Vahdah Olcott-Bickford Collection, 1800-2008

Title: Vahdah Olcott-Bickford Collection, 1800-2008
Extent: 88.71 Linear Feet
Predominant Dates: 1923-1979
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Vahdah Olcott-Bickford, née Ethel Lucretia Olcott, was an professional teacher of the Guitar, most well known for her influential Guitar Method, Op. 25, and the Advanced Course, Op. 116. She also wrote numerous articles about the guitar, and corresponded with other musicians and enthusiasts about the instrument throughout her long career. The Vahdah Olcott-Bickford Collection documents Olcott-Bickford’s professional life as a classical guitarist, an avid member of various organizations in the United States, her work with guitarists around the world, and her personal life. The collection includes scores, letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, receipts, articles, lecture notes, and guest books, and dates from 1874-1980.
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Finding Aid with Box List
Series I: Scores, 1800-2008
Series II: Correspondence, 1884-1987
Series III: Personal and Subject Files, 1874-1994
Series IV: Periodicals, 1893-2004
Series V: American Guitar Society Files, 1924-1980
Series VI: Photographic Material, 1892-1970
Series VII: Sound Recordings