Scope and arrangement
The Carrie Mayer Papers document the early career of Carrie Mina Mayer, a singer and pianist in the late 1920s and 1930s. The collection includes mostly programs, publicity material, and a small number of clippings and letters. There are programs of Carrie Mayer’s concerts, as well as from other performances. Other publicity material includes clippings and a collection of press releases on Carrie Mayer’s career around 1928. The collection also includes information about two of Carrie Mayer’s singing teachers, Ernestine Schumann-Heink and Harvey B. Gaul (1881-1945). The collection includes a commemorative list of his compositions, which Carrie Mayer created around 1948. There is no substantial amount of correspondence. The few letters that can be found in this collection have been filed along with the individuals with whom they are related. Oversized material includes publicity matter for Carrie Mayer and Ernestine Schumann-Heink. The collection gives an interesting picture of concerts in Pittsburgh between 1923-1938.