Roberts, Helen H. (Helen Heffron), 1888-1985Variant names
Roberts (1888-1985) was an ethnomusicologist and a pioneer in ethnographic field documentation.
From the description of Helen Heffron Roberts collection, 1929-1949. (Museum of New Mexico Library). WorldCat record id: 37992655
Helen Heffron Roberts was a songwriter.
From the description of Songs, 1935-1955, of the Nootka Indians of Western Vancouver Island. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173466206
From the guide to the Songs, 1935-1955, of the Nootka Indians of Western Vancouver Island, 1935-1955, (American Philosophical Society)
Helen Heffron Roberts, ethnomusicologist, was born in Chicago on June 12, 1888. She studied at the Chicago Musical College (1907-1909) and the American Conservatory of Music (1910-1911). Roberts continued her studies at Columbia University from 1916 to 1919, and received an M.A. in 1919. After doing fieldwork in Jamaica (1920-1921), she worked in Hawaii (1923-1924), northern and southern California (1926-1928), and in the Rio Grande pueblos (1930). Roberts was an assistant (1924-1925) and a research assistant (1925-1936) in anthropology at Yale. She was founder and later secretary (1934-1937) of the American Society for Comparative Music. In 1936, when financial support for her work was discontinued, Roberts left her musical research, and later became a nationally known gardening specialist.
From the description of Helen Heffron Roberts papers, 1870-1982 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702169711
From the guide to the Helen Heffron Roberts papers, 1870-1982, (Manuscripts and Archives)
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|associatedWith||Speck, Frank Gouldsmith, 1881-1950||person|
|associatedWith||Swadesh, Morris, 1909-1967.||person|
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|Taos Pueblo (N.M.)|
|San Felipe (N.M.)|
|Santa Clara Pueblo (N.M.)|
|Tesuque Pueblo (N.M.)|
|San Ildefonso (N.M.)|
|Indians of North America--Languages|
|Indians of North America--Music|