Sara Holroyd World War II and George Peabody College for Teachers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0654

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content Note

This small collection (.42 linear feet ) contains letters, programs, and newspaper clippings collected by Sara Holroyd, a 1946 graduate of George Peabody College for Teachers. (Peabody merged Vanderbilt University in 1979.). Ms. Holroyd was a student leader and a musician while at Peabody, and many of the programs feature her as a student musician. This collection also chronicles the end of WWII and activities at Peabody College during that time.

Dates

  • multiple

Language of Materials

English

Biographical Note

Sara Holroyd , from Selma, Alabama, came to Peabody to study music. While a student at George Peabody College for Teachers she was awarded many honors and was elected President of the Student Body and “Miss Peabody” in her senior year. She was a member of the college choir, orchestra, and band, and sang with the Peabody Madrigalians. She graduated in 1946. In 1951 she received a M.A. from Columbia, and afterwards she had a career in education as a Professor of Music at the University of Kentucky at Lexington.

Sara Holroyd still lives in Lexington, Kentucky, and her interview for the Vandy Goes to War World War II Remembered Oral History Project is included in that important archive of Vanderbilt’s history.

Extent

.42 Linear Feet

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives
Title
Finding Aid for the Sara Holroyd World War II and George Peabody College for Teachers Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Molly Dohrmann
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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