Larry King Papers and Opera Collection


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Opera Photographs and Posters

Legal Licenses and Certificates

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Finding Aid for Larry King Papers and Opera Collection, 1963-1993 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: Larry King Papers and Opera Collection, 1963-1993Add to your cart.

ID: 26/20/215

Primary Creator: Lawrence Stanford King (1946-1994)

Extent: 0.3 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized in two series: Series 1, Opera Photographs and Posters; and Series 2, Legal Licenses and Certificates.

Date Acquired: 07/23/2018

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Music and Performing Arts Library

Acquisition Method: Transfer

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Opera Photographs and Posters],
[Series 2: Legal Licenses and Certificates],

Series 1: Opera Photographs and PostersAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Alfredo Kraus publicity photos (autographed), 1966-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Carlo Bergonzi publicity photos (autographed), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Leonie Rysanek publicity photos (autographed), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Samuel Ramey publicity photos (autographed), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Autographed publicity photos, ca. 1963-1978Add to your cart.
Includes Claire Watson, Christa Ludwig, Bidu Sayao, Renata Tebaldi, Karl Bohm, Sesto Bruscantini, Ernst Haefliger, Milen Paunov, Erich Kunz, Birgit Nielsen, Sena Jurinac, Katia Ricciarelli, Tito Gobbi, and Renata Scotto.
Folder 6: Publicity photos, undatedAdd to your cart.
Gino Quilico, Eva Marton
Folder 7: Autographed performance programs, 1977-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Opera posters, ca. 1975Add to your cart.
Includes posters from I Puritani (1976); L'Amore Dei Tre Re; Don Giovanni; Hellera; Iris; Adriana Lecouvreur; Turandot; Parsifal; Tannhauser (1977); L'Assedio Di Corinto (1975); Lorenza; Feste Centenarie Busseto; Isabeau; and Francesca da Rimini.

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