The collection consists of performing artist and other celebrity portraits compiled from numerous donations during the first
60 years of the Archive of Recorded Sound (1958-2018). The majority of photographs in this collection were removed from the
ARS Subject File Collection (ARS-0201). These include autographed images, publicity stills, postcards, lithographs, and reprints
dating from the mid-nineteeth century through the 2000s. Notable examples within the collection include portraits from the
Ravinia Festival's golden age of opera (1919-1931), 20th century conductors such as Arturo Toscanini and Pierre Monteux, and
rare 19th century portraits of opera stars.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the
Head Librarian, Archive of Recorded Sound, Braun Music Center, Stanford, California 94305. Consent is given on behalf of the
Archive of Recorded Sound as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright
owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns.
Open for research; material must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use. Contact the Archive of
Recorded Sound for assistance.