Bachelor, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1968. MM, University Maryland, College Park, 1974. Master of Library Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1974.
Doctor of Philosophy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1976.
Head, fine arts libraries University of California at Los Angeles, 1985—1990. Library University California, Riverside, 1976—1981, California State University, Fullerton, 1981—1985, Los Angeles, 1990—1993, professor music, since 1993, emeritus professor, 2004. Private practice Pasadena, since 2001.
Member of Southwest Oral History Association, Indiana Writers Southern California, Beta Phi Mu, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi.