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MS Thr 1727

Gruppe, Paolo,1891-. Paolo Gruppe papers, circa 1909-1972 (MS Thr 1727): Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 1727
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Gruppe, Paolo, 1891-
Title: Paolo Gruppe papers
Date(s): circa 1850-1980
Quantity: .75 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Photographs, correspondence, and other papers of cellist and music teacher, Paolo Gruppe.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2018MT-066. Purchased from Gallerybfa with funds from the Ruth Neils and John M. Ward Fund and the Howard D. Rothschild Bequest, 2017 November.

Processing Information:

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2018.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Paolo Gruppe Papers, circa 1909-1972 (MS Thr 1727). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Paolo Gruppe was a cellist and music teacher born in Rochester (N.Y.) and trained in Paris and Holland; his father and siblings were noted artists. He began a concert tour of the United States in 1909, accompanying Anna Pavlova in 1911. Following service in World War I, he returned to the U.S. where he taught and became a soloist with a number of American symphony orchestras.


Arranged in series for photographs (loose and in an album), correspondence, and other papers.

Scope and Contents

Collection includes a photograph album, loose photographs, correspondence, clippings, and other documents relating to Gruppe's personal and professional life.

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