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Sam Raphling scores

Identifier: Raphling

Scope and Contents

Contains manuscripts, copies, and published scores of Raphling’s compositions.


  • 1945 - 2013
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1945 - 1988
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/12/1991


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


90.00 Boxes

Language of Materials



Contains manuscripts, copies, and published scores by American composer and pianist Sam Raphling (1910-1988).

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically.

Source of Acquisition

Irving Abrams

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Irving Abrams.

Accruals and Additions

Received first shipment of compositions on Dec. 2, 1991 with continuing shipments through 1996.

Additional material received from Kenneth Nielsen in 2014.

Processing Information

Finding aid written by Ruth Young, 2014; revised by Morris S. Levy.

Processing Information

Oversize scores which were designated with regular box and folder numbers but housed separately in oversized pocket folders have been added to newly created Boxes 91 and 92 and their numbers reassigned. A note indicating the former Box/Folder designation has been added to each item.

The following Box/Folder numbers no longer exist in the collection in favor of the new arrangement: 19/3, 23/10, 27/3, 43/11, 51/12, 55/13, 55/8, 59/1, 60/3.
Guide to the Sam Raphling music scores
Ruth Young; revised by 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