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Jan Meyerowitz papers

Identifier: Meyerowitz

Scope and Contents

Includes manuscript and printed scores, correspondence, and ephemera.


  • 1935-1980
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/06/1980


Conditions Governing Access

Processed sereis of this collection are open and available to researchers without restrictions. Unprocesses series are unavailable at this time.

Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


41.00 Boxes

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

Arranged in three series: 1. Music Manuscripts; 2. Correspondence; 3. Ephemera. Series 1 is further divided into six subseries: 1. Operas; 2. Vocal Music; 3. Orchestra/Band Music; 4. Chamber Music and Solo Works; 5. Transcriptions; 6. Miscellaneous Sketches. The folders are arranged chronologically within each subseries. Series 2-3 are unprocessed.

Source of Acquisition

Jan Meyerowitz

Method of Acquisition

The collection was purchased from Jan Meyerowitz in 1980 and shipped between 1980 and 1984; additional materials sent in 2000 after the deaths of Meyerowitz and his wife.  Annotated full and vocal scores of Eastward in Eden (edited 1977?) were donated by the Boston Lyric Opera in 2004.

Processing Information

Finding aid written by Morris S. Levy, 2015.
Guide to the Jan Meyerowitz papers
Morris S. Levy
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Music Library Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US