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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
Cambridge, Mass.
April 2007

© 2007 President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

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)

Processing Information:

Preliminary inventory: April 2007
By: Katherine Gray Kraft

Acquisition Information:

Accession number: 2007-M59
The papers of Victoria Glaser were given to the Schlesinger Library by Victoria Glaser in April 2007.

Access Restrictions:

Access. The papers are unprocessed but available for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Use Restrictions:

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.

Preferred citation for publication:

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.


Additional catalog entries

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.
Composers--United States
Music teachers--United States
Musicians--United States
Radcliffe College--Curricula
Radcliffe College--Students
Radcliffe College. Class of 1940
Women composers--United States
Women music teachers--United States
Women musicians--United States