John Berlisg papers
Papers (1920-1945) of John Berlisg (1882-1945) include a short biography of him; photographs of him and the singing group "Svoboda"; translations of operettas, sheet music and an obituary.
- Berlisg, John, 1882-1945 (Person)
Language of Materials
Slovenian, some English
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John Berlisg (1882-1945), a self educated Slovenian American musician, was born in Skala near Slovengradec. In 1908, he came to the United States with his wife and stepchildren and became a coal miner in Stone City, Kansas, where he also organized his first singing club and tamburtiza band, and directed plays and operettas. He organized and directed musical groups, and taught music, in Utah, Kansas, and Detroit, Michigan. Berlisg taught tamburtizas, composed and translated music, and directed bands and choruses. He was the leader of the Singing Society Club 14 "Svoboa" in Detroit, Michigan.
5 linear inches
Collection acquired from John Berlisg's daughter, Frances Trelz, in 1964. Processed by Daniel Necas in 2005.
- Berlisg, John, 1882-1945
- Choral societies -- Michigan -- Detroit. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Singing Society Club 14 "Svoboda" (Detroit, Mich).
- Slovene American musicians. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Slovene Americans -- Music. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Tambura. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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