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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3299

Kathleen Morner papers concerning Paul Fromm

Contains speeches, articles, clippings, and correspondence from Kathleen Morner's years writing speeches and presentations for Paul Fromm relating to chamber and classical music.


  • 1972-2016
  • Majority of material found within 1972-1986

Language of Materials


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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
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.25 linear feet (1 box)

Contains drafts, published articles and speeches, program and book introductions, memoranda, and correspondence written by Kathleen Morner for or with Paul Fromm. Many relate to the University of Chicago Chamber Players' concerts and his further work with classical music. There are no collaborative written works for the years 1983-1984.

Biographical / Historical

Kathleen Morner was an assistant music critic at the Chicago Sun-Times in the late 1960s, having studied English and music. In 1972, after departing from the Sun-Times, she received a call from Paul Fromm, inviting her to assist him in writing the speeches he gave prior to University of Chicago Contemporary Chamber Players performances. Their working style varied, but typically involved writing a speech based on a theme or quotation. Over time, Morner assisted Fromm with the writing or rewriting of speeches, program introductions, and letters.


Arranged in chronological order, with one folder explaining Morner's work with Fromm preceding.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2016M-72. Gift of Kathleen Morner in 2016 March.

Processing Information

Processed by Betts Coup, 2019.
Link to catalog
Morner, Kathleen. Kathleen Morner papers concerning Paul Fromm, 1972-2016 (inclusive), 1972-1986 (bulk) (MS Am 3299): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2019 May 13
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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