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COLLECTION Identifier: Ms. Coll. 163

Michel Huglo papers, approximately 1950-2012

Content Description

Research materials, correspondence, photographs, including materials by Michel Huglo, his wife Barbara Haggh, and his companion Nancy C. Phillips.


  • 1950 - 2012


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is shelved in Offsite Storage. Retrieval requires advance notice. Researchers should check with staff of the Isham Memorial Library to determine retrieval policies and times.


37 boxes

Biographical / Historical

Michel Huglo, musicologist (1921-2012) is known for his more than 200 articles on the history and manuscripts of Gregorian chant, medieval music theory, and early organum. After studying philosophy and theology at the Abbey of Saint-Pierre in Solesmes (1941-47), he was appointed to the Paléographie musicale (1949-60), where he prepared Le graduel romain, v. 2: Les sources. As Chargé de recherche at the CNRS in 1962, then Directeur de recherche in 1972, he travelled extensively to examine early manuscripts; in 1976 he founded the musicology section at the Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes (IRHT) of Paris. He taught the paleography of medieval music at the École pratique des Hautes Études (Paris IV Sorbonne) from 1973 to 1986, and medieval Latin texts in musicology at the Université libre of Brussels from 1974 to 1987. Appointments followed as Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna (Spring 1990), Visiting Mellon Professor at the Institute for Historical Study of Princeton University (1990-91), and Visiting Professor at New York University (Spring 1993). In 1987 he received the silver medal for research from the CNRS. He was Adjunct Research Professor at the University of Maryland (College Park) School of Music 2000-2012.--University of Maryland School of Music WWW site.


Arranged in original internal order used by Huglo, though reboxed and refoldered, and alphabetized at the folder level. Titles of folders are drawn from the inventory prepared by Barbara Haggh; they are organized around his publications and research.

Described in two series: I. Research and writing; II. Biographical and personal.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Barbara Haggh.

Michel Huglo papers, approximately 1950-2012
Christina Linklater
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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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