Fine Arts Quartet Records, 1910-2016

Container Title
Series: 1. General Records of the Quartet, 1940-2016
Scope and Content Note: This series contains almost all of the collection. It includes clippings from American and European newspapers and magazines (1948-1981) which are reviews of FAQ concerts and feature stories on the FAQ and its members. Programs of FAQ concerts (1940-2016) thoroughly document the locales of concerts and choices of music. The promotional materials (1949-1982) consist of press releases and handbills about the quartet as a whole and its individual members. The collection also includes concert posters. The FAQ's management and financial records (1945-1989) document the financial and management history of the quartet as well as Leonard Sorkin's role as leader of the group. Of particular importance is the 1969-1979 file on the European tour which documents how the FAQ arranged its European tours. The correspondence folder from 1945-1980, 1989 documents communications with fans, as well as arrangements for concerts in the United States. There are financial records, correspondence, and contracts with record companies such as Concertapes Concert Disc (1962-1966) and Vox Productions, Inc. (1966-1978) and management companies such as Colbert Artists Management (1960-1966) and Melvin Kaplan, Inc. (1970-1980). There is also a folder documenting the effort of New York Review Presentations to represent the FAQ (1968-1969). There are few records after 1983 due to Leonard Sorkin's retirement. The scrapbooks contain feature stories and reviews similar to the reviews of FAQ concerts and feature stories on the FAQ and its members. The one exception is a scrapbook containing a narrative history of the first year of the quartet written in the second year of the FAQ's history.
Box   1
Folder   1
Berkowitz, Ralph, 1967-1969
Box   1
Folder   2
Biographies, Fine Arts Quartet Members, undated
Box   1
Folder   3
British Broadcasting Company, 1965-1971
Box   7
Career Summaries
Box   1
Folder   4
Colbert Artists Management, 1960-1966
Box   1
Folder   5
Composers, 1971-1980
Oversize Folder   1-2
Concert Posters, 1962-1980
Oversize Folder   3
Concert Posters, 1996-2006
Box   1
Folder   6-9
Concert Reviews, 1941-1970
Box   2
Folder   1-3
Concert Reviews, 1971-1985
Box   10
Folder   16
Concert Reviews, 1986-1999
Box   2
Folder   4
Concert Reviews, undated
Concert Tours
Box   10
Folder   17
Cruise, Alaska to Japan, 2006
Box   2
Folder   5
Europe, 1965
Box   2
Folder   6
Europe, 1969-1970
Box   2
Folder   7-10
Europe, 1975-1979
Box   2
Folder   13
Latin America, 1965
Concertapes Concert Disc
Box   2
Folder   14
Financial Statements, 1962-1966
Box   2
Folder   15
Photographs, undated
Box   2
Folder   16
Contracts, Performance, 1954-1979
Box   2
Folder   17-19
Correspondence, 1945-1975
Box   2
Folder   20
Correspondence, 1976-1980, 1989
Box   2
Folder   21
Decca Records, 1966-1968
Box   2
Folder   23
Features, 1948-1985
Box   2
Folder   24
Features, undated
Box   2
Folder   25
Financial Records, 1971-1979
Box   2
Folder   26
Fine Arts (Quartet) Music Foundation, 1969-1978
Fine Arts Quartet Scrapbooks, 1946-1949
Physical Description: Oversize Scrapbook 
Box   5
Fine Arts Quartet Scrapbooks, 1958-1959
Box   5
Fine Arts Quartet Scrapbooks, 1961-1962
Box   5
Fine Arts Quartet Scrapbooks, 1962-1966
Box   6
Fine Arts Quartet Scrapbooks, 1966-1971
Box   6
Fine Arts Quartet Scrapbooks, 1971-1975
Box   6
Fine Arts Quartet Scrapbooks, 1975-1977
Fine Arts Quartet, Narrative History, 1946-1947
Physical Description: Oversize Scrapbook 
Box   2
Folder   27
Four Score Television Series, 1961
Box   2
Folder   28
Gasparo (Recording Company), 1980
Box   2
Folder   29
Gravina, Peter, 1973-1974
Box   2
Folder   30
History of Fine Arts Quartet, 1951-1976, undated
Box   2
Folder   31
Honors and Awards, 1954-1984, undated
Box   2
Folder   32
Husa, Karel, 1963-1971
Box   2
Folder   33
Ilmer, Irving, 1969-1970
Box   2
Folder   11
Itineraries, 1958-1980
Box   2
Folder   34
Melvin Kaplan, Inc., 1970-1978
Box   2
Folder   35
Moravian Music Foundation, 1966-1970
Box   2
Folder   36
New York Review Presentations, 1968-1969
Box   2
Folder   37-39
Photographs, undated
Box   7
Photographs, Oversize, undated
Box   10
Folder   18
Press Materials and Concert Reviews, 1985-2001
Box   2
Folder   40-43
Programs, 1940-1949
Box   3
Folder   1-28
Programs, 1950-1973
Box   4
Folder   1-13
Programs, 1974-1987
Box   8
Folder   1-24
Programs, 1989-2002
Box   9
Folder   1-18
Programs, 2003-2007
Box   10
Folder   1-15
Programs, 2008-2016, undated
Box   4
Folder   14
Programs, undated
Box   4
Folder   15-19
Promotional Material, 1949-1982, undated
Box   4
Folder   20
Record Reviews, 1981, undated
Box   4
Folder   21
Record Royalties, 1963-1981
Box   4
Folder   22
Samtida Musik, 1968-1970
Box   2
Folder   12
Tax Records, 1959-1962
Box   4
Folder   23
United States Cultural Exchange, 1966-1967
Box   4
Folder   24
UWM Friends of Music, 1981-1988
Box   4
Folder   25
UWM Friends of Music, Leonard Sorkin Violin Scholarship, 1982-1983
Box   4
Folder   26
Viola Search, 1980
Box   4
Folder   27
Vox Productions, Inc., 1966-1978
Box   4
Folder   28
Webcor (Recording Company), 1954
Box   4
Folder   29
Wilfred Van Wyck, Ltd., 1970-1972