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A. B. Chapman music and drawings

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 957

Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript music, including symphonies and hymns, scores; arrangements of hymns and other choral music, scores and parts; a passion-play, score, with watercolor drawings of curtain and stage designs; and notebooks containing music sketches and related notes about music and Christianity. An oversize rolled sheet contains unidentified ink and watercolor drawings.

Dates

  • 1874 - 1897

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

6 (Roll) (drawings): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. For further information consult the appropriate curator.

Conditions Governing Use

The A. B. Chapman Music and Drawings is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of A. B. Chapman, 1898.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: I. Music, 1874-1897. II. Drawings, undated.

Extent

0.83 Linear Feet ((6 boxes) + 1 roll)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.abchapman

Overview

Autograph manuscript music, including symphonies and hymns, scores; arrangements of hymns and other choral music, scores and parts; a passion-play, score, with watercolor drawings of curtain and stage designs; and notebooks containing music drafts and related notes about music and Christianity. An oversize rolled sheet contains unidentified ink and watercolor drawings.

A. B. (Aaron Bennett) Chapman (1852-1923)

A. B. (Aaron Bennett) Chapman attended Yale College, leaving in 1871, his junior year, due to health problems. He lived in New Haven, Connecticut, during the 1860s-1890s.

Processing Information

This collection consists of materials formerly classed as MS Vault Shelves +Chapman. In 2013, the collection received a baseline level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization. Folder titles are based on information provided by the donor or adapted from card catalog descriptions. Contents of 6 (Roll) were not verified due to fragile condition. An accompanying "letter from Chapman to Professor Van Name, about the collection and other manuscripts given to YUL, undated," was noted in the card catalog, but was not found at the time of processing.
Title
Guide to the A. B. Chapman Music and Drawings
Author
by Karen Spicher
Date
June 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.