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Collection Information


Harriet B. Ward Fund


Individual editions purchased from this fund have been dispersed through reference and circulating collections


Fund was established by Charlotte B. Ward in 1954 in honor of her mother, to purchase materials for the Music Library

When acquired

Fund active 1954-1967


Consistent donations over a period of about ten years were utilized to purchase a variety of sets and individual editions, primarily of vocal music. Harriet Ward also donated 23 University of Illinois concert programs (including a few duplicates) from the period 1910-1929–located at the Sousa Archives (see below).


Editions were cataloged as individual items and dispersed within Music and Performing Arts Library holdings. Concert programs are currently filed in manila envelope in Collections File folder (“Ward, Charlotte B.”).

Access/Finding Aids/Bibliography

Cataloged titles accessible via Music and Performing Arts Library card catalog and the online catalog, and a list of titles has been compiled from the information in the Collections File folder (see below). Collections File folder includes correspondence between Charlotte B. Ward and Music Librarians Jay Alien, Thor Wood, and William McClellan, as well as a number of cards, lists, and order slips for items requested and/or purchased through this fund.

 Harriet B. Ward Fund List (PDF)

See Also

A collection of Harriet B. Ward University of Illinois Concert Programs is in Series 1, Box 1, Folder 21 of the Music and Performing Arts Library Small Special Collections, 1911-1981 Finding Aid at the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music.

Index terms

Ward, Charlotte; Ward, Harriet; University of Illinois: music events