Guide to the Robert E. Middleton Papers, 1939-1954
Table of Contents
- Collection Summary
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Subject Headings
- Administrative Information
- Access and Use
- Encoding Information
- Container List
|Repository:||Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries|
|Creator:||Middleton, Robert, 1920-|
|Title:||Robert E. Middleton Papers|
|Quantity:||.5 cubic ft (1 box)|
|Abstract:||Correspondence, photographs and miscellaneous papers from Robert E. Middleton, VC Professor of Music 1953-1985.|
|Forms of Materials:||Correspondence, musical score and photographs|
Born 18 Nov 1920 in Diamond, Ohio, Robert E. Middleton was a composer, performing artist and instructor. Educated at Harvard, Middleton began teaching music at Vassar College in 1953, after spending three years as an instructor at Harvard. Command Performance, Middleton's full-length opera was commissioned by the Vassar College Centennial Committee and had its premiere at Vassar College on 11 Nov 1961. In 1974, Middleton was appointed the George Sherman Dickinson Chair of the Music Department. He retired on 30 June 1985.
|18 Nov 1920||Born in Diamond, Ohio|
|Sept 1942-Jan 1946||Military Service, U.S. Army|
|1948||B.A., Harvard University|
|1953||Appointed Assistant Professor, Vassar College|
|1954||M.A., Harvard University|
|1958||Appointed Associate Professor, Vassar College|
|1965||Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship in Musical Composition|
|1966||Appointed Full Professor, Vassar College|
|1974||Appointed George Sherman Dickinson Professor, Vassar College|
|30 June 1985||Retired from Vassar College|
The Robert E. Middleton collection contains correspondence, notes, postcards and 1 score.
This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.
- Boulanger, Nadia
- Chanler, Theodore, 1902-1961
- Chauncey, Henry
- Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990
- Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1904-1975
- Palmer, Robert, 1915-
- Piston, Walter, 1894-1976
- Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995
- Szigeti, Joseph, 1892-1973
- Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984
- College teachers
- Opera -- United States -- 20th century
Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 12 Feb 2009.
Robert E. Middleton Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.
Processed by Laura Finkel, 2005.
Gift of Robert E. Middleton, 1992.
The Robert E. Middleton Papers were appraised by Wurlitzer-Bruck, 60 Riverside Dr., New York, New York 10024, 1 July 1992.
|Folder 1||Boulanger, Nadia, 1939-1946 (14 notes and letters from N.B.; 1 letter from Henry Chauncey, Harvard University)|
|Folder 2||Boulanger, Nadia, 1952-1958 (18 notes and letters; 2 postcards|
|Folder 3||Boulanger, Nadia, circa 1960-1969 (11 notes and letters; 2 photographs)|
|Folder 4||Boulanger, Nadia, 1970-1979 (12 notes and letters)|
|Folder 5||Chanler, Theodore, 1947 (2 letters)|
|Folder 6||Chanler, Theodore - Score of Second Joyful Mystery, circa 1947|
|Folder 7||Copland, Aaron, 1964, 1969 (4 letters)|
|Folder 8||Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1953-1958 (6 letters)|
|Folder 9||Palmer, Robert, 1965|
|Folder 10||Piston, Walter, 1957-1966 (12 letters; 1 postcard)|
|Folder 11||Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1958|
|Folder 12||Szigeti, Joseph, 1956-1958 (3 letters from Szigeti; 1 carbon from Middleton; 1 program)|
|Folder 13||Thompson, Randall, 1958, 1964 (2 letters; 1 postcard)|