Larry King Papers and Opera Collection, 1963-1993
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Brief Description: Consists of opera performer publicity photographs, many of which are autographed; autographed opera programs; and opera posters. Also includes King's law licenses from Florida, Illinois, and New York.
Held at:
The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
236 Harding Band Building
1103 South 6th Street
Champaign, IL 61820 6223
Phone: 217-244-93093
Fax: 217-244-8695
Email: schwrtzs [at]
Record Series Number: 26/20/215
Created by: Lawrence Stanford King (1946-1994)
Volume: 0.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 07/23/2018.
Arrangement: Organized in two series: Series 1, Opera Photographs and Posters; and Series 2, Legal Licenses and Certificates.
Biographical Note for Lawrence Stanford King (1946-1994) : Lawrence Stanford King (1946-1994) was an alumnus of University of Illinois (1968) and the University of Illinois College of Law (1973). He practiced corporate law in New York City, and was an avid opera-goer and collector. Upon his death in 1994, his vast collection of musical recordings, scores, opera librettos, photographs, posters, books, and other opera memorabilia was donated by Kingâ??s parents to the Music and Performing Arts Library.
Acquisition Notes: Music and Performing Arts Library  Transfer