Marr-McGee Family Papers: Early Entrepreneur files

The Warren Marr Management files and the House of Marr, Inc. files of the Marr-McGee Family Papers document the early entrepreneurial endeavors of Warren Q. Marr II.  Both companies were established by Marr and represented his interests in the creative arts and printing.

In 1942, Marr created his own management company, Warren Marr Management, which promoted budding authors and classical musicians.  These files include a brief write-up about Marr, the establishment of his company, correspondence, contracts and paraphernalia relating to Marr’s many clients.

During 1947-1948, Marr presented “five concerts in artistic good taste” at Times and Town Halls in New York which featured five of his clients: Coreania Hayman, soprano; Ozan Marsh, pianist; William Veasey, baritone; Patricia Benkman, pianist; and Kathryn Ward; soprano.

Below is a promotional flyer for the 1947-1948 concert series (Click to enlarge):




Marr was also the proprietor of the House of Marr, Inc., which specialized in “art” printing and greeting cards.  These files (1950-1962) include correspondence, invoices, legal documents and minutes.  However, the bulk of the materials include printing samples, such as Christmas and other greeting cards, pamphlets, programs and stationary.
Below are some samples of Christmas cards produced by House of Marr, Inc.(Click to enlarge):

Posted by Amber L. Moore

(Images from the Marr-McGee Family Papers.  May not be reproduced without permission.)


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