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The H. Leroy Baumgartner Papers

Call Number: MSS 22

Scope and Contents

The H. Leroy Baumgartner Papers contain sketches, manuscript scores, and published editions of Baumgartner's musical compositions, including songs, choral music, keyboard works, and chamber music. The Papers also hold programs, articles by Baumgartner, and notes by the composer giving background information about his music.


  • 1908-1980 (inclusive)


Language of Materials

Materials chiefly in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Papers are open to researchers by appointment. There are no restricted materials in the collection. Please contact the Special Collections staff to schedule an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

The H. Leroy Baumgartner Papers are the physical property of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University. Copyrights belong to the composers and authors, or their legal heirs and assigns.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The H. Leroy Baumgartner Papers were established in the Music Library of Yale University by Baumgartner in 1960.


In 3 series as follows: I. Music. II. Miscellaneous. III. Additions (Music)


3 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Catalog Record

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

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Music and other materials by and about the American composer, organist, and teacher H. Leroy Baumgartner (1891-1969)

Biographical / Historical

Hope Leroy Baumgartner was born on August 6, 1891 in Rochester, Indiana. He spent most of his life at Yale School of Music; he received the B.M. degree in 1916, and he was a member of the faculty from 1919 until his retirement in 1960. Baumgartner was an active organist and composer during those years, in addition to fulfilling his duties as a professor of composition and music theory. He composed in a variety of genres, but specialed in sacred music. Baumgartner died in Hamden, Connecticut on September 18, 1969.

The H. Leroy Baumgartner Papers
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Compiled by Susan Landskröner
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Finding Aid Prepared According To Local Music Library Descriptive Practices
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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