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William H. Reese papers

 Collection
Identifier: HCS-001-016

Scope and Contents

The collection contains William Reese's letters from and to Glee Club Members, a brochure of a Glee Club Alumni concert in honor of Reese and Haverford College Glee Club songbook edited by Reese.

Dates

  • 1947 - 1989

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Biographical / Historical

William Heartt Reese was born in New York, the son of Arthur and Harriet (Smith) Reese. He graduated from Amherst College and earned a master's degree in music from Columbia University, a doctorate in music from the University of Berlin, and a degree in conducting from Musik Hochshule.

Dr. Reese was a professor of music at Haverford College for 28 years, between 1947 and 1976. While living in Haverford, he founded and conducted the Philadelphia Chamber Chorus and also conducted the Bethlehem Bach Choir in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and was also a conductor for Haverford College's Glee Club Orchestra.

Reese married Dora (Fischer) Reese in 1965. He died on March 22, 2006, in West Hartford, Connecticut. The William Heartt Reese Music Fund at Haverford College was established in 1977 in his honor.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

The collection contains William Reese's letters from and to Glee Club Members, a brochure of a Glee Club Alumni concert in honor of Reese and Haverford College Glee Club songbook edited by Reese.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically and thematically.

Processing Information

Processed by Alexandra Horkava, completed December 2019
Title
William H. Reese papers
Author
Alexandra Horkava
Date
December, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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