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Dilling, Mildred



  • Existence: 1894 - 1982

biographical statement

American Harp Journal 1981, vol. 8 issue no. 2, p. 4-9. (b.Feb. 23, 1894 in Indiana; didn't have harp teacher and took piano lessons at age 6; started harp at 11 when she moved to Indianapolis; harp belonged to Evangeline Booth; studied under Renié; 85 concerts a year; CBS radio show; m.Clinton Parker in 1943; Geltic Single Action Harp, Dilling Model; taught lessons and masterclasses; over 120 instruments; died at age 88)

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Betty Bradley papers on Mildred Dilling

 Collection — Carton 1
Identifier: MSS 7813
Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials collected by Betty Bradley dating from approximately 1961 to 1974. Includes concert programs, newspaper clippings, and letters in addition to various materials collected on prominent harpist Mildred Dilling.

Dates: approximately 1961-1974

Mildred Dilling papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7775
Scope and Contents This collection contains press clippings, concert programs, and articles collected by Mildred Dilling dating from 1914 to 1982. Materials also include photographs of Ms. Dilling. There are notebooks filled with anecdotes and short stories with many writings by her as well. A majority of the materials are harp related. Also contains various papers collected by Mildred Dilling. Includes letters to and from other harpists and holiday greetings. Photographs include promotional photos of Ms....
Dates: 1914-1982

Ellis Schuman collection on Liliana Osses Adams, 1973-2006

 Sub-Series — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSS 7816 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains articles and clippings about Liliana Osses Adams from, a photograph of Adams, harp recital programs, poems transcribed from Polish to English by Adams, printed images of art with harps, articles, interviews, and poems about ancient harps by Adams, a copy of the American Harp Journal from Summer 2005, a photocopy of an interview with Ellis Schuman by Liliana Osses Adams and a card to Adams from Schuman. Dates range 1973-2006.

Dates: 1973-2006

Ellis Schuman collection on Mildred Dilling, Harpo Marx and Marie Ludwig, 1970-2005

 Sub-Series — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSS 7816 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents

This subseries contains materials gathered by Ellis Schuman about Mildred Dilling, Harpo Marx and Marie Ludwig. Dates Range 1970-2005.

Dates: 1970-2005

Ellis Schuman collection on other harpists, 1940-2006

Identifier: MSS 7816 Series 2
Scope and Contents

This series contains works collected by Ellis Schuman by other various composers. Dates range 1940-2006.

Dates: 1940-2006

Ellis Schuman photographs of Mildred Dilling, 1973

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSS 7816 Series 1

Mildred Dilling concert papers, circa 1920-1980

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7775 Series 2
Scope and Contents

This series contains concert programs and promotional advertisements collected by Mildred Dilling, circa 1920-1980. The concert programs are all performances of which she was a part.

Dates: circa 1920-1980

Mildred Dilling press clippings and articles, 1914-1981

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7775 Series 1
Scope and Contents

The series contains press clippings and magazine articles collected by Mildred Dilling, 1914-1918. Materials are about Mildred Dilling, prominent musicians, and other music organizations.

Dates: 1914-1981

Ellis Schuman collection

Identifier: MSS 7816
Scope and Contents The Ellis Schuman collection (1969-2006) include personal correspondence, Schuman's published works, both original works and arrangments for harp. Contains CD recorded interviews of Schuman, Alberto Salvi, Marie Ludwig, and Alice Chalifoux. The collection also includes autographed photos of Marie Ludwig and Mildred Dilling, as well as photographs of Schuman and other prominent harpists. The collection contains the papers of Ellis Schuman from his years as President of the Chicago Chapter of...
Dates: 1908-2014

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Harpists -- United States 4
Letters 4