the Bethlehem Chamber Music Society.

John Frederick Wolle Music Manuscripts

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Identifier: SC MS 0087
Overview An interesting collection of musical scores in J. Fred. Wolle’s own hand which exhibits Wolle’s diverse musical talent. Although, Wolle is primarily known as a serious J. S. Bach scholar and founder of the Bethlehem Bach Choir, the musical scores included in this collection display both his creative side with student chorus songs of humorous nature as well as serious hymns written for church liturgies. The collection contains an assortment of secular and sacred music and two songs that...

Jonathan Elkus Opera Manuscripts, Collection II

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Identifier: SC MS 0223
Overview The collection includes the creative manuscripts for musical compositions made by Jonathan Elkus during his tenure in Lehigh’s Department of Music from 1957 to 1973.

Pursel Family Music Autograph Collection

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Identifier: SC MS 0298
Abstract This collection includes famous composers and musicians autographs and related invoices of purchases addressed to Harold Pursel and family. An interesting view into a family hobby of collecting autographs from famous Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century musicians.

Scrapbook of Bethlehem Bach Choir, January 1917

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Identifier: SC MS 0236
Overview This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings relating to the Bach Choir’s first appearance outside Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This event occurred in January 1917 appearing in Carnegie Hall, New YorkCity as a featured participant in the New York Philharmonic’s 75th anniversary festival. Charles Schwab of Bethlehem Steel Company generously paid for the trip to New York. Lehigh University’s Henry Drinker provided the logistics for getting the 300 members of the Choir to New York for the...