Bob D. Litterell papers on harp music

Bob D. Litterell papers on harp music

Dates: approximately 1900-2013

This series contains Bob D. Litterell's notes with his scores, contracts with Lyon and Healy, and programs of Litterell's performances. It includes handwritten notes, correspondences, newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, photocopied music, photocopied excerpts from books, printed programs and performance flyers. The material covers Litterell's education and professional career, as he performed and studied in Kansas, California and Colorado. Materials dated approximately 1900-2013.

  • Extent: 1 box
  • Creator: Litterell, Bob D. , 1946-2013
  • Call Number: MSS 8403 Series 3
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Music Special Collections; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials in EnglishEnglish with some scores in RussianRussian and HebrewHebrew.
Arranged in three subseries: 1. Bob D. Litterell notes on scores, approximately 1900-2013. 2. Bob D. Litterell collection of Lyon and Healy contracts, approximately 1970-2013. 3. Bob D. Litterell performance programs, approximately 1970-2013.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Bob D. Litterell collection on the harp must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Bob D. Litterell papers on harp music; MSS 8403; Bob D. Litterell collection on the harp; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Music Special Collections; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Harp; Orchestral music--Scores
Genre / Form
Contracts; Music--Scores.; Programs
Finding Aid Title
Litterell (Bob D.) collection on the harp
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Jenna Faulkner and Laura Bennion
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-23T09:56-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Bob D. Litterell (1946-2013) was a Colorado harpist, arranger and composer.

Bob D. Litterell was born on September 10, 1946 in La Junta, Colorado. He studied the harp with Mary Bickford at Wichita State and Susann McDonald in California. Litterell was a soloist with the Kern Philharmonic. He was especially interested in rare harps and harp music, Egyptology and Egyptian culture. He traveled to Egypt to research harp music and visit the Cairo Conservatory. Litterell prepared editions of works by Parish Alvars, Eichner, Holst, Tchaikovsky and many other composers. He was a member a quintet and arranged music for the group. He performed at the Seventh World Harp Congress is Prague in 1999. In 2010 Bob Litterell was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and died as a result of the tumor on January 30, 2013.

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