Lucile Jennings papers

Lucile Jennings papers

Dates: approximately 1974-2005

This collection includes correspondence, harp music, music programs, and photographs that belonged to Lucile Jennings spanning the years 1974-2005.

  • Extent: 9 cartons (9 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Jennings, Lucile
  • Call Number: MSS 7788
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Music Special Collections; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
This material has been maintained in its original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Lucile Jennings papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7788; Lucile Jennings papers; International Harp Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7788, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Chris Jennings, Lucile Jennings' son, in November 2009.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Chris Jennings; November 2009.
Subject Terms
Follet, Grace; Jennings, Lucile; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Harpists--United States; Music
Genre / Form
Harp music; Letters; Photographs; Programs
Processing Information
Processed; Sara Ott; April 2011.
Appraisal Information
Prominent Harpists, (Section IV International Harp Collection Development Policy January 2011).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS7788
Finding Aid Title
Jennings (Lucile) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Sara Ott
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-23T04:21-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Lucile Jennings (1930-2008) was a well-known performer and teacher of the harp, and an involved member of the American Harp Society.

Lucile Jennings (1930-2008) was well-known for her performance and instruction on the harp as well as her involvement with the American Harp Society. She also founded the Harp Repository for the American Harp Society and was a professor of the harp for thirty years at Ohio University. She earned degrees from the University of Alabama and the University of Texas, El Paso, and also studied with Alice Chalifoux at the Cleveland Institute of Music. This education led to her receiving a Fulbright grant to study harp with Lily Laskine for two years at the Conservatoire National de Musique in Paris. Upon her return to the States, she studied music therapy at Florida State University before moving to Ohio University in Athens. There she taught harp and music theory, while also managing the school library's listening lab.

Her dedication to the harp led her to found and create the Harp Repository for the American Harp Society (AHS), which is located in the United States Library of Congress. She was an active member of the AHS, attending numerous annual and biennial conferences. She was a member of the Columbus Chapter.



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