Guide to the Alexander Merovitch Papers
1935-1961

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Creator: Merovitch, Alexander, 1895-1965
Title: Alexander Merovitch papers
Dates: 1935-1961 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 3.0 linear feet (2 containers and 6 volumes)
Collection Number: Ax 288
Summary: Alexander Merovitch of St. Petersburg, Russia, was an impressario, and managed, represented, promoted and/or advised the musicians: Vladimir Horowitz, Nathan Milstein, Gregor Piatigorsky, Vladimir Golschmann, Guido Cantelli, Peter Herman Adler, Massimo Freccia, Paul Strauss, and Oscar Shumsky. The collection contains sheet music, contracts, photographs, and papers concerning the artists he managed.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

Alexander Merovitch was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was an impressario, and managed the early American and European careers of Vladimir Horowitz, Nathan Milstein, and Gregor Piatigorsky. He was a representative, promoter, and adviser to Vladimir Golschmann, Guido Cantelli, Peter Herman Adler, Massimo Freccia, Paul Strauss, and Oscar Shumsky.

Content Description

The collection contains sheet music, contracts, photographs, and papers concerning the artists he managed.

The papers concerning artists he managed are organized by the artist's name and include: Guido Cantelli, Massimo Freccia, Vladimir Horowitz, and Oscar Shumsky.

Sheet music includes published piano numbers by Alfred Mirovitch.

There is also a manuscript (engraver's copy) of Samuel Barber's "Concerto for Violincello and Orchestra" (op. 22), and a letter from Peter Adler.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Alexander Merovitch papers, Ax 288, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.


Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Merovitch, Alexander, 1895-1965
  • Subject Terms :
  • Artists--United States
  • Piano music.
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Photographs
    • Sheet music

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