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Frances Alice Kleeman papers

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0102
Frances Alice Kleeman was a music educator who later became a medical translator for the Johns Hopkins International Exchange Program. This collection contains manuscript, facsimile, and printed scores of music by Kleeman and of scores inscribed to Kleeman by several of her former students, including Edward T. Cone, Mathilde McKinney, and Jonathan Elkus. Also included is a note from composer and pedagogue Nadia Boulanger, and correspondence and ephemera related to Elkus's musical drama Tom Sawyer.

Dates

  • 1940 - 1960

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for use at the Arthur Friedheim Library Archives of the Peabody Institute. Contact peabodyarchives@lists.jhu.edu for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or perform materials in this collection must be submitted in writing to the archivist of the Arthur Friedheim Library.

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet (1 medium flat box)

Biographical / Historical

Frances Alice Kleeman (1918-2009) was a music educator who taught at Miss Fine's School in Princeton, New Jersey, at the Friends School in Baltimore, and in schools in Philadelphia. Fluent in French and German, she worked as a translator during World War II and later as a medical translator for the Johns Hopkins International Exchange Program.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains manuscript, facsimile, and printed scores of music by Kleeman and of scores inscribed to Kleeman by several of her former students, including Edward T. Cone, Mathilde McKinney, and Jonathan Elkus. Also included is a note from composer and pedagogue Nadia Boulanger, and correspondence and ephemera related to Elkus's musical drama Tom Sawyer. Materials date from approximately 1940-1960.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation in fall 2009, probably by the estate of Frances Alice Kleeman.

Related Materials

Manuscript scores owned by Frances Kleeman of Katharine Lucke's Toy Symphony (Comb Symphony) can be accessed in the Katharine Lucke papers.

Processing Information

Processed by Matt Testa in 2018.

Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

Contact:
Arthur Friedheim Library
1 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore MD 21202 USA