Northwestern

Oldberg, Eric (1901-1986) Papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
55/30

Dates

  • 1940-1986 (Creation)

Extents

  • 4.00 Boxes (Whole)

Names

Notes

  • Abstract

    The Oldberg papers are arranged in four boxes and relate to his activities with and on behalf of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestral Association. The papers are organized into two major categories: general correspondence and subject files.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Oldberg papers are arranged in four boxes and relate to his activities with and on behalf of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestral Association. The papers are organized into two major categories: general correspondence and subject files.

    General correspondence is arranged chronologically. It dates from 1940 through 1972 with the bulk of the correspondence dating between 1947 and 1963. The correspondence includes both incoming and copies of outgoing items and largely reflects Oldberg's efforts to garner financial support for the orchestra from individuals and corporations.

    Subject files, consisting mainly of correspondence, memoranda, reports, and similar materials, are arranged alphabetically by topical headings and reflect administrative and policy concerns and the orchestra's relations with conductors, musicians, and representatives of the Chicago Federation of Musicians. The orchestra's engagement of conductors is documented by files identified with the names of pertinent individuals. Within folders materials are arranged in chronological order.

    Addition: The addition consists of commencement correspondence regarding an honorary degree Eric Oldberg received June 1961, letters from Eric’s late wife, Mary Swissler regarding the donation of her husband’s papers, as well as newspaper clippings and various awards including diploma of the Degree of Doctor of Laws. The commencement correspondence has been foldered by appropriate year into the General Correspondence folders. New folders have been made for the letters from Mary Swissler, for the newspaper clippings, and for the awards.

    Addition: This addition consists of photographs of Eric Oldberg and correspondence regarding the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The photograph additions can be found in Eric Oldberg’s photo file. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra correspondence can be found in the addition Box 6 Folder 1.

  • Method of Acquisition

    Mary Swissler Oldberg donated the papers to the University Archives on October 7, 1987 (Accession #87-236).

    Addition: The additions have been separated from papers from Arne Oldberg (Accession #: 06-69) donated to University Archives by Ellen Schantz on June 20, 2006.

    Addition: The additions have been separated from papers from Oscar and Arne Oldberg (Accession #: 10-20) donated to University Archives by Anita Kimmerle on February 11, 2010.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Until October 7, 2007, the papers may not be used without the written permission of Mary Swissler Oldberg. In the event of her death or incapacitation conditions on access to the papers will be determined by the University Archivist.

  • Separated Materials

    Addition: Certificates for Eric Oldberg from Society of American Surgeons, 1940, and Certificate of Appreciation to Eric Oldberg from the President of the United States of America on May 18th, 1962, have been added to Certificates and Diplomas Collection.

  • Related Materials

    University Archives Series 19/3/3, Arne Oldberg papers.

  • Processing Information

    Margaret Faverty; June 10, 1991.

    Addition: Katherine Oldberg; November 11, 2011

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

Components