Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
The collection consists of research notes Louis Panzeri (1902-1983) used for his book, Louisiana Composers; programs and brochures; music associations material; and early letters on musical subjects. Panzeri, a music teacher and voice coach in New Orleans, collected Louis Moreau Gottschalk correspondence, mementoes, and newspaper clippings, which are also included. There are obituaries of other musicians as well as a photograph of the choir at St. Patrick's Church, New Orleans.
This collection spans from 1945 to 1983. Most of the material consists of correspondence from Mary Frances Ready to her mother, Mrs. J. Donovan Ready. Included also in the collection are school report cards, recital programs, and graduation announcements.
Scrapbook of clippings and signatures of actors and singers who performed with stock companies in New Orleans, including the Baldwin-Melville Company, Grand Opera, Metropolitan English Opera, and Olympia Opera Company.