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MS Thr 820

Wolfes, Felix, 1892-1971. Felix Wolfes additional papers, circa 1880-2004: PRELIMINARY BOX LIST.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 820
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Wolfes, Felix, 1892-1971.
Title: Felix Wolfes additional papers,
Date(s): 1880-2004.
Quantity: 1 collection (7.5 linear feet (8 boxes)
Abstract: Preliminary box list only for additional papers and musical compositions of Felix Wolfes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2011MT-28. Gift of Richard Conrad; received: 2012 February 17.

Processing Information:

Accessioned by: Melanie Wisner.

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Related Materials

For other Felix Wolfes papers at Houghton Library, see the HOLLIS record.

Biographical / Historical

Felix Wolfes was a German-born composer, conductor, pianist, and educator. Born to Jewish parents in Hannover, his career in Germany included studies under Max Reger, Robert Teichmüller, Richard Strauss, and Hans Pfitzner. He emigrated to France and then the United States where he worked first as assistant conductor for the Metropolitan Opera in New York (N.Y.), then teaching at the New England Conservatory of Music for two decades.


Arrangement is a rough box list only and materials are not fully cataloged. Readers should note that when fully processed, the order of materials may change.

Scope and Contents

Includes manuscript musical compositions, photographs, correspondence, programs, family papers, and printed material. Manuscript material relates to Wolfes's many lieder compositions and the vocal scores of operas he prepared, including Arabella and Eugene Onegin. Correspondents include his teacher Hans Pfitzner and his colleague Otto Klemperer.


This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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