Skip to main content

Gui Mombaerts (1902-1993) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 19/3/1
The Gui Mombaerts Papers, spanning the years 1922-1980, comprise two boxes. They include biographical material, vitae, press releases, clippings, and interviews. Considerable additional biographical information is available in the newspaper reviews of Mombaerts' musical performances (Box 2, Folders 1-6). One folder of scattered correspondence consists primarily of notes of appreciation from individuals who attended concerts given by Mombaerts. A second folder of correspondence includes letters written by Mombaerts' students on the occasion of his retirement in 1971.

The bulk of the papers consist of concert programs and newspaper clippings of reviews of performances given by Mombaerts spanning the period 1922-1980. The programs are divided into sections announcing Mombaerts' European concerts and his North American concerts. Each group of programs is arranged chronologically. The programs are for both concerts given by Mombaerts as a soloist and with other musicians; most notably William Primrose and the Belgian Piano-String Quartet. The newspaper reviews are similarly divided into European and North American sections and are likewise arranged chronologically within each section. Both programs and reviews detailing his European concert career are in a variety of foreign languages, including French, German, Italian, and Polish. Mombaerts' translations of some of the reviews are included with the reviews.

Dates

  • 1922-1980

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

2.00 Boxes

Abstract

Gui (Guillaume) Mombaerts toured Europe as a pianist following his 1926 Prix Gunther win and 1927 finalist position in the International Chopin Piano Competition. Mombaert begin his career in the academy as piano instructor in 1923. He joined the faculty of Northwestern University's School of Music in 1948, and served as Ralph Votapek piano instructor in this position. The Gui Mombaerts Papers, spanning the years 1922-1980, comprise two boxes. They include biographical material, vitae, press releases, clippings, and interviews.

Method of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the University Archives by Professor Gui Mombaerts in two installments on October 22, 1982 and December 9, 1982 as Accessions #82-149 and #82-165.

Separated Materials

In addition to the two boxes comprising the bulk the papers there are also twenty audiotapes (17 cassettes and 3 reels) of Mombaerts performing. Included are seventy separate pieces of classical music. For a complete list of the works performed see the Separations List, in the inventory file.

Processing Information

Thomas J. Dorst, December, 1982.
Title
Guide to the Gui Mombaerts (1902-1993) Papers
Author
Thomas J. Dorst
Date
01/12/1982
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635