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Edward T. Cone and Frances A. Kleeman Correspondence


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Frances Alice Kleeman (1918-2009) was an educator and translator. Born in New York City, she earned a bachelor's degree in music at Barnard College in 1938, and in 1940, a master's degree in music and musicology from Columbia University. She began her career in 1940 teaching music at Miss Fine's School in Princeton, N.J., which is likely where she met Edward T. Cone, a composer and faculty member at Princeton University. She taught music, German, and French at various schools from Baltimore, M.D. and Philadelphia, P.A. to Yokohama, Japan until her retirement in 1980.

Consists almost entirely of personal correspondence from Edward Cone to Frances Kleeman, with only one or two letters from other correspondents. There are a few newspaper clippings, event programs, articles, photographic prints, and one offprint of an article written by Edward Cone for the American Scholar that were shared as enclosures in the correspondence. There is a small amount of material relating to Edward Cone's passing, his estate, a scholarship that was set up in his name, and a donation given in his memory.

Materials are arranged in the order in which they were received.

Gift of Deborah Frank in December 2023 (AM 2024-038).

This collection was processed by Amy C. Vo in 2023. Finding aid written by Amy C. Vo in 2023.

No materials were removed from the collection during 2023 processing.

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Edward T. Cone and Frances A. Kleeman Correspondence , 1954-2008. 0.2 linear feet.
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0.2 linear feet

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