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Paula Morgan

(b Philadelphia, July 8, 1899; d Philadelphia, July 6, 1984). American musicologist and music librarian. He studied Romance languages and literature at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received the BA in 1921, the MA in 1925 and the PhD in 1931, and at the University of Copenhagen from 1922 to 1923. He taught both French and music at the University of Pennsylvania from 1923 until 1970, when he retired as emeritus professor of music. From 1937 he was curator of the university library, which was renamed the Otto E. Albrecht Music Library on his retirement. He also held several government positions, serving on the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees for Bavaria (1945–6), as chief of the publications section for the United States Military Government in Hesse (1947) and in Russia as specialist in musicology for the Department of State (1961).

Albrecht's historical interests included music in America to ...

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Wayne D. Shirley

(Bunshaft)

(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)....

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Mark McKnight

(b Christianburg, VA, April 4, 1942). American music librarian. He studied music and English at Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia (BA 1963) and received his graduate degree in library science (MLS 1973) from George Peabody College for Teachers (now part of Vanderbilt University) in Nashville, Tennessee. He did additional graduate work in music at Yale University as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and at Indiana University. Following three years of service in the US Army in Vietnam and Italy, he studied Italian at the Università Italiana per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy, 1969–70. After holding various library positions at James Madison University from 1973 to 1984, he served as principal cataloger and music cataloger at Virginia Tech University from 1984 to 1997, when he joined the staff of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, where he currently serves as Head of the Original Cataloging Section of the Cataloging Services Department....

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Mimi Tashiro

(Phillips) [Todd Mayfield, Ann; Todd, Ann E.]

(b Denver, CO, Aug 26, 1931). American music librarian, editor, and publisher. Daughter of composer Burrill Phillips and Alberta Phillips, and wife of composer Robert Basart, she was raised by her maternal grandparents who named her Ann Todd Mayfield. As Ann E. Todd, she was a child actress featured in more than twenty films such as Intermezzo, All This, and Heaven Too, and Three Daring Daughters. In 1953 she graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in Music History and continued her studies at the University of California, Berkeley earning an MLS in 1958 and MA in 1960. She had a distinguished career as reference librarian at the UC Berkeley Music Library from 1960–61 and 1970–90, during which time she founded and edited the library’s newsletter, Cum Notis Variorum, which gained a national audience. It contained news, reviews, and substantial articles, including bibliographies, checklists, and indexes on various topics and sources. Basart also wrote numerous reviews for ...

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Paula Morgan

(b New York, Sept 2, 1906; d Brattleboro, VT, April 7, 2001). American music scholar and librarian. He was educated at the College of the City of New York, New York University, the Institute of Musical Art and the Mannes College of Music; his studies included the violin and chamber music with Louis Sveçenski, composition with Bernard Wagenaar and Hans Weisse, and musicology with Sachs and Reese. From 1931 to 1968 he worked in the music division of the New York Public Library as head of the Rare Book and Manuscript Collections, editor of music publications and curator of the Toscanini Memorial Archives; from 1950 to 1968 he taught at the Mannes College of Music. In 1968 he became director of libraries and a member of the faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He retired in 1976.

Beck’s principal fields of study were early string techniques and performing practice, textual analyses and criticism (see his ...

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Paula Morgan

(b New York, June 28, 1918; d Paris, March 23, 1980). American musicologist and music librarian. She studied with James Friskin at the Juilliard School, taking a diploma in the piano in 1938; she received the BA at Hunter College the following year. After graduate work in musicology at the University of Iowa, she received the MA in 1951 and the PhD in 1961. She was music librarian at the University of Iowa from 1953; in 1967 she was appointed associate professor of music there. She was president of the Music Library Association, 1962–3, and became secretary of the AMS in 1972 and editor of Fontes artis musicae in 1976.

Among Benton's interests was French music of the late 18th century. She endeavoured to solve the difficult bibliographical problems associated with Ignace Pleyel, whose compositions appear in different arrangements, with altered titles, or with movements transposed, added or omitted in different publications. Her translation of Frits Noske's ...

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Mark McKnight

(b Mount Pleasant, MI, May 11, 1958). American librarian. She studied music history at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant (BM 1979) and received graduate degrees in library science (AMLS 1981) and historical musicology (MA 1982) from the University of Michigan. After serving as music cataloger at Detroit Public Library (1985–8), she was appointed music cataloger (1988–91), then Associate Head of Technical Services (1991–8), and Head of Technical Services (1998–2007) at Sibley Music Library of the Eastman School of Music. In addition, from 2000 to 2007 she held a concurrent position as head of cataloging at the University of Rochester Libraries, where she presently serves as director of metadata management.

Bowen has been active in committees related to cataloging in both the Music Library Association and the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) and has given numerous presentations on the subject. She represented US libraries in the Joint Steering Committee for Revision of ...

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Jane Gottlieb

(b Rockville Centre, NY, Aug 23, 1954). American music librarian and composer. He holds degrees in music composition from the State University of New York College at Oneonta (BA 1976) and Hunter College, CUNY (MA 1981) as well as in library science from Columbia University (MLS 1987). Boziwick joined the staff of the New York Public Library in 1986, served as Curator of its American Music Collection from 1991 to 2008, and was appointed Chief of the Music Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in 2006. In these roles he has worked closely with composers, performers, and musicologists to foster research on and documentation of American music.

An active composer, Boziwick’s works have been performed by the Dorian Wind Quintet, the Modern Brass Quintet, and other ensembles. He has performed as an oboist and blues harmonica player. Boziwick has served on the boards of the Music Library Association and the Society for American Music....

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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 ...

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Paula Morgan

(b Boston, MA, July 21, 1919; d Danbury, CT, Aug 23, 1992). American librarian, administrator, and writer on music. He studied at Boston, Columbia, and Harvard universities. From 1937 to 1947 he worked at the Boston Public Library, becoming assistant head of the music department. In 1946 he was appointed librarian of the Berkshire Music Center, of which he was later administrator (1957–63); from 1947 he also served as assistant librarian of the Boston SO, a position created for him by Koussevitzky. He was later assistant to Charles Munch (1953–7) and then artistic administrator of the orchestra. From 1963 to 1973 Burkat was employed by CBS, first as director of Columbia Masterworks, then as vice-president of Columbia Records, and finally as vice-president of CBS/Columbia Records Group. In 1975 he began his own syndicated program-note firm. He wrote reviews and articles for the Boston Globe...

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Richard Griscom

(b Lorain, OH, Mar 22, 1954). American music librarian, theorist, and editor. She received her undergraduate degree in music theory from Ohio University (BM 1976). While completing studies in music theory at Northwestern University (PhD 1985), she joined the staff of the Northwestern University Music Library (1980–98). Campana was also active in the promotion of contemporary music in Chicago through performances with the ensemble Kapture (1977–86) and by editing the monthly newsletter of New Music Chicago (1982–4). Her study of library science at the University of Chicago (MA 1987) led to her appointment as music public services librarian at Northwestern (1987–98). While at Northwestern, she also held appointments as lecturer (1993–8) and assistant dean for undergraduate studies (1993–4) in the School of Music and acting head of the Music Library (1994–6). In ...

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Paula Morgan

(b Winston-Salem, NC, Sept 26, 1916; d New York, June 12, 1993). American music librarian. He graduated from Salem College in 1938 with the BM; in 1942 he received the MA in musicology from the Eastman School of Music. After a further year of graduate studies he began work as a music cataloguer in the Sibley Music Library of the Eastman School. In 1943 he accepted a position in the music division of the Library of Congress. From 1959 he was associated with the New York Public Library, first as assistant chief and, from 1966, as chief of the music division. Campbell's career combined training as a pianist and musicologist with experience in librarianship. While serving as head of one of the major music research collections in the USA he played an active role in professional organizations: from 1967 to 1969 he was president of the Music Library Association, and in ...

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Jane Gottlieb

(b Buffalo, NY, 29 March, 1954). American music librarian and musicologist. He studied music and library science at the State University of New York at Buffalo (BA 1978, MLS 1980) and musicology at Cornell University (MA 1993). Prior to becoming Head of the Theodore M. Finney Music Library at the University of Pittsburgh, Cassaro worked at the University of Buffalo (1980), North Texas State University (1980–83), and Cornell University (1983–99). Cassaro has published widely in the areas of music librarianship, opera, and American music. Since 2004 he has served as editor of Notes, the journal of the Music Library Association (MLA). A past president of MLA (2001–3) and vice-president of The International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (2004–9), he also has held several other key positions in both organizations and worked extensively on their behalf throughout his career....

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Paula Morgan

(b Jacksonville, IL, June 3, 1925). American music librarian and bibliographer. He attended Northern Colorado University, where he studied theory and composition, taking the BA in 1949 and MA in 1950. In 1953 he graduated from the library school of the University of Denver with the MALS. From 1950 to 1953 he was bibliographer and assistant director of the Bibliographical Center for Research in Denver. He was head of the George Sherman Dickinson Music Library of Vassar College from 1953 until 1967, when he became professor of music (holding the Birge-Cary chair, 1973–6, and the Albert Jr. and Henrietta Ziegele chair from 1982) and director of the music library at SUNY. He was made an adjunct professor in the School of Information and Library Science at Buffalo, NY, in 1980.

Coover has compiled several useful bibliographies, particularly A Bibliography of Music Dictionaries (1952), an extensive catalogue with a historical introduction, and ...

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James P. Cassaro

[Frances]

(b Detroit, MI, Jan 30, 1939; d Ithaca, NY, March 8, 2005). American musicologist and music librarian. She attended the University of Chicago (BA 1961, MLS 1965), and studied at King’s College, University of London on a Fulbright-Hays research fellowship (1965–7). Under the initial direction of Thurston Dart and later Howard Mayer Brown, she wrote a dissertation on music in British auction catalogs and received her PhD in musicology from King’s College in 1974. She continued her research in this area throughout her career, culminating in several important studies, chief among them British Book Sale Catalogues, 1676–1800: a Union List (with A.N.L. Munby, 1977).

From 1967 to 1972 she was the fine arts librarian at the University of California, Irvine. In 1972, she began her tenure as the first full-time librarian of the Mills Music Library at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a position she held until ...

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Paula Morgan

revised by Mark McKnight

(b Bridgeport, IL, Aug 23, 1910; d Chapel Hill, NC, May 13, 1996). American music librarian. She studied English at Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, and the University of Wisconsin (BA 1932), where she also received a certificate in library science. From 1936 to 1940 she undertook graduate work in musicology at Columbia University. She held positions at the Wichita (Kansas) Public Library (1932–3), the New York Public Library (1933–4), and the Columbia University Music Library (1934–40). Cunningham joined the cataloging department of the Library of Congress in 1942; in 1946 she became the first person to catalog music in the U.S. Copyright Office, and in 1956 she was appointed head of the music section of the Library’s descriptive cataloging division, a position she held until her retirement in 1972.

Cunningham was active in the Music Library Association (MLA), serving as president of that organization from ...

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(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 ...

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Ryan Raul Bañagale

(b Newton, MA, Dec 13, 1903; d Stone Ridge, NY, May 1, 1988). American music critic and discographer. After a brief stint at Harvard University (1922), Darrell studied composition at the New England Conservatory (1923–6). With Axel B. Johnson, he co-founded the Boston-based Phonograph Monthly Review (1926–32), the first American periodical dedicated to recordings. Therein, at times under the pseudonym “Rufus,” Darrell wrote some of the earliest serious treatments of recorded jazz. In a 1932 article titled “Black Beauty,” Darrell published the first in-depth analysis of Duke Ellington’s music, of which he was an early and dedicated proponent. He viewed recordings as a way for the public to educate themselves about all genres of music but advocated in particular for contemporary American composers. In 1936 Darrell compiled The Gramophone Shop Encyclopedia of Recorded Music, a landmark discography in terms of both style and inclusiveness; he provided incisive introductions for each composer and placed popular and classical music side by side. Over the course of his long career, Darrell wrote for ...

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Deborah Campana

(b Louisville, KY, June 9, 1935; d Boston, MA, Oct 11, 2012). American music librarian. She studied music at Wellesley College (AB 1957), library science at Simmons College (MS 1962), and with Gustave Reese at Harvard University (1962). In her 42-year academic career, Davidson held positions as music specialist at the Brookline Public Library (1962–4), Music Librarian at Radcliffe (1964–7) and Wellesley (1967–84) Colleges, Librarian of the Sibley Music Library, Eastman School of Music (1984–99), and Head of the Cook Music Library and Adjunct Instructor in the Indiana University School of Music (2000–4). She taught seminars and courses on music librarianship and bibliography at the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University. Counted among many impressive accomplishments are the planning and implementation of the Sibley Music Library in its current location (dedicated in 1989...

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Philip Brett

(b Boston, MA, Sept 21, 1913; d Berkeley, CA, July 1, 1985). American musicologist and librarian. He took the AB at the University of California, Berkeley, and the MA (1937) and the EdD (1944) at Columbia University. After teaching for a time he returned to Berkeley, taking a degree in librarianship in 1950, and studying under Bukofzer for the doctorate (1953). He was appointed head of the music library at Berkeley in 1947 and subsequently associate professor (1957) and full professor of music (1962). He served as president of the Music Library Association (1960–62) and was also active in both the American Musicological Society and the International Association of Music Libraries. Beginning with his dissertation on the Gamble Commonplace-book, Duckles made important contributions to the history of 17th-century English song. In later years he turned his attention to the historiography of music and the history of musical scholarship. His bibliography of music reference and research materials is an indispensable aid to every musical scholar; it has been kept up to date since his death in new editions. In some ways, however, his major achievement was the magnificent collection of books and music over which he presided at Berkeley, and which he was instrumental in building into one of the finest libraries for musical research in the USA....