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Giuseppe Ferrata papers

Identifier: LaRC-773

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of personal and professional correspondence, biographical information, scores, music manuscripts, concert programs, handwritten and typed notes, printed material, and clippings regarding the life and career of music professor and composer, Giuseppe Ferrata. Ferrata founded the Newcomb College Piano Department in 1909 and taught there until his death in 1928.


  • 1884-1952


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

Giuseppe Ferrata (1865-1928), Italian-born composer and pianist, taught in New Orleans at Newcomb College, Tulane University, from 1909 until 1928. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in Rome, and later studied with Sgambati and Liszt. Upon his arrival to the United States in 1892, he taught at several conservatories, including Beaver College of Music in Pittsburgh. He composed songs, compositions for piano, organ, and violin, as well as choral and orchestral works. He married Alice LaGarde in 1893.


5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged as follows: biography, correspondence (first chronologically, then alphabetically by correspondent, and then family correspondence), programs, booklets, pamphlets, clippings, other notes and works by Ferrata, Il Bardo Dell 'Alpe, recital books, and notes. The collection is made up of 8 boxes and 6 volumes. It is 5 linear feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ferrata of Metairie, Louisiana. Giuseppe Ferrata was the father of Ernest Ferrata. Date acquired: 09/07/1982.

Accruals and Additions

Additional items donated in 2004 by Pat Boothby for Peter Hansen.

Other Descriptive Information

OCLC Number: 435496421

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Jazmin Smith
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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US