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Hans Kindler Letter

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Kindler, Hans, 1892-1949.
Title: Hans Kindler Letter
Inclusive Dates: 1933
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Letter from conductor and cellist Hans Kindler to Mrs. Charles Edward Russell, regarding Kindler's refusal to sign an unspecified petition.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Hans Kindler (1892-1949) was an American cellist and conductor. He played with the Philadelphia Symphony for many years and founded the National Symphony Orchestra in 1931; he was its conductor until 1949.

Theresa Russell was an American suffragist. Her husband Charles Edward Russell (1860-1941) was an American journalist, politician and author. He wrote several books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, The American Orchestra and Theodore Thomas (1928).

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Hans Kindler Letter consists of one letter from Kindler to Charles Edward Russell's wife, Theresa, concerning Kindler's refusal to sign a petition. The nature of the petition is not given.

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Use Restrictions

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Subject Headings


Kindler, Hans, 1892-1949.


Composers -- Political activity.
Composers -- United States.

Genres and Forms




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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Hans Kindler Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Unspecified, 1969.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 27 May 2010
Revision history:

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SC 501 Russell, Theresa 1933

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