Roslyn Brogue Henning Papers, 1919 -- 1996


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10.8 Cubic Feet

Roslyn Brogue Henning (1919-1981) was a Tufts professor, composer, musician and classics scholar. Henning studied at Drake University and at the University of Chicago, where she received a degree in classics at the age of 19. She continued her education at Radcliffe College earning a M.A. in 1943 and a PhD. from Harvard University in 1947. She married composer Ervin Henning in 1944. She joined the Tufts Department of Classics in 1962 as an associate professor. Henning was also a member of the American Music Center in New York and AFL-CIO Local #9. She played a number of instruments including the harpsichord, piano, and violin and went on to join the Department of Music at Tufts. Henning was well-known locally as a composer, with 26 works to her credit. Her compositions were performed in Boston and New York. In 1965, she was the recipient of the Brookline Library Music Association's composition prize for her String Quartet. Her teaching career at Tufts spanned 13 years, ending with her retirement in 1975.

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