Myra Bender scrapbook ca. 1922-ca. 1957.
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Document/manuscript/pamphlet/archival material
Physical Desc
.098 cu. ft. (1 scrapbook + 6 vinyl records)


General Note
Materials housed in Special Collections Division of the Main Library, Nashville Public Library.
Restrictions on Access
In library use only. Available by appointment.
Scope and content: A scrapbook of newspaper clippings, programs, and correspondence related primarily to the music career of Nashville operatic singer Myra Bender, the Nashville Conservatory of Music, Little Theatre productions, and the Peabody Demonstration School. Also present are a few materials about Hidenari and Gwen Terasaki and their daughter Mariko's marriage to Mayne Williams Miller, of Johnson City, Tennessee.
Includes a handwritten narrative "The Six Sun Beams" written by Myra Bender when she was nine years old.
Includes Myra Bender's graduation diploma from Peabody Demonstration School, George Peabody College for Teachers, 1925 June.
Includes a typed letter, signed: G. S. De Luca, Nashville Conservatory of Music, to Miss Myra Bender, Nashville, 1928 July 24.
Includes a handwritten letter: Mrs. Mayne Miller, Johnson City, to Mrs. Stuart B. Smith, Toronto, Canada, 1956 July 28.
Includes a Peabody Demonstration School catalog, George Peabody College for Teachers, 1930-1931.
Includes four 45 rpm vinyl records: 1) When sound was young; 2) Birth of the Grand Ole Opry; 3) Voices of history from the Edison Archives; and 4) Mayor Briley for Mayor.
Includes one LP recording of a vocal recital of Myra Bender, soprano and Fay Foster, pianist, recorded on 1944 December 11 by Carl Fischer, Inc.
Includes a damaged, broken sample record of the Talking Machine Co.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials
Cite as: Myra Bender Scrapbook, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
This material may be protected by copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Antiquaria;,Purchase;,1988.,Acc. RT-370.
Biographical or Historical Data
Myra Bender was a Nashville singer and teacher, a soprano who had trained at Ward-Belmont Conservatory of Music under Signor Gaetano S. De Luca, circa the late 1920s. Miss Bender was a soloist with the locally sponsored Caldwell Symphony Orchestra that aired every Friday evening over radio station WSM, Nashville. She also performed with "Nashville on the Air," a music program that aired on WLAC. At some point, she married Stuart B. Smith and they lived in Toronto, Canada for a period of time before returning to the United States.
In English
Ownership and Custodial History
Scrapboook and related material purchased by the Nashville Public Library from the Antiquaria store in Franklin, Tennessee on May 5, 1988.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use
No further accruals are expected.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

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Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

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Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

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MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

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