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Louise Rood Papers, 1937-1983
2 boxes (0.8 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 42

Abstract:
Instructor of music 1937-1958, Professor of Music 1958-1964. Contains biographical information, photographs, correspondence, sheet music, and lecture notes.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Louise Miles Rood was born in 1910 to James and Myrtle Merrill Rood in Easton, Pennsylvania. She obtained her bachelor degree in 1929 from the University of Wisconsin. Around 1934, Rood taught for three years at Sweet Briar College on a Julliard Extension Fellowship. In 1937 Rood was hired as an instructor of music at Smith. While teaching full time, she completed her master degree in 1942 at Smith College. In 1945, she received a diploma from the Julliard Graduate School of Music.

Rood taught a wide range of musical subjects, from theory to practical, focusing on the violin and the viola. She performed as a soloist with Smith groups and elsewhere around New England and the Midwest. Rood also wrote the book Introduction to the Orchestra Score. During many summers, Rood taught sessions at the University of Iowa, the University of Michigan, and Mary Washington College. In 1958, she became a professor at Smith.

Rood died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage on February 7, 1964. Following her death, the annual Louise Rood Memorial Concert was established in her honor.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Contains biographical information, photographs, correspondence, sheet music, and lecture notes covering Rood's career as a faculty member at Smith College and as a performing musician.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Louise Rood Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Louise Rood papers were donated to the Smith College Archives from a number of sources.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English

Contents List
Biographical Materials
1948-1983, n.d.

Box 990: folder 1
Correspondence
1943-1964, n.d.

Box 990: folder 2
Lecture Notes: Counterpoint
1955-1957, n.d.

Box 990: folder 3
Lecture Notes: Music 22
1950-1958, n.d.

Box 990: folder 4
Lecture Notes: Music 23
1947

Box 990: folder 5
Lecture Notes: Music 31a
1954-1955

Box 990: folder 6
Lecture Notes: Music 35a
1946

Box 991: folder 7
Lecture Notes: Music 35
1947

Box 991: folder 8
Lecture Notes: Orchestration - The Instruments
1956-1958, n.d.

Box 991: folder 9
Notes on 17th Century
n.d.

Box 991: folder 10
Notes on Giovanni Battista Vitali
n.d.

Box 991: folder 11
Notes on Ornamentation
1959

Box 991: folder 12
Violin Notes
n.d.

Box 991: folder 13
Miscellaneous Notes
1951-1956, n.d.

Box 991: folder 14
Miscellaneous: Asher on the Horn - Ed London
n.d.

Box 991: folder 15
Sheet Music
n.d.

Box 991: folder 16
Photographs
1952-1953, n.d.

Box 991: folder 17

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