Collections

Administrative records of the Curtis Institute of Music
Founder’s papers and records of the director, dean, registrar, and board of trustees. These records are restricted. Please contact the archivist with any questions.

Artifact collection
Materials used or kept at the Curtis Institute of Music, as well as materials donated by faculty and alumni. (view the finding aid)

Audiovisual recordings
Non-commercial, non-performance audio or audio-visual recordings relating to the Curtis Institute of Music and its alumni. Most materials are for internal use only and are not accessible to the public. For student recitals and commercial recordings featuring alumni and faculty, see the FAQs.

Personal papers (MSS) collection
Papers, photographs, audio-visual materials, and memorabilia relating to former Curtis faculty members, administrators, and alumni. Finding aids for these materials are posted upon completion.

Photograph collection
Images covering various aspects of life at Curtis, including students, alumni and faculty, graduating classes, and publicity, c. 1880 to the present. For more information on the collection, including digital copies and copyright, please contact the archivist.

Programs, publicity,  and promotional materials
Curtis programs, publications, and promotional materials from 1924 to the present (view the finding aid). The following programs and newsletters are digitized and online:  performance programs 1924-2014Catalogue 1924-2010Overtones 1929-1940.

Scrapbook collection 
Scrapbooks and related clippings kept by the Curtis administration to document various aspects of the school’s history and achievements. (view the finding aid).

Vertical files collection
Press clippings, publicity materials, and other documents relating to Curtis, its faculty, and alumni. Early clippings include copies from annual scrapbooks that were kept during the first decades after Curtis’s founding. (view the finding aid).

Visual materials collection

Illustrations and other non-photographic art work related to Curtis (view the finding aid).