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Donald Currier Papers

Call Number: MSS 109

Scope and Contents

The materials in the collection relate to Currier's career as a pianist and faculty member at the Yale School of Music. Included are letters, programs, reviews, lecture notes, posters, and a few photographs. Currier included a number of sound recordings with his Papers. These include solo performances by Currier, and collaborations with other Yale School of Music faculty members. To access these recordings, please contact the Historical Sound Recordings department.


  • 1948 - 2009


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for 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.


Materials in this collection have been kept in their original order - files by date and files by subject.


The materials in this collection have been kept in their original order: files organized by date, and files organized by subject.

Related Materials

Researchers may also wish to consult the Yale School of Music Papers (MSS 3), also held by the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library.

Related Materials

Researchers may also wish to consult the Interview with Donald Currier, held by the Oral History of American Music (call number: OHI30/9a).


3 Linear Feet (7 containers)

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Catalog Record

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

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Biographical / Historical

Donald Currier (1919-2010) was was a professor of piano at the Yale School of Music. He attended the New England Conservatory as an undergraduate, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Currier joined the faculty at Yale in 1951, and remained there until his retirement in 1989. He was an active performer and teacher of the piano. He often collaborated with fellow faculty and students, including Helen Boatwright, Keith Wilson, and Blake Stern. Currier also served as a Resident Fellow at Branford College and as Associate Dean of the School of Music.

Guide to the Donald Currier Papers
Compiled by Emily Ferrigno
October 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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