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Jane Carlson Collection

 Collection 0031-IPAM
A pianist and music educator, Jane Carlson (?-1998) was best known for her performances of Hindemith’s "Ludus Tonalis". She also performed in the U.S. and around the world, including in places such as Korea, England, Iceland, Norway, Holland, and Belgium. In addition, Carlson taught at the Juilliard School, The University of California-Berkeley, and Dartmouth College. The collection consists of 18.75 linear feet of both personal and professional papers, including programs, reviews, scrapbooks, press clippings, correspondence, contracts, publicity flyers, biographical outlines, notes, repertoire lists, awards, photographs, recordings, scores, bulletins, itineraries, receipts, and books related to Carlson’s career, the organizations she was involved in, and her relationships with her close colleagues, including her piano teachers, Carl Friedberg and Myra Hess, and composer Paul Hindemith.

Dates

  • Circa 1919-1998
  • Majority of material found within 1937-1985

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research use.

Extent

18.75 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The Jane Carlson Collection covers the period from Circa 1919 to 1998; the bulk of the materials date from 1937 to 1985. The collection consists of 18.75 linear feet of both personal and professional papers, including programs, reviews, scrapbooks, press clippings, correspondence, contracts, publicity flyers, biographical outlines, notes, repertoire lists, awards, photographs, recordings, scores, bulletins, itineraries, receipts, and books related to Carlson’s work as a performer and music educator, including her performances at Shenandoah Conservatory , her performances, lectures, and private instruction at both the Juilliard School and at Dartmouth College, and her involvement with Foundation Hindemith.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into seven series.
  1. Series 1: Performance Files
  2. Series 2: Correspondence
  3. Series 3: Subject Files
  4. Series 4: Photographs
  5. Series 5: Audio Visual
  6. Series 6: Miscellaneous
  7. Series 7: Scores and Books

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of Jeanne Partington (friend of Jane Carlson's?), received on May 6th, 1998.

Related Material

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.

Processing Information

An item-level inventory of scores and recordings is available upon request.
Title
Jane Carlson Collection
Status
Completed
Author
This collection was processed by Max Brown.
Date
1999-03-01
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States