Maud Moon Sanborn

Charles Augustus Weyerhaeuser, a successful businessman in the lumber industry married (Frances) Maud Moon of St. Paul, MN, daughter of a lumberman, in 1898. They had a son, Carl Augustus Weyerhaeuser and a daughter, Sarah Maud Weyerhaeuser. Maud Moon was a talented musician and active community member. She was prominent in the organization of the Musical Art Club of Little Falls. On March 3, 1919, the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Hall was dedicated as the permanent home of the club. The hall was a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Weyerhaeuser to the community and apparently Maud used to perform there. The Weyerhaeuser family stayed in Little Falls until 1919/20 when the Pine Tree Lumber Company closed. After the death of Charles in 1930, Maud Moon married Bruce W. Sanborn. Today there is a Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Recording Studio in St. Paul, MN, which is owned by Minnesota Public Radio.

Physical description

This collection consists of 24 items including 22 photographs, 1 photo/postcard, and 1 piece of correspondence, also containing a photograph. Items stored in one envelope within the miscellaneous photo collections.


This collection was donated to the NEC library by Edith (Mrs. Carl) Weyerhaueser through Chester Williams on July 12, 1978. Edith Weyerhaeuser was a member of the Board of Trustees at NEC from 1953-1976. This collection had belonged to her mother-in-law, Maud Moon Weyerhaueser Sanborn (mostly referred to in this collection as Mrs. Bruce Sanborn).


Access to this collection is through the NEC 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 Archivist or Director of Libraries. This collection should be cited as: Maud Moon Weyerhauser Sanborn Collection, New England Conservatory Archives, Boston, MA.


Scope & Content

This collection includes 22 photographs. Seventeen of these photographs are of conductor Eugene Ormandy, some of these are group photos with the other unidentified people. There are also photos of Lotte Lehmann (one autographed photo and one photo/postcard sent to Mrs. Maud Weyerhaeuser), Serge Koussevitzky (unsigned postcard), three autographed photos of Dimitri Mitropoulos (1 autographed to Mrs. Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser and two others autographed to Mrs. Bruce W. Sanborn). There is one other piece of correspondence, a letter expressing Christmas and New Years wishes to Maud (Mr. and Mrs. Bruce W. Sanborn) from Gretel and Eugene (Ormandy). This card also contains a photo of Ormandy with another man and two women. Perhaps this is Ormandy with Gretel and Mr. and Mrs. (Maud) Sanborn?