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Gladys Pitcher Papers


Gladys Pitcher Papers
Pitcher, Gladys
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator:

Gladys Pitcher (1890-1996) was a music education, pianist, and cellist. Throughout her career she served as a public school music educator in New England as well as an editor and arranger of choral music for multiple music publishers. The collection consists of articles, newspaper clippings and interviews with the pitcher family, including Gladys parents Elbridge and Emma Pitcher, photographs, awards presented to the Pitcher family, copies of choral arrangements edited by Pitcher, musical collaborations with elementary school students as well as entries submitted to Tuneful Tim, a childrens series of songs and lyrics written by Pitcher and published by C.C. Birchard, and a copy of The Laurel Song Book used by Elbridge Pitcher.

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