Edna Talbott Whitley scrapbooks

Abstract

The Edna Talbot Whitley scrapbooks contain programs from concerts held in the central Kentucky area, predominantly Lexington.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Edna Talbott Whitley scrapbooks
Creator
Whitley, Edna Talbott, 1891-
Extent
0.45 Cubic feet
Subjects
Ballet programs.
Concert programs.
Concerts--Kentucky.
Music appreciation.
Music--Kentucky--Lexington.
Opera programs
Performing arts--Outlines, syllabi, etc.
Programs
Theater--Kentucky--Lexington.
Arrangement
The collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Amanda M. Reeve
Preferred Citation
62M102 : [Identification of item], Edna Talbott Whitley scrapbooks, 1920-1932, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Edna Talbott Whitley was born in 1891 in Paris, Kentucky to Robert C. Talbott, a lawyer, and Sallie Scott Grimes. Edna married Wade Hampton Whitley on June 10, 1909. Edna became a Kentucky historian and published works including Kentucky Ante-Bellum Portraiture in 1956, George Berk an Eighteenth Century Painter, and in 1969 she compiled a list of cabinetmakers in Kentucky.
Scope and Content
The Edna Talbot Whitley scrapbooks contain programs from concerts held in the central Kentucky area, predominantly Lexington. The collection contains three scrapbooks of programs representing concerts given by major artists as well as local performers. Along with Lexington concert programs are others from Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Chautauqua, N.Y., and Paris, Ky. Among the well-known performers to appear in these concerts are Pablo Casals, Percy Grainger, Jascha Heifetz, Vladimir Horowitz, Fritz Kreisler, John McCormack, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Fritz Reiner and John Philip Sousa. Major symphony orchestras represented are the Cincinnati Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Minneapolis Symphony and the New York Symphony. Some ballet and opera programs are included, as well as a few concert reviews.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Scrapbook, 1920-1926

  • Box 1, Folder 1
This scrapbook is labeled Roll Book.
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Scrapbook, 1925 October 8 - 1932 February 7

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Scrapbook, 1925 October 27 - 1928 April 14

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Edna Whitley letter, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4
This letter came from the 1925 October 27 - 1928 April 14 scrapbook. It was loose in front of the first page of the scrapbook.
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Signed copy of poem More about Lindbergh,, 1927

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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