William Lucas Papers: 1965-1986 (bulk 1975-1986)
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Director's Correspondence 1893-1983 [series]

The series Director's Correspondence, 1898 to 1983 (boxes 1-64, 68-98, 103-106) is by far the largest in the collection and probably provides the greatest research interest. The correspondence covers the tenures of directors Francis W. Kelsey, Charles A. Sink and Gail W. Rector. The Directors' Correspondence series is organized by year and thereunder alphabetically by correspondent. There are occasional exceptions to this, for example, correspondence with or related to the National Association of Concert Managers, 1956-1962, is all filed under 1956 (box 79). This file reflects Charles Sink's important role within that organization.

Certain portions of the correspondence from the Rector years have been sampled, among these are correspondence from contributors, thank you notes from school groups and others receiving complimentary tickets, complaints, and "fan" letters. The large volume of inquiries received annually by Mr. Rector from both agents and performing artists interested in participating in a UMS concert series have not been retained.

Prior to 1941, correspondence regarding the School of Music is also found in this series. In general, however, the early correspondence is of low research value, serving the UMS as a general office file and containing great quantities of routine information about ticket purchases and other predictable concerns.

This series contains correspondence relating to events sponsored under the auspices of the University Musical Society. When attempting to locate artist correspondence in this series, it is recommended that the researcher look under both the artist and agent names. The greater bulk of correspondence with regard to individual artists is handled through the agent, rather than the artist themselves. There are, however, exceptions to this rule.

The Philadelphia Orchestra and May Festival folders contain a large amount of correspondence from conductor Eugene Ormandy, often providing insights into his ideas regarding programming and interpretation of specific works. Correspondence of other May Festival participants can also be found in various May Festival folders. A number of letters from composer Aaron Copland are included in the 1976 folders. He conducted several of his works in that year's May Festival.

Many artists of outstanding international repute are also represented in this series. Vladimir Horowitz gave several performances for the UMS and his correspondence is located in the folders of his agent, Harold Shaw, for the years 1976 and 1978. A list of Horowitz's personal requests for a performance is included, as is correspondence with his wife, Wanda Toscanini Horowitz, who discusses the presentation of a film honoring her father that was to be presented in conjunction with a performance of her husband.

In 1981 Alberto Ginastera was commissioned to write a piano concerto to be premiered by Anthony di Bonaventura at a UMS concert. Correspondence related to this event is located in the Thea Dispeker Artists folder. The 1982 Ann Arbor Summer Festival folder includes transcripts of two interviews Gail Rector conducted with French mime Marcel Marceau.

A large number of artists are represented in the 1983 and 1984 Gail Rector 25th anniversary folders. These are indicative of the relationships Rector established with these artists during his tenure with the University Musical Society.

Probably some of the more surprising correspondence in this collection are a series of letters from Dr. Jack Kevorkian in 1976 and 1977. He was involved in the production of a video of UMS Messiah performances.

As stated above, this collection does not attempt to represent the hundreds of inquiries for performance received by Mr. Rector. However, evidence of the scope of these inquiries can be found in many of the agent folders.

 
1898-1901
Box   1  
A-O
Box   2  
P-Z
 
1902-1907
Box   2  
A-G
Box   3  
H-Z
Box   4  
1908-1910
Box   4  
A-S
Box   5  
T-Z
 
1911-1912
Box   5  
A-H
Box   6  
I-Z
Box   7  
1913
Box   7  
A-V
Box   8  
W-Z
 
1914
Box   8  
A-R
Box   9  
S-Z
 
1915
Box   9  
A-J
Box   10  
K-Z
Box   11  
1916-1918
Box   11  
A-E
Box   12  
F-L
Box   13  
M-S
Box   14  
T-Z
 
1919-1921
Box   14  
A-B
Box   15  
C-H
Box   16  
I-Q
Box   17  
R-Z
Box   18  
1922
Box   18  
A-R
Box   19  
S-Z
 
1923
Box   19  
A-J
Box   20  
K-Z
 
1924
Box   20  
A-B
Box   21  
C-M
Box   22  
N-Z
 
1925
Box   22  
A-C
Box   23  
D-Q
Box   24  
R-Z
 
1926
Box   24  
A-D
Box   25  
E-Q
Box   26  
R-Z
 
1927
Box   26  
A-B
Box   27  
C-M
Box   28  
N-Z
 
1928
Box   28  
A-C
Box   29  
D-O
Box   30  
P-Z
 
1929
Box   30  
A
Box   31  
B-H
Box   32  
I-S
Box   33  
T-Z
 
1930
Box   33  
A-D
Box   34  
E-N
Box   35  
O-Z
 
1931
Box   35  
A
Box   36  
B-I
Box   37  
J-Q
Box   38  
R-Z
 
1932
Box   38  
A
Box   39  
B-J
Box   40  
K-U
Box   41  
V-Z
 
1933
Box   41  
A-F
Box   42  
G-R
Box   43  
S-Z
 
1934
Box   43  
A-C
Box   44  
D-M
Box   45  
N-Z
 
1935
Box   45  
A
Box   46  
B-J
Box   47  
K-S
Box   48  
T-Z
 
1936
Box   48  
A-C
Box   49  
D-M
Box   50  
N-V
Box   51  
W-Z
 
1937
Box   51  
A-F
Box   52  
G-O
Box   53  
P-Z
Box   54  
1938
Box   54  
A-F
Box   55  
G-N
Box   56  
O-V
Box   57  
W-Z
 
1939
Box   57  
A-H
Box   58  
I-V
Box   59  
W-Z
 
1939-1940
Box   59  
A-N
Box   60  
O-Z
 
1940
Box   60  
A-L
Box   61  
M-Z
 
1941
Box   61  
A-F
Box   62  
G-Z
 
1942
Box   62  
A-C
Box   63  
D-Z
 
1943
Box   64  
A-Z
Box   68  
1944
Box   68  
A-Z
 
1945
Box   68  
A-G
Box   69  
H-Z
 
1946
Box   69  
A-N
Box   70  
O-Z
 
1947
Box   70  
A-Q
Box   71  
R-Z
 
1948
Box   71  
A-Q
Box   72  
R-Z
 
1949
Box   72  
A-Z
Box   73  
1950
Box   73  
A-Z
Box   74  
1951
Box   74  
A-Z
 
1952
Box   74  
A-B
Box   75  
C-Z
 
1953
Box   75  
A-C
Box   76  
D-Z
 
1954
Box   76  
A-H
Box   77  
I-Z
 
1955
Box   77  
A-L
Box   78  
M-Z
 
1956
Box   78  
A-O
Box   79  
P-Z
Box   79  
National Association of Concert Managers 1956-1962
 
1957
Box   80  
A-Z
 
1958
Box   81  
A-Z
 
1959
Box   81  
A-C
Box   82  
C-Z
Box   83  
H-Z
 
1961
Box   83  
A-T
Box   84  
T-Z
 
1962
Box   84  
A-Z and UMS form correspondence 1958-1962
 
1963
Box   85  
A-Z
 
1964
Box   85  
A
Box   86  
A-Z
 
1965
Box   87  
A-Z
 
1966
Box   87  
A
Box   88  
A-Z
 
1967
Box   89  
A-U
Box   90  
V-Z
 
1968
Box   90  
A-S
Box   91  
T-Z
 
1969
Box   91  
A-M
Box   92  
M-Z
 
1970
Box   92  
A-Z
 
1971
Box   93  
A-Z
 
1972
Box   93  
A-C
Box   94  
C-Z
 
1973
Box   95  
A-K
Box   96  
L-Z
 
1974
Box   96  
A-I
Box   97  
I-Z
 
1975
Box   97  
A-C
Box   98  
D-Z
 
1976
Box   103  
A
Box   103  
Advisory Board
Box   103  
Anders (Mariedi) Management
Box   103  
B
Box   103  
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Box   103  
Barrett (Herbert) Management
Box   103  
Beall (Harry) Management
Box   103  
Beacon Concerts, Ltd.
Box   103  
C
Box   103  
Choral Union
Box   103  
Columbia Artists Management, Inc.
Box   103  
Contributors
Box   103  
D
Box   103  
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Box   103  
Development Office
Box   103  
Dispeker (Thea) Artists' Representative
Box   103  
E
Box   103  
F
Box   103  
Festival Chorus/European Tour (2 folders)
Box   103  
G
Box   103  
H
Box   103  
Hillyer (Kazuko) International Inc.
Box   103  
Hurok Concerts Inc.
Box   103  
I
Box   103  
Interlochen Arts Academy
Box   103  
International Society of Performing Arts Administrators
Box   103  
J
Box   103  
K
Box   103  
L
Box   103  
M
Box   103  
May Festival
Box   103  
Messiah
Box   103  
N
Box   103  
P
Box   103  
Patrons
Box   103  
Philadelphia Orchestra
Box   103  
R
Box   103  
Rohan, Jindrich
Box   103  
S
Box   103  
Soffer (Sheldon) Management Inc.
Box   103  
Shaw Concerts, Inc.
Box   103  
T
Box   103  
Tubingen, Germany
 
University of Michigan
Box   103  
Intra-University
Box   103  
Scheduling Office
Box   103  
School of Music
Box   103  
V
Box   103  
W
Box   103  
X,Y,Z
 
1977
Box   103  
A
Box   103  
Association of College, University, and Community Arts Administrators (ACUCAA)
Box   103  
Anders (Mariedi) Management
Box   103  
B
Box   103  
Barrett (Herbert) Management
Box   103  
Beall (Harry) Management
Box   103  
Big Ten Concert Managers
Box   103  
Breslin (Herbert) Management
Box   103  
C
Box   103  
Choral Union
Box   103  
Colbert Artists Management
Box   103  
Columbia Artists Management, Inc.
Box   104  
Complaints
Box   104  
Contributors
Box   104  
D
Box   104  
Development
Box   104  
Dispeker (Thea) Management
Box   104  
Fan Letters
Box   104  
Festival Chorus
Box   104  
G
Box   104  
H
Box   104  
Hillyer (Kazuko) Management
Box   104  
Hurok Concerts Inc.
Box   104  
I
Box   104  
Interlochen Arts Academy
Box   104  
International Society of Performing Arts Administrators (ISPAA)
Box   104  
J
Box   104  
K
Box   104  
L
Box   104  
M
Box   104  
May Festival
Box   104  
N
Box   104  
P
Box   104  
Philadelphia Orchestra
Box   104  
Q
Box   104  
R
Box   104  
Rohan, Jindrich
Box   104  
S
Box   104  
Shaw Concerts, Inc.
Box   104  
T
 
University of Michigan
Box   104  
Intra-University
Box   104  
Scheduling Office
Box   104  
School of Music
Box   104  
V,W
 
1978
Box   104  
A
Box   104  
Association of College, University, and Community Arts Administrators (ACUCAA)
Box   104  
Anders (Mariedi) Artists Management
Box   104  
B
Box   104  
Barrett (Herbert) Management
Box   104  
Beall (Harry) Management
Box   104  
Big Ten Concert Managers
Box   104  
Breslin (Herbert) Inc.
Box   104  
C
 
Choral Union
Box   104  
Ticket Policy
Box   104  
Columbia Artists Management, Inc.
Box   104  
Complaints
Box   104  
Contributors
Box   104  
D
Box   104  
Dispeker (Thea) Artists Management
Box   104  
E
Box   104  
F
Box   104  
Festival Chorus
Box   104  
G
Box   104  
H
Box   104  
Hillyer (Kazuko) Management
Box   104  
ICM Artists Ltd.
Box   104  
Interlochen Arts Academy
Box   104  
International Society of Performing Arts Administrators (ISPAA)
Box   104  
J
Box   104  
K
Box   104  
L
Box   104  
M
Box   104  
May Festival
Box   104  
N
Box   104  
P
Box   104  
Philadelphia Orchestra
Box   104  
Q
Box   104  
R
Box   104  
Russian Tour
Box   104  
S
 
Shaw Concerts Inc.
Box   104  
General
Box   104  
Horowitz, Vladimir
Box   104  
T
 
University of Michigan
Box   104  
Intra-University
Box   104  
Scheduling Office
Box   104  
School of Music
Box   104  
V,W
Box   104  
White House Visit
Box   104  
X,Y,Z
 
1979
Box   104  
A
Box   104  
Anders (Mariedi) Artists Management
Box   104  
Association of College, University, and Community Arts Administrators (ACUCAA)
Box   104  
B
Box   104  
Barrett (Herbert) Management
Box   104  
Beall (Harry) Management
Box   104  
Big Ten Concert Managers
Box   104  
Breslin (Herbert) Inc.
Box   104  
C
Box   104  
Choral Union
Box   104  
Colbert Artists Management Inc.
Box   105  
Columbia Artists Management Inc.
Box   105  
Complaints
Box   105  
Contributors
Box   105  
D
Box   105  
Dispeker (Thea) Artists Management
Box   105  
E,F
Box   105  
Fan Letters
 
Festival Chorus
Box   105  
Egyptian Trip
Box   105  
General
Box   105  
G
Box   105  
H
Box   105  
Hillyer (Kazuko) Management
Box   105  
ICM Artists Ltd.
Box   105  
Interlochen Arts Academy
Box   105  
International Society of Performing Arts Administrators (ISPAA)
Box   105  
J
Box   105  
K
Box   105  
L
Box   105  
M
Box   105  
May Festival
Box   105  
N
Box   105  
P
Box   105  
Philadelphia Orchestra
Box   105  
R
Box   105  
S
Box   105  
Shaw Concerts Inc.
Box   105  
T
Box   105  
Testimonials (100th Anniversary)
Box   105  
U
 
University of Michigan
Box   105  
Intra-University
Box   105  
Scheduling Office
Box   105  
School of Music
Box   105  
V,W
 
1980
Box   105  
A
Box   105  
Anders (Mariedi) Artists Management
Box   105  
Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Box   105  
B
Box   105  
Barrett (Herbert) Management
Box   105  
Beall (Harry) Management
Box   105  
Big Ten Concert Managers
Box   105  
C
Box   105  
Columbia Artists Management Inc.
Box   105  
China/Japan Tour
Box   105  
Choral Union
Box   105  
Complaints
Box   105  
Contributors
Box   105  
D
Box   105  
Dispeker (Thea) Artists Representative
Box   105  
E
Box   105  
F
Box   105  
Festival Chorus
Box   105  
G
Box   105  
H
Box   105  
Hillyer (Kazuko) Management
Box   105  
I
Box   105  
ICM Artists Ltd.
Box   105  
International Society of Performing Arts Administrators (ISPAA)
Box   105  
J
Box   105  
K
Box   105  
L
Box   105  
M
Box   105  
May Festival
Box   105  
N
Box   105  
P
Box   105  
Philadelphia Orchestra
Box   105  
R
Box   105  
S
Box   105  
Shaw Concerts Inc.
Box   105  
T
 
University of Michigan
Box   105  
Intra-University
Box   105  
Scheduling Office
Box   105  
School of Music
Box   105  
V,W,Y
 
1981
Box   105  
A
Box   105  
Associations of College, University, and Community Arts Administrators (ACUCAA)
Box   105  
B
Box   105  
Barrett (Herbert) Management
Box   105  
Beall (Harry) Management
Box   105  
Big Ten Concert Managers
Box   105  
C
Box   105  
Choral Union
Box   105  
Columbia Artists Management Inc.
Box   105  
Complaints
Box   105  
Contributors
Box   105  
D
Box   105  
Development
 
Dispeker (Thea) Artists Representative
Box   105  
General
Box   105  
Ginestera/diBonaventura Performance
Box   105  
E
Box   105  
F
Box   105  
G
Box   105  
H
Box   105  
Hillyer (Kazuko) Management
Box   105  
I
Box   105  
ICM Artists Ltd.
Box   105  
J
Box   106  
K
Box   106  
L
Box   106  
M
Box   106  
N
Box   106  
O
Box   106  
P
Box   106  
Philadelphia Orchestra
Box   106  
R
Box   106  
S
Box   106  
Shaw Concerts Inc.
Box   106  
T
Box   106  
Thank You Notes
 
University of Michigan
Box   106  
Intra-University
Box   106  
Scheduling Office
Box   106  
School of Music
Box   106  
V
Box   106  
W
 
1982
Box   106  
A
Box   106  
Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Box   106  
B
Box   106  
Barrett (Herbert) Management
Box   106  
Big Ten Concert Managers
Box   106  
C
 
Choral Union
Box   106  
General
Box   106  
Spanish Tour
Box   106  
Columbia Artists Management Inc.
Box   106  
Complaints
Box   106  
Contributors
Box   106  
D
Box   106  
Development
Box   106  
Dispeker (Thea) Artists Representative
Box   106  
E
Box   106  
F
Box   106  
Fan Letters
Box   106  
Festival Chorus
Box   106  
G
Box   106  
H
Box   106  
Hillyer (Kazuko) International Inc.
Box   106  
I
Box   106  
ICM Artists Ltd.
Box   106  
International Society of Performing Arts Administrators (ISPAA)
Box   106  
J
Box   106  
K
Box   106  
L
Box   106  
M
Box   106  
N
Box   106  
National Endowment for the Arts-Inter-Arts Program
Box   106  
O
Box   106  
P
Box   106  
Philadelphia Orchestra
Box   106  
R
Box   106  
Rector, Gail 25th Anniversary (responses to Dean Britton)
Box   106  
S
Box   106  
Shaw Concerts Inc.
Box   106  
Sonrise Video
Box   106  
T
 
University of Michigan
Box   106  
Intra-University
Box   106  
Scheduling Office
Box   106  
School of Music
Box   106  
V-Z
 
1983
Box   106  
A
Box   106  
B
Box   106  
Barrett (Herbert) Management
Box   106  
Bregstein Film
Box   106  
C
Box   106  
Choral Union
Box   106  
Columbia Artists Management Inc.
Box   106  
Complaints
Box   106  
Contributors
Box   106  
D
Box   106  
Development
Box   106  
Dispeker (Thea) Artists Representative
Box   106  
E
Box   106  
F
Box   106  
G
Box   106  
H
Box   106  
I
Box   106  
ICM Artists Ltd.
Box   106  
International Society of Performing Arts Administrators (ISPAA)
Box   106  
J
Box   106  
K
Box   106  
L
Box   106  
M
Box   106  
May Festival
Box   106  
N
Box   106  
O
Box   106  
P
Box   106  
Philadelphia Orchestra
Box   106  
R
Box   106  
Rector, Gail 25th Anniversary (copies of testimonials)
Box   106  
S
Box   106  
Shaw Concerts Inc.
Box   106  
T
 
University of Michigan
Box   106  
Intra-University
Box   106  
Scheduling Office
Box   106  
School of Music
Box   106  
U,V
Box   106  
W