Helen Hewitt Music Research CollectionAdd to your cart.

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Helen Hewitt Music Research CollectionAdd to your cart.
ID: 06/ 048
Primary Creator: Hewitt, Helen (1900-1977)
Extent: 11.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Arranged into series based on accruals of materials.
Languages: English
French
German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of eleven 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across Europe, research for articles and conference papers, teaching materials and student projects, speeches, and unpublished writings, along with a box of concordance cards from the preparation of her edition of Ottaviano Petrucci's Harmonices musices odhecaton A.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.

Access Information

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.

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