Rudolf Frick papers

Rudolf Frick papers

Dates: approximately 1986-1996

This collection contains materials donated by Rudolf Frick, dating from 1986 to 1996. A large majority of the collection consists of files on harpists and other prominent musicians such as Catherine Michel, Carrol McLaughlin, and Alice Giles. Files contain photographs, correspondence, and articles about or by the person on the label. This collection also includes various harp publications and journals that Rudolf was associated with.

  • Extent: 7 cartons (7 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Frick, Rudolf 1939-2007
  • Call Number: MSS 7797
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Music Special Collections; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open to public research.
Languages and Scripts
The original order of the collection has been maintained.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Rudolf Frick 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 7797; Rudolf Frick papers; International Harp Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citation: MSS 7797, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Materials collected by Rudolf Frick. After his death, they were in the possession of his parents, Ruth Lussi Frick and Hanspeter Frick. They donated the collection in 2009.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Ruth Lussi Frick and Hanspeter Frick; 2009.
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Music
Genre / Form
Articles; Files (Records); Letters; Photographs; Publications
Processing Information
Processed; Lynzi Phillips; April 2011.
Appraisal Information
Prominent Harpists, (Section IV.a.i. International Harp Collection Development Policy January 2011).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Frick (Rudolf) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lynzi Phillips
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-23T04:21-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Rudolf Frick (1939-2007) was known throughout the world as a leading publicist of the harp and founded the International Harp Centre.

Rudolf Frick was born on September 20, 1939, on Lake Constance in Switzerland. He later moved to Dornach, where he studied at Rudolf Steiner's Goetheanum and then worked as an economist, journalist, and a banker. In 1990, Rudolf founded the International Harp Centre in Dornach. He was a talented musician who played the harp, guitar, and violin. He was the publisher and editor-in-chief of Harpa Magazine, which published magazines quarterly in three different languages: English, German, and French. The main content of Harpa consisted of discussion, composition, structure, therapy, and literary uses of the harp. In 2003, the issues were published completely online for subscibers only, and in 2005, Harpa was publihsed fifteen times per year. In addition, he also owned Odilia Publishing, LTD. He was a busy man who had an extensive list of accomplishments. In addition to those previously mentioned, he was also the Vice-President of the Swiss Harp Association. He also created the International Erard Society and in 1994, organized the first Erard Congress at the Michaelstein Institute in Germany. He died January 8, 2007.

comments powered by Disqus

Site Navigation

Search this Collection

Collection Arrangement

Yellow highlight indicates current location in collection description

Print View

Help with this Collection

Ask us a Question

David Day
Curator - Music Special Collections