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Eleanor Wiley Thayer Papers, 1942-1991
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 161

Abstract:
Teacher of the blind and Music teacher. The papers consist of a small amount of correspondence and addresses relating to her work at the Perkins School for the Blind; course outlines, examples of braille music, concert programs, and workshop material document her role in developing music curriculum at Perkins. Also included are publications of the International Conference of Educators of Blind Youth and the American Association of Instructors of the Blind.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
Notes for lecture to teacher training classes for the blind on the study of music notation in the Perkins' Lower School; given March 2, 1956

Notes for lecture to teacher training classes
for the blind on the study of music notation
in the Perkins' Lower School; given March 2, 1956

Eleanor Wiley Thayer was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1906. She graduated from Smith College in 1929, then taught music at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Mass., a position she held from 1929 to 1971. She died in 1990.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Eleanor Thayer papers consist of a small amount of correspondence (1942-63), addresses, relating to her work at the Perkins School for the Blind; course outlines, examples of braille music, concert programs, and workshop material document her role in developing music curriculum at Perkins. Also included are publications of the International Conference of Educators of Blind Youth and the American Association of Instructors of the Blind; Smith College memorabilia; and newspaper clippings.

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

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

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

Eleanor Wiley Thayer Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

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Language
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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Subjects
  • Children, Blind--Education--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • Music--Instruction and Study--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • Perkins School for the Blind--History--Sources
  • Smith College--Students--History--Sources
  • Thayer, Eleanor Wiley, 1906-1990


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