Fine Arts Quartet Records, 1910-2016

Summary Information

Title: Fine Arts Quartet Records
Inclusive Dates: 1910-2016

  • Fine Arts Quartet
Call Numbers: UWM Manuscript Collection 30; Accession 2017-041

  • 11 cubic ft. (13 boxes, 2 oversize scrapbooks, 6 films, and 3 oversize folders)
  • 6 digital files (18.6 GB)
  • plus additions of 9 cubic ft. (9 box)

Archival Location:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Records of a fine arts quartet documenting its concerts and management, and also containing personal papers of its leader, Leonard Sorkin. The general records of the quartet include reviews of FAQ concerts and feature stories on the FAQ and its members; and programs of FAQ concerts and promotional materials which thoroughly document the locales of concerts and choices of music. The FAQ's management and financial records (1945-1989) document the financial and management history of the quartet, including activities with recording companies, as well as Leonard Sorkin's role as leader of the group. Also contains the personal papers of Leonard Sorkin, including two scrapbooks (1930-1944) and soloist programs (1930-1984) concerning his life before he formed the quartet and also recount some of the events that led to the founding of the group. They also document the contacts he made with other musicians before and during World War II.

Language: English

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