Archive of Amsterdam pianist/ composer Harry Machielse/ Malando tango orchestra
Archive from the estate of pianist and composer Harry Machielse (1919-?), 1950s-1990s, consisting of e.g. original compositions and printed music scores, correspondence regarding song festivals and radio and TV shows, personal letters, picture postcards, photos, sketchbooks, scrapbooks, etc.
Extraordinary archive of Amsterdam composer and pianist Harry Machielse, mostly related to his work as a pianist for the Malando tango orchestra, among others. The archive contains as most eye-catching items: (1) His leather wallet containing his identity card (1941), his registration card as musician with the Gewestelijk Arbeidsbureau Amsterdam (1947), a work permit for Belgium (1956), the telegram in which Malando let him know he could become pianist with the orchestra (1948); (2) a drawing in pen and ink and watercolour, signed H. Machielse, 22.5 x 30 cm.; (3) two sketchbooks with drawings in various media, probably by his hand; (4) some 75 letters, mostly with envelope, to e.g. Harry Machielse himself or addressed by him to Mevr. J. Machielse-Strahl ("Lieve schat"), Inge Strahl ("Lieve Inge"), Hanneke and Frans Beeldsnijder (1959, embellished with caricatural drawings and clippings); (5) some 40 picture postcards, partly by Harry Machielse to Ingrid Strahl; (6) 29 cards with text and illustrations in black, probably intended as intertitles with a film, with indication on reverse of the time the card was supposed to be on screen; (7) two plates with music by Malando; (8) two scrapbooks with hundreds of photos and clips, incl. items signed/ with dedications to Harry Machielse by Rita Corita, Trio Sibony, Peter Kreuder, Jean Patart, "Constance" (Magician), Luis Alberto del Parana y su trio "Los Paraguayos", Bueno de Mesquita (multiple), Peter Piekos, "De Wama's", Harry Slime and the Leedy Trio; (9) a notebook with more important administration such as work contracts/ permits for Malando/ Bueno de Mesquita, guarantee certificates, insurances (e.g. for his Fiat) and deposit vouchers; (10) photo book Malando 1939-1996 by Alois Broeke.