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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Mus 245

Nadia Boulanger collection of American music scores


Manuscript music scores by American composers collected by the French music teacher and conductor Nadia Boulanger.


  • Creation: 1925-1937 and undated

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.25 linear feet (1 box)

Autograph instrumental music scores by American composers Marc Blitzstein, Ross Lee Finney, Douglas Stewart Moore, Walter Piston, and Roger Sessions, who were students of Boulanger.

Biographical / Historical

Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979) was a Parisian composer, music teacher and conductor.


Arranged alphabetically by composer.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*83M-37. Deposit of Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard University; received: 1983 Spring and October. Transfer, 2005 October 6.

Related Materials

Related material in the Nadia Boulanger papers at the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard University.


  • Barbara Wolff, Music Manuscripts at Harvard (Cambridge, 1992), p. 221.
Boulanger, Nadia, collector. Nadia Boulanger collection of American music scores: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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