The Helen Hodam collection is divided into five series

  1. Teaching materials
  2. Student Files
  3. Other papers
  4. Published books
  5. Artifacts

The teaching materials, including two notebooks, consist of musical examples such as vocalises, cadenzas/variations, transcriptions, as well as instructions on vocal technique and teaching notes.

Related to the teaching materials, the second series contains materials
regarding individual students. Included in these files are resumes, repertoire lists, photographs, programs, and correspondence. The last folder in this series contains recital programs for students that are not included in the other files, as well as a small student account log book. A program for the Helen Hodam memorial concert of 2008 is also included.

The Other Papers series consists of two notebooks and one file folder.  The notebooks are from a German class taken by Hodam when she was in Vienna. One of them contains additional loose leaf papers with lists of German vocabulary words. The file folder contains correspondence, flyers, programs and program notes primarily relating to the works of guitarist/composer David Leisner, an NEC faculty member.

In this collection there is a group of seventeen published books that belonged to Hodam. Most of these books are language instruction books in French or German. Many of the books have annotations written in them, and a few contained loose papers in them. These papers have been removed from the books and transferred to envelopes, placed directly behind the associated book.

A pitch pipe is the only artifact contained in this collection.

2010-04-28


LIFE IS A LOT LIKE JAZZ. IT'S BEST WHEN YOU IMPROVISE. GEORGE GERSHWIN