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Dwight R. Pounds papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7834

Scope and Contents

Collection contains the correspondence of Dwight Pounds and various prominent violists. It also contains viola scores and manuscripts, records from the American Viola Society and the Congresses of the International Viola Society, and Dwight Pounds' personal papers, 1992-2011.


  • approximately 1992-2011


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 Dwight R. Pounds papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical note

Dwight Pounds (born 1935) donated a lot of materials to the Primrose International Archive and was in charge of taking pictures for the American and International Viola Society.

Dwight took his doctorate in Music Education with viola as a minor under William Primrose at Indiana University. He has donated to the Primrose International Viola Archive (PIVA) including the photo gallery of prominent violists displayed in the PIVA Room. He has been a research historian for both viola societies mentioned and has published two volumes pertaining to the history of the American Viola Society and the transition from violin to viola. Dr. Pounds has been the author of numerous articles on the viola that have appeared in magazines such as JAVS, Die Viola, and The Strad. This collection contains correspondence that involved the viola societies, congresses, Primrose competitions, and general activities pertaining to the viola.


22 boxes (11 linear ft.)


The original order of the collection has been retained.

Custodial History

Donated by Dwight Pounds in March 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Dwight Pounds; March 2011.


Prominent Violists, (Section IV Primrose International Viola Archive Collection Development Policy January 2011).

Processing Information

Processed; Sara Stout; May 2011.

Register of Dwight R. Pounds papers
Sara Stout
2011 May 19
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