The Richard Donovan papers, 1913-1971 (inclusive).

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Donovan, Richard, 1891-1970. The Richard Donovan papers, 1913-1971 (inclusive).

The Richard Donovan papers, 1913-1971 (inclusive).

The Richard Donovan Papers contain sketches, manuscript scores, and published editions of Donovan's musical compositions, including orchestral works, chamber music, keyboard pieces, choral works, and songs. The correspondence includes letters to and from Donovan and composers, performers, publishers, and musical organizations. Donovan's life and work are further documented by: photographs; programs and newspaper clippings; lectures, exams, and other classroom materials; and miscellaneous items.

20 linear ft. (30 boxes)

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