Coover, James B(urrell)
- 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 ...