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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.


  • 1976-1998


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Sylvia Meyer papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The American Harp Society is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1962. With over 3000 members and 90 chapters in the United States and Canada, it is the largest organization of harpists in the world. The current president of the society is Lucy Clark Scandrett.

The idea for a society of harpists first came from Pierre Jamet of France in 1959 while at the First International Harp Contest in Israel. Marcel Grandjany was intrigued and decided to look into the idea and eventually chaired a committee of leading harpists. Three years later, in 1962, he had the Founding Committee meet in his apartment and the American Harp Society was born. The main goal of the American Harp Society is "to promote and foster the appreciation of the harp as a musical instrument, to encourage the composition of music for the harp and to improve the quality of performance of harpists." Every two years, the society holds a conference with lectures, workshops, masterclasses and performances. In the off-years between conferences, they hold a summer institute for student harpists. This allows the students to work with some of the world’s most renowned harpists and teachers and compete in the competitions put on by the society for monetary prizes. In addition, the American Harp Society publishes the American Harp Journal on a bi-annual basis. The journal features articles about various harpists, bibliographies, educational content and all things relating to the harp. The International Harp Archives and Brigham Young University house all the recorded materials of previous conferences on CD, VHS, and DVD.

Administrative History

Mu Phi Epsilon is a professional music fraternity that was founded in 1903 and aims to advance music in the community, nation, and throughout the world.

Mu Phi Epsilon was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 13, 1903, by Dr. Winthrop S. Sterling and Elizabeth Mathias Fuqua. The membership consists of collegiate chapters, alumni chapters, and allied members. They strive to promote musicianship, scholarships, therapy, and education while emphasizing service through music. They also try to enhance loyalty to the Alma Mater and develop true bonds of friendship.


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