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Title Florence Foster Jenkins ephemera, 1909-1980.
Location Call No. Status Message
 Performing Arts Research Collections - Music  JPB 01-61    AVAILABLE  SUPERVISED USE


Description .62 cu. ft. (1 box).
Summary Includes Florence Foster Jenkins scrapbook and Verdi Club address book. The contents of the scrapbook "are from the personal archives of the late Mr. St. Clair Bayfield of New York City and were in the possession of his widow, Mrs. St. Clair [Kathleen] Bayfield of Larchmont, New York. Under her direction, the album was compiled by Helen R. From, a close friend of both Mr. and Mrs. St. Clair Bayfield." The scrapbook contains material about Verdi Club events and some of Mr. Bayfield's performances as well as Mrs. Jenkins's solo concerts.
Additional Formats Scrapbook also available on microfilm : master negative *ZZ-30756.
Biography Florence Foster Jenkins, 1868-1944, was an American soprano whose concerts attracted crowds despite scathing reviews. She founded and presided over the Verdi Club and was noted for generosity to younger performers. Actor St. Clair Bayfield managed her career.
Indexes Scrapbook includes list of contents (3 leaves, typescript, pencil and ink).
Location of Other Archival Materials Bayfield, St. Clair, 1875-1967. Papers; located at: The Billy Rose Theatre Collection, The New York Public Library.
Subject Jenkins, Florence Foster, 1868-1944.
Bayfield, St. Clair, 1875-1967.
Verdi Club.
Genre/Form Address books.
Portrait photographs.
Silver gelatin prints.
Added Author Bayfield, Kathleen.
Bayfield, St. Clair, 1875-1967.
From, Helen R.
Jenkins, Florence Foster, 1868-1944.
American Music Collection.
Call No. JPB 01-61
Research Call Number JPB 01-61