American Harp Society
- Existence: 1962-
The American Harp Society (established 1962) is a non-profit organization of harpists.
The American Harp Society is a non-profit organization of harpists that was founded in 1962. While attending the First International Harp Contest in Israel in 1959, Pierre Jamet of France formed the idea for an International Association of Harpists. Pierre formed the French section, and encouraged harpists in other countries to form their own national societies. Marcel Grandjany eventually chaired a founding committee of leading harpists in the United States, and in 1962, formed the American Harp Society. The goals of the society include promoting appreciation for the harp, compositions for the harp, and to improve harp performances. The American Harp Society hosts national conferences featuring concerts, workshops, and lectures, and summer institutes, which focus on student harpists and is held in conjunction with the American Harp Society National Competition. The American Harp Society publishes The American Harp Journal bi-annually, featuring harpist biographies, educational content, and AHS news.
Citation:American harp journal, winter 1976, surrogate: masthead (American Harp Society)
Wikipedia, May 2, 2011 (non-profit organization; founded 1962; holds conference every 2 years; publishes the American Harp Journal)
Hall, Charles J. A Chronicle of American Music, 1770-1995, 1996:p. 469 (1962: American Harp Society (New York)
www.harpsociety.org (While attending the First International Harp Contest in Israel in 1959, Pierre Jamet of France formed the idea for an International Association of Harpists. Perre formed the French section, and encouraged harpists in other countries to form their own national societies. Marcel Grandjany eventually chaired a founding committee of leading harpists in the United States, and in 1962, formed the American Harp Society)
Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
American Harp Society chair records, 1995-2015
Contains correspondence, forms, reports, flyers, newsletters, surveys, and meeting minutes related to Barbara Lepke-Sims's position as a member and/or Chairman of the Board for the American Harp Society.
American Harp Society event programs, 2006-2019
Contains conference and summer institute programs for the American Harp Society. Materials dated 2006 to 2019.
American Harp Society posters, approximately 2020-2022
Twelve placards featuring American Harp Society founding board members, one poster announcing the Ruth Wickersham Papalia Memorial Scholarship, one poster announcing Karen Lindquist’s Lifetime Achievement Award on June 22, 2022, and one poster announcing the AHS 60th anniversary in 2022 and signed by numerous attendees. Materials dated approximately 2020 to 2022.
American Harp Society records, 1956-1996
The series contains records of the American Harp Society. Materials include concert programs, awards, notes, member directories, and certificates, 1956-1996.
American Harp Society records
American Harp Society scrapbooks, 1969-2019
Contains scrapbooks kept by the American Harp Society from 1969 to 2022. Scrapbooks contain photographs with captions, clippings, conference, institute and concert programs, pages from the society's journal reporting on conferences, concerts, and society updates.
American Harp Society strategic planning reports, 1996-2014
Contains long-term planning reports for the American Harp Society from 1996-2014.
Barbara W. Lepke-Sims sound recordings and other material, 1980-2014
Contains audio recordings, scores, articles, and fliers from Barbara Lepke-Sims's personal career.
Grace Follet papers
contain vocal scores for women's voices, vocal scores for mixed choirs, course booklets pertaining to harp instruction, research notes on the history and structure of harp, American Harp Society (AHS) conference booklets, programs and brochures of Follet and other prominent harpists, correspondence, two indexes and two appendixes to the AHS sound recording repository. Collection spans the dates 1927-1985, with publication dates ranging 1889-1959.
Catherine Gotthoffer papers
Collection contains materials collected by Catherine Gotthoffer ranging from approximately 1964 to 1995. Materials include promotional photographs of Catherine as well as other prominent harpists, documents related to Marcel Grandjany, video recordings of the Grandjany video project, newsletters from Lyon and Healy in addition to the American Harp Society (AHS), and various handbooks and policy documents from AHS.
- Archival Object 12
- Collection 8
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 19
- Music 19
- Harpists -- United States 15
- Letters 7
- Programs 6
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 5
- Photographs 5
- Conference materials 4
- Harp 4
- Music -- Societies, etc. 4
- Harpists 3
- Membership lists 3
- Newsletters 3
- Publications 3
- Directories 2
- Fliers (Ephemera) 2
- Minutes (Records) 2
- Notes 2
- Order forms 2
- Placards (Information artifacts) 2
- Posters 2
- Reports 2
- Scrapbooks 2
- Agendas 1
- Annual reports 1
- Articles 1
- Audiocassettes 1
- Awards 1
- By-laws 1
- Certificates 1
- Choirs (Music) 1
- Compact discs 1
- Documents 1
- Financial planners 1
- Financial records 1
- Financial statements 1
- Greeting cards 1
- Handbooks and manuals 1
- Harp music 1
- Long-playing records 1
- Pamphlets 1
- Periodicals 1
- Records 1
- Research 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Surveys 1
- Videocassettes 1 + ∧ less