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George Sturm correspondence

 Collection 0394-SCPA
George Sturm (b. March 13, 1930) is a German-born American music publisher and author. The George Sturm correspondence collection covers the period from 1965 through 1997 and consists of 45 pieces of correspondence received by Sturm from numerous notable Americans and Europeans from the worlds of music and art.

Dates

  • 1965–1997
  • Majority of material found within 1975–1990

Conditions Governing Use

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Please contact SCPA's curator to make an appointment: Email: scpa@umd.edu, Tel: 301.405.9220.
Conditions Governing Use There are no restricted files in this collection.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The George Sturm correspondence is a collection of 45 pieces of correspondence with notable Americans and Europeans from the worlds of music and art dating from 1965 through 1997. Sturm received the correspondence in his role as a publisher, author, and Executive Director of Music Associates of America (MAA). The collection also includes a 176-page book self-published by Sturm in 2013, titled "Ago: Snapshots of Musicians" and "Me. What they said. What I thought."

Biographical Note

George Sturm (b. March 13, 1930) is a German-born American music publisher and author. A naturalized citizen, he earned a B.A. (1952) from Queens College in New York, followed by an M.F.A. from Princeton University (1955). Sturm studied composition with Luigi Dallapiccola in Florence, Italy on a Fulbright grant for 1955 through 1957. Upon his return to the United States, he entered the music publishing industry, first with G. Schirmer from 1958 until 1977, and then as Vice President of European American Music from 1977 until 1979. Starting in 1980, Sturm began his post as Executive Director for Music Associates of America, including editing and contributing to their journal, MadAminA!

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in a single series:
  • Series 1: Correspondence

Custodial History

This collection was purchased from a manuscripts dealer with support from the Robert Smith Fund for the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library.
Title
George Sturm correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Vincent Novara
Date
November 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • August 24, 2020: Finding aid uploaded to ArchivesSpace; Scope and Contents and Related Materials composed by Rachel Ruisard

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States