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Inventory of the Margaret Tynes Collection

Inventory of the Margaret Tynes Collection located in the University Archives at NC A&T SU's F.D. Bluford Library.

Contact Information

Archives & Special Collections
Room 201, F.D. Bluford Library
North Carolina A&T State University
1601 E. Market St.
Greensboro, NC  27411
336.285.4176 (phone)
336.334.7783 (FAX)
refemail@ncat.edu
http://www.library.ncat.edu/archives/

Descriptive Summary

Repository

F.D. Bluford Archives & Special Collections

Creator

Margaret Tynes

Title

The Margaret Tynes Collection

Call Number

ML420 .E38

Language of Materials

English

Extent: Items

  • Box 1 (5 items) 21 in x 24 in
  • Box 2 (3 items) 15 in x 22 in
  • Box 3 (13 items) 15.5 in x 13 in
  • Box 4 (42 items) 15.5 in x 13 in
  • Box 5 (101 items) 15.5 in x 13 in
  • Item 1
  • Item 2
  • Item 3

Abstract

Margaret Tynes is an African-American opera, concert and oratorio soprano and singing actress. She earned a Bachelors Degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Tynes continued her studies at Julliard School in New York City and later earned a Masters in Music Education from Columbia University. She has performed in the United States, Canada and throughout Europe. She has appeared with leading opera companies of the United States and Europe, including the Metropolitan Opera and the Vienna Staatsoper. Her roles range from Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Carmen (Carmen), Aida (Aida) and Dido (Dido and Aeneas). She gained international acclaim for her role as Salome at the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy.  She became the first American to perform behind the Iron Curtain when she went to Russia with Ed Sullivan for the U.S. State Department. The Tynes collection consists of personal and professional memorabilia that includes posters, programs of her performances, reviews, framed and unframed photographs of family and friends and photographs of Ms. Tynes in her performing roles. Also included are biographical information and newspaper articles.

Administrative Information

Restrictions to Access

This collection has no restrictions to access.

For More Information

Phone: 336.285.4176
Email: refemail@ncat.edu

Usage Restrictions

This collection is in a closed stacks area.

Alternate Form of Material

The materials are in non-print format (photographs) and print format.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Ms. Tynes to F.D. Bluford Library. Please consult Archives staff for additional information.

Preferred Citation

The Margaret Tynes Collection, Archives and Special Collections, F. D. Bluford Library, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC

Copyright Notice

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University owns copyrights to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the F.D. Bluford Library are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States Copyright Law as well as any restrictions accompanying the materials.

Online Catalog Headings

Tynes, Margaret

Container Lists

Box 1

  1. The Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina Bachelor of Science to Margaret Eleanor Tynes 
  2. Framed autographed portrait by Tomas Couepion
  3. Framed theater poster of Margaret Tynes as Salome by Richard Strauss at Stagione Lirica Primavera in 1962
  4. The Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina Doctor of Humanities to Margaret Eleanor Tynes in 1967
  5. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York Master of Arts to Margaret Eleanor Tynes in 1945

Box 2

Framed photograph of Margaret Tynes

  1. Framed photograph of Margaret Tynes and male cast member in Salome
  2. Framed photograph of Margaret Tynes and cast members in Salome

Box 3

    1. Diamond Anniversary Observance Program, The Agricultural and Technical College of  North Carolina, April 28, 1967
    2. Photograph of Margaret Tynes’ family, Providence Baptist Church, Greensboro, NC
    3. Photograph of Margaret Tynes as Salome
    4. Photograph of Margaret Tynes after receiving Honorary Doctorate at A&T College and Margaret Tynes’ business  card
    5. Photograph of Margaret Tynes as Carmen
    6. Photograph of Margaret Tynes as Carmen
    7. Photograph of Margaret Tynes as Salome
    8. Photograph of Margaret Tynes as Salome
    9. Photograph of Margaret Tynes as Salome
    10. Photograph of Margaret Tynes as Salome (last scene)
    11. Photograph of Margaret Tynes as Salome (Asking for the head of John the Baptist)
    12. Photograph of Margaret Tynes in Macbeth
    13. Photograph of Margaret Tynes in Macbeth as Lady Macbeth
    14. Photograph of Margaret Tynes with her husband and friends
    15. Envelope addressed to Margaret Tynes in W. Germany from Wager in New York
    16. Photograph of Margaret Tynes and cast of Salome
    17. Photograph of man and two children at swimming pool
    18. Photograph of Margaret Tynes
    19. Photograph of man and woman
    20. Photograph of Margaret Tynes
    21. Photograph of Margaret Tynes with her husband and friends
    22. Photograph of Margaret Tynes’ husband 
    23. Photograph of Margaret Tynes and her husband
    24. Photograph of Margaret Tynes’ husband and man
    25. Photograph of Margaret Tynes’ husband and man
    26. Photograph of Margaret Tynes and husband
    27. Photograph of Margaret Tynes’ husband shaking hands with man
    28. Photograph of Margaret Tynes’ husband 
    29. Photograph of Margaret Tynes and her husband (black and white)
    30. Flyer, Margaret Tynes Soprano
    31. Photograph of an unidentified woman

    Box 4

    1. Framed photograph of Margaret Tynes and cast members in Macbeth
    2. Framed autographed photograph of pianist, Rair, Milano in 1966
    3. Framed autographed photograph of man and child
    4. Framed photograph of Margaret Tynes and male cast member in Macbeth
    5. Small box containing manicure tools
    6. Flyer announcing A Grand Musical and Literary ENTERTAINMENT by Samuel Cyrus
    7. North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company Weekly Premium Receipt Book
    8. North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company Weekly Premium Receipt Book
    9. North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company Weekly Premium Receipt Book
    10. Letter to Rev. S. A. Garland of Lynchburg, Virginia from Office of Re. G. L. P. Taliaferro, D.D.
    11. Letter to Rev. J. W. Tynes from Wendell C. Somerville
    12. Letter to Dr. Victor Tynes from Jimmie I. Barber
    13. 1932 Pastorate Providence Baptist Church, Greensboro, N.C. by J. W. Tynes: A Brief Record (record book)

    Box 5

    1. Framed photograph of Margaret Tynes and her husband
    2. Framed photograph of Margaret Tynes and her husband, Hans von Klier, architect, at their marriage in Switzerland c1961-62 (black and white)
    3. Framed photograph of Maestro Cooper
    4. Frame…thinking of you
    5. Framed photograph of Margaret Tynes (black and white)
    6. Framed photograph of Margaret Tynes as Salome and Conductor, Luchino Visconte in 1961 (black and white) 200-300 engagements was a result of this performance
    7. Framed photograph of Margaret Tynes performing Duke Ellington’s, A Dream Is a Woman… on the US Steel Hour. Photograph also includes Ozzie Bailey, Joyce Sherrall and Duke Ellington (black and white)
    8. Framed photograph of Margaret Tynes and Harry Belafonte (black and white)
    9. Framed photograph of Margaret Tynes as Salome, and Conductor Luchiono Visconti

    Box 6

    1. Framed program (22 x 10.5) of Margaret Tynes in concert at Piccola Scala, December 1963
    2. Three photographs framed (32.5 in. x 12.5 in.) of Margaret Tynes as Desdemona and other cast members in Othello
    3. Three photographs framed (34 in. x 12 in.) of Margaret Tynes in three different performances

    Biographical Note

    Margaret Tynes, the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Tynes, was born in Saluda, Virginia, September 11, 1919. She received her Bachelor of Science from A&T College on June 2, 1941.  Ms. Tynes continued her studies at Julliard School in New York City and eventually transferred to Columbia University where she received her Masters of Art in Music Education on June 5, 1945. On April 29, 1967, A&T College conferred the Degree of Doctor of Humanities on Ms. Tynes. Her professional career began in the popular field with Finian’s Rainbow on Broadway and Harry Belafonte’s Sing Man Sing as his leading lady. She recorded A Drum in a Woman with Duke Ellington and participated in Ed Sullivan’s State Department sponsored tour of the Soviet Union. Her early major operatic roles include Carmen and Aida. She appeared as Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth in the United States and Canada followed by her highly praised performances of this role in Bologna, Italy and Lausanne, Switzerland. She gained international acclaim when Gian Carlo Menotti engaged her for eight performances of Salome at the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds which were conducted by Thomas Schippers and directed by renowned Italian stage and film producer, Luchino Visconti. She appeared repeatedly with leading opera companies of Europe, Canada and the United States. These companies included the Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna Statsopera, Prague Opera, Budapest Opera, Bologna Opera and Barcelona Liceo. She also performed in Toronto and other centers. Ms. Tynes is noted for her German Lieder, contemporary Italian songs, French and Spanish works, spirituals and Louisiana Creole songs. She was married to the late Hans von Klier, a Czech-born architect and baron, for 39 years.