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Myrtle Velma Lebow Henry Collection of Sheet Music

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3814

This collection contains a large variety of sheet music including Appalachian music, American patriotic war music, concerto pieces, and more spanning from the 1880s to the 1950s. This material belonged to Myrtle Velma Lebow Henry who was a piano teacher.

Dates

  • 1886-1954, undated

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 sheet music box)

Abstract

This collection contains a large variety of sheet music including Appalachian music, American patriotic war music, concerto pieces, and more spanning from the 1880s to the 1950s. This material belonged to Myrtle Velma Lebow Henry who was a piano teacher.

Biographical/Historical Note

Myrtle Velma Lebow Henry was born on November 4, 1905 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She grew up in Knoxville where she graduated from Knoxville High School in 1922 and Knoxville Business College in 1923. A self-taught pianist, she learned to play organ at Bell Avenue Baptist Church. She married Robert Lee Henry Jr. in 1942. Her husband served as a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1955, they moved to Bristol, Tenn. where she became active in the Bristol Music Club and taught piano lessons to young people in her home. Velma died in Bristol on March 27, 1991 at the age of 85.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480