American Harp Society records
Scope and Contents
Contains scrapbooks from 1969 to 2019 documenting the American Harp Society's activities, including conferences, summer institutes, competitions, concert artists, Anne Adams Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards, Chapter of the Year Awards, the Board of Directors, and the 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2012. Scrapbooks contain photographs, programs, clippings from the American Harp Journal, and the 1969 by-laws and constitution. Also contains American Harp Society event programs from 2006 to 2019, twelve placards of the AHS founding board members, and three conference posters. Materials dated 1969 to 2022.
- approximately 1969-2022
- American Harp Society (creator, Organization)
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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biographical / Historical
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 are 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.
4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)
1 oversize box (1 linear ft.)
3 oversize folders (2 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Arranged in three series: 1. American Harp Society scrapbooks, 1969-2019. 2. American Harp Society event programs, 2006-2019. 3. American Harp Society posters, approximately 2020-2022.
Donated by the American Harp Society in 2022.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; American Harp Society; 2022.
Music Special Collections Policy (2022).
Processed; Karen Glenn, Amanda Crandall, Jamie Wiser, Anne Ashton; 2023.
- 7 sheets of programs
- Register of American Harp Society records
- Karen Glenn
- 2023 April 26
- 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.