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Lucile Jennings papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7788

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, harp music, music programs, and photographs that belonged to Lucile Jennings spanning the years 1974-2005.


  • approximately 1974-2005


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

Biographical History

Lucile Jennings (1930-2008) was a well-known performer and teacher of the harp, and an involved member of the American Harp Society.

Lucile Jennings (1930-2008) was well-known for her performance and instruction on the harp as well as her involvement with the American Harp Society. She also founded the Harp Repository for the American Harp Society and was a professor of the harp for thirty years at Ohio University. She earned degrees from the University of Alabama and the University of Texas, El Paso, and also studied with Alice Chalifoux at the Cleveland Institute of Music. This education led to her receiving a Fulbright grant to study harp with Lily Laskine for two years at the Conservatoire National de Musique in Paris. Upon her return to the States, she studied music therapy at Florida State University before moving to Ohio University in Athens. There she taught harp and music theory, while also managing the school library's listening lab.

Her dedication to the harp led her to found and create the Harp Repository for the American Harp Society (AHS), which is located in the United States Library of Congress. She was an active member of the AHS, attending numerous annual and biennial conferences. She was a member of the Columbus Chapter.


9 cartons (9 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



This material has been maintained in its original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Chris Jennings, Lucile Jennings' son, in November 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Chris Jennings; November 2009.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Sara Ott; April 2011.

Register of Lucile Jennings papers
Sara Ott
2011 April 11
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