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Grace Follet papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7875

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1889-1985


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

Biographical History

Grace Weymer Follet (1906-1986) was an astounding harp performer as well as a dedicated mother and teacher.

Despite neither of Grace Follet's parents being musical, they were very supportive of their children's interest in and study of music. At age fourteen, Follet started studying the Harp, and by fifteen she had graduated from high school. A year later Follet moved to New York and begin her study with Carlos Salzedo; she studied with him until she was twenty-one, but they remained close friends for the remainder of their lives.

In the summer of 1930 Follet began work on a harp instruction course entitled "The Four-Year Course in Harp for Credit in High School" that was published by Lyon and Healy and became widely distributed throughout the United States.

Follet was the editor of "Harp News" from 1955 to 1966 and was elected to Board of Directors of the American Harp Society in 1966, serving as National Vice-President and Secretary.

Follet was an avid teacher and continued to teach until her death in 1986; at age eighty-six she had fifteen students and was an adjunct professor at universities.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The original order of the collection has been retained.

Custodial History

Donated by the American Harp Society in June 2008.

Donated by Jeanne Norton in October 2012, she was given the materials from Lucile Jennings who attained them from Grace Follet.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; American Harp Society; June 2008.

Donated; Jeanne Norton; October 2012.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Melissa James; June 2011.

Processed; Melissa James; April 2013.

Register of Grace Follet papers
Melissa James
2011 June 22
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