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This collection is arranged in two series: Series I: Correspondence; Series II: Manuscripts.
Correspondence, contracts, photographs, and printed material of Constance Hope. The materials relate to her associations with the artists for whom she acted as an agent. Correspondents include Fannie Hurst, Lotte Lehmann, Erich Leinsdorf, Lily Pons, Bruno Walter, Grace Moore, Leopold Stokowski, and Leonard Bernstein.
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Constance Hope papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
Constance Hope is the author of Publicity is Broccoli, also available on microfilm. See also Mary B. Bowling's "Such Interesting People: Singers, Musicians and Constance Hope," Columbia Library Columns, Vol. 26, No.1 (November 1976), 3-15.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Berliner, Constance Hope. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1975. Accession number--M-75.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.
Constance Hope's autobiography "Publicity is Broccoli" was removed from Box 17 and cataloged. Copy, with dust jacket, inscribed by Hope: "To Columbia University of the story of my life with thanks Constance Hope Berliner Dec 18th 1975."
2020-06-29 PDF replaced with full finding aid (JR)
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Public relations specialist, artists' representative.
Constance Hope was a graduate of Barnard College. She served as the New York representative for foreign publication of Fairchild Publications and advertising representative for Women's Wear magazine. Later, a public relations counsel for many opera stars, she established Constance Hope Associates, whose clients included Grace Moore, Lily Pons, Jeanette MacDonald, Lauritz Melchior, Bruno Walter, Rose Bampton and Elisabeth Rethberg. She also served as the publicity director for the Metropolitan Opera and the Director of Artist Relations in the Red Seal Records division of RCA. She was married to Milton Lionel Berliner.