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Editor , recording and book consultant

Barbara Holdridge, American recording and book consultant, editor. Named to Hunter College Hall of Fame, 1972, National Women's Hall of Fame, 2001; recipient American Shakespeare Festival award, 1962, New York City certified of appreciation, 1972, Lifetime Achievement award, Audio Publications Association, 2001, Peabody Institutional award, 1991, Preservation Project award, Baltimore County History Trust, 2007.


Holdridge, Barbara was born on July 26, 1929 in New York City. Daughter of Herbert L. and Bertha (Gold) Cohen.


Bachelor of Arts, Hunter College, 1950.


Assistant editor, Liveright Public Corporation, New York City, 1950-1952;co-founder, Caedmon Records, Inc., New York City, 1952;partner, Caedmon Records, Inc., 1952-1960;president, Caedmon Records, Inc., 1960-1962;treasurer, Caedmon Records, Inc., 1962-1970;president, Caedmon Records, Inc., 1970-1975;founder, Stemmer House Publications Inc., Owings Mills, Maryland., 1975;president, Stemmer House Publications Inc., since 1975. Co-founder, vice president Shakespeare Recording Southern, Inc., New York City, 1960-1970, TheatreRec. Society, Inc., New York City, 1964-1970.

Founder BEDE Prodns., 1984. Co-founder History Recording Society, Inc., New York City, 1964, president, 1964-1970. Lecturer onAmmi Phillips, 1959.

Lecturer on book public, since 1992. Adjunct Professor writing media Loyola College, Baltimore, 1987-1991.



Member Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Baltimore (board directors).


Married Lawrence B. Holdridge, October 9, 1959. 2 children.

Herbert L. Cohen

Bertha (Gold) Cohen

Lawrence B. Holdridge