Sidor Belarksy papers

Sidor Belarksy papers

Dates: 1900-1981

The collection includes: biographical sketches, photocopies of newspaper articles, letters of appreciation, songbooks, concert programs, music scores, photocopies of photographs, and information concerning the Belarsky Reception sponsored by University Archives and Friends of BYU Library, September 8, 1981.

  • Extent: 1 oversize box (1.33 linear ft.). -- 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Belarsky, Sidor
  • Call Number: UA 27
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Sidor Belarksy papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Gift of Isabel Belarsky, 1980.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 27; Sidor Belarksy papers; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 27, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
The Sidor Belarsky collection was donated to the Harold B. Lee Library by Isabel Belarsky, Brooklyn, New York, 1980.
Separated Material
Phono discs and record albums transferred to Sound Archives. Photos transferred to Photo archives.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Related Material
Phono discs and record albums transferred to Sound Archives. Photos transferred to Photograph Archives.
Subject Terms
Hanson, William F. (William Frederick), 1887-1969; Colleges and Universities; Education; Folk songs, Russian; Singing--Instruction and study
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Operas
Processing Information
Processed; Christine R. Marin; October 1982.
Appraisal Information
University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Belarsky (Sidor) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Furcini
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-27T11:20-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Sidor Belarsky was a Russian Jew and a vocalist. He taught at Brigham Young University as Professor of Music from 1930 to 1933. Belarsky was born Israel Mosieevitch Lifschitz in Odessa, Russia in 1900. He studied music at Odessa Conservatory, then studied in Berlin. He graduated from the Leningrad State Conservatory and became a member of the Leningrad State Opera Company. Dr. Franklin S. Harris, President of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, invited Belarsky, who was performing in Moscow, to join the BYU faculty as a professor of music. He taught from 1930 to 1933. Belarsky went on to present song recitals from coast to coast. In opera, Belarsky was received as leading basso of the Chicago Civic Opera Company, the San Francisco Opera Company, the American Opera Company of Los Angeles, the New York City Center Company, Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, and the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. Belarsky died in 1975 in New York City, New York.

Biographical History

Sidor Belarsky (1900-1975) was a Russian Jew vocalist. He taught at Brigham Young University as Professor of Music between 1930 and 1933.

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