Vivian Perlis

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Perlin in 2005

Vivian L. Perlis (April 26, 1928 – July 4, 2019) was an American musicologist. She was the founder and director of Yale University's Oral History of American Music. She founded the oral history project in 1969. She also notably wrote Charles Ives Remembered. She first started working at Yale University as a reference librarian in 1959. She retired in 2010.

Perlis was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Long Island. She was married to Stanford James Perlis, and had three children.

Perlis died in Weston, Connecticut on July 4, 2019 after an illness. She was 91.[1]

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  1. "Obituary of Vivian L. Perlis". Willowbrook Cemetery. Retrieved July 6, 2019.