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Judith Wright collection on Marilyn Horne

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7869

Scope and Contents

Contains Judith Wright's collection of LPs and CDs as well as VHS tapes, DVDs and Reel-to-Reel tapes of Marilyn Horne's opera and recital performances. The collection also contains opera programs, magazines, clippings, and photographs featuring Marilyn Horne as a performer and spans the dates 1960-2003.


  • 1960-2003


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 Judith Wright collection on Marilyn Horne must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Judith J. Wright (circa 1950) is a teacher, elementary music specialist, and musicologist.

Wright received her BA from Duke University of North Carolina. While there, she won academic scholarships and was selected for inclusion in "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities." She has attained both an MA degree from University of Hawaii-Manoa, and a PhD from Brigham Young University in musicology.

Wright's career includes several years as an elementary music specialist, and as a part-time faculty member at Brigham Young University. She is currently retired, but continues to teach private lessons in piano and organ.

In 1981, Wright heard Marilyn Horne perform for the first time in a recital given at Brigham Young University. Wright was so captivated by Horne's performance and kindness that she developed an immediate love of her voice, and holds a fond respect of Horne as a person and performer.


3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The original order of the collection has been retained.

Custodial History

Donated by Judith Wright in 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Judith Wright; 2008.


Performance and pedagogy for the mainstream Western classical tradition, (section IV.a.ii Music Special Collections Development Policy September 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Melissa James; June 2011.

Register of Judith Wright collection on Marilyn Horne
Melissa James
2011 June 8
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States