Alinda B. Couper papers
Scope and Contents
The Alinda B. Couper papers, 1901-2000, contain manuscripts and published scores composed by Alinda B. Couper, as well as her notes, composition journals, papers, and photos.
- Creation: 1901 - 2000
- Couper, Alinda B. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for use at the Peabody Archives.
Conditions Governing Use
Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or perform materials in this collection must be submitted in writing to the archivist of the Arthur Friedheim Library.
Biographical / Historical
Alinda Burnham Couper (1901-1989) was born in Little Falls, New York. She graduated from Cornell University in 1923 and received a master’s degree in music composition from Radcliffe College in 1925. She studied harmonic analysis with Nadia Boulanger and taught and composed music, becoming one of the pioneer composers of handbell music and developing a new technique called “four-in-hand.” Couper remained friends with Boulanger and exchanged letters for years after studying with her.
8.42 Cubic Feet (2 record cartons, 1 letter-sized document box, 2 legal-sized document boxes, 13 medium flat boxes (15.5 x 12 x 3 inches; 12.5 x 9.5 x 3 inches), 2 oversize flat boxes (18.5 x 14.5 x 3 inches))
Language of Materials
Alinda Burnham Couper studied harmonic analysis with Nadia Boulanger and taught and composed music, becoming one of the pioneer composers of handbell music and developing a new technique called "four-in-hand." Couper remained friends with Boulanger and exchanged letters for years after studying with her. The Alinda B. Couper papers contain manuscripts and published scores composed by Couper, as well as her notes, composition journals, papers, and photos.
Other Finding Aids
A detailed PDF finding aid exists offline. Please contact the Peabody Archives for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Pamela Stein in 2006.
Processed by Lauren Anderson and Alexandra Patterson in 2015.
- Guide to the Alinda B. Couper papers
- Matt Testa
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