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Nellie Zimmer blouse

 Collection — item: 1
Identifier: MSS 8416

Scope and Contents

Materials include a blouse that was once worn by Nellie Zimmer. It is an off-white and green button up collared blouse with trumpet and harps. It was given to one of Nellie Zimmer's students in Pennsylvania. Dates approximately 1970.


  • approximately 1970

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 Nellie Zimmer blouse must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Nellie Zimmer (1892-1987) was an American concert harpist.

Nellie Zimmer, also referred to as Nellie Maranda Zimmer or Nellie M. Zimmer, was born on December 8, 1892 to parents Anthony M. and Josephine Wade Zimmer in Newark Valley, New York. She studied the harp after high school in Round Lake, New York. She started her career as a harpist in a harp trio, which she formed with her sister, Ethel Zimmer, and another harpist, Georgia Price. After the death of Georgia Price, Nellie moved to Boston to work, where she was involved in the Union Work-orchestras and church, summer theaters, teaching and touring concerts around New England and New York with the Quintet. In 1979, Nellie moved to California, where she died in La Jolla, San Diego on July 27, 1987. Nellie is most known for being a successful teacher and performer. She toured throughout the United States both as a soloist and director of her own harp ensemble. She also created many harp arrangements for solo, ensemble, and orchestral use.


1 oversize box (1.4 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Donated by Rose Hoffman, mother of Nellie Zimmer's former student, in 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Rose Hoffman; 2008.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Clara Compare, Music Special Collections Research Assistant, and David Day, curator; 2014.

Register of Nellie Zimmer blouse
In Progress
Clara Compare
2014 March 20
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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