Ruth Papalia papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains materials collected by Ruth Papalia including news clippings, photographs, concert programs, tax records, and correspondence ranging from approximately 1926 to 2001.
- appromately 1926-2001
- Papalia, 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 Papalia papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Ruth Papalia is a prominent harpist who has served in numerous positions for the American Harp Society.
Ruth Wickersham Papalia was born in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. At age nine, she started taking harp lessons from Mildred Biehn Johnson. By the time she was in high school, she was studying under Edna Phillips, the first harpist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Ruth went to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and studied harp under Lucy Lewis. For the summers she was in college, Ruth went to study with Carlos Salzedo at his Summer Harp Colony. She joined the Angelaires Harp Quintet and toured the United States and Canada. In 2004, Ruth, along with Lucy Scandrett and Jan Bishop formed The Three of Harps, a trio that performed over twenty concerts together. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Harp Society and has also served as the Secretary, Treasurer, and Chairman of the Society.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Original order of the collection has been maintained.
Donated by Ruth Papalia in 2001.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Ruth Papalia; 2001.
Prominent Harpists, (Section IV.a.i. International Harp Collection Development Policy January 2011).
Processed; Lynzi Phillips; 2011.
- Register of Ruth Papalia papers
- In Progress
- Lynzi Phillips
- 2011 May 26
- 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.