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Walter Robert Collection

 Collection 0009-IPAM
A pianist, music educator, and writer, Walter Robert (1908-1999) performed often in solo piano recitals and also extensively as a collaborative pianist with singers and other instrumentalists. He performed in New York, Vienna, Italy, Austria, Taiwan, and most notably, at Indiana University. In addition, Robert taught at North Texas University and Indiana University and was a professor for brief periods of time at many places worldwide. Robert also wrote articles on various composers and music styles and was a lifelong scholar in classical languages. The collection contains scrapbooks, concert programs, articles, publicity flyers, biographical sketches, correspondence, books, photographs, recordings, and memorabilia related to Robert’s career, his post-retirement graduate work, and the colleagues that he was close to, including Charles Webb, Maurice Hinson, and his wife, Dorothy Robert.

Dates

  • 1836-1993
  • Majority of material found within 1946-1982

Use and Access to Collection

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Extent

10.00 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The Walter Robert Collection covers the period from 1836 to 1993; the bulk of the materials date from 1946 to 1982. The collection consists of scrapbooks, concert programs, articles, publicity flyers, biographical sketches, correspondence, notes, books, magazines, photographs, recordings, and memorabilia related to Robert’s work as a performer, music educator, and writer, including his work at North Texas State University and Indiana University, his work in Vienna, Italy, and Taiwan, his collaborations with various performers such as pianist Sidney Foster, violinist Tadeus Wrousky, and violinist Ossy Renardy, and his research on both music topics and in classical languages.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into four series.
  1. Series 1: Scrapbooks
  2. Series 2: Correspondence
  3. Series 3: Research Materials
  4. Series 4: Reel-to-Reel Tapes

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Dave Kanfield in 2008.

Related Material

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.
Title
Walter Robert Collection
Status
Completed
Author
This collection was processed by Max Brown.
Date
2008-06-20
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English
Sponsor
This collection was donated by Dave Kanfield in 2008.

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

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