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The American Handel Society seeks to foster study of the life, works, and times of George Frideric Handel, and to encourage and support the performance of his music. The Society was founded in 1986 by University of Maryland music professors Howard Serwer and Paul Traver, with Princeton music professor J. Merrill Knapp. The American Handel Society records span the years of 1981-2006, with the bulk of the material dating from 1985-1994. The collection includes member information, financial reports, Board of Directors meeting minutes, newsletters, correspondence, grant applications, and information relating to the Maryland Handel Festival. Also included are the notes and files for the Bibliographic Database and Discography projects, including printouts of both databases.
There are no restricted files in this collection.
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. Contact the curator for an appointment: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
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The American Handel Society records contains materials relating to the founding, history, and undertakings of the American Handel Society. The collection ranges in date from 1981 to 2006 with the bulk of the materials falling between 1985 and 1994. Materials include member information, financial reports, Board of Directors meeting minutes, newsletters, correspondence, grant applications, and information relating to the Maryland Handel Festival and the Bibliographic Database and Discography projects.
The American Handel Society was founded in 1986 by Howard Serwer, Paul Traver, and J. Merrill Knapp. Its mission is to foster the study of the life, works, and times of George Frideric Handel, and to encourage and support the performance of his music. To this end, the Society sponsors a biennial conference featuring papers and panel discussions by international scholars and performers, presents the Howard Serwer Lecture, nominates two members to the Editorial Board of the Hallische Hand#228;ndel-Ausgabe, and offers the J. Merrill Knapp Research Fellowship for advanced graduate students and scholars in the early stages of their careers to support work in Handel studies or related fields. The Society publishes a newsletter three times a year. Major projects of the Society include compiling databases of all recorded Handel music and of all published bibliographic materials pertaining to Handel.
This collection is organized into four series.
Received in five accessions between November 1998 and July 2009 from University of Maryland professors Dr. Howard Serwer and Dr. Richard King.
Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library