An Inventory of Her Papers, 1903-2014, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
Imelda Delgado is a pianist and music educator in Corpus Christi, Texas, who is the daughter of composer/pianist/band leader Narciso Delgado. Born in McAllen, Texas, Imelda is the first member of her family to attend college. She earned an Associate of Arts from Del Mar College, Bachelor of Music Performance from University of Texas in Austin, and the Master of Music and Doctor of Music in Piano Performance from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Her tribute, "An Intimate Portrait of Sidney Foster...Pianist/Mentor" was published by Hamilton Books in 2013.
Imelda has taught in Missouri, Vermont, and Texas and has toured in the United States, Mexico, England, Italy, and Switzerland. Her recordings are with Protone and Boston Records in collaboration with David Aguilar, flutist, and oboist Evelyn McCarty.
Most of the material is regarding the career of Narciso Delgado, especially the legal battles over copyright to the Mexican bolero, "Nochecita." One self-published book of all pertinent documents and autographed photographs from entertainers who worked with and performed the music of Narciso, such as Lydia Mendoza and Emilio Caceres. The collection is in good condition and is part of the Crossroads of Music archive.
The collection is open for research. Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law. Audio and visual recordings may need to be reformatted prior to use and require advance notice to the Reference Librarian.
Imelda Delgado Papers, 1903-2014, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas