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Adrienne Auerswald papers

 Collection
Identifier: CA-MS-00376

Scope and Contents

The collection contains four memorabilia books and one photo album related to Adrienne Auerswald's time as a student. The memorabilia books are very detailed, containing news clippings, correspondence, programs, drawings, poetry, and pressed flowers from her time as a prospective student through to her senior year.

Dates

  • 1936 - 1943

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use with following restrictions on access: Lustig Ludwig correspondence restricted for the lifetime of his immediate heirs

Conditions Governing Access

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

To the extent that she owns copyright, Adrienne Auerswald has assigned the copyright in her works to Smith College; 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 Adrienne Auerswald, 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

Adrienne Aurswald was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and lived there with her parents until she entered the music program at Smith College in 1939. While at Smith, she lived in Jordan House and was a Junior Usher, a member of the Glee Club, and the Vocational Guidance Chairman.

Auerswald graduated in 1943 and moved to New York City to study with Quena Mario, the soprano for the Metropolitan Opera. There, she perfected her Italian vocal style. In 1951, Auerswald returned to Tulsa to perform with the Tulsa Opera and Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra. She opened a voice studio which she ran until returning to Smith College to teach in 1957. In 1962, Auerswald earned her Master's degree and became a faculty member.

Auerswald continued to perform at Smith and in various local opera productions. She was the Dean of the Class of 1968, the chair of the Music Department twice, sat on the Development Council and the Alumnae Council. In 1984 she was named the Iva Dee Hiatt Professor of Music. In 1987, Auerswald retired to focus on her private voice studio. She died in Northampton, Massachusetts, in 2008.

Extent

0.833 linear feet (1 container)

Overview

Adrienne Aurswald entered the music program at Smith College in 1939 and graduated in 1943. She returned to Smith to teach in 1957. In 1962, Auerswald earned her Master's degree and became a faculty member. The collection contains her photograph albums and memorabilia books from her time as a Smith College student.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Adrienne Auerswald Papers were donated to the College Archives by Adrienne Auerswald herself.

Related Materials

For additional information, please see the records of RG 80. Class of 1943.

Processing Information

Originally processed by Madison White, Class of 2016. Revisions by Elizabeth Carron.

Processing Information

Please note that prior to 2018, folder inventories were not always updated when new material was added to the collection. As a result, folder inventories may not be complete and folder numbers may be incorrect.
Title
Finding aid to the Adrienne Auerswald Papers
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Author
Finding aid prepared by Madison White, Class of 2016.
Date
2014
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

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)
  • 2019-03-08: Updated container information and re-published.

Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

Contact:
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063