This collection, which spans the years 1878-1945, belonged to Helen
Ingersoll Tetlow, collector and piano teacher, and was donated to NEC by Frances Tetlow in 1976-1977. Included are forty-five pieces of correspondence (including letters, postcards and calling cards), the majority of which are from Helen Hopekirk, composer and member of the NEC piano faculty, to Helen Tetlow. In addition, there are letters from Arthur Foote, Heinrich Gebhard, Ethel Leginska, Ernst Perabo and others. The Tetlow collection also contains photographs of several persons including Harold Bauer, Helen Hopekirk, Ethel Leginska, Theodor Leschetizsky, Helena Modjeska, Friedrich Niecks, Xaver Scharwenka, Antoinette Szumowksa, Felix Weingartner, and Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler. Also included is a certificate from NEC received by Tetlow in 1975, signed by Gunther Schuller and the President of the Alumni Association.
To see an itemized list of the the contents of this collection, click here.