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PITTSBURGH MUSIC - ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

 

RUSSELL G. WICHMANN (1912-1987)

 

Contents   Three binders of correspondence , photos, news clippings and programs

Time period  1936-1987

Subject

    His life as musician in Pittsburgh for 51 years as organist and director of music at Shadyside Presbyterian Church (1936-1987); professor and head of music department at Chatham College (1946-1978); director of the Mendelssohn Choir (1952-1966); first university organist at the Heinz Chapel , University of Pittsburgh (1938-1945); composer and recitalist

Location

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FINDING LIST

Binder #1
A narrative account of early days in Appleton, WI, graduate work in New York City, his arrival in Pittsburgh in 1936, and the celebration of his 50 years at the Shadyside Presbyterian Church as director of music and organist.

Binder #2
Letters of tribute from colleagues, written for his 50th anniversary celebration on June 1, 1986

Binder #3
A selection of photos, news items, and correspondence - including letters from William Steinberg, Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson and Marcel Duprč.