Anne E. Pierce Papers
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Anne E. Pierce, 1918
Photo: Frederick W. Kent collection
Scope and Contents
The Anne E. Pierce papers include musical programs of her vocal performances, 1913-1928. Correspondence regarding radio broadcast performances is dated 1924 and 1925.
Anne Elise Pierce was born March 14, 1890 in Saginaw, Michigan. She had a sister, Bessie Louise Pierce. Ms. Pierce received her B.M. (Bachelor of Music) degree in 1920 from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Illinois. She received her B.A. from the State University of Iowa in 1927. In 1928 she took the M.M. (Master of Music) degree from the American Conservatory of Music. She took the M.A. degree from Columbia University in New York in 1930. The American Conservatory of Music awarded her the honorary doctor of music degree in 1950.
Ms. Pierce served as assistant to the voice teacher at Iowa State Teachers College (later University of Northern Iowa) from 1914 to 1917. She taught music at the State University of Iowa Experimental Schools, 1917-1919. She was professor of voice at the Cornell College Conservatory of Music, 1919-1923. She returned to the S.U.I. Experimental Schools in 1926 as assistant professor and head. She was promoted to associate professor in 1939. During summer sessions from 1938 to 1946 she was visiting professor of music education at Northwestern University. Ms. Pierce retired in 1955.
Many of her publications focused on voice and music instruction at the elementary school level. Her performances were broadcast on Iowa City radio station WHAA (later WSUI) on July 29, 1924, and on WSUI on December 21, 1925. Anne E. Pierce died July 10, 1967.
[D. Anderson; 01/2008]
Folder, "Pierce, Anne E.," Faculty and Staff Vertical Files collection (RG 01.15.03)
Records of the University Schools (RG 09.07)
Folder, "Pierce, Bessie Louise," Faculty and Staff Vertical Files collection (RG 01.15.03)
Papers of Bessie Louise Pierce, University of Chicago Library
Box Contents List
Order form for book by Pierce and Liebling, 1937
Music performance programs, Cornell College, 1918-1928
Cornell Music Festival program, May 1923
Cornell College Bulletin: The Conservatory of Music, 1921-1922
First Methodist Episcopal Church service programs, 1913, 1926
Press reviews, n.d.
Correspondence about radio WHAA (later WSUI) performances, 1924-1925
Grinnell School of Music program featuring George L. and Alma F. Pierce, 1909
Waverly High School graduation program of Bessie Louise Pierce, 1905
Card to Anne, "Merry Xmas," with tracing of Bessie's foot, 1893