Daily Archives: October 26, 2009

Rejected by the PMI, or form letters for the ages.

Recently, Kathie (illustrious manager of our Music Department) introduced me to our collection of bulletins, announcements, and programs from the Pittsburgh Musical Institute.
They were just down the street from us! And check out that phone number!

Check out the phone number!

Among the 38 volumes of assorted stuff representing the years 1915 to 1955 is this gem of a rejection letter, from the 1948-49 school year.

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At least they're sorry.

If you’d like to learn more about the history of music in Pittsburgh (or you just like reading letters that are half a century old) be sure to ask one of our librarians about the Pittsburgh Music collection.

– Amy

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