The Edith Neilson Hoyt Music Collection at the Central Library


A man and woman stand in front of a new collection of phonograph records donated in 1946 by Edith Neilson Hoyt in memory of her late husband, Ralph W. Hoyt. The woman appears to be standing on a stool, accessing a record of one of Mozart's sonatas from the top shelf, while the man, standing by and watching her, holds a copy of Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade." The collection of records consisted of Columbia and Victor recordings of all the great classical composers. At the top of the shelf is the sign 'Edith Neilson Hoyt Collection'. Transcribed from back of photo: '1940s Journal Feb 3, 194-'.

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February 3, 1947



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