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Lucille Tingle Masson papers

Identifier: PIMS-0084

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials from approximately 1951 to 1954, including Masson's thesis for her Master of Sacred Music degree, "The Musical Heritage of the Protestant Episcopal Church," and notes from her music theory classes at the Peabody Conservatory.


  • Creation: approximately 1951-1954


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for use at the Arthur Friedheim Library Archives of the Peabody Institute. Contact 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.

Biographical / Historical

Lucille Tingle Masson was a music teacher, organist, and choirmaster. Born in Baltimore in 1901, she graduated from Western High School, received a Bachelor of Science (1934) from Johns Hopkins University, and earned a Bachelor of Music Education (1934), Master of Music Education (1937), and a Master of Sacred Music (1954) from the Peabody Conservatory.

Masson was organist and choir director at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Cedarcroft for six years. For 25 years before that, she worked at St. Thomas's Church and at St. John's Episcopal Church in the Worthington Valley. She retired in 1961 after teaching music in Baltimore schools for 41 years. She also taught courses in music instruction at the Peabody Conservatory, and taught voice and directed the glee club at Trinity College in Washington. After her retirement, she taught at the Towson branch of the Peabody Institute and at the Garrison Forest School. In 1969, she started teaching piano students at her home until 1983.

Masson was a member of the Three Arts Club of Homeland, the Woman's Club of Roland Park, the Baltimore Music Club, the Opera Guild, the Chesapeake chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and the Baltimore Country Club.


0.24 Cubic Feet (1 half-size legal box)

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Lucille Tingle Masson (1901-1989) was a music teacher, organist, and choirmaster who earned degrees from the Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Conservatory. The collection contains Masson's master's thesis, "The Musical Heritage of the Protestant Episcopal Church" (1954), and notes from her music theory classes at the Peabody Conservatory.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection was acquired or recorded in 1990. The exact source is not recorded.

Processing Information

Processed by Ming-hsuan Grace Tsai in 2015.

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Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

Peabody Institute
1 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore MD 21202 USA