Glaser, Victoria. Papers of Victoria Glaser, 1900-1922: A Container List Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
© 2007 President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: 2007-M59
Repository: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Creator: Victoria Glaser
Title: Papers of Victoria Glaser, 1900-1922
Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Quantity: 8.75 linear feet (6 cartons (including 4 reels of microfilm), 1 file box (including 21 audiotapes,
and slides), 1 folio box, 1 folio+ box)
Preliminary inventory: April 2007
By: Katherine Gray Kraft
Accession number: 2007-M59
The papers of Victoria Glaser were given to the Schlesinger Library by Victoria Glaser in April 2007.
Access. The papers are unprocessed but available for research. An appointment is
necessary to use any audiovisual material.
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Victoria Glaser is held by Victoria
Glaser during her lifetime.
Upon her death, copyright descends to her niece, Kristin Glaser. Upon the death of
Kristin Glaser, or sooner if negotiated in writing with Kristin Glaser, all right,
title and interest, including copyright and all extensions and renewals thereof, in
and to the work, transfers and is assigned to the President and Fellows of Harvard
College. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors,
or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Victoria Glaser Papers, 1900-1992; item description, dates. 2007-M59, folder name.
Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Music educator, arranger, and composer Victoria Merrylees Glaser was born in Amherst,
Massachusetts, September 11, 1918, the daughter of Otto Charles and Dorothy Gibbs
Merrylees Glaser. A graduate of Radcliffe College (A.B., 1940, A.M., 1943), Glaser
lived in Massachusetts and taught at Wellesley College (1943-1946), Dana Hall School
in Wellesley (1945-1959), New England Conservatory Music Extension Division in Boston
(1957-1982), and Longy School of Music in Cambridge (1972-1993). Many of her choral
arrangements and compositions were published.
Unprocessed papers may contain documents with dates earlier or later than those noted
in this record. Many documents were found loose, or in unlabeled envelopes. Folders
are not numbered.
The papers contain music scores by Glaser and others; writings (book drafts, short
stories, plays); Radcliffe College class notes; teaching notes from Dana Hall School,
Wellesley College, New England Conservatory, and Longy School of Music; concert programs;
correspondence; contracts with music publishers; audiotapes; slides; a few photographs;
and other material.
- Carton 1. Radcliffe College class notes, teaching notes, "Sea with New Eyes or Charity Begins"
[play and music], music scores, etc. Also, 2 reels of microfilm, apparently of works
- Carton 2. Alphabetical files removed from file cabinet: A - People [correspondence and related].
Also, 2 reels of microfilm, apparently of works by Glaser.
- Carton 3. Alphabetical files, continued: pictures [a few PHOTOGRAPHS included], publishers,
theatre, women; contracts with Schirmer Music and other companies; drafts of Glaser's
"The Animal Musician"; Training for Musicianship [1971 textbook by Glaser used in New England Conservatory Music Extension classes];
Beaver Country Day School diploma, 1936; Johns Hopkins yearbook, 1900; Dana Hall School
yearbook, 1957; correspondence and cards, some PHOTOGRAPHS [found loose].
- Carton 4. Music scores, notes, programs for concerts
- Carton 5. Music scores; writings, including drafts of Glaser's "The Inquisitive Music Lover,"
1992, and short stories.
- Carton 6. Music scores, teaching notes, etc.
- File box 7. Audiotapes (6 reel-to-reel, 15 audiocassettes), slides
- Folio box 8. Music scores
- Folio+ box 9. Music scores, drawings, diploma, PHOTOGRAPH of Dorothy Glaser
The following catalog entries represent persons, organizations, and topics documented
in this collection.
An entry for each appears in the Harvard On Line Library Information System (HOLLIS)
and other automated bibliographic
databases. THIS IS NOT AN INDEX.
Music teachers--United States
Radcliffe College. Class of 1940
Women composers--United States
Women music teachers--United States
Women musicians--United States