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COLLECTION Identifier: Ms. Coll. 101

Nadia Boulanger letters to Members of the Chanler and Pickman Families.


Letters from Nadia Boulanger, the French teacher of music, conductor, and composer, to her student and friend Theodore Chanler, as well as to members of his family.


  • Creation: 1940-1978

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is unrestricted.


1 collection (1 file box (43 items))

This collection consists of letters, often of condolence, sent on the anniversaries of the deaths of family members, from Nadia Boulanger to Theodore Chanler, to Theodore's mother, Margaret Terry Chanler (also known as "Daisy"), to "Madame Chanler" (probably Theodore's wife, Maria de Acosta Sargent Chanler), to Theodore's sister, Hester Pickman and to Hester's husband, Edward Pickman.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

Merritt Room

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The letters of Nadia Boulanger were acquired by the Isham Memorial Library at auction in 1996.

Processed by:

Virginia Danielson

Nadia Boulanger letters to Members of the Chanler and Pickman Families.
Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library Repository

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library is the primary repository of musical materials at Harvard. The Music Library’s collecting mission is to serve music teaching and research programs in the Music Department and throughout the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. In addition, it supports the musical needs of the broader Harvard community as well as an international scholarly constituency. We collect books, musical scores, serial titles, sound recordings and video formats, microforms, and rare and archival materials that support research in a wide variety of musical disciplines including historical musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology, composition, and historically informed performance practice, as well as interdisciplinary areas related to music. The special collections include archival collections from the 19th, 20th and 21st century.

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