Roberta Bitgood Archive
Roberta Bitgood, a 1929 graduate of Connecticut College, was an American organist, composer, and choir director. Upon her graduation, she trained at the Guilmant Organ School in New York City, before becoming the first woman to be awarded a doctorate of sacred music from Union Theological Seminary. She was also the first woman to be awarded the Fellowship of the American Guild of Organists and to ascend to the presidency of the AGO. Bitgood's published oeuvre mostly consists of sacred music, including anthems and cantatas for choir and organ, vocal solos, and compositions for solo organ as well as for organ with other instruments.
The collection was donated to Connecticut College by Roberta Bitgood in 1992 and 1993.