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Hans Kindler Letter

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 27 May 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).

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.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


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Subject Headings


Kindler, Hans, 1892-1949.


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

Genres and Forms




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.

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