Collection includes manuscript and published scores of Perlet's songs, light operas and
theatrical works, and orchestral and chamber music, as well as librettos, 4 scrapbooks,
news articles, programs, brochures, and photographs. Also included is a small collection
of photographs of Belle Thorne Perlet.
Herman Perlet was born on January 24, 1862, in Erie, Pennysylvania. His parents were
James P. Perlet, who worked for the Treasury Department for forty years, and Lydia A.
Baker Perlet. He had two brothers, Frank L. Perley, a theather manager and producer, and
Morrison W. Perley.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in
writing to the Head of the Music Library.
Collection is open for research.