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Guide to the Elizabeth (Beth) York Papers, 1970-1998

Abstract

Musician and music therapist.

Collection includes manuscripts, sound recordings, and photographs from York's music career, with materials from her participation at the 1986 International Music Festival; press kits with photographs and reviews of her music; contracts and agreements from Ladyslipper Inc.; and materials relating to her album Transformations, released in 1985.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
York, Beth.
Title
Elizabeth York papers 1970-1998
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet, 900 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection includes manuscripts, sound recordings, and photographs from York's music career, with materials from her participation at the 1986 International Music Festival; press kits with photographs and reviews of her music; contracts and agreements from Ladyslipper Inc.; and materials relating to her album Transformations, released in 1985.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Original audio materials are CLOSED to use. Please contact the Rubenstein Library in advance if you are interested in hearing this material.

Anima Rising, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978-1985

Separated recordings are in Box 2.

Box 1
First National Congress of Women in Music, March 1981
Box 1
Aurora, 1987-1988

Includes cassette tape.

Box 1
Artist correspondence, 1983-1988
Box 1
Collaborations with Kay Gardner (letters and scores), 1985-1998
Box 1
International Women's Music Festival correspondence, Israel, 1986-1988
(2 folders and 1 t-shirt)
Box 1
Investor letters, 1983-1985
Box 1
Kay Gardner memorials
Box 1
Ladyslipper, Inc., 1985-1986

Includes contract, promotions, reports, and 1 cassette tape.

Box 1
Miscellaneous artist contracts, 1985
Box 1
Miscellaneous performances, 1982-1987
Box 1
Miscellaneous therapy workshops, early vita, and letters, 1970-1988
Box 1
Performance contacts, 1983-1987
Box 1
Photographs and pictures from concerts, promotions, and rehearsals
Box 1
Miscellaneous photographs and negatives, 1978-1985
Box 1
Press kit materials, 1985
Box 1
Projects and grant proposals, 1979-1987
Box 1
Southern Arts (media and education project) concert, 1989 October 21
Box 1
Transformations, first concerts, 1981-1983
Box 1
Transformations, Ladyslipper, 1985-1986
Box 1
Transformations, reviews and articles, 1983-1987
Box 1
Women's music business, 1984-1986
Box 1
Test presses of records (3 records)
Box 2
Transformations title drafts and notes
Box 2

Historical Note

Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) York (b. 1949) is a Board Certified Music Therapist as well as a musician and performer. Originally from South Carolina, she graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Music degree in music therapy in 1972. She later earned her Ph.D. in music education from the University of Miami. Throughout the 1980s, she worked as a performer, a music therapist in various mental health centers, and a music instructor. Her first commercial recording, Transformations, was distributed by Ladyslipper beginning in 1985, and was nominated by the National Association of Independent Record Distributors as a "Best New Age Recording."

More recently, York has served as director of the music therapy program at Utah State University, and is currently the chair of music education and therapy at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Ladyslipper, Inc. Records (Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Elizabeth York Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Elizabeth York Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, Cindy Abello, February 2011

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, February 2011

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

Accessions in this collection: 2010-0204