Scope and Contents
Diaries, correspondence, subject files, photographs, publications, sheet music, and other printed material documenting the personal and professional lives of Luther Noss.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Luther Noss has been transferred to Yale University. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact email@example.com.
Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the Estate of Osea Noss, 2005; transfer from the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, 2012-2013.
49.92 Linear Feet (51 boxes)
Language of Materials
Diaries, correspondence, subject files, photographs, publications, and printed material documenting the personal and professional lives of Luther Noss.
Biographical / Historical
Luther Melancthon Noss was born on July 21, 1907, in Leland, Illinois. He was educated at Northwestern University (B. Mus., 1930) and Yale University (B. Mus., 1931, M. Mus., 1932). He served as a combat intelligence specialist with the 73rd Bombardment Wing during World War II, based in Saipan. He was assistant professor of music at Cornell University from 1935-1939; thereafter he spent the rest of his career at Yale University. He served as professor of music, chair of the department of music, dean of the school of music, director of the university choir, and master of Silliman College. He edited several hymnals and authored two books on the Yale School of Music and Paul Hindemith. In 1936 he married Osea Calciolari. Luther Noss died on February 9, 1995.
- Guide to the Luther Noss Papers
- Under Revision
- compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
- June 2005
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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