Archives and Special Collections
Fonds F0019 - Myra Hess fonds.
CA ACU SPC F0019
Myra Hess fonds.
- 1922-1961 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.19 m of textual records and other material.
Name of creator
English concert pianist Dame Myra Hess was born in London, England, on February 25, 1890. Died in London, England, on November 25, 1965. Biographical information available in The dictionary of national biography, 1961-1970, p. 508-510.
MsC 255 acquired in 1981. MsC 292 donated by Daphne Payne in 2003.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists of three scrapbooks chronicling Dame M. Hess's musical career. Scrapbooks contain newsclippings of articles about Dame M. Hess, concert programs, tour agendas, concert reviews and promotional material. Also includes holograph letter (MsC 292) from Dame M. Hess to Phyllis Matheson, a close friend.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
File level inventory for MsC 255 available at repository.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of fonds.
Scrapbooks in fragile condition. Fonds also includes scrapbook contents on microfilm.