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Operettas for Children collection

 Collection 0178-SCPA

This collection contains operettas for children ranging from primary grades into high school. The current collection’s dates range from 1912 through 1993, with the bulk of the materials ranging from 1924 through 1958. The operetta subjects explore a wide range of themes, including holidays, patriotism, history, music education, folk tales, and fairy tales, among others. The collection was begun using materials from the Rose Marie Grentzer collection; the collection will include new additions as more materials that fit the scope of the collection are received.


  • 1912-1993
  • Majority of material found within 1924-1958

Use and Access to Collection

The collection is open for research use. Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room during SCPA’s operating hours. Please contact the curator for an inventory, to book an appointment to see the materials in person, or if you have questions related to digital access of the materials.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Copyright was not transferred to the University of Maryland with the gift of any copyrighted materials. All rights remain with the creators and rights holders. The University of Maryland Libraries is granted permission for the use in scholarly research by the Libraries’ patrons under fair use in Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act.

To inquire about duplication of materials for research or for publication, please contact SCPA’s curator.


2.00 Linear Feet

Related Material

The Rose Marie Grentzer papers, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries.

The Operettas for Children collection
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Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

University of Maryland Libraries
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College Park MD 20742 United States