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Parvin Titus Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA-05-09

Scope and Content

The Parvin Titus papers include news clippings on such topics as organs and organ music, articles (some by Titus), his publicity materials, correspondence, materials from his 25th Anniversary Celebration at Christ Church, as well as his research files on the construction/purchase of several organs for institutions around the city, including Music Hall and CCM. The collection is loosely arranged with clippings and articles first, then publicity and correspondence, followed by Christ Church materials, organ research, and lastly some brief information regarding his estate files.

Dates

  • 1925-1973

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Biography of Parvin Titus

Parvin Titus (1896-1973) was a noted organist and choir director in Cincinnati from 1924 until his retirement from Christ Church in 1962. Born in New Jersey, he began his study of organ and piano while still in high school in Roselle Park, N.J. He later studied at what was to become the Julliard School of Music. Titus came to Cincinnati in 1924 to become the director of the organ department at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He was with the Conservatory (and then the University of Cincinnati) for more than 40 years. In addition to his duties with the Conservatory, Titus was also employed as a church choirmaster, first with Church of the Advent in Walnut Hills and then, for 35 years, with Christ Church, from where he retired in 1962

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

The Parvin Titus papers include news clippings on such topics as organs and organ music, articles (some by Titus), his publicity materials, correspondence, materials from his 25th Anniversary Celebration at Christ Church, as well as his research files on the construction/purchase of several organs for institutions around the city, including Music Hall and CCM.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is loosely arranged with clippings and articles first, then publicity and correspondence, followed by Christ Church materials, organ research, and lastly some brief information regarding his estate files.

Physical Location

Archives and Rare Books Library

Title
Guide to the Parvin Titus Papers
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives and Rare Books Library Staff
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

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