Interview with Stephen Foster expert and curator Fletcher Hodges (1959)

Date: October 5, 1959

Source: S2043 , 00061

Type: Sound

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  • One reel to reel recording. Fletcher Hodges, Jr., who was the curator of Stephen Foster Hall at the University of Pittsburgh, and author of a Foster biography. Hodges was a native of Indiana, where he was asked in 1932 to curate the Eli Lilly and Co.'s collection of Stephen Foster materials (20,000 items). He moved with the collection to the University of Pittsburgh in 1937. He also assisted in the creation of the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs. He retired in 1982. His wife Peggy was also a children's author and teller of folktales.

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