Series V. Personal papers

Date:
ca. 1927-2008 (bulk 1971-2008)

Extent:
2.75 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

The three subseries comprising d'Harnoncourt's personal papers offer documentation of her family, primarily her parents and Austrian cousins, her education, from grade school to graduate school, and a few of her memories, comprised of several personal items from her childhood and teenage years.

"Family papers and photographs" was created during processing to identify and separate materials pertaining to d'Harnoncourt's family from all other papers she marked as "AdH personal." In various degrees of detail, "Student records" documents d'Harnoncourt's entire formal education from the ages of 6 to 24 and a few of the unique opportunities afforded her at some of the most distinguished schools in the United States and abroad. The schools she attended were the Brearley School, Radcliffe College and the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London. Sketches and poems by d'Harnoncourt, as well as a 1948 Austrian copy of "The Princess and the Pea" comprise the final subseries, "Other materials."