Request Checked Items

Harry Ransom CenterThe University of Texas at Austin

email signup Blog Video Facebook Twitter Instagram

Mrs. Culver Orswell:

An Inventory of Her Opera and Music Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Orswell, Culver, Mrs.
Title: Mrs. Culver Orswell Opera and Music Collection
Dates: 1850-1919, undated
Extent: 10 document boxes (4.20 linear feet)
Abstract: The Mrs. Culver Orswell Opera and Music Collection contains piano-vocal scores of operas, opera librettos, oratorio piano-vocal scores, song collections, vocal exercise books, and sheet music.
Call Number: Performing Arts Collection PA-00066
Language: English, French, German, and Italian
Access: Open for research. Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials.
Use Policies: Ransom Center collections may contain material with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in the collections without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Ransom Center and The University of Texas at Austin assume no responsibility.
Restrictions on Use: Authorization for publication is given on behalf of the University of Texas as the owner of the collection and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder which must be obtained by the researcher. For more information please see the Ransom Center's Open Access and Use Policies.



Acquisition: Gift, 1965
Processed by: Erin Lawrimore, 2001; Daniela Lozano, 2017
Repository:

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center


Mrs. Culver Orswell was a Texan art collector. She donated a collection of opera music (mostly Italian) and packets of American and British popular music to the Harry Ransom Center in 1965.

The Mrs. Culver Orswell Opera and Music Collection, 1850-1919, undated, contains piano-vocal scores of operas, opera librettos, oratorio piano-vocal scores, song collections, vocal exercise books, and sheet music. The collection is arranged in three series: I. Opera Scores and Librettos, 1850-1911, undated; II. Song Collections and Exercise Books, 1880-1897, undated; and III. Sheet Music, 1865-1919, undated.

The following issues of Musical Echo magazine were transferred to the Ransom Center Library:
Volume II, number 5, May 1892
Volume II, number 9, September 1892
Volume II, number 10, October 1892
Volume III, number 3, March 1893
Volume III, number 6, June 1893
Volume III, number 10, October 1893
Volume III, number 12, December 1893
Volume IV, number 1, January 1894
Volume IV, number 6, June 1894
Volume IV, number 11, November 1894