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American Academy of Music (Philadelphia, Pa.)


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

American Academy of Music papers

Identifier: MSS 0308
Abstract The American Academy of Music, incorporated on March 24, 1852, built in Philadelphia one of America's grandest nineteenth-century opera houses. Not long after its incorporation, the Academy came under the influence of the Baker family of Philadelphia. Two successive generations of the Baker family presided over the Academy from the 1880s to the 1920s. Under their tenure, the Academy became widely known for presentations of opera and classical music. The American Academy of Music papers...
Dates: 1852-1940

Alfred G. Baker papers

Identifier: MSS 0585

The Alfred G. Baker papers comprise personal correspondence and business records of nineteenth-century Philadelphia businessmen Michael V. Baker and his son Alfred G. Baker, who became a prominent citizen and patron of the arts.

Dates: 1837-1913; Majority of material found within 1837-1851

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Dry-goods--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--19th century 1
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