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Osbourne McConathy portrait

Identifier: SPC 2021.005

Scope and Contents

Silver print portrait of Osbourne McConathy. Signed on negative plate "Osbourne McConathy, 1875-1947" Photo by Toloff of Evanston, Ill. Framed by Knaffl & Bro.


  • undated

Conditions Governing Use

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at

Biographical / Historical

Osbourne McConathy was a pioneer in the belief of early childhood music education and training and was a music teacher and mentor at Northwestern University to David Van Vactor, conductor of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (1947-1972).


1 folder : 4.5"x6.5"

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Processing Information

Removed from frame; backing kept with photo

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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

601 S Gay Street
3rd floor
Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States