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Barton, Maryjane, 1911-2005



  • Existence: 1911 - 2005

biographical statement

American Harp Journal, Summer 2005: p. 53 (had a long and successful career as a harpist; attended University of Southern California; graduated from the Curtis Institute; studied with Carlos Salzedo; contracted with both MGM and 20th Century Fox; featured harpist for such movies as “Victory at Sea” and “Sayonara”; featured as soloist under Fritz Reiner and Leopold Stokowski; Toured with Roger Williams, Sauter and Finnegan, and Spike Jones; taught for many years in the Santa Barbara; Taught students such as Harpo Marx)

Maryjane Barton papers, 1930-2001 (Traveled extensively through US and Canada; Director of Barton Harp Quintet; She was a member of the Santa Barbara Music Club, Beta Sigma Phi, Soroptimist Club, Santa Barbara Music Teacher’s Association, the Santa Barbara Harp Society and the American Harp Society; Died in Santa Barbara, California)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Maryjane Barton papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8054
Scope and Contents

Contains pictures, programs, clippings, letters and cards, fliers, magazines, certificates and awards, notes, posters, a wedding repertoire list pertaining to the harp career of Maryjane Barton, dated 1930-2001.

Dates: 1930-2001