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Papers of Miriam Hyde, 1930-1996 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2622064
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Hyde, Miriam, 1913-2005
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1930-1996] 
5.55 m. (10 archives boxes) + 4 boxes + 7 folio boxes. 
Summary

The two main components of the collection comprise original musical scores written by Hyde and 166 detailed letters she wrote to her family while studying at the Royal College of Music in London (1932-1935). There are several files of general correspondence from members of the music profession or relating to it. Individual correspondents include Edgar Bainton, John Carmichael, Selma Epstein, David Galliver, Ruth Gipps, Hilary and Charles Groves, Rex Hobcroft, Gordon Jacob, Derek Jones, Max Keogh, David Lockett, Mary Mageau, Joseph Rezits, Peter Sculthorpe, Victor Sangiorgio and Kendall Taylor.

Organisational correspondents include the Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australian Music Examiners Board, Canberra School of Music, Music Teachers' Association and the National Film and Sound Archive. There are also notebooks containing drafts of Hyde's poetry, a detailed journal kept by Hyde on board ship while travelling from Adelaide to London (1932) and correspondence with Currency Press regarding the publication of her autobiography Complete accord. The 2021 consignment comprises correspondence between Miraiam Hyde and her husband Marcus Edwards, including during their courtship and engagement and when Edwards was a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II plus travel diaries and music scores.

Biography/History

Composer, musician and poet. Further biographical information available at: https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-642641

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 5260.

Associated materials: Correspondence of Miriam Hyde, 1997-2004 MS 9943.

MS 5260 copy Selected item(s) also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-144170660

Related Material Miriam Hyde interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 1/847-848.  Miriam Hyde interviewed by Larry Sitsky; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 2559. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia, D910.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online. 
Subjects Hyde, Miriam, 1913-2005 -- Archives.  |  Composers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Women composers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Pianists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Music -- Australia -- 20th century.
Time Coverage 1930-1996 
Occupation Composers.  |  Pianists.  |  Poets.

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