Coral, Lenore [Frances]
- James P. Cassaro
(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 ...