Margaret Saunders Ott Papers, 1935-2008  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ott, Margaret Saunders
Title
Margaret Saunders Ott Papers
Dates
1935-2008 (inclusive)
1935-1999 (bulk)
Quantity
4 cu. ft.
Collection Number
General Collection N-3-O
Summary
This file defines the distinguished professional career of Margaret Saunders Ott, Professor of Music, from childhood to and beyond retirement. Included are cassette and videotapes of piano performances of Dr. Ott and her students, scrapbooks, and snapshots.
Repository
Whitworth University Archives
Whitworth University Archives
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA
99251
Telephone: 509-777-4751
jhauck@whitworth.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.

Languages
Materials are in English.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Margaret Saunders Ott, pianist, lecturer, and teacher, was born on July 18, 1920 in Fairfield, Washington. She married James Franklin Ott (a farm implement dealer in Fairfield, and a distinguished member of the Whitworth College Board of Trustees). Ott has been involved in teaching piano music most of her life. She began giving private piano lessons at age 11, and entered the University of Washington at age 16. She received her Master’s Degree in Piano from the Julliard School of Music in New York City. She was a member of the Whitworth Music department for 25 years, retiring in 1985. Whitworth College conferred on her the title Whitworth Honorary Professor Emeritus of Music. Ott was Visiting Professor of Music at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand during the 1990-1991 academic year. A number of her students have gone on to distinguished careers as professional musicians.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

General and scrapbooks: box 1-2; photographs: box 2; cassette tapes: box 3; videotapes: box 4.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

From the Margaret Saunders Ott Papers located in the Whitworth University Archives, Spokane, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Introductory MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
1/1
Introduction and Inventory

GeneralReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/2
Professor of Music
1960-1982
1/3
Biography
1/4-13
Calendars
1958-1960; 1968-1970; 1970-1972; 1976; 2008
1/14
Correspondence, professional
1/15
Correspondence, Family
1/16
Music, Miscellaneous Compositions
1/17
Music: “A Study of Bach’s Melody”
1/18
Music Writing Book
1/19
Newspaper Clippings
1/20
Performances, Student
1/21
Piano Recitals
1/22
Publication: “Speaking from Experience” (with Biography)
1997
1/23
Publications
1/24
“Tribute to the Lindamans”
Feb. 10, 1980
1/25
Workshops
1965; 1973; 1976; 1979
1/26—28
Scrapbooks
1935; 1936-1937; 1936-1943
1/29
Scrapbook with Student Portraits
1940-1943; 1972
1/30
Scrapbook, Miscellaneous
1940-1966
1/31-32
Scrapbooks, Caribbean Cruise
1957
2/1
Scrapbook
1958-1961
2/2
Scrapbook (Includes uncorrected thesis.)
1964
2/3
Scrapbook: 50th Wedding Anniversary
1919-1969
2/4
Scrapbook: Switzerland Tour
1970-1976
2/5
Scrapbook, Family, Unidentified
1974
2/6
Scrapbook: 35th Wedding Anniversary
May 25, 1979
2/7-8
Scrapbooks
1981
2/9
Scrapbook: Miscellaneous Snapshots of Family
1990

Photographs and SnapshotsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/10
Margaret Saunders Ott
2/11
Visit with Saisaree Chutikul
Jan. 17, 1993
2/12
Thailand Trip
1993
2/13
Thailand Trip
1990-1991
2/14
Travel; Thailand
1972
2/15
75th Birthday Party
May 24, 1990
2/16
Jimmy Ott’s Wedding

Cassette TapesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
3/1
Piano Performances: A – B
3/2
Ibid: C – D
3/3
Ibid: Steve Drury
3/4
Ibid : E – H
3/5
Ibid : J – K
3/6
Ibid: Thiwengkorn Lilit
3/7
Ibid: M – O
3/8
Ibid : Margaret Saunders Ott
3/9
Ibid : P – R
3/10
Ibid : R --S
3/11
Ibid : T
3/12
Ibid: Thai Music 1
3/13
Ibid : Thai Music 2

VideotapesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder /

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/1
R.D.T.: “Applaud”, “96”
4/2
KSPS: “Keys of Inspiration”
4/3
Bela Fleck/Edgar Meyer: “Ostinato: Walking Music for Two”
4/4
Spokane String Quartet with Margaret Ott
Nov. 4, 1988
4/5
1. Ott: “Recital Preparation”; 2. Ott: “Getting Your Act Together”
1996
4/6
“Master Lessons on Favorite Piano Pieces”
1987
4/7
Kenneth Drake, Guest Artist, Milialani Elementary School, Ne Mea Hiokani Pilao Hawaii: “My Tribute,” 25th Anniversary Luau Celebration in Honor of Eileen Hirata
July 27, 1996
4/8
Ming and Spain Wedding
Dec. 28, 1996
4/9
Helen Casey, EWU Graduation Recital
1999
4/10
“Video Heritage,” Master Tapes
June 8, 1999
4/11
Margaret Ott: “My Joyful Noise”
June 9, 1999
4/12
Hesla
Feb. 9, 2003

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Ott, Margaret Saunders--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Whitworth College