Scope and arrangement
The Audrey Marsh Paper consist of personal correspondence, a small collection of newspaper clippings and concert programs, a personal journal from 1991, personal papers for Marsh and her husband, Theodore Monk, and photographs of Marsh, Monk and their daughter Meredith Monk. Correspondence forms the bulk of the collection and consists mostly of fan letters to Marsh in response to her performances on radio. There are also two folders of letters to Marsh from Theodore Monk. The clippings include an article about a Marsh performance in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1934 and an undated article about Marsh’s volunteer activities at a veteran’s hospital in Loma Linda, California, ca. 1980s. Among the concert programs are items from the 1920s featuring Marsh in performance at Temple Israel of Washington Heights, and a 1955 dance program featuring Meredith Monk. The personal papers include contracts and professional membership certificates, as well as a published score autographed for Meredith Monk. The photographs include portraits of Marsh and Meredith Monk, as well as undated photos of Marsh in a recording studio and snapshots of Theodore Monk’s lumber supply business.