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Oliver Daniel research collection on Leopold Stokowski

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Oliver Daniel is the author of Stokowski: A Counterpoint of View published by Dodd, Mead & Company in 1982 during the centenary of the birth of Leopold Stokowski. The book was intended to document the facts about Stokowski's life, often presented inaccurately in earlier biographies, and to focus on Stokowski's many contributions to music in the twentieth century as seen through the eyes and stories of many of Stokowski's colleagues, family members, and friends. Daniel conducted more than 500 interviews with over 300 individuals from 1976 to 1982 while researching his biography.

Oliver Daniel first met Leopold Stokowski in the 1940s when Daniel was producing classical music radio broadcasts for NBC, ABC, and CBS. Their friendship developed during the 1950s with their mutual interest in promoting contemporary music and they founded the Contemporary Music Society together in 1952. Daniel served on the Board of Directors of the American Symphony Orchestra when Stokowksi founded the Orchestra in 1962 and maintained a close working relationship with Stokowski until the latter's departure for England in 1972. Stokowski was reluctant to cooperate with biographers and, indeed most of the work for this biography was not accomplished until after Stokowski's death in 1977. Daniel had pursued the idea of writing a biography with Stokowski during the 1950s and then abandoned the plan for a period of time.

Daniel left CBS Radio in 1954 to accept a position as vice-president and director of concert music administration at Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) where he worked until his retirement in 1976. He also served as Chairman of the Board of American Composer's Concerts, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Young Audiences, but devoted most of his time after his retirement to working on his biography of Leopold Stokowski. Oliver Daniel was born in De Pere, Wisconsin 24 Nov. 1911. He studied piano and taught at the Boston Conservatory of music, 1936-1938 and at Marot College, 1939-1942. He was a member of the Charles Ives Society and vice president of the board of directors from 1973 on. He edited The Harmony of Maine, 1949; Down East Spirituals, 1949; and The Music of William Billings, 1943-1967. He was working on an unfinished biography of Dimitri Mitropolous at the time of his death in 1991.

Oliver Daniel's biography of Leopold Stokowski and the interviews he obtained to write it cover Stokowski's New York contacts and musical activities extensively, particularly Stokowski's years conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the American Symphony Orchestra. Daniel interviewed many musicians who played for Stokowski, many conductors who worked with him and got their start with him, and composers whose works Stokowski introduced to the American public and to the world.

Daniel also conducted a number of interviews with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Stokowski's friends in Philadelphia. This period in Stokowski's career is not covered as thoroughly as Stokowski's later career in New York, although there are very interesting interviews concerning Stokowksi's productions of opera, including Alban Berg's Wozzeck, in Philadelphia in the 1930s.

Oliver Daniel lived in Boston as a young man and had a great interest in conductor Serge Koussevitzky. He frequently asked his interview subjects their opinion of Koussevitzky and also of Toscanini, who for a brief time shared the conducting of the NBC Symphony Orchestra with Stokowski. There are, therefore, a considerable number of interviews in this collection that discuss both Arturo Toscanini and Serge Koussevitzky. Composers whom Daniel interviewed include Samuel Barber, Carlos Chavez, Wen-Chung Chou, Aaron Copland, Paul Creston, Harold Farberman, Morton Gould, Alan Hovhaness, John Lessard, Otto Luening, Peter Mennin, Gian Carlo Menotti, Vincent Persichetti, Ned Rorem, Virgil Thomson, and Ben Weber, among others.

Daniel's most extensive interviews with family members are with Stokowski's oldest daughter, Sonya Stokowski Thorbecke and with Stokowski's second wife, Evangeline Johnson Merrill. Daniel also interviewed Evangeline's daughters, Sadja Greenwood and Luba Rhodes. In addition he interviewed friends, former secretaries, music librarians, and record producers. Interviews with managers, board members, conductors, and musicians of the American Symphony Orchestra make this a particularly good source for information on this orchestra.

Oliver Daniel's interviews form the bulk of this collection and are its main resource; in addition, Daniel was very effective in organizing the tremendous amount of information he collected. Each transcript of an interview includes an index to the subjects covered. All interviews and transcripts have been cataloged in Franklin. For a listing of the 560 interviews, do the following title search in Franklin: Oliver Daniel Research Collection on Leopold Stokowski. Daniel also made great efforts to document the chronological sequence of Leopold Stokowski's life and his research files are organized both chronologically and alphabetically. Transcripts of the cassette tapes were made by Donald J. Ott, who assisted Oliver Daniel in many aspects of the preparation of this biography and donated the collection to the University of Pennsylvania in 1997.

Gift of Donald J. Ott, 1997

For a complete listing of interviews, do the following title search in Franklin: Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel.

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University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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The processing of the Oliver Daniel research collection on Leopold Stokowski and the preparation of this register were made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
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Series Description

Folders in this series contain correspondence between Oliver Daniel and individuals he interviewed for his biography of Leopold Stokowski and are arranged alphabetically. Daniel made most of his contacts by telephone rather than in writing and for the most part this correspondence is not extensive, comprising mostly short thank-you notes. In some cases, these folders also contain photocopies of Stokowski's correspondence with these individuals. Also included are copies of Stokowski's correspondence with his recording companies and management. There are also a few notes and clippings, including obituaries of individuals interviewed.

Aaron, Arthur, 1977.
Box 1 Folder 1
Adler, Clarence, 1976.
Box 1 Folder 2
Aldrich, Richard.
Box 1 Folder 3
Allen, Alfred Reginald, 1917-1938.
Box 1 Folder 4-7
American Composers Alliance, 1972.
Box 1 Folder 8
American International Music Fund, 1957-1972.
Box 1 Folder 9
American Symphony Orchestra, 1962-1975.
Box 1 Folder 10-20
Amirov, Fikret.
Box 1 Folder 21
Anderson, Bill.
Box 1 Folder 22
Anderson, Donna.
Box 1 Folder 23
Antheil, George.
Box 1 Folder 24
Aprahamian, Felix, 1977.
Box 1 Folder 25
Armitage, Mark.
Box 1 Folder 25
Arnaud, Guy.
Box 1 Folder 27
Arnell, Richard, 1977.
Box 1 Folder 28
Arnold Schoenberg Institute.
Box 1 Folder 29
Associated Music Publishers, 1965.
Box 1 Folder 30
Austin, Arthur, 1944.
Box 1 Folder 31
Avshalomov, Jacob.
Box 1 Folder 32
Baddeley, William P.
Box 1 Folder 32
Balazs, Frederic, 1977-1979.
Box 1 Folder 34
Barab, Seymour.
Box 1 Folder 35
Barber, Samuel.
Box 1 Folder 36
Barbirolli, John, Sir, 1960.
Box 1 Folder 37
Barnett, John, 1978.
Box 1 Folder 38
Battista, Angeline, 1978.
Box 1 Folder 39
Bauer, Harold.
Box 1 Folder 40
Baumgarten, Charles (Jack), 1978-1988.
Box 1 Folder 41-42
Beach, Scott, 1976-1977.
Box 2 Folder 43
Beaton, Cecil Walter Hardy, Sir, 1979-1980.
Box 2 Folder 44
Becker, Eugene, 1965.
Box 2 Folder 45
Bender, Natalie Myra, 1976-1983.
Box 2 Folder 46
Benko, Gregor, 1977-1979.
Box 2 Folder 47
Bennett, Robert Russell.
Box 2 Folder 48
Berg, Alban, 1931.
Box 2 Folder 49
Bergen, Richard, 1954.
Box 2 Folder 50
Berger, Theodore, 1977-1978.
Box 2 Folder 51
Bernstein, Leonard, 1966.
Box 2 Folder 52
Berthoumieux, Serge, 1978-1979.
Box 2 Folder 53
Berv, Harry, 1978.
Box 2 Folder 54
Biggs, E. Power, 1977.
Box 2 Folder 55
Bing, Rudolf, Sir.
Box 2 Folder 56
Bird, John, 1977.
Box 2 Folder 57
Bitter, John.
Box 2 Folder 58
Blauvelt, Geordie Joline, 1977.
Box 2 Folder 59
Bloch, Ernest, 1917, 1977-1978.
Box 2 Folder 60
Boatwright, Helen, 1979.
Box 2 Folder 61
Bok Family.
Box 2 Folder 62
Bok, Mary Louise Curtis.
Box 2 Folder 63
Bookspan, Martin, 1977.
Box 2 Folder 64
Bornoff, Jack, 1975-1978.
Box 2 Folder 65
Boult, Adrian, Sir.
Box 2 Folder 66-67
Bright, Joyce, 1976-1979.
Box 2 Folder 68
Brinton, Patricia, 1977.
Box 2 Folder 69
British Broadcasting Corporation, 1978.
Box 2 Folder 70
Broadcast Music, Inc., 1953.
Box 2 Folder 71
Brodine, Donald, 1960-1983.
Box 2 Folder 72
Brown, Beatrice, 1962-1983.
Box 2 Folder 73
Buketoff, Igor, undated.
Box 2 Folder 74
Bullitt, Orville H., 1978-1979.
Box 2 Folder 75
Busch, Fritz.
Box 2 Folder 76
Bute, Mary Ellen, 1952-1955.
Box 2 Folder 77
Butler, John.
Box 2 Folder 78
Caillet, Lucien, 1977.
Box 2 Folder 79
Capitol Records, Inc., 1956-1959.
Box 2 Folder 80-87
Carter, Elliott.
Box 3 Folder 88
Cartwright, Jim, 1969-1970.
Box 3 Folder 89
CBS Radio, 1953.
Box 3 Folder 90
Cehanovsky, George.
Box 3 Folder 91
Chambers, James, 1970.
Box 3 Folder 92
Chaplin, Lita Grey, 1978.
Box 3 Folder 93
Charles Ives Society, 1967.
Box 3 Folder 94
Chasins, Abram.
Box 3 Folder 95-99
Chiang, Yee, 1956.
Box 3 Folder 100
Chou, Wen-Chung, 1950-1960.
Box 3 Folder 101
Claflin, Avery.
Box 3 Folder 102
Clovis, Hall, 1977-1984.
Box 3 Folder 102
Coletta, Harold, 1977.
Box 3 Folder 104
Contemporary Music Society, 1953-1963.
Box 3 Folder 105-108
Cook, Eugene, 1980-1981.
Box 3 Folder 109
Copland, Aaron, 1977.
Box 3 Folder 110
Cowell, Henry, 1955-1962.
Box 3 Folder 111-112
Cowell, Olive, 1976-1978.
Box 3 Folder 113
Corelli, Franco, 1978.
Box 3 Folder 114
Cox, Ainslee, 1970.
Box 3 Folder 115
Creston, Paul, 1977.
Box 3 Folder 116
Curtis Institute of Music, 1974-1991.
Box 3 Folder 117-119
Dalrymple, Jean, 1977.
Box 4 Folder 120
D'Amato, Anthony, 1968-1978.
Box 4 Folder 121-123
Daniel, Oliver, 1951-1977.
Box 4 Folder 124-126
Davidova, Lucia, 1976.
Box 4 Folder 127
De Loache, Benjamin.
Box 4 Folder 128
De Schauensee, Max, 1977.
Box 4 Folder 129
Decca Record Company, 1972-1973.
Box 4 Folder 130
Delarova, Eugenia, 1979.
Box 4 Folder 131
DeLay, Dorothy.
Box 4 Folder 132
Delius Trust, 1977-1983.
Box 4 Folder 133
Di Bonaventuro, Mario, 1976-1978.
Box 4 Folder 134
Diaghilev, Serge, 1979.
Box 4 Folder 135
Dolan, James, 1979.
Box 4 Folder 136
Donath, Paul, 1978.
Box 4 Folder 137
Downes, Olin.
Box 4 Folder 138
Dumm, Robert, 1979.
Box 4 Folder 139
Dunkel, Paul, 1983.
Box 4 Folder 140
Durbin, Deanna.
Box 4 Folder 141
Edinburgh International Festival, 1960-1961.
Box 4 Folder 142-143
Egge, Klaus, 1953, 1967.
Box 4 Folder 144
Egk, Werner, 1978.
Box 4 Folder 145
Eichheim, Henry, 1918-1940.
Box 4 Folder 146
Eisenhower, Dwight D., 1958.
Box 4 Folder 146
Elagin, Juri, 1958.
Box 4 Folder 148
Elgar, Edward, 1929.
Box 4 Folder 140
Everest Records (Firm), 1958-1963.
Box 4 Folder 150-151
Fairbanks, Douglas.
Box 4 Folder 152
Farberman, Harold, 1959.
Box 4 Folder 153
Fassett, James, undated.
Box 4 Folder 154
Felton, James, 1971.
Box 4 Folder 155-157
Fischer, William, 1965.
Box 4 Folder 158
Flesch, Carl F.
Box 4 Folder 159
Galušková, Milena, 1977.
Box 5 Folder 160
Garbedian, Paul, 1965.
Box 5 Folder 161
Garbo, Greta, undated.
Box 5 Folder 162
Georgiadis, John, undated.
Box 5 Folder 163
Gerhardt, Elena.
Box 5 Folder 164
Gerschefski, Martha, 1965-1977.
Box 5 Folder 165
Gish, Lillian, 1976.
Box 5 Folder 166
Glenn, Carroll, 1979.
Box 5 Folder 167
Gould, Glenn, 1965.
Box 5 Folder 168
Gould, Morton.
Box 5 Folder 169
Grady, John F., 1968-1971.
Box 5 Folder 170
Graham, Martha.
Box 5 Folder 171-172
Grainger, Ella, 1968-1981.
Box 5 Folder 173
Grainger Museum, 1914-1979.
Box 5 Folder 174-175
Grechaninov, Aleksandr Tikhonovich.
Box 5 Folder 176
Greenwood, Sadja, 1976-1984.
Box 5 Folder 177
Greissle, Felix, undated.
Box 5 Folder 178
Greville, Ursula, 1978.
Box 5 Folder 179
Griffes, Charles Tomlinson.
Box 5 Folder 180
Gross, Robert.
Box 5 Folder 181
Guarrera, Frank, 1979.
Box 5 Folder 182
Halász, László, 1946.
Box 5 Folder 183
Hall, David.
Box 5 Folder 184
Halsman, Philippe, 1979.
Box 5 Folder 185
Hammer, William C., Mrs., 1979.
Box 5 Folder 186
Hammond, Michael, 1969.
Box 5 Folder 186
Hammond, Richard P., 1978-1982.
Box 5 Folder 188
Hanff, Helene, 1978.
Box 5 Folder 189
Hanson, Howard.
Box 5 Folder 190
Hanson, Wendy, 1954.
Box 5 Folder 191
Harris, Roy, 1978.
Box 5 Folder 192
Harrison, Lou, 1979-1981.
Box 5 Folder 193
Hart, Philip, 1972.
Box 5 Folder 194
Hauser, Benjamin Gayelord, 1978.
Box 5 Folder 195
Hauser, Dorothy, 1957, 1980-1981.
Box 5 Folder 196
Haverlin, Carl, undated.
Box 5 Folder 197
Heath, Edward, 1977.
Box 5 Folder 198
Heebner, Walter S., 1980.
Box 5 Folder 199
Heermann, Hugo.
Box 5 Folder 200
Helps, Robert, 1976-1977.
Box 5 Folder 201
Henoch, Adrienne Matzenauer.
Box 5 Folder 202
Herman, Robert, 1961.
Box 5 Folder 203
Hermann, Norma, 1955, 1976-1977.
Box 5 Folder 204
Hess, William.
Box 5 Folder 205
Heyworth, Peter, 1980.
Box 5 Folder 206
Hilger, Elsa, 1979.
Box 6 Folder 207
Hindin, Lilette, 1976-1985.
Box 6 Folder 208
Hinrichsen, Evelyn, 1959-1978.
Box 6 Folder 209
Horowitz, Vladimir, 1965.
Box 6 Folder 210
Hovhaness, Alan, 1954-1977.
Box 6 Folder 211-214
Howard, Mary, 1972-1974.
Box 6 Folder 215
Hughes, Robert, 1978.
Box 5 Folder 216
Isherwood, Christopher, 1978.
Box 6 Folder 217
Iturbi, Jose, 1977.
Box 6 Folder 218
Ives, Charles, 1965.
Box 6 Folder 219-221
Jacobs, Sophia Yarnall.
Box 6 Folder 222
Jahoda, Fritz.
Box 6 Folder 223
Jhaveri, Kailas, 1977-1978.
Box 6 Folder 224
Johnson, Edward K., 1967-1979.
Box 6 Folder 225-227
Johnson, Harold Edgar, 1972, 1980.
Box 6 Folder 228
Johnson, Thomas M., 1977-1980.
Box 6 Folder 229
Jones, Elayne, 1976.
Box 6 Folder 230
Jones, Richard, 1980.
Box 6 Folder 231
Jones, Robert Edmond.
Box 6 Folder 232-233
Judson, Arthur, 1956.
Box 6 Folder 235
Kahgan, Philip A., 1979-1983.
Box 7 Folder 236
Katz, David, 1978-1982.
Box 7 Folder 237
Keller, Arthur, 1978-1980.
Box 7 Folder 238
Keller, Hans, undated.
Box 7 Folder 239
Kennedy, John F., 1961.
Box 7 Folder 240
Kennedy, Rose Fitzgerald, 1964.
Box 7 Folder 241
Khachaturian, Aram Ilích.
Box 7 Folder 242
Khrennikov, Tikhon Nikolaevich, 1973.
Box 7 Folder 243
Kincaid, William.
Box 7 Folder 244
Kirkpatrick, John, 1965.
Box 7 Folder 245
Kirkpatrick, Ralph, 1978.
Box 7 Folder 246
Kline, Donna Staley, 1990-1993.
Box 7 Folder 247
Klorman, Marcos.
Box 7 Folder 248
Kohs, Ellis B., 1977.
Box 7 Folder 249
Kolodin, Irving, 1977.
Box 7 Folder 250
Kostelanetz, Andre, 1978.
Box 7 Folder 251
Koster, Henry, 1978.
Box 7 Folder 252
Koussevitzky, Olga.
Box 7 Folder 253
Koussevitzky, Serge, 1928-1948.
Box 7 Folder 254-256
Krasner, Louis, undated.
Box 7 Folder 257
Krell, John C., 1978-1980.
Box 7 Folder 258
Kupferberg, Herbert.
Box 7 Folder 259
Landowska, Wanda, 1950-1952.
Box 7 Folder 260
Lange, Kristian, 1978.
Box 7 Folder 261
Langton, Basil.
Box 7 Folder 262
Lawrence, Lucile.
Box 7 Folder 263
Lawrence, Harold, 1977-1978.
Box 7 Folder 264
Leimer, Kurt, 1956.
Box 7 Folder 265
Leonard, Richard, 1982.
Box 7 Folder 266
Leslie, Jean K., 1978.
Box 7 Folder 267
Lessard, John, undated.
Box 7 Folder 268
Levin, Sylvan, 1929-1983.
Box 7 Folder 269-273
Library of Congress.
Box 8 Folder 274
Liebermann, Rolf.
Box 8 Folder 275
Lieberson, Goddard, 1977.
Box 8 Folder 276
Loeffler, Charles Martin.
Box 8 Folder 277
Loewenwarter, Paul, 1976.
Box 8 Folder 278
London Symphony Orchestra, 1958-1961.
Box 8 Folder 279-280
Luening, Otto, 1959-1985.
Box 8 Folder 281
Lutov, Natasha.
Box 8 Folder 282
Lyons, Josephine.
Box 8 Folder 283
McGinn, Robert, 1979-1981.
Box 8 Folder 284
McGillen, Geoffrey.
Box 8 Folder 285
McIlhenny, Henry, 1964.
Box 8 Folder 286
Mahler, Gustav.
Box 8 Folder 287
Marcus, Leonard, 1978.
Box 8 Folder 288
Marston, H. Ward, 1978.
Box 8 Folder 289
Mayer, William R., 1979.
Box 8 Folder 290
Measham, David, undated.
Box 8 Folder 291
Mehta, Zubin.
Box 8 Folder 292
Mencken, H.L.
Box 8 Folder 293
Mengelberg, Wilem.
Box 8 Folder 294
Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1969.
Box 8 Folder 295
Menuhin, Yehudi, 1958, 1966.
Box 8 Folder 296
Merrill, Evangeline Johnson, 1985.
Box 8 Folder 297-298
Mikhailov, Dzh. K., 1974-1978.
Box 8 Folder 299
Milhaud, Madeleine, 1972-1979.
Box 8 Folder 300
Mitchell, John D.
Box 8 Folder 301
Montgomery, Mary Binney.
Box 8 Folder 302
Muller, Herman E.
Box 8 Folder 303
Nabokov, Nicolas.
Box 8 Folder 304
Nederlandsche Concertdirectie J. Beek, 1955-1961.
Box 8 Folder 305-306
Nikisch, Arthur.
Box 8 Folder 307
Nilsson, Birgit, 1979.
Box 8 Folder 308
Nixon, Richard, 1972.
Box 8 Folder 309
Norman, Dorothy, 1981.
Box 8 Folder 310
O'Gorman, James F., 1979.
Box 8 Folder 311
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1972.
Box 8 Folder 312
O'Neill, Ruth, 1928-1976.
Box 8 Folder 313-314
Orff, Carl.
Box 8 Folder 315
Ormandy, Eugene.
Box 8 Folder 316
Panufnik, Andrezej, 1966.
Box 8 Folder 317
Paris, Francklyn Wynne, undated.
Box 8 Folder 317
Penha, Michel.
Box 8 Folder 319
Perlis, Vivian, 1969-1978.
Box 8 Folder 320
Peyser, Joan, 1982.
Box 8 Folder 321
Philadelphia Orchestra Association, 1964-1981.
Box 8 Folder 322
Philadelphia Orchestra Pension Fund, 1964.
Box 8 Folder 323
Phillips, Edna, 1976, undated.
Box 8 Folder 324
Piston, Walter, 1965.
Box 8 Folder 325
Pleasants, Henry, 1977.
Box 8 Folder 326
Pollikoff, Max, 1974.
Box 8 Folder 327
Previn, André, 1979.
Box 9 Folder 328
Prince-Joseph, Bruce, 1977.
Box 9 Folder 329
Prokofiev, Lina.
Box 9 Folder 330
Pryor, William Lee, 1960-1982.
Box 9 Folder 331
Pyle, Thomas, 1966.
Box 9 Folder 332
Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1927.
Box 9 Folder 333
Radamsky, Sergei, 1927.
Box 9 Folder 334
Radio Corporation of America, 1951-1961.
Box 9 Folder 335-338
Reis, Claire R., 1939-1945.
Box 9 Folder 339
Rerikh, S.N. (Sviatoslav Nikolaevich), 1980.
Box 9 Folder 340-341
Rhodes, Luba Stokowski, 1977-1984.
Box 9 Folder 342
Ricciardi, Filomena, 1978.
Box 9 Folder 343
Riegger, Wallingford, 1957.
Box 9 Folder 344
Rivera, Diego, 1978.
Box 9 Folder 345
Robinson, Francis, 1977.
Box 9 Folder 346
Rockefeller Archive Center, 1964-1966.
Box 9 Folder 347
Rollins, Leighton, 1954-1981.
Box 9 Folder 348-357
Rorem, Ned.
Box 9 Folder 358
Roosevelt, Oliver, 1971-1977.
Box 9 Folder 359
Rosenbaum, Samuel, 1966-1972.
Box 9 Folder 360
Rossiter, David, 1978.
Box 9 Folder 361
Rostropovich, Mstislav.
Box 9 Folder 362
Rubin, Cyma, 1966-1981.
Box 9 Folder 363
Rubinstein, Artur.
Box 9 Folder 364
SFverud, Harald.
Box 10 Folder 365
Samaroff Stokowski, Olga.
Box 10 Folder 366-368
Sargeant, Winthrop.
Box 10 Folder 369
Saygun, Ahmed Adnan, 1969.
Box 10 Folder 369
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1927-1949.
Box 10 Folder 372-375
Schoenberg, Lawrence A., 1978-1983.
Box 10 Folder 376
Schulhof, Andrew, 1950-1956.
Box 10 Folder 376
Schuller, Gunther, 1974-1980.
Box 10 Folder 382
Schuman, William, 1948-1968.
Box 10 Folder 383-384
Scribner, William, 1980.
Box 10 Folder 385
Scott, F. M., 1980-1981.
Box 10 Folder 386
Sebastian, John.
Box 11 Folder 387
Seldes, Gilbert.
Box 11 Folder 388
Serebrier, José, 1968.
Box 11 Folder 389
Serkin, Rudolf.
Box 11 Folder 390
Seroff, Victor Ilyitch.
Box 11 Folder 391
Shear, Nancy, 1965-1980.
Box 11 Folder 392
Sherman, Editta.
Box 11 Folder 393
Shostakovich, Dimitri Dmitrievich, 1973.
Box 11 Folder 394
Shulman, Alan.
Box 11 Folder 395
Shumsky, Oscar.
Box 11 Folder 396
Sibelius, Jean, 1931-1977.
Box 11 Folder 397-398
Siegel, Sophie L., 1980, undated.
Box 11 Folder 399
Siegmeister, Elie, 1978.
Box 11 Folder 400
Simon, Robert, 1981.
Box 11 Folder 401
Sorel, Claudette, 1931-1983.
Box 11 Folder 402
Soria, Dorle, 1978.
Box 11 Folder 403
Souzay, Gérard, 1952.
Box 11 Folder 404
Stafford, Gordon, 1976-1977.
Box 11 Folder 405
Still, William Grant, 1945-1978.
Box 11 Folder 406
Stock, Percy John, 1977-1979.
Box 11 Folder 407
Stokowski, Stan, 1978-1979.
Box 11 Folder 408
Stuckenschmidt, Hans Heinz.
Box 11 Folder 409
Surinach, Carlos, 1981, undated.
Box 11 Folder 410
Szigeti, Joseph.
Box 11 Folder 410
Tan, Margaret Leng, 1982.
Box 11 Folder 411
Taubman, Hyman Howard.
Box 11 Folder 412
Tcherepnin, Alexander.
Box 11 Folder 413
Tennyson, Jean, 1977-1978.
Box 11 Folder 414
Theosophical Society in America, 1979.
Box 11 Folder 415
Thomson, Virgil, 1982.
Box 11 Folder 416
Thorbecke, Sonya Stokowksi, 1977-1983.
Box 11 Folder 417
Thorne, Francis, undated.
Box 11 Folder 418
Tipton, Mary, 1983.
Box 11 Folder 419
Toscanini, Arturo.
Box 11 Folder 420
Totenberg, Roman, 1976.
Box 11 Folder 421
Trivett, William K., 1950.
Box 11 Folder 422
Trotter, William R.
Box 11 Folder 423
Turkey. Haberler Büroso (New York, N.Y.) (Turkish Information Office).
Box 12 Folder 424
United Artists Corporation, 1959-1971.
Box 12 Folder 425-426
Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1976-1978.
Box 12 Folder 427-436
Vanguard Recording Society, 1959-1962.
Box 12 Folder 437
VarPse, Louise.
Box 12 Folder 438
Vaughan, Denis, 1977-1979.
Box 12 Folder 439-440
Vaughan Williams, Ursula, 1952-1976.
Box 12 Folder 441
Villa-Lobos, Heitor and Villa-Lobos, Arminda, 1961-1980.
Box 12 Folder 442-443
Vogel, Adolph, 1978.
Box 12 Folder 444-445
Walton, William.
Box 12 Folder 446
WAMC (Radio station : Albany, N.Y.), 1973.
Box 12 Folder 447
Wargo, Martin J., 1964-1978.
Box 12 Folder 448
Webster, Beveridge.
Box 12 Folder 449
Weigl, Vally, 1968-1980.
Box 12 Folder 450
Whyte, Bert.
Box 13 Folder 451
WHYY (Radio station : Philadelphia, Pa.).
Box 13 Folder 452
Williams, Camilla, 1979-1985.
Box 12 Folder 453
Williams, David McK., 1978.
Box 13 Folder 454
Wilson, John, 1902-1978.
Box 13 Folder 455
Wuliger, David.
Box 13 Folder 456
Wulsin, Lucien, 1977.
Box 13 Folder 457
Whyton, Alec.
Box 13 Folder 458
Yardumian, Richard, 1937-1985.
Box 13 Folder 459
Yarustovski, Boris, 1978.
Box 13 Folder 460
Zahn, Anita, 1945-1979.
Box 13 Folder 461
Zakariasen, Bill, 1979.
Box 13 Folder 462
Zimbalist, Efrem, 1977.
Box 13 Folder 463
Unidentified, 1987-1989.
Box 13 Folder 464

Series Description

A few transcripts of Oliver Daniel's interviews were missing from his research papers when the collection was given to the University of Pennsylvania. The interviews have all been cataloged online, but researchers should be aware that not all interviews have transcripts available, although the majority do. This information is noted in each cataloging record. For a complete listing of interviews, do the following title search in Franklin: Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel. The transfer and preservation of the sound recordings in this collection was contracted to an outside firm. The labels on the compact disks provided for patron use may have a few inaccuracies regarding dates and spelling of names. Researchers should use the information in the on-line catalog records for these interviews and transcripts, rather than the labels.

Transcripts are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the interviewee with complete transcripts of the radio program "The Stokowski Story," produced by WHYY-FM in Philadelphia, are filed separately at the end. In addition to transcripts, folders may also contain a few clippings, mostly obituaries of the interviewees who died before Daniel's manuscript was published.

Aaron, Arthur – Beach, Scott.
Box 14 Folder 465-491
Bender, Natalie – Bok, Nellie Lee.
Box 15 Folder 492-518
Bolet, Jorge – Copland, Aaron.
Box 16 Folder 519-549
Cox, Ainslee – Dunkel, Paul.
Box 17 Folder 550-578
Eger, Joseph – Graffman, Gary.
Box 18 Folder 579-608
Graham, Martha – Hanson, Wendy.
Box 19 Folder 609-632
Harris, Roy – Johnston, Ben.
Box 20 Folder 633-660
Jones, Elayne – Lessard, John.
Box 21 Folder 661-688
Levin, Sylvan – Mayes, Samuel.
Box 22 Folder 689-717
Mennin, Peter – Myers, Paul.
Box 23 Folder 718-742
Narayana Menon, V. K. – Reiner, Carlotta.
Box 24 Folder 743-774
Reis, Claire – Scott, Howard.
Box 25 Folder 775-801
Serebrier, Jose – Stokowski, Leopold.
Box 26 Folder 802-835
Stokowski, Leopold.
Box 27 Folder 836-870
Stokowski, Leopold (tributes) – Truax, Carol.
Box 28 Folder 871-905
Tuckwell, Barry – Zimbalist, Efrem.
Box 29 Folder 906-931
WHYY. "Stokowski Story," Chapters 1-30.
Box 30 Folder 932-961

Description & Arrangement

This subseries contains photocopies of Stokowski's outgoing correspondence, copies of Stokowski's managers' correspondence (particularly Andrew Schulhof during the 1950s) and copies of Oliver Daniel's correspondence to Stokowski, particularly from 1950-1972. There are also memos and itineraries for Stokowski's travel and Oliver Daniel's extensive chronological notes on events in Stokowski's life. The material is arranged chronologically.

Stokowski correspondence, 1902-1956.
Box 31 Folder 962-981
Stokowski correspondence, 1957-1977.
Box 32 Folder 982-1000
Description & Arrangement

This subseries, arranged chronologically, is comprised of a few contracts which Oliver Daniel had access to, including a copy of the incorporation papers for the American Symphony Orchestra in 1962.

1947-1962.
Box 32 Folder 1001-1009
Description & Arrangement

This subseries includes some original programs from Stokowski's performances, especially from 1960-1972. However, for the most part these chronologically arranged folders contain Oliver Daniel's lists of the repertoire performed by Stokowski on his programs from 1912-1974. The folders also contain brief typed excerpts from Oliver Daniel's diaries or day books regarding Stokowski's schedule.

1912-1956.
Box 33 Folder 1010-1042
1957-1966.
Box 34 Folder 1043-1056
1967-1977.
Box 35 Folder 1057-1073
Description & Arrangement

Reviews of Leopold Stokowski's performances, arranged chronologically, 1909- 1977. Oliver Daniel labeled these folders "Reviews, articles, etc."

Reviews, articles, etc., 1909-1966.
Box 36 Folder 1074-1118
Reviews, articles, etc., 1967-1977.
Box 37 Folder 1119-1129
Arrangement & Description

Clippings are arranged chronologically and includes Stokowski obituaries, 1977.

1905-1933.
Box 38 Folder 1130-1161
1934-1954.
Box 39 Folder 1162-1188
1955-1968.
Box 40 Folder 1189-1207
1969-1980.
Box 41 Folder 1208-1223
Arrangement

Miscellaneous notes are arranged alphabetically by subject.

American Symphony Orchestra.
Box 42 Folder 1224
"Beginning".
Box 42 Folder 1225
Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Box 42 Folder 1226
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Box 42 Folder 1227-1228
Fantasia.
Box 42 Folder 1229-1231
Houston Symphony Orchestra.
Box 42 Folder 1232-1233
London.
Box 42 Folder 1234
NBC Symphony Orchestra.
Box 42 Folder 1235
New York Philharmonic.
Box 42 Folder 1236
Opera.
Box 42 Folder 1237
Philadelphia Orchestra.
Box 42 Folder 1238
St. Bartholomew's, New York, N.Y.
Box 42 Folder 1239
St. James, Piccadilly, London.
Box 42 Folder 1240
Articles and essays written by Stokowski.
Box 42 Folder 1241-1242
Articles about Stokowski.
Box 42 Folder 1243
Press releases.
Box 42 Folder 1244
Stokowski itineraries, undated.
Box 42 Folder 1245
Note

Dated itineraries are filed in the chronological files, Folders 962-1000.

Stokowski family members.
Stokowski biographical sketches.
Box 43 Folder 1247-1249
Stokowski 90th birthday celebration.
Box 43 Folder 1250-1252
Stokowski house.
Box 43 Folder 1253
Stokowski miscellaneous notes.
Box 43 Folder 1254-1255
Universal Studios. 100 Men and a Girl.
Box 43 Folder 1256

Description

Complete typescript submitted to the publisher, with editorial corrections.

Typescript, foreword, chapters 1-33.
Box 44 Folder 1257-1270
Typescript, chapters 34-61.
Box 45 Folder 1271-1281
Typescript, chapters 62-86.
Box 46 Folder 1282-1294
Description

Incomplete copy of the final manuscript, edited by Alan Klots, with index and miscellaneous illustrations.

Typescript, chapters 2-13.
Box 47 Folder 1295-1300
Typescript, chapters 26-35a.
Box 47 Folder 1301-1304
Index, book.
Box 47 Folder 1305-1307
List and index, cassette tapes.
Box 47 Folder 1308
Images used as illustrations in book.
Box 47 Folder 1309

Series Description

This series comprises 2 albums of photographic prints used as illustrations for Stokowski: A Counterpoint of View, arranged in the order in which they appeared in the book (roughly, but not exactly, in chronological order). There is an additional small album of photographs not used in the book, of subjects other than Leopold Stokowski.

Photographs used as illustrations in Stokowski: A Counterpoint of View, circa 1886-1952.
Box 48 Folder unknown container
Photographs used as illustrations in Stokowski: A Counterpoint of View, 1953-1977.
Box 49 Folder unknown container
Photographs used as illustrations in Stokowski: A Counterpoint of View.
Box 50 Folder unknown container
Description

These include a few photographs of individuals and a series of photographs of a luncheon [possibly honoring Shostakovich at the Century Club in New York in June 1973], no identification on photographs. (See Shostakovich correspondence, 13 July 1973).

Series Description

Oliver Daniel began interviewing for his book in 1976. During 1976 and 1977 he conducted a number of interviews in person; he also conducted a large number of interviews over the phone. In addition, a few individuals taped their own reminiscences of Stokowski and mailed the cassettes to Daniel. Oliver Daniel and his colleague Donald J. Ott also used the tape recorder to take notes immediately following interviews and to dictate correspondence. There are some transcripts of these notes and letters. Finally, Daniel attempted to obtain copies of all interviews that had been conducted with Leopold Stokowski over the years on radio and television, these interviews date from the 1940s to 1977. The sources and dates of the recordings made by Daniel are often not noted on the cassette tapes.

Description & Arrangement

Copies of taped interviews for patron use on compact disks. Numbered sequentially, 1-252.

CD 001 - CD 028.
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CD 029 - CD 056.
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CD 057 - CD 084.
Box 53 Folder unknown container
CD 085 - CD 112.
Box 54 Folder unknown container
CD 113 - CD 140.
Box 55 Folder unknown container
CD 141 - CD 168.
Box 56 Folder unknown container
CD 169 - CD 196.
Box 57 Folder unknown container
CD 197 - CD 224.
Box 58 Folder unknown container
CD 225 - CD 252.
Box 59 Folder unknown container
Description

Cassette tapes recorded by Oliver Daniel and others. Not to be used by the public or duplicated. Daniel's list of these cassettes and a partial index to their contents is located in Folder 1308, Box 47.

Tapes 1-46.
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Tapes 47-93.
Box 61 Folder unknown container
Tapes 94-137.
Box 62 Folder unknown container
Tapes 138-162.
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Tapes 0.1 - 0.29, and unnumbered tapes A-F.
Box 64 Folder unknown container
Description

Preservation reel to reel tapes. Sound tape reels, analog, 7 ½ ips, 2 tracks, NAB standard. Tapes recorded November and December 2000. Not to be used.

Tapes 1-10.
Box 65 Folder unknown container
Tapes 11-20.
Box 66 Folder unknown container
Tapes 21-30.
Box 67 Folder unknown container
Tapes 31-40.
Box 68 Folder unknown container
Tapes 41-50.
Box 69 Folder unknown container
Tapes 51-60.
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Tapes 61-70.
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Tapes 71-80.
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Tapes 81-90.
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Tapes 91-100.
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Tapes 101-110.
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Tapes 111-120.
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Tapes 121-130.
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Tapes 131-140.
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Tapes 141-150.
Box 79 Folder unknown container
Tapes 151-160.
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Tapes 161-170.
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Tapes 171-180.
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Tapes 181-190.
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Tapes 191-200.
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Tapes 201-210.
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Tapes 211-220.
Box 86 Folder unknown container
Tapes 221-230.
Box 87 Folder unknown container
Tapes 231-240.
Box 88 Folder unknown container
Tapes 241-250.
Box 89 Folder unknown container
Tapes 251-252; 7" reel to reel copies of the "Stokowski Story".
Box 90 Folder unknown container

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