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COLLECTION Identifier: Ms. Coll. 157

Paul Hastings Allen manuscript scores, published scores, and other material, 1900-1952


Manuscript and published scores by the twentieth-century American composer


  • Creation: 0000-2999

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is unrestricted.


1 collection (28 file boxes, 12 linear feet)

These materials represent the known compositional output of Paul Hastings Allen. The collection includes drafts as well as finished scores and parts, in manuscript, photocopy and commercially printed manifestations. Many items are annotated. The collection also includes correspondence and personal and professional ephemera.

Biographical and Historical Note

Paul Hastings Allen (1883-1952) was an American composer active in his native Massachusetts and in Italy. Allen graduated from Harvard College in 1903. He wrote several operas and orchestral works, and arranged many piano pieces of Robert Schumann as songs with orchestral accompaniment.


  1. Series I. Operas
  2. Series II. Orchestral music
  3. Series III. Orchestral arrangements of works by other composers, predominantly Robert Schumann
  4. Series IV. Songs with piano
  5. Series V. Choral music
  6. Series VI. Chamber music
  7. Series VII. Miscellaneous

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Paul Hastings Allen manuscript scores, published scores, and other material, 1900-1952
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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