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From Donald Krummel

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Your sad news, Marianna, brings back ancient memories. --of Kitty’s role in the founding of SAM when it was still the Sonneck Society, working with Irv Lowens and a handful of folks who had faith in the viability of an organization that did what neither the American Musicological Society or the Music Library Association could quite do. --of her early work with Carolyn Rabson in founding the Hymn Tune Index. (I think it was all on punched cards in those days!!), heading up to publications by University Music Editions in 1980 and in the MLA Index & Bibliography Series in 1981. (Much of this is nicely documented in Dale Cockrell’s website on American Vernacular Music Manuscripts.) --of her folk dancing enthusiasm (amazing for a person who was not small, and particularly unsetting to those of us who resented all forms of physical exertion). Kitty, you were a wonderful force!

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