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Isidore Witmark papers, 1903-1939

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1365
Bib ID 4079490 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Witmark, Isidore, 1871-1941
Title Isidore Witmark papers, 1903-1939
Physical Description 2 boxes (2 boxes)
Language(s) English .

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Forty-three letters to Witmark which were taken out of autographed books given to the University by Mr. Witmark. The letters are from leading authors and artists of the world, chief among them John Kendrick Bangs, Harry B. Smith, and Frederick Kummar. They are mostly friendly notes, some of them in connection with Witmark's requests that authors autograph books for his library. Also, eight manuscript music scores written by various composers including Victor Herbert for the wedding of Witmark and Viola Cahn; and printed matter including programs, clippings, and prospectuses, two autographed photographs, and a typescript catalog of the "Autograph Library of Isidore Witmark, Esq.".

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

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); Isidore Witmark 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

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Revision Description

2010-04-05 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Autographs (manuscripts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scores (documents for music) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Artists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bangs, John Kendrick, 1862-1922 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Composers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kummar, Frederick Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Music publishing -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Smith, Harry B (Harry Bache), 1860-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wedding music Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Witmark, Viola Cahn Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American music publisher.