Morini, Erica (1904-1995)
NOTE: All or part of this collection is stored off-site. Several days' advance notice is required for retrieval.
The Erica Morini collection includes manuscripts, personal memorabilia, photographs, printed materials, correspondence, financial materials, film and video materials, and audio materials.
Manuscripts in the collection include Sanel Beer's Die Muse Meiner Musse (1962); Malwine Bree’s The Ground Work of the Leschetizky Method (1905); Joseph Sulzer's Ernstes und Heiteres aus den Erinnerungen eines Wiener Philharmonikers (1910); and Antonio Mingotti's Der Hoffnungsvolle Musikus (1954).
Personal memorabilia in the collection includes various certificates, awards, a Boston Symphony Commemorative Book, address and autograph books, music degrees (New England Conservatory, 1963 and Smith College, 1955), nameplates, a framed oil portrait of Morini, and many other miscellaneous items.
Photographs in the collection include framed photographs of family and friends, as well as some photographs autographed by musicians including Stravinsky, Bronislaw Huberman, and Bruno Walter.
Printed materials in the collection include programs, flyers, menus, catalogues, various posters, newspaper clippings, and the transcript for a 1981 interview titled "The Reminiscences of Erica Morini: Oral History." Other material is also included.
Correspondence in the collection dates mainly from the 1970s, and includes a Christmas card from Arturo Toscanini from 1943.
Financial materials in the collection consist of financial and expense papers.
Film and video materials in the collection consist of an undated VHS videocassette.
Audio materials in the collection are extensive, including compact discs, tape reels and cassettes, hundreds of musical scores, and many record albums of Morini's performances, both 78 rpm and 33 1/3 rpm formats.