Finding aid for the Frank Hruby, Sr. Family Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Hruby Family
Title: Frank Hruby, Sr. Family Papers
Dates: 1883-2012
Extent: 2.20 linear feet (7 containers)
Abstract: The Hruby family was one of the most prominent musical families in Cleveland, Ohio, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In 1883 clarinetist Frank Hruby, Sr. (IV) arrived in Cleveland from Cehnice, Bohemia (now Czech Republic). Frank IV organized and played in many local musical groups, including the Great Western Band, Lakeside, Ohio, summer orchestra, and the Euclid Opera House. He and his wife Katerina had seven children who all became musicians, and who all taught at the Hruby Conservatory of Music, which was located at Broadway Avenue and East 55th Street in Cleveland. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, event programs, family history documents, financial documents, maps, scrapbooks, sheet music, tour itineraries, and travel journals.
MS Number MS 5258
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English, Czech, German, Dutch and French