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International Harp Archive collection of harp materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7808

Scope and Contents

The International Harp Archive collection of harp materials consist of correspondence, newsletters, documentation of harp competitions, congresses, reports, programs, and minutes pertaining to the American Harp Society, and other harp organizations, as well as harp manufacturer’s brochures such as Lyon and Healy, Salvi, and others, photos, and materials relating to the performance of harp. The collection spans the dates of 1961-2011, and represents materials received in relation to the development of the International Harp Archives at Brigham Young University.

Dates

  • 1961-2011

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open to public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the International Harp Archive collection of harp materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The International Harp Archive (1994- ) began as a significant collection of harp music and archival materials donated by Samuel O. Pratt and Rosalie Rebollo Pratt.

The International Harp Archive (1994- ) began as a significant collection of harp music and archival materials donated by Samuel O. Pratt and Rosalie Rebollo Pratt. The collection grew and the International Harp Archives were formally established at Brigham Young University in 1994, and now consists of the contributions of many individuals and organizations. The archive’s major objectives is to build a near-comprehensive library of scores and recordings that feature the harp, preserve documents related to the careers of important harpists and harp makers, maintain archives of organizations that promote the harp and its music, and to make all of these materials accessible to interested performers and researchers throughout the world.

Extent

28 boxes (14 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

The original order of the collection has been retained.

Custodial History

Donated by the International Harp Archive in 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; International Harp Archive; 2011.

Appraisal

Prominent Harpists, (Section IV International Harp Collection Development Policy January 2011).

Processing Information

Processed; Melissa James; September 2011.

Source

Creator

Title
International Harp Archive collection of harp materials
Status
Completed
Author
Melissa James
Date
2011 September 27
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States