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Alfred J. Fletcher papers, 1937-1968 10 Linear Feet — Approximately 7500 Items

Resident of Raleigh, N.C.; lawyer, founder and president of Capitol Broadcasting Company; philanthropist and supporter of the arts, especially opera. Business records and personal papers of Alfred E. Fletcher span the years 1937-1968, and document Fletcher's entrepreneurial activities in the broadcasting business, and his philanthropic activities, particularly in support of the arts in North Carolina, especially opera. Business and philanthropic records, personal correspondence, and other papers are filed together in alphabetical order by topic or name.

Business records and personal papers of Alfred E. Fletcher span the years 1937-1968, and document Fletcher's entrepreneurial activities in the broadcasting business, and his philanthropic activities, particularly in support of the arts in North Carolina, especially opera. Business and philanthropic records, personal correspondence, and other papers are filed together in alphabetical order by topic or name. Boxes 14-15 contain many files documenting Fletcher's long-standing support of opera. In addition, boxes 7-8 contain files concerning the Fletcher family, including a biography of a missionary in the North Carolina mountains, possibly his grandfather.

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Collection contains programs from 1386 operas attended around the world from 1951-2003 by Drs. Charles and Shirley Weiss.

Collection consists of 1386 opera programs collected from around the world by Charles and Shirley Weiss between 1951 and 2003. The programs are also detailed in a spreadsheet, documenting performance, date, location, performers, and other notable information about each program.

The spreadsheet is available at: https://duke.box.com/v/weissoperas-spreadsheet

The opera programs included represent a range of performances including classic, contemporary, and lesser-known operas. Venues are from around the world.