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Walter Vassar scrapbooks


Held at: Curtis Institute of Music Archives [Contact Us]1720 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Curtis Institute of Music Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Walter Vassar, a baritone, studied voice at the Fort Worth Conservatory (1925-28) and the Curtis Institute of Music (1928-33) where he received the degree of Bachelor of Music in 1934. In 1935, after briefly teaching at DePauw University, he became head of the Greensboro College vocal department where he remained until his retirement.

Gift of Vassar's niece Holly Jeffus in 1997.

Curtis Institute of Music Archives
Finding Aid Author
Kristina Wilson
Finding Aid Date
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Scrapbook, 1925-35.
Box 1

The scrapbook contains photographs, programs, clippings, and correspondence, documenting Vassar's years as student and singer at the Fort Worth conservatory (1925-28), the Curtis Institute of Music (1928-34), and DePauw University (1934-35). A majority of Curtis programs contain recitals by other students and faculty. (Content list is included).

Scrapbook pages, 1930-33 and not dated.
Box 1

These 14 loose pages include snapshots of the Lake Placid Club quartet and choir (1930), Horatio Cornell and students at the Chautauqua Institute (Summer 1931), an outing with the Old Swedish Episcopal Church choir, Philadelphia to the Atlanta City beach, and students and faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music and surrounding areas (c. 1932-33). A list of identifications is included.

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