• Creator Names Kilmer, Richard L., 1921-1965.
  • Title Richard L. Kilmer papers on opera [manuscript], 1883-1965.
  • Physical description 1.25 linear ft. (3 boxes)
  • Collection summary Lists of casts and repertories of various opera companies including the Chicago Opera (1894-1946), Chicago Grand Opera Company (1912-1930), Chicago Lyric Opera (1955-1962), Boston Opera Company (1909-1961), Cincinnati Opera Company (1940-1961), Metropolitan Opera (1883-1956), New York City Opera Company (1943-1955), Ravinia Opera (1926-1931), San Carlo Opera in Chicago (1947), Century Opera Company (1914-1915), Chicago Opera (1937), and the San Francisco Opera (1944-1958). The collection also includes outlines and the first three chapters for a book project: America's Professional Musical Organizations: A Study of their Origins, Growth, Influence, 1880-1930; one volume of Chicago Civic Opera programs (1930-1931); photocopies, newsclippings, notebooks and sundry programs relating to musical events.
  • Acquisition information Gift of Thomas J. Stritch (M1966.0619, M1967.0655).
  • Biographical or Historical Note Richard Longley Kilmer was a professor of American History at St. Joseph's College, Collegeville (Ind.), 1953-1965.
  • Names
    • Boston National Opera Company.
    • Chicago Opera Company.
    • Chicago Civic Opera Company.
    • Chicago Grand Opera Company (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Cincinnati Opera Association.
    • Lyric Opera of Chicago.
    • Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
    • New York City Opera.
    • San Carlo Opera Company.
    • San Francisco Opera.
    • Ravinia Festival.
  • Subjects
    • Opera United States History 19th century.
    • Opera United States 20th century.
    • Opera Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Opera companies Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Opera programs United States 20th century.
  • Geographic coverage Chicago (Ill.) Social life and customs 20th century.
  • Genre
    • Clippings. aat
    • Lists. aat
    • Notebooks. aat
    • Photocopies. aat
    • Programs (documents) aat
  • Geographic name United States Indiana.