Harold Goddard Papers
Scope and Contents
The Harold Goddard Papers includes campus music performance programs, campus publications, correspondence,Lake Tahoe Music Camp material, issues of "Nevada Notes," and newspaper clippings.
- Lake Tahoe Music Camp (Organization)
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Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Violinist Harold "Rusty" Goddard was born in 1924 and obtained a B.A. and M.A. in music from the University of Colorado. He taught at Texas Western College for nine years, where he developed the El Paso, Texas, String Project and was a member of the El Paso and Fresno Symphony Orchestras. He joined the University of Nevada Music Department faculty as an assistant professor in 1959 and founded the Strings Division for the Lake Tahoe Music Camp in 1960, teaching and directing there for many years.
He formed the Bell'Arte Trio (also known as The Faculty Trio and later known as the Argenta Trio) with pianist Ron Williams, also of the Music Department, and cellist Wendell Mordy, the founding Director of the Desert Research Institute. Goddard performed with the Argenta Trio from 1961 until his retirement in 1984. He also served as the University's orchestra conductor and founded the University of Nevada String Project. He started a music education program in the Reno elementary schools and gave string instruction to many pre-college students outside his University duties. He was elected to the Nevada Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi in March 1964.
Goddard died in 2006.
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Violinist Harold "Rusty" Goddard was born in 1924 and obtained a B.A. and M.A. in music from the University of Colorado. The collection includes campus music performance programs, campus publications, correspondence, Lake Tahoe Music Camp material, issues of "Nevada Notes," and newspaper clippings.
Arranged into the following series: 1) Correspondence; 2) Lake Tahoe Music Camp; 3) Music Department Performances; 4) Publications; 5) Newspaper Clippings
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Virginia Goddard in October 2014.
- 16 duplicate newspaper clippings and performance programs
- Argenta Trio
- Bell’Arte Trio (Reno, Nev.)
- Camps -- Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)
- Goddard, Harold, 1924-2006
- Lake Tahoe Music Camp
- Music -- 20th century
- Music -- Nevada -- Reno
- Musicians -- Nevada
- Universities and colleges -- Nevada -- Reno -- Faculty
- University of Nevada, Reno. Department of Music
- University of Nevada, Reno. Faculty Trio
- University of Nevada. Faculty Trio
- Guide to the Harold Goddard Papers
- Betty Glass
- January 22, 2015
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