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Guide to the Julius J. Spector Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Separated Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Julius J. Spector Collection
    Dates: 1934-1968
    Collection number: ARS-0013
    Creator: Julius J. Spector
    Collection Size: .5 linear feet
    Repository: Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound
    Stanford University Libraries
    Stanford, California 94305-3076
    Abstract: Consists of correspondence from and signed photographs of musicians, and misc. papers.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open for research. Listening appointments may require 24 hours notice. Contact the Archive Operations Manager.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with repository. Publication and reproduction rights reside with the creators or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Head Librarian of the Archive of Recorded Sound.

    Preferred Citation

    Julius J. Spector Collection, ARS-0013. Courtesy of the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    Collection donated by the Spector family in 2004.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Julius J. Spector attended Fordham University and studied art at Cooper Union, later finding employment in New York-based advertising agencies; he later gained prominence in the direct marketing industry. Spector once worked as an extra in New York City Opera productions, played the clarinet, and in the course of his lifetime befriended many prominent musicians.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Collection includes typed or handwritten correspondence and signed photographs from persons prominent in the classical music world, a typed script for a speech on Toscanini, and a limited-edition copy of Arthur Schnabel's "Reflections on music," signed by the author. A significant number of sound and video recordings of broadcast music performances have been trqansferred to the Archive's Broadcast Recordings Collection.


    The arrangement scheme was imposed during processing, in the absence of any indication of original arrangement.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Spector, Julius J.
    Toscanini, Arturo, 1867-1957

    Separated Material

    75 audiocassettes, 45 videocassettes, and 428 reel-to-reel tapes of broadcast music performances transferred to the ARS Collection of Performance Recordings.