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Bob D. Litterell papers on harp music, approximately 1900-2013

Identifier: MSS 8403 Series 3

Scope and Contents

This series contains Bob D. Litterell's notes with his scores, contracts with Lyon and Healy, and programs of Litterell's performances. It includes handwritten notes, correspondences, newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, photocopied music, photocopied excerpts from books, printed programs and performance flyers. The material covers Litterell's education and professional career, as he performed and studied in Kansas, California and Colorado. Materials dated approximately 1900-2013.


  • approximately 1900-2013


Language of Materials

Materials in English with some scores in Russian and Hebrew.

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.


1 box


Arranged in three subseries: 1. Bob D. Litterell notes on scores, approximately 1900-2013. 2. Bob D. Litterell collection of Lyon and Healy contracts, approximately 1970-2013. 3. Bob D. Litterell performance programs, approximately 1970-2013.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States