- Crane, Helen C
- Call number
- JPB 83-170
- Physical description
- 4.62 cubic ft.
- Materials in English
- Preferred Citation
Helen Crane papers, Music Division, The New York Public Library
- Music Division
- Access to materials
- Some collections held by the Dance, Music, Recorded Sound, and Theatre Divisions at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts are held off-site and must be requested in advance. Please check the collection records in the NYPL's online catalog for detailed location information. For general guidance about requesting offsite materials, please consult: https://www.nypl.org/about/locations/lpa/requesting-archival-materials
Helen Crane, composer and pianist, was born in New York in 1868. While in New York, she studied with German composers Philip and Xaver Scharwenka, and later moved to Berlin (1906-1917). Her composition Elegy for violoncello and pianoforte, op. 57 (1919) received an award from the National Federation of Music Clubs in 1944. The collection consists chiefly of manuscript music scores. A small group of other papers includes correspondence, ephemera, a catalogue of compositions, and programs for concerts of Helen Crane's works at the Mozartem Salzburg in 1928 and 1930.
Using the collection
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498