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The Troostwyk Family Papers

Call Number: Misc. Ms. 306
Scope and Contents
The Troostwyk Family Papers document the musical activities of the Dutch-born violinist Isidore Troostwyk, his wife Erna Dessauer Troostwyk, and their children Leo, Hendrika, and Arthur. The family's musical activities in New Haven are documented by correspondence, programs, scrapbooks and clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous materials. The majority of the Papers relate to Isidore and Leo. The largest and richest series is the scrapbooks and clippings, which cover not only the careers of the Troostwyk Family, but also document musical life in New Haven at the turn of the 20th century, including beginning of formal music study at Yale University and the founding of the Yale School of Music.
Language of Materials
Materials chiefly in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open to researchers by appointment. There are no restricted materials in the collection. Please contact the Special Collections staff to schedule an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
The 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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Troostwyk Family Papers were established in the Music Library of Yale University by Elaine Troostwyk Toscanini and Lee Troostwyk in October 1986.
In 6 series as follows: I. Music. II. Correspondence. III. Concert programs. IV. Scrapbooks. V. Miscellaneous. VI. Photographs.
2 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Related Names
Troostwyk family
Language of Materials
Language of Materials