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Margery Morgan Lowens collection on Edward MacDowell

 Collection 0350-SCPA
The Margery Morgan Lowens collection on Edward MacDowell includes holographs, correspondence, photographs, and publications created by MacDowell or his associates. The collection features unpublished works, including the beginnings of a string quartet (noteworthy as MacDowell did not publish any). Dr. Lowens was a musicologist, collector, and MacDowell scholar who amassed this private collection over several decades.

Dates

  • 1882-1956
  • Majority of material found within 1891-1916

Language of Materials

Materials are in English, German, and Western music notation.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Lowens Room for Special Collections in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

While these materials are in public domain, the rights may still reside with the heirs and assigns. Furethermore, no copyright was transferred to the University of Maryland with the physical gift of the materials. The University of Maryland Libraries is granted permission for the use in scholarly research by the Libraries’ patrons under fair use in Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act.

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The Margery Morgan Lowens collection on Edward MacDowell includes 41 holographs, 77 items of correspondence, seven photographs, and three publications created by MacDowell or his associates. The collection features unpublished works, including the beginnings of a string quartet (noteworthy as MacDowell did not publish any). Dr. Lowens was a musicologist, collector, and MacDowell scholar who amassed this private collection over several decades. The collection spans 1882 through 1956, with the bulk of material appearing between 1891 and 1916.

Custodial History

Gift of Margery Morgan Lowens via the executrices of her estate, March 3, 2016. Dr. Lowens amassed this collection of manuscripts, holographs, and publications over the course of decades from various dealers. She also donated her research files on MacDowell, which will be integrated at a later date.

Related Materials

Edward and Marian MacDowell Collection, 1861-1960. Library of Congress. Last accessed June 22, 2020.

Yackley, Elizabeth Anne. “Marian MacDowell and the MacDowell Clubs.” Master’s thesis. University of Maryland, College Park, 2008. Last accessed June 23, 2020.
Title
Margery Morgan collection on Edward MacDowell
Status
In Progress
Author
Vincent J. Novara
Date
3 July 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
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College Park MD 20742 United States