University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Daisy Elgin Collection, 1928-1941



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Elgin, Daisy
Title: Daisy Elgin Collection
Dates: 1928-1941
Abstract: Houston-born Daisy Elgin was a soprano singer who performed throughout Texas and in New York City during the 1930s. Collection contains correspondence, performance programs, sheet music, newspaper clippings, and an oral history documenting Daisy Elgin’s career as a soprano singer.
Accession No.: 2008-026
Extent: 5 inches
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Houston-born Daisy Elgin was a soprano singer, trained by Charlotte Macondie, who performed throughout Texas and in New York City during the 1930s.


Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence, performance programs, sheet music, and newspaper clippings documenting Daisy Elgin’s career as a soprano singer. Also included is an oral history interview with Mary Alice Elgin, Daisy’s sister.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Daisy Elgin Collection, 1928-1941, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2.325/K76a Correspondence, 1929-1939
Performance Programs, 1928-1938
Performance Programs, Clippings, Correspondence, 1928-1941
Performance Programs (miscellaneous-not Elgin), 1935-1937
Houston Chronicle, newspapers, 1938-1939
Sheet Music (some inscribed), circa 1930s
Audiocassette tape:
Oral History Interview with Mary Alice Elgin (sister), 1991