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  • Eugene Ormandy, ca. 1950 (Eugene Ormandy Photographs, Ms. Coll. 330)
    Eugene Ormandy, ca. 1950 (Eugene Ormandy Photographs, Ms. Coll. 330)
  • Ormandy in rehearsal with the Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia, ca. 1936 (Eugene Ormandy Photographs, Ms. Coll. 330)
    Ormandy in rehearsal with the Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia, ca. 1936 (Eugene Ormandy Photographs, Ms. Coll. 330)
  • Pinchas Zukerman in concert with Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia, 25 January 1975 (Photographer: Adrian Siegel; Eugene Ormandy Photographs, Ms. Coll. 330)
    Pinchas Zukerman in concert with Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia, 25 January 1975 (Photographer: Adrian Siegel; Eugene Ormandy Photographs, Ms. Coll. 330)

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Eugene Ormandy served as conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra (1937-1980) and was the beloved architect of the "Philadelphia sound." The Ormandy Collection includes music scores; papers and correspondence; programs; photographs; recordings; oral histories; and audiovisual material.

The collection, documenting Ormandy's extraordinary 64-year career, was donated to the University Library in 1987 by Mrs. Margaret Ormandy and may be consulted by researchers through the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts. The Eugene Ormandy Music and Media Center, part of the Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, was named in honor of this gift. 

Information for Researchers

 

Researchers should be aware that materials by and related to Eugene Ormandy are cataloged in a number of different collections, corresponding either to the physical format of the materials or to their source. Following is a list of Ormandy-related collections, with links provided to online finding aids or to search results in the online catalog, Franklin.

Primary collections for Ormandy research

Audiovisual collections

Note: Because of format, materials in these collections may have access restrictions or require special permission for use.

 

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