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Helen Hewitt Research Collection | Music Library

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Helen Hewitt Research CollectionAdd to your cart.
ID: 06/048
Primary Creator: Hewitt, Helen (1900-1977)
Extent: 10.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Arranged into series based on accruals of materials.
Languages: English, French, German

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of ten boxes of materials from Dr. Hewitt's research and teaching, and primarily professional correspondence. Those materials include manuscript transcriptions from centuries-old music manuscripts scattered in libraries across Europe, research for articles and conference papers, teaching materials and student projects, speeches, and unpublished writings, along with a box of concordance cards from the preparation of her edition of Ottaviano Petrucci's Harmonices musices odhecaton A.

Please see also:

The Helen Hewitt Microfilms Collection

The Helen Hewitt papers in the UNT Archives

Biographical Note

Born in Granville, NY, Helen Margaret Hewitt was a pioneering music historian who is perhaps best known for her editions of Ottaviano Petrucci's chanson compendia Harmonices musices odhecaton A, and Canti B. A graduate of numerous prestigious institutions including Vassar, Columbia, the Union Theological Seminary, and Harvard, Hewitt studied organ with Charle-Marie Widor, harmony with Nadia Boulangier, and studied under Heinrich Besseler at the University of Heidelberg.

Hewitt  published numerous articles, and compiled the first four editions of Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology. While on the North Texas music faculty from 1942 until 1969, she taught classes and served as an adviser or committee member on many theses and dissertations, and remained active in guiding the maintenance and upgrading of pipe organ facilities on campus.

In addition to her distinguished career, Dr. Hewitt was a devoted owner of persian cats, and kept up cordial correspondence with friends and colleagues over many decades, and across continents.

Please see also:

Paula Morgan. "Hewitt, Helen." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, accessed July 12, 2013, http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/12960.

Larry Wolz, "Hewitt, Helen [Margaret]," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fhe83), accessed July 12, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Access Restrictions: Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in the UNT Music Library. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 2: Second accrualAdd to your cart.

Consists of correspondence, organized alphabetically.

Barcode 707172.

Box 1Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Adler, Samuel, 1970 December 19Add to your cart.
Christmas card
Folder 2: Albrecht, Otto, 1971 June 11Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Angles, H., 1948 May 8; 1948 June 28; 1949 September 21Add to your cart.
Three letters
Folder 4: Apfel, E., 1957 October 8; 1957 December 13Add to your cart.
Two letters
Folder 5: Arndt, Karl J., 1948 February 18Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Barraclough, J., 1947 November 29; 1948 February 15; 1948 February 20Add to your cart.
Three letters
Folder 7: Barret, Edward, 1975 November 22; 1976 October 18Add to your cart.
Two letters
Folder 8: Bass, Carlyle, 1947 December 7; 1948 May 5Add to your cart.
Two letters
Folder 9: Besseler, Heinrich, 1947 May 31 - 1967 August 9Add to your cart.
31 letters, article by Besseler (1948), and death notice (1969)
Folder 10: Besseler, Hildegard, 1942 December 26; 1947 July 22; 1973 June 2Add to your cart.
Three letters; translation of 1973 letter included
Folder 11: Biggs, E. Power, 1947 February 22Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Blair, Isabel L., 1948 February 9Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Blume, Ruth, 1973 February 7Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Boorman, Stanley, 1976 August 24Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Bradley, Joe, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Brady, Leslie S., 1948 February 6Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Bridgman, Nanie, 1948 February [?] 6Add to your cart.
 
Folder 18: Briggs, Morton, 1948 January 21 - 1973 May 30; undatedAdd to your cart.
Nine letters
Folder 19: Broder, Nathan, 1964 May 16 - 1966 May 19Add to your cart.
Four letters
Folder 20: Brooks, Catherine, 1947 September 16Add to your cart.
 
Folder 21: Bruinsma, Henry, 1948 February 26 - 1949 August 6Add to your cart.
Four letters
Folder 22: Bukofzer, Manfred, 1939 November 4 - 1948 March 18Add to your cart.
Four letters
Folder 23: Carapetyan, Armen, 1948 April 5; 1948 June 14Add to your cart.
Two letters from Carapetyan, and one dated 1948 May 18 from Hewitt
Folder 24: Choiseul, M. de, undatedAdd to your cart.
Two letters
Folder 25: Clozets, L.X. Pierre de, 1948 January 29; 1948 February 12; 1968 June 1Add to your cart.
Three letters
Folder 26: Coffman, Wesley, 1947 October 14Add to your cart.
 
Folder 27: Conant, Isabel, 1946 November 3 - 1976 January 5Add to your cart.
14 letters
Folder 28: Cornelisse, Jan, 1957 May 10; 1957 July 4Add to your cart.
Two letters
Folder 29: Craighead, David, 1961 June 13Add to your cart.
 
Folder 30: Crevel [illegible], 1948 February 22Add to your cart.
 
Folder 31: Cuyler, Louise, 1947 August 23 - June 3 1971; undatedAdd to your cart.
Eleven letters.
Folder 32: Daniel, Ralph, 1957 November 27Add to your cart.
 
Folder 33: Davenport, LaNoue, 1968 November 4Add to your cart.
 
Folder 34: David, Frances, 1967 November 26Add to your cart.
 
Folder 35: Davison, Alice, 1961 December 13Add to your cart.
 
Folder 36: Davison, Archibald, 1942 September 22 - 1958 March 29Add to your cart.
Nine letters
Folder 37: Dickinson, Clarence, 1943 July 22; 1948 January 15; 1948 April 5Add to your cart.
Three letters
Folder 38: Dickinson, George S., 1946 November 18 - 1961 December 16Add to your cart.
Five letters
Folder 39: Dohme, Beatrice, 1948 May 19; 1948 September 22Add to your cart.
Two letters
Folder 40: Doty, E.W., 1948 March 29Add to your cart.
 
Folder 41: Drath, Jan, 1969 November 23Add to your cart.
 
Folder 42: Drath, Nina, 1969 April 26Add to your cart.
 
Folder 43: Dyson, Shirley Ann, 1947 December 31Add to your cart.
 
Folder 44: Einstein, Alfred, 1942 October 6; 1944 March 28; undatedAdd to your cart.
Three letters
Folder 45: Ellis, Helen, 1947 December 16Add to your cart.
 
Folder 46: Everett, Vernon, 1947 December 8Add to your cart.
 
Folder 47: Federov, V., 1955 January 24Add to your cart.
International Association of Music Libraries (IAML)
Folder 48: Fox, Charles W., 1956 August 27 - 1969 October 18Add to your cart.
Four letters
Folder 49: Garros, Madeleine, 1947 November 16Add to your cart.
 
Folder 50: Geiringer, Karl, 1955 June 9; 1960 April 4Add to your cart.
Two letters
Folder 51: Gleason, Harold, 1951 (?) June 4Add to your cart.
 
Folder 52: Gombosi, Otto, 1953 January 27; 1953 May 11Add to your cart.
Two letters
Folder 53: Griffin, Howard, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 54: Grout, Donald J., 1961 February 22; 1961 February 28; 1961 March 7Add to your cart.
Three letters
Folder 55: Halm, H., 1961 August 10Add to your cart.
 
Folder 56: Haney, [illegible], 1948 February 7Add to your cart.
 
Folder 57: Henley, Katie, 1948 January 14Add to your cart.
 
Folder 58: Hewitt, Mrs. E.C., 1947 January 13Add to your cart.
"Aunt Emma"
Folder 59: Hewitt, Mrs. F.W., 1948 January 9 - 1948 February 22Add to your cart.
Seven letters. Helen Hewitt's mother.
Folder 60: Hewitt, Helen, 1940 June 10; 1954 May 22; 1961 February 7Add to your cart.
Publishing contract for Odhecaton A, poem in honor of Lloyd Hibberd, letter to Jean Langlais with Braille alphabet card and receipt from Texas School for the Blind for Braille transcription
Folder 61: Hewitt microfilm inventory, 1978 March 27Add to your cart.
Compiled by Donna Arnold.
Folder 62: Heyer, Anna Harriet, 1948 July 10Add to your cart.
 
Folder 63: Hibberd, Fred, 1967 January 7; 1968 September 13Add to your cart.
Two letters
Folder 64: Hibberd, Lloyd, 1947 October 6; 1947 November 13; 1954 November 5Add to your cart.
Three letters
Folder 65: Hinrichsen, Max, 1964 December 3Add to your cart.
 
Folder 66: Hinrichsen, Walter, 1962 July 17 - 1968 April 22Add to your cart.
Six letters
Folder 67: Hodgson, Walter, 1947 August 11 - 1948 May 31Add to your cart.
Ten letters
Folder 68: Hofmann, Josef, 1934 June 20Add to your cart.
 
Folder 69: Hughes, David G., 1960 May 3Add to your cart.
 
Folder 70: Jacques, Robert, 1947 December 16Add to your cart.
 
Folder 71: Jeppesen, Knud, 1938 January 25; 1938 February 8Add to your cart.
Two letters
Folder 72: Kahn, Ruby (Mrs. Marvin D.), 1948 August 13; 1948 September 24Add to your cart.
Two letters
Folder 73: Keahey, T. Herman, 1975 November 14Add to your cart.
 
Folder 74: Kenney, Arthur, undatedAdd to your cart.
Dated "July 13," with no year
Folder 75: Kenney, Sylvia, 1956 February 7Add to your cart.
 
Folder 76: Kerman, Joseph, 1968 April 11Add to your cart.
 
Folder 77: Kinkeldey, Otto, 1949 November 14 - 1961 June 3Add to your cart.
Four letters
Folder 78: Kirshbaum, Joseph, 1947 December 28Add to your cart.
 
Folder 79: Klemm, Eberhardt, 1959 July 29Add to your cart.
 
Folder 80: LaRue, Jan, 1968 January 22 - 1968 May 6Add to your cart.
Four letters
Folder 81: Leet, Dorothy, 1947 August 4Add to your cart.
 
Folder 82: Lesure, Francois, 1953 August 18Add to your cart.
 
Folder 83: Lockwood, Lewis, 1965 March 18Add to your cart.
 
Folder 84: Lowinsky, Edward, 1941 August 11 - 1969 February 25; undatedAdd to your cart.
15 letters, 1941 and late 1960s
Folder 85: Luper, Albert, 1968 April 17Add to your cart.
 
Folder 86: Mann, Louise (Mrs. Chester Mann), 1947 November 28Add to your cart.
 
Folder 87: Martin, D.R. Y2C (US Navy), 1943 December 7Add to your cart.
 
Folder 88: Mason, Marilyn, 1958 February 26; 1968 May 11Add to your cart.
Two letters
Folder 89: Masson, Paul Marie, 1947 October 8; 1947 December 2Add to your cart.
Two letters
Folder 90: McConnell, W.J., 1948 March 2Add to your cart.
 
Folder 91: McPeek, Gwynn, 1960 April 11; 1970 December 8Add to your cart.
Two letters
Folder 92: Michels, Marianne, 1947 [February?] 21; 1947 July 30Add to your cart.
Two letters
Folder 93: Miller, Charles, 1948 March 30Add to your cart.
 
Folder 94: Miller, Clem, 1968 November 18; undatedAdd to your cart.
Two letters. Second page only for second letter.
Folder 95: Milner, Anthony, 1965 April 10Add to your cart.
 
Folder 96: Moe, Henry Allen, 1948 April 15Add to your cart.
File includes copy of June 4, 1925 letter from Carroll A. Wilson of the Guggenheim Foundation to Henry Moe
Folder 97: Moser, Hans, 1963 September 12Add to your cart.
 
Folder 98: Myers, Susanna, 1945 September 6Add to your cart.
 
Folder 99: Nesbit, Arthur P., 1948 March 10Add to your cart.
 
Folder 100: Newton, John Nevill, 1948 January 18Add to your cart.
 
Folder 101: Newton, Paul, 1972 September 24 - 1975 January 4Add to your cart.
Four letters
Folder 102: Norton, Mrs. E.R. (Aunt Hattie), 1948 January 29Add to your cart.
 
Folder 103: O'Meara, Eva, 1947 August 16Add to your cart.
 
Folder 104: Parrish, Carl, 1951 November 17 - 1970 May 4Add to your cart.
Seven letters
Folder 105: Pearson, Donald, 1961 June 21Add to your cart.
 
Folder 106: Petrobelli, Pierluigi, 1964 December 11Add to your cart.
 
Folder 107: Picker, Martin, 1960 January 2 - 1961 April 19Add to your cart.
Four letters
Folder 108: Pincherle, Marc, 1948 [February 9?] - [1948 April 12?]Add to your cart.
Four letters
Folder 109: Pisk, Paul, 1949 October 15 - 1960 October 19Add to your cart.
Five letters
Folder 110: Plamenac, Dragan, 1943 October 27 - 1972 April 29Add to your cart.
23 letters
Folder 111: Sirvart, Poludia, 1947 May 10 - 1948 January 19Add to your cart.
 
Folder 112: Reese, Aimee, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 113: Reese, Gustav, 1960 December 5 - 1970 April 10Add to your cart.
Seven letters
Folder 114: Reeves, Harold, 1944 September 28Add to your cart.
 
Folder 115: Rokseth, Yvonne, undatedAdd to your cart.
One sheet of paper with name and address; second page of letter
Folder 116: Rubsamen, Walter, 1948 June 7; 1948 June 17;1969 December 29Add to your cart.
Three letters
Folder 117: Seay, Albert, 1969 December 29Add to your cart.
 
Folder 118: Siedersbeck, Beatrice Dohme, 1947 December 1Add to your cart.
 
Folder 119: Smijers, Albert, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 120: Smith, Campbell, 1947 September 16; others undatedAdd to your cart.
Four letters
Folder 121: Smith, Carleton, 1939 November 20; 1939 November 27Add to your cart.
Two letters
Folder 122: Smith, Julia, 1958 October 31; 1968 May 10Add to your cart.
Two letters
Folder 123: Stevens, Denis, 1958 March 17Add to your cart.
 
Folder 124: Strunk, Oliver, 1934 October 4 - 1960 April 5Add to your cart.
Four letters
Folder 125: Tamchynova, Jarmila, 1947 December 17; 1948 March 9Add to your cart.
Two letters
Folder 126: Van Crevel, 1948 March 30; 1948 May 23; 1948 July 21Add to your cart.
Three letters
Folder 127: Van den Borren, Charles, 1948 May 27 - 1958 April 14Add to your cart.
Four letters
Folder 128: Van Hoorn, L.G., 1954 February 5Add to your cart.
RISM
Folder 129: Videro [illegible], undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 130: de Villiers [illegible], 1947 October 30Add to your cart.
 
Folder 131: Waite, William, 1967 September 6, 1968 April 2Add to your cart.
Two letters
Folder 132: Watkins, Glenn, 1948 January 10 - 1961 June 2Add to your cart.
Four letters
Folder 133: Welsh, Glenn F, 1947 November 6 - 1950 April 30; four remaining undatedAdd to your cart.
Eight letters
Folder 134: Whelen, Marian, 1947 November 16; 1947 December 29;undatedAdd to your cart.
Three letters
Folder 135: Wilhite, Charles, 1947 August 21Add to your cart.
 
Folder 136: Will, Ray, 1957 January 11Add to your cart.
 
Folder 137: Wilson, David, 1961 August 14Add to your cart.
 
Folder 138: Wolf, Johannes, 1934 April 8Add to your cart.
 
Folder 139: Illegible, 1947 February 12Add to your cart.
 
Box 2: Canti B researchAdd to your cart.
A thermofax copy of Canti B.

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