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Guide to the Margaret Christy Memorial Service collection mss.3718

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

June 2013

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-06-12T14:22-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Margaret Christy Memorial Service collection

Unit ID:

mss.3718

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (contains letters, church bulletin, and photographs)

Dates:

1996

Abstract:

Letters from Miriam Schneider to friends and students of Margaret Christy asking for "testimonials" that could be read at Christy's memorial service.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains letters from Miriam Schneider to friends and students of Margaret Christy asking for "testimonials" that could be read at Christy's memorial service. There is also a bulletin from the memorial service and two photographs of Christy with colleagues and friends.

Biographical/Historical note

Margaret Christy was born in 1908 in Minnesota. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota and her Masters Degree in Music Education from Columbia University. She studied cello with Pablo Casales and William Willikie. From 1943 to 1973, she was an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Alabama, where she was also a charter member of the Cadek Quartet. She played with symphony orchestras across the country, including the Birmingham, Chattanooga, Huntsville, Mobile, Meridian, Tupelo, and Madison Symphony Orchestras. She died on January 2, 1996.

Acquisition Information:

gift of Mrs. George F Hamner, 2002

Preferred Citation:

Margaret Christy Memorial Service collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2013

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

Christy, Margaret, 1908-1996 (local)

Music and Performing Arts (localbroad)

Teacher (localbroad)

University of Alabama (localbroad)

Papers and photos Box SC0088 Folder 3718.01