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Bob D. Litterell collection on the harp , approximately 1900-2013

Identifier: MSS 8403 Series 5

Scope and Contents

Series contains objects and papers pertaining to the harp. Contains framed decorations depicting the harp, Lyon and Healy harp books, photographs of Litterell's personal harp and correspondance about repairs on Litterell's harp, a scrapbook of events that Litterell participated in or attended. The scrapbook contains program notes, newspaper clippings, business cards, personal notes magazines and photos. There are also news clippings and a bag from the 5th World Harp Congress. The framed objects are the personal collection of decorations depicting the harp. Materials dated approximately 1900-2013.


  • approximately 1900-2013


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 material from Bob D. Litterell collection on the harp 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:

Bob D. Litterell (1946-2013) was a Colorado harpist, arranger and composer.

Bob D. Litterell was born on September 10, 1946 in La Junta, Colorado. He studied the harp with Mary Bickford at Wichita State and Susann McDonald in California. Litterell was a soloist with the Kern Philharmonic. He was especially interested in rare harps and harp music, Egyptology and Egyptian culture. He traveled to Egypt to research harp music and visit the Cairo Conservatory. Litterell prepared editions of works by Parish Alvars, Eichner, Holst, Tchaikovsky and many other composers. He was a member a quintet and arranged music for the group. He performed at the Seventh World Harp Congress is Prague in 1999. In 2010 Bob Litterell was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and died as a result of the tumor on January 30, 2013.


3 oversize boxes

1 folder

Language of Materials



Arranged in four subseries: 1. Bob D. Litterell papers on the harp, approximately 1916-2013. 2. Bob D. Litterell harp decorations, approximately 1900-2013. 3. Bob D. Litterell collection of news clippings, approximately 1920-2000. 4. Bob D. Litterell scrapbook, approximately 1900-2013.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States