Ellis Schuman photographs, approximately 1908-2006
Scope and Contents
Contains photographs of Ellis Schuman and other harpists including Alice Chalifoux, Douglas Rioth, Roslyn Rensch, Marcella Decray, Lynne Wainwright Palmer, Derek Bell, Edward Druzinsky, Mildred Dilling, Henriette Renie, Marcel Grandjany, Salvatore Mario de Stefano, Alberto Salvi and Maria Ludwig. Many of the photographs are autographed and labeled. Also contains a photocopy of a print from the private collection of Ellis Schuman that was used on the cover of the American Harp Journal in 2005. Materials date from 1908-2005.
- approximately 1908-2006
- Schuman, Ellis (collector, Person)
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Open to public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Ellis Schuman papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Ellis Schuman (born 1931) is a performing artist, composer, and teacher.
Schuman was born in Chicago in 1931 and studied with prominent instructors such as Rudolph Ganz, Karel Boreslav Jirak, Mildred Dilling, Marie Ludwig Giordano, and Hans Tischler. He performed on piano and harp with Chicago's Musica Viva Quintet, and toured with the Baroque Repertory Ensemble as harpsichordist.
From 1969 to 1977 Schuman was president of the Chicago chapter of the American Harp Society. On the faculty of Chicago's Roosevelt University from 1981 to 1984, and taught harp, piano, and composition from 1985 forward at the Music Center of San Francisco.
Many of Schuman's compositions and arrangements for harp have been published by Lyon and Healy and International Music Publications, and are widely performed.
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Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository
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