Scope and Contents
The collection includes correspondence and other materials documenting Lee Goebel's studies as a student at the Yale School of Music. The bulk of the collection comprises letters from Goebel to her mother while Goebel attended the Yale School of Music from 1941 to 1946. Her letters describe her social life and studies, which included English, dictation, voice, and the history of music. The collection also includes twenty-eight photographs of Goebel and her associates, concert programs, and biographical material about Goebel compiled by Joel Helander.
- Majority of material found within 1941-1946
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright has been transferred to Yale University for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lee Goebel, 2019.
The papers are arranged under four headings: Goebel materials compiled by Joel Helander; Correspondence; Photographs; Documents pertaining to Ralph Kirkpatrick.
3 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
The Lee Goebel papers contain over six hundred letters among Lee Goebel and her friends and family. The papers also include twenty-eight photographs of Goebel and her associates and information on Goebel compiled by Joel Helander.
Biographical / Historical
Leona "Lee" Goebel was born on July 12, 1923 in Morristown, New Jersey, to Leona Goebel and Gordon Goebel. As a child, Goebel received her nickname in order to distinguish her from her mother, Leona Goebel, and her maternal grandmother, Leona Timmons. Goebel graduated from Yale College in 1946 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. After graduating from Yale, Goebel traveled to Europe to continue her studies in music. Goebel toured throughout Europe, studying opera, choral music, and piano, and traveled to Salzburg, Austria; Frankfurt, Germany; Rome, Italy; and Basel, Switzerland. Goebel performed with the Basel Opera from 1957 until 1960, when she returned to Yale for graduate studies.Though Goebel began her graduate coursework at Yale, she transferred to Columbia University and continued her education there from 1963 to 1967. In 1967, she completed her dissertation and earned a PhD in English and Comparative Literature. After earning her doctorate, Goebel continued to contribute to academia, as she lectured at Western Michigan University, the University of North Carolina, Sacred Heart University, and finally, at Yale University for four years.
- Guide to the Lee Goebel Papers
- compiled by Emily Komornik
- August 2019
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.