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Theodore Newman Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2020-020

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of materials used by former Florida State University graduate student, the late Kathleen Ciambella, for an uncompleted thesis. Her topic was a study of Theodore Newman's life and selected works. In addition to drafts and a prospectus for the thesis, there are several folders of notes, including correspondence with Bergsma, Persichetti, and others, and recordings (in reel-to-reel and tape format) of Newman's works.


  • 1933-1975


Language of Materials

English .

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers. Users may access this collection by making an appointment with the Allen Music Library Head Librarian.

Biographical / Historical

Theodore Newman (1933-1975) was an American composer during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Mr. Newman studied at the University of Miami (FL) and the Julliard School. During his time at the Julliard School, Newman studied with three famous teachers: William Bergsma, Vittorio Giannini, and Vincent Persichetti. Following his education, Theodore Newman composed several instrumental and vocal works.


15 items : This collection contains 7 audio cassettes, 3 audio reels, and 5 folders of notes & correspondence.

Theodore Newman Collection FSUML-2020-020
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Description is written in: English, Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the Allen Music Library Special Collections Repository

College of Music, FSU
122 N. Copeland St.
Tallahassee FL 32306 US