Wrancher, Elizabeth mss., 1943-2002

Papers of Elizabeth Ann Wrancher, 1943-2002, at the Lilly Library, Indiana University

Finding aid created by Ava Dickerson

Creator: Wrancher, Elizabeth, 1930-
Title: Wrancher, Elizabeth mss.
Collection No.: LMC 2856
Dates: 1943-2002

Quantity: 18 Boxes

Abstract: The Wrancher, Elizabeth mss., 1943-2002, consist of correspondence, photographs, printed material, and personal ephemera related to opera singer Elizabeth Wrancher.
Location: ALF (Auxiliary Library Facility)
Language: English .
Repository: Lilly Library
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500
Business Number: 812-855-2452
URL: https://libraries.indiana.edu/lilly-library

Biographical Note

Elizabeth Ann Wrancher, 1930-2012, was a music educator and opera singer from Indianapolis, Indiana. After receiving her Bachelor of Music at Indiana University in 1955, Wrancher traveled to Germany as a Fulbright Scholar and continued to perform as a lyric dramatic soprano throughout Europe for the next 13 years. Wrancher was the first American to win first prize in the International Music Contest. In 1968, she joined the voice faculty at the University of South Florida, leaving in 1974 to join the faculty and develop the vocal program at University of Central Florida. Wrancher also worked as a consultant for Disney World from 1987 to her death.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of reviews, recital recordings, dialogue scripts, and other materials related to Elizabeth Wrancher's opera career. Also included are photo albums, negatives, and costume photos, as well as correspondence (both personal and professional). A sizeable collection of personal ephemera, including Fulbright Scholar materials, medals, yearbooks, journals, and a black dress, complete the collection.


The collection is arranged following original order.


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Preferred Citation

[Item], Wrancher, Elizabeth mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift: 2014