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The Schneeloch Family Papers

Call Number: MSS 6

Scope and Contents

The Schneeloch Family Papers document the careers of Emma Schneeloch Bacon and Emilie Schneeloch Busse. The Papers include diaries, letters, programs, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Additional information about the Schneeloch Family can be found in the Bacon-Schneeloch Family Papers, located in the Manuscripts and Archives Division of Yale University's Sterling Memorial Library.


  • 1886-1910 (inclusive)


Language of Materials

Materials chiefly in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers by appointment. There are no restricted materials in the collection. Please contact the Special Collections staff to schedule an appointment. Some of the materials may be stored at the Library's off-campus shelving facility, so researchers should allow at least two business days to have the appropriate boxes paged.

Conditions Governing Use

The Schneeloch Family Papers are the physical property of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University. Copyrights belong to the composers and authors, or their legal heirs and assigns.


In 5 series as follows: I. Correspondence. II. Printed matter. III. Miscellaneous. IV. Photographs. V. Addendum.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Diaries, correspondence, other materials by and about the American singers Emma Waleska Schneeloch Bacon (1862-1925) and Emilie Auguste Schneeloch Busse (b. 1868)

Biographical / Historical

Emma Waleska Schneeloch Bacon (1862-1925) and Emilie Auguste Schneeloch Busse (b. 1868) were sisters from New Haven, Connecticut who became popular singers. Emma was a contralto, and Emilie a soprano. They frequently sang duets, but they were best known as members of a vocal quartet associated with Patrick Gilmore's band. The Schneeloch sisters made two national concert tours with Gilmore's band.

Register to The Schneeloch Family Papers
Compiled by Dorothée Recordon
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared According To Local Music Library Descriptive Practices
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Gilmore Music Library Repository

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