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Arthur Ware Locke papers

 Collection
Identifier: CA-MS-01135

Scope and Contents

The collection contains photographs of Arthur Ware Locke teaching, news clippings about his career, compositions for various events at Smith College, and material related to his book, Selected Lists of Choruses for Women’s Voices, including correspondence to publishers and co-author, Fassett manuscripts, and notes.

Dates

  • 1927 - 2000

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. 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. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, 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

Arthur Ware Locke was born in 1883 in Cambridge Massachusetts to Mr. and Mrs. Warren A. Locke. He graduated from Harvard University in 1905 and studied music in Berlin for the next two years as a travelling fellow of the Harvard Graduate School. He taught music at a number of institutions, including Brown University, Washburn College, and the University of Wisconsin, before coming to Smith as Professor of Music in 1915. At Smith, Locke taught Wagner, Beethoven, and piano, as well as performing for the community in the weekly faculty concerts. Locke was also responsible for the acquisition of definitive editions of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert for the college, a collection that was named the Locke Collection in 1969. During his time at Smith, Locke also compiled Selected Lists of Choruses for Women’s Voices, which went through three editions in his lifetime. Locke retired in 1952. In 1968, his wife, Margaret Griswold Locke passed away. They had had three children together. Arthur Locke died one year later.

Extent

1.438 linear feet (2 containers)

Overview

Arthur Ware Locke was Professor of Music at Smith College from 1915 to 1952. His papers contain correspondence, compositions, publications, photographs, and news clippings documenting his work.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.
Title
Finding aid to the Arthur Ware Locke papers
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Description rules
dacs

Revision Statements

  • 2019-07-16: Added legacy finding aid and published.

Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Contact:
Young Library
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