Born on April 9, 1931, Faye Friedman (Kearney) was the daughter of Bertha and Sol Friedman. She had one sister named Pearl Friedman Bower (1920-2008). She grew up in New Brunswick, NJ. Friedman attended NEC from 1948-1952, graduating with a bachelor’s degree. Friedman studied violin with Alfred Krips. While at NEC, Friedman served as Chairman of the Big Four Dance (1949-1951); Delta Omicron 2nd Vice President; Symposium Committee (1948-1949, 1951-1952); News editor, The Melodic Line; Dorm and Senior Dance Committees, and the Neume Board. Friedman earned these scholarships: High School (1948-1949); Tanglewood, 1950; and George Saunders, 1951-1952. Faye married R. Kearney and they had at least one child, Steven Kearney. She died in December 1981.
This collection is made up of one clamshell box containing eight envelopes and two folders. This collection consists primarily of photographs.
This collection was donated to the NEC Archives in August 1998 by Faye Friedman Kearney’s son, Steven Kearney.
Access to the Friedman Collection is granted by the Archivist. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. There are no restrictions pertaining to this collection.
All copyrights to this collection belong to the New England Conservatory. Permission to publish materials from this collection is granted by the Director of Libraries. This collection should be cited as the Faye Friedman Collection, New England Conservatory Archives, Boston, MA.
Scope & Content
This collection consists primarily of photographs of Faye Friedman and other students during their time at NEC. Also included are a few photographs from Friedman’s high school days, and also from her summer at Tanglewood. Of particular interest are several photographs of John Moriarty, long-time NEC faculty member, during his student days at NEC. There are also a few telegrams and postcards.
Envelope 1 – Photographs, 2 ¾ x 3 ¾ and smaller
Subjects include: Faye Friedman, John Moriarty, Judy Mitchell, Richard Summers, Donald Emerson, Pearl Friedman, Russell Stanger, Eileen Shanin?, Norman LeBlanc, Gene LaCritz, Eileen Dusio, Phyllis Juster, Francesca Consoli, Jean Ellerson Drabnik, Arthur Goldstein, Harry Folmer, Norman Magnan
Envelope 2 – Photographs, 3 ½ x 3 ½
Subjects include: Faye Friedman, Jose Marin, Eleanor Hartnett?, Russell Stanger, John Moriarty, Walter Field, Phyllis Juster, Reginald Hachey, Cynthia Brown, Donald Emerson, Donald Patterson?, Alfred Lee, Lorne Ford, Marion Pincu, Keith Sherborn, Leroy Parkins, Midhat Serbagi, Doris LeBlanc, Emmalina DeVita,
Envelope 3 – Photographs, 3 ½ x 4 ¼, 3 x 4 ¼
Subjects include: Faye Friedman, Eileen Dusio, Judy Mitchell, John Moriarty, Dick (Richard) Summers, Mr. and Mrs. Friedman(Faye’s recital), Eileen Shanin?
Envelope 4 – Photographs, 3 ¼ x 4 ½
Subjects include: Judy Mitchell, Dick(Richard) Summers, John Moriarty, Faye Friedman
Envelope 5 – Photographs, 3 ½ x 5
Subjects include: Faye Friedman, Eileen Dusio, John Moriarty, Russell Stanger, Mr. and Mrs. Friedman (Faye’s recital), Lee Munger, Dick (Richard) Summers, Norman LeBlanc, Judy Mitchell, Abby Mayer, Robert Garneau, Bernard Mueller, Kappa Gamma Psi pledges, Eileen Shanin?
Envelope 6 – Photographs, 5 x 7
Subjects include: Faye Friedman, Dana Lordly, Christmas party, Jack Mitler, Marion Pincu, Dean Malcolm Holmes, John Moriarty (Faye’s recital), Richard Riddell?, Arthur E. Goldstein, Edward Lowe? Norman Magnan, Paul Meyerson
Envelope 7 – Photographs, Small albums
Subjects include: Ruth Bolton Nasan, artist (Peterborough, NH), High School senior pictures…members of the cast of Bells are Ringing, Barry Siegel, Blaine”Carl” Zanat, Faye Friedman, Roy McArthur, Group photo (Russell Stanger, John Moriarty, Vernon Wilson, Mary Costa, David Epstein, Bernard Mueller, Francesca Consoli, Jose Marin, Ma Si Hon
Envelope 8 - Photo negatives
Folder 1 – Photographs, 8 x 10
Subjects include: Russell Stanger, Leonard Bernstein, Serge Koussevitzky, Lukas Foss, Dorm formal (1949), Faye Friedman, Big Four Dance, Norman Magnan, Kappa Gamma Psi (Fall 1948)- with members identified, John Moriarty
Folder 2 – Telegrams, Postcards, etc.
Includes congratulatory telegrams to Faye Friedman on the occasion of her recital; Friedman’s recital invitation; and postcards of Tanglewood, Eleazar de Carvalho and Serge Koussevitzky