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Angelaires season records, 1950-1991

Identifier: MSS 8266 Series 1

Scope and Contents

This series contains various materials regarding the professional seasons of the Angelaires. These materials includes a ’52-’53 scrapbook with inserts, periodical clippings, photographs, programs and promotional materials, member timeline and solo counts and tour itineraries with a few maps. Dates range from 1950-1991.


  • 1950-1991


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish materials from Angelaires records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

The Angelaires Harp Ensemble (approximately 1950-1958) was a popular touring music production accross the United States and Canada.

The Angelaires began as the Philadephia Harp Ensemble – a group of five Curtis Institute students under the direction of Virginia Werner Hatter. These five were Elizabeth Yockey, Jeanne Fintz, Virginia Werner Hatter, Carol Baum, and Marian Harding. During this time they were discovered Howard Lanin. Under the direction of Carlos Salzedo, and many employed arrangers, the ensemble transformed into a production. The arrangements came from Carlos Salzedo, Paul Soffray (Carol Baum’s Husband), Maurice Peress, and many others. They began touring in 1951, and by their 1953-1954 season they were hitting over 100 venues in the United States and Canada. During this time they were featured on such programs as Ed Sullivan’s “Toast of the Town." The Angelaires have also appeard in shows and concerts with such important stars as James Melton, Kate Smith, Herb Shriner, Victor Borge, Conrad Thibault, Andre Kostelanetz, Vivian Della Chiesa, Paul Lavelle, and Frank Sinatra. The members of the Angelaires from 1951-1958 include: Patricia Wentworth, Gayle Horn, Jude Mollenhauer, Ruther Wickersham, Joan Harrison, Genevieve Duffy, Bonnie Ward, Marjo Breusing, Jaleen Haden, Lizbeth Wilfey, Jeanne Chalifoux, Kathleen Haden, Diane Williams, Marian Harding, Bonnie Ward, and Nanette Norton.


2 boxes

Language of Materials



Series is arranged in six sub-series: 1. Angelaires season scrapbook and inserts, approximately 1952-1989. 2. Angelaires periodical clippings, 1950-1991. 3. Angelaires photographs, approximately 1950-1991. 4. Angelaires programs and promotional materials, 1951-1957. 5. Angelaires member timelines, approximately 1960-1990. 6. Angelaires tour itineraries and maps, 1951-1957.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States