Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Edith Gutierrez Collection MSS.1316

Descriptive Summary

Creator Gutierrez, Edith
Title: Edith Gutierrez Collection
Dates: 1907-1996
Identification: MSS.1316
Quantity: 2.75 Linear feet, 3 document boxes, 1 flat box, 1 small box
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note

Edith Gutierrez comes from a musical family, and has taught music for much of her life. Both her parents were musicians, and her daughter, Pauline Oliveros, is a world-famous composer. She has lived in Houston her entire life, and has been deeply involved in the Houston music scene. Her late husband, Patricio Gutierrez, played the piano professionally for many years.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence of Edith Gutierrez, her mother, Pauline Gribbin, her grandmother, Pauline Viglini, and other family members. There are assorted items collected by Edith Gutierrez throughout her life, including poetry that she wrote and items she acquired on trips to various places. There is also information pertaining to her daughter, Pauline Oliveros.



This collection is arranged chronologically, and by subject.


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Index Terms

Gutierrez, Edith
Oliveros, Pauline, 1932-
Music Teachers--Texas--Houston
Women Music Teachers--Texas--Houston
Women Musicians--Texas--Houston

Related Material

This collection is a companion collection to MSS 1308, the Pauline Oliveros Papers, and to SC 1309, the Patricio Gutierrez Collection. Please click on the links below to view the related finding aids.

MSS 1308, Pauline Oliveros Papers

SC 1310, Patricio Gutierrez Collection

OH 293, Patricio Gutierrez Oral History Interview

RG 1307, Houston Music Teachers Association Collection

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edith Gutierrez Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by: Edith Gutierrez.

Detailed Description of the Collection



Box Folder
1 1 Gribbin family correspondence, 1907-1929
2 Correspondence, 1930-1937
11 Correspondence, 1962
3 Correspondence, 1942-1945
4 Correspondence, 1949
5 Correspondence, 1950
6 Correspondence, 1951
7 Correspondence, 1952-1955
8 Correspondence, 1958
9 Correspondence, 1959
10 Correspondence, 1961
12 Correspondence, 1963
13 Correspondence, 1964-1965
14 Correspondence, 1967-1969
15 Correspondence, 1970-1974
16 Correspondence, 1975-1978
17 Correspondence, 1991-1996
18 Correspondence, unknown dates



Box Folder
2 1 Article on Edith Gutierrez
2 Newspaper clippings
3 Family information
4 W.H. Gribbin materials
5 Pauline Oliveros baby book
6 Pauline Oliveros autograph book, 1944
7 Pauline Oliveros autograph book, 1944-1945
8 Pauline Oliveros materials
9 Pauline Oliveros Junior High School Yearbook, 1945-1946
10 Drawings
11 Notebook with poetry of Edith Gutierrez
12 Better Verse; poetry magazine
13 Materials relating to correspondence course in poetry taken by Edith Oliveros
14 “Handbook of Pi Mu”
15 Copyright forms for music composed by Edith Gutierrez
16 Art Publication Society materials
17 Johnny Oliveros school materials
18 Notes from compositions by Edith Gutierrez
19 ASCAP materials
20 Speech delivered by Edith Gutierrez on trip to Germany, 1977
21 Miscellaneous brochures
22 Concert programs
23 Tourist brochures
24 Postcards Folder
25 Miscellaneous
26 Manuscript dated June 9, 1933

3 Photographs

4 Scrapbooks

5 Cassette tapes of interview with Edith Gutierrez, dated March 22, 1996