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New York City Opera records, 1943-2013

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1684
Bib ID 10567054 View CLIO record
Creator(s) New York City Opera
Title New York City Opera records, 1943-2013
Physical Description circa 400 linear feet (approximately 400 records storage cartons, 35 TB of digitized material, and oversized material)
Language(s) English .
Access

Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Description

Summary

New York City Opera records consist of administrative, financial, production, business records, including contracts, stage guides, opera scores, programs, playbills, photographs, posters, memorabilia, and audio-visual materials, dating from 1943 to 2013.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); New York City Opera records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--New York City Opera. Method of acquisition--Deposit (converted to gift in 2021); Date of acquisition--2013. Accession number--2013-2014-M073.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Audiocassettes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
CD-Rs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Costumes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fliers (printed matter) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Librettos (documents for music) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Payrolls Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Playbills Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Posters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Programs (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sound recordings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
VHS Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Video recordings (physical artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
electronic records (digital records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
hard drives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
negatives (photographs) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
New York City Opera Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Opera Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Opera -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Opera -- United States -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Operas -- Scores Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Performing arts -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sills, Beverly Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stage lighting Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Steel, George Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater -- Production and direction Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater -- Stage-setting and scenery Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

New York City Opera (NYCO) was famously dubbed "The People's Opera" by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia at its founding in 1943. The Opera's mission is to inspire audiences with innovative and theatrically compelling opera at an affordable price.