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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in three series. Series I: Original Accession[ca. 1915]-1968; Series II: Later Accession- Scores, undated; Subseries II.1 Manuscript Music, undated; Subseries II.2 Printed music, undated; Series III: Sound recordings, 1939-1966, undated.
Scope and Content
The Eda Rapoport Papers are comprised primarily of music manuscripts authored by Rapoport, many of which are autographs. While most of the manuscripts are undated, they are accompanied by bound albums, which contain vinyl recordings of concerts given by Rapoport throughout her career. Most of the records are labeled according to the date and piece performed, and span between 1939 and 1966. The collection also features a small selection of printed music, originally intended for commercial distribution. Also, diaries of her musical life, 1932-1948, kept by her husband, Boris Rapoport.
The container list for Series I was compiled from the labels on the individual boxes; there is a full list of items available in this series in the Manuscript Card Catalog located in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
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Restrictions on Access
Boxes 1-9 and 13 are located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Selected unique time-based media items have been reformatted and are available onsite via the Digital Library Collections portal. Commercial materials are not routinely digitized. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of both the physical property and copyright. To request permission to quote or publish, please contact the RBML at email@example.com.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Eda Rothstein Rapoport papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed Megan Darlington August 2012.
2009-06-26 File created.
2012-08-09 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi
2012-08-09 XML document revised by Megan Darlington
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Eda Rapoport was a Jewish American composer and pianist. Born December 25, 1890 in Daugavpils, Latvia, she later immigrated to the United States, where she lived much of her life in New York. Considered a prolific composer of her day, she arranged several hundred compositions for piano, violin, voice, and symphony orchestra. Rapoport died on May 9, 1968 at her home in Manhattan.