Marie Barker Nelson photograph collection, 1990-1999

Overview of the Collection

Nelson, Marie Barker
Marie Barker Nelson photograph collection
1990-1999 (inclusive)
2 duplicate images in different Chirstmas cards, (1 box)
Collection Number
This collection contains one image of Marie and her sister in front of a stage, probably a symphony stage, in two different Christmas cards
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT

Telephone: 8015818863
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Marie Barker Nelson (b. 1926) grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she studied piano with Becky Almond and Gladys Gladstone. She graduated from the University of Utah with a major in music, and later received a degree from the Yale School of Music where she studied with renown composer Paul Hindemith. She earned her Master of Arts under the guidance of LeRoy Robertson and her Ph.D. under Ramiro Cortés and Vladimir Ussachevsky at the University of Utah. Maurice Abravanel was instrumental in bringing about the first performance of Nelson's tone poem The Medead by the Utah Symphony in 1977. Another work, Once in Israel was premiered by the Pro Musica chorus and orchestra. Among her other works are five musical plays for children which have been performed by the Pioneer Children's Theater, and also two adult musicals, Someone who Cares , and Porter . Her string quartet has been performed at UCLA as well as in Salt Lake City , and she was a first place winner in the Utah State Fair composition competition.

Nelson has composed numerous songs including arrangements of I Wonder and I Wander and Mary's Lullaby , and a commissioned work, Gloria for mixed chorus and organ, all introduced at Pro Musica's Christmas concerts in Salt Lake City. In 1992 she had several performances of her Sonata for Trombone and Piano (at the Contemporary Music Consortium) and a song cycle commissioned by the Salt Lake Vocal Ensemble, entitled Song of the Goddesses . She currently works with Bruce Reich.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains one image of Marie and her sister in front of a stage, probably a symphony stage, in two different Christmas cards

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


By folder.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Marie Barker Nelson Bennett (box 1) in 1997.

Processing Note

Processed by Photo Archives staff in the early 2000s.

Related Materials

Forms part of the Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women's Legacy Archive.

See also the Marie Barker Nelson papers (ACCN 1664).

See also the Marie Barker Nelson audio-visual collection (A0437).

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1 Christmas card with a photo of Marie and her sister in front of a symphony stage

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Composers--Utah
  • Music--Manuscripts--Utah

Personal Names

  • Nelson, Marie Barker--Archives

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographs