Charlotte B. Hegyi Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony Materials

MC 2147

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University of Arkansas Libraries

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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Katrina Windon, 2016.

Finding aid is written in English.

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Descriptive Summary

Hegyi, Charlotte B.
Charlotte B. Hegyi Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony Materials
Inclusive Dates
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MC 2147
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Charlotte B. Hegyi Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony Materials were donated to the Special Collections Department by Charlotte B. Hegyi of Geneva, New York, on July 14, 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in November 2016.

Preferred Form of Citation

Charlotte B. Hegyi Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony Materials (MC 2147), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Charlotte Ann Barrier Hegyi was born January 7, 1928, to Mike and Eppie Barrier of Lubbock, Texas. She graduated from McGill University in 1951 with a Bachelor of Music and a Licentiate in Piano. On August 27, 1953, she married Julius Hegyi, a violinist and conductor. From 1953-1956, the two served on the faculty at the Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony (IPFAC) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, where they also performed as part of the Heygi Trio (along with Martha McCrory). After leaving IPFAC, the Hegyis helped to establish the Sewanee Summer Music Center in Sewanee, Tennessee. In 1988, Hegyi began studying library science at Simmons University, and in 1991 she became Reference Librarian Archivist at the Hobart and William Smith Colleges, a position she held until her 2003 retirement. Hegyi continues to teach piano and perform in Geneva, New York.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains correspondence, photographs, and other materials documenting the early years of the Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony (IPFAC) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. In addition, the collection includes Hegyi’s narrative description of the collection contents and brief biographical sketches of friends from her time at IPFAC.

Correspondents include IPFAC founder Henry Hobart, Katherine Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs. V.H. Eckles, Bill and Esther Nies, Margaret Myers, George Rossman, and Elsie and Louis Freund. Early photographs are predominately snapshots taken by Hegyi herself, while the 2002 color photographs are by composer Fred Goossen. Subjects of photographs include buildings and grounds at the Colony, downtown Eureka Springs, Charlotte and Julius Hegyi, Max Werner, Jack Norman, Walter Allen Stults, Henry Hobart, Constance Eberhart, Don Ruzak, Georgia Tice, George Rossman, Martha McCrory, Esther and Bill Nies, Louis and Elsie Freund, and Katherine and Cot Wheeler.

See also the following collections:

MC 1949, Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony Records

MC 1297, Louis and Elsie Freund Papers

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection:

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Correspondence, 1953-1961, 1992, 2013

Box 1 Folder 2

Newspaper Clipping Regarding Louis and Elsie Freund, 1986

Box 1 Folder 3

Inspiration Point Recorder Newsletter and Receipt, 1953, 1956

Box 1 Folder 4

Photographs, ca 1953-1956

Box 1 Folder 5

Photographs, ca 1953-1956, 2002

Box 1 Folder 6

Stafford Studios Photograph of Julius and Charlotte Hegyi in Tabernacle, 1954

Box 1 Folder 7

Charlotte B. Hegyi Collection Description and Reminiscences, 2013


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