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Dorothy Lane (1910-1994) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 19/3/10
The Dorothy Lane Papers consist of five folders of biographical, publicity, correspondence, and student files dating from 1936 to 1994.

Dating from 1953 to 1994, the biographical materials comprise press releases and newspaper clippings relating to Lane's teaching and performance career at Northwestern; as well as a 1994 obituary from the Music School's Fanfare magazine. Publicity materials span from 1954 to 1973 and include a photograph of Lane; performance programs; performance reviews; and biographical sketch.

The correspondence (1936-1979) consists of incoming and a small amount of outgoing material that pertains mainly to Lane's salary and rank within the University.

One folder of recommendations dating from 1973 to 1976 documents Lane's efforts to secure scholarships, employment, and promotions for her students and colleagues. A file pertaining to one former student, baroque music scholar James Ladewig, contains a copy of his 1987 published article “The Origins of Frescobaldi's Variation Canzonas Reappraised.”

Dates

  • 1936-1994

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Abstract

In 1953 Northwestern University's School of Music hired Dorothy Lane, thereby introducing the harpsichord as an area of music studies at Northwestern. Lane later became part-time Associate Professor (1954), full-time Associate Professor (1964), Professor (1978), and Professor Emeritus (1979). The Dorothy Lane Papers consist of five folders of biographical, publicity, correspondence, and student files dating from 1936 to 1994.

Method of Acquisition

Martha Briggs of the Newberry Library donated the bulk of the papers to the Northwestern University Archives on September 25, 2003, as Accession Number 03-173. Material from the Archives' Faculty Biographical Files was incorporated into this series.

Separated Materials

None.

Processing Information

Rae Sikula Bielakowski; September 2003.
Title
Guide to the Dorothy Lane (1910-1994) Papers
Author
Rae Sikula Bielakowski
Date
01/09/2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
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