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Mintel, Richard, 1938-2014



  • Existence: 1938 - 2014

Richard Mintel (1938-2014) was a professor of biochemistry and recording engineer. Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Walter Otto Mintel and Frances Wiley Mintel, Richard Mintel attended high school in Quincy, Illinois and studied biology and biochemistry at the University of Chicago. Mintel received his Ph.D. in 1965.

Richard Mintel married Marcia Louise Borst in 1961, with whom he had one son, Mark, born in 1964.

Mintel taught and worked at the University of Chicago, Argonne Cancer Research Center, Johns Hopkins University, University of Virginia, and the University of Illinois, where he served his longest tenure as Associate Professor of Biochemistry from 1979-2011. He was awarded the Teaching Recognition Program Award in 2002.

In 1971, Mintel and Judith Ann King were married, and in 1991 their daughter Josephine was born.

Mintel's interest in music started in high school, with trombone and piano studies and participation in various bands. He began organ lessons while at the University of Chicago. As a recording engineer, Mintel, along with Judith, recorded performances from many classical music ensembles, primarily in Illinois. The Mintels made recordings of numerous performances of Chicago's Music of the Baroque, The New Oratorio Singers, the Grand Teton Music Festival, and more. Many of these performances were broadcast on classical radio stations, and some released commercially, which the Mintels often helped to produce.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Richard and Judith Mintel Archive of Recordings

Identifier: Mintel
Abstract The Richard and Judith Mintel Archive of Recordings comprises 6 boxes and spans over 4 decades of sound engineering and producing work of husband and wife team Richard and Judith Mintel. Recordings are almost entirely of classical music performances, some from radio broadcasts, mostly from the Chicago area. The collection includes printed and digital material.
Dates: 1974 - 2017