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John Merrill Knapp papers

 Collection 0154-SCPA
John Merrill Knapp (1914-1993) was an active music educator, editor, and writer, primarily in the area of opera and the works of Handel. Throughout his career he served as Chairman of the Department of Music at Princeton University, as well as Dean of the college. His collection consists primarily of professional correspondence and writings, specifically relating to his manuscript Handel’s Later Operas. Other materials include General professional writings, ephemera, two floppy disks, and photocopied scores related to Knapp’s work as an educator, editor, and writer.

Dates

  • 1953-1995
  • Majority of material found within 1979-1991

Use and Access to Collection

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Duplication and Copyright Information

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 make an appointment with the curator: Tel: 301.405.9220, Email: scpa@umd.edu

Extent

6.00 Linear Feet

Arrangement

This collection is organized into seven series.
  1. Floppy Disks
  2. Writings
  3. Correspondence
  4. Graphoanalysis
  5. Ephemera
  6. General Professional Correspondence and Writings
  7. Scores

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

These papers were presumably delivered from Howard Serwer of the American Handel Society to SCPA in July 1998 and given the accession number 99-57-PAL.

Related Material

American Handel Society records, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries. (finding aid)

Jacob Coopersmith collection of Handeliana, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries. (finding aid)

Howard Serwer papers, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries. (finding aid)

Paul Traver papers, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries. (finding aid)
Title
John Merrill Knapp papers
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Stephanie Schmitz and Bonnie Jo Depp, February 2005
Date
2005-02-01
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

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