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Gowthorpe, Montague Collection

Identifier: MSS.0177

The Montague F. Gowthorpe Opera Collection was created by Montague F. Gowthorpe during his time as the chairman of the Detroit Symphony and one of the original vice-presidents at Paramount Pictures. The collection, consisting of 200 reel-to-reel tapes recorded from radio broadcasts, along with 48 libretto books to accompany the recordings, reflects his lifetime passion for opera.

Dates: 1893 - 1960

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