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Celebrating Women's History Month


Frances T. Densmore (1867-1957)
In 1924, Oberlin College awarded her an honorary M.A. degree


Ethnomusicologist Frances Theresa Densmore studied at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music from 1884 to 1887.
She worked for 50 years in association with the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology to document the music of Native Americans.
She recorded Native American songs, collected musical instruments, and wrote about the music of the Sioux, Yuma, Pawnee, and other tribes.

See Frances T. Densmore's finding guide for more information



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