Helen McGraw Collection
Helen McGraw (a.k.a. Helen McGraw Chambers) (1905-1999) was a piano performer, music educator and composer. She performed solo piano pieces and ensemble works at a variety of places, including at Peabody Conservatory of Music, the National Gallery of Art, and the Phillips Gallery, she was known for performing unfamiliar pieces. McGraw also taught piano lessons at the Eastman School of Music and American University in Washington, DC, among other places, composed various piano works, vocal pieces, and pieces for chamber ensembles, and was active in many musical organizations, including the Friday Morning Music Club and the Baltimore Music Club. The collection contains journal entries, artwork, programs, reviews, articles, correspondence, photographs, scores, publicity flyers, recordings, books, and biographical materials related to McGraws career, her involvement in organizations, and her close relationships, including her relationships with her husband, Robert Chambers, her mom, her performing colleague, Kay Rickett, and her friends, Mary Howe and Esther Ballou.
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Helen McGraw Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.
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