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   Max Rabinoff Papers, 1908-1961

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Max Rabinoff Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079244 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Rabinoff, Max.
Title:Max Rabinoff Papers, 1908-1961
Physical description:ca. 974 items (4 boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located on-site.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 4 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Papers and correspondence of Rabinoff. Part of the collection relates to Rabinoff's endeavors in opera in Chicago, New York, and Boston and to his founding the American Institute of Operatic Art. The second part of the collection concerns his career as an economic advisor to the republics of Estonia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan, his work on the development of the Export Import Bank, and his interest in trade with Russia. Included in the collection are many photographs, clippings, and programs. Many of these pertain to the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova who was introduced to American audiences by Rabinoff.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

The series contains the cataloged correspondence of Max Rabinoff, and is organized by last name of correspondent. Contracts, news articles, calling cards, and photographs of or about the correspondent are included . Correspondents include Lee de Forest, Otto Kahn, Leopold Stokowsky, and Vera Tchaikovsky.

Series II: Arranged Correspondence

The series contains correspondence arranged in alphabetical order by last name of correspondent. The series includes letters to Rabinoff from Lyn Stiebel-Hunt (professionally known as "Saharah") and New York Times music critic Howard Taubman.

Series III: Artifacts/Ephemera

The series contains material related to Rabinoff's activities as a music impresario. It is arranged chronologically and consists of correspondence, musical programs, photographs, and clippings.

Series IV: Business

The series contains clippings, correspondence, speeches, and photostats relating to Rabinoff's work as economic adviser to Estonia and Georgia, and as a promoter of trade with Russia.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Max Rabinoff Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 08/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-02-24 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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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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Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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CUL Collections:
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American Institute of Operatic Art.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Azerbaijan--Economic conditions.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ballerinas--Soviet Union.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Economists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Estonia--Economic conditions.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Export Import Bank.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Georgia (Republic)--Economic conditions.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Impresarios.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
International economic relations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
International trade.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Opera--Illinois--Chicago.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Opera--Massachusetts--Boston.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Opera--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Soviet Union--Commerce.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Soviet Union--Economic conditions.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Musical impresario, international economist.

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