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Eleanor Fell correspondence with Robert Maxwell , 1948-2001

 Series — Box: 3, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8310 Series 4

Scope and Contents

This series includes the correspondence and works of Robert Maxwell, a harpist, client of Eleanor's publishing company, and friend. Materials include published works by Maxwell, a tape recording of his composition and the manuscript. Dated 1948-2001.


  • 1948-2001


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 Eleanor Fell scores, manuscripts, and other materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Robert Maxwell (1921-2012) was a popular harpist and songwriter, performing on tour, the radio, and TV shows.

Maxwell was born on April 19, 1921 as Max Rosen in New York City. Neither of his parents was musical, but his other two brothers Abe Rosen and Myor Rosen also became professional harpists. Maxwell grew up in New York, and went to Juilliard on scholarship, where he studied under Marcel Grandjany and Vittorio Giannini. At age 17 he joined the National Symphony Orchestra, performing East coast to West coast. Maxwell joined the United States National Coast Guard and began to play for the servicemen. During this time he became renowned for the masculine element he brought to harp, and transitioned from his classical repertoire to pop. He continued to write and perform, throughout his life until he died on February 7, 2012.


1 folder

Language of Materials



Materials are maintained in their original order.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States