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American Harp Society. National Conference



  • Existence: 1964-

Administrative History

The National Conference of the American Harp Society was first held in New York City in 1964. It was held annually until 1994, and moved to a biennial schedule.

Chamber music program [SR] 1982: accompanying material (American Harp Society, Conference)

American Harp Society WWW Home page, Jan. 15, 2002 conference page (National Conference of the Amer. Harp Soc. is a biennial meeting; most recent was the 34th in Cincinnati, Ohio, 2000)

Phone call to Elizabeth Blakeslee, Aug. 2, 2002 (Conferences were made biennial (on even years) in early 1990s; prior to that time they were conducted annually)

Christa Grix papers, 1995 : (The American Harp Society is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1962. With over three thousand members and ninety chapters in the United States and Canada, it is the largest organization of harpists in the world)

American Harp Society website, via WWW, May 11, 2015 (National Conference; first held in New York, N.Y. in 1962; held annually until 1994, then biennially)

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

American Harp Society event programs, 2006-2019

Identifier: MSS 8756 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains conference and summer institute programs for the American Harp Society. Materials dated 2006 to 2019.

Dates: 2006-2019

American Harp Society posters, approximately 2020-2022

Identifier: MSS 8756 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Twelve placards featuring American Harp Society founding board members, one poster announcing the Ruth Wickersham Papalia Memorial Scholarship, one poster announcing Karen Lindquist’s Lifetime Achievement Award on June 22, 2022, and one poster announcing the AHS 60th anniversary in 2022 and signed by numerous attendees. Materials dated approximately 2020 to 2022.

Dates: approximately 2020-2022

American Harp Society records

Identifier: MSS 8756
Scope and Contents Contains scrapbooks from 1969 to 2019 documenting the American Harp Society's activities, including conferences, summer institutes, competitions, concert artists, Anne Adams Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards, Chapter of the Year Awards, the Board of Directors, and the 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2012. Scrapbooks contain photographs, programs, clippings from the American Harp Journal, and the 1969 by-laws and constitution. Also contains American Harp Society event programs from 2006 to...
Dates: approximately 1969-2022

American Harp Society scrapbooks, 1969-2019

Identifier: MSS 8756 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains scrapbooks kept by the American Harp Society from 1969 to 2022. Scrapbooks contain photographs with captions, clippings, conference, institute and concert programs, pages from the society's journal reporting on conferences, concerts, and society updates.

Dates: 1969-2019

National Conference records, 1981-1988

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8698 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, financial reports, forms, schedules, agendas, meeting minutes, flyers, and surveys pertaining to the American Harp Society's 25th National Conference in Denver, Colorado in 1988.

Dates: 1981-1988

Additional filters:

Archival Object 4
Collection 1
Conference materials 4
Harp 4
Harpists -- United States 4
Music -- Societies, etc. 4
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 2