Lewis Lloyd (b.1938) graduated with a B.A. from Yale University in 1960. In 1974, he earned his master’s in public administration from Harvard University’s JFK School of Government.

From 1962-1974, Lloyd was the owner and operator of The Pocket Theater, a 191 seat Off-Broadway theater. During that same period, Lloyd was also manager for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for tours abroad. In addition, from 1968-1972 Lloyd was employed as General Manager for the Brooklyn Academy of Music, a city-owned privately operated facility with four theaters. From 1972-1974 Lloyd was the Program Director for the Performing Arts, New York State Council for the Arts.

Lloyd was employed as the Manager of Finance and Administration for WGBH from 1975-1980. In addition to the financial and personnel responsibilities in this position, Lloyd also made an impact in other areas. He initiated a line of book publishing which included Crockett’s Victory Garden and Julia Child and Company, oversaw the construction of a new wing, and worked on educational materials to supplement PBS TV Programs. Lloyd also served as executive in charge of production for the PBS mini-series,The Scarlet Letter.

Working as an independent consultant from 1980-1985, Lloyd was involved in projects with: The Entertainment Channel (NYC); Planning and Programming Executive (now A&E on cable); BBI Productions, Channel 5 (Boston); Geneva Productions (Boston); Skidmore Owings & Merrill and the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

In the four years prior to Lloyd’s employment at NEC, which began in 1989, he served as the CEO for Metro Net/Vermont, Inc, the owner/operator of the radio station WXXX-FM  in Burlington, VT.  In addition, Lloyd sat on the boards of the Boston Ballet, the Twyla Tharp Dance Company, and Boston’s Institute for Contemporary Art.

Physical description

The Lewis Lloyd collection contains .4 lin. ft. or almost half of a record carton. This collection consists of paper files only.


This collection was generated by Lewis Lloyd during his tenure at NEC (1989-1992) as Vice President of Finance & Administration. Some of these materials had been kept in storage until they were transferred to the Archives in 2004. The majority of these materials, however, had been retained by the Finance & Administration Office prior to being transferred to the Archives in 2006.


Access to the Lewis Lloyd Collection is granted by the Archivist or Director of Libraries. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. There may be some restrictions on this collection, primarily with regards to the faculty files. Issues concerning access will be addressed on a case by case basis.


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: Lewis Lloyd Collection in the Archives at the New England Conservatory, Boston.