This collection contains the personal papers of Elinor Edmunds Colby. The bulk of the collection consists of New England Conservatory (NEC) related materials including notebooks, correspondence, examination records, receipts and bills for tuition, NEC concert programs, NEC Bulletins and other NEC memorabilia including a class ring. The collection also includes personal materials that Colby collected or created including letters, invitations, concert programs, photographs and newspaper clippings, and a scrapbook. The date range for the material is from 1917-1990 with the bulk of the material being from 1919-1923.

The collection is organized into the following fives series

  1. Personal correspondence
  2. NEC Records
  3. Programs
  4. Newspaper Clippings and Photographs
  5. Scrapbook

The second series, NEC Records, is further divided into these sub-series:

  1. Examination records
  2. Notebooks
  3. Student Housing
  4. Receipts and Bills
  5. NEC Programs
  6. NEC Correspondence
  7. NEC Publications
  8. NEC Memorabilia
  9. Biographical sketches, Class of 1923



NEC Update January 27
Due to the continuing weather conditions, NEC will be closed Wednesday, January 28, for classes, rehearsals and administrative offices. Victor Rosenbaum's faculty recital will go on as scheduled at 8 pm in Jordan Hall. The Jordan Hall building will re-open at 6 pm. 2015-01-27

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