Hilda Pauline Rosengard was born on November 27, 1898 and grew up in
Roxbury, MA. At NEC, she studied piano with Stuart Mason and graduated in 1919. She married Nat Krinsky and they had two sons, Paul and Edward, and four grandchildren. Nat Krinsky, who had been an All American basketball player at City College in 1921, was the long time coach (baseball, soccer, basketball, and track) at James Madison High School in Brooklyn, NY. He died in May 1984. Hilda Krinsky died in October 1986.
Information regarding her children:
Ed Krinsky graduated from James Madison High School and went on to play basketball and baseball at Harvard in the 1950s. He worked as an NBA scout prior to becoming the Director of Operations for the United States Basketball League.
Paul Krinsky is a 1950 graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy. In 1955, he went on active duty with the U.S. Navy, serving as navigator aboard the U.S.S. Everglades. He moved up in the rankings from Ensign to Captain to Rear Admiral in 1987. Krinsky also served as a naval science instructor at the New York State Maritime College. In 1958, Paul Krinsky joined the faculty of the Merchant Marine Academy teaching a wide range of navigation and seamanship courses in the Department of Nautical Sciences. Over the years, Paul Krinsky held many important jobs with the Academy including: Director of Admissions, Academic Dean, Deputy Superintendent, and in 1987, he was appointed Superintendent.
-biographical information taken from the New York Times obituary for Nat Krinsky, May 8, 1984 and Wikipedia
The Hilda Pauline Rosengard collection consists of 1 envelope containing 5 items (papers, 1 booklet, 1 photograph)
This collection was donated to NEC by Hilda Pauline Rosengard Krinsky’s son Ed Krinsky in August 2005. The collection was initially sent to NEC President Daniel Steiner who then turned it over to the NEC Archives.
Access to this collection is by appointment through the NEC Archivist. 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 Hilda Pauline Rosengard Collection, New England Conservatory Archives, Boston, MA.
Scope & Content
This collection consists of three items. The first is a photograph of Hilda Pauline Rosengard at the piano, taken at her home in Roxbury, MA. The other two items are related. One is a fundraising letter dated May 13, 1927 that was sent to NEC alumni asking for financial support for a new Conservatory building. This letter was accompanied by a booklet entitled Mater Musica : the New England Conservatory of Music 1867-1927 (printed to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of NEC).
*Included with the collection are two pieces of correspondence relating to its donation.
*Further materials relating to Hilda Rosengard may be found in the 1919 class yearbook and possibly in the concert programs from the years she attended NEC.
*Additional copies of Mater Musica are cataloged individually and shelved in the Archives.