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August Edward Linzel papers

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Finding aid for the August Edward Linzel papers

BC.MSS.12.34

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

August 6, 2015



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Linzel, August Edward, 1925-2010
Title: August Edward Linzel papers
Dates: 1925-2010
Quantity: 1.8 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains documents and photographs about August Edward Linzel IV (Edward Linzel Jr.) and his career as an organist and choir master.
Identification: BC.MSS.12.34
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-mss-1234

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically and chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains programs, pamphlets, correspondence, sheet music, and audio materials related to August Edward Linzel's career as an organist. It also includes photographs, school records, and some ephemera. In addition, there is information regarding organ repairs at Christ Episcopal Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, including specifications.


Biographical Information

August Edward Linzel IV (Edward Linzel Jr.) was born September 14, 1925, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to August Edward Linzel III and Mary Ellen (Flinn) Linzel. Linzel was interested in music at a young age and as a teenager, he frequently practiced the organ at his family church, Pulaski Heights Presbyterian. He graduated from Central High School in Little Rock in 1943.

Linzel studied at the Princeton School of Music and worked with Ernest White, the music director of the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in New York City. Linzel served as the organist and choir master at Saint Mary's for sixteen years and was the dean of the New York chapter of the American Guild of Organists from 1956-59. Throughout his life he was active as a musician in the Episcopal liturgical community across the country including Indianapolis, Indiana; Sarasota, Florida; and Little Rock, Arkansas.

Linzel lived for much of his later life in his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas, but he was living with his son in the Dallas,Texas, area when he died of heart related illness on January 19, 2010. He was survived by his four children: Ted, John, Patricia, and Jennifer, and is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

American Guild of Organists.
Choir (Vocal group)
Christ Episcopal Church. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Church of Saint Mary the Virgin. (New York, N.Y.)
Linzel, August Edward, 1925-2010
Little Rock (Ark.)
Music -- Arkansas
Musicians -- Arkansas
New York (N.Y.)
Organ (Musical instrument)
Organists -- United States
White, Ernest, 1901-1980

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating; in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

August Edward Linzel papers, MSS.12.34, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Steven J. Speirs, October 27, 2012


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