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Mattias Lundberg

(b Ludvika, June 14, 1911; d Stockholm, Feb 7, 1979). Swedish musicologist and music librarian. She studied humanities at Stockholm College (BA in Musicology, 1937) and Uppsala University (Licentiate thesis, 1958; PhD, 1972). She was associate professor at the University of Uppsala from 1973 to 1979 and was made a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Music in 1973. She was a member of the Commission of Music Bibliography and the Cataloguing Commission of IAML.

After an apprenticeship at Oxford public library from 1937 to 1938, Johansson took up a position as librarian at the Swedish Royal Academy of Music, where she remained until her retirement in 1977, serving after 1966 as head of its Rare Collections. She was a founding member of the Swedish working group of RISM in 1953, and its secretary from 1953 to 1977. Under her leadership, the Swedish working group produced, in addition to a near-complete catalogue of Sweden’s considerable collections of early music in ...


Charles Mould

(b Bristol, UK, 1919; d Oxford, UK, Nov 25, 1999). English scholar and librarian. After reading Classics at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (MA), Boalch became librarian of the Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, Hertfordshire. In March 1962 he was appointed Keeper of Scientific Books at the Radcliffe Science Library, Bodleian Library, Oxford (a position he held until he retired in 1975), and in 1965 he was elected a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He was also an FSA. His love of music and gift for information collection and management were essential for the production of his most enduring work, Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord 1440–1840 (Oxford, 1956; 3/1995, ed. C. Mould), a standard reference in the field of keyboard organology, offering a model for the identification and presentation of significant data about persons and keyboard instruments.

C. Mould: ‘Donald Howard Boalch: 1914–1999’, GSJ, vol.53 (2000), 9....


Donald Jay Grout

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(b New York, NY, Nov 27, 1878; d Orange, NJ, Sept 19, 1966). American musicologist, teacher, and librarian. He studied at the College of the City of New York (AB 1898), English and philosophy at the New York University (MA 1900), and music with edward Macdowell at Columbia University (1900–02); concurrently he was organist and choirmaster at the Chapel of the Incarnation (1898–1902) and taught in New York schools. He continued his study of music, literature, and philosophy (1902–9), with Robert Radecke at the Königliches Akademisches Institut für Kirchenmusik and with Oskar Fleischer, Max Friedländer, Hermann Kretzschmar, and Johannes Wolf at the Universität zu Berlin, taking the doctorate (a rare achievement for an American in a German university at the time) in 1909 with a dissertation on 16th-century organ and keyboard music. He was also organist and choirmaster of the American Church in Berlin (...


Jim Farrington

(b Wisconsin Rapids, WI, May 9, 1951). American music librarian and musicologist. He studied music at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (BM 1973, MA 1974) and musicology at the University of Minnesota (MA 1977, PhD 1985), then served as music librarian and assistant professor of music at Pennsylvania State University (1983–87) before becoming conservatory librarian and lecturer in musicology at Oberlin Conservatory of Music (1987–97), overseeing an expansion of the conservatory library. He was an associate professor of church music and music history at Concordia University, Chicago (1997–98), before returning as music librarian and adjunct associate professor of music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1999–2000). In 2000 he became the fourth head of the Sibley Music Library at the Eastman School of Music in its 100-year history; he also serves as associate professor of musicology. Zager was editor of ...


Wayne D. Shirley


(b Brookline, MA, Nov 28, 1943). American conductor, musicologist, and music librarian. Anderson attended Bryn Mawr (BA 1965), the University of Illinois (MM 1969), and the University of Maryland (MLS 1989). Anderson was a Music Librarian at the Library of Congress from 1978 to 1995 before resigning to pursue an independent career as a conductor, specializing in the conducting of music to accompany the showings of silent films. Her interest in this area began in the late 1970s while working on the score for Carl Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc. Her conducting is informed by scholarly work; whenever possible her performances use the music for its original release; lacking that, she compiles a score using material which might have been used during the film’s first showings. A good example of her work is the 1922 film Häxan (now on Criterion Collection DVD 134)....


Nancy Nuzzo

(b Huntingdon, PA, Aug 12, 1934; d Buffalo, NY, July 27, 2009). American music librarian, historian, and educator. She attended Lebanon Valley College (BS, Music, 1956), Western Reserve University (now Case-Western Reserve) (MS, Library Science, 1957), and the University of Florida (PhD 1978), and held positions at the Free Library of Philadelphia (1957–9), the United States Military Academy Library (1959–60), Vassar College (1960–67), and the State University of New York at Buffalo (1967–99) where, with James Coover, she established that institution’s Music Library and its program in music librarianship.

Bradley’s legacy falls into three areas: music cataloging and indexing; the history of music librarianship in America; and education for music librarianship. She was the leading authority on the Dickinson Classification for music, publishing a manual for its use in 1968. The Index to Poetry in Music is an example of her rigorous application of technical services skills to a public services problem. For her research into the history of American music librarianship, Bradley conducted hundreds of oral history interviews with pioneers in the field, producing two essential monographs and a series of vital articles that appeared in ...


(b Milwaukee, WI, April 3, 1949). American music librarian and ethnomusicologist. She studied music at Lawrence University (BM 1971) and ethnomusicology at the University of Illinois, (MMus 1979, PhD 1991). She has held several positions at Harvard University: keeper of the Isham Memorial Library (1993–9), curator of the Archive of World Music (1994–), Richard F. French Librarian of the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library (1999–), and visiting lecturer in the music department.

Danielson has made significant contributions in the area of audio preservation. She oversaw the creation and development of the Audio Preservation Services program at Harvard and was the codirector, with Daniel Reed, of Sound Directions, a joint Harvard and Indiana University project that produced a groundbreaking 2008 report on best practices in digital audio preservation (http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/projects/sounddirections/). As a recognized authority, she has consulted for numerous institutions and agencies looking to preserve and create access to multimedia materials. Her scholarship focuses on music of the Middle East; she has published numerous articles on Arabic song, female singers, and Muslim devotional music, and has coedited, with Scott Marcus and Dwight Reynolds, the Middle East volume of the ...


Bonna Boettcher


(b New York, Dec 8, 1954). American music librarian. She holds the BA in music from SUNY Binghamton (1976) and the MSLS from Columbia University (1978). She was named the vice president for library and information resources at the Juilliard School in 2003 (after serving as head librarian and associate vice president for library and information resources), responsible for managing the school’s library and archives, including the Juilliard Manuscript Collection; she also serves as chair of the doctoral governance committee and teaches courses in research techniques. She has focused on developing the Juilliard library into a major research collection and has overseen its significant physical expansion. She has also held librarian positions at Mannes College of Music, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, and the American Music Center. Her primary scholarly work has focused on building, describing, and preserving music collections, the Music Library Association (MLA), and music research skills. She has held many MLA offices, including president (...


Eleanor Selfridge-Field

(b Plymouth, MA, June 3, 1952). American musicologist and librarian. From 1979 through 1998 he held various positions at Harvard University, including Keeper of the Isham Memorial Library, Richard F. French Music Librarian, and Senior Lecturer in Music. He holds the MA (1976) and PhD (1983) from Bryn Mawr College. During his Harvard years Howard concurrently served as head of the U.S. Working Group of the Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM), overseeing the successful completion the inventory of music manuscripts (c1580–1825). In cooperation with the RISM Zentralredaktion in Frankfurt, Germany, he was instrumental in transitioning access to RISM’s bibliographic information from printed formats to online databases. He also played a key role in initiating the online publication of the electronic journal Seventeenth-Century Music (1995–).

Since 1998 Howard’s work has focused on broad issues of computation and data, information and knowledge management. After holding technology administration positions at Harvard College (...


Mary Wallace Davidson

(b Seymour, CT, March 10, 1884; d New Haven, CT, Oct 31, 1979). American music librarian and bibliographer. She learned the profession through work experience, first in public libraries in Connecticut (1905–8), then at McGill University Library (1908–11), and as a cataloger for a private library (1911–13). In 1914 she became a cataloger (with responsibility for music) at the Yale University Library. In 1917, she merged three collections to form the Music Library in the new School of Music: the School’s collection (2000 volumes), the university library’s Denkmäler collection (600 volumes), and the Lowell Mason Library (10,300 volumes) from the department of theology. She worked in the music library part time until 1924, when she became the full-time librarian until her retirement in 1952. She also taught one of the nation’s first two courses in music bibliography.

Miss O’Meara (as she was known) was a founding member of the Music Library Association (MLA) in ...