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Sturm, Virginia Dadswell (1893 (date of birth) - 1977 (date of death))



  • Existence: 1893 (date of birth) - 1977 (date of death) - 1977


Born in 1893, Virginia Dadswell Sturm was a music editor, critic, writer, researcher, lecturer and performer. She devoted years of research on the glass harmonica, ranging from the invention of the instrument, related musical compositions, and associated musicians. Sturm died in 1977; two years later, her glass harmonica was acquired by the Corning Museum of Glass.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Virginia Dadswell Sturm Collection on the Glass Harmonica

Identifier: MS-0148
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of documents surrounding Virginia Dadswell Sturm's research about, ownership of, and performances on an early 19th century glass harmonica. Materials are divided into four series:

(1) Correspondence and Research Materials, 1924-1976

(2) Photographic Materials and Printing Plates, Undated

(3) Sheet Music, Circa 1940-1950

(4) Personal Materials, 1944-1977

Dates: 1926-1977