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The performing arts collections showcase materials related to all aspects of the performing arts--particularly in the areas of theatre and mucic performance--culled from multiple collections belonging to the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives and the UNCG University Libraries. These collections include sheet music, playbills and programs, photographs and postcards, correspondence, and many other documents.

 

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Cello Music Collections
The Cello Music Collections are dedicated to acquiring, preserving, and making accessible cello music collections for research and learning. The cello music collections at UNCG constitute the largest single holding of cello music-related materials in the world. Presently, the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections & University Archives boasts the collections of eleven cellists: Luigi Silva, Elizabeth Cowling,Rudolf Matz, Maurice Eisenberg, Janos Scholz, Fritz Magg, Bernard Greenhouse,Laszlo Varga, Lev Aronson, Lubomir Georgiev, and Marion Davies.

 

Composer Collections
The collections contain hundred of music scores of music written or annotated by Harold Schiffman, Egon Wellesz, Peter Paul Fuchs, and other composers. They include orchestral works, ensemble works, piano, harp, and harpsichord pieces, vocal works and songs, and chamber works.


Robert C. Hansen Performing Arts Collection
The collection contains broadsides, playbills, programs, autographs, correspondence of theatrical figures, photographs, posters, scrapbooks, and many other miscellaneous items pertaining to the illustrious personages of the performance arts of the 19th and 20th centuries in both the United States and Europe. Also included are nearly five hundred public domain pieces of sheet music associated with stage musicals.

 

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Campus Theatre Productions
The Department of Theatre, though officially established in 2000, has been a part of the UNCG curriculum since the school's earliest days when classes in vocal music and elocution were offered. This ddigital collection includes programs and other materials related to on-campus performances between 1897 and 1963 by the Department of Theatre and its predecessors, including the Corinthian, Adelphian, and Dikean Literary Societies.

 

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