Scope and Contents
The collection consists of three biographies, one of Adolph Schellschmidt, one of Berta Schellschmidt, and one of Emma Schellschmidt. Adolph's biography was cut from an unidentified publication and is dated July 10, 1897; Bertha's and Emma's biographies have both been written in pencil on two pieces of note paper (one sheet to each subject).
The two remaining items in the collection are a list of names, places, and amounts, possibly for musical engagements of Adolph Schellschmidt, and an envelope with the letterhead "Indianapolis Christian Endeavor Union" and with the words " Schellschmidt" and "Notices copies" written in pencil.
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This collection is open for research.
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Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Adolph Schellschmidt began his musical studies under his father at the age of nine. Two years later, he began to study the violin under his brother Alfred, a graduate of the Leipzig Conservatory of Music. Later, Adolph studied the cello. In 1890, Adolph Schellschmidt studied in Europe, after which he returned to Indianapolis, eventually becoming an instructor at DePauw University, where he organized the glee club.
Bertha Schellschmidt, a violinist, studied in Brussels, Belgium. Emma Schellschmidt, a harpist, studied in Cologne, Germany. Both women were known on concert circuits.
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