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Constance Hope papers, 1931-1975

Summary Information

Abstract

The Constance Hope papers cover over 40 years of Hope's associations with hundreds of performers and chronicles her career in the field of artists' and commercial publicity.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0611
Bib ID 4078909 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Hope, Constance, 1908-1977
Title Constance Hope papers, 1931-1975
Physical Description 7.09 linear feet (17 document boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

The following boxes are located offsite: Boxes 6-17. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: Series I: Correspondence; Series II: Manuscripts.

Description

Summary

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.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located offsite: Boxes 6-17. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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); Constance Hope papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

Related Materials

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.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Revision Description

2020-06-29 PDF replaced with full finding aid (JR)

Subject Headings

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Autographs (manuscripts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Concert agents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Conductors (Music) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hurst, Fannie, 1889-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lehmann, Lotte Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Leinsdorf, Erich, 1912-1993 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moore, Grace, 1898-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Musicians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Performing arts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pons, Lily, 1898-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Public relations consultants Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Singers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Walter, Bruno, 1876-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women singers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.