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Ann Mason Stockton papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7779

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence and minutes while Ann Mason Stockton was president of The American Harp Society. Other documents are related to her involvement in the World Harp Congress. This collection spans the years 1953-2004 and includes her personal papers as well as one of her musical instruments.


  • 1953-2004


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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

Biographical History

Ann Mason Stockton (1916-2006) is most well-known as the Hollywood harpist. Having played for over eight hundred film scores, she has been very actively involved in the American Harp Society and was president of the society for four years.

Ann Mason Stockton is known for her great leadership amongst those in the harp community. She received this reputation because of the number of years she served in the American Harp Society (AHS), and for being a Chairman and founding member of the World Harp Congress.

Ann was born October 30, 1916 and took interest in the harp at a very early age. Although she started both piano and harp around the same time, she dropped piano quickly and spent her time focusing on the harp. She received her first pedal harp when she was seven, and at nine years old she began harp lessons with Alfred Kastner. She attended the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan, San Mateo Junior College, and received a Bachelor of Education Degree from UCLA. She played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic before going into commercial music.

Ann Mason Stockton was pivotal in starting the AHS chapter in Los Angeles, and in 1968 she was invited to serve as a National Chairman for AHS, which lead to twelve years of service, from 1968 to 1980. For six years she sat on the Board of Directors, serving the last four as President of the AHS. Many new committees were established while she was president, including Advisory, Fund Raising, Grandjany Memorial Fund, Research Projects, and School and Faculties for Harp Study. She performed at Conferences in 1966, 1970, and 1974. Ann Mason Stockton died August 11, 2006 in her home in Los Angeles.


19 boxes (9.5 linear ft.)

4 cartons (4 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



This collection was arranged by material type.

Custodial History

Donated by Ann Stockton's daughter Martha Flournoys in 1995.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Martha Flournoys; 1995.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Sara Ott; March 2011.

Register of Ann Mason Stockton papers
Sara Ott
2011 March 30
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