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Helen Berlin Scrapbook

Identifier: P-842

Scope and Content Note

This scrapbook contains concert programs, news clippings, and photographs tracing Berlin's career as a violinist.


  • undated, 1910, 1925-1941, 1951, 1998


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Biographical Note

Helen Berlin, born in Philadelphia, was a violin soloist, chamber-music artist, and teacher. A child prodigy who played her first public recital at age seven, she was later awarded a four year fellowship at Juilliard Graduate School. In 1934 she won an orchestral debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra through a violinists' contest conducted by the Concerts for Youth Committee. She later played with the NBC Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic.


1.95 Linear Feet (1 one-half manuscript box, 1 oversized box)

Language of Materials




Scrapbook contains concert programs, news clippings, and photographs tracing Berlin's career as a violinist.

Acquisition Note

Phyllis C. Weinberg 2003.065

Guide to the Helen Berlin Scrapbook, undated, 1910, 1925-1941, 1951, 1998 *P-842
Processed by Marvin Rusinek
© 2009
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 2020: RJohnstone: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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