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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Schuyler Garrison Chapin
RLIN number: NXCP87-A63
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background; aviation cadet, China-Burma theater, 1943-45; NBC radio, TV, 1947-51; general manager, Tex and Jinx McCrary, 1950-52; booking director, Columbia Artists' Management; tour manager for Jascha Heifetz, 1952-56; Community Concert Subscription system, NBC Opera Co., 1959-63; Vice-President, programming at Lincoln Center, 1964-69; executive producer, Amberson Enterprises, 1969-71; Goeran Gentele's death; acting general manager, Metropolitan Opera, 1972-73, general manager, 1973-75; impressions of past and present Metropolitan directors, performers' temperaments, structures and conflicts of artistic administration; productions, daily schedule, fund-raising; labor negotiations. Impressions of performers, impresarios, particularly Leonard Bernstein, Herbert Von Karajan, Rudolph Bing, Franco Corelli, Anthony Bliss.
Extent: Transcript: 783 leaves, Tape: 2 reels, 23 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1977 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Chapin, Schuyler Garrison, 1923-
Speaker date of birth: 1923
Speaker occupation: Music administrator
Age at speaking: 54
Document date: 1977
Interviewer: Morris, Berenice
Organizations discussed: Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY, 1893-; National Broadcasting Company, New York, NY; NBC Television, Universal City, CA
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY, 1893-; National Broadcasting Company, New York, NY; NBC Television, Universal City, CA; New York; New York, NY; North America; Opera--New York (N.Y.); Oral history; United States; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Chapin, Schuyler Garrison, 1923-; Columbia Artists Management Inc; Heifetz, Jascha, 1901-; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018413-13856