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Roslyn Brogue Henning Papers

Call Number: MS077

Scope and Contents

This collection contains original compositions by Tufts faculty member Roslyn Brogue Henning, scrapbooks from 1919 to 1965, containing concert programs, diary entries, clippings and photographs, as well as a file of personal and Tufts related correspondence. The collection consists of sheet music, some printed and some handwritten in a box called "Manuscripts."


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1950 -- 1960
  • Creation: 1919 -- 1996


Language of Materials



This collection is open for research. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact DCA for further details.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Biographical / Historical

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.


144.57 Linear Feet (12 oversize boxes, 1 letter size document box, 1 record carton )


This collection is organized in one series.

Processing Information

Henning's vertical file was added to the collection in March 2014.

Processing status

This collection is partially processed.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States