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World Harp Congress, Inc.

 Organization

Administrative History

The World Harp Congress is a private international non-profit organization that was founded in 1981 by Phia Berghout and Maria Korchinska. It has members in over fifty countries around the world.

The World Harp Congress (WHC) was founded by Phia Berghout and Maria Korchinska in 1981 as an outgrowth of the International Harpweeks in The Netherlands. Anyone is allowed to join, even those who are just interested in the harp and not actual harpists. Every three years, the WHC holds a conference in a different country. They usually consist of concerts, workshops, masterclasses, and seminars relating to the harp. The WHC also publishes the World Harp Congress Review twice a year, which includes news from over fifty different countries.

Citation

American Harp Society website, accessed at: http://www.harpsociety.org/Resources/Liaisons/WHC.asp (private international non-profit organization; founded in 1981; Phia Berghout and Maria Korchinska; outgrowth of International Harpweeks; anyone can join; holds conference every 3 years; publishes the World Harp Congress Review twice per year)

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

American Harp Society records, 1956-1996

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7764 Series 2
Scope and Contents The series contains records of the American Harp Society. Materials include concert programs, awards, notes, member directories, and certificates, 1956-1996.
Dates: 1956-1996

Sylvia Meyer harp journals, 1976-1998

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7764 Series 6
Scope and Contents Series includes multiple harp journals by The Triangle of Mu Phi Epsilon. Other journals include The Harp Column, Lyon & Healy, The American Harp Journal, and Harpa, 1976-1998.
Dates: 1976-1998

Sylvia Meyer papers on the Ginastera Concerto, 1967-1968

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7764 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Series contains correspondence, concert programs, newspaper clippings, and other material related to the Ginastera Concerto, 1967-1968.
Dates: 1967-1968

Sylvia Meyer personal papers, 1916-1997

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7764 Series 1
Scope and Contents This series contains letters, newspaper clippings, photographs, books, articles, concert programs, correspondence, and other materials relating to Sylvia Meyer's personal life and career as a harpist, 1916-1997.
Dates: 1916-1997

World Harp Congress publications, 1974-1997

 Series — Box: 6
Identifier: MSS 7764 Series 3
Scope and Contents The series contains publications from the World Harp Congress. Materials include letters and correspondence, membership applications, and conference programs, 1974-1997.
Dates: 1974-1997