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Bertha Richards papers

 Collection
Identifier: S3049

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, 1881-1942; newspaper clippings, 1916-1963; photographs, 1894-1950; poems; programs of her concert series, 1916-1928; and miscellaneous reference materials.  Most of the correspondence was written after 1930.  There is a thank you letter from President Hoover, May 16, 1933.

Dates

  • 1881-1963

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Bertha Richards (nee Bertha I. Stinchfield) was a president of Matinee Musicale, a Duluth, Minnesota music organization, and manager of her "All-Star Music Course," a concert series which brought famous musicians to Duluth.  She was born in New Hampshire and came to Duluth around 1900, where she married George S. Richards.  She began to manage music concerts in 1916, when she brought the Irish tenor, John McCormick, to Duluth.  After expanding the series to Hibbing and Virginia, Minnesota, Mrs. Richards sold the "All Star Course" series to John W. Miller, Jr. in 1928.  Her husband died in 1934 and she remarried in 1954 to Dr. Archibald McDonald of Duluth.

Extent

1.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains correspondence, 1881-1942; newspaper clippings, 1916-1963; photographs, 1894-1950; poems; programs of her concert series, 1916-1928; and miscellaneous reference materials.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

General

This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.

Title
Guide to the Bertha Richards papers
Author
Finding Aid Authors: B.H. Bruemmer.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526