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Robert Donaldson Darrell

Robert Donaldson Darrell, American writer. Guggenheim fellow, 1939. Fellow Radio Club American; member Audio Engineering Society, Acoustical Society of America, Ulster County History Society, Association Recorded Sound Collections.

Background

  • Darrell, Robert Donaldson was born on December 13, 1903 in Newton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Ernest Willis and Elizabeth (Donaldson) Darrell.

  • Education

    • Student, Harvard University, 1922. Student, New England Conservatory Music, 1926.

    Career

    • Staff writer, record reviewer Phonograph Monthly Review, Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1926-1930, editor, public, 1930-1931. Freelance writer, 1932-1934. Associate editor, reviewer Music Lovers' Guide, New York City, 1932-1934.

      Record researcher Gramophone Shop, 1934-1939. Editor Gramophone Shop Supplement, 1937-1939, Steinway Review Permanent Music (later syndicated Review Recorded Music), New York City, 1939-1943. Senior writer, then supervising editor instruction book department Hazeltine electronics corporation, Little Neck, New York, 1943-1946.

      Editor Review Recorded Music, 1947-1950. Record reviews Down Beat magazine, 1952. Audio columnist Saturday Review, 1953-1955.

      Columnist High Fidelity magazine, 1955-1987, contributing editor, 1956-1987, Audiocraft magazine, 1955-1958. Record reviews American Record Guide, 1986-1988, Phono-Museum Retrospects, Opus, 1987-1988. Discographic consultant music division New York City Public Library, 1952.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Fellow Radio Club American. Member Audio Engineering Society, Acoustical Society of America, Ulster County History Society, Association Recorded Sound Collections.

    Connections

    • Married Emma Cartwright Bourne, September 30, 1930 (divorced 1936).
    • father: Ernest Willis Darrell
    • mother: Elizabeth (Donaldson) Darrell
    • spouse: Emma Cartwright Bourne
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    Born December 13, 1903
    Died March 1, 1988
    (aged 84)
    Nationality
    • 1922
      Harvard University
    • 1926
      New England Conservatory Music
    • 1926 - 1930
      Staff writer
      Massachusetts, United States
    • 1930 - 1931
      Staff writer
    • 1932 - 1934
      freelance writer
    • 1932 - 1934
      associate, editor
    • 1934 - 1939
      record researcher, Gramophone Shop
    • 1937 - 1939
      editor Gramophone Shop Supplement
    • 1939 - 1943
      editor Gramophone Shop Supplement
    • 1943 - 1946
      senior, writer
      Little Neck, New York, United States
    • 1947 - 1950
      editor Review Recorded Music
    • 1952
      record reviews Down Beat magazine
    • 1953 - 1955
      audio columnist Saturday Review
    • 1955 - 1987
      columnist High Fidelity magazine
    • 1955 - 1958
      columnist High Fidelity magazine
    • 1956 - 1987
      columnist High Fidelity magazine
    • 1986 - 1988
      record reviews American Record Guide
    • 1987 - 1988
      record reviews American Record Guide
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