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Virginia C. Blackhead music manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0131

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  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

The Virginia C. Blackhead music manuscripts (approximately 1905-1955) contain mostly songs for voice and piano composed by Blackhead. Music manuscripts, many in ink or pencil with corrections, some ozalid copies; some songs have mimeographed typed words in caption.

Dates

  • Creation: approximately 1905-1955

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.

Biographical / Historical

Virginia C. Blackhead (1882-1969) was the superintendent of the Peabody Preparatory from 1932 to 1944. Blackhead was also the director of the Baltimore and Ohio Women's Music Club from 1925 to 1940 and a musical advisor to the Peabody Junior Choir (later renamed the Phoenix Choir of Baltimore). She earned a Teacher's Certificate in piano from the Peabody Conservatory in 1900.

Extent

0.32 Cubic Feet (1 medium flat box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Virginia C. Blackhead (1882-1969) was the superintendent of the Peabody Preparatory from 1932 to 1944. Blackhead was also the director of the Baltimore and Ohio Women's Music Club from 1925 to 1940 and a musical advisor to the Peabody Junior Choir (later renamed the Phoenix Choir of Baltimore). The Virginia C. Blackhead music manuscripts (approximately 1905-1955) contain manuscript scores of songs for voice and piano composed by Blackhead.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

There is no known acquisition information for this collection. Scores by Blackhead were found in a cabinet of miscellaneous music manuscripts in the Arthur Friedheim Library in 2022.

Processing Information

Processed by Matt Testa in 2022.

Title
Guide to the Virginia C. Blackhead music manuscripts
Author
Matt Testa
Date
2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

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