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Ida Deck Haigh papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: CA-MS-01170

Scope and Contents

The Ida Deck Haigh papers include research materials on music, concert programs, memorabilia for scrapbooks, correspondence and photographs.

Dates of Materials

  • 1910 - 1989


Conditions Governing Access

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

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

Ida Deck Haigh was a concert pianist and a associate professor of music a Smith College. She received her early training in music at West Virginia Wesleyan College and Columbia University and went on to professional training at the Institute of Musical Art and the Julliard Graduate School of Music. Haigh taught music at Cornell University where her husband, Andrew C. Haigh was a professor of music. They often played concert venues together as a piano duet. Haigh came to Smith in 1941 where she taught music theory as well as teaching piano to individual students. She died in Northampton in 1985 and was memorialized in a concert on the Smith campus where numerous former students performed and spoke of Haigh's devotion and talent.


4.333 linear feet (4 containers)

Language of Materials



Ida Deck Haigh, a concert pianist and an associate professor of music at Smith College. Her papers include research materials on music, concert programs, memorabilia for scrapbooks, correspondence and photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Andrew D. Haigh in 1989.

Finding aid to Ida Deck Haigh papers
Minimum Finding Aid (Completed)
Ellice Yasner Amanna
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063