Jean Lunn (1933-2015)
Singer, translator, editor, and poet Jean Williams Lunn was interested in music from an early age and was accepted into Boston's Chorus Pro Musica when she was seventeen. She attended Buckingham and Shady Hill Schools in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Winsor School in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from Radcliffe College (A.B. 1955). She also studied voice at the New England Conservatory of Music and at Mannes College of Music. From the early 1950s to the early 1970s she gave concerts at venues in Boston and Cambridge, New York City, and other cities in the eastern United States. In the late 1950s, she joined the choir of King's Chapel in Boston, where she sang under the direction of organist and choral director Daniel Pinkham. She also undertook some clerical and editorial work for him, in addition to working as a translator and music editor for a number of music publishers. The collection consists primarily of Lunn's personal and professional correspondence, with much of the latter focused on her singing career. Other materials include programs for her concerts; poetry and prose by Lunn (as well as some poetry by others); and more.