Angelaires periodical clippings, 1950-1991, bulk: 1953-1957
Scope and Contents
This subseries contains press clippings from newspapers, the Musical America, and other periodicals. Materials include full periodicals, articles that have been cut out or photocopied, and typed biographies and histories for reporters. The majority of clippings were collected by the mother of one the ensemble members, between 1953 and 1957. The rest seemed to be collected by various members. Content of the articles regards concert critiques, history of the ensemble, biographies of the members, promotions on upcoming concerts, and on the death of their manager Howard Lanin. Dates range 1950-1991 with bulk between 1953-1957.
- Majority of material found within 1953-1957
- Angelaires (Musical group) (creator, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish materials from Angelaires records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
The Angelaires Harp Ensemble (approximately 1950-1958) was a popular touring music production accross the United States and Canada.
The Angelaires began as the Philadephia Harp Ensemble – a group of five Curtis Institute students under the direction of Virginia Werner Hatter. These five were Elizabeth Yockey, Jeanne Fintz, Virginia Werner Hatter, Carol Baum, and Marian Harding. During this time they were discovered Howard Lanin. Under the direction of Carlos Salzedo, and many employed arrangers, the ensemble transformed into a production. The arrangements came from Carlos Salzedo, Paul Soffray (Carol Baum’s Husband), Maurice Peress, and many others. They began touring in 1951, and by their 1953-1954 season they were hitting over 100 venues in the United States and Canada. During this time they were featured on such programs as Ed Sullivan’s “Toast of the Town." The Angelaires have also appeard in shows and concerts with such important stars as James Melton, Kate Smith, Herb Shriner, Victor Borge, Conrad Thibault, Andre Kostelanetz, Vivian Della Chiesa, Paul Lavelle, and Frank Sinatra. The members of the Angelaires from 1951-1958 include: Patricia Wentworth, Gayle Horn, Jude Mollenhauer, Ruther Wickersham, Joan Harrison, Genevieve Duffy, Bonnie Ward, Marjo Breusing, Jaleen Haden, Lizbeth Wilfey, Jeanne Chalifoux, Kathleen Haden, Diane Williams, Marian Harding, Bonnie Ward, and Nanette Norton.
Language of Materials
This subseries maintains it's original order.