Eastman Theatre Construction Photographs

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Eastman Theatre Construction Photographs
Creator: Eastman Theatre (Rochester, N.Y.)
Call Number: UA166
Dates: 1919-1922
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Apprentice Card
Photographs
Collection Overview
Title: Eastman Theatre Construction Photographs
Creator: Eastman Theatre (Rochester, N.Y.)
Call Number: UA166
Dates: 1919-1922
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Biographical/Historical Note
Since its opening in 1922, the Eastman Theatre has always been Rochester's preeminent performance space. Throughout its history, Eastman students have frequently shared the stage with some of the world's greatest musicians: conductors Leonard Slatkin, Sir Georg Solti, and Christoph von Dohnányi; composers Igor Stravinsky, Krzysztof Penderecki, and John Williams; and jazz musicians Bob Brookmeyer, Stan Getz, and Keith Jarrett, to name only a few. All Eastman students have the opportunity to perform in this historic venue, often alongside visiting artists, and to attend frequent performances by notable guest musicians and ensembles.

The magnificent 3,094-seat theatre was built by George Eastman as a center for music, dance, and silent film with orchestral and organ accompaniment. An architectural gem, its opulent décor reflects the taste and elegance of the 1920s. Today, it is the primary concert hall for the Eastman School's larger ensembles, including its orchestras, wind ensembles, jazz ensembles, and chorale. The Eastman Opera Theatre presents fully staged operatic productions in the Theatre each spring. It also is the principal hall for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and is used periodically throughout the year by a variety of community organizations for concerts, lectures, and other special events.

Scope and Content
This collection is comprised of mostly photographs of the different stages of construction of the Eastman Theatre and images of some of the workers who helped build it. It also contains the Apprentice Card of Frank Whalen, timekeeper for the International Association of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers, Local Union No. 33 of Rochester, NY.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given to the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation by Brian and Peggy Fleming (daughter of Frank Whalen) in January, 2004.Access
For access to this collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu) at least two business days prior to your planned visit.

Please note: Some materials may be restricted or require permission for use.

Use
To request reproductions or permission to publish materials from the collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu). Researchers may be responsible for determining any copyright questions.



Citation
[Item title, item date], Eastman Theatre Construction Photographs, UA166, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: University of Rochester Archives
Address: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
Rochester, New York 14627-0055
archives@library.rochester.edu


Content List
Apprentice Card
Box 1, Folder 1Frank Whalen's Apprentice Card
Photographs
Box 1, Folder 2Parade on Rochester's Main Street on June 30, 1918; Sandrell's place on Lake Ave. (13 photographs)
Box 1, Folder 3Construction work with some labeled as "Frank's work or job." (24 photographs, includes postcards)
Box 1, Folder 4Workers and stages of construction, 1921,(Photographs labeled W. Fred Wright, 41 Manhattan St. Rochester, NY) (10 photographs).
Box 1, Folder 5Theater, January 12, 1922. It snowed 18" that day. "Built at a cost of approx. $4,000,000. (1 photograph)
Box 1, Folder 6Construction (3 photographs)


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