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The University of Iowa Libraries


William Hibbard Papers Edit




  • 1957-1991 (Creation)


  • 27.00 boxes (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    University of Iowa composer, conductor, musician, and music professor. Musical scores, correspondence and other personal papers, and audio recordings.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

  • Method of Acquisition

    This collection was donated by Carey Bostian in 2009.  A small additional accession was processed in August 2011.

  • Preferred Citation

    William Hibbard Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

  • Other Descriptive Information

  • Related Materials

    Records of the Center for New Performing Arts, 1970-1978. (RG06.0024.004)

    Records of the School of Music, 1907-; bulk 1940-1975. (RG06.0024.001)

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection contains the papers and musical works of renowned University of Iowa composer, conductor and musician William Hibbard. Series I of the collection - the largest portion - consists of musical scores and related materials (such as drafts and notes) for most of Hibbard's oeuvre. Many of the scores are original manuscripts, but also included are edited photocopies, performance copies, bound and published versions. Some scores are full, while others are parts for individual instruments. Series II consists of Hibbard's personal papers included are correspondence, programs and reviews, handwritten jottings from Hibbard on a number of different musical concepts and patterns, and class materials, that is, materials relating to classes taught by Hibbard at the University of Iowa. [Class Materials is distinct from Classwork, which refers to materials drawn from Hibbard's own student life.] Series III is comprised entirely of audio recordings: 5, 7, and 10-inch reels. These tapes are recordings of Hibbard's own compositions [many performed by Hibbard himself], of performances by Hibbard of the works of other composers, and of other musical performances not by or from Hibbard. Also included in this series is a professionally produced compact disc from 1991, In Memoriam William Hibbard, which brings together a number of Hibbard's compositions.

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