Guide to the Papers of Mario di Bonaventura, 1962 - 1972Manuscript MS-953

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Mario di Bonaventura, 1962 - 1972

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-953

Collection Dates:

1962 - 1972

Size of Collection:

2 boxes (3 linear Ft.)

Abstract:

The papers of Mario di Bonaventura (first Director of Music at the Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College) consist of original programs, articles, and information on special events particularly pertinent to the Dartmouth College "Congregation of the Arts" festivals. Collection also contains program for the inauguration of the Hopkins Center in November 1962.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

Contains material pertinent to the Dartmouth College "Congregation of the Arts" festivals, particularly in a set of seven binders covering the years 1963 and 1965 to 1969 (1964 is absent). Contained in these binders are original programs, newspaper and magazine articles, and information on special events, visiting artists, and student groups; these materials have been arranged by subject and by year. Also included in the collection are a set of Dartmouth College Bulletins for Summer terms from 1964 to 1969, a special music program for Summer 1965, and a manila envelope containing program notes and magazine articles relating to the Hopkins Center and Dartmouth music programs; these materials date from 1962 to 1972. Of special interest is the original program for the inauguration of the Hopkins Center in November, 1962.

Biography

Mario di Bonaventura, born 1928, was Director of Music at the Hopkins Center from its its opening in 1962 through at least 1969. He conceived and organized the Music Programs for the Congregation of the Arts. Di Bonaventura distinguished himself throughout his life as a condctor, composer, violinist, pianist, educator and arts administrator. He held several international awards in the fields of composition and conducting. In the course of his career, he conducted the premiere performances of over sixty works and was integral in bringing contemporary music to Dartmouth.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Papers of Mario Di Bonaventura, 1962-1969

Papers

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1962-1972

Contains a binder filled with articles, programs, artist information, and photocopied newsclippings relating to the Congregation of the Arts Festival in the Summer of 1963. The box also contains a set of Dartmouth College Bulletins for Summer terms beginning in 1964 and continuing sequentially until 1969, and a Special Music Program for Summer 1965. Finally there is a manila envelope containing program notes and magazine articles relating to the Hopkins Center and Dartmouth music programs.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 2, Dates: 1965-1969

Contains six brown binders or photograph albums containing memorabilia from Dartmouth College Summer Conferences on the Arts. These binders contain relevant information on the summer conferences, including original programs, newspaper and magazine articles, information on visiting artists and student groups, and special events. Each binder has been prearranged by subject and is devoted to a single year. Two binders, with material from the summer of 1965, are apparently identical. Other binders cover the years 1966-1969, with one year to each binder.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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