7 boxes (4 linear ft.)..
Organized into two series and series two subdivided into two subseries: I. Personal Papers. II. Musical Materials: Subseries A. Original Compositions and Arrangements. Subseries B. Other Printed Material; Chronological arrangement.
The papers include sheet music, musical arrangements by Salama of Russian and other folk and classical music, notes, uncataloged photographs, and an audiocassette. Also included is a scrapbook of clippings and ephemera relating to Nikita Balieff and La Chauve-Souris theater group.
Andrew ("Andrei") Salama was born and reared in Russia -- During the Russian Revolution, Salama escaped to France were he joined a theater group called La Chauve Souris [the bat], which was made up of Russian actors, singers and dancers, and was led by the impresario, Nikita Balieff. The troop performed throughout Europe as well as in the United States. Sometime in the 1920s he immigrated to the U.S. where he settled in New York City and worked as a musical arranger, performer and teacher. His country home near the Delaware Water Gap in New Jersey became a gathering place for Russian emigres. Salama died in December 1952.
Donor and his sister, Mary Utley, retain copyright to the materials during their lifetimes. No publication or commercial use without prior permission.
Andrew Salama photographs (PG 309); Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
In English, Russian, French and German.
Unpublished finding aid in repository.