Ruth Negri papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains materials collected by Ruth Negri ranging from approximately 1950 to 1988. It includes video and audio recordings of some of her performances, publications promoting the harp and educational institutions, and news clippings of Ruth and her students.
- approximately 1950-1988
- Negri, Ruth (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 Ruth Negri papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Ruth Negri is a retired harpist who studied with Marcel Grandjany at Juilliard and played for the New York Philharmonic.
Ruth Negri was born in San Diego, California. She started piano lessons at age four and was eleven when she started the harp. In addition to the harp, she played the double bass because of the scarcity of orchestral harp parts. In high school, Ruth played both harp and bass in the San Diego Symphony. By age sixteen, she was harp soloist with the Los Angeles NBC Orchestra as a finalist in the Hollywood Bowl Auditions of the Air. Ruth studied under Marcel Grandjany at the Juilliard School of Music and graduated in 1950 as a winner of the prestigious Damrosch Scholarship. Ruth was the principal harpist of the New York City Ballet Co. when she graduated in 1950 and continued for nine years. She joined the New York Philharmonic in 1969 and retired in 1997. Ruth married Ben Armato, a retired clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. She has taught at Williamsburg Settlement House, Manhattan School of Music, and privately. In addition, Ruth was adjudicator of the American Harp Society from 1962 to 1988.
1 carton (1 linear ft.)
Original order of the collection has been maintained.
Donated by Ruth Negri in 2009.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Ruth Negri; 2009.
Prominent Harpists, (Section IV.a.i. International Harp Collection Development Policy January 2011).
Processed; Lynzi Phillips; 2011.
- Register of Ruth Negri papers
- Lynzi Phillips
- 2011 May 3
- 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.