Please note: This is not finished yet; I am adding the best and/or least
obvious sources first.
Also, I have notes from almost all of these
sources, if anyone needs information.
I am slowly adding excerpts to the web.
415 Cherry Street
Mankato, MN 56001
This organization has kept many newspaper clippings, etc., from Clara's
hometown. I owe them a large debt of gratitude for preserving so much information.
Women Song Composers: A Listing of Songs Published in the United States and England, ca. 1890-1930
ASCAP'S Ace on the Web
Newspaper Article (Society Column?), Mankato Free Press?, 1926
I Remember Mankato (article by Ms.
Edwards for Mankato's centenial), Mankato Free Press?, 1952
Newspaper Column by Ken Berg, Mankato Free Press?, 1974
Etude, March 1933, p.148 (Very brief, just a picture and a few
Etude, January 1948, p.24 (An interview with Ms. Edwards)
Obituary: New York Times, Jan. 19 1974, p.34 and Jan. 20 p.57
Obituary: Variety, Jan. 30, 1974, p.62
Songs You Love to Sing. New York?: G. Schirmer, 1931? This is
essentially an advertisement. Thematic catalog of 25 songs, with song text,
small photograph and biographical sketch of composer, musical excerpt.
Brief Mentions in Books
Apel, Paul H. Music of the Americas North and South. New York: Vantage
Press, 1958, p.154
Barnes, E.N.C. American Women in Creative Music: Tuning in on
American Music. Washington D.C.: Music Education Publications, 1936.
Laurence, Anya. Women of Notes: 1000 Women Composers Born Before
1900. New York: Richards Rosen Press Inc., 1978, p.19
Howard, John Tasker. Our American Music. Crowell, 1946, p.627
Encyclopedias / Bibliographies
Norton Groves Dictionary of Women Composers
The New Grove Dictionary of American Music (same article as Norton
Grattan, Virginia L. American Women Songwriters: A Biographical Dictionary.
Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 1993
ASCAP Biographical Dictionary (2nd ed., 1952, has the most information.)
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (4th ed., 1940, has the
The International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians. (9th ed.,
Hixon, Donald L. and Donald A. Hennessee. Women in Music: a
Biobibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1975.
Villamil, Victoria E. A Singer's Guide to the American Art Song 1870 - 1980. The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
Metuchen, N.J., & London 1993.
Lawhon, Sharon Leding. "A Performer's Guide to Selected 20th Century
Sacred Solo Art Songs Composed by Women from the United States of America."
D.M.A. thesis, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1993.