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The Helen Wright Papers

Call Number: MSS 2

Scope and Contents

The Helen Wright Papers consist primarily of correspondence written to Wright by her piano teachers Myra Hess (1890-1965) and Teresa Carreño (1853-1917). The Papers also contain signed photographs of Hess and Carreño, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous items.


  • 1906-1954 (inclusive)


Language of Materials

Materials chiefly in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Papers are open to researchers by appointment. There are no restricted materials in the collection. Please contact the Special Collections staff to schedule an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

The Helen Wright Papers are the physical property of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University. Copyrights belong to the composers and authors, or their legal heirs and assigns.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Helen Wright Papers were established in the Music Library of Yale University by Mrs. Arnold Hall, ca. 1961.


In 4 series as follows: I. Correspondence. II. Miscellaneous items. III. Photographs. IV. Printed matter.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The Helen Wright Papers consist primarily of letters from Myra Hess and Teresa Carreño. They also contain photographs, clippings, and miscellaneous items.

The Helen Wright Papers
Edited Full Draft
Compiled by Dorothée Recordon
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared According To Local Music Library Descriptive Practices
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Gilmore Music Library Repository

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