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   Eda Rothstein Rapoport Papers, [ca. 1915]-1968.

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

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Summary Information

Abstract

Eda Rapoport was a Jewish American composer and pianist. Her papers are comprised primarily of manuscripts of musical scores arranged by Rapoport, as well as commercially-printed music. The collection also features vinyl recordings of concerts given by Rapoport throughout her career.

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079252 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Rapoport, Eda Rothstein, 1890-1968.
Title:Eda Rothstein Rapoport Papers, [ca. 1915]-1968.
Physical description:11.25 linear ft. (24 music file boxes, 12 manuscript boxes, and 1 oversized box)
Language(s):In English, Yiddish, and French.
Access: This collection is located on-site. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series:

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Description

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.

Series II: Later Accession-Scores

This series is comprised of musical scores authored by Rapoport, and includes both manuscript and printed material.

Subseries II.1. Manuscript music

The bulk of the collection, this subseries contains manuscript musical scores, most of which are autographs. While most are not original manuscripts, the vast majority are engravings in Rapoport’s own handwriting. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by title.

Subseries II.2. Printed music

This subseries contains printed reproductions of Rapoport’s works. Unlike Subseries I.1, they are not handwritten copies; rather, they are machine-produced and were intended for commercial distribution. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by title.

Series II. Sound recordings

This subseries features eight albums containing vinyl recordings of various concerts given by Rapoport throughout her career. Included also is a recording on magnetic tape. The albums are dated between 1939 and 1966 and are arranged in their original order. They are accompanied by an itemized list of the works performed and date recorded, though this information is not available for every recording. The albums are fragile and should be handled with care.

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Using the Collection

RBML

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

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 rbml@columbia.edu.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Eda Rothstein Rapoport 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. Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard
    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

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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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Genre/Form

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autographs (manuscripts).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
diaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
scores.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
sheet music.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
sound recordings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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Jewish composers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Music.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rapoport, Boris.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rapoport, Eda Rothstein, 1890-1968.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women composers-- United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

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.

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