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Romero family papers
MS 305  
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Description
This collection is comprised of programs, reviews, correspondence, and other material pertaining to the Romero family and Romero Guitar Quartet. The quartet was founded in 1960 by Celedonio Romero and has included his sons Angel, Celin, and Pepe as well as his grandsons Celino and Lito. Topics covered include music, the arts, travel, finances, and family life. A substantial part of this collection is comprised of programs and reviews that document performances of the Romero Guitar Quartet over the span of nearly eighty years. Professional and personal correspondence primarily between Celedonio Romero and his friends, family, and business associates is also present as are written works, photographs, scores, and a wide variety of documents.
Background
The Romero Guitar Quartet was founded in 1960 by Celedonio Romero and included his sons Angel, Celin, and Pepe as well as his grandsons Celino and Lito. Celedonio Romero was a renowned soloist in Spain and introduced his three sons to guitar at a very young age with all making their musical debut by age 7. In 1957, the family moved from Spain to the United States and formed the quartet whose music centered around the romantic and baroque styles played on guitar. The quartet has achieved international notoriety and success playing at venues throughout the world since the 1960s and became a multi-generational ensemble when Celedonio's grandsons joined the quartet as replacements for Angel and Celedonio.
Extent
73.96 linear feet (143 boxes)
Restrictions
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Availability
The collection is open for research.