Dorothy Park

Biographical Note

Dorothy Park was born on January 7, 1893 in Taunton, MA. She was the daughter of Walter Linwood Park, an architect,  and Alice Clark Pierce. She graduated from Taunton Grammar Schools in 1907. She studied organ at NEC with Homer Humphrey and graduated in 1916. She also served as the class secretary.

Physical description

This collection consists of one flat ms box containing one scrapbook and one folder




Access to the Dorothy Park Papers is granted by the 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. This collection should be cited as: NECA 18.22.8. Dorothy Park Papers, New England Conservatory Archives, Boston, MA.

Scope and content

These papers primarily are related to the 25th and 35th reunions of the NEC Class of 1916 (1941 and 1951 respectively). The folder contains correspondence. The scrapbook contains photographs, clippings, flyers, letters, illustrations etc

Folder 1 – Correspondence of:

  • Eva Semple Belding
  • Ruth Russell Chase
  • Mildred Sanders Conrad
  • Jeannette Fisher Davies
  • Stella Durrell
  • Nellie Howden Gates
  • Alice Vernice Gay
  • Countess de Morichard le Fevre de Motagny (formerly Bula Ray Shull)
  • Anna M. Pitman
  • Olive H. Reuton
  • Ellwood S. Roeder
  • Marian Bickford Seaver
  • May Lynch Sheils
  • Louise (C. Titcomb)


  • Photograph of William B. Burbank and description of music instruction program at Brookline Public Schools, MA
  • Photograph, clippings and  other biographical information about Ernest Hays
  • Letter from Margaret Summerhays? (Brigham Young Univ.)
  • Clipping about Louise C. Titcomb
  • Marie Murray (O’Connell), biographical information – one typed page and handwritten card; another letter and concert program, Westwood Women’s Club Chorus
  • Illustrations by Dorothy Park for a book entitled “A Guidebook on Garden Flowers” by Dr. Raymond L. Taylor
  • Flyer for the Dover Church, Dorothy Park, organist
  • Photograph – Woman playing organ (probably Dorothy Park?)