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MARY ZIMBALIST - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 12/15/1941 - HFSID 189940

MARY ZIMBALIST Mary Zimbalist signed this letter, typed on stationery of Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music, in 1941 as "Mary Louise Curtis Bok". This was written just a week after the attack on Pearl Harbor and emphasizes "in the importance of music as a force for maintaining our national morale, even under conditions of War.

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MARY ZIMBALIST
Mary Zimbalist signed this letter, typed on stationery of Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music, in 1941 as "Mary Louise Curtis Bok". This was written just a week after the attack on Pearl Harbor and emphasizes "in the importance of music as a force for maintaining our national morale, even under conditions of War."
Typed note signed "Mary Louise Curtis Bok" as President of the The Curtis Institute of Music in blue ink. Pencil notations in top edge in unknown hand. 1 page, 5¾x8¾, on stationery of the Curtis Institute of Music. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Camden, Maine, Dec. 15, 1941. In full: "I believe with all my heart in the importance of music as a force for maintaining our national morale, even under conditions of War. A nation that would not march to music, or could not sing, would be lacking a very necessary impetus toward defense. Spiritually, every American needs the inspiration that music brings". Zimbalist (1876-1970), born Mary Louise Curtis, was heavily involved in both publishing and music. The daughter of publishing magnate Cyrus Curtis, she joined the staff of her parents' magazine Ladies Home Journal in 1890. She married Edward W. Bok, the magazine's editor, in 1896. She became involved with Settlement Music School, a music school for needy children, in 1910, and founded the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, still an operating school in 1924. She married the Institute's director, violinist Efrem Zimbalist, in 1943. Lightly creased. Paper clip impression in top left corner. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

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