Elvera Voth Collection Description

ELVERA VOTH (b. 1923). Papers; 1961-1978. .2 cu.
ft.

Elvera Voth obtained her bachelors degree from Bethel College
in 1946, and her masters degree in Music Education from Northwestern
University in 1948. She came to Alaska in 1961 with the Robert
Shaw Choral for the Alaska Festival of Music, and remained to
assist Anchorage Community College in developing its music program.
She was a member of the faculty at Anchorage Community College
(1962-1976) and the University of Alaska, Anchorage (1977-1979);
the conductor of various music groups including the Anchorage
Community Chorus, the Anchorage Boys Choir, the Alaska Methodist
University Choral, the University of Alaska, Anchorage Choral,
and the University Singers; and the director of the Sunday Afternoon
Concert series at the Anchorage Historical and Fine Arts Museum.

The collection consists of papers relating to Elvera Voth’s
work at Anchorage Community College, Alaska Methodist University,
and the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and with the Sunday Afternoon
Concert series. Included are concert programs, letters of appreciation,
photographs, newspaper clippings, and similar papers.

The collection was presented to the archives by Elvera Voth in 1988.

HMC-0340

Series descriptions:

Series 1. University/Community College Activities; 1961-1978.
.1 cu.ft. Arranged alphabetically.

The series consists of records concerning Elvera Voth’s activities
with the Alaska Methodist University Choral, the University of
Alaska, Anchorage Choral, and the University Singers. Included
are choral programs, letters of appreciation, and clippings.

Series 2. Community Activities; 1972-1975. .1 cu.ft. Arranged
Chronologically.

The series consists of newspaper clippings and programs concerning
the Sunday Afternoon Concert series at the Anchorage Historical
and Fine Arts Museum.

Series 3. Photographs; ca. 1972.

The series consists of photographs of Elvera Voth and the University
Choral.

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