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World Harp Congress, Inc.

 Organization

Administrative History

The World Harp Congress is a private international non-profit organization that was founded in 1981 by Phia Berghout and Maria Korchinska. It has members in over fifty countries around the world.

The World Harp Congress (WHC) was founded by Phia Berghout and Maria Korchinska in 1981 as an outgrowth of the International Harpweeks in The Netherlands. Anyone is allowed to join, even those who are just interested in the harp and not actual harpists. Every three years, the WHC holds a conference in a different country. They usually consist of concerts, workshops, masterclasses, and seminars relating to the harp. The WHC also publishes the World Harp Congress Review twice a year, which includes news from over fifty different countries.

Citation

American Harp Society website, accessed at: http://www.harpsociety.org/Resources/Liaisons/WHC.asp (private international non-profit organization; founded in 1981; Phia Berghout and Maria Korchinska; outgrowth of International Harpweeks; anyone can join; holds conference every 3 years; publishes the World Harp Congress Review twice per year)

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

American Harp Society records, 1956-1996

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7764 Series 2
Scope and Contents The series contains records of the American Harp Society. Materials include concert programs, awards, notes, member directories, and certificates, 1956-1996.
Dates: 1956-1996

Susann McDonald papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7818
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials collected by Susann McDonald ranging from approximately 1937 to 1999. It includes photographs, press materials, World Harp Congress minutes, and other harp related documents.
Dates: approximately 1937-1997

Sylvia Meyer papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 7764
Scope and Contents The collection contains letters, newspaper clippings, photographs, books, articles, concert programs, correspondence, and World Harp Congress harp publications collected by Sylvia Meyer throughout her career as a harpist. Approximate dates range from 1930 to 2001. The items are associated with the American Harp Society. It also contains directories, notes, and certificates regarding members of the American Harp Society.
Dates: approximately 1930-2001

Roslyn Rensch papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 7843
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials collected by Roslyn Rensch ranging from approximately 1984 to 1994. It includes World Harp Congress newsletters, concert programs, American Harp Society directories, news clippings, and correspondence.
Dates: approximately 1984-1994

Ann Mason Stockton papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7779
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence and minutes while Ann Mason Stockton was president of The American Harp Society. Other documents are related to her involvement in the World Harp Congress. This collection spans the years 1953-2004 and includes her personal papers as well as one of her musical instruments.
Dates: 1953-2004

Sylvia Meyer harp journals, 1976-1998

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7764 Series 6
Scope and Contents Series includes multiple harp journals by The Triangle of Mu Phi Epsilon. Other journals include The Harp Column, Lyon & Healy, The American Harp Journal, and Harpa, 1976-1998.
Dates: 1976-1998

Sylvia Meyer papers on the Ginastera Concerto, 1967-1968

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7764 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Series contains correspondence, concert programs, newspaper clippings, and other material related to the Ginastera Concerto, 1967-1968.
Dates: 1967-1968

Sylvia Meyer personal papers, 1916-1997

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7764 Series 1
Scope and Contents This series contains letters, newspaper clippings, photographs, books, articles, concert programs, correspondence, and other materials relating to Sylvia Meyer's personal life and career as a harpist, 1916-1997.
Dates: 1916-1997

World Harp Congress publications, 1974-1997

 Series — Box: 6
Identifier: MSS 7764 Series 3
Scope and Contents The series contains publications from the World Harp Congress. Materials include letters and correspondence, membership applications, and conference programs, 1974-1997.
Dates: 1974-1997

World Harp Congress video and audio recordings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7909
Scope and Contents This collection contains video recordings of the sixth through twelfth World Harp Congresses dating from 1996 to 2014. Materials include VHS archive copies, DVD collection archive copies, raw/unedited media, highlight DVDs, DAT recordings, and CD audio recordings.
Dates: 1996-2014