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Dorothy Stolzenbach Payne papers

Identifier: UA-15-02

Scope and Content

The Dorothy Stolzenbach Payne documents the life of Dorothy Stolzenbach Payne and her husband Karl Payne. The collection contains correspondence, personal and professional photographs, certificates, awards and degrees along with recital programs, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks. The collection includes items pertaining to the Keyboard Club of Cincinnati as well as Percy Grainger.


  • Creation: 1926-1989


Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Biography of Biography of Dorothy Stolzenbach Payne

Dorothy Stolzenbach Payne was a prominent piano player from Cincinnati. Graduating from the College of Music of Cincinnati in 1926, Dorothy went on to perform in recitals and become a well-respected teacher in her field. In 1935, she founded the Keyboard Club of Cincinnati, and maintained an active role in the group until her death. Payne was also a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra alongside her husband, Karl Payne (violinist).

More information and photos of Dorothy Stolzenbach Payne are available on the Archives and Rare Books Library website.


5.25 Linear Feet (3 Paige boxes, 1 oversize box)


This collection contains personal papers of Dorothy Stolzenbach Payne, and spans the years 1926-1989. Correspondence, personal and professional photographs, certificates, recital programs, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks are included in the collection.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is arranged into folders by subject matter.

Physical Location

Archives and Rare Books Library

Finding aid for the Dorothy Stolzenbach Payne papers
Finding aid prepared by ARB staff
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

  • 2022-02-24: Additional material in box 4 added to the collection

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

8th Floor Blegen Library
2602 University Circle
P.O. Box 210113
Cincinnati Ohio 45221-0113