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Gillian Anderson papers

 Collection 0137-SCPA

Gillian Anderson (b.1943) is an American conductor and musicologist, and earlier a music librarian for the Library of Congress. She served as President of the Sonneck Society for American Music (now Society of American Music), has published in many scholarly journals, and helped co-found the journal Music and the Moving Image. The Gillian Anderson papers contain published scores, lyrics and poems, books, published journals, newsletters, and miscellaneous materials. The core of the collection consists of orchestral scores she has arranged for use with silent films, performances of which she stages internationally. This collection is unprocessed; an inventory is available upon request.


  • 1965-2005 and undated

Use and Access to Collection

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright was not transferred to the University of Maryland with the physical gift of the scores. The composers or their publishers retain any copyright possessed in the collection. 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.


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Gillian Anderson papers
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Amanda May
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Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

University of Maryland Libraries
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College Park MD 20742 United States