MIT Music Librarian, 1949-1952
Historian, amateur singer
Duscha Weisskopf was the first head of the MIT Music Library when it opened 1949. At MIT, she worked closely with Klaus Liepmann (first professor of music at MIT) to build the collection to meet the needs of both scholars and performers. She is a historian and amateur singer, and was married to Victor Weissfkopf, noted physicist and accomplished pianist. Her father, “Willi” Whilhelm Schmid, was an important music journalist, viola da gambist, and cellist. He was an important figure in the revival of Renaissance and early Baroque music in Austria and Germany.