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Adelina Carola Appleton Papers

Call Number: MSS 128

Scope and Contents

The collection consists mainly of musical manuscripts by Adelina Carola Appleton. It also includes music by others (including Appleton's mother, Carol Wardwell Lippmann) and miscellaneous other materials.


  • 1890-1921


Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is 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 Adelina Carola Appleton 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

Gift of Wardwell Leo.


Series I. Music. Series II. Miscellaneous.


4.5 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL


Music and other materials by Adelina Carola Appleton (1886-1958).

Biographical / Historical

Adelina Carola Appleton (also known as Adeline Carola Appleton or Adelina Carole Appleton) was born in Waverly, Iowa in 1886. She studied music with her mother, at Wisconsin College in Milwaukee, and with Benjamin Blodgett and Carl Eppert. She is best known for her opera about the Salem witch trials, "The Witches' Well" (two of Appleton's own relatives were executed in Salem), for her "Commandos Symphony," which was performed by Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony, and for her symphony "The Phantom." She died in New York in 1958.

Register to the Adelina Carola Appleton Papers
Compiled by Tuesday Rupp
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Gilmore Music Library Repository

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