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Peabody Preparatory student records

Identifier: PIRG-07-31

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

The Preparatory student records, 1894-2010, contain information about individuals who studied at the Peabody Preparatory, including their dates of attendance, program of study, instructor, and evaluation.


  • Creation: 1894 - 2010


Conditions Governing Access

hese files contain student records, which are subject to FERPA restrictions, and may be accessed only by the office of creation or by the student for 75 years from the date of last attendance, or until the student is deceased. Contact for more information.

Series 1, subseries 1-2 of this collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact the Peabody Archives for further 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

Organized as the Peabody Graduates School in 1894, the Preparatory was incorporated into the operations of the Conservatory of Music in 1898. The Preparatory has provided instruction in music and dance to members of the community of all ages, including individuals with no prior training.


50 Cubic Feet (58 card file boxes and approximately 40 file drawers)

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The Peabody Preparatory is a community school for music and dance founded in 1894. The Preparatory student records contain documentation of individual students who attended the Preparatory, including what they studied and who taught them.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Multiple transfers from the Preparatory office from approximately 1980 to 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by multiple staff members of the Peabody Archives from approximately 1982-2019.

Guide to the Peabody Institute Preparatory Division student records
Matt Testa
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

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