Collection of musical scores and papers,
Manuscript scores and related materials of the American composer, teacher, scholar, and organist Henry L. Woodward, III.
Conditions Governing Access
Access to the collection is unrestricted.
The collection primarily contains manuscript scores but also sketches, notes, and other composition materials as well as teaching materials.
Biographical / Historical
Henry Lynde Woodward (b. 1908; d. Chapel Hill NC June 23, 1998). American music professor, composer, and organist. He attended Cornell University and the College of Music of Cincinnati. He studied organ and composition with Sidney Durst while at Cincinnati; he later studied composition with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. He received his Ph.D. in musicology from Harvard University in 1952. He taught at the College of Music of Cincinnati, Western College, Vassar College, Harvard, and Cornell, before going to Carleton College in 1942. He was the Chairman of the Music Department at Carleton for 25 years before retiring to Chapel Hill, NC in 1973. The collection primarily contains manuscript scores but also sketches, notes, and other composition materials as well as teaching materials.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Ann M. Woodward and Henry L. Woodward IV, 1999.
- Woodward, Henry L., III. Collection of musical scores and papers, 1924-1998 : Guide
- Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard College Library
- Language of description
- EAD ID
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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