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Libraries History Diplomacy and the Performing Arts

Essays in Honor of Carleton Sprague Smith

Israel J. Katz

472 pp.

23 illustrations

ISBN: 978-0945193135

Hardback $70.00

Out-of-Print. This book is no longer available from Pendragon Press.


For almost three decades (1931-59) Carleton Sprague Smith served as Chief of the Music Division of The New York Public Library. Utilizing his training as historian musicologist and musician together with his exceptional administrative and linguistic skills he helped develop one of the world's greatest music research libraries. As early as 1932 he drew up the initial concept of a Library-Museum of the Performing Arts which ultimately materialized at Lincoln Center. Smith also served as President of both the Music Library Association


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