The Robert G. Ruetz Papers include materials related to his time as a Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (1965-1990) and materials related to his service on the Opera Omaha Board of Directors. UNO related materials include committee reports, faculty handbook, curriculum reviews, planning documents, publicity articles, Brian Way residency information, correspondence, reviews of the UNO music program, scripts for KVNO-FM Opera broadcasts (1975-1976), audio recordings of UNO recitals (1966-1973), videos of television interviews, and framed UNO Opera Theatre photos & news clippings (circa 1960s-1970s). Ruetz also collected research materials on Eugenia Whitmore (letters and pictures, 1917-1957) and Mary Munchoff (reviews (1897-1899), pictures, letters, news articles, programs, and information on her teachers Matilde Marchesi and Mary Fitzsimmons Massie). Opera Omaha related materials include search committee notes, reviews, preview information (1968-1994), performance programs (1959-1990, 2006-2008), the 40 year book, the 50 year book, and notes used to make the 50 year book.
The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.
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10 Cubic Feet (16 boxes; 14 framed items; 2 binders)
Two loose series: Series: Files (Boxes and Folders); Series: Framed Items.
Professor Ruetz collected and organized this collection prior to donating it to University Archives.
Donated by Robert G. Ruetz.
Processed by Criss Library staff prior to 2014.
Part of the UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections Repository