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Mary Green Beckman collection (MSS 56)

Identifier: MSS 56
The collection consists of correspondence between Carlos Salzedo and Mary Green concerning Salzedo’s Harp Colony in Camden, Maine and include topics such as performances and teaching. There are also references to Elyse Yockey (Harp '52), a former student of Green’s, who attended the Camden Harp Colony in the summer of 1949 before being accepted to Curtis by Salzedo in 1950.


  • 1945-1950


Access to the collection

The collection is open for research.


0.05 Linear feet

Biographical / Historical

Mary Green Beckman (1923-2010), who earned her Bachelor of Music degree at Oberlin Conservatory of Music and her Master of Music degree from Cleveland Institute of Music, was a professor of harp and music at the University of Northern Iowa from 1947 to 1990. The correspondence between her and Salzedo took place between 1945-1950 while Beckman was at Oberlin.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Beckman family

Related Materials

Related materials about Carlos Salzedo and the Salzedo Harp Colony in Camden can be found in the Carlos Salzedo Collection (MSS 26).
Mary Green Beckman Collection (MSS 56)
Kristina Wilson
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Repository Details

Part of the Curtis Institute of Music Archives Repository

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