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Blaisdell (Frances) Collection
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Archive of Recorded Sound
    Title: Frances Blaisdell Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: ARS.0115
    Physical Description: 21 Linear Feet 14 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1843 - 2005

    Biographical / Historical

    Frances Blaisdell (b.1912 – 2009) was an American flautist and the first female wind player admitted to the Julliard School. As a performer she held positions with the National Orchestral Association, the New Opera Company, the New Friends of Music, and was the first female wind player to appear as soloist in concert with the New York Philharmonic. In addition to her performing carreer, she was a prolific teacher that held positions at the Manhattan School of Music, New York University, Dalcroze School, Mannes School of Music, and Stanford University.


    This collection is arranged into three Series: Music Scores, Sound Recordings and Scrapbooks.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research; material must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use. Contact the Archive of Recorded Sound for assistance.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head Librarian, Archive of Recorded Sound, Braun Music Center, Stanford, California 94305. Consent is given on behalf of the Archive of Recorded Sound as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns.

    Preferred Citation

    Frances Blaisdell Collection, ARS-0115. Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The Frances Blaisdell Collection was acquired by the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound from Alexandra Hawley in 2016.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains material amassed by American flautist Frances Blaisdell dating from 1843-2005. Included are music scores, sound recordings, scrapbooks and personal books pertaining the life and musical career of Blaisdell.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Flute players
    Women musicians -- United States
    Hawley, Alexandra