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Adele Meade papers

Identifier: PIMS-0037

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Scope and Contents

The Adele Meade papers (1905-1965) contain photographs and personal papers. Series 1 includes various photographs of Meade, her family, friends, and students. A scrapbook put together during one of Meade’s trips to Germany can also be found. The book includes various concert programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, and Meade’s passport.

Series 2 contains personal papers including notes relating to music education, correspondence, newspaper clippings, poems, and programs from her student’s recitals.


  • Creation: 1905 - 1965


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for use at the Peabody Archives. Contact for more information.

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

Adele Meade was a popular teacher and violinist in the Baltimore area. She was born in Louisville, Ky., in 1883 to Caroline Meade, a poet. Adele was an avid traveler, spending much of her life in various parts of Europe. While traveling, she attended many operas and concerts. She studied music in Boston and New York and later studied for five years under Suramann, concert violinist of Vienna, and two years under Emil Mahr, principal of the violin department at the New England Conservatory of Music.

She was later named the assistant superintendent of the normal department at the New England Conservatory for one year. Shortly after, she became director of the violin and stringed instrument department at Liberty Ladies College.

Meade also taught violin for several years, putting on recitals and advertising them in local newspapers. She was an active member of the Baltimore Teachers Association until her death in 1966.


0.76 Cubic Feet (1 large flat box, 1 medium flat box, 1 half-size letter box)

Language of Materials



Adele Meade was a teacher and violinist in the Baltimore area. Her papers include photographs, a scrapbook, and personal papers primarily relating to her teaching career.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Margaret Wiest, in memory of James Bradley Wiest, in 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Ming-hsuan Grace Tsai in 2015.

Guide to the Adele Meade papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

Peabody Institute
1 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore MD 21202 USA