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Joseph Horace Benton Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-35

Scope and Contents

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Professor. Correspondence (1815-1893) from Benton's family; correspondence (1892-1896) from Guiseppe Verdi and Francesco Tamagno; memorabilia (1913-1970) concerning Lynn Riggs; scores (1911-1926) of Haydn's "The Seasons" and Mendolssohn's "Elijah"; four Japanese music books, one autographed by Puccini; programs (1899-1968) from various musical productions; scrapbooks (1900-1967) of reviews and programs; clippings (1924-1939); and posters (1924-1934) advertising the performances of Benton, a University of Oklahoma Voice Professor who sang professionally under the name of Joseph Bentonelli. Joseph Benton Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates

  • 1815-1970

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Available for public access.

Extent

1.66 ft. (1.66 ft.)

Language of Materials

English

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Joseph Benton.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--Benton, Joseph. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1952.

Description rules
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Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

Contact:
630 Parrington Oval
Room 300
Norman Oklahoma 73019 United States