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Bob D. Litterell notes on scores, approximately 1900-2013

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8403 Series 3 Sub-Series 1

Scope and Contents

Subseries contains Litterell's files on individual pieces as well as miscellaneous papers he kept with them. He collected photocopies, articles, information on composers and performance practice, correspondences, flyers, progams on specific works. He also had a miscellaneous collection of newspaper clippings, photocopies of Lyon and Healy harp books, and similar items disconnected from specific works. 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.


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