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Newark Music Festival Program (1916)
RepositoryCity of Newark Archives and Records Management Center
Collection IDBox 0320
Collection Description
Location: Vault

Newark's Second Annual Music Festival was held May 1-4, 1916 in the First Regiment Armory and featured six performances. The 126-page program for the Festival contains lists of the members of the Newark Music Festival Association (Wallace M. Scudder, President, and among the directors, Frederick Frelinghuysen); members of the Advisory Board (Louise Westwood, Chairman, Charles Grant Shaffer, Vice-Chairman, and J. Eugene Joyner, Secretary); Box Holders (Louis Bamberger, Edgar Ward, and Frederick Frelinghuysen, among other Newarkers); and Patrons (members of the Ward, Pierson, Mockridge, Dodd, Crane, Condict, Clarke and Baldwin families). Others who participated in the festival included members of the Chorus (Sidney A. Baldwin, Chorus Master, and Edward Ward, Secretary); members of the Orpheus Club; and the Children's School Organization Committee ( Martin L. Cox, Chairman). The program contains images and some biographies of the soloists, conductors, and composers as well as numerous advertisements; programs for each concert include descriptions of the works and lyrics to the songs that were performed. The sponsors of the ads include banks, insurance companies, professional offices, educational institutions, manufacturers, jewelry and clothing stores, restaurants, music schools, barbers and beauticians, tailors, and the Newark Velodrome, among others. Among the advertisements is a large ad for the Russell Studios of Centre Street Newark and Carnegie Hall in New York. The Studios' director, Newark native Louis Arthur Russell, was a composer and author of several music instruction books in the "Russell Method"; his papers are held at the New Jersey Historical Society.
FormatTextual materials
SubjectsLeisure Activities / Clubs / Societies; Music
Time Period20th Century
Access policyOpen for research