Rudolf Frick papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains materials donated by Rudolf Frick, dating from 1986 to 1996. A large majority of the collection consists of files on harpists and other prominent musicians such as Catherine Michel, Carrol McLaughlin, and Alice Giles. Files contain photographs, correspondence, and articles about or by the person on the label. This collection also includes various harp publications and journals that Rudolf was associated with.
- approximately 1986-1996
- Frick, Rudolf (Person)
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 Rudolf Frick papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Rudolf Frick (1939-2007) was known throughout the world as a leading publicist of the harp and founded the International Harp Centre.
Rudolf Frick was born on September 20, 1939, on Lake Constance in Switzerland. He later moved to Dornach, where he studied at Rudolf Steiner's Goetheanum and then worked as an economist, journalist, and a banker. In 1990, Rudolf founded the International Harp Centre in Dornach. He was a talented musician who played the harp, guitar, and violin. He was the publisher and editor-in-chief of Harpa Magazine, which published magazines quarterly in three different languages: English, German, and French. The main content of Harpa consisted of discussion, composition, structure, therapy, and literary uses of the harp. In 2003, the issues were published completely online for subscibers only, and in 2005, Harpa was publihsed fifteen times per year. In addition, he also owned Odilia Publishing, LTD. He was a busy man who had an extensive list of accomplishments. In addition to those previously mentioned, he was also the Vice-President of the Swiss Harp Association. He also created the International Erard Society and in 1994, organized the first Erard Congress at the Michaelstein Institute in Germany. He died January 8, 2007.
7 cartons (7 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
The original order of the collection has been maintained.
Materials collected by Rudolf Frick. After his death, they were in the possession of his parents, Ruth Lussi Frick and Hanspeter Frick. They donated the collection in 2009.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Ruth Lussi Frick and Hanspeter Frick; 2009.
Prominent Harpists, (Section IV.a.i. International Harp Collection Development Policy January 2011).
Processed; Lynzi Phillips; April 2011.
- Frick, Rudolf (Person)
- Register of Rudolf Frick papers
- Lynzi Phillips
- 2011 April 13
- 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.
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States