1.5 linear feet
This collection contains printed music, music manuscripts, sketchbooks, and writings by Evangeline Lehman, as well as correspondence (business and private), photographs, and medals.
The collection was first obtained by Albert Green, lawyer and friend of Lehman and Dumesnil, after their death. After Albert Green's death, his widow donated all the items to the School of Music in 1980. Most of the books and scores (by people other than Lehman or Dumesnil) and recordings were given away by the School of Music. Some of the materials, including Maurice Dumesnil's papers, were transferred to the Bentley Historical Library, and some of Lehman's papers were given to the Music Library. In 1984 Mrs. Green donated more items to the Music Library. Because part of the collection was already at the Bentley Library, the Music Library transferred most of the correspondence and other nonmusic materials to the Bentley Library but kept all the printed music, music manuscripts, some important correspondence and artifacts.
In the course of the collection's numerous transfers, the original order has been lost. Therefore, the materials are arranged in logical sequence rather than "original order." Details are provided in the series arrangement section, below.
Two items have received special treatment: A scrapbook has been dismantled to preserve its contents; a photocopy of the original has been made to provide a record of the original order. A valuable holograph of Debussy's piano trio is kept separate from the rest of the collection; contact the Music Librarian for access.