Scope and Content of Collection
The Viola da Gamba Society of America Collection covers the period of time between 1950 and 2012 with the bulk of materials dating from 1972 to 1990. The collection consists of both personal and professional papers including published organizational volumes, correspondence, membership directories, performance programs, meeting minutes, annual reports, memorabilia, scores, photographs and clippings. Individual series are devoted to the founder George Glenn, his wife Eloise, who served in multiple positions within the organization, as well as prominent, long-serving officers, members, and viola da gamba enthusiasts, scholars, and manufacturers. The Society’s numerous publications are represented along with individual files from each annual conclave. Finally, member-owned collections of scores are included relating to the Society’s “New Music” competition as well as other viola da gamba societies around the world.