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Guide to the Lacey Coe Papers , ca. 1912-1963
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Folder I:

Publications of interest to L. Coe


The Violinist. Sept. 1930

Physical Description: 4 copies

Nov. 1931

Physical Description: 1 copy

Aug. 1920

Physical Description: 1 copy

Manuscript music tablet


The Stradivari Memorial


Rare Old Violins

Folder II:

Lacey Coe Violin cellphane envelopes-

Physical Description: 45 items
Folder III:

Newspaper Clippings


8/27/30 L. Auer funeral


n.d. Baroque Music for Strings with picture of Coe from Miami paper


5/16/25 Leopold Auer's birthday party


n.d. Mother Shipton's Prophecy- a poem




1963 clippings about Coe and recitals


1946 Recital announcements, clippings from Palm Beach papers


1931 Eugene Yeaye


Magazine article


My Adventures with Young Geniuses, Leopold Auer Leopold Auer interview- Musical Observer 1920


Princeton newspapers

Scope and Content Note

including the Packet Princeton Herald, Daily Princetonian 1926-1931. six issues.

A Visit with Jascha Heifetz by Don Murray, Sat. Evening Post

Folder IV:

Programs and Announcements


n.d. Chicago Ensemble Trio


1912 Program


1914 Program


1918 Yearbook of the Great National American Music Festival


1920 Yearbook of the Great National American Music Festival

Physical Description: (2 copies)

1925 Yearbook of the Great National American Music Festival


1926 Yearbook of the Great National American Music Festival

Physical Description: (6 copies)

6/3/27: Yearbook of the Great National American Music Festival


9/12/27: Yearbook of the Great National American Music Festival

Physical Description: (2 copies)

9/12/27: Announcement of Lacey Coe Violin School

Physical Description: (3 copies)

1928: Announcement of Lacey Coe Violin School


1928: Programs






5/9/31: (3)




2/16/36: (3)






12/27/38: (3)






6/24/38: (2)


7/23/39: Programs (2)


5/15/38: (7)


5/12/37: (3)


5/9/38: (3)


6/11/39: (8)


6/ 9/40: (7)


6/ 1/41: (35)




5/5/42: (5)


2/24/44: (2)


6/11/44: (3)








5/ 3/53:


n.d. Program of L. Coe Violin School Student recital

Folder V:

Letters and notes


Leopold Auer as an American, by an American including the original pencil draft by Coe,

Physical Description: 1 carbon copy, 1 typescript

Original letter from Auer endorsign Coe for his school, 17 Jan. 1927


to L. Coe from A. E. Taylor. editor of The Violinist, 17 July 1930


to L. Coe from G. M. Purver, copy of poem tribute to L. Auer later published in The Violinist, 14 Dec 1926


To L. Coe from Ida Day, 7 May 1942


telegram to Mr. and Mrs. L. Coe from Wanda and L. Auer, Christmas greetings


to Mr. Coe from H. W. Dodds (president of Princeton Univ) 14 June '34


to Whom it may concern from Harry M. Halbrook of The Billboard, recommendation of L. Coe, 21 Oct 1918


To L. Coe from Capt. Arthur A. Clappé (director Army Music School), 11 Dec 1918


Program notes- rough draft


pencil notes on Mazie O'Dell Cardy, Phillip Frank, Coe's son


note to Mr. John Dubbs

Folder VI:

Photographs and Programs belonging to Lydia Pearl Coe (Lacey Coe's sister)


Photos- Wanda Auer, Coe and dog, Mrs. Mazie O'Dell Cardy (?), various students of Coe, group photo including L. Coe, portraits of Coe with violin, Coe's niece


Programs- Lacey Coe Recital (3) 24 June 1938,Lydia Coe Recital, various church programs in which Lydia Coe sang


Public relations pamphlet


Newspaper clippings-


Chicago Daily Tribune 12 June 1915


laminated announcement of recital


Miami Herald 3 June 1945


Bulletin Friends of Music 15 Dec 1938


Biblical references in address of 7 Oct 1916

Folder VII:



Orchestra with Lacey Coe as concert master (2)




Auer with 5 pupils, Zimbalist? Heifetz?


Air Corps pilot


Elderly Mr. and Mrs. Coe


Coe on back of car


Young Coe and Wilson Peak


Violinist, William Karsh


2 shots of a baby


snapshot of man on horse


snapshot of man with horse


Elderly Lacey and Lydia Coe,

Physical Description: 3 color snapshots

Young violinist, Sam Rosenblum, 30 May 1925


William Kurash


Group shot including elderly Coes


Group shot including elderly Coes


Group shot including elderly Coes


Mr. and Mrs. Coe and family


Mr. and Mrs. Coe and family




Color shot of elderly Mr. Coe at recital


Color shot of elderly Mr. Coe at recital


Lacey Coe, middle age


Older Lacey Coe


Elderly Lacey Coe with wife


Group shot including Lacey Coe


Eight pupils


Young Coe with violin-publicity portrait (24)


Snapshot of Coe at N.Y. Riverdale


Mrs. Auer or Mrs. Coe and four pupils


Mr. and Mrs. Coe


Coe at dinner


Coe at dinner


Arthur Abell and Leopold Auer


Two children


Mrs. Coe receiving corsage at reception


Mr. and Mrs. Coe with Lydia Coe (?) and Mrs. Auer at reception


Duplicate of above


Four elderly women


Mr. and Mrs. Coe shaking hands with guests


Paul Nochanski 1930autographed


Auer photo - autographed


Elderly Coe at reception


Mr. and Mrs. Coe at reception


Old picture of man, woman and two children


Young woman, Mrs. Coe (?) and Lydia Coe (?)

Physical Description: 2 prints

Same woman in white dress

Physical Description: 3 prints

Coe and Auer and G.M. Parver (3) Citizenship picture


L. Auer 1923autographed


L. Auer


Side view of a woman


Joseph, a pupil


Shumsky and Zimbalist


Four pupils (incl. Joseph) playing




Negative of photo of Lydia Coe

Folder VIII:

Boy with violin


Three children, one of whom is boy with violin


Mish Auer with woman


Six pictures of Mish Auer in various poses


Two pictures of man


Three shots of Romeo and Juliet production (?)


Framed picture of L. Coe and Mrs. Auer


Samuel L. Crocker


Snapshot of Lacey Coe and child


Fred Plotkin, a pupil


Raymond, a pupil


Tom Mesdog


American Operatic Quarter including Pearl Coe

Scrapbook 1: (A)

40 pages including programs, e.g. Concert of 80th Birthday of Leopold Auer; newspaper clippings, memorabilia, correspondence to Professor Auer.

Scrapbook 2:

50 pages of:


newspaper clippings- Philip Frank at Grammans Chinese Theater, 1910, 1913, 1916


programs- 80th birthday of Leopold Auer, Lacey Coe Violin school


letters- to Sister Rundle from Gahfia Blanchard to Lacey Coe from Leopold Auer post card from Auer


notes on Chicago Hebrew Institute recital 1923


contract- Sept. 29, 1922; Oct. 9, 1922.


Leopold Auer as an American, by an American


Certificate of lifetime membership, Miami Music Teachers Association. 1954

Scrapbook 2:(B)

Photo portrait of a bride in flowing gown Photo of Lacey Coe, Leopold Auer & G. M. Purver (2)

Scrapbook 2:(C)

Framed portrait of Lacey Coe, Leopold Auer and G. M. Purver. Addressed to Coe, signed by Auer on the occasion of his naturalisation

Scrapbook 2:(D)

Framed photo of Auer, signed by Auer

Scrapbook 2:(F)

Photo of Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Auer


L. Coe and Wanda Auer framed picture in box with pictures of L. Coe and duplicate of framed picture


Long photo of orchestra with elderly L. Coe as concert master


Three reels of recording mix


Box of plastic animals on cards, notes in cyrillic alphabet on back