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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 (...

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Ruthann B. McTyre

(b Cologne, Germany, Feb 1, 1937). American music librarian, musicologist, and editor of German birth. Ochs immigrated to the U.S. in September 1939. He graduated from City College of New York (BA 1958), then earned degrees at Columbia University (MS in library service, ...

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Alec Hyatt King

(b London, April 2, 1894; d London, Oct 7, 1969). English librarian and bibliographer . He read Greats at Oxford and entered the British Museum in 1920 as an assistant keeper in the Department of Printed Books, working there until his retirement in 1959...

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Susan Au

(b Buffalo, NY, Aug 24, 1923). American archivist, writer, and teacher. Educated in music, with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina and postgraduate work at the Juilliard School and New York University Graduate School of Music, she acquired performing experience as a modern dancer and a lyric soprano. Following study at the Columbia University School of Library Service, she was entrusted in ...

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J. Bradford Young

(b Detroit, MI, Dec 28, 1948; d Bloomington, IN, January 14, 2010). American music librarian. He graduated from Western Michigan University (BA 1971; MMus 1973; MLS 1973), began working in the Music Library’s Technical Services Division of Indiana University in 1975, and became head of the division in ...

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(b Rio de Janeiro, Feb 8, 1921). Brazilian music librarian and musicologist . She graduated from the National School of Music of the University of Brazil (now the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) in 1973, and then pursued library science studies in the Administrative Department of Public Service, graduating in ...

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Paula Morgan

(b Mount Airy, NC, Dec 23, 1932; d Chapel Hill, NC, February 26, 2014). American music librarian and musicologist . He attended the University of North Carolina (BA 1955, MA 1957, PhD 1962) and from 1955 was on the staff of the library there, first as a reference assistant and later (...

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Philip Vandermeer

(b Greenville, MS, Aug 22, 1936; Washington, DC, Sept 17, 1994). American music librarian. He attended the Southeastern Louisiana College (now University) (BM, 1959), Columbia University (MLS, 1968), and also studied at Indiana University. In 1963 he became acquisitions librarian in the Music Division of the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center until ...

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Philip Vandermeer

(b Chester, SC, July 11, 1942; d Chapel Hill, NC, Nov 9, 2005). American music librarian. She attended Florida Presbyterian College (now Eckerd University) (BA 1964) and the University of Pittsburgh (MA 1966, MLS 1968). She began her professional career as a public librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in ...

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(b Berea, OH, Aug 31, 1878; d Akron, OH, July 20, 1950). American organist, conductor, scholar and librarian. His father Karl H. Riemenschneider, president from 1893 to 1908 of the Methodist Episcopal Deutsches Wallace Kollegium in Berea, first taught him music, and he was a piano, organ and theory pupil of James H. Rogers of Cleveland (...

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Deborah Campana

(b Dodge City, KS, Aug 13, 1938). American music librarian. He studied music at Friends University (BA 1961) and library science at the University of Michigan (AMLS 1963). Most of Roberts’s distinguished academic career took place at Northwestern University where he was head music librarian (...

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Deborah Campana

(b Princeton, NJ, Oct 28, 1941). American music librarian and musicologist. He studied music at Haverford College (BA 1963), library science at Rutgers University (MLS 1977), and music at the University of California, Berkeley (PhD 1977). He worked as Acting Instructor in the History of Music at Yale University (...

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(b Coulommiers, July 3, 1934). French jazz, blues and popular music discographer. He attended the University of Paris and the Ecole Normale Supérieure des Télécommunications and from 1960 worked as an electronics engineer. At the same time he began to compile important discographies of recording companies and labels of the postwar era (sometimes in collaboration with Bill Daniels and Bob Porter) based on his research into the record companies’ ledgers and files; these contain detailed information on thousands of recording sessions and are far more complete and accurate than earlier discographies. Ruppli has also contributed discographies of individual musicians to ...

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Robert Gannon

(b London, March 19, 1922). English discographer. He began collecting records at the age of five and from 1945 to 1960 worked in the gramophone library at the BBC, where he supervised the selection of recordings for broadcast; at the same time he wrote reviews of recordings for ...

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Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht

(b Bromberg, May 29, 1901; d Freiburg, Nov 8, 1990). German music librarian. He studied musicology at Heidelberg University with Kroyer and Moser, and philology, German literature and art history as secondary subjects; in 1927 he took the doctorate at Heidelberg with a dissertation on melodic construction in the lieder of Neidhart von Reuental. After serving as assistant lecturer in the musicology department at Heidelberg (...

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Leonard Burkat and Jim Farrington

(b Salem, IL, May 13, 1913; d Burlington, MA, June 7, 1998). American discographer and publisher. He attended the University of Louisville (BA 1935) and did graduate work at Boston University (1937) and Harvard University (1937–9); he studied organ privately with E. Power Biggs. He was a critic for the ...

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Paula Morgan

(b Brooklyn, NY, April 28, 1936). American writer on music and music librarian. He studied with Allen Sapp at Harvard College (AB 1957), at Stanford University (MA 1960) and with Paul Brainard at Brandeis University (1960–63). He was American co-editor, with John Vinton, of RISM (...

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Dennis Libby

(b Naples, Sept 13, 1739; d Naples, May 10, 1826). Italian librarian, historian and composer. He studied law and also had lessons in singing, figured bass and counterpoint, including some from Durante and later (1761–7) Porpora. He graduated in law in ...

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Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht

(b Strasbourg, Aug 26, 1893; d Berlin, Feb 10, 1980). German musicologist, librarian and theologian. He studied Protestant theology at the universities of Strasbourg, Tübingen, Marburg and Münster (1912–14, 1918–19). In 1921 he took a licentiate in theology at Münster with a dissertation on the accounts in ...

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John Wagstaff

(b New York, March 18, 1952). American music librarian and educator. After studying music at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR (BA 1973), and librarianship at Indiana University (MLS 1974) and the University of Chicago (PhD 1992), he later also gained a Master of Divinity degree (General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, New York, ...