Theodore H. Post Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0144
Collection contains music scores, sheet music, correspondence, programs, news clippings, photographs, and three scrapbooks.

Dates

  • 1919-1955

Creator

Restriction

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

1.5 Cubic Feet

Abstract

Theodore H. Post joined the department of music at the University of Nevada in 1927, and was prominent in organizing community musical events. He organized the Reno Civic Chorus and Orchestra, and began Reno's Christmas tradition of presenting Handel's The Messiah. He also composed music and wrote lyrics. Others providing lyrics for his compositions include Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Ray Hackett, Dorothy Mendenhall, Bertha Raffetto, and Una L. Stephens. Collection contains music scores, sheet music, correspondence, programs, news clippings, photographs, and three scrapbooks.

Administrative History

Theodore H. Post joined the department of music at the University of Nevada in 1927, and was prominent in organizing community musical events. He organized the Reno Civic Chorus and Orchestra, and began Reno's Christmas tradition of presenting Handel's The Messiah. He also composed music and wrote lyrics. Others providing lyrics for his compositions include Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Ray Hackett, Dorothy Mendenhall, Bertha Raffetto, and Una L. Stephens.

Arrangement

Collection is unsorted, and there is duplication; a folder inventory is provided.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift from Dorothy Post, 1977.

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to photograph collection, #3272.
Title
A Guide to the Papers of Theodore H. Post
Status
completed
Author
Karen Gash
Date
Approximately 1999
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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