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Eleanor Wiley Thayer papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SSC-MS-00161

Scope and Contents

The Eleanor Thayer papers consist of a small amount of correspondence (1942-63), addresses, relating to her work at the Perkins School for the Blind; course outlines, examples of braille music, concert programs, and workshop material document her role in developing music curriculum at Perkins. Also included are publications of the International Conference of Educators of Blind Youth and the American Association of Instructors of the Blind; Smith College memorabilia; and newspaper clippings.

Dates of Materials

  • 1942-1991

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical / Historical

Eleanor Wiley Thayer was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1906. She graduated from Smith College in 1929, then taught music at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Mass., a position she held from 1929 to 1971. She died in 1990.

Extent

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

Overview

Teacher of the blind and Music teacher. The papers consist of a small amount of correspondence and addresses relating to her work at the Perkins School for the Blind; course outlines, examples of braille music, concert programs, and workshop material document her role in developing music curriculum at Perkins. Also included are publications of the International Conference of Educators of Blind Youth and the American Association of Instructors of the Blind.

Related Material

Additional material located in the Smith College Archives.
Title
Eleanor Wiley Thayer papers
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:15-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

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