Collection ID: Mus. Arc. 43

Collection context


Lindal, Pearl Radcliffe
Collection consists of 1 scrapbook of clippings about Pearl Radcliffe Lindal's career as a songwriter and eleven of her songs as published in collections. Material inserted into the scrapbook includes correspondence and additional prose writings by Lindal.
2 boxes and 73 folders
Collection material in English.


Scope and Content:

The collection as received consisted of a scrapbook of clippings and letters regarding Pearl Radcliffe Lindal's career as a songwriter. There were only seven leaves of the scrapbook with content attached to pages; the rest of the material was loosely inserted. The contents of the scrapbook were removed from the scrapbook after the original organization was photocopied. Contents were then organized into series as stated in the Arrangement section. The collection also includes eleven of Lindal's songs, ten of which are contained within published song collections.

The writings in the collection are a mix of poems and short tales or aphorisms.

Biographical / Historical:

Pearl Radcliffe Lindal was born April 22 1889 to Elizabeth Higson. She was a composer and music teacher in the Buffalo, New York area. She was elected to serve as pianist of the local Waldensian Society probably around 1940. She began to write cowboy songs sometime in the 1930s and secured a contract from American Music Publishing for at least eight songs. She married Lewis Lindal, an attorney in Buffalo. Presumably after his death she remarried, becoming the wife of Richard R. Lennartz. She died November 25 1966 in Buffalo. The obituary in the November 26 1966 Buffalo News noted that she had been a life member of the Osseo Chapter Number 386, Order of the Eastern Star. She was buried in the Lancaster Rural Cemetery (Lancaster, New York).

Acquisition information:
Gift of Ida Mae Hussey, 2008.
  • I. Writings
  • II. Correspondence
  • III. Programs and bulletins
  • IV. Clippings
  • V. Scrapbook copies
  • VI. Songs
Rules or conventions:
Finding aid prepared using DACS ( Describing Archives: A Content Standard ).


112 Baird Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260, United States