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Saul Caston Papers

Identifier: WH922

Scope and Contents

Collection contains 32 scrapbooks (1945-1963) with newspaper clippings, program notes; awards, correspondence, promotional material, and photographs of Caston's career as the music director and conductor with the Denver Symphony Orchestra; additional material (1932-1944) from his work with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Scrapbooks also available on microfilm (Mflm 13).


  • 1932-1963

Language of Materials

Material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Saul Caston was born Solomon Gusikoff Cohen on August 22, 1901 in New York City, N. Y. By age 11, Caston was a student of the famous trumpet teacher Max Schlossberg (1873-1936) of the Russian (or Russian Jewish) school of trumpet playing. Saul Caston also studied conducting with Abram Chasins. He joined the Philadelphia Orchestra (1918-1945), and became principal trumpet in the 1923-1924 season. In 1936, Caston, who was a protégé of conductor Leopold Stokowski, became associate conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra and was also conductor for the Reading Symphony Orchestra (1941-1944). His conducting experience led to his appointment as conductor of the Denver Symphony Orchestra for 19 seasons (1945-1964). Saul Caston died in Winston Salem, N. C. on July 28, 1970.


3 Boxes (3 linear feet)

4 oversize boxes

2 microfilm reels (35mm)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Mrs. Martin Zerobnick (daughter) and Mrs. Saul Caston, 1976.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Collection contains microfilm (Mflm13).

Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States