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Elizabeth Mruk Stevens collection

 Collection 0404-IPAM
Elizabeth “Betty” Mruk Stevens (b 1944 Indiana, PA; d. June 22, 1984, Washington, DC) was an American pianist, organist, and music educator. She studied at Oberlin (BM), University of Illinois (MM), and Boston University (DMA). She had taught music at several institutions including the New England Conservatory, Wellesley College, Ohio State University, the University of Northern Colorado, and at The Catholic University of America. She was married to Milton Stevens, trombonist with the National Symphony Orchestra, whom she also performed with in recital. The collection consists of scores, her dissertation, programs, and audiocassette and open reel recordings from her student years, professional years, and concerts memorializing her life.

Dates

  • 1962–1984
  • Majority of material found within 1970–1982

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact the curator for an appointment: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The Elizabeth Mruk Stevens Collection covers the period from 1962-1984; the bulk dates of the materials date from 1970-1982. The collection consists of scores, her dissertation, programs, and audiocassette and open reel recordings from her student years, professional years, and concerts memorializing her life.

Historical Note

Elizabeth “Betty” Mruk Stevens (b. 1944 Indiana, PA - d. June 22, 1984, Washington, DC) was an American pianist, organist, and music educator. She studied at Oberlin College (BM), University of Illinois (MM), and Boston University (DMA). She had taught music at several institutions including the New England Conservatory, Wellesley College, Ohio State University, the University of Northern Colorado, and at The Catholic University of America. She was married to Milton Stevens, trombonist with the National Symphony Orchestra, whom she also performed with in recital.

Arrangement

The collection has five series.
  1. Cassettes
  2. Open reel tapes
  3. Scores
  4. Dissertation
  5. Programs and posters

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Priscilla Stevens, widow of Milt Stevens (widower of Elizabeth Mruk Stevens), received in December 2010 as part of the Milt Stevens Collection (11-34-STEV).

Processing Information

Materials were primarily arranged as they were identified and separated from the Milt Stevens Collection.
Title
Elizabeth Mruk Stevens collection
Status
Completed
Author
Vincent Novara and Maxwell Brown
Date
Winter 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

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