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Collection Information


George Reeves Studio Collection


Largely dispersed or discarded.


Estate of George Reeves (1893-1960, faculty member of School of Music 1954-1960)

When acquired



Vocal sheet music, piano-vocal scores, chamber music scores/parts, miniature scores, miscellaneous music editions, and a few recordings.  Approximately 600 items were included in this collection prior to dispersal. Reeves was associated as vocal coach and/or accompanist with many well-known singers and instrumentalists, including Lotte Lehmann, Lauritz Melchior, Ezio Pinza, Maggie Teyte, Jennie Tourel, Pablo Casals, and others. Much of his studio collection was in poor physical condition in 1960 when it came into the possession of the Music Library. Presumably some materials were discarded shortly thereafter rather than being added to Library holdings.  Items once cataloged may have been withdrawn subsequently due to wear or loss and it is possible some items remain in cataloging backlogs of Music and Performing Arts Library.




Unfortunately, no list exists of the collection.  The Collections File folder contains correspondence.

Index terms

Reeves, George

See also

One folder of George Reeves Material is housed in the Sousa Archives.  See the Music and Performing Arts Library Small Special Collections, 1911-1981 Finding Aid.

“Reeves, George”, in New Grove Dictionary of American Music (London: 1986), vol.4, p.22. [ ML101.U6 N38 v.4]

Retired School of Music professor James Bailey was the executor of Reeves’ estate.